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DMDS Table Quiz

Table Quiz!

Our next fund-raising Table Quiz will take place on Wednesday 26th November at Fitzgerald’s pub in Sandycove.

Registration will be at 7.30pm and the Quiz will start at 8pm. It costs €10 per person and teams of four can enter. Our quiz evenings are always great fun and there are good prizes to be won, so please bring along as many family members and friends as you can. It’s a big fundraiser for the society.

So that we have an idea of numbers, please email tablequiz@dmds.ie as soon as possible to let us know that you will be entering a team.

Enjoy brushing up on your knowledge!

Keep Calm On The Yellow Brick Road

The decision is in… we have a cast for The Wiz!

A huge thanks goes to everyone who auditioned. It was really great to see so much interest from new and existing members. Our Production Team members were very impressed with the high levels of talent, so well done! More info

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Auditions for ‘The Wiz’ – MEMBERS ONLY

We’re delighted to have secured the rights to stage ‘The Wiz’ in early March, and the production team have some fantastic plans brewing!

Auditions for The Wiz will be held on Thurs 9th October in the Methodist Hall (for DMDS members only), with possible callbacks on Monday 20th October if required. Please read the character profiles for the main parts which were emailed to members – in addition there are some smaller cameo parts which will be allocated later in rehearsals.

If you are interested in auditioning, please email info@dmds.ie stating which part(s) you would like to audition for and we will send you out the script and music pieces. As in previous years, we will allocate you a time slot on the night of the auditions so that you won’t have to hang around all night!

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New DMDS logo!

Another fantastic productive committee meeting tonight, and while lots of what we discussed has to be kept under wraps for a few weeks more, we’re delighted to unveil a new DMDS logo!

Huge thanks to Sue Crawford and Eoin Sally for their design work earlier in the year, and to Skippy for doing his usually bits of digital-whizz & polish…

DMDS Golf Outing 2014

DMDS Annual Golf Competition

The now traditional summer DMDS Golf Day (a combined social afternoon and fund raiser for the Society) is happening on Friday 8th August. Even if you don’t actually play golf normally, perhaps some of your work colleagues or family would like to take part?

Tee times are between 1:30 and 3 pm and the cost is €30 per person (which is very good value for Woodbrook G. C.).

Food is available all day in the club house and entertainment that night will be provided by Anthem Singers.

Please contact Marian if you or anyone you know is interested in playing. Teams are made up of 4 persons, but we can put groups together on the day if you can’t field a full team.

We’re getting ready for 2014-15!

We’re getting ready for a whole new season!

Our new committee are meeting to pick a show, and are planning for lots of other things for 2014-15, so watch out…

Race Night

DMDS will hold a Race Night on Friday 22nd February in Fitzgerald’s of Sandycove.   This is a major fund-raising event for the society.  You have an opportunity to become an owner of a horse in advance  and also to bet on the winners on the night.

Come along at 8.30 on Fri 22n

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Russell Smith Appointed as Musical Director

russell-smithRussell Smith has been appointed as Musical Director for our 2013 performance of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’.   In addition to his role as Musical Director,  Russell has many other theatrical skills including Actor, Composer, Tutor,  Accompanist and Singer/Songwriter.  Russell also has strong family connections with DMDS as his father,  Colin Smith,  and sisters Sharon and Samantha have played many roles in our performances, while his mother Yvonne designed the sets for many of our shows.  Colin was also director of ‘Fiddler’ when it was last performed by the society in 1990.  He won ‘Best Director’ from AIMS for this show.

Further information on Russell is here

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Our 2013 show is Fiddler on the Roof

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Dun Laoghaire Musical and Dramatic Society will present Fiddler on the Roof at the Pavilion Theatre from Monday 18th March to Saturday 23rd March 2013. This show has enduring popularity with unforgettable songs such as ‘If I were a Rich Man’ and ‘Matchmaker’. It won nine Tony awards and there is the memorable film adaptation. This presentation will be in the hands of DMDS whose award-winning cast look forward to leading you through this much loved show.

  • Director: Colin Hughes
  • Musical Director: Russell Smith
  • Choreographer: Deirdre Nolan

Cast:

Tevye:     Paul Laycock

Golde:   Marian Holden

Tzeitel:   Gillian Hopper

Hodel:   Joanne Keeling

Chava:   Elaine Coyle

Motel:   Mark Keegan

Fyedka:   Eoin Salley

Perchik:   Alec Ward

Rabbi:   Derek Scott

Lazar Wolfe:   Tom Fitzgerald

Constable:   Jim Ryan

Yente:   Sue Crawford

Fruma S:   Jenn Dalton

Further information on the show is available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiddler_on_the_Roof

 

Ticket Prices: €20.

Booking directly to the Pavilion at Ph. (01)2312929, or on-line at www.paviliontheatre.ie

Dates: Monday 18th to Saturday 23rd March

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DMDS Pub Quiz

DMDS will run a Pub Quiz in Fitzgerald’s of Sandycove on Thursday 8th November.  Tables of 4 – €10 per person.   Prizes and Spot prizes available.    All proceeds will go to funding our 2013 show ‘Fiddler on the Roof’