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Thursday 24 July 2014

A truly marvellous production of Lloyd Webber's classic

esther hayden

Published 15/04/2014|05:30

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Gorey Musical Society production of the hit musical, 'Evita' at, Gorey Theatre, leads, Ciara Herron,'Evita' and Gary Stephens, 'Che'.

Gorey Musical Society raised the roof last week with its show-stopping production of Evita.

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The show, which was the society's 50th anniversary presentation, was staged at Gorey Little Theatre and had the audience enthralled from start to finish.

Gorey Musical Society had pulled out all the stops to ensure that this show, an Andrew Lloyd Webber favourite, was an unforgettable experience.

Hits such as 'Don't Cry for Me Argentina', 'Another Suitcase in Another Halll', 'Santa Evita' and 'You Must Love Me' along with other hits from the musical brought the production to life each evening with audiences leaving the theatre thoroughly entertained.

The show featured a cast of 50 including Gary Stephens as Che and Ciara Herron as Eva Peron. Other principals included Malcolm Byrne, Clodagh Leacy and Dermot Wildes. The show was directed by Imelda McDonagh and choreographed by Frances Ryan while Lar Duffy was the musical director.

On opening night the Argentinean Ambassador to Ireland Dr. Maria Esther Teresa Bondanza attended the show having launched the production before Christmas. She was enchanted by the show and spoke with the cast members during the interval.

Chairperson of Gorey Musical Society, Mary Spellman, said the whole run had been a fantastic success and they had been overwhelmed by the reaction from the audience. 'There was a really electric atmosphere in the theatre each night and everyone we spoke to complimented the show. There was a full house every night and we received standing ovations which is a testament to the calibre of the show,' she said.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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