Saturday, September 17, 2011

It's Showtime (Tight Rope Productions)

Image link to Pavilion Theatre 
On Friday evening we went to see my daughter Vicki perform in an evening of music and drama at The Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire. Tightrope Productions provides "young people between the age of 16-20 in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area with an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills of performance and express their own creativity in a safe environment"

The evening was a mixture of songs and dance from musicals such as Guys & Dolls, Blood Brothers, and Miss Saigon. All very enjoyable, and of course I spent the evening watching out for Vicki as she sang and danced her way through the performance with a huge smile on her face. (Proud Dad!). It was her "debut" with Tightrope and I'm sure she will come back for more next year. It was great to see her and all the other young people on stage gain in confidence as the show went on. There were some very powerful performances with superb voices to be heard. Some of these kids will have a future on the stage if they keep this up.

One small gripe - several teenagers in the audience could not control themselves (there was a line of boys in the row in front of me who giggled and chatted their way through most of the performance) and disturbed the enjoyment of the evening for some people. 

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