Revisiting “The Commitments”

Among the houseful of hopefuls auditioning, you might recognize Colm Meany from the “Star Trek” TV spinoffs as Jimmy’s dad, and young Andrea Corr, of the musical group the Corrs, as his younger sister.
Andrew Strong as Deco.
The Commitmentettes (l. to r.): Bernie (Bronagh Gallagher), Imelda (Angline Ball), and Natalie (Maria Doyle).
Foster (Glen Hansard), Dean (Félim Gormley), and Joey (Johnny Murphy rehearse.
To further blur the line between fiction and reality, several of the cast members embarked on a concert tour in 1991 to promote the film (Andrew Strong’s father, soul singer Rob Strong, took over for his son later in the tour), The Ritz in Manhattan (formerly Studio 54) served as the venue on St. Patrick’s Day, ’92.

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