Acting stars of the future ‘break a leg’
LAST MONDAY NIGHT the Bray Institute of Further Education presented an evening with a difference at the Greystones Theatre.
Showcase 2008 featured the film and stage stars of tomorrow in a star-studded performance.
A packed audience filled the theatre to see the third-year performing art students like they have never been seen before, in their best performance yet.
The ambition, professionalism, commitment and talent was showcased for all throughout every performance.
Some eight students who were, Sarah Gallagher, Sarah-Louise Carney, Dean Brown, Conor Donelan, John Costello, Eamonn Hearns, Joanna Mullen and Marian Carroll took to the stage to perform some of their favourite pieces from the stage and the big screen.
With her stunning long wavy hair, Sarah Gallagher showed a true professionalism as she captured the audience with scenes from the greatest classics like Shakespeare and Tennesse Williams.
With his Orlando Bloom looks and Johnny Depp talent, Conor Donelan put on a stunning performance last Monday.
From the set of the Tudors to the stage of the Greystones theatre, Sarah Bolger gave two convincing interpretations of excerpts from Good Will Hunting and The Star Spangled Girl.
The self professed ‘born actor’, Dean Brown showcased his talent in more classical roles interpreting extracts from King Lear, Stones in His Pocket and Good Will Hunting.
In a bit of a versatile twist, John Costello challenged his own versatility superbly by bringing Ross O’Carroll Kelly’s character and James Martin’s gay vampire to the stage.
Eamonn Hearns, who has many interests from film and stage acting to stage management or film directorship, proved he would be great in front or behind the camera with his interpretation of Hamlet and Richard III.
For as long as she can remember, Joanna Mullen has always wanted to be an actress and this was obvious by her fantastic performance last Monday.
Marian Carroll started young and her career has directed towards singing.
Her dream is to combine her acting career with her passion for singing and her potential to fulfil this dream was obvious as she sang, ‘I dreamed a dream’ from Les Miserables.
The audience was kept enthralled throughout each and every performance and a great night of theatrical entertainment was had by all.
Sarah Gallagher lights up the stage.
John Costelloe gets in character.
The Bray Institute of Further Education Class 2008 Performing Arts Showcase in Greystones Theatre, back: Eamon Hearns, John Costelloe, Conor Donnelan. Front: Marion Carroll, Sarah Louise Carney, Dean Browne, Sarah Gallagher and Joanne Mullen.
Conor Donelan and Marion Carroll.
Dean Browne in full costume.