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Time to meet the Family...

posted 17 Oct 2018, 07:59 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

We are delighted to announce the cast for our 2019 production of The Addams Family....

Karl Dawson as Gomez Addams
Aoife Small as Morticia Addams
Stephen Fagan as Uncle Fester...
Marie Kelly as Grandma
Megan Pottinger as Wednesday Addams
Charlie Reid as Pugsley Addams
Seán Hendley as Lurch
Dominic Reid as Mal Beineke
Sharon Murphy as Alice Beineke
Jordan Bass as Lucas Beineke

The talent was outstanding on both days which gave the production team a very tough task.

Thank you to ALL who auditioned and Congratulations to all those cast.


2nd night of auditions

posted 10 Oct 2018, 07:20 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

Our last and final night of auditions takes place on Friday 12th October.

We are no longer accepting new principal audition registrations.

Want to be part of the Family?

posted 16 Sep 2018, 13:26 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

We will hold auditions for our 2019 musical, The Addams Family, on...

Saturday 6th October @ 3pm in North Kildare Rugby Club.


Please register your interest in advance with kilcockms@gmail.com and to obtain audition requirements/material.

An audition fee of €20 will apply.


If you are interested in joining our chorus, please also register your interest with us, so we can keep in touch re. rehearsals.


Note: callbacks will be held on Friday 12th October at 8pm in North Kildare Rugby Club (will also accommodate auditionees unable to attend 6th Oct).

A great night out at Kilcock GAA

posted 16 Sep 2018, 13:24 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

Thanks to all who supported our concert fundraiser in Kilcock GAA - All That Jazz - held on Saturday 15th Sept.

Thanks must also be extended to the numerous people who gave their time so generously on the day/night to make it a success...Performers, Mairead McKenna, Conor Clear, Deirdre Browne, Catriona Browne, Eilis Browne, Tomas Fitzgerald, Vinny Osborne, Noel Murphy, Mark Nolan, Damien Nolan, Marie Murphy, Orla Fortune, The Production Team.

Thank you

All That Jazz - Concert Fundraiser to kick off the season

posted 23 Aug 2018, 12:51 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎


KMDS will kick off the new season in our new home and invite the community to celebrate with us on Saturday 15th September in Kilcock GAA.

Join our Host, Conor Clear, and Musical Director, Mairead McKenna, as they introduce the KMDS Chorus and many special guests, for an evening of music, with songs from Broadway and Beyond!

Tickets are priced at €15 each and are available locally from Studio M, Kilcock. Tickets are also available from the chorus and performers.

Please contact kilcockms@gmail.com or through the Facebook event for more information.




KMDS Announce Panto 2019

posted 23 Aug 2018, 12:32 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

KMDS are delighted to announce the Panto for January 2019 will be the hilarious Robin Hood & The Sword of Destiny.  This season's Panto is written by Leixlip duo Ross Murray and Ian Tighe.

The Panto will be directed by the team that brought you Cinderella last season: Director Dominic Reid, Musical Director Andrew Docherty & Mairead McKenna, and Choreographer Fiona Shirran.  We're thrilled once again to have the team on board.


Junior Registration will take place on Sunday 2nd September at 2pm in Kilcock GAA.  All junior members must be 12 years of age on or before the 1st January.  As per previous years, registration takes place on this date only.  Anyone intending on registering must have a parent/guardian present on the day, if under 18 years.  A registration fee of €5 will be charged; this fee will be taken off the full cost of membership for the season.

Principal Auditions will be held on Sunday 9th September at 2pm in Kilcock GAA. 

KMDS are delighted to partner with Kilcock GAA as their new venue for their 2019 Panto and Musical productions, and look forward to this new venture.

Please contact kilcockms@gmail.com for further information/audition pieces.



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

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