24 May 2022

All Shook Up: Castlecomer Community School set for first musical in almost 20 years


Tickets are on sale Monday to Friday from 9am-1pm. Call (086) 849 1502 to book

After almost 20 years, Castlecomer Community School Transition Year students will be back on the musical trail in
March with the musical, All Shook Up.

The planning for the musical began in May 2021 and the staging of the musical has created a great buzz in Castlecomer Community School. The musical love story features the music and songs of Elvis Presley and will be performed March 8, 9 and 11 in Castlecomer Community Hall at 7pm.

The much-loved tunes from the king of rock and roll, Elvis, comes alive in All Shook Up. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, All Shook Up follows a small Midwestern town that is thrown into a frenzy with the arrival of Chad, a good-looking, motorcycle-riding roustabout, who rides from town to town with a guitar on his back, blue suede shoes on his feet, and a song in his heart. 

Repressed by their conservative mayor, the town begins to come alive once more under Chad’s influence. Lovers meet, woo, pursue, and more, all in one zany night that will change the town forever. All Shook Up is a rocking, heartwarming tale about following dreams, opening up to love, and the power of music.

The cast consists of 72 Transition Year students who have been rehearsing rigorously since September and have brought a great energy to it to give a performance that I am sure we will all be proud of.

The school’s last production was South Pacific in 2004, a show produced before any of the current cast members were even born.

"We are delighted this tradition has been reignited and hope to make it a much-loved annual event in our Transition Year programme for our school and community," says TY coordinator Pat Tynan.

Students are looking forward to the final two weeks of rehearsals under the guidance of Mr Tynan, Ms Teresa Bourke, Ms Paula Boyd, Mr Sean Murphy, Mr Robert Dunne (organising the musical props) Ms Carol Coogan and Ms Lisa Coogan with the support of school management and all the staff in Castlecomer Community School.

Tickets are on sale Monday to Friday from 9am-1pm. Call (086) 849 1502 to book yours.

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