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Sister Act the Musical Press Release

Sister Act the Musical Press Release


Oh Happy Day! Calasanctius College Musical returns with ‘Sister Act’ the Musical

Issue date: Monday 24th October 2022

Students of Calasanctius college are ‘Joyful Joyful’ with the return of the school musical after a three-year break due to the pandemic. The countdown to curtain call of ‘Sister Act’ the musical we are familiar with which stars Whoopi Goldberg. The show begins with a matinee for local primary school students on Tuesday 25th and Opening night on Wednesday 26th and runs for three nights. Tickets can be booked through the school reception Telephone: 091794564 or online at

Rehearsals are well underway with first years to leaving cert students seizing the opportunity to take part in the cast, chorus, crew, backstage and front of house under the direction of Caroline Cawley and Hannah Wright along with teachers Niall Loftus and Deirdre De Burca (co-producers). A special thank you to Sinéad Harkin our Musical Director. Mr. Wall, art teacher is guiding a busy crew with the design, build and painting of the set.

‘After a three year hiatus due to Covid restrictions we are all absolutely thrilled to be back in action again with the musical; This school has a long tradition of presenting an annual musical, students benefit hugely from taking part, discovering their talents and gaining in confidence greatly through this extra-curricular activity. ‘It’s a great night out for all the family, aunties, uncles and grandparents often make a special effort to be in the audience along with the proud parents,’ commented Córa Ní Loinsigh, Principal Calasanctius College, Oranmore.

Charlotte O’Grady has been cast in the principal role of Doloris Van Cartier, Éabha Kelly as Mother Superior and Sarah O’Dowd as Sister Mary Robert. Oskar Sokol will fill the role of Monsignor Howard and taking the habit as Sisters for the show are Mary O’Dowd as Sr. Mary Patrick, Amy Duffy as Sr. Mary Lazarus, Katie Scully as Sr. Mary Celeste, Grace Flaherty as Sr. Mary Martin of Tours, Juliette Farrelly as Mary Irene, Saibhie Harkin as Sr. Mary Stephen and Maria McClusker as Sr. Mary Theresa. The cops are played by Lucas Lamounier and Roan Downes who will come up against gangsters played by Colm Marnell as Curtis Jackson, Aaron Neary as Pablo, Roan Downes as Ernie/ TV Presenter; Oisín Neary as Joey and Calin Burke as TJ. In total fifty-two students will take to the stage with a backstage crew of over twenty-five.

‘We wish the students, and all involved in the musical the best of luck. We are very grateful to local businesses who have supported our sponsorship campaign and we look forward to the show,’ said Dr. Anne Dolan, Chair, Calasanctius College Parents’ Association.

There will be just four on-stage performances in Nano Nagle Hall in Calasanctius College which will begin with a special matinee show for the students of local primary schools on Tuesday 25th October, so tickets are sure to sell out fast. Ticket numbers are limited due to capacity of the hall. Show starts at 7.30pm each evening. Get your tickets now at or can be purchased directly from school reception. Telephone: 091794564

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