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Go-Go’s Musical Taps Tom Kitt, Spencer Liff & More

By on January 18, 2021

first_imgSpencer Liff & more at ‘Head Over Heels’ workshop(Photo: Instagram.com/spencerliff) Our lips aren’t sealed on this news! As previously announced, Head Over Heels, a musical featuring the songs of 1980s girl group the Go-Go’s, is in the works; Gwyneth Paltrow is producing and Tony winner Michael Mayer is at the helm of the Jeff Whitty-penned production. A recent workshop included music arrangements and supervision from Pulitzer Prize and Tony winner Tom Kitt as well as choreography from Spencer Liff, whose recent Broadway projects include Falsettos and the Deaf West revival of Spring Awakening. Broadway alums Michael Park (Dear Evan Hansen) and Rachel York (Disaster!) were also on hand to perform. Other performers who participated in the workshop included Kristolyn Lloyd (Dear Evan Hansen), Tom Alan Robbins (Newsies), Bonnie Milligan (Kinky Boots), Alexandra Socha (Spring Awakening), Andrew Durand (War Horse), Lawrence Alexander (Follies), DeMarius R. Copes (Newsies), Yurel Echezarreta (Aladdin), Ari Groover (Holler If Ya Hear Me), Brandon Hudson (Hamilton), Nina Lafarga (On Your Feet!) Samantha Zack (Wicked), Jenny Laroche (Smash) and Shakina Nayfack.Inspired by Sir Philip Sidney’s 16th-century pastoral romance, Arcadia, this new musical is an Elizabethan love story turned on its head. There’s a duke, a mysterious prophecy and two daughters: one mobbed by suitors, the other…not so much. All of this is set to the beat of 1980s pop icons the Go-Go’s. Under the direction of Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, the tuner made its world premiere this past summer at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.Originally fronted by Belinda Carlisle, the Go-Go’s were the first and only all-female band that both wrote their own songs and played their own instruments to top the Billboard album charts. Their hits include “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “We Got the Beat,” “Vacation” and of course, “Head Over Heels.” View Commentslast_img read more

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Community rallies together to get Happy Camper mobile cafe back on the road

By on December 28, 2019

first_imgThe Happy Camper mobile cafe, situated in Glenveagh, is well known for their delicious pancakes and rich coffee. Unfortunately the popular little cafe was wrecked yesterday evening.However the community has rallied together, sending messages of support to the sisters who own the cafe, and a fundraiser has also been set up to get the little lime camper back on the road again.The Happy Camper was set up by sisters Maria and Jane McCormack from Churchill and has proved popular for locals and tourists alike. However yesterday evening, the camper rolled into the bog after the tow hook malfunctioned.Fortunately no one was hurt in the incident, but Maria and Jane are left heartbroken.Speaking to Donegal Woman, Maria says “It unhooked from my jeep and crossed the road and rolled into the bog.“I’m absolutely devastated to say the least but just glad that no one is hurt. “The amount of people messaging offering their help is unreal.“I had put every ounce of my life into the happy camper and I loved every minute of it and please God I will be back soon.”Maria also expressed her gratitude for the supportive messages sent in to the Happy Camper Facebook page, saying “thanks for all the messages of support and to Anne-Marie for setting up the GoGetFunding, and David in Universal for his help. I love you all and promise that I will not waste a minute on getting a wee caravan fixed up to get back out to where I love to be. Special thanks to all the men who helped to get it out of the bog.”One of Maria’s friends, Anne-Marie Gallagher, set up a fundraiser to help get the famous camper back on the road again.She explains that the camper has brought them many good memories, laughs, and not to mention great coffee and pancakes. She added “Maria and Jane (and their wee team) have lit up the heather with their genuine ways, friendly service and a real quirky idea took off to the delight of many… but sadly in an unfortunate accident the little “cafe” caravan was destroyed on their way home from Glenveagh.“These ladies gave everything to make us “happy campers” so maybe now we can try to help them back on their feet. It can be our way of saying thank you for making a difference to us all in the community.”It is hoped that €3,000 will be raised to get the little caravan back on the road again.A staggering €550 has been raised since the fundraiser was set up, so hopefully the little camper will be back on the road in time for the summer. If you would like to contribute to the fundraiser you can do so by following this link:https://gogetfunding.com/rebuild-our-happy-camper/Community rallies together to get Happy Camper mobile cafe back on the road was last modified: May 3rd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Glenveaghhappy camper mobile cafelast_img read more

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