The curtain has come down on 2016/2017 AIMS Adjudication and Awards Scheme. During this highly entertaining season, 102 shows were adjudicated by Peter Kennedy (Gilbert) and Greg Currid (Sullivan) who travelled the length and breadth of Ireland.
This season has seen well-loved shows including Oklahoma! ,The Hot Mikado, Me and My Girl and Carousel alongside some new- modern shows including Rock of Ages, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Legally Blonde, showing the wide variety of shows that audiences have been able to enjoy throughout the year.
The season has seen 7 Oliver’s, 6 All Shook Up’s and 9 to 5’s , 6 Little Shop of Horrors, attracting musical societies around the country. This season also saw the introduction of some newer musicals too including American Idiot, Spamalot and In the Heights making their way to the stage.
3 is the magic number for 11 Societies who are celebrating 3 nominations each including Clara Musical Society (Cats), Baldoyle Musical Society (Seussical), Teachers Musical Society (Sweeney Todd), Thurles Musical Society (All Shook Up) and Leixlip Musical Society (Legally Blonde).
Trim Musical Society (Guys & Dolls), South Eastern Theatre Group, Waterford (Starlight Express) and Muse Productions (Man of La Mancha) are among those to have received two nominations.
The Association of Irish Musical Societies President, Colm Moules thanked all the musical societies for their energy, talent and commitment both on and off the stage. He commented, ‘We are all part of a large musical family whose aim is always to strike the right note of fun and enjoyment with the loyal and dedicated Musical Societies around the country, who’ve once again shown the talent we have is anything but amateur.
The Nominations for the '16/'17 season were announced on Sunday 21st May in New Ross, with the award winners being announced on Saturday 17th June in the INEC, Killarney.
Further details please contact AIMS National PRO Kate Furlong 086-3332823.