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UPCOMING EVENTS

Jekyll and Hyde

7 Apr 2025

Crazy For You

4 Sept 2024

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

13 Apr 2025

To be announced

1 Apr 2025

RENT

2 Aug 2024

ADJUDICATORS 2024/25

Gilbert Section - Pat McElwain

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We are delighted to welcome Pat McElwain as the Gilbert Adjudicator for the 2024-2025 season. He holds a MA in Theatre Studies from Dublin City University and brings a wide, valued and extensive experience to this role from his work as a Producer, Actor, Writer and of course his work as an acclaimed Director. His directing credits include Honk!, Fiddler on the Roof, Michael Collins-A Musical Drama and Crazy for You to name a few and along the way he has on nine occasions shows he’s worked on have been nominated for Best Overall Show at the AIMS Awards. He has also won and been nominated on multiple occasion for Best Directors, Best Comedian and Best Supporting Actor. He is a three time winner of the Best Director Award for the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera.

Pat brings with him a wealth of experience and he is really looking forward to an exciting and memorable year ahead when talent will be centre stage throughout.

Sullivan Section - Therese Maher

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We are thrilled to welcome Therese Maher as the Sullivan Adjudicator the 2024-2025 season. She holds a B.A in Music from Mary Immaculate College, a diploma in Event Management (Limerick Business School), and a post-graduate in Stage Management and Technical Theatre (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama). For the last 14 years she has been running her own performing arts school Dwan Academy Performing Arts School in Thurles and in 2023, she set up Limelight Theatricals, a youth musical theatre group. She brings with her a wealth of experience in production, direction, choreography and much more. Her directing & choreography credits include Miss Saigon, Les Miserables and Copacabana to name a few and she has also worked as Production Manager all over the world including Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, East End Film Festival and Only the Brave.

 

Therese brings passion, dedication and experience across many artistic fields and she is looking forward to an exciting year ahead and the talent that awaits her.

Gilbert Programme Adjudicator - Brian Gunning

Brian has been a member of Tullamore Musical Society for 41 years appearing in 33 productions and serving on various
committees in positions of Chairman, President. Hon. Treasurer and PRO. As PRO, he was editor of show programmes for which he won AIMS awards in 1991 and 1992 and received a nomination in 1993.

 

In 2010 in recognition of his service honorary life membership was bestowed upon him by the society.


Brian has been a member of the board of directors of Tullamore Credit union for the last 30 years serving as president in 2007and 2008.


In his spare time he enjoys a round of golf and was greatly honoured to serve as captain of Tullamore Golf Club in 2018.

Sullivan Programme Adjudicator- John Grayden

Belfast-based, John’s 49-year involvement with musical theatre has spanned the amateur, semi-pro and professional worlds and for the greater part of that time ran in conjunction with a long career in journalism. It has seen him perform in, direct and produce shows and concerts as well as broadcast and write extensively on musical theatre and review hundreds of shows. For the Association, he has acted as an adjudicator as well as editing the AIMS Bulletin, the forerunner of Show Times and more recently co-edited the 50th anniversary brochure.

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