Event: Beyond The Stage Door with Ciaran Olohan and Annaliesa Evans
Venue: Asgard Theatre, 34/35 Lower Main Street, Arklow, Y14 K7W8
Date(s): 27th September 2019
Ticket Price: €18 plus booking fee
Ciarán is from County Wicklow, Ireland and trained in Dublin under the tutelage of Philip O’Reilly at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
This year, after performing Off Broadway as a Lead Vocalist and musician in ‘Celtic Nights – Oceans of Hope’, Ciarán went on to perform in a Nationwide tour of China as the Lead Vocalist and musician in the highly acclaimed Irish Dance extravaganza, Gaelforce Dance.
Opera: Lucia di Lamamoor, Don Giovanni, Il Trovatore, The Alma Fetish and Eithne (all at the National Concert Hall, Dublin). The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Olympia Theatre – Sky Arts, Opera Theatre Company and Rough Magic Theatre Company). Tristan und Isolde (Boird Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin – Wide Open Opera).
Light Opera: Samuel – The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado – The Mikado, Poo Bah – The Mikado (all at the NCH – Dublin). Don Alhambra of Spain – The Gondoliers (Gaiety Theatre, Dublin). Pish Tush – The Mikado (International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival – Buxton, Manchester, Lyric Opera).Musical Theatre: Harry the Horse – Guys and Dolls (NCH, Dublin), The Kralahome – The King and I (NCH, Dublin), Judd Fry – Oklahoma! (NCH, Dublin). Enoch Snow – Carousel (NCH, Dublin)
Vocalist – A Musical Christmas (West Germany Tour 2016), Vocalist – The World of Musicals (Australia Nationwide Tour 2017) and Vocalist – A Musical Christmas (German Nationwide Tour 2017 and 2018).
Appearing as a soloist alongside the RTE Concert Orchestra Ciarán has sung in such titles as One Enchanted Evening – The Songs of Rogers and Hammerstein, Broadway Best, Hear Our Songs, Let’s Celebrate the Magic of the Musicals.
Theatre: Vocalist and Musician- Celtic Nights Spirit of Freedom (Olympia Theatre Dublin 2016), Vocalist and Musician- Celtic Nights Oceans of Hope (Sheen Centre, Off Broadway, New York City 2018)
International Tours: Vocalist and Musician – Celtic Nights Spirit of Freedom (America and Canada Nationwide Tour 2016),
Vocalist and Musician – Dance Masters (Germany Tour 2017), Lead Vocalist and Musician – Gaelforce Dance (China Nationwide Tour 2017). Musician and Vocalist – Dance Masters (Germany Tour 2018),
Vocalist and Musician- Celtic Nights Oceans of Hope (America Nationwide Tour 2018), Lead Vocalist and Musician- Gaelforce Dance (China Tour 2018).
Annaliesa is from Wicklow and trained at the Conservatoire of Music & Drama, Rathmines. With a diverse career to date, Annaleisa has been compared to Bernadette Peters – one of her all time idols.
She first performed with MYTh Productions – Wicklow and has since featured with Festival Productions, Lyric Opera, RTE Concert Orchestra, Waterford Concert Orchestra, Glasnevin Musical Society and The Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society in numerous shows and concerts.
Favourite roles include Lily St Regis – Annie, Glinda - Wizard of Oz (Festival Productions, National Concert Hall -Dublin) and Nellie - Jekyll and Hyde (also at the NCH).
An accomplished character performer, Annaleisa has portrayed such roles as Kate - Pirates of Penzance (NCH – Lyric Opera) Pitti Sing - The Mikado and Hebe - HMS Pinafore (International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, Buxton Opera House – Manchester, Lyric Opera)
Annaliesa has toured the world performing on 5 Cruise Ships, including 2 seasons as lead vocalist with Headliners Theatre Company, P&O and Carnival UK. Her contracts have seen her performing in 10 different shows on board for up to 9 months at a time.