Monday 23 October 2017

WLOS's Hits from the Musicals is major success

By Esther Hayden

Siobhan Fawsitt.
Siobhan Fawsitt.
Siobhan Fawsitt.

A venue change for Hits from the Musicals to Clayton White's Hotel proved a huge success for Wexford Light Opera Society.

On the final night of the show Siobhan Fawsitt, who has been a member of WLOS for the past 18 years, was given a presentation as she will be leaving Wexford to take up a new position in Trim, Co. Kildare.

Emotions were running high as Siobhan who has won several AIMS Awards over the years with the Society for Chess, Man of La Mancha, New Pirates of Penzance and Jekyll & Hyde to name a few productions, received a standing ovation from the audience. It is hoped she will return to Wexford to appear in Hits next year.

Earlier in the show she had performed a storming version of Don't Rain on my Parade and also Maybe This Time from Cabaret.

During the run of the show Marion Doyle was awarded an Honorary Life Membership of the Society for services.

Highlights of the show were Tony Carty and company, Jekyll & Hyde, the waltz selection, George Lawlor and Laura Mahon Wall, the Wexford Jersey Boys, Brian Kelly, James McDermott, Pat Lawlor and Eric Hayes and the Les Miserables selection finale.

The chorus received high praise during the run and the Society travelled to Carrick on Suir that weekend with excerpts from the show to take part in the Carrick on Suir Music Theatre Festival.

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