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The Little Mermaid Panto

6 Jan 2023

Calendar Girls The Musical

29 Nov 2022

Urinetown the Musical

11 Apr 2023

'Our House' The Madness Musical

17 Nov 2022

Legally Blonde

25 Apr 2023

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HAVE YOU GOT THE MUSICAL THEATRE ITCH !

The applications for our Bursaries are now OPEN! This is YOUR time to get in tune with the next step in your career so don't delay and...

The applications for our Bursaries are  now OPEN! This is YOUR time to get in tune with the next step in your career so don't delay and send in the application today. Applications are now being invited for the following bursaries. 1. Anne O'Neill Bursary 2. AIMS Bursary The closing date for applications is Friday 4th of June 2021. Sincere thanks to the O Neill Family and AIMS National Council for continuing with these bursaries in current climate. If you'd like to apply then a electronic application for the Bursaries with detailed account of your relevant musical theatre experience, your affiliation to an AIMS Affiliated Society (email from Chair/Secretary or committee member will suffice) Photos and proof of acceptance to a Musical Theatre Course is required. Applications must be sent to AIMS National Secretary Frank Foley Frank.foley@aims.ie by Friday 4th of June. If you think you'd hit the right note by applying for these bursaries then get in tune and get your application in.....

AIMS 2020 Nominations

Mary Kelly Nominees Mary Brown. Nominated by Kill Musical Society Sean Costello Snr. Nominated by Ballinrobe Musical Society. Sean Fox....

Mary Kelly Nominees Mary Brown. Nominated by Kill Musical Society
Sean Costello Snr. Nominated by Ballinrobe Musical Society.
Sean Fox. Nominated by Trim Musical Society
Marie Gaynor. Nominated by Kilmainham Inchicore Musical Society
Gerry Scanlon. Nominated by Nenagh Choral Society Gilbert Nominations 2019/2020: Best Programme New Ross Musical Society -Ghost the Musical Oyster Lane Theatre Group -Grease Portlaoise Musical Society-Ragtime Best House Management Carnew Musical Society – Oklahoma! Tipperary Musical Society – The Wedding Singer Tullamore Musical Society – Legally Blonde Best Visual Portlaoise Musical Society-Ragtime South Eastern Theatre Group- Cats Tipperary Musical Society -The Wedding Singer Best Technical Cecilian Musical Society, Limerick-Chitty Chitty Bang Bang New Ross Musical Society-Ghost Teachers’ Musical Society -Sister Act Best Stage Management Cecilian Musical Society, Limerick- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Ray Burke Sean Gilligan Performing Arts -Jesus Christ Superstar – Sarah Hall New Ross Musical Society-Ghost – Mark Hayden Best Choreography Coolmine Musical Society- Made in Dagenham South Eastern Musical Society-Cats UCD Musical Society -Our House Best Chorus Newcastle Glees -Calamity Jane Teachers’ Musical Society - Sister Act UCD Musical Society-Our House Best Comedian Michael Bergin as Emmo in UCD Musical Society -Our House Gearoid McGauran as Christopher Belling in HXT MS -Curtains Adam O'Connor as Mr Chitterlow in Galway University MS- Kipps Half A Sixpence Best Comedienne Michelle Harris as Beryl in Coolmine MS -Made in Dagenham Joanne McCabe as Oda Mae in New Ross MS Ghost Suzanne Smyth as Katie Brown in Newcastle Glees-Calamity Jane Best Actor in a Supporting Role Kevin Hartnett as Harry Boland in Trim MS -Michael Collins-a Musical Drama Derek Ryan as Jud Fry in Carrick- on-Suir MS -Oklahoma! John Young as Jud Fry in Carnew MS Oklahoma! Best Actress in a Supporting Role Niamh Carroll as Connie Riley in Coolmine MS -Made in Dagenham Emma Stack as Sr. Mary Robert in Teachers’ MS- Sister Act Katie Taylor as John the Baptist / Judas in CIT MS-Godspell Best Actor Shane Kelly as Coalhouse in Portlaoise MS -Ragtime Stuart Pollock as Arthur Kipps in Malahide MS -Kipps Half a Sixpence Peter Richardson as Joe Casey in UCD MS -Our House Best Actress Ashley Doran as Molly in New Ross MS-Ghost Erin Hogan as Laurey Williams in Carnew MS-Oklahoma! Emma Nugent as Calamity in Newcastle Glees- Calamity Jane Best Male Singer Chris Currid as Judas in Sean Gilligan Performing Arts -Jesus Christ Superstar Eoin Mullins as Frederik in Ballinrobe MS-Pirates of Penzance Ruairí Nicholl as Bobby in UCD MS-Company Best Female Singer Bronwyn Andrews as Deloris in Teachers MS -Sister Act Jenny McCabe as Kitty in Trim MS-Michael Collins-a Musical Drama Sinead O'Donovan as Sarah in Portlaoise MS-Ragtime Best Ensemble: HXT MS fabulous staging of “He Did It!” with torches and white drapes. Galway University MS, the wonderfully staged and sung “Flash, Bang, Wallop” Tullamore MS ‘Legally Blonde’ - the courtroom scene "There! Right There!" Best Choreographer Lauren Dooley, UCD MS- Our House Jodie Finn & Nia Northime , Galway University MS- Kipps Half A Sixpence Nicole McDonald, Coolmine MS-Made in Dagenham Best Musical Director: Jimmy Brockie, CIT MS -Godspell Emer Hartnett, Portlaoise MS- Ragtime David Hayes, South Eastern MS-Cats Best Director: David Hennessey, South Eastern MS-Cats Laura Kerr, Newcastle Glees-Calamity Jane Paul Norton, Portlaoise MS-Ragtime Adjudicator’s Special Award: Sean Gilligan for his dedication to nurturing talent in Musical Theatre. Newcastle Glees, the immersive cabaret staging of ‘Calamity Jane’ Twin Production’s quick recasting of ‘Peter Pan’ due to injury. Best Overall Show: Portlaoise Musical Society-Ragtime South Eastern Theatre Group, Waterford-Cats Trim Musical Society-Michael Collins-a Musical Drama Sullivan Nominations 2019/ 2020: Best Programme Athlone Musical Society - Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Ennis Musical Society -Seussical Kilmainham Inchicore MS -The Wedding Singer Best House Management: Fermoy Musical Society-South Pacific Shannon Musical Society – Shrek The Musical Tullyvin Musical Society – All Shook Up Best Visual : Encore Performing Arts Academy-Hairspray Nenagh Choral Youth Academy- The Addams Family Shannon Musical Society- Shrek Best Technical: Boyle Musical Society – Sister Act Craic Theatre- Little Shop of Horrors Nenagh Choral Society Youth Academy-The Addams Family Best Stage Management Boyle Musical Society-Sister Act – Enda Commons Fermoy Musical Society- South Pacific – Jacqui Creed UCC Musical Theatre Society- 9 to 5 – David Ryan Lynch Best Choreography: Marian Choral Society-The Producers Odd Theatre Company-Little Shop of Horrors UCC Musical Theatre Society-Legally Blonde Best Chorus Bardic Theatre Donaghmore- Annie Creative Minds Productions- The Wedding Singer Mitchelstown Musical Society- Shrek The Musical Best Comedian: Niall Conway- Max Bialystock- Marian Choral Society- The Producers Declan Herlihy- Lord Farquaad- Mitchelstown Musical Society- Shrek The Musical Aodan Fox as Lord Farquaad-Shannon Musical- Shrek The Musical Best Comedienne: Lily McClatchey- Widow Corney-Portadown Phoenix Players- Oliver! Carol McCourt-Baroness- Dundalk Musical Society- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jamie-Lee Meneely- Miss Hannigan- Bardic Theatre Donaghmore- Annie Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Luke Devaney- Joe- Sligo Fun Company-9 to 5 Kevin Murphy-Motel- 9 Arch Musical Society-Fiddler on the Roof Emile Rainey-Edna- Encore Performing Arts Academy-Hairspray Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Margaret Curley -Lady Thiang- Sligo Musical Society-The King and I Jen Keane-Holly- Kilmainham Inchicore Musical Society-The Wedding Singer Jennifer White-Anita- St Michael’s Theatre Musical Society- West Side Story Best Actor: Paudie Breen- Caractacus Potts-Dundalk Musical Society- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Brian Roche- Cat In The Hat-Ennis Musical Society- Seussical Daniel Ryan- Seymour- Odd Theatre Company- Little Shop of Horrors Best Actress: Anna Gallagher- Nancy- Donegal Youth Musical Theatre- Oliver! Kim Gildernew- Audrey- Craic Theatre- Little Shop of Horrors Molly May Powell- Violet- UCC Musical Society- 9 to 5 Best Male Singer: Alan Greaney- Tevye- 9 Arch Musical Society-Fiddler on The Roof Ian McGurk- Emile-Fermoy Musical Society- South Pacific Andrew Tinney- Corny Collins- Encore Performing Arts Academy- Hairspray Best Female Singer: Rachel Gallagher- Annie- Castlebar Musical Society-Annie Marie O’ Donnell- Motormouth- Encore Performing Arts Academy- Hairspray Hazel Parks- Gertrude- Ennis Musical Society- Seussical Best Ensemble: ‘Casualty of Love’ -Creative Minds Productions-The Wedding Singer ‘Hoedown’- Killarney Musical Society-Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat ‘The Small House of Uncle Thomas’- Sligo Musical Society- The King and I Best Choreographer: Lea Carroll-Athlone Musical Society- Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Grainne Fleming-UCC Musical Society-9 to 5 Aileen McMurtry- Mitchelstown Musical Society- Shrek The Musical Best Musical Director: Roisin Corr-Craic Theatre- Little Shop of Horrors Deirdre Lee-Claremorris Musical Society-Little Shop of Horrors Ger Madden- Athlone Musical Society-Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Best Director: Oliver Hurley- Shannon Musical Society- Shrek The Musical Alfie Kilduff-Athlone Musical Society- Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Sean O’Neill- Craic Theatre-Little Shop of Horrors Adjudicator’s Special Award: Betty Brosnan for her tireless efforts to support Carrigaline Musical Society in a huge variety of ways Dundalk Musical Society - A magically constructed and performed moment of comedy by Carol McCourt & James McGinn  - ‘Chu Chi Face’ – ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Newcastle West Musical Society - Take Me As I Am’ a stunning piece of singing from Katelyn Davis and Michael Greene two rising talents in Jekyll and Hyde Best Overall Show: Athlone Musical Society- Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Craic Theatre-Little Shop of Horrors Shannon Musical Society- Shrek The Musical

Notice of AIMS AGM 2022

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Annual General Meeting of the Association of Irish Musical Societies clg (AIMS) will be held on...

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Annual General Meeting of the Association of Irish Musical Societies clg (AIMS) will be held on Sunday January 30th 2022 at 2.00 pm via Zoom for the purpose of transacting the business stated on the Agenda. Any member of an affiliated Musical Society may attend the meeting but only the three registered representatives of each affiliated Musical Society may vote in person at the meeting. Voting by proxy is not permitted. Changes of representatives must be made by email to the Honorary National Registrar (MáirínHeffernan at registrar@aims.ie ) before the commencement of the meeting and preferably before 28/01/2022. AGENDA 1. Apologies 2. Minutes of 2021 AGM 3. Report of the National Council for the year ended 30th September 2021 4. Financial Statement for the year ended 30th September 2021 5. President’s Address to the members 6. Election of Honorary National President 2022/2023 7. Election of Honorary National Secretary 2022/2023 8. Election of Honorary National Treasurer 2022/2023 9. Election of Honorary National Vice-President 2022/2023 10. Election of Honorary National PRO 2022/2023 11. Re – appointment of auditors 12. 2023 AGM 13. Any other business permitted by the rules. For and on behalf of AIMS National Council Frank Foley National Secretary Association of Irish Musical Societies.

Looking for ADJUDICATOR 2022/‘23

A.I.M.S. Musical Theatre Voice workshop for Voice & Ensemble

9Arch Musical Soc is delighted to host on Sat 8th Oct. The AIMS Musical Theatre Workshop for voice being held in the Western...

9Arch Musical Soc   is delighted   to host on Sat 8th Oct.  The AIMS   Musical Theatre Workshop  for voice being held in the Western Region. We are delighted to have Duncan Brickenden lecturer in  The American College Dublin to give this Workshop.     Booking  by 30th Sept                                                               
contact  aimswesternregionsecretary@gmail.com  Fee€15

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