The annual school show takes place each autumn and is produced in collaboration with the Presentation Convent, Clonmel. It gives our students a wonderful opportunity to develop their confidence as well as their singing, dancing and acting skills. Apart from those benefit from being on stage dozens contribute by designing, creating and painting sets and props; developing their social skills by assisting front-of-house as ushers, shop assistants and programme sellers. Others are involved in promotion, collecting sponsorship etc.
The High School and Presentation Convent’s production was directed by Jennifer Williams, with musical direction from Siobhan Alley and Olga Gannon.
2019 The Pajama Game
Frank Patterson was born in Clonmel of course and is a past pupil of the High School. Frank received special encouragement from local connoisseur Tommy O’Brien after a High School performance as Lazarello in Maritana which led to him singing in the local St. Mary’s Choral Society in a production of The Pirates of Penzance performed with both his parents. From that his career blossomed into what was a hugely successful international success. He is one of the past pupils of the High School that we are extremely proud of.
Shane O’Donoghue, Host of CNN’s Living Golf at CNN and also founder and CEO at Niche Communications Ltd is another past pupil who began his public rise to fame in the High School/Presentation Convent musical.