“As traditional and heartwarming as the Christmas story itself “
Damien Murray (Belfast Telegraph/U105)
The Music Box. A Staple of the Belfast Christmas calendar Fleur has worked on the production since it’s inception. Every year it is a brand new show with new numbers, a fresh cast and new arrangements for the band. There are however some ingredients that the show couldn’t be without:
- Peter Corry – Peter is the great voice of Northern Ireland, each year he presents a fresh show to the audience
- Special Guests – Previous special guests have included Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones), Joanna Ampil (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables), Linda Bradley (Hairspray, Chicago) and Jeff Anderson.
- The Music Box adult company – Made up of some of the best new talent from Northern Ireland
- The Jingle Belles – Young ballet dancers with bags of personality and potential, auditioned and selected from all over the Belfast area and further afield
- The Choirboys – Young boy treble singers auditioned and handpicked for the production
- Young Soloist – New young talent found in the auditions. For the 2014/2015 productions this was our SPAR Star in association with our sponsor SPAR.
- Guest School Choirs – Each year the best school choirs from around Belfast and Northern Ireland are invited to perform as part of the production.
- The Live Band – The live band provide the onstage accompaniment to the show and involve some of Northern Ireland’s finest soloists.
The Music Box proudly supports and showcases some of the strongest local talent led by Peter Corry and supported by Special Guests from London’s West End. However, don’t be fooled into thinking this is in any way a local or amateur show. It boasts high production values and has all the charm and variety of a TV Christmas special to really give the audience back that real christmassy feeling.
Click below to explore the show in further detail and see how things have changed, from it’s origins performed at The Folk and Transport Museum (Cultra) with a move to it’s second home at the Theatre at the Mill (Newtownabbey) up to it’s current home now at the Belfast Waterfront.
- The Music Box (2015) Belfast Waterfront
- The Music Box – Home For Christmas (2014) Belfast Waterfront
- The Music Box – A Christmas Extravaganza (2013) Theatre at The Mill, Newtownabbey
- The Music Box – A Christmas Extravaganza (2012) Theatre at The Mill, Newtownabbey
- The Music Box – A Christmas Extravaganza (2011) Theatre at The Mill, Newtownabbey
- The Music Box – A Christmas Extravaganza (2010) Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra
- The Music Box – A Christmas Extravaganza (2009) Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra
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