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Music is always a really big part of all our plays. We always figure that it just goes hand in hand with good dramatic expression.

And as play that’s trying to be a musical, Smitten is no different. It’s not like the party playlist of Shifting or the rabble rousing background drone of Scratcher. This is a unique beast made up of old time, classic musical numbers, modern dance hits, 80’s pop classics and some good old thematic tunes.(The pictures show the nice cd’s Paddy made up for the cast and crew)

Here’s what you might be hearing when you visit No. 76 from June 26th – July 2nd:

Tar and Cement – Joe Dolan

I Wish I Were In Love Again – Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney

Singin’ In The Rain – Gene Kelly

All My Friends – LCD Soundsystem

Close To You – The Carpenters

Theologians – Wilco

Sweet Summer’s Night On Hammer Hill – Jens Lekman

Worrying Is Wasteful – Supernova Scotia

Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen

Oh, Heart Don’t Be Bitter – Simple Kid

Cheek To Cheek – Fred Astaire

Age Of Consent – New Order

Silently – Blonde Redhead

4th Time Around  -Bob Dylan

Old Town – Phil Lynnot

Worms – Beth Orton

Somewhere In My Heart – Aztec Camera

My Maudlin Career – Camera Obscura

Hope you enjoy them when you come see the show. Some are sang, some are underscore and some are danced to. But they’re all important. You can’t have a musical without the music, right?

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The aim and focus of the Art Residency at No. 76 is to enable the successful applicant to research and develop their practice. Other aims of the residency are to: give insights into how and why artists create their work, build relationships and further promote the Arts, provide an awareness and further appreciation of the Arts, cultivate and develop new audiences. The Kilkenny Arts Office is part of ArtLinks.ie

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