October 12, 2012

The Music Man, one of the most successful Hollywood musicals, of all time, will come marching into Draíocht Blanchardstown for a five night run commencing on Tuesday 23 October 2012 at 8.00pm.
The Music Man has not been seen on the Dublin stage for quite some years.

An all star cast lead by multiple AIMS (Association of Irish Musical Societies) award winning northside actor Michael Evans, in the title role, Professor Harold Hill, will be joined by award winning Jean Sweeney, Baldoyle and Blanchardstown (as Marion Peroo); Valerie Andrews, Ballinteer (as Mrs Peroo), John Furlong, Blanchardstown (as Mayor Shinn), Siobhán 0’Sullivan, Phibsboro (as Mrs Shinn) who together with Will Burke (as Marcellus Washburn) and an experienced cast of forty singers and dancers from all over the city suburbs and beyond will bring Meredith Wilson’s colourful musical, set in River City Iowa, to life. The Music Man also has seventeen children in the cast and an orchestra of eleven people.

Ten year old Adam Doherty, from Donaghmede, a fifth class pupil at St. Brigid’s Boys National School, Killester, and son of Eithne and Paul Doherty, will play the important role of Winthrop in The Music Man. Adam is a student of FACT school of performing arts, under the direction of northsider Sean Gilligan. Adam has already appeared in the sell-out musical, The Snowman at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre here in Dublin and at the University Concert Hall, Limerick. Adam has also appeared in Annie Jnr, the musical, at the Helix Theatre and in Cinderella at the Castle, in Clontarf Castle.

Rehearsals in full swing!

Jack Carolan, Dunboyne, who is already making a name for himself in stage musicals plays Tommy Djilas, Lauren Murphy from Skryne, Co Meath plays Amaryllis and sister Lucy plays Zaneeta and Alice Hunter, Marino (Gracie Shinn).

Rehearsals in full swing!

The Music Man, by Meredith Willson, with timeless classic numbers Seventy-Six Trombones, Ya Got Trouble, The Wells Fargo Wagon, Goodnight My Someone and Till There Was You is directed by Philippa Alford. The musical director is Yvonne McQuillan and award winning choreographer Orla Savage is responsible for the choreography. The colourful stage settings are by award winning set designer Richard Levins.

Rehearsals in full swing!

The Music Man is presented at Draíocht Blanchardstown by The Pioneer Musical Society, for Pioneer Club members and friends. The Pioneer Musical Society is one of the longest established musical societies in the country. The society will be well known for staging spectacular musicals and pantomimes, with high production values, at their former home St. Francis Xavier Hall, Upper Sherrard Street, in the city, for many years. In recent years the society has staged many successful musicals at Draíocht, including South Pacific, Calamity Jane, The Hot Mikado, Crazy for You and Fiddler on the Roof.

Rehearsals in full swing!

The Music Man is now booking at Draíocht Box Office 01 885 2622 Monday to Saturday 10am to 6.00pm.
Tickets €15.00 (Tuesday) and €18.00 (Wednesday to Saturday) may also be booked, at any time, online at


The film of The Music Man premiered in 1962 and starred Robert Preston, as The Music Man and Shirley Jones, of Oklahoma! and Carousel fame, as Marion Peroo and Buddy Hackett, Paul Ford, Hermione Gingold.

Rehearsals in full swing!

The Chairperson of the Pioneer Musical Society for Pioneer Club Members and Friends is Mary O’Reilly.
Any further information from: P.J.Kelly, FPRII, MMII. Pioneer Musical Society, Tel: 087 769 0997

Rehearsals in full swing!


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