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School Musicals

Newbridge College boasts a proud tradition of hosting an annual musical.  Each year staff and students alike spend months of time and labour preparing, perfecting and presenting their efforts.  The School Musical truly is a wonderful  school event with input emerging from the whole school in all areas of the show including directing, music, producing, props, costume, art design, back stage and make up to name just a few. 

Students from 1st, 2nd, TY and 5th year are all eligible to audition for the show in early September with rehearsals commencing soon after. Rehearsals take place three nights a week from 5.40pm to 7.40pm for approximately eight weeks in the run up to the show. The annual musical has proven to be very popular indeed with more auditioning than we could ever hope to facilitate. The production team consciously promote the inclusion of students from widely varying musical backgrounds and levels of experience on stage.

The Cast for each year’s show runs to 150 students approximately – which results in an absolute feast of colour and song for the eyes and ears.  Our musical productions take place towards the end of November running for three nights and two matinees (for local primary schools), playing to a full theatre.  As a College we are very fortunate to have a magnificent theatre at our disposal which has laid stage to Oklahoma ’02, Grease ’03, Little Shop of Horrors ’04, Disco Inferno ’05, Fame ’06, High School Musical ’07 & The Totally Wicked Wizard of OZ '08, The Wedding Singer ’09, Grease '10, among others.



Musicals & Drama

Front Cover Musicals & Drama Newbridge College-page-002From Behind the Spotlight

A Compilation of the Musicals and Drama productions staged by students during a seventy-five-year period from 1942 to 2016.
This book also traces a brief history of the Dominican Order in Newbridge.

By Joe Connolly

Order a Copy of this online here.

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