Tipperary Musical Society kicked off their new season in The Porter House on Friday August 31st. New and returning members gathered to hear about the plans for Jesus Christ Superstar, taking to the Tipperary Excel stage from 18th-23rd February 2019.
Musical Director Helen Colbert spoke about the passion behind the music and is looking forward to rehearsals beginning on Tuesday 4th September at 8pm in Great National Ballykisteen Hotel, and continuing each Tuesday and Thursday.
Choreographer Miriam Ball spoke with enthusiasm about plans for dance numbers and an upcoming dance workshop, and is delighted to be returning for the third consecutive year.
Aaaand we’re off! Brace yourselves for another brilliant year! #TeamTippMS @tippstar @TippTatler @TheNationalist @bill197593 @Tipperaryexcel @PPNTipperary @TippFmNews @tippmidwest @SouthTippToday @South_Eastern_T pic.twitter.com/gkRtAuSF2b— Tipperary M.S. (@TipperaryMS) August 11, 2018
Director Bill Stafford introduced himself to the group and spoke with great conviction and passion about the task at hand. This will be Bill’s first time working with Tipperary Musical Society, although he has plenty of experience with Jesus Christ Superstar - both onstage and as a director. He spoke about auditions and what the production team would be looking for in candidates, and was on hand to give advice throughout the night.
Chairperson Mairead Breen thanked everyone for coming along, and spoke about upcoming fundraisers including Tipp’s Got Talent which will have auditions taking place on Saturday 15th September in Tipperary Excel and on Sunday 16th September in White Memorial Theatre, Clonmel from 12-4pm.
Auditions for Jesus Christ Superstar will take place in the Great National Ballykisteen Hotel on Thursday 13th September at 7.30pm. For more information, email tipperarymusicalsociety@gmail. com or find us on Facebook.