Who we are

Only in it's 11th session, UCD Musical Society is one of the youngest and already most active societies on campus and amongst other musical societies across Ireland, best epitomized by our winning of UCD Society of the Year in 2015 and 2017.

Set up in 2009 by a group of passionate students it has grown from strength to strength each year, catering for any students with a love of musical theatre. Each year we produce three full scale musicals in UCD, two in Semester 1 and one in Semester 2, including a Musical-Theatre Inter-varsities between 8 other college societies in Ireland! This year, we are delighted to be staging the recently West-End revived "Company" from the 24th to the 27th of September in Astra Hall, with many more musicals to follow!

Cabaret went on to win 4 AIMS nominations, including Best Director and Best Actress!

Last year we staged three hugely successful musicals - ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ in September, ‘American Idiot’ inspired by Green Day’s music, and the classic ‘Cabaret’. We were delighted to receive 4 AIMS nominations for Cabaret - Best Director (Cian Gallagher), Best Choreographer (Leah Meagher), Best Actress (Caoilfhionn Ní Dhulaing) and Best Choreography. In previous years, we have also performed Legally Blonde, Jekyll & Hyde, Bonnie & Clyde, A Chorus Line, The Producers, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Grease, Cabaret, Little Shop of Horrors and The Wedding Singer, each receiving outstanding reviews and attendance. 

We run a weekly Vocal Group from 6-8 every Monday evening where members can come along, sing and perform to their hearts content. The Vocal Group performs throughout the year with UCD Musical Society, with the highlight being the Vocal Group Showcase in Semester Two. Vocal Group is open to absolutely every member and requires no audition to take part.

We hold regular workshops in many different areas of theatre, be it the production side or performance side to give our members a chance to improve their skills and share their talents. We also provide workshop opportunities to schools in the area, imparting our experience upon the next generation of the country’s musical talent. The social side of UCD Musical Society is great fun and a fantastic way to make new friends. We hold regular events throughout the year such as our hugely popular open-mic nights, the annual Performing Arts Ball, cast parties, trips around the country, nights out and much more.

Renowned for our welcoming, inclusive and friendly reputation we are always eager for new members to become involved be it on or behind the stage.

 

The Committee

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The Committee consists of 23 students who are selected by the incoming auditor at the end of each year, who work together to ensure the smooth running of the society and its events. Each committee member has specific roles and duties which they carry out to give the best possible experience to all of our members. Don't hesitate to get in contact with any one of us, should you have any queries or ideas for the upcoming year. You can catch us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or just drop us an email at musical.society@ucd.ie.

 
Roisin Heenan - Auditor

Roisin Heenan - Auditor

Megan Mitten - Production Manager

Megan Mitten - Production Manager

Earl Echivarre - Media Officer

Earl Echivarre - Media Officer

Jane Corish - Workshops Manager

Jane Corish - Workshops Manager

Aoife Barron - Prostups Manager

Aoife Barron - Prostups Manager

Gavin Molony - Committee Member

Gavin Molony - Committee Member

Darragh McArdle - Committee Member

Darragh McArdle - Committee Member

Roll Of Auditors

2009/10 - Jason Masterson

2010/11 - Aifric Nugent & Eoghan McNeill

2011/12 - Aifric Nugent & Stephen Dunphy

2012/13 - Eimear O’Flynn

2013/14 - Joe Murphy

2014/15 - Laura Davenport

2015/16 - Katherine Stevens

2016/17 - Sarah Egan

2017/18 - Roisin Heenan

2018/19 - Rachel Murphy

2019/2020 - John Higgins

                                                                                   

Hazel Madden - Treasurer

Hazel Madden - Treasurer

Meadhbh Flynn - Public Relations Officer

Meadhbh Flynn - Public Relations Officer

Barry O'Donoghue - Events Officer

Barry O'Donoghue - Events Officer

Taylor Fewer - Vocal Group Director

Taylor Fewer - Vocal Group Director

Caoilfhionn Ní Dhulaing - Inclusion Officer

Caoilfhionn Ní Dhulaing - Inclusion Officer

Andrew Lambert - Committee Member

Andrew Lambert - Committee Member

Lauren Dooley - Freshers' Rep

Lauren Dooley - Freshers' Rep

Marco McVey - Secretary

Marco McVey - Secretary

Jack Hanrahan - Visual Design Artist

Jack Hanrahan - Visual Design Artist

Anna Bergin - Events Officer

Anna Bergin - Events Officer

Mairead Bond - External Liaison Officer

Mairead Bond - External Liaison Officer

Laura Hinchliffe - Committee Member

Laura Hinchliffe - Committee Member

Rachel Murphy - Committee Member

Rachel Murphy - Committee Member

John Higgins - Freshers' Rep

John Higgins - Freshers' Rep