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We’re making the move and need your help

posted 10 Jul 2018, 07:24 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎


Would anyone be free on Friday eve (13th) to lend a hand and help us with our final ‘get out’ from St. Josephs?

If so, would you meet us at St. Joseph’s Hall @ 6pm on Friday!

We have an offer of temporary storage space for our stuff - people's generosity knows no bounds!  However, we lack a mode of transport at present i.e. Van or Truck!   We're being put under some pressure to move, so if we could move directly into said storage on Friday it would help us enormously.  We will need to move chairs/flats/tech bars/props. 

Many hands make light work, as they say … and … If you have a Van or Truck and can help us on Friday, you will be forever in our debt!

Thank you,
Sharon Murphy
PRO KMDS

KMDS announce their 2019 Musical

posted 26 Jun 2018, 08:42 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

Two Things…

1. "It’s time for Full Disclosure"!

2. "It’s time to Move Toward The Darkness"!


...

KMDS are delighted to announce that our 2019 musical will be …


 In association with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.


Book: Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics: Andrew Lippa


We are also delighted to welcome back the production team who guided KMDS to an AIMS Best Overall Show nomination:

Director: Art McGauran
Musical Director: Mairead McKenna
Choreographer: Deirdre Browne


We're looking forward to the season ahead, in pastures new!


“Let’s live before we die”

KMDS nominated for Best Overall Show at the 2018 AIMS Awards ceremony held in the INEC Killarney

posted 26 Jun 2018, 06:40 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

KMDS staged a most enjoyable Sister Act, from 24th to 28th April in St. Josephs Hall, Kilcock.  The production team which guided our 2018 production was Director Art McGauran, Musical Director Mairead McKenna and Choreographer Deirdre Browne.   We had a fantastic time rehearsing and producing "Sister Act"; this was a great production to end our tenure of 48 years at St. Joseph's Hall. 

 

At the recent AIMS nominations (announced in May 2018), KMDS were delighted for Sister Act to be recognised with nominations in three categories:

-              Best Supporting Actress: Helena Begley as Mother Superior

-              Best Actress: Amanda Cunningham as Deloris Van Cartier

-              Spirt of AIMS (Adjudicator’s Special Award): Philippa Alford & Fiona Shirran

 

The AIMS weekend was held over 15th and 16th June in the INEC in Killarney.  The Awards ceremony, held on Saturday 16th June, was hosted by Radio DJ presenter, Fergal D’Arcy, who is no stranger to the amateur musical scene in Ireland.

 

The AIMS awards is the only nationwide awards scheme to honour outstanding achievements seen on and off stage in the amateur musical circuit in Ireland.

 

Our three nominations were wonderfully topped off by a Best Overall Show nomination, announced during the festivities on Friday night.   Such an honour to be recognised alongside the top of the Irish amateur musical scene.

 

We are delighted to announce our winners on the night were:

-              Helena Begley for Best Supporting Actress

-              Philippa Alford and Fiona Shirran for The Spirit of Aims

And our runners-up were:

-              Amanda Cunningham as Best Actress

-              Best Overall Show

 

Superb achievements and huge congratulations are extended to both the personal nominees and the cast/crew for a Best Overall Show nomination.   It is testament to the hard work and dedication put into rehearsals to see us in the country’s Top 5!

 

We would also like to congratulate our neighbouring societies who were nominated and won awards on the night. 

 

We would like to take this opportunity thank all those who helped and contributed to this production and to our society: our members, committee, production teams, set builders, backstage crews and technical teams.  We have a lot of friends who go over and above the call of duty, and without whom we would not be able to continue this glorious pastime.  

 

We look forward to the new season and what the future will bring for KMDS.

Tickets now on sale for Sister Act

posted 3 Apr 2018, 07:05 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎


Tickets are now on sale for Sister Act, which runs from 24th to 28th April, nightly at 8pm.

Box office: 247 5376 or from local outlets Studio M & The Chocolate Box

'Cinderella' Tickets Now On Sale

posted 14 Dec 2017, 04:47 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎



Tickets are now on sale for our forthcoming Pantomime 'Cinderella'.

Box office: 087 2475376 or from local ticket outlets in Kilcock.

Adults €2 and Children €10 - Family and Group rates are also available.

GET THEM BEFORE THEIR GONE!

First Fundraiser announced...Kilcock's Rockin' Frocks

posted 1 Oct 2017, 03:47 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

***CINDERELLA casting announced!***

posted 28 Sep 2017, 13:15 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎


We are delighted to announce the full cast for our 2018 pantomime Cinderella, which will hit the stage from 10th to 14th January next. Cinders will be brought to life by:

Kate Docherty as Cinderella alongside Kenny Cribbin as Buttons, Ian McClean and Andrew Docherty as the Ugly Sisters, Allison Looney as Stepmother, Jake Reidy as the Prince, Adam Norris as Dandini and Caithriona Ure in the role of the Fairy Godmother. 

The production team of Dominic Reid (Director), Andrew Docherty (Musical Director) and Fiona Shirran  (Choreographer) were very impressed with the turnout on auditions day and are looking forward to getting started with the principal cast above, along with chorus who are already in rehearsal.

Keep an eye on our website, Twitter and Facebook feeds for more information!

Sister Act - Information Evening pre-Auditions

posted 12 Sep 2017, 08:05 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

Our committee and production team are all very excited to get started on the wonderful Sister Act and we will hold an Information evening on Friday 22nd of September at 8pm in Kilcock GAA Club where we will outline what's expected for the show, auditions and the rehearsal period. 

The 'Sister Act' production team will be in attendance on the night to answer any questions.  If you are intending on auditioning or joining the ensemble, we strongly recommend you attend our information evening.

All those intending on auditioning, please register your interest by emailing kilcockms@gmail.com.  This will assist us with planning for Saturday 7th October.  Please note there is a non-refundable audition fee of €20, which is payable on the day (7th October).  This fee will be deducted from the overall membership fee of €60.

We look forward to seeing you at our information evening and again at Auditions.


Notes for your information:

Production team: Art McGauran (Director), Mairead McKenna (Musical Director) and Deirdre Browne (Choreographer).
Production dates: Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th of April 2018
Auditions: Saturday 7th of October from 1pm in St. Joseph's Hall, Kilcock. 
Audition Requirements: spreadsheet will be forwarded which details the requirements for the upcoming auditions - just register your interest now!

HOT MIKADO REUNION

posted 4 Aug 2017, 07:24 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

Saturday 26th August will be a busy day and fun filled evening.

At 11am we kick off with the costume/prop container clear-out.

Followed by our Hot Mikado reunion & annual summer BBQ at 7pm!

If you’re going to join us please let us know so we can plan food, etc. And If you can help with our clear-out let us know too, you’d never know what treasures we’ll uncover!

IT’S PANTO TIME … OH YES IT IS!

posted 4 Aug 2017, 07:22 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

We are delighted to announce that our 2018 pantomine will be Karl Harpur's Cinderella. Which will be staged from 10th to 14th January 2018.

Our Production team is:

Director: Dominic Reid

Musical Director: Andrew Docherty & Mairead McKenna

Choreographer: Fiona Shirran


So here’s the important bit:

Chorus Registration will take place on Sunday 3rd September at 2pm in St. Josephs Hall, which will be followed by a fun group singing session. All those wishing to join chorus are invited to attend, register and take part in the group activities.  Only restriction is that you must be 12 years prior to January 1st 2018.

Character Auditions will take place on Sunday 10th September. If you’re interested in character auditions please register your interest by emailing kilcockms@gmail.com with Subject: Cinderella Auditions.

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