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Presentation Secondary School Castleisland ‘The Sound of Music’

Students from Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and St. Patrick's Boys Secondary School participated in a wonderful production of ‘ The Sound of Music’ from the 3rd to the 5th of December last.

Over sixty students were involved in total from First to Fifth Year. The Transition Year students were members of the Production Team and learned about all aspects of production as part of their Transition Year programme.

The stars of the show were Orla O'Connor from Scartaglen who played Maria and Paddy Flynn from Cordal who played Captain Von Trapp. Both played their parts fantastically well and performed to the highest standards. Mary O'Connor (Louisa), Art O'Mahony (Max), Jack Walsh (Ralph) and Katie Flynn (Liesel) also deserve a special mention for their fantastic acting and singing abilities.

This year the Production Team decided to invite students from the local Primary Schools to participate in the musical as the youngest Von Trapp children.

Four children in all were selected - two girls and two boys and each child performed in one matinee and one night show Two students from Nohoval N.S. were successful - Niamh Rahilly and Mikey McCarthy. Emily Murphy from Knockaclarig N.S. and Daire Murphy from the Boys N.S., Castleisland. Each of the four worked extremely hard and performed brilliantly on the night.

The cast and crew put on four shows in all - two matinees which over eight hundred Primary School children attended, and two night shows which sold out both nights.

The show was a fantastic success. All the hard work since September paid off and all are now looking forward to the Christmas break and a well deserved rest.

Photos from the Musical