Summer comes early as Grease returns to Cork Opera House

This April Cork Opera House is delighted present their wildly popular production of Grease from acclaimed director Bryan Flynn and his creative team. The show smashed all box office records selling out each of its summer shows last year and returns due to overwhelming public demand. In this fun-filled, colourful flashback to the 1950’s era, Rydell High’s most famous graduating class are going back to school. With stunning scenery and costumes, a rocking live band and a first class cast; audiences are transported back to Rydell High where the familiar summer romance between Danny and Sandy unfolds in a music and dance extravaganza. Performances include the most memorable and unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many more. Guaranteed to once again be a hit with audiences young and old alike, join Danny and Sandy and their crew of T-Birds and Pink Ladies for a carnival ride back to those amazing summer nights. So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand jive the night away with a show that will make you want to stand up and shout, A wop-bop-a-loo-bop A wop-bam-boom! Book tickets now at www.corkoperahouse.ie or call (021) 427 0022. Ticket prices start at €20. Thursday 3rd – 20th April

Following on from Grease, Hothouse Flowers pay a very welcome visit to Cork on Thursday April 24th. With their fifth and latest studio album ‘Into Your Heart’, Hothouse Flowers are planning to steal their way into hearts everywhere. ‘Your Love Goes On’, the first new single from the record, debuted as the highest-ranking new single that week in the Irish charts. With the February 6th release of ‘Into Your Heart’ in Ireland and a scheduled mid-March release in the UK, the band plans to tour extensively. Known for their unique brand of rock that’s influenced by soul, gospel and traditional Irish music, the band’s lead singer Liam Ó Maonlaí describes them like this, “As musicians we have a duty to imagine and to manifest something of the possibilities that live in our collective imagination. Hothouse Flowers is a rock and roll band but that band also is a collective of voices from a time and place.” Book tickets now at www.corkoperahouse.ie or call (021) 427 0022.

Fancy winning tickets to Grease or Hothouse Flowers? Email your name, address and phone number to muskerrynews@eircom.net stating the show of your choice. Competiton closes Monday April 14th.

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