MEET THE CAST

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Clara Collins as Tiffany Houston

Character Description:

Tiffany is a cute, bubbly, teenage female cheerleader. She is aspiring to be like Cyndi Lauper and Madonna rolled into one. She has been neighbours with Corey Junior since they were born, and they are good pals. Corey only has eyes for her (which she is oblivious to) but she only has eyes for Michael.

Most excited/nervous about:

I’m so excited for the whole musical, but I think that we will have a much stronger bond after it. I’m also excited to try something new that we haven’t had much experience with and make something good out of TY. I’m nervous for the singing but we can only do our best!

Dara Tobin - Michael Feldman

Dara Tobin – Michael Feldman

Character Description:

Coolest guy in school. Leader of his group of friends: Billy, Huey and Lionel. He likes girls, football, and cars. All the girls adore him but don’t realise that in reality, he’s just a mean, manipulative oaf who picks on smaller kids. Despite this, Mickey is often seen as a God at William Ocean High.

Most excited/nervous about:

I’m nervous about acting and having to sing by myself and I’m excited about working with my classmates.

Beibhinn Prendergast - Eileen

Beibhinn Prendergast – Eileen

Character Description:

Eileen is the new girl who gets rejected by the ‘cool’ girls. She falls into the group of less popular people. She doesn’t get much attention until the coolest guy begins to notice her.

Most excited/nervous about:

I’m excited to see it all come together and most nervous about getting the words of the songs wrong.

Bethany Tuit - Cydie Gibson

Bethany Tuit – Cyndi Gibson

Character Description:

Tiffany’s best friend. Cyndi says what she wants when she wants and the same rules apply with boys.

Most excited/nervous about:

I am so excited for the whole thing to come together and I’m looking forward to all the fun to be had.

Conor Murphy - Corey Snr

Conor Murphy – Corey Snr

Character Description:

Corey Senior is the narrator who is 30 years old, he is in the year 2000 and is thinking back to his school days in the 80’s and his love for Tiffany Houstan. He goes along through  the play and comments and narrates through out and even provides the internal  thoughts of his younger version (Corey Junior)

Most excited/nervous about:

I am really excited to be part of this play as I feel it will be fun. And I will make the most of my experience. I am nervous about singing in front of so many people, but I’m sure over time I won’t be as nervous.

Thanks 🙂

Peter O'Sullivan - Corey Junior

Peter O’Sullivan – Corey Palmer Junior

Character Description:

He is the hero of the musical. Although the story does not focus solely on him, it is largely about his life and the people and events surrounding him throughout the 1980s. He is 17th years old during Senior Year. Corey is a likeable American teen. He is friends with Alf and Kirk.

Most excited/nervous about:

I am looking forward to having the craic getting prepared for the whole thing. I’m nervous about what kind of dancing I have to do.

Chantelle French - Ms Brannigan

Chantelle French – Ms Sheena Brannigan

Character Description:

I am the only female teacher at William Ocean High School. I am 30 years old and the Senior Students Coordinator here at this school. I am very reserved and friendly towards my students and the other staff. I am also currently in a relationship with another teacher, Mr Stevie Cocker.

Most excited/nervous about:

We’re just getting up and started now so it’s all very exciting as we begin to get going. One thing I can’t wait for is when we get our costumes and when we add in props. That happens when all the hard work is done though! I am slightly nervous singing in front of everyone, because it’s not like anything I’ve ever done before. However, it is also exciting because it’s a challenge and something out of my comfort zone, which is great because that’s what TY is all about!

Ronan Mannix - Mr. Cocker

Ronan Mannix – Mr. Stevie Cocker

Character Description:

Deputy Principal at William Ocean High. He sees a future with Sheena Brannigan the other teacher but has major issues when he discovers that he is dating a former centre fold. He has problems with erasing the image of Sheena’s prior modelling from his mind. Mr Cocker often thinks he is cooler and funnier than he is.

Most nervous/excited about:

I am most nervous to sing on my own but I am excited to work with my class to make the best play we can.

Laura Horgan - Kim

Laura Horgan – Kim

Character Description:

Twin sister of Mel. New to the school but gets accepted into the ‘cool’ cheerleader group as she has been friends with Cyndi for a long time. Doesn’t do well in school, gets distracted by boys and cheer-leading.

Most excited/nervous about:

I’m excited to see the show come together and really get into my character as Kim. I’m a little nervous as it is something new.

Ciara Gordon - Mel

Ciara Gordon – Mel

Character Description:

She is a friend of Cyndi’s who is immediately left into the cheer group. She likes to sing and dance and just party in general.

Most excited/nervous about:

I am excited to be somebody else on stage.

Jamie Lee Brazier - Rachel

Jamie Lee Brazier – Rachel

Character Description:

Friend of Mel and Kim. Female featured singer

Most excited/nervous about:

I’m most excited about being part of the musical and being on stage.

Euan O'Brien - Huey

Euan O’Brien – Huey

Character Description:

One of the cool kids, part of Michael Feldman’s group. He wears clothes that were cool at the time, 80s tragic, has big hair. Huey even goes as far as to wear a Michael Jackson white glove.

Most excited/nervous about:

I think it will be difficult to sing and dance in front of people but there will be a group of us so it won’t be too bad. Also having to wear weird, colourful clothes will be strange but it is part of the character.

Ellen - Laura Wilde

Ellen Jennings – Laura Wilde

Character Description:

Befriends the new girl, Eileen< best friends with Debbie Foz. Laura makes up/ pretends she has boyfriends to make Debbie jealous< but in reality< has never been in a relationship.

Most excited/nervous about:

To play the role of Laura Wilde and to sing in front of people!

Diarmuid Kerr - Lionel

Diarmuid Kerr – Lionel Astley

Character Description:

Part of Michael Feldman’s group. Not as cool as the other guys but the girls put up with him anyway. Lionel is a little lost but he is cool because he’s in the group.

Most excited/nervous about:

I’m excited about working with my class and making a great musical and I’m feeling nervous about singing and forgetting my lines.

Claire Reilly - Debbie

Claire Reilly – Debbie Fox

Character Description:

Best friends with Laura Wilde, but only because they have no other friends. They both accept Eileen as a friend. They make up boyfriends to impress each other although neither of them have ever had a boyfriend.

Most exited/nervous about:

I’m excited for the experience, I’m nervous for being on stage

Brian Hegarty - Fergal

Brian Hegarty – Fergal McFerrin

Character Description:

The school nerd! Fantasises about the technology of the future. Is made fun of by Michael and all his friends. In the end all his theories come true and he is married.

Most excited/nervous about:

I am excited about playing the part of Fergal because he is going to be the person that makes the audience laugh. I am nervous about singing “Video Kills the Radio Star” because I am afraid that I will mess up in front of everyone.

Ailis O'Mahony - Suzie

Ailis O’Mahony – Suzie

Character Description:

A singing and dancing fun, quirky girl who puts the cheer in cheer-leading. Best friend of Jen who also isn’t afraid to rock out on the dance floor to show her killer moves. Another girl who just wants to have fun!

Most excited/nervous about:

I’m probably most excited about getting all dressed up in our 80’s gear! I’m also looking forward to get up on stage but to be honest that’s what I’m most nervous about at the same time.

Billy Twomey - Billy

Billy Twomey – Billy Arnold

Character Description:

My character is very sporty and cool. He hangs out in the “cool” group with Michael, Lionel and Huey. On the other side when Billy is by himself he seems lost and struggles without Michael and the gang.

Most excited/nervous about:

I’m excited to be doing a musical as it is my first ever one and it will be great fun.

Aibhlin Barry - Jen

Aibhlin Barry – Jen

Character Description:

An all round talented girl who loves to have fun with her best friend Suzie. Another one of the popular girls on the cheer-leading team who is well able to bust a move.

Most excited/nervous about:

I’m most nervous about getting stage fright on the first night and I’m most excited about the rehearsals/ getting started and performing on stage.

Eamon Shanahan - Kirk

Eamon Shanahan – Kirk

Character Description:

I’m Corey’s best friend. I’m not very popular in school and am a little immature.

Most excited/nervous about:

Excited to perform! And for all our hard work to come together. I’m nervous about forgetting to say a line.

Ella Rawlinson -

Ella Rawlinson – Mandy

Character Description:

A friend of Mel and Kim.

Most excited/nervous about:

I’m really excited about getting into character and using costumes and make up to do that. The songs are all really fun and full of energy, so im looking forward to practicing them. I’m nervous about the whole thing really, but I think it’ll be interesting seeing it all come together.

Tommy Worden - The Presenter

Tommy Worden – Mr Miyagi & the radio announcer

Character Description:

A Japanese teacher who only has a role as a one time voice over.

Most excited/nervous about:

I am not nervous at all, but if I were, I would be most nervous about getting my lines mixed up.

John Sherry - Alf

John Sherry – Alf

Character Description:

Alf Bueller, a friend of Corey Jnr & Kirk Keaton

Most excited/nervous about:

I’m really excited to see all of the scenes come together and to see my parents. I feel nervous about forgetting my lines and to sing because it is out of my nature.

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