St Louth to host ‘The Greatest Show’

‘The noblest art is making people happy’ – at least that is what PT Barnum believed and so the TY Class of 2020 in St Louis Dundalk plan to do just that when you attend their show, aptly called ‘The Greatest Show’ which runs in the Chapel Hall from March 18 to 20 at 7:30pm, with tickets priced at a very reasonable €10 each, available from the school office.
It tells the story of the trials and tribulations of the famous circus master PT Barnum and is sure to be full of charm and surprises as the school’s previous shows have been. The songs are fabulous and catchy – we dare you not sing along – and as always the cast, drawn from the full year group is one full of hidden gems. Aoife Savage who plays PT Barnum says: ‘My family never even knew I could sing. I have danced for years but this is my first time in a singing role. I am so excited to be part of such a great production. This is a story of inclusion, of embracing everyone no matter who or how they are, kind of like our school ethos really. We have had so much fun rehearsing.’
The show is a fully in-house effort. Siobhán Higgins, Elaine Byrne and Kate O’Byrne are the teachers behind the production. The sets are designed and painted by the students themselves, and the dances were all created and rehearsed by students as well.
“What is lovely about our show every year is the fact that we have all the skills here to produce a top class show without having to pay outsiders to do it for us,” explained Siobhán Higgins.
“The girls learn so much from this experience. They get to have ownership of the production and it’s a great one to have on the CV for the future.
“What is so special for me is that every girl gets to perform on the stage. There is no feeling better than that, and it is wonderful that no matter how small the part they all feel equally important to the overall production,” added Siobhán.

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