Limerick Panto SocieTy
'alice in wonderland'
Limerick Panto Society was founded in 1985 with the purpose of creating and keeping Panto tradition alive in Limerick. The group is busy rehearsing at the LPYMA for this year's production ALICE IN WONDERLAND, which will be staged, at the Lime Tree Theatre Mary Immaculate College from December 28th 2018 to January 6th 2019. Note Show times are 12noon, 4pm and 7:30pm.
This season's offering is THE MOST MAGICAL PANTOMIME ADVENTURE and will be the society's 34TH annual production having commenced in January 1986 with Cinderella. The group will be producing this timeless classic for the first time.
The Limerick Panto Society has had the support of local Stage and Dance Schools all through the years. Performing in Alice In Wonderland will be Spotlight Stage School under the direction of Judy O'Connor and Margaret Hough, Expressive Arts under the direction of Pearl Kiely, Tommy Drennan and Grace OBrien and Geri O'Sullivan. Making their panto debut shall be Limericks newest stage school GEM STARS run by Emma O’Driscoll and Georgina O’Driscoll.
Many of Alice’s little friends will be the children of Spotlight and Expressive Arts - indeed it is wonderful to see the talent being produced by all these hard working Stage Schools.
Tony Cusack who has vast experience in the Light Entertainment field will lead the production team for Alice. Tony has assembled a talented and experienced group to ensure that this year's production will maintain the standards of past performances.
Damian O'Brien will be back as the Stage Manager while Malachy Cusack will be looking after Production Management for this show.
The Panto will include many contemporary Songs from the Charts and hit shows and promises something for all tastes. Dance Direction of the Limerick Panto Chorus is in the capable hands of Carol Cusack - the Choreographer is Lisa Hogan and she is ably assisted by Jake Madigan. The Society boosts a Chorus of over 40 talented performers who will perform a number of fantastic chorus numbers accompanied by a live orchestra - all being performed live on stage.
Sandra Finn is Wardrobe Mistress ably assisted by Imelda Cusack.