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Five Kildare Schools Shortlisted For Student Theatre Awards.

: 03/20/2017 - 18:13

Five Kildare schools have been shortlisted in this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards

Scoil Mochua in Cellbridge has been shortlisted in the Best Overall School Musical category for its production of ‘Annie Junior’. Judges praised the performance by 4th, 5th and 6th class students and said the cast “were brilliant”.

Scoil Mochua has also been shortlisted in the Best Choreography category for the same production of ‘Annie Junior’. Judges commended the choreography and how the students “worked together as a team”.

St. Laurence’s N.S. in Athy has been shortlisted in the Best Original Production category for its production of ‘Michael D and the Tayto Factory’. Judges praised the performance by 5th and 6th class students for their “wonderful sense of comedic timing”.

St. Brigid’s Primary School in Kildare Town has been shortlisted in the Best Musical Number category for its performance of Anchors Away in the school production of ‘Pirates of the Curry Bean’ by 5th and 6th class students. Judges commented it “was so much fun to watch because of the great acting skills”.
    
5th class student Anna Leavy from St. Brigid’s Primary School has also been shortlisted in the Best Female Performance in a Leading Role category for her performance as Pearl Periwinkle in the school production of ‘Pirates of the Curry Bean’. Judges noted that Anna “anchored the show with a very strong performance”.

4th year student Ally Hobbs from Maynooth Post Primary School has been shortlisted in the Best Female Performance in a Leading Role category for her performance as Eva Perón in the production of ‘Evita’. Judges commented that Ally had “poise, grace and substance like the real Eva herself”.

6th year student Hugh Keogh from Schoil Mhuire Community School in Clane has been shortlisted in the Best Short Scene Script category for his script titled ‘CAT’. Judges commended Hugh for his “cleverly written piece that captured the judges attention”.

The awards ceremony will take place on May 17th

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