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Omagh St Endas To Host “A Night At The Musicals”

Tuesday 17.01.2023
Team Talk Mag


“A Night at The Musicals” will mark a return to the stage for members of the Omagh St Enda’s Pantomime/ Musical Society after an absence of three years as they also mark ten years from their very first sell out pantomime, “Cinderella” in 2013.

Marking ten year’s since they first trod the boards of St Joseph’s Hall with that mammoth and lavish production , Alison Mc Elhatton and Emma Mc Farland will again direct this welcome return show that’s sure to feature something for the whole family. A night of genuine wholesome entertainment to brighten the Winter evenings.

As the billing suggests songs from some of the most popular stage musicals of all time including, Annie, Oliver, School Of Rock, Matilda and The Greatest Showman will feature under the guidance of musical directors Beth Mc Elhatton and Jade Doherty. The talented duo themselves will also perform in the show while  Amy Mc Elhatton fresh from her own latest stage performance has choreographed “A Night at the Musicals”  a show that runs for just two nights at the Omagh clubrooms.

The show will be staged in the newly designed hall at the club at Healy Park for the first time on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th January. A newly designed and built stage and set by Adrian Mc Farland will make its debut and the directors hope this will be the first of many new productions in their own surroundings.

Both Alison and Emma, who are sisters have been to the fore from day one in productions that brought back the panto tradition to Omagh. The St Enda’s club had built up a tremendous reputation with the now famous pre Christmas productions such as Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan and Mary Poppins which was their last outing before the pandemic drew the curtain on panto just like it did with everything else.

The tenth anniversary was always going to be something special and this “Night at the Musicals”  show will be a perfect one to mark the past decade and kick start the next.  A cast of sixty, some as young as four years of age takes part including senior footballers, hurlers ,camogs and members of the club’s famous Scor section. Twenty adults are involved in the cast with plenty of vocal talent to the fore as always with some surprises too.

The show is a culmination of regular classes hosted by Alison, Emma, Beth and the society. They have proven to be a great way to instil confidence in many of the youngsters and also an opportunity to be part of the Tyrone club off the field while of course the social aspect of rehearsals and coming together again has been extra special after such a long break away from the “boards”

The show will get underway at 7pm each evening with doors opening at 6pm, admission will be £8 adults, £5 for Children payable on the door. Plans are already in place for another production later this year in their home venue.



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