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.
Niamh Cleare-Mary Magdalene
David Ryan-Simon Zealotes
Colm Hogan-Pontius Pilate
Jack Malone-King Herod
Luke P Ryan
Apostles & Wifes:
Luke J Ryan
Belen Varona Caneo
Also the Junior & Senior Chorus.
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:
Special Effects Makeup
Follow Spot Operator
Sports Hall Supervision and Security
Front Of House
Sports Hall and Cleaning
Balcony and Shop Supervision
Sponsorship and Raffles
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