Spotlights on the Good Vibrations Family

Learn more about the cast and crew of Good Vibrations!





Read on to learn more about the people who make Good Vibrations the brilliant show what it is. Stay tuned for more!

Des Kennedy, Director


Q: Can you share a fun fact about yourself with us?

A: As a college student, I studied abroad for a year in Pennsylvania and have loved coming to the USA ever since. It’s probably sacrilege for an Irishman— from the land of Guinness and milky Cadbury’s—to say this but my favourite beer is Yuengling and my favourite chocolate is Hershey's.

Q: What is your favorite moment in the show?

A: When we first made the play we started rehearsals on the anniversary of the Miami Showband massacre (a young touring band who were murdered during the Troubles). I put a tribute to them in the show featuring a song by their lead singer Fran O’Toole. In the middle of a noisy, chaotic, busy show there is a moment of quiet stillness and reflection—while Belfast burns in the distance. We hear “Can’t you understand my point of view?”—a lyric that could be about the Northern Ireland conflict.

Christina Nelson, Mavis Hooley


Q: Can you share a fun fact about yourself with us?

A:  I am obsessed with beauty products. Here I am trying out some new ones at Sephora:


Q: What is your favorite moment of the show?

A: My favourite moment is when my stage husband George and I unite and make peace for the sake of our son Terri. A cup of tea is Northern Ireland’s answer to everything.

Jolene O'Hara, Polly the Punk, Dance Captain


Q: Can you share a fun fact about yourself with us?

A: McFly are my favourite band and cats are my life.

Q: What is your favorite moment in the show?

A: My favourite part of the show is playing Souxie in Souxie and the Banshees or any time I’m in my Polly outfit.

Q: What is a favorite memory from your time working on Good Vibrations?

A: My favourite memory is from the first preview ever of the show in Belfast when we didn’t have a clue what sort of show we had created or whether anyone would like it. I had this feeling that the audience were going to be underwhelmed but they jumped to their feet at the end for the best standing ovation ever. It was emotional. [Another favorite might be] when the accordion sounded like a goose one show…😂

Q: What's the best thing you've done while in NYC?

A: Watching the 4th of July fireworks with the New York Skyline in the background was pretty up there.

Chris Mohan, Colin "Getty" Getgood


Q: Can you share a fun fact about yourself with us?

A: I am also a professional wrestler.

Q: What is your favorite part of the show?

A: "In The City."

Q: What is a favorite memory from your work on the show?

A: The real life Terri Hooley giving a speech at the final Grand Opera House show in Belfast to a standing ovation and performing "Teenage Kicks" with him.

Q: What is your favorite thing you have done while in NYC?

A: Electric biking all across NYC.

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