Sinead Hensey and Tanya O'Brien Reid, our choreographers

Sinead Hensey and Tanya O’Brien Reid, our choreographers

Athlone Musical held a launch night for the upcoming show ‘Battle of the Musicals’ on Wednesday, September  14th at the Radisson Blu hotel, Athlone.

Participating teams got to meet the other teams they would be battling with on the night and the teams were each matched with a musical. The room was filled with tension while the musicals and the teams were announced. The society’s secretary Laura Hannon was on hand pass selected golden envelopes to chairman Tony Dalton who called out the teams and their musicals. Overall, teams were happy with the musicals they were matched with.

Enda O’Connor, the musical director for ‘Battle of the Musicals’ spoke to the participants to give them an idea as to what was ahead of them over the next number of weeks. Choreographers for the teams, Sinead Hensey and Tanya O’Brien Reid, got to meet the teams and see what they had to work with!

Here are the teams and the musicals they will be performing on the night:

Chairman Tony Dalton, and secretary Laura Hannon about to announce the teams and musicals

Chairman Tony Dalton, and secretary Laura Hannon about to announce the teams and musicals

Team 1, Shops and Offices – Hairspray

Team 2, Post Insurance – Mamma Mia

Team 3, Dept. of Education – Saturday Night Fever

Team 4, Ericsson – We Will Rock You

Team 5, Teachers – Back to the 80s

Team 6, Solicitors – Grease

Team 7, Healthcare – Motown

Team 8, The B’ Sharps – The Commitments

Over the coming weeks we will introduce each of the teams and their members and give sneak peaks on how rehearsals are going.

Members of the Shops and Offices team who will perform their version of Hairspray on the night.

Members of the Shops and Offices team who will perform their version of Hairspray on the night.