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Upcoming Production of Into the Woods

Posted 13th Apr 2023
Author Brandon Byrne (Secretary)

We are so excited to announce that our full-scale production of Into the Woods will take place next week, Tuesday, 18th April to Friday, 2st of April. This is an exceptional performance worked on tirelessly by each cast member and most importantly our production team. 

Directed by Emma Thornton, Musically Directed by Ben Cully and Conducted by Celine Leong, this is something that the society has never displayed before. We would urge all of our members to purchase tickets as soon as possible. We promise you will not regret it. Availability is as follows: 

Tuesday - Limited availability 

Wednesday - Good availability 

Thursday - Good availability 

Friday - Sold Out 

We cannot wait to showcase this to everyone. We hope to see you all there !!!!

Intervaristy Success

Posted 13th Apr 2023
Author Brandon Byrne (Secretary)

MUMS are proud to announce our recent success during our All Ireland Musical Theatre Intervaristy Competition. 

Taking place on the 25th of March in Queens University, the cast of Maynooths short production of Legally Blonde were successful in taking home several awards. This production was directed by Lar Bathe, Musically Directed by Louise Gilmore, Choreographed by Mark Lehane and Produced by Brandon Byrne. 

The evening saw MUMS be awarded the Second Best Overall Show, First in Direction, First in Storytelling, First in demonstrating the spirit of Inters and First in Best Performer with Colleen Doyle taking home the prize over every other performer for her role as Vivienne Kensington on the evening. 

This is an exceptional result for our society and we are so glad that all the hard work put in by each individual involved paid off. The bonds made throughout this production is what the society is all about, therefore, recognition for the dedication by each member is something that we are extremely grateful for. 

We are already looking forward to next year to see everyone again!!!!

Mini Musical Tickets

Posted 9th Nov 2022
Author Brandon Byrne (Secretary)

Our Mini Musical Festival Tickets are now available to purchase!!

This festival is a three day showcase of four musicals condensed to approximately 20 minutes each, with all four shows perfromed each night. 

Tickets can be purchased via our linktree. This can be found in our Instagram bio @mumusicalsoc or by scanning the QR code on the poster attached.

The running order for thie show is as follows:


High School Musical: Senior Year


Rocky Horror Picture Show 


This event will run from Tuesday the 29th November to Thursday the 1st December in the MSU venue. Given the location, this event is strictly over 18's for both adults and student tickets. Id's will be checked at the door by staff and there will be no exceptions made. For students purchasing a ticket, you will be required to present a valid student ID on the evening of the show. 

The show will begin at approximately 8pm. 

We cannot wait to put on these shows for you and showcase the extraordinary talent and work that has gone in over the past few weeks by casts and production teams!!!

MUMS Presents... Jesus Christ Superstar

Posted 21st Apr 2022
Author Emily Davies (Chairperson)

Maynooth University Musical Society present 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and we would love for you to attend!

'Jesus Christ Superstar' will run in the Main Sports Hall, Phoenix Building on North Campus from April 26th to 29th starting at 8pm each night. This is our first full scale musical since 2019 and we are so excited to be able to perform at the university again. Tickets are on sale now at the Eventbrite link below, with discount codes for groups of 10+ people. Get in touch with us for the discount codes and for any other queries you have.

Can't wait to see you all there! 

Emily <3

Awards Awards Awards!

Posted 12th Apr 2022
Author Emily Davies (Chairperson)

We are absolutely thrilled to have won Best Society and Best Video at the Clubs and Socs Awards last month!! We went on to represent the college in these two categories at the National Societies Awards last week and won Best Promotional Video!! We want to say a huge thank you to all our members for all their help, participation and enthusiasm this year, we cannot wait to watch MUMS grow even more over the next few years.

-The MUMS Committee<3

Behind the Scenes Week

Posted 4th Apr 2022
Author Emily Davies (Chairperson)

There is so much more to musical theatre than just performing...

This week we hope to give you an insight into some of the behind the scenes roles that play a vital part in bringing any production to the stage!

First up on Monday evening on our Instagram stories we have the wonderful Anna telling you everything you need to know about being a musical director. Anna has been the MD for four productions since joining MUMS, including Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Heather's, Burlesque and The Prom. Anna will be able to answer all your questions on being an MD too!

On Tuesday morning on our Instagram stories we will have the fabulous Emma telling us the ins and outs of stage management, a vital role now that we are performing our productions again. Not only is Emma a talented stage manager but she has also won best director and choreographer at the Musical Theatre Intervarsities alongside our Productions chairperson Gavin. Emma will also be available to answer all your questions on stage management.

To round up our BTS week we have a 'How to Direct and Choreograph' workshop hosted by the ever talented Gavin, our two time award winning Inters director and winning Inters choreographer. This will take place in First Divinity Wednesday evening, the 6th of April, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and promises to be a super insightful and fun workshop!

We hope you all make the most of our BTS week and hopefully it will pique your interest in all the other fabulous jobs in musical theatre off stage.<3

Intervarsities Results

Posted 21st Mar 2022
Author Emily Davies (Chairperson)

We are so so proud of our members who took part in the Musical Theatre Intervarsities over the weekend in Thurles. We brought home four awards including

  1. 2nd Best Overall Show
  2. Best Director
  3. 2nd Best Performer 
  4. Best Chorus for a Musical Number.

We are over the moon and had the best weekend. Huge thank you to all the MUMS members who came down to support us too!


Posted 17th Mar 2022
Author Emily Davies (Chairperson)

The Intervarsities count down is on!!

Wishing all the cast and production team of 'The Prom' the very very best of luck at Intervarsities this weekend in Thurles! We cannot wait to see all the shows and know that you will make us all super proud!

Tickets are still available at for anyone who wishes to go down. It promises to be an amazing weekend!! <3

Musical Theatre Intervarsities Tickets

Posted 7th Mar 2022
Author Emily Davies (Chairperson)

Less than two weeks to go until we perform The Prom at this year Musical Theatre Intervarsities in Thurles on March 19th. 

We would appreciate all support down at the Premier Hall in Thurles! This promises to be an incredible weekend with 8 colleges performing on the Saturday. 

Be sure to get your tickets at

Tickets for the show as well as weekend tickets which avails the user to participate in all the workshops, two meals, an MTI22 lanyard and stall tickets!

Any questions be sure to send us an email! We can't wait to see The Prom and all the other performances! 

See you all there <3

Open Mic Night

Posted 7th Mar 2022
Author Emily Davies (Chairperson)


We have another fabulous open mic this Monday, the 7th of March, in O'Neills bar from 6.30pm!

Can't wait to see you all there <3

Full Scale Auditions

Posted 25th Feb 2022
Author Emily Davies (Chairperson)

We are super excited to have our auditions for Full Scale coming up! Please check our events on MULife and your emails for all details including all audition requirements. Can't wait to see you all there <3

The George Trip

Posted 10th Feb 2022
Author Emily Davies (Chairperson)

You all asked, we listened?

Our society trip to the George is finally happening this Thursday, 10th of February! Please check your email for all details. Can’t wait to see you all there ?

Sign up now!

Posted 27th Aug 2021
Author Grace Nolan (Secretary)

Maynooth University Musical Society is now open for new and returning members!

To sign up, all you have to do is log in to MU Life with your student number and password, click Musical Society, and 'request membership', and don't forget to pay your 2 euro x 

Come From Away

Posted 13th May 2021
Author Emily Davies (Secretary)

Our final production of the year, the incredible 'Come From Away.'

You can watch this amazing piece on the YouTube link below, such an amazing virtual production by some of our incredibly talented MUMS members, definitely worth a watch!

We're all so proud of this cast and production team. Welcome to the Rock! <3

New Committee

Posted 7th May 2021
Author Emily Davies (Secretary)

Hello everybody! 

We are delighted to announce our new committee who were elected at our AGM last Wednesday evening. Presenting the Maynooth University Musical Society Committee for 2021/2022:

  • Chairperson - Gavin Murphy
  • Secretary - Grace Nolan
  • Treasurer - Harry Kingsland
  • Vice Treasurer - Molly Hackett
  • PRO Design - Rachel Leavey
  • PRO Social Media - Colleen Doyle
  • Tech and Construction Officers - David McDonnell and Lorna Heneghan
  • Events Officer - Lar Bathe
  • Productions Liaison - Loredana Marginean

We are so excited to welcome our new committee and we cannot wait to see all that they will accomplish next year!<3

Virtual Intervarsities 2021 Results

Posted 25th Apr 2021
Author Emily Davies (Secretary)


Huge HUGE congratulations to all our incredible MUMS members who played a part in this year's Intervarsities 2021 production of 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie!'

This super talented team won six awards on the night;

  • Best Male Performance Winner
  • Best Emsemble
  • Best Choreography
  • Best Direction
  • Best Visual
  • Best Overall Performance 1st

We are so proud of each and every one of our members who we involved with this production and we are blown away by their commitment, talent and what they managed to achieve in a difficult time like this! 

Huge congratulations from all the committee and all the members of MUMS!<3

You are all 'a little bit of glitter in the grey' to us ;)

If anyone would like to watch the fabulous intervarsities performances you can find all nine shows on the All-Ireland Musical Theatre Varsities 2021 YouTube channel!

MUMS Charity Week

Posted 18th Feb 2021
Author Emily Davies (Secretary)

Hello lovelies,

I hope you're all having a good week! As some of you may know each year the Students' Union picks a charity to partner with to be our charity of the year and this year it is MS Ireland. So we have decided to hold a MUMS Charity Week from the 22nd to the 25th of February where all the funds will go to MS Ireland. 

All events for the week will cost €2 and all money raised will go to MS Ireland. Our first event of the week will be next Monday the 22nd of February at 8pm, and will be a fabulous, fun quiz on Zoom. 

Our second event will be a Zoom dance workshop on Tuesday, the 23rd of February at 8pm. This workshop will be with our super talented chair person, and co-choreographer of the 2021 Inters production, Emma Thornton. This workshop will feature dances from the two most voted for shows on our Instagram poles last week, Kinky Boots and Hairspray!

Our third event of the week will be on Wednesday the 24th of February at 8pm and this will be an open mic on Zoom, so bring your snacks, drinks and join us in singing out our favourite tunes in a good old fashioned open mic just like as if we were in the SU. 

The final event to bring our charity week to a close will be our Masked Singer Masquerade Ball on Thursday the 25th of February at 7pm. We want you all to dress up in whatever fancy gear you want, and event a mask to keep in tune with the masquerade theme. On the night we will have our MUMS Masked Singer competition featuring some of your fellow MUMS members, and we might even have a premier or two of things we've been working on to show you...;) So be sure to dust off your fancy gear, bring your snacks, drinks and your party mood!

We hope you will all join us in force to help raise funds for this amazing charity and have a good week while doing so. Further details about Zoom links and how to pay etc. will be sent out in an email next week, they will also be available on out MULife page and on our socials so keep your eyes peeled. 

I hope you have a great week and I can't wait to see you all next week!

Emily <3

Come From Away Production Team

Posted 31st Jan 2021
Author Emily Davies (Secretary)

We are so happy to announce the amazing production team for our mini musical, Come From Away. 

Our talented production team is Dillon Corcoran, Aishling Gillen and Conor MacNamee. 

More details of the production will be out soon. <3

Mini Musical Announcement

Posted 31st Jan 2021
Author Emily Davies (Secretary)

Hi everyone! We are so happy too announce that Come From Away is going to be our Mini Musical for second semester! We are so so excited for this production, whether it be in person or virtually. 

Details about the production and auditions will be out soon so keep your eyes peeled on your emails and our socials. <3

Intervarsities Audition Requirements

Posted 16th Jan 2021
Author Emily Davies (Secretary)

Hi everyone!

As you all know the fabulous show "Everybody's Talking About Jamie" has been announced as our Intervarsities production for 2021!

Our amazing production team have set up a Google Classroom with all the content needed to apply to be in the cast for Inters 2021. If you follow the link below and become a member you will have access to all the material. It contains all the information about audition requirements, videos of the dance segment and forms that you need to send back for your audition. This is also the place that you will upload all the audition requirements, almost like submitting an assignment on Moodle and only the production team will have access to this. 

The audition process will be completely virtually so take your time making your recordings and send off the material that you are most happy with. A dance and singing audition is required for this and then an acting audition will be arranged via Zoom in the final week in January. If you have any questions about Inters 2021 or the production just email 

The due date for all the content is Wednesday the 27th of January at 11.59pm. 

You can access the Google Classroom via this link:

Best of luck to everyone auditioning!

Emily x

Intervarsities Production Team

Posted 22nd Dec 2020
Author Emily Davies (Secretary)

Our fabulous production team for "Everybody's Talking About Jamie" has been announced! We have an amazing, talented trio: Emma Thornton and Gavin Murphy as directors/choreographers and Anna Bergin as the musical director.

All the information about casting will be released soon so keep your eyes peeled!

Intervarsities Announcement

Posted 16th Dec 2020
Author Emily Davies (Secretary)

Hello everyone! We have very exciting news to announce... This year's Intervarsities entry for MUMS is "Everybody's Talking About Jamie."

Casting dates and the production team will be announced over the next few days so keep your eyes peeled! <3

Mini Musical Number

Posted 1st Dec 2020
Author Emily Davies (Secretary)

Hi everyone!

We are so happy to announce we will be doing a Mini Musical Number seeing as we won't get to hold our Mini Musical Festival this year. Our number is "Summer Nights" from the musical Grease and our cast will be made up of first year students!

Hopefully we'll have many more mini musical numbers if this goes well and so many of you can get involved.

Keep an eye on your email and our socials for all the info!

Grease Production Team Needed

Posted 1st Dec 2020
Author Emily Davies (Secretary)

Hi everyone! 

We are looking for applications for the production team, for director, musical director or choreographer for our Mini Musical Number, "Summer Nights" from Grease. If you would like to apply please send us an email with the role you wish to apply for and any relevant experience you have in that role. The deadline for applications is this Friday, December 4th, at 5pm.

Once we get our production team up and running we will be looking for applications for the cast. Hopefully we will get to do many more of these depending on the reaction to this one!

Keep an eye on our socials and your email for all the information. If you've any questions or queries don't be afraid to send us an email and we'll sort it out.

Have a great week!

Emily x

MUMS Alumni Week

Posted 9th Nov 2020
Author Emily Davies (Secretary)

Hello gorgeous people!

We have an exciting week ahead! This week is MUMS Alumni Week, we have two more workshops and an Instagram Takeover this week all run by super talented MUMS Alumni. Keep an eye on your email, our socials and our MULife Events page for all the details. We hope to see you all there x

This Week's Creative Workshops

Posted 3rd Nov 2020
Author Emily Davies (Secretary)

Hi everyone!

We have two more workshops for you this week! First up we have our fabulous chairperson Emma Thornton who is doing a dance workshop this Thursday, November 5th at 7pm via Zoom. And then we have the amazing duo of Eamonn Walsh and Ben Cully who are doing a singing workshop on Friday, November 6th at 6pm via Zoom. 

I will send out an email closer to the time with all the Zoom details, we hope to see all of your talented faces on Thursday and Friday!

Creative Workshops Starting This Week

Posted 21st Oct 2020
Author Emily Davies (Secretary)

Hi everyone!

Our virtual workshops are starting this week via Zoom, and we are so exciting to see everyone (virtually of course)! First up we have an acting workshop with the amazing Gavin on Tuesday October 21st, and then we have a dance workshop with the fabulous Aoife Cora on Wednesday the 22nd of October. Keep an eye on our MuLife events page and your email for full details and the Zoom links. 

These workshops are a great opportunity to meet other MUMS members, showcase your talents, learn new skills and of course to have fun! We can't wait to see all your gorgeous faces on Tuesday evening.

AGM and Quiz Night, 30/09/2020 7.30pm

Posted 28th Sep 2020
Author Emily Davies (Secretary)

Welcome back everyone, new and old! We are so excited for the year ahead.

This coming Wednesday, September 30th 2020, we will be holding our AGM via Zoom at 7.30pm, where we will be electing a first year rep to the committee and also talking about our plans for the coming year. After the AGM we will have a musical quiz as a welcome back event, we will be mixing the teams so as everyone gets to know each other too!

We hope to see you all there. Keep an eye on our socials for further info and for the Zoom details.

See you all Wednesday!<3


Posted 3rd Jan 2020
Author Lauryn Ashmore

Happy New Year guys from all of us at MUMS! ?

To start the year off perfectly, we have announced our full scale production team! Once again we would just like to congratulate them and wish them all the best in getting our full scale production of A Chorus Line together.

And now, down to business. As many may have noticed this year we have had huge turnout at auditions where it has taken much longer than expected to get through everyone. That is why this year the production team have put everything together so all those auditioning can be completely prepared before going in!

Sign ups will now be down on this form where you should select all the times available that suit you to audition, and should be sent in ASAP to avoid disappointment of not being able to audition at a time that suits you!

Sign up link :…/1FAIpQLScxTwntctsubu7oxa…/viewform

Also linked here are the character breakdowns, monologues and audition requirements - Our production team have put together this extensive list of what they are looking for in each character and what is required for you do to if auditioning for a certain role!

Audition Requirements :…/1CbQJzZbcERhE95e68eqV6xm7_…/view…

Character breakdowns :…/1BwhbPkxkRlZ9fXrwHioqzv45V…/view…

These auditions are open to all who wish to take part in our full scale auditions! Any international student interested in joining our society in second semester is more than welcome to come along and audition also, and we hope to see you all there!


Posted 3rd Jan 2020
Author Lauryn Ashmore

We're very proud to announce our production team for this years full scale , A CHORUS LINE! Congratulations to Gavin, Christopher, Ailbhe, and Louise on getting these prestigious roles. We have a talented and experienced team ready to start auditions the first week back in second semester. The Production Team has put forward an in depth list of role requirements which can be found below, so please take a read and figure out what part suits you best.

Due to the focus on dance sequences in Chorus Line, there will be a dance audition, currently scheduled for Wednesday 5th. Though not mandatory, your chances will be significantly reduced if you cannot attend. Apart from this standard auditions will run on the 5th and 6th of February. Please come ready to sing any song for your prepared role from the role breakdown below. A monologue script will be provided for you at the auditions.

We will be doing sign ups for auditions on a Google Form in order to stop the massive waits and delays we’ve experienced with auditions this year. Keep an eye out for the form and any further changes as auditions get closer.

Finally, we would like to wish you all the best in your exams, and once again, to congratulate the production team.

Drama and Musical Workshop

Posted 23rd Nov 2019
Author Lauryn Ashmore

This Wednesday come and visit us for a fun filled night of musical theater and drama tips as we collab with the fabulous drama soc! &pm sharp start so don't be last you won't want to miss out!


Posted 7th Nov 2019
Author Lauryn Ashmore

Our intervarsities entry for 2020 has been picked! DRUM ROLL PLEASE...... It's The Addams Family!

We are very excited to be back in intervarsities again this year, which will take place in Galway again this year for the second time in a row. The lovely Emma Thornton is your choreographer and the amazing Sarah Alley is your musical director and we are delighted to have them work on such a musical with us for intervarsities!

Auditions will be next week - stay tuned for rooms they will be going on in on the socials and on here and bring your dancing shoes!

Open Mic Night!

Posted 7th Nov 2019
Author Lauryn Ashmore

Last Night we held our first open mic night - and the turn out was amazing! The talent within this society is spectacular and it showcases the spirit of musical theater and how this society can feel like a family. Many people got up to sing, and others just joined in with them which is just as amazing. We can't for the next open mic night to top this one!

Mini Musical Casts

Posted 11th Oct 2019
Author Lauryn Ashmore

This week our production team worked endlessly as we conducted our auditions for our Mini Musical showcase for the 19/20 academic year. After listening to over 105 auditions over the space of four days, the team had a very difficult decisions to make and discussions began on who would be cast as who and in what musical people would play a role in. Eventually, our production team made their decisions and our casts have been set for the Mini Musicals this year! Well done to everyone that auditioned and congratulations to those who received roles! 

Welcome Event

Posted 11th Oct 2019
Author Lauryn Ashmore

On the 10th of October 2019, out very on Gavin Murphy conducted a welcome class to the society. In this event, Having introduced himself to old and new members, and had everyone moving from the get go with physical warm ups, a musical theatre people tend to do. Members took pat in brainteasers, improvisation and much more all while getting to know new people. Gavin's idea allowed members to introduce themselves to the society and got the ball rolling on our events for the year and allowing members to get to know each other in a fun and interesting way. 

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