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Portlaoise Musical Society to put on virtual performance in aid of mental health charity

Portlaoise Musical Society will present A Musical, a virtual concert featuring a host of society stars and special guests on Saturday November 28 at 8pm, with proceeds in aid of local mental health charity, Teac Tom.

The concert, which is being produced and directed by award-winning actor Shane Kelly – who starred as Coalhouse Porter in Ragtime – will feature some of the society’s members and local special guests including the band Transmitter.

Portlaoise Musical Society have won numerous AIMS (Association of Irish Musical Societies) over the years, including ‘Best Overall Show’ and others for Titanic-The Musical in 2019 and ‘Best Overall Show’ runner up and ‘Best Actor’ (Shane Kelly) for Ragtime in 2020.

The society hope to be able to present another spectacular show in 2021 and this concert is their first fundraising endeavour and a presentation and celebration of its member’s talents for the good of the community in Laois and beyond.

Teac Tom offers a counselling and support service in counties Laois and Kilkenny to individuals and their families affected by suicide, or contemplating suicide.

Teac Tom currently provide a ‘safe place’ in Stradbally and Ormonde Road in Kilkenny.

As an initiative of The Thomas Hayes Trust, the charity receives no government funding and relies on donations and fundraising to carry out its vital work.

Portlaoise Musical Society are keen to support this very worthy cause as well as raising much needed funds for their 2021 musical production.

Tickets for the virtual event are priced €12 and on sale from Dunamaise Arts Centre Box Office (Online www.dunamaise.ie or Tel: 057 8663355).

The event will be available to view for a limited time after November 28 so book tickets early to avoid disappointment.

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