Jesus Christ Superstar Wednesday 22nd-Friday 24th of November 2017.

Jesus Christ Superstar Wednesday 22nd-Friday 24th of November 2017.

2017 saw another  excellent show performed by the students of St.Brendan’s Community School.

Auditions began in May and huge preparations were put in by the entire cast and crew of the show from then on.

Summary of the Musical

Borrowing from the Gospels of Matthew,Mark,Luke,John, the musical tells the story of the last seven days of Jesus Christ’s life. As the show opens, apostles Judas Iscariot is growing concerned that Jesus’ followers will be perceived as a threat and agree that Jesus and his movement must be crushed.An exalted Jesus arrives in Jerusalem only to find the temple filled with unsavory merchants and moneylenders.

Overrun by a flood of people needing his help,he tells them to heal themselves,and his confidante Mary Magdalene has to calm him down.Judas,fearing the movement is getting out of  Jesus’ control, goes to the Romans and tells them Jesus will be in the Garden of Gethsemane the following night. He receives 30 pieces of silver as payment. At the Garden, Judas arrives with Roman Soldiers and identifies Jesus by kissing him on the cheek. Jesus is arrested and sent to Caiaphas and Pontius Pilate and finally King Herod, who condemns him to death on the cross.

Cast 2017

Main Characters:

Barry Guilfoyle-Jesus

Conor O’Meara-Judas

Niamh Cleare-Mary Magdalene

David Ryan-Simon Zealotes

Mark Hogan-Ciaphas

Colm Hogan-Pontius Pilate

Jack Malone-King Herod

Ben Larkin-Peter

Emma O’Rourke-Annas

High Priests:

Caoimhe Abbot

Luke P Ryan

Jacklyn Slevin

Apostles & Wifes:

Finn Dempsey

Dylan Hogan

Jack Mahon

Derry McDermott

Kieran Riley

Luke J Ryan

Eoin Stapleton

Finley Wrafter

Theo Kinsella

Louise Bergin

Megan Bevans

Roisin Byrne

Kate Corbett

Grainne Curley

Isabelle Davis

Alannah Donnelly

Lauren Doonan

Amie Finnerety

Allie Harding

Beibhinn O’Grady

Herod’s Dancers:

Caoimhe Claffey

Kate Corbett

Sarah Cooke

Grainne Curley

Kathy Dermody

Ciara Errity

Isabelle Davis

Grainne Lyons

Aideen O’Halloran

Nerea Sanz

Tara Seguin

Belen Varona Caneo

Also the Junior & Senior Chorus.

Production Credits:

Director:Mr P Norton

Musical Director:Mr E O’Connor

Choreographer:Ms J McNamara

Assistant Musical Director:Ms C Hoban

Show Co-Ordinator: Mr J Dunne

Behind the scenes:

PR

Bookings

Stage Management

Stage Crew

Set Painting

I.T Crew

Props

Costumes

Special Effects Makeup

Lighting

Follow Spot Operator

Backstage Supervision

Sports Hall Supervision and Security

Front Of House

Car Park

Sports Hall and Cleaning

Shop

Balcony and Shop Supervision

Catering

Programme

Programme Sales

Art Competition

Sponsorship and Raffles

Lighting Designs

Sound

Photography

Pit Singers

Production:

It was an excellent production which brought out the best in everyone including the wonderful audience leaping to their feet for a well deserved standing ovation.

Conor O’Meara played the angry Judas role superb and made a great stage presence.The interactions between Conor (Judas) and Barry Guilfoyle (Jesus) were filled with raw angry and emotion and felt extremely realistic. Mark Hogan (Caiaphas) and Emma O’Rourke (Annas) were well assured with the backing of The High Priest. The whole chorus were very strong and the dancing was of high quality. The energy and excellent performance throughout made this show one not to forget. Credit to everyone involved.

Finally a special thanks to the sponsors and, of course, the wonderful audience for turning up each evening.

By Adam Hart

The setting of the stage for Jesus Christ Superstar.

The setting of the stage for Jesus Christ Superstar.

 

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