Normally at this time of the year the only run Thurles Musical Society would be worried about would be the five night run for their annual show.
However, 2014 is a little different - a good different, that is. Because, besides the usual five night run of this years show - the Republic of Ireland premiere of Sister Act the Musical ( which goes from Tuesday March 25th-29th in The Premier Hall) - the Society is also embarking upon a Fun Run and Walk on Sunday February 23rd starting at 12:30 at the Anner Hotel and finishing .. ..well, in plenty of time for opening night we hope.
Yeah, ‘Nuns on the Run’ as the fun run and walk is being dubbed, is a new departure for Thurles Musical Society and there will be a slight twist to the norms associated with such events. Fancy dress is a real option, possibility, and probability and in all liklihood there will be a few habits donned to help bring a little bit of flair to the event. The run will pass the Presentation Convent and the Cathedral of the Assumption en-route and anyone who feels like they need divine inspiration can feel free to drop in for same. It won’t pass St Patrick’s Cemetery though a few could well be headed there afterwards!!!
While guarantees of good weather can never be met, Thurles Musical Society is promising great fun and craic on the day. And for all thosebudding Usain Bolts out there, an open invitation is being extended to don the lycra, throw on the runners and come along to join the fun.
As for the show itself, huge progress is being made these weeks with everyone working really hard. There is a great buzz about at rehearsals and the cast and chorus are really enjoying the preparations. Rehearsals are running at the moment between the Anner Hotel and The Premier Hall, and TMS thanks most sincerely both venues for their assistance and courtesy.
As usual, patronage, advertising and sponsorship is being sought at the present time - anyone wishing to help out would be welcomed with open arms.
More next week.