Rainy day magic

SOPHIE KELLY

Published 23/10/2012 | 14:49

A poster for the zany musical 'Rain Falling Up.'

IT'S an exciting week for children in four Co Carlow schools as they attend workshops in the run up to performing in the Irish debut of the zany musical 'Rain Falling Up' taking place November 10 in the Convention Centre in Dublin.

The musical, which features the National Symphony Orchestra and big screen animation, tells the story of what happens when a little boy called Jake tries to turn gravity off. Well known actress and writer Pauline McLynn is set to narrate the performance alongside children from Leighlinbridge National School, Bishop Foley Memorial National School Carlow, St. Joseph's National School Hackestown and Kildavin National School who will sing in the show. A total of 1,000 children and older people will be involved. Rehearsals are underway this week in all of the individual schools and will culminate with one final rehearsal in the Convention Centre before the first performance on November 10.

Sinead Dowling, Arts Officer of Carlow Local Authorities told the Carlow People, ' This has been a wonderful project for the Carlow Local Authorities Arts Service to have been involved with over the last year whereby we approached four schools in the county to become involved. There are 200 children from across the county involved in the project and they have been taking master classes in their schools leading up to the big performance in November. Performances take place at 12 noon and 5pm on Saturday November 10 at the Convention Centre, Dublin. Tickets are €15 and €10 for children and can be booked through the National Concert Hall at nch.ie or 01 417 0000

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