Cecilian family fun day gets ‘All Shook Up’

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Kate Hurley as Natalie and Gary Keane as Chad astride a Harley-Davison, principal lovers to 'All Shook Up'
Kate Hurley as Natalie and Gary Keane as Chad astride a Harley-Davison, principal lovers to ‘All Shook Up’, November 23  to 26 at Lime Tree

CECILIAN Musical Society has a long standing relationship with Limerick – some 97 years  – and charities. This year  €721 was raised through a golf competition and tea party for the maternity hospital’s Neo-Natal Unit.

On September 10, that handover of monies to the hospital was made at Lansdowne Lawn Tennis Club with Cecilian Gráinne O’Donnell and her baby Tommy – who graduated from the Unit.

That Saturday was a family fun day organised by for members past and present. Further to the fun and games, drama and dance workshops, ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services was invited.

Training co-ordinator with the refuge/ education centre, Majella Foley-Friel showed out to raise awareness as to ADAPT’s 365-day availability.

From Cecilians’ chairman, Jason Ronan: “For our November musical at Lime Tree Theatre, ‘All Shook Up’, we gave two sets of four tickets to Majella for families at ADAPT to attend on their choice of opening night Wednesday November 23 or Thursday 24”.

Free taxis for the lucky winners will ferry them to the show and back.

Cecilians then launched a 10 per cent discount Early Bird offer on tickets valid to September 26 from Lime Tree Theatre box office, www.limetreetheatre.ie

However core business for Cecilians is musical theatre. To this end, senior members and experienced performers took to grooming their young charges at the tennis club in the dramatic arts.

Olivia Parkinson took on teaching songs from ‘All Shook Up’; Cliona McMahon gave a workshop in acting and Hungarian member Edina Erdei supervised the dance component for these happy musical campers.

The show itself, the adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ told a-new through the songs of Elvis, will stage at Lime  Tree Theatre Wednesday November 23 to Saturday 26, 8pm.