ST Michael’s Theater has a feast of entertainment this spring with plenty of shows to look forward to.
Comedian Deirdre O’Kane brings star quality to the stage on Saturday 11th February at 8pm with her show ‘Demented’.
There’s a point beyond exhaustion where all you can do is laugh, and O’Kane has well and truly nailed it.
This is what inspired Funny Woman O’Kane’s tour of the UK and Ireland. Check out her great new stand-up show, ‘Demented’ at New Ross.
Next Friday sees Patrick Freeney play. It’s been 16 years since Freeney released his debut album, and while he’s recorded countless songs since then, he still lives by the motto that it’s thanks to you, the fans, that he’s so successful today. Freeney has legions of fans across Ireland and is a regular guest on TV and radio. Patrick is known nationally for his remarkable tenor voice. He has won many prestigious awards over the years and is a versatile performer.
The term “living legend” is sometimes loosely applied to artists in the music industry, but certainly not when people are talking about Johnny McEvoy, who plays the theater on Sunday, February 26, with very limited ticket availability.
McEvoy has always been recognized for the quality of his live concerts and when his tour was announced in early 2023, he received a huge response from his legion of fans across the country.
His current live show is called “A nostalgic Evening of Song and Story” and features all of Johnny’s “Hit” songs, including Mursheen Durkin, Boston Burgler, Long Before your Time, Richman’s Garden, Michael Collins, etc., many of these songs written by Johnny himself.
His songs are incredibly beautiful and evocative, always presented with an individuality that is undeniably his own unique style.
In March the New Ross Musical Society return with their comedy show, ‘Chaplin’.
Based on the true story of Charlie Chaplin, the iconic film actor, writer, producer and director, the new musical – which runs from Tuesday 7 March to Saturday 11 March – spans the comic’s entire career, from his first performance Chaplin. as a child in 19th-century London to tearfully accept an honorary Oscar in 1972.
The show chronicles the beloved actor’s rise to fame and the people who shaped his life, including his mother Hannah, his older brother Sydney, his fourth wife Oona O’Neill and gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.
The musical dramatizes the making of Chaplin’s legendary films, including The Kid, The Circus, Modern Times and The Great Dictator, as well as his turbulent childhood, wild love life and political beliefs. With an original score by Christopher Curtis, including “Look at All the People,” “Just Another Day in Hollywood” and “This Man,” Chaplin tells the heartwarming story of the man who made the world laugh as his legendary persona on screen. A bum but struggling to find happiness in his life.
Declan Nerney is a name familiar to many Irish fans and the Irish country music star is performing on Sunday 19th March. Join him and his super live band with special guests Owen Mac and John Hogan for a nostalgic evening of music, song and laughter.
Father and daughter comedy duo Pat and Faye Short perform on Friday 24th March.
Since they started working together, this comedy duo has written and performed two hilarious web shows ‘The Wellness Hour with Paaah and Sile’ and ‘Pat Shortt’s Comedy Heads’.
Now the pair are bringing their crazy characters to the stage at Well. The show follows the unfortunate demise of the Dad and Daughter Country and Irish music duo as they attempt to rise to the top of the local music scene by playing a gig at the town’s hotel.
“Well” showcases the extraordinary comedy talents of this funny couple and their extraordinary ability to bring humor to the most everyday situation with a range of extremely funny characters.
Join Rory O’Connor for some of Rory’s stories, an intimate evening of comedy and candid chats with famous friends as he takes his live show across Ireland on Friday 7th April.
The night will be the culmination of everything Rory is known for. from his trademark lockdown stories with three kids to his ass hanging out on RTE’s Hell Week and talks with special guests to motivate and inspire attendees.
There will also be some singalongs – a must for any proper Irish night out!