West Side Story hits the right note at Siamsa
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.
Some of the male cast of ‘West Side Story’. Front: Colm and Sean Atkinson. Back l-r: Jamie Fitzgerald, 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.
Veronica O’Donnell, Michelle Rogers and Kathleen Stack enjoying the Light Opera Society of Tralee’s ‘West Side Story’ musical in Siamsa Tire.