Celebrating 40 years of musicals in Kilkenny

KILKENNY MUSICAL Society is this year celebrating 40 years of success, and a ball will be held to mark the occasion in Langtons on March 15.

KILKENNY MUSICAL Society is this year celebrating 40 years of success, and a ball will be held to mark the occasion in Langtons on March 15.

Since it was founded in 1973, by Donal O’Brien and the late Kitty Drohan, the society has gone from strength to strength in bringing the highest standard of musical theatre to local stage.

Early productions took place in the Friary Hall in Kilkenny City but since the opening of the Watergate theatre in 1994 it has housed all of our productions since then.

During its 40-year history, the society has seen many fine performers tread the boards and has always been a great showcase for the depth and strength of local talent here in Kilkenny.

As part of a series of events to celebrate its 40th Year the society is holding a much-anticipated Ruby Ball this coming March.

The ball is going to be an excellent opportunity for members past and present to meet up with friends, old and new and share in a night of celebration, music and good food.

Modern technology in recent times has made communicating with members easier than ever, however, we are particularly anxious to spread the word about the ball to past members whom may not be on our contact list who would be interested in joining in the celebrations.

If you are interested in getting back in contact with us you can do so by emailing us on the address below or through our Facebook page – kilkennymusicalsociety@groups.facebook.com

The ball will take place on March 15 in Langton’s Ballroom. Music on the night will be provided by the Swinging Bluecats followed by a DJ until Late.

Tickets are €40 and are available from Langtons Hotel, or by emailing the society on info@kilkennymusicalsociety.com

For groups interested in coming, tables of ten can also be reserved no later than Friday March 8.