The staging of our annual musical continues a long tradition of
music and drama in the school’s history. It can be noted from the
annals of 1860 “besides the usual liberal course of English,
students were taught the accomplishments of music, drawing and
modern languages.” When the school opened in 1860 “two
magnificent pianos” were among the first items of expenditure.
Shows from the 1940s and 1950s include The Gondoliers (1940),
Bohemian Girl (1951), The Arcadian (1954).
Today all Fourth Year, Transition Year and Leaving Certificate
Applied 1 students are involved in our school musical, either on
stage, in the orchestra or behind the scenes.
2014 saw a return to Joseph And His Amazing Technicolour Dream
coat which was produced in the school in 1986.
Past productions have included such favourites as Chess, Les
Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Super Star, Grease,
Honk, Oliver, My Fair Lady, Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia and
Through involvement in the school musical each student becomes
part of a group whose success depends upon teamwork and co-
operation. Discovering the advantages of working with others and
contributing to the overall success of the group is a valuable
experience that each student will carry through the rest of her life.
The school show is consistently regarded as one of the main
highlights of a student’s time in Colaiste Muire.