Wexford People

‘Foot­loose’ and thanks at Oys­ter Lane’s an­nual meet­ing

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OYS­TER Lane Theatre Group elected their new com­mit­tee for the 2017/18 sea­son and also an­nounced their Oc­to­ber 2017 pro­duc­tion at their an­nual meet­ing at the Tal­bot Ho­tel.

The so­ci­ety will be bring­ing the clas­sic Broad­way and West End smash hit mu­si­cal ‘Foot­loose’ to Wex­ford which will be per­formed at the Dun Mhuire Theatre dur­ing the Wex­ford Opera Fes­ti­val from Oc­to­ber 23 to 28.

The mu­si­cal is based on the cult clas­sic 1984 film of the same name star­ring Kevin Ba­con and Lori Singer.

It fea­tures songs such as ‘Foot­loose,’ ‘Hold­ing Out for a Hero’ and ‘Let’s Hear it for the Boy.’

Speak­ing at the an­nual meet­ing, re­turn­ing chair­per­son Greg O’Leary thanked the out­go­ing com­mit­tee for their com­mit­ment and en­thu­si­asm and con­grat­u­lated the group on the fan­tas­tic suc­cess of their 2016 pro­duc­tion of ‘Legally Blonde’ last Oc­to­ber.

He also wished the best of luck in the fu­ture to Paula Lowney, Mick Far­rell and Gil­lian Duggan White who were step­ping down. The in­com­ing com­mit­tee is as fol­lows: Chair­per­son – Greg O’Leary, Sec­re­tary – Caro­line Ho­ran, Trea­surer – Maria Gore, PRO – Bran­don Cog­ley, Fundrais­ing and Re­hearsals Of­fi­cer – Lor­raine Busher Car­ley, So­cial Me­dia and Events Man­ager – Ma­jella Lon­dra.

Cast Li­a­sion Man­ager – Yvette Walsh, Ju­nior Task Force Man­ager – Annie Bres­lin, Mer­chan­dis­ing Man­ager – Natalie Casey and com­m­mit­tee mem­bers – Sinead Reck and Jenny Kennedy.

This year also saw the end of Paula Malone Carty’s reign as pres­i­dent of the group as her four-year ten­ure came to an end.

Greg thanked her for all she had done dur­ing her term over the past four years and wished her ev­ery suc­cess.

Oys­ter Lane stal­wart Ma­jella Lon­dra was then elected as the new so­ci­ety pres­i­dent af­ter be­ing ac­tive within the group for the past 22 years.

 ??  ?? Award re­cip­i­ents Neil Mur­phy of Glan­bia, Deirdre Forte from Me­den­tech, and Noel Doyle of Chevron Train­ing; Niall Reck, Wex­ford Ro­tary pres­i­dent; Maura Bell, pres­i­dent elect; and award re­cip­i­ent Garda Tom Bol­ger from the Wex­ford sta­tion.
Award re­cip­i­ents Neil Mur­phy of Glan­bia, Deirdre Forte from Me­den­tech, and Noel Doyle of Chevron Train­ing; Niall Reck, Wex­ford Ro­tary pres­i­dent; Maura Bell, pres­i­dent elect; and award re­cip­i­ent Garda Tom Bol­ger from the Wex­ford sta­tion.
 ??  ?? Greg O’Leary, chair­man.
Greg O’Leary, chair­man.
 ??  ?? Ma­jella Lon­dra, new pres­i­dent.
Ma­jella Lon­dra, new pres­i­dent.

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