KMS News

KMS Carol Singing in aid of Focus Ireland

Our annual carol singing day is a highlight in the calendar for KMS members. On 10th December 2022 our members took to the bandstand in Dundrum Town Centre to bring a little Christmas cheer with our carol singing and to fundraise for Focus Ireland. Led by our fantastic MD for the day, Sarah Riddick, our…

2022 – A Sing Down Memory Lane. Celebrating 40 Fabulous Years of KMS

In November 2022 the members of Kilmacud Musical Society performed a variety show to celebrate 40 fabulous years of singing, dancing and delighting audiences. This show took the audience on a musical tour of a selection of favorites from the many hit musicals that the society has produced over the last 40 years. The show…

Kilmacud Musical Society; 40 Years a Growing.

by Billy Andrews Kilmacud Musical & Dramatic Society was founded in 1982, some 40 years ago. It came about through the efforts of a small group of local people, led by Nancy Kavanagh, who succeeded in getting community support – by literally knocking on every door in the Kilmacud area and its surrounds. The Society’s…

AIMS Awards 2022

We had an absolute BALL in Killarney at the 2022 AIMS Awards . Delighted to say that we walked away the proud WINNERS of Best Technical for Chess in the Sullivan category we were also delighted to get Runners Up for Best Programme and Best Musical Director, both for Chess. To our amazing tech team…

Time For A Break

What. A. Year! We are winding up for summer, having had a fantastic season with 2 Full Musicals! Time to rest those vocal cords, put our feet up and take a break from all the rehearsing and socialising we’ve been doing. The incoming Committee will be hard at work over the summer, getting organised for…

Opening Night!

As Roger DeBris says in ‘The Producers: “It’s bad luck to say ‘Good Luck’ on opening night!” So: “Break a leg” To all our amazing cast and crew on their run of Disco Inferno this week! There’s no doubt it will be a fantastic show. If you feel like a safe night out: Tickets are…

KMS Is Rehearsing “Disco Inferno”

The members of Kilmacud Musical Society are delighted to be taking to the dlr Mill Theatre stage once again this March with Disco Inferno: The 70’s Musical.If you love the 1970s, then you’ll love this riotous trip back to the decade that brought us flared trousers, platform shoes and glitter In Disco Inferno, the story…

What A Show!

It took two years to get here, but we did it! Thank you to our amazing cast, crew, members and committee on the spectacular run of Chess: The Musical this week! We couldn’t be prouder of what we achieved. KMS were initially due to stage Chess in March of 2020. As we were preparing for…

OPENING NIGHT!

As Roger DeBris says in ‘The Producers: “It’s bad luck to say ‘Good Luck’ on opening night!” So After 2 years rehearsal: “Break a leg” To all our amazing cast and crew on their run of Chess: The Musical this week! There’s no doubt it will be a fantastic show. KMS were initially due to…

R.I.P. Ray Barry

It is with great sadness tonight that we must inform you of the passing of long-time KMS member, Ray Barry, on Saturday 13th February. Ray joined KMDS in the early 90s and his first show with us was My Fair Lady in 1991. Despite being famous year after year for uttering the phrase “This will…

KMS: A culture night performance

🤩 Have you missed us? KMS are delighted to announce that we will be performing this coming Thursday & Friday at the @dlrmillstagram as part of Culture Week, along with some other fabulous societies and performers. Unfortunately tickets were limited and were snapped up instantly BUT you can catch the live stream on the Mill…

Refund Update

Hi all! Just a note to inform anyone who booked tickets online to see our show Chess that you should receive an email in the coming days (if you haven’t already) outlining the refund process.In this time of financial uncertainty for so many, we want the refund process to be as smooth as possible for…

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Hi all. It is with heavy hearts that we can confirm that our show CHESS, scheduled to take place in The Mill Theatre from March 17th to 21st, is now cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Customers will be refunded in due course and the Mill will contact you directly. We’ll have more info as…

KMS are rehearsing Chess: The Musical

The members of Kilmacud Musical Society are delighted to be taking to the dlr Mill Theatre stage once again this March with Chess: The Musical! This highly acclaimed musical written by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus (ABBA), and lyricist Tim Rice (Evita, The Lion King) develops the ancient and distinguished game of chess into a…

Our Next Show

KMS are Happy to announce our next musical production will be Chess: The Musical. Written by Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaes of ABBA fame and Tim Rice of Jesus Christ Superstar and The Lion King; Chess tells the story of two intellectual rivals locked in a Cold war era struggle for love, money and respect…

Our 2019/2020 Season!

The time has come and KMS are so THRILLED to announce their 2019/2020 season!! Show 1 – TALE AS OLD AS TIMEComing to dlr Mill Thetare, Dundrum, November 2019 Show 2 – Our 2020 Musical – CHESS THE MUSICALComing to dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum, March 2020 We are beyond delighted to be bringing these two…

Time for a break!

We are winding up for summer, having had a fantastic season! Time to rest those vocal cords, put our feet up and take a break from all the rehearsing and socialising we’ve been doing. The incoming Committee will be hard at work over the summer, getting organised for our 2019/2020 season, so make sure you…

KMS are rehearsing 9 to 5!!

The members of Kilmacud Musical Society are delighted to be taking to the dlr Mill Theatre stage once again this April. Come see us perform 9 to 5: The Musical from 09-13 April 2019! Musical comedy at its best, 9 to 5: The Musical follows the adventures of three female office workers who have had…

2018/19 Season – Information Evening

Kilmacud Musical Society invites all of our current members and all those interested in joining our society (whether you want to be onstage or part of our backstage crew!) to our information evening for the upcoming 2018/19 season. This is taking place in dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum on 23rd August from 7.30pm. This is a…

35th Season of KMS: A Review

The 2017/18 season marked the 35th anniversary of the establishment of Kilmacud Musical Society. Since our foundation in 1982, the members of Kilmacud Musical Society have been staging successful shows and enjoying every minute of our time in rehearsal and on stage and this season was no exception. In November we took to the stage…

KMS- Celebrating 35 Seasons

This is the 35th season of Kilmacud Musical Society (KMS). When we consider how much work goes in to completing just one season for KMS, it is quite inspiring to think of the number of people who have given up their personal time over the years to support this society and to help it succeed…

Showtime: Funny Girl

It less than one month until the members of Kilmacud Musical Society take to the stage with our next production. Rehearsals are well under way and we are excited to be bringing Funny Girl to the stage of dlr Mill Theatre from 06-10 March 2018. Tickets are now on sale from the theatre box office…

Come test your knowledge with KMS!!

Come join the members of Kilmacud Musical Society at The Goat Bar and Grill on Friday 26th of January to test your knowledge! Our Annual Table Quiz is a guaranteed great night out. Don’t worry, this isn’t a table quiz entirely about musicals – the question rounds include general knowledge, tv/film, music, sport, history/politics and…

Funny Girl

AND WE’RE BACK…. After a well deserved week off to recover from a wonderful run with Hammerstein to Hamilton, we are back in action kicking off rehearsals for our next show, Funny Girl. We will be taking this show to the stage of dlr Mill Theatre from 06-10 March 2018. Hopefully we will see you…

Hammerstein to Hamilton: a story of successful musicals

Kilmacud Musical Society members are back in rehearsals for the new season, and it is shaping up to be our best season yet!! We are back on stage at dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum from 02-04 November 2017 to present on our first show of the season, Hammerstein to Hamilton: a story of successful musicals. This…

KMS is looking for new members!!!!

Kilmacud Musical Society is seeking new members! Who are we and what do we do? We are all about getting together and having some fun, while staging great show in a professional theatre. Over the last number of years we have staged shows in the dlr Mill Theatre, twice per year and these have gone…

Time for a break…

We are winding up for summer, having had a fantastic 2016/2017 season. Time to rest those vocal cords, put our feet up and take a break from all the rehearsing and socialising we’ve been doing. The incoming Committee will be hard at work over the summer, getting organised for our 2017/2018 season, so make sure…

All Shook Up

Well, our season is almost over. Our main show was epic! We danced, we sang, we got All Shook Up. For 5 nights, we electrified the Mill Theatre in Dundrum and having entertained you all we are ready for our summer break. Don’t worry though, we will be back in September. In the meantime, you…

Meet the All Shook Up characters

You’ve read the show synopsis (on our Past & Next Performance page), now it’s time to meet the characters and the actors who play them. Natalie is the greatest mechanic in town (Emma Coast) but unaware that her best friend in the whole world, Dennis (Niall Gallagher) has a crush on her. Sylvia (Noirin Sheridan)…

It's show time…

Can you believe it? Rehearsals are almost finished and on Tuesday 21 March, we will be on stage in the Mill Theatre in Dundrum performing All Shook Up! Featuring the music of Elvis Presley, All Shook Up promises to be a rockin’ good show. Tickets are on sale now and group rates are available (8…

We want your photos!

If you’ve been on the site lately you’ll see that we’ve been busy updating our photo gallery and programme listing. In our Past & Next Performance section, you can click on a show title and see the programme for that show. In our Gallery, you can view images from previous shows. However, our collection is…

Table quiz! Save the date…

The New Year is off to a great start and rehearsals are in full swing for our upcoming performance of All Shook Up! The great thing about all those dance rehearsals is that they are a great opportunity to get fit and tone up after any Christmas over-indulgence. Plus it’s great to get back and…

Another successful Variety Show

For three nights (10-12 November) KMS lit up the stage in Dundrum’s Mill Theatre with a rendition of all that’s great about Ireland. We were delighted to see so many of our regulars and a few new faces in the audience each night. Thank you for coming. If you didn’t have a chance to see…

KMS celebrating Stillorgan Shopping Centre 50th anniversary

On Saturday 15 October, KMS were delighted to help Stillorgan Village Shopping Centre celebrate its 50th anniversary. Being part of our local community is important to us and we were delighted to be invited to perform as part of the anniversary celebrations. As you can tell from the photos, a fun time was had by…

Auditions for All Shook Up

Don’t forget! Auditions for All Shook Up will be taking place this Sunday 09 October from 2pm-5pm. “All Shook Up” is a “jukebox” musical with Elvis Presley music. The story is based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and features an American mid-west town in the 1950s. To book your audition slot, email us by clicking on…

Variety Show auditions

Our Variety Show auditions are taking place this Tuesday 13 September. To audition, you must be a fully paid-up member of Kilmacud Musical Society, so if you haven’t got your subscription paid for this year, now is the time! Our Variety Show theme is “The Spirit of Ireland” so you can audition with either a…

New members wanted – come to our Open Night!

Kilmacud Musical Society is seeking new members! Kilmacud Musical Society (KMS) are holding an Open Night on Monday, 22nd August, commencing at 7pm, at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum, to give potential members a chance to find out what KMS is all about.There will be a quick meet and greet, then our Director, Musical Director and…

Meet the committee

Before each season starts in earnest, lots of background work is done to identify possible shows, research their suitability for our cast and crew, secure the rights, sort out the finances, put together a communications plan and marketing strategy and book dates and a venue for various events. Those tasks are carried out by the…

Our 2016/2017 season is announced!

We have another exciting season lined up for you this year! In November, our annual variety show takes on an Irish theme. This year we are celebrating the ‘Spirit of Ireland’ with a mix of great Irish songs, dance, comedy and drama at The Mill Theatre from 10-12 November 2016. From 21-25 March, we’ll be…

And the nominee is…

Well done to Sarah Lawlor who was runner-up in the Best Female Singer category at the AIMS awards on 18 June. Sarah was nominated for her role as Kathy Selden in our production of Singing in the Rain, which took place in the Mill Theatre, Dundrum from 08-12 March 2016. It was a fantastic achievement…

Singin' in the Rain

Kilmacud Musical Society presents Singin’ in the Rain…. Mill Theatre, Dundrum 8th – 12th March 2016. Nightly at 8pm with Matinee 2.30pm Saturday

Table Quiz

KMS’s Table Quiz will be held in the Goat Bar & Grill, Jan 29th at 8pm….. Save that date for a greats nights entertainment!

It's Showtime!

Join KMS for a wonderful evening of the most influential and loved songs in music history. Mill Theatre Dundrum 8pm €15

KMS announce the 2015/2016 season!

KMS are delighted to announce their new exciting season ahead, staging two shows, Our variety show ‘It’s Showtime!’ in November 2015 and ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ in March 2016. Book here for our show “Its Showtime!” November 12th – 14th – Tickets only €15 Check out our Facebook page and stay tuned for more information!

New Member Auditions!

Fancy being part of a great cast and threading the boards? Kilmacud Musical Society will be holding their New Memeber Auditions in late August. Contact us on Kilmacudmusicalsociety@gmail.com. Stay tuned for more information…..

A Fantastic AIMS Nomination for our Felicia!

Our warmest congratulations to Marion Holohan for her AIMS nomination in the Best Comedienne (Ballywillan Drama Group Trophy) in the Sullivan Section! This great achievement is in recognition of her role as Felicia Gabriel in our recent production of The Witches of Eastwick.

The Witches of Eastwick

Kilmacud Musical Society presents The Witches of Eastwick, A Musical comedy. Based on the novel by John Updike and the Warner bros. motion picture. This production tells the story of three women frustrated and bored by their mundane lives in the gossiping town of Eastwick. Their desire for a perfect man manifests a charismatic stranger,…

Unforgettable

Our first show entitled ‘Unforgettable’ will be performed in the Mill Theatre, Dundrum on 20th – 22nd November next. This will be a memorable evening of great songs, music and dance, with a bit of comedy thrown in as well!

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