What's On

Monday 1 December, 10am & 12pm, €7

Twas the Night Before Christmas / Oíche Roimh an Nollag

presented by Branar Téatar do Pháistí

**** (4 Stars) Branar's exquisite show for children - The Irish Times

Unwrap the Magic of Christmas.

The town is preparing for Christmas. Houses are being decorated, cards being written, presents being wrapped and stockings being hung. Join Branar, as they take you on a joyful journey through to the most magical night of year.  Inspired by the classic poem, this bi-lingual show combines storytelling, original live music & puppetry to create a fun & magical festive show for audiences aged 5 and upwards.

Running time:  approx 1 hour.

Thursday 11 December, 7.30pm, €20/€18conc/€12.50 child/€60 family of 4
2 & 3 course Christmas suppers, 6.00pm, €15 for 2 courses/€19.95 for 3 courses

Swan Lake

presented by Ballet Ireland

This most famous of ballets, combines romantic themes, classical technique and ethereal imagery together with Tchaikovsky's majestic score, to ensure this masterpiece’s immortality.  Swan Lake tells the story of Odette, a beautiful princess, who by day is turned into a swan by evil magician Von Rothbart, only to regain her human form at night. Out hunting by the Lakeside, Prince Siegfried encounters her and falls in love with her. But will he be able to break Von Rothbart’s spell…?

This enduring story of love and tragedy, good and evil, and has enthralled audiences since it premiered in 1877.   This autumn 25 leading professional dancers from Ireland and abroad will perform in this breath-taking production which was loved by audiences and critics when last produced by Ballet Ireland.

‘Perfectly formed and translucent production of the romantic classic’ ‘Clever touches with the choreography, performances and staging’
The Irish Times

‘Moving production…beautifully choreographed’
The Sunday Business Post

‘exuberant and beautiful production’
Irish Mail on Sunday

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a Christmas supper before the event for just €15 for 2 courses or €19.95 for 3 courses.  These may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Monday 15 December, 7.30pm, €11/€6 Child/€35 Family 5/€30 Family 4

Sparks Hip Hop School of Dance Christmas Show

A fun and entertaining night for all the family young and old!!  See performers from as young as 3 all the way up to adult champions!! Don't miss it!!!

Wednesday 17 December, 7.30pm, €10

Rice College Christmas Show

The students of Rice College will take to the stage for what promises to be an exceptionally entertaining night of music, song, dance, drama and fun. Students from first year to leaving cert will display their many talents and, with a sprinkling of seasonal cheer, it promises to be a magical evening!!!

Monday 22 - Tuesday 23 & Saturday 27 - Tuesday 30 December, 2.30pm, €15/€50 family of 4
Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 December, 7pm, €15/€50 family of 4

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

presented by Pantaloons

This Christmas join Pantaloons with BreakThrough Dance Company for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

A beautiful girl, Snow White, has to hide in the forest in the house of the Seven Dwarfs from her stepmother, the wicked Queen. The Queen is jealous because she wants to be known as "the fairest in the land," and Snow White is much more beautiful.

The Seven Dwarfs grow to love their unexpected visitor, who cleans their house and cooks their meals. But one day while the dwarfs are at work, the  wicked Queen arrives at the cottage disguised as an old woman and she persuades Snow White to bite into a poisoned apple. On their return, the dwarfs are devastated to find the stricken Snow White.

The Prince, who has fallen in love with Snow White, happens by and awakens her from the wicked Queen's deathlike spell with "love's first kiss”.

Expect lots of hissing and booing, songs, wonderful dance routines and lots of audience participation...

Check us out on facebook for more information on the cast.

Classes start on Saturday 10 January for 8 weeks, €80 (Activity book and CD included in class costs)

French For Fun For Kids

presented by La Jolie Ronde tutor Rhona Gomès

An opportunity for 4-12 year olds to learn French through games, songs, rhymes, stories, role-plays and fun!
Classes start on Saturday 6th September and run for 8 weeks.

Please pre-book with Rhona Gomès at 086-8262500 as spaces are limited.

For more information about La Jolie Ronde please visit www.lajolieronde.ie

From Thursday 15 & Saturday 17 January for 7 weeks, 10.15am & 11.15am, €55 per child per term

Gymboree

for 3-6 year olds

Expect musical fun and games incorporating all types of music, over 20 different Styles RnB, African, Latin, Classical, Abba, Elvis and lots more fun mixed with giggles!

Advance booking is required as capacity is strictly limited. 

For bookings and all enquiries, please contact Oonagh Minogue on 086 354 0253.
www.playandmusic.ie  /  www.facebook.com/gymboreeclare

From Saturday 17 January for 5 weeks, 10.30am - 11.30am,

Art Classes for Children

Suitable for children aged 5-12 years old

These childrens art classes will take place in the glór foyer with experienced teacher Helen Lowe.

All material is included in the class. The series of classes will touch on still life, portrait, landscape, abstract and animals. For this series of classes we will use oil pastels, watercolors and acrylic on different media. The aim is that after 5 classes the children will feel comfortable with using different media and supports. Class size is limited so please book in advance.

Cost per student €55
(€50 for 2nd child / €40 for 3rd child from same family)

Booking directly with Helen on 086 736 3320.
More information at www.facebook.com/quinart.class

Terms starting Tuesday 20 January,

Kindermusik Baby & Toddler Class with Anita - January 2015 term

For ages newborn to 3.5 year olds

Bond with your child as you play, sing, dance (no talent required!), and giggle together. Your child will learn and grow through activities that stimulate brain growth, build motor skills, enhance social-emotional development, and much more.

Parents know instinctively what scientists have proven: young children thrive on music. All over the world, parents bond with their babies through musical sounds and rhythmic movement. They rock and swing their children, put them to sleep with lullabies, make them laugh with nursery rhymes. Kindermusik is the world’s most trusted music movement program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and young children. 

Digital home material: 
Music downloads: All of the songs, rhymes, stories and sounds from class are easy to download and add to your music collection.  Monthly literature book is included in e-book format, with pages you can turn yourself, and a page-by-page audio read-aloud that you can turn on or off.  Activity buttons take you to a variety of different activity types, including dance and movement instructions, fingerplay demonstrations and instructions, together-in-the-kitchen activities, music time, listening games, vocal play activities, video field trips, find-it/count-it style activities, ideas for pretend play, and more.

For more information or to book, contact Anita directly:
Mobile:   089 983 7551
Email:    kindermusikwithanita@gmail.com

Term commences Wednesday 21 January, 3.30pm - 4.30pm, First Child €100/Additional children €90

The Unlimited Dream Machine School of Theatre with Zara Starr

for 6-12 year olds

Clare based professional theatre company The Unlimited Dream Machine operate a school for budding performers.  Hosting weekly workshops over a twelve week term, facilitator Zara Starr will inspire confidence and creativity in a fun and dynamic learning environment.  Zara's hands on approach to devising new and innovative work will encourage students to investigate theatre and performance in an invigorating way while honing their skills as artists.

A native of Clare, Zara is a passionate teacher of Youth Theatre teaching acting, singing and dance.  She is a company member of the multi-award winning ANU Productions and she also plays the character of Loretta in Fair City (RTE).  Zara has five years training in Theatre and in Film from GMIT and specialises in physical theatre, dance, and choreography. 

As well as being a Theatre Maker, Zara is also a Director of both Theatre and Film with her most recent work as Assistant Director on the DCTV production of 'The Inquiry' shown as part of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2014.  Zara was Theatre Artist in Residence for County Louth 2012/2013.

Term runs from Wednesday January 21st with breaks for Mid-Term and Easter.  Enrolment will take place at glór on Saturday January 17th from 11am - 1pm.
Places limited to 15.  Early booking advised.

Booking and information are directly with Zara:
Phone:   083 4512002
Email:     theunlimiteddream@gmail.com
Website: www.theunlimiteddreammachine.com

Friday 23 January, 7.30pm, €15/€48 family of 4
2 course supper, 6.00pm, €15

American Wrestling Roadshow

The American Wrestling Roadshow returns after a successful sell-out in Ennis last year. Don't miss out again this year when the goodies take on the baddies in an unforgettable evening for all the family!
The wrestling.ie superstars have travelled throughout the entire wrestling world and promise to bring the biggest and best action to town. Advanced booking is strongly recommended. All audiences are welcome especially children both young and old.
So what are you waiting for? Do we have to twist your arm! For more information please visit www.wrestling.ie

Please note that those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €15.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Wednesday 11 February, 7.30pm, €12.50

Barefield National School Springtime Concert 2015

Come and enjoy a feast of fun, drama, singing, music and dance featuring children from 1st to 6th class.
A great night of family entertainment is guaranteed.

Early booking strongly advised.

Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 February, 8pm, €18/€14 children (up to age 16)
Saturday 28 February, 2.30pm, €18/€14 children (up to age 16)

The Wizard of Oz

presented by Ennis Musical Society

Ennis Musical Society presents a run of six performances of the Musical Classic, The Wizard of Oz.  Presented by child and adult performers from Ennis and neighbouring parishes, the Wizard of Oz has delighted audiences worldwide for decades.  Featuring clever lyrics and infectious melodies, The Wizard of Oz presents a story of one girl (and her dog)’s quest to return to home from the magical land of Oz, and of the characters she meets, befriends and helps along the way. It is a story of courage, ingenuity and optimism in the face of adversity.  Best known for numbers such as, ’Somewhere over the Rainbow, and ‘We are off to see the Wizard’, this not-to-be-missed show is one for all the family. 


Presenting:

  • The Wizard:  T.B.A.
  • Dorothy:  Sinead Coughlan
  • The Scarecrow:  Neil Haran
  • The Lion:  Declan Honan
  • The Tinman:  Adam Bluett
  • Glinda:  Kate Corrigan
  • The Wicked Witch:  Rachal Culligan
  • Aunty Em:  Gillian Dumphy
  • Uncle Henry:  Joe Moran
  • Toto:  Bobby /  Roxie
  • And many more!!

Director/Choreograher: Sarah Griffin
Musical Director: Shane Farrell

Classes start on Saturday 14 March for 8 weeks, €80 (Activity book and CD included in class costs)

French For Fun For Kids

presented by La Jolie Ronde tutor Rhona Gomès

An opportunity for 4-12 year olds to learn French through games, songs, rhymes, stories, role-plays and fun!
Classes start on Saturday 6th September and run for 8 weeks.

Please pre-book with Rhona Gomès at 086-8262500 as spaces are limited.

For more information about La Jolie Ronde please visit www.lajolieronde.ie