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REVIEW: Frolics enters Hall of Fame!

Friday, 10th March, 2017 4:30pm

Story by Sean McMahon
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REVIEW: Frolics enters Hall of Fame!

Frolics delivers on variety and comedy, once again.

REVIEW: Frolics enters Hall of Fame!

Frolics delivers on variety and comedy, once again.

The 65th Hall Of Fame Frolics celebrating its 65th anniversary this year and is, once again, packing them into St Joseph's Hall and the run continues this weekend.
The Frolics live band, instead of digital tracks, gives a vibrant musical backdrop to the show and adds to the atmosphere enormously. All the soloists in the show benefit from the backing of top-class musicians from the locality.
The flair and energy in the show is a tribute to all involved - onstage and behind the schemes. The balance of youth and experience from right across the diverse community that is Ballyjamesduff in 2017 provides a magical mix for the show.
The pre-interval act in this, the 65th year, is a special tribute to the life-long contribution on many levels by the legendary John McBreen, whose virtues down through the decades were also extolled by Michael Callaghan in his remarks at the outset of the show. It is simply called 'One Man and his Music' and watch out for the Johnny Doran song with Owen McConnon.
Michael Callaghan recalled many happy memories from his involvement with the Frolics production over almost 55 years and it was an “absolute pleasure”  to work under and with John McBreen. “John never accepted that something could not be done. He believed that if the will was there, things could be and were done despite any apparent difficulties or obstacles.”
The musical producers of the show are Susan Willis and Leonie Duignan and both have done a superb job and worked in harmony with musical director, Fergus Kearney, to create musical entertainment of the highest standard.
Of course, comedy has always been an been a real winner over the years in the Frolics' productions and the the producers Joe Moynagh and Adrian McCabe have really delivered on that score with a host of fun-packed comedy sketches this year.
Don't miss the 'Our Anna' routine and her rendition of Garda Anna from Buncranna. Sinead Sullivan plays the role of a garda and has a hilarious interaction with a member of the public, played by Adrian McCabe. The Dubish [Dublin words] routine is also hilarious and once again Sinead Sullivan takes the lead role in attempting to teach some Dublin English. Those tasked with getting a handle on the new words are the very witty Mattie Boylan, Marie Brady, Bernie Lynch and Adrian McCabe.
The Choreographers for the show are Sarah-Ann Meehan and Sabrina McCauley-Healy.
Overall, this year's Frolics 'Hall of Fame' is a thoroughly enjoyable night and make sure to book your seats right away. The show is on this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 9-11, at 8.15 each night. Booking office number is 0498551000.

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