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HI! WE ARE
HXT MUSICAL SOCIETY

The Harolds Cross Tallaght (HXT) Musical Society has a long-standing history of putting on stage musicals across the Harold's Cross and Tallaght area. Currently taking up home at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, where we focus on bringing to the stage one full-scale musical a year.

As well as focusing on the yearly stage musical we host and participate in workshops, fundraising events, and performances. The society has been nominated and won awards at a local and national level, being a long-standing member of The Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS). 

 

As a society, we are proud of our close-knit group of performers, backstage crew, and front-of-house volunteers. We try to give everyone a role, on or off the stage! So we are always on the lookout for new members to join us. 

OUR STORY

The history of Harold’s Cross Tallaght Musical Society spans over 50 years. The older of the original two societies, Harold’s Cross Musical Society was founded but the late May Spinks in 1967. Harold’s Cross Musical Society staged their shows in the Rosary Hall in Harold’s Cross and later moved to the now closed John Player Theatre. Their first full production was “Rose Marie” in 1968. 

Tallaght Musical Society was formed in 1981 by some members of the now disbanded St. Pius X Musical Society. Tallaght Musical Society performed their productions in St. Mark’s Community School before also moving to the John Player Theatre. With many people becoming members of both societies, it was decided at an EGM in early 1990 to stage a joint production of “Fiddler on the Roof”. This was a huge success and the societies amalgamated to form Harold’s Cross Tallaght Musical Society following the show. Our first show as HXT was “Guys and Dolls” staged in Marianella Hall in Rathgar in 1991. We later moved to Marian Hall in Miltown, onto Kilnamanagh Family Recreation Centre and finally finding a long-term home in The Civic Theatre, Tallaght in 2000. We have the honour of being the first Musical Society to stage a musical in the then new theatre, bringing “Sweet Charity” to the stage, and we have continued to stage our yearly musical there. 

HXT Musical Society has won many Amateur Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) nominations and wards since its formation in 1990. One of the highlights was winning the “Best Overall Show” award for our Irish Premiere Production of “Urinetown” in 2015.

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MEET WHO WE ARE

The Harold's Cross Tallaght Musical Society Committee oversees the presentation of an annual stage show in the Civic Theatre in Tallaght. The Committee’s mission is to promote the appreciation and love of musical theatre and to expand the cultural opportunities available in Harold's Cross and Tallaght area.  

 

The HXT Committee is grateful to the fabulous talented members of the HXT Musical Society who have participated in creating the past spectacular productions that enable us to share our love of musical theatre with the public over the past many years.

If you are interested in applying to help or perform during an upcoming show, please submit some basic information and you will be contacted shortly by a member of the HXT musical society committee.

OUR COMMITTEE

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Joan Kelly

President

Joan has been a lifelong member of HXT Musical Society and has played parts on and off the stage, as well as various committee roles over the years. Joan has been the HXT Musical Society President since 2016.

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Damien Hurley
Chairperson

Damien has been a member of HXT since the 2012 production of Sweet Charity. Since then he has been heavily involved both on and offstage with the group and in 2022 he became the chairperson of HXT. 

Officers

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Mary Galligan
Vice - Chairperson

Mary has been involved with HXT for many years, although you may have only seen her on stage once previously, she has been our resident mic dresser for many years. 

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Catherine Lambe 
Treasurer

Catherine joined HXT back in 2004 for "Fiddler on the Roof" and has never looked back since. Her top 3 shows to be apart of while a member of the HXT Musical Society has been "The Witches Of Eastwick", "Urinetown" and "9 to 5".

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Charlene Masterson
Secretary

Charlene joined HST in 2014 for our production of Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

Aoife Small
PRO

Aoife has been a member of HXT since their 2007 production of Honk. 

Alan Duffy
Officer

Alan joined HXT in 2018 for our production of 9 to 5. 

Jaimie Slacke-Fitzpatrick
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Jaimie started to attend HXT shows in 2004, supporting friends. After years of trying to build up the courage to join, she eventually took to the stage for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in 2016. She joined committee in 2017. Her favorite shows so far have been Urinetown and 9 To 5.

Robyn Fagan
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Robyn joined HXT in 2006 for their production of Chess and has been involved ever since

Trisha Corrigan
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Trisha joined HXT in 2022. 

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Eoin Salley
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Eoin has been a member of HXT since 2013

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Stephen Fagan
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Stephen’s first show with HXT was the amazing Urinetown. He has been involved ever since. HXT had a special place in Stephen’s heart and he hopes to be involved for many years to come

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