Kildare musical societies in the hunt for national awards

Helena Begley (Mrs Lovette) and Rory Dunne (Sweeney Todd) who were nominated for AIMS/HB awards for best actress and best male singer.
Several Kildare musical societies have featured in the nominations for the Oscars of musical theatre, the AIMS awards.

Several Kildare musical societies have featured in the nominations for the Oscars of musical theatre, the AIMS awards.

The nominations were announced at the AIMS choral festival in New Ross.

LARK Kildare was nominated for Best Visual for their production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Aideen Lacey and Phil MacSheoinin was nominated for Best Comedianne/Comedian for their roles in Newbridge Musical Society’s production of All Shook Up.

Naas Musical Society also featured prominently with Aidan Donoghue being nominated as best comedian, Julie Donnelly as best comedienne. Mona Conroy was nominated for an adjudicators special award and the choreography by Deirdre Browne for their production of Me and My Girl.

Clane Musical Society’s production of Sweeney Todd also earned a number of nominations. Helena Begley was nominated as best actress for her portrayal of the part of Mrs Lovette. Rory Dunne was nominated as best male singer for his part of Sweeney Todd.

Dave McGauran was nominated for best musical director and Sweeney Todd was nominated for best overall show.

The winners will be announced at the AIMS/HB awards banquet which will be held in the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney next Saturday, June 15.

- Conor McHugh