Colaiste Chraobh Abhann’s school musical

It will be a packed house at the Mermaid Arts Centre next week for Coláiste Chraobh Abhann’s ninth annual musical production, ‘FOOTLOOSE’!

It’s a musical about a teenager, Ren MacCormack, who gets a big dose of culture shock when he moves from big-city Boston to a small Southern town called Bomont. A few years prior, a fatal accident involving five youths on a ‘night out’ led local councilmen and a beloved clergyman to ban loud music and dancing. Join the students from CCA and watch Ren who was never one to ‘toe the line’ challenge the ban and, in the process, revitalize Bomont and fall in love with the clergyman’s troubled daughter, Ariel Moor.

Each year the Coláiste Chraobh Abhann school musical provides students with the opportunity to develop socially, personally and artistically by joining the cast of the chosen production. Cast members always remember the show as one of the highlights of their school lives and cherish the memories for many years to come. “By the time the curtain closes, there will have been new friendships forged and, of course, lots of fun had by all”, said Mr Eivers, principal of CCA.

Choreographer Ms Yvonne Prendergast and Musical Director Ms Siobhán Gallagher have worked hard with the cast over the last few months as have many of CCA’s staff, students and the CCA Parents’ Council.

The musical will take place at the Mermaid Arts Theatre on Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th and Friday 13th March. Tickets can be purchased from the Mermaid on (01) 272 4030 or online at

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