Sisters of Charity pupils put on a wonderful show.
The happy tears were flowing in the Sisters of Charity NS, Clonmel, as pupils, parents, staff and teachers proudly watched 1st and 6th class perform their annual shows.
In a colourful and lively display the 1st classes told us the story of Apple who embarks on an adventure to find the perfect season to wear her new hat. Along the way she meets a variety of characters such as the Chilly Chickens, the Party Pigs and the Farm families as well as Cuddles the sheep, Einstein the Cow, Buster the Puppy and Goat.
The children were involved in every aspect of the show from making the set decorations to narrating the story and choreographing the dances. They did a wonderful job! It had all the ingredients for the perfect 1st class show – funny, adorable, bright with catchy tunes. It was resounding success – Well done 1st Class!
The audience didn’t just like the 6th class show – they loved it! They were treated to a three part musical extravaganza of such high quality that one of the children thought they were at a show in the White Memorial!
Part one saw the children re-enact pivotal scenes from Mamma Mia with the children also performing the stand out hits from the show. The dialogue was funny and crystal clear, the harmonies were pitch perfect and the energy and enthusiasm was infectious.
While the 6th class were setting up for the second act of the show, the audience enjoyed a musical interlude. Caoimhe Berrigan and Nicole Littleton played a duet on the piano and flute respectively. We were transported to Hogwarts with a flute trio playing the theme tune to Harry Potter and treated to a beautiful and graceful dance by the very talented Ballerina Holly Whitely.
As if that wasn’t enough, the 6th classes had one more treat up their sleeves for the audience. The children burst onto the stage in a hilarious and moving re-enactment of the wonderful musical Matilda.
The children were a credit to their teachers Mrs Cotter and Ms O’Reilly. The music of Matilda has a very important message for our young people today and the children delighted in delivering it – lifting the roof off the Sisters of Charity school hall to remind us that and “sometimes you’ve got to be a little bit naughty” because “if we always take it on the chin and wear it, nothing will change”. The future looks bright with these young people in it. Cue more tissues.