IT’S ALL ROCK AND ROLL AT GRAMMAR SCHOOL SHOW

The Argus - - FRONT PAGE - By MAR­GARET RODDY

AU­DI­ENCES were trans­ported back in time and across the ocean to Amer­ica of the 1950s at Dun­dalk Grammar School’s re­cent pro­duc­tion of ‘All Shook Up’.

This colour­ful and en­er­getic pro­duc­tion per­fectly cap­tured the era of rock ‘n’ roll, telling the story of a small town girl whose dream comes true fol­low­ing a sur­prise visit from a mys­te­ri­ous leather-jack­eted, gui­tar-play­ing stranger.

The show, staged in the school’s Fin­namore Hall, was di­rected by Mrs O’Con­nor-Mone­ley.

There young cast gave ex­cel­lent per­for­mances with Natalie Hazel Wil­liams as Natalie, Max Valen­tine as Den­nis, Os­gar Sul­li­van as Jim Haller, Roisin Crowe as Sylvia , Caragh O’Reilly as Lor­raine, Aaron Tham as Chad, Emma Gra­ham as Mayor Matilda Hyde, Richard Dunne as Dean Hyde, Tadhg Cole­man as Sher­iff Earl, and Aye­sha Mur­phy-Jal­lali as Miss Dan­dra. They were ably sup­ported by a host of tal­ented singers and dancers.

The im­pres­sive chore­og­ra­phy was led by Ms O’Reilly, Ms Verdes and Ms R. Matthews who put the young dancers through their paces as they per­formed en­er­getic rou­tines to a se­lec­tion of hit songs from the era.

Pupils on stage tak­ing part in the mu­si­cal ‘All Shook Up’ at Dun­dalk Grammar School.

Aaron Tham as ‘Chad’ tak­ing part in the mu­si­cal ‘All Shook Up’

Quee­nie Huang, Muirinn Boyd and Is­abelle Dunne, Cast mem­bers of the Mu­si­cal ‘All Shook Up’ at Dun­dalk Grammar School.

Caragh O’Reilly, Hazel Wil­liams and Saf­fron Ri­jn­ders, Cast mem­bers of the Mu­si­cal ‘All Shook Up’ at Dun­dalk Grammar School.

Fear­gal Quinn, Max Valen­tine and Tori Walsh

Tadhg Cole­man and Orla West, cast mem­bers of the mu­si­cal ‘All Shook Up’ at Dun­dalk Grammar School.

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