Stage school celebrates 10 years

Sarah and Ian Collins performing at The Bryan Carr 10th Anniversary School of Performing Arts event in The Rose Hotel Tralee on Saturday evening
Sarah and Ian Collins performing at The Bryan Carr 10th Anniversary School of Performing Arts event in The Rose Hotel Tralee on Saturday evening
Attending The Bryan Carr 10th Anniversary School of Performing Arts 10th anniversary bash in The RoseHotel, Tralee, on Saturday evening were Mary Hiorgan, Mary Wall and Rachel Wall
At The Bryan Carr 10th Anniversary School of Performing Arts 10th anniversary performance in The Rose Hotel Tralee on Saturday evening were Sharon Costello, Sarah Costello, Maria and Ciara Samy, Rasha Amin and Alison McGaley

Emma McCarthy

Marking a decade of performance, The Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts held a special evening in The Rose Hotel on Saturday as former and current students of the Tralee-based school gathered to celebrate its 10-year milestone. 

The evening was a wonderful affair with a Cabaret Club style theme which included Áine Murray on grand piano and compere for the evening was Bryan himself.

Over 40 current and past students gave outstanding performances and the evening began with magnificent dance extracts from the 70 musicals, musical films and TV shows the school has produced over the last 10 years.

These included musicals such as Mamma Mia, Hamilton, Matilda, Rock of Ages, Hairspray and many more. Former students Caoimhe Garvey, Ursula Earley and Denise Brennan, who are studying Musical Theatre, along with Dance in London, gave brilliant performances.

Tara Downes, Ciara McCarthy and Ryan O'Sullivan, who are studying Music, Drama and Arts in Cork, also performed exceptional solo pieces and were delighted to join Bryan for the night's celebrations. Bryan first started his singing teaching back with the Tralee, Listowel and Killarney Stage School in 2002 and was delighted with how the night went.

"It was an opportunity for all our former and current students to come together and celebrate the world of musicals and show what performing and studying singing, dance and acting have done for them.

"I have been teaching singing in Kerry for over 16 years now and have run my own stage school for 10 years but the success of the school lies in the fantastic teachers who work with us and the many hundreds of parents who have supported us over the years".

The cycle of students continues in earnest this Saturday when a new cohort of young performers begin stage school with Bryan and his team at Collis Sands House.

Kerryman

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