Get your Cue – Auditions Open for Youghal Musical Society

By Claire O’Donoghue


Youghal Musical Society is inviting open auditions for their upcoming production “That’s Entertainment!” The show will feature favourite show tunes, dances and songs from renowned musical productions performed on the most famous stages of the world from The West End to Broadway. The Musical Society will be covering hits from “The Greatest Showman”, “Billy Elliott”, “The Lion King” and many more, promising an amazing show that will have audiences dancing in the aisles.

Auditions will be held at Brú na Sí from 12noon on Saturday, 2 February and participants will be divided into the following categories and time slots:

Ages 10-12 register between 12-1pm. The audition piece required for this category can be either, “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” from the Lion King or “Almost Nearly Perfect” from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Ages 12-16 register between 1-2pm. Audition pieces are, “A Million Dreams” from The Greatest Showman or “Electricity” from Billy Elliot.

Ages 17 – Adult register between 2-3pm. Female audition piece choices are, “Broadway Baby” from Follies or “Defying Gravity” from Wicked. Males have a choice of, “From Now On” from The Greatest Showman or “Pure Imagination” from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Musical director, Dominic Finn, will be available to accompany all audition hopefuls on the day. For further enquiries contact Youghal Musical Society through their Facebook page.

Speaking with The East Cork Journal, Chairperson of the Youghal Musical Society, Eileen Hunt said, “We are confident that we’ll have our usual large turnout for auditions. It’s wonderful each year to witness the showcasing of new talent as well, of course, enjoying the proven talent that has been part of our Musical Society for many years, entertaining the local community. The Committee is very excited about the new production and look forward to getting straight into rehearsals once casting has been arranged.

We have our sights set on opening night on the May Bank Holiday weekend at the Mall Arts Centre and hope for the same enthusiastic support, as always, from the community.”