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Performing Arts at MIC

Mary Immaculate College provides numerous opportunities perform in public by getting involved in groups, which are open to students, staff and the public.

MIDAS Grease

BA in Contemporary And Applied Theatre Studies

The BA CATS, as it is widely known, is a multidisiplinary level 8 degree programme in theatre. It is not an actor/performer training programme but does involve participation in practical work in studios and ensemble performance work. 

Since the programme's inception, BA CATS students have staged productions of both established plays and original, devised works. 

Each academic year brings productions by various groupings of the BA CATS cohort. 

Ensemble Performance is one aspect of BA CATS
Ensemble Performance is one aspect of BA CATS
Students on the BA CATS programme on stage in the production 'All That and a Bag of Chips'
MIDAS performance of 'Cats'
MIDAS performance of 'Cats'
The Mary Immaculate Dramatic Arts Society stages a large-scale show annually

Mary Immaculate Dramatic Arts Society (MIDAS)

MIDAS, one of the College's largest and most successful societies, holds regular singing, drama and dance workshops as well as plays/showcases and a musical every year. Students can gain experience in all facets of theatre, whether on stage or behind the scenes. The society aims to enable its members to build confidence, meet new people and develop skills. 

In 2019, MIDAS will perform its 20th musical. When the cast takes to the Lime Tree stage and the trademark high production values come to the fore, audiences are in for a treat.

Previous musicals include Seussical, Godspell, Starlight Express, Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast, Cats, Grease, The Wedding Singer and many more.

MIDAS won the 'Best Society in a Cultural, Academic or Social Field (Small College)' 2018 in the Board of Irish College Societies (BICS) Awards.

MIC Community Choir & MIC Choral Society

The MIC Community Choir is a voluntary endeavour for staff (current and retired), students and the local community. People can choose to join at the beginning of each academic year or semester, as commitments allow, and rehearsals take place at lunchtime for the most part. The choir is directed by Dr Paul Collins of the MIC Music Department, and takes part in a public concert in winter and spring as well as taking part in other College events throughout the year such as Culture Night and official functions.

The MIC Choral Society is another opportunity for singers and musicians among the staff and students to be part of a performance ensemble. It presents an annual concert and has sung at many venues throughout the country. Highlights include performances of Haydn’s HeiligmesseTheresienmesse and Stabat Mater, Mozart’s Requiem, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (with the Guinness Choir and the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland), Handel’s Acis and Galatea, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah (with Limerick Choral Union).

MIC Community Choir
MIC Community Choir
The MIC Community Choir is open to staff, students and the local community
MIDAS Les Miserables
BA CATS
MIDAS Starlight Express
MIC Community Choir
BA CATS