AIMS Awards Nominations '19/'20 Announced
(24/05/2020) by Kate Furlong

The curtain fell earlier than planned on the 2019/2020 AIMS Adjudication & Awards Scheme but 56 shows were seen by our Adjudicators Tony McCleane-Fay ( Gilbert) and Billy Rea (Sullivan) from the talented musical societies around the country.

Once again this season has shown a wide variety of fantastic shows taking to the stage including traditional favourites Calamity Jane, The King and I and Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat alongside some more modern shows including Shrek The Musical, Made in Dagenham and KIPPS Half a Sixpence, which provided an eclectic, dynamic and entertaining season, albeit shorter than we had planned for the audience and our adjudicators alike. 

Portlaoise Musical Society will be celebrating as they received 7 nominations for their stunning production of Ragtime.

5 is the magic number for a number of groups including South Eastern Theatre Group, Waterford for their production of CATS, Athlone Musical Society who will be go go going to celebrate 5 nominations for Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Craic Theatre, Dungannon who’s production of Little Shop of Horrors also received 5 nominations. 

Coolmine Musical Society, (Made in Dagenham), Encore Performing Arts, (Hairspray), Teachers Musical Society (Sister Act) ,New Ross Musical Society, Wexford (Ghost-the Musical) are celebrating 4 nominations each.

Throughout the country there will was plenty of cheering to be heard for all the nominations which spread from  Shannon Musical Society (Shrek The Musical), Trim Musical Society ( Michael Collins-a Musical Drama) and Fermoy Musical Society ( South Pacific) who can be applauded for 3 nominations. 

Speaking at the Nominations AIMS National President Rob Donnelly said:

‘These nominations are testament to the hard work and dedication from all of the wonderful societies around the country who work tirelessly in order to bring the curtain up on each show. While this year has been unlike any other, we want to continue to send good wishes and good vibes to all the societies and their members. Remember staying apart isn’t forever and we hope soon to be united and raise the curtain again. However, until we reach that day, we hope  these nominations bring some joy, smiles and much cheering in a time of uncertainty ’ 

The Nominations for the '19/20 season were launched Online on our AIMS You Tube Channel, AIMS Social Media Channels and AIMS Website on Sunday 24th of May, as we endeavoured to bring the joy by releasing on Nominations through the new norm.  

Winners will be announced on Saturday 19th of September with further details to follow. 

For further details or any information please contact AIMS National PRO Kate Furlong 086-3332823. 


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