Rainbow Club’s performers play to packed audiences

May 4, 2010

Crossmaglen Rainbow Club’s recent production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has been deemed a huge success by the many hundreds of people who packed into the Community Centre for the shows on Thursday and Friday last.

With packed audiences on both nights, the actors showcased their talent, drawing huge applause and standing ovations with their individual performances.

Narrators of the story were Edna Hand, Roisin McShane and Robert Downey, while Siobhan McCoy played the leading role of Snow White.

Collectively Carmel Shields, Liam Hoey, Carol Murphy, Eamon Carragher, Margaret Mary Mackin, Fiona McShane, Plunkett Carragher, Carmel Connell and Ciara Hearty took on the role of the Dwarfs.

The audience was kept entertained with a unique story that incorporated an impromptu appearance by Elvis (and his twin) – Joseph and Daniel Martin – who, despite reports to the contrary, is definitely shaking it up and is certainly not dead.  The pair raised the roof with their rendition of Burning Love.

Paul McGeeney played a blinder in a dual role of Coco the Clown and The Woodcutter.  Aidan O’Donnell was in pursuit of Snow White’s love as the Prince and managed to do what no doctor could – he woke the dead with a kiss!

Catriona McGeeney had outstanding interaction between the audience, the King, Peter Trainor and the Mirror, Martin Teelan.

The Ballroom scene was co-hosted by Masters of Ceremonies, Jason Miles and Paul McGeeney, with numerous local colourful characters in attendance.

Individual solo performances from Tom O’ Rourke, Liam Hoey and Dervla Magennis all added to the atmosphere, while both  junior and senior members of ‘Rising Stars Performing Arts School’ also enhanced the evening’s entertainment.

Without doubt this was a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining debut show for the members of the Rainbow Club and it is promised that it certainly won’t be the last.

A team of people assisted in this production from the technical, operational side to the stage hands, make-up artists and stage managers etc.

Heartfelt appreciation is extended to all those who helped in any way, in particular to the dedication of the volunteers at the Rainbow Club and the talents of Producer/Director Keara Magennis, without whom this production would not have been possible