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Wexford Opera House Announces Their Upcoming Shows And Events

Wexford Opera House is Ireland's first custom-built, multi-purpose opera house. The stunning landmark building is nestled in the heart of the beautiful Harbour town of Wexford and offers two diverse performance spaces, The John and Aileen O'Reilly Theatre and the Jerome Hynes Theatre. Click on the links to the right to read more about Wexford Opera House.

Vladimir Jablokov & his Musicians

Pat Egan Sound Ltd

Wexford Opera House - Jerome Hynes Theatre

Concert - 14 Nov 2010 - 20:00

€20.00 / €22.50

Vladimir and his musicians will perform a programme of popular standards & classical crossover songs and pieces from Bach to The Beatles but all given a "Classical Twist!"Vladimir has already performed to sell out audiences at the National Concert Hall, Cork Opera House, Ulster Hall and many others as Musical Director of the Mario Lanza, The Lovliest Night of The Year Concert Tour.

The Lords of Love

Balor Productions

Wexford Opera House

Musical - 19 Nov (20:00) and 20 Nov (20:00)

€20.00 / €25.00 / €30.00

After five phenomenal sell out shows in the Jerome Hynes Theatre, Wexford Opera House, the hilarious hit musical, Lords of Love returns to the Opera House - this time in the much larger O'Reilly Theatre. This brand new musical stars the much loved duo of Tony Carty and George Lawlor with Aileen Mythen as the femme fatale who came between them all those years ago and the Hadrill twins as the lovely Lordettes. With a music score that hints at Spinal Tap and encompasses Swing to Pop and Funk, it's a musical kaleidoscope that mirrors the antics of its two main protagonists. Buddy Roxborough and Jack Raymond reunite as the Lords of Love for one last shot at fame; a greatest hits concert with special guest Ivy Tudor, the woman who split them up all those years ago. What starts out as a straightforward revue soon descends into a drink fuelled evening of accidental hilarity, recriminations and, in spite of all that, some pretty toe tapping swing numbers. "Colfer is undoubtedly on to a winner" - Sara Keating Irish Times "A runaway success during its five-night run at Wexford Opera House last month" - Valerie Shanley Sunday Tribune "Possibly the funniest musical I've ever seen" - Liam Murphy - Munster Express "A rip roaring hilarious musical" - Wexford Echo

Mario Lanza - The Loveliest Night of the Year

Pat Egan Sound Ltd

Wexford Opera House

Concert - 21 Nov 2010 - 20:00

€31.50 / €35.00

Mario Lanza, The Loveliest Night of the Year has sold out an amazing 6 nights at The National Concert Hall, Dublin and is now undertaking its first nationwide tour. This show features Vladimir Jablokov and the Slovak Festival Musicians with Tenor Sean Costello and Special Guest Soprano Sandra Oman. Together they will perform all of Mario Lanza's greatest songs & duets to include ...Begin The Beguine, Golden Days, Ave Maria, The Loveliest Night of The Year, Night and Day, Be My Love, O Sole Mio, Because You're Mine and many more.

"Hamlet" and "The Children" Double Bill

County Wexford Youth Theatre

Wexford Opera House - Jerome Hynes Theatre

22 Nov (20:00), 23 Nov (20:00), 24 Nov (20:00)

€10.00 / €15.00

CWYT presents a double-bill of plays from the younger members. 'Hamlet' by William Shakespeare. Hamlet is the son of the late King Hamlet (of Denmark), who died two months before the start of the play. After King Hamlet's death, his brother, Claudius, becomes king, and marries King Hamlet's widow, Gertrude (Queen of Denmark). Young Hamlet fears that Claudius killed his own brother (Hamlet's father) to become king of Denmark, greatly angering Hamlet. What happens next is a tale of revenge, love and terror. 'The Children' by Edward Bond, Set in a late-21st-century apocalyptic landscape where human behaviour is monitored, living spaces are designated and where any emotional displays are immediately eradicated. In The Children a teenager's unquestioning loyalty to his mother has fatal consequences involving murder, abandonment and a quest. Edward Bond is "a great playwright - many, particularly in continental Europe, would say the greatest living English playwright" (Independent)

Romeo & Juliet

Ballet Ireland

Wexford Opera House

Dance - 25 Nov 2010 - 20:00

€15.00 / €20.00 / €25.00

Ballet Ireland is delighted to announce plans to present a brand new production of Romeo & Juliet choreographed by Morgann Runacre-Temple. Shakespeare's tale of the star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, is one of the greatest love stories of all time. Against a backdrop of ancient feuds and gang warfare, the ill-fated young couple falls instantly and hopelessly in love. But their families are bitter enemies, and in order to be together the two lovers must be prepared to risk everything... Romeo and Juliet is a dazzling combination of passion and hatred, comedy and high tragedy, making it the perfect vehicle for the talents of choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple who delighted audiences last year with her adaptation of Cinderella. Don't miss this innovative and exciting new production of Romeo & Juliet. ** Family tickets bookable by calling the Box Office ONLY on 053 9122144, Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday 10am - 5pm**


County Wexford Youth Theatre

Wexford Opera House - Jerome Hynes Theatre

Drama - 25 Nov (20:00), 26 Nov (20:00), 27 Nov (20:00)

€10.00 / €15.00

'Sixteen' is a multi-media production where sixteen teenagers with an average age of 16 years relate sixteen self-penned stories about their lives, loves and feelings about the world they live in. The stories are narrated, performed and with a live YouTube link up, projected to the audience. The stories will amuse, entertain, shock and probably annoy you. The stories may be true. The storytellers may be bloody liars. The play is like nothing you have seen before. 'Sixteen' is about the immediate, the now. It's about death and playing dead, life and playing at life, it's about the strange contact between performers on-stage and an audience caught between what they are watching and what they're being told.


Wexford Opera House

Concert - 26 Nov 2010 - 20:00


The Beatles remain the most famous and influential popular music group of the rock era. BeatleMania tells the exciting and inspiring story of the Beatles through the band's music in a full scale theatrical production. Local legend Maurice McCarthy leads a fab four who will be supported on stage by chorus and orchestra. Footage of milestone Beatle moments will form the backdrop to this production that promises to be a treat for ears and eyes. Audience participation encouraged! Get dressed up for the occasion and let flower power beat the winter blues! All proceeds from this fundraising event will go towards clearing the final capital debt on Wexford Opera House

Sonraigh Youth Dance Festival - Gala

Myriad Dance Company

Wexford Opera House

Dance - 27 Nov 2010 - 19:00

€5.00 / €10.00

Join us for an evening of exceptional dance performances showcasing the best of artistic work from Ireland's leading Youth Dance Companies and Ensembles, including our own County Wexford Youth Dance Company. Last held in 2008, this Gala represents the best of talented young Irish Dancers with outstanding and dynamic performances & choreographic work that will leave you smiling and feeling that the future is bright for dance in Ireland. Organised by Myriad Dance in association with Wexford County Council, the Gala is the highlight in a week-end of events in the Sonraigh Youth Dance Festival. The evening gala performance is preceded by a Dance Development Conference at the Wexford Opera House on the afternoon of Saturday 27th November. Sonraigh YDF is supported By Wexford County Council, Dance Ireland, Wexford Opera House & Arts Council of Ireland

Dancing at Lughnasa

Second Age Theatre Company

Wexford Opera House

Drama - 29 Nov (13:00) and 30 Nov (13:00, 20:00)

€20.00 / €25.00

Dancing at Lughnasa is a moving portrayal of five spinster sisters living together in Northwest Donegal. Over the course of one summer in 1936 their lives are changed forever. Dancing at Lughnasa is one of Ireland's undisputed masterpieces. It is a drama that mixes memory with desire and generous humour with piercing sadness. One moment you are laughing uproariously, the next your eyes are filled with stinging tears. Whatever the mood happens to be, at every moment the play feels startlingly true, tender and fresh. Produced by the leading classics play company, Second Age, and directed by David Horan, this production promises to deliver faithfully one of the great plays of Irish Drama. ** Daytime performances for participating schools**

Handel's Messiah

Lloyd Byrne for Music Machine Ltd

Wexford Opera House

Concert - 1 Dec 2010 - 20:00

€27.50 / €30.00 / €32.50

Music Machine presents Handel's Messiah "The Messiah comes to Wexford Opera House" Fiona Murphy, soprano ? Eamonn Mulhall, tenor ? Imelda Drumm, mezzo soprano, ? Owen Gilhooly, bass ? Dublin Bach Singers ? Irish Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Brophy. There will be many performances of Messiah this year, but only one in the inspiring settings and stunning natural acoustics of the Wexford Opera House making this a concert not to be missed and a perfect way for family and friends to get into the festive spirit. Handel's Messiah was first performed in Fishamble Street in Dublin on April 13th 1742, the Messiah tells of the prophecy and birth of Jesus, His passion, resurrection and the life of the world to come. There are many memorable choruses including "For unto us a child is born", "And with his stripes we are healed" and the famous "Hallelujah" chorus, culminating in the final, glorious chorus "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain". The Messiah is an essential part of the Christmas festivities so come and enjoy the drama and grandeur of this magnificent music with the Irish Philharmonic Orchestra, the acclaimed Dublin Bach Singers and world class soloists Fiona Murphy, Eamonn Mulhall, Imelda Drumm and Owen Gilhooly.

"PRIMAL" - presented by EXTREME RHYTHM

Nick Bailey

Wexford Opera

Concert - 2 Dec 2010 - 20:00

€22.00 / €25.00 / €30.00

EXTREME RHYTHM is Europe's most exciting high impact percussion ensemble, consisting of 10 top class maniacal yet scrupulous percussionists, and 3 animated tap dancers, demonstrating their art through sheer power, pure adrenaline, and mesmerising rhythms. The cast is led by top international percussionist Nick Bailey from Wexford who has toured and recorded extensively throughout the world with many top international acts such as Riverdance and Celtic Woman, and features several prominent names in Irish music and dance. Extreme Rhythm's new theatre show, "PRIMAL" is a spectacular celebration of powerful drumming, dynamic dance, live music, colourful costumes and dramatic lighting, using instruments and rhythmic influences from all over the world.

Little Gem

Gúna Nua

Wexford Opera House - Jerome Hynes Theatre

Drama - 2 Dec (20:00), 3 Dec (20:00), 4 Dec (20:00)

€18.00 / €20.00

Love, sex, birth, death and salsa classes: Little Gem sees three generations of Dublin women on a wild and constantly surprising journey. After sell-out seasons in New York, London and Paris, a sold-out 7-week run at Ireland's National Theatre, and a run at the Olympia (with MCD), Gúna Nua is bringing its bittersweet comedy Little Gem on a countrywide tour. Gúna Nua director and founder Paul Meade first read Elaine Murphy's Little Gem in 2008 and promptly staged and directed the impressive debut in the Dublin Fringe Festival where it won several awards and went on to great acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009.

The Great Big Gilbert & Sullivan Show

Tano Rea

Wexford Opera House

Musical - 3 Dec 2010 - 20:00

€20.00 / €25.00 / €30.00

'The Great Big Gilbert & Sullivan Show' is a sparkling, costumed 'Gala Performance' of highlights from many of your favourite Gilbert and Sullivan Operas, featuring six stars from the old and new D'Oyly Carte Opera Companies and other major national Opera Companies. Highlights include selections from; The Mikado, The Gondoliers, The Pirates Of Penzance, Iolanthe, Ruddigore, Princess Ida and HMS Pinafore. Major-General Stanley, Sir Joseph Porter and The Pirate King will even invite you to sing-a-long with one or two numbers. Don't miss this superb evening of highlights from Gilbert and Sullivan's witty and wonderful works, beautifully performed. (With piano accompaniment).

The Nutcracker Suite

Wexford School of Ballet & Modern Dance

Wexford Opera House

Dance - 5 Dec (15:00, 20:00)

€15.00 / €20.00

After popular demand and two sell out shows in 2008, the Wexford School of Ballet and Modern Dance bring their Christmas spectacular back to the O'Reilly Theatre in the Wexford Opera House. The Nutcracker will run for two performances on December 5th, a matinee at 3pm, and an evening show at 8pm. It is advisable to pre-book your tickets as last year's performance sold out very quickly. This festive tale tells of young Clara, who is transported to the land of the Snowflakes and the Sweets, where she meets such characters as the Prince, the Spanish Doll, the Chinese Doll, the Arabian Doll, the Russian Doll and Little Bo-Peep. She also encounters the evil Rat King and his minions, but luckily all ends well in this, the quintessential Christmas Ballet ideal for all the family.


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