Tuesday 16 July 2019

Cooney performers bring fairytale magic to life

David Looby

Students of The Anne Marie Cooney stage school entertained crowds with their fantastic end of term shows in St Michael's Theatre.

Children from age 3 to 18 sang, danced and acted their hearts out during the show which opened with a dance from The Greatest Showman featuring four classes. Class 1 recited a poem written by the talented Steve Carey celebrating Mickey Mouse's birthday which included all the Disney princesses. They followed this with two dances to Mickey Mouse March and Best Years of our Lives. Class 3 danced to Rise and The Middle and performed Which Shoes Do You Choose and sang Blue Suede Shoes.

Class 4 performed a piece from Fame and danced to Happier, while Class 5A and 5B performed a piece from Aladdin and danced to Psycho and I like it Like That.

The Senior girls danced to One from a Chorus Line and Don't call me up.

The boys are always a big hit and they danced to Paradise and Alone under UV light. They told the story of Jersey Boys and danced to Beggin' and Sherry. There was some beautiful solo and group singing throughout the show which ended with a performance to Don't Feel Like Crying from all students. The very talented Philip Kennedy was musical director for the show and Niamh Cullen was the drama teacher, while Paul Malone did a great job on lights. Anne-Marie would like to thank everyone who helped out at the show which marked 20 years of her stage school in New Ross. Her school is closed now til September with a summer camp running July 22 to July 26. For more information contact Anne-Marie on 086 8179098.

New Ross Standard