Five nominations for 'Sister Act'
Wexford Light Opera Society's recent sell-out show 'Sister Act' has been nominated for five AIMS awards.
The hit production, which enjoyed nightly standing ovations, is in line for the followintg accolades: Best Overall Show; Best Director (John Donnelly); Best Stage Manager (Colin Murphy); Best Ensemble (Fabulous Baby Reprise Scene) and Best Comedian (Des Whelan).
The nominations were announced at the AIMS Choral Festival in New Ross on Sunday night, and the national awards ceremony will take place at the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney on Saturday, June 14.
'We're absolutely delighted,' said WLOS secretary Eric Hayes.
The society had another reason to celebrate on Sunday when it was officially named the Number 1 musical society in Ireland in the AIMS league table.
Also, James McDermott, Brian Kelly, Eric Hayes and Pat Lawlor won the AIMS Musical Cameo award at the choral festival for their Frankie Valley tribute act TheJersey Boys, taking home the Ballycare Rose Bowl. This is the fourth competition the boys have entered and won.
Wexford faces a battle to retain the Best Overall Trophy won last year for 'The Witches of Eastwick'.
Kilkenny Musical Society's production of Michael Collins has received nine nominations including Best Overall Show.
Killarney's 'Jesus Christ Superstar', Trim's 'Evita' and Tralee's 'Whistle Down the Wind' have also been nominated in the Best Overall category.
But win or lose, 'Sister Act' was a huge success for the society, packing Wexford Opera House every night and drawing a total audience of 4,500 people.