There is no business like show business, and this certainly rang true for Ballinamore Musical Society, when they had to turn away a lot of people from seeing their all singing, all dancing show at the weekend.
Ballinamore Musical Society have not put a on a show in a few years, but they decided it was time for a come back in 2012, and the queue outside the door for nine nights of the show in Ballinamore Community Centre certainly agreed.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers opened on February 24 and as word of mouth spread, the crowd got larger and larger. It was advisable to get your seat by 8pm for the 8.30pm show, but from last Wednesday the crowd were warned to arrive even earlier to ensure a seat for the two hour colourful high tempo show.
But by the last show on Saturday the queue held over one hundred people, over an hour before the show was set to take to the stage!
Ballinamore Community Centre holds approx 200 people, so over the course of the show from Feb 24- March 3, over 1,600 people turned out to see the high kicks, wrestling, dancing twirls and hear the beautiful songs of the very talented Ballinamore cast.
Mary Banks Smith, Treasurer and all round organiser of Ballinamore Musical Society, told the Leitrim Observer that the committee was delighted with the phenomenal turn out. She said the crowds were “never before seen in Ballinamore.”
To read the full story see this week’s Leitrim Observer.