NUI Galway Societies Societies Musical Society (GUMS)
Musical Society (GUMS)
GUMS is the Galway University Musical Society. Our main goals are to put on one large scale musical production a year, one smaller musical with Dramsoc and then have many other events for or members to be creative, to perform and have a bunch of fun!
Committee Members
Auditor:Conor Duggan
Inters OCM:Amie Donnellan
Treasurer:Jack Fitzgerald
Secretary:Doireann Nic Dhonncha
Public Relations Officer:Mark Fitzgerald
Public Relations Assistant:Fiona Kane
Schools Liaison Officer:Marc Butler O'Connor
Schools Liaison Officer:Sally Cahill
Entertainments Officer:Michael Murphy
Societies Liaison Officer:Cathal Ryan
Production Team: Director:Grainne White
Production Team: Musical Director:Claire McHugh
Production Team: Assistant Musical Director:Fergal Breen
Production Team: Choreographer:Meadhbh Lyons
Production Team: Assistant Choreographer; Inters T:Melissa Anderson
Outreach Officer:Sive Neary
Production Team: Costumes Assistant:Shifra Tobin
Vice-Auditor:Orla Mulcahy
Production Team: Head of Sets:Ronan Gallagher
Inters OCM:Ashling Treacy
Inters Team: Musical Director:Eoin Corcoran
Inters Team: Director:Madisen McGuckin
Inters Team: Choreographer:Cian Elwood
Production Team: Sets Assistant:Megan Devlin Larsen
Production Team: Sets Assistant:Cadhla Boyle
Production Team: Head of Costumes:Megan Devlin Larsen
Auditor:Aisling Bonner
Secretary:Erin Fawdry
Treasurer:Jack Fitzgerald
PR Officer:Amie Donnellan
PR Assistant:Oisin Doyle
Events Officer:Orla Mulcahy
Outreach Officer:Conor Duggan
Schools' Liaison Officer:Ashling Treacy
Schools' Liaison Officer:Mark Fitzgerald
Production Team: Director:Claudia Glavey
Production Team: Musical Director:Eoin Corcoran
Production Team: Assistant Musical Director:Claire McHugh
Production Team: Head of Sets:Cadhla Boyle
Production Team: Sets Assistant:Shane McCormick
Production Team: Choreographer:Cian Elwood
Production Team: Assistant Choreographer:Jessica Harkin
Production Team: Costumes Assistant:Leah Smith
May 25th
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Musical Society (GUMS)

GUMS is the Galway University Musical Society. Our main goals are to put on one large scale musical production a year, one smaller musical with Dramsoc and then have many other events for or members to be creative, to perform and have a bunch of fun!

The Galway University Musical Society (GUMS) is known for being the only college musical society to let everyone take part. It doesn't matter if you have two left feet, are tone deaf, or can't act to save a life - all that you need to be in GUMS is enthusiasm, a love of musicals (or at least to be prepared to love musicals) and a willingness to get involved.

GUMS is the most active society on campus, having won the Most ALIVE Society for two years in a row at the annual Socs Awards. Not only do we put on a full scale musical production annually, but we also have a collaborative musical with NUIG's drama society, Dramsoc, a tonne of open mic nights, our huge competition NUIG's Got Talent (got any talent? You could win up to €500), and other opportunities to perform such as 24 hour musicals or musical Lucky Dips.

GUMS' main aims are to stage a fantastic show wile also encouraging creativity, fun, new friendships and new experiences for all its members. As we're so busy, GUMS is so perfect for first years who feel a little lost when coming to college. We love welcoming new members, and our committee and older members are always ready to help anyone who ever needs it.

Along with all our other events, GUMS like to have a lot of house parties (for bonding), our annual GUMS Ball (full of cheesy music to delight anyone who loves that whole 90's/00's vibe) and our annual trip to London's West End to see a minimum of one musical and maximum of 5 if you have good time management skills. Shows we have seen in the past are Phantom of the Opera, Book of Mormon, Miss Saigon and the Lion King.

And if you can't commit to our main musicals there are other ways to take part including:

  • Musical Intervarsities! GUMS took part in the first ever Musical Intervarsities in UCD in 2016 (taking home Best Male Performer and Runner-Up Best Female Performer) and will continue to do so whenever possible in the coming years.
  • Our collaborative musical with Dramsoc takes place in first semester, so it's perfect for students who might only be in NUIG for the one semester!
  • And then whatever else our committee can come up with!

Last year (2016) GUMS put on a production of The Addams Family, which was a huge success. Other past shows include Cabaret (2015), The Drowsy Chaperone (2014), Rent (2013), Spring Awakening (2012), The Wedding Singer (2011), The Wiz (2010) and more.

THIS YEAR GUMS are so happy to announce that our show for 2016/2017 is Urinetown! All information on that can be found on our facebook page.

You can find us on Snapchat (nuigmusicalsoc), Instagram (gumsagram) and facebook (GUMS: Galway University Musical Society)