West Side Story hits the right note at Si­amsa

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - NEWS - By FER­GUS DEN­NEHY

THEY’RE used to suc­cess down at the Light Opera So­ci­ety of Tralee (LOST) and judg­ing by the re­ac­tion to their lat­est pro­duc­tion, noth­ing has changed.

‘West Side Story’, which is of course, the up­dated ver­sion of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, sees the ac­tion trans­ferred from 16th cen­tury Verona to 20th cen­tury New York.

“The show was a great suc­cess and the au­di­ence re­ally seemed to em­brace it and love it,” said the plays direc­tor, Gráinne O’ Car­roll, who has also di­rected pro­duc­tions such as Les Mis, Phan­tom of The Opera and Evita, speak­ing to The Ker­ry­man on Thursday.

“We had a stand­ing ova­tion on the opening night so we couldn’t be hap­pier,” she fin­ished.

The fu­ture is in­deed for LOST, with young tal­ents such as Sarah Cleary, Seán McEl­lig­ott, Eoin Foran and Dy­lan O’Sul­li­van thrilling in their roles.

We await with baited breath for what they have in store next.

The cast of the Light Opera So­ci­ety of Tralee’s ‘West Side Story’ mu­si­cal.

Front: Back l-r: Jamie Fitzger­ald,

Some of the male cast of ‘West Side Story’. Colm and Sean Atkin­son. Matthew Di­neen, Dy­lan O’Sul­li­van, Ger­ald Tobin and Barry Su­grue

At the Light Opera So­ci­ety of Tralee’s pro­duc­tion of West Side Story in Si­amsa Tire were Myra Black­wood, Kina Walsh, Mar­garet Fitz­mau­rice with Mary and Philip Beary.

Ellen Hig­gins, Mary Rior­dan and Siob­han Keane picv­tured at West Side Story in Si­amsa Tire on Wednesday evening.

Cather­ine O’Hal­lo­ran with Blath­naid and Mary Cot­ter en­joy­ing the Light Opera So­ci­ety of Tralee’s pro­duc­tion of West Side Story in Si­amsa Tire, Tralee.

Veron­i­caca O’Don­nell,ll, Michel­lele Rogers andd Kath­leenn Stackk en­joy­ing thee Light Opera So­ci­ety of Tralee’s ‘West Side Story’ mu­si­cal in Si­amsa Tire.

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