Scoil Barra recently performed their musical ‘Aladdin – This is Me’ to an incredible five full houses! With over 100 students from fifth and sixth class taking part, teacher Ms Marrinan said, “It was a huge success. It went wonderfully well. It was held in the school hall. We squeezed in 235 seats. Every night was a sell out. It was Aladdin with a touch of The Greatest Showman thrown in as well. It is like a mishmash. We never do it straight,” she said, concluding, “It is a great experience for the students.” Scoil Barra has a very proud tradition for staging high quality musicals and have held 17 musicals over the last 35 years, Aladdin being the first one in five years. The musical is a real team effort with a production team of set designers, painters, builders, costume makers, make-up artists, props crew, sound and lighting technicians, musicians and PR committee all working tirelessly along with choreographers, musical directors, and director/ producers, all drawn from the school community, headed by principal Karen O’Sullivan.
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