The Falcarragh Glee Club took the stage in a whirlwind of colour, talent and music on Thursday night last at the Ionad Cois Locha Theatre, Dunlewey. Audiences were stunned at the level of professionalism that these young actors produced on stage. From beginning to end there was singing, music and dance during a story that was at times uplifting and sometimes sad.
The club had a resounding year in 2010 and this year proved no different for all concerned in the production ‘The Z Factor Musical’. This year’s Glee Club was co-ordinated by Laura Barrett and music teacher Con McFadden. The musical element was once again left under the expert direction of the talented music teacher.
This year Con and Laura both decided to invite the expertise of two more talented locals Paul Bonar and Maighread Curran. The latter is widely recognised for her amazing singing vocals and her powerful performances on stage.
She said: “I am very excited about having been part of this year’s Glee Club. I have seen them perform on many occasions and when I do I am
blown away by their talent.”
Many members of the audience shared Maighread’s enthusiasm on Thursday night last as they watched the headline performance unravel in front of them on the stage.
Paul, a drama facilitator and actor took on the task of writing and directing the drama element of the musical.
“This has been a rewarding challenge made all the more worthwhile by witnessing the sheer talent of some of the young cast.”
Youth worker in the Falcarragh Youth project, Laura Barrett said: “It is great for the young people of the community to get involved in a project of this magnitude.”
The musical ‘The Z Factor Musical’ outlines the story of talent show hopefuls as they make their journey to compete in the Z Factor. Along their musical journey they encounters friends and characters that make way for show stopping, foot tapping musical numbers much to the delight of the audience on Thursday night last.
Rumour has it there may be another Glee in the offing at Christmas time....watch this space!
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