THEATRE ROYAL DELIGHTED FOR WATERFORD MUSICAL SOCIETY
Waterford Musical Society have for the second year running, received another prestigious accolade at the Amateur Irish Musical Society's Awards held recently in the Killarney Convention Centre. Musical Director Wayne Browne won "Best MD" in their inaugural year for Carousel and this year sees the group winning "Best Ensemble" piece for the beautiful and haunting Ballet/Dream sequence in Oklahoma. Choreographed by Margaret Kavanagh (pictured receiving the award from AIMS president Colm and Vice President Seamus Power) with a stellar performance by Freda Quinlan and coupled with rich dramatic visuals, this scene was one of the highlights of the show for many. Directed by Andrew Holden with creative design by Ben Hennessey, this group are going from strength to strength. The Adjudication & Awards Scheme is designed to constantly raise standards and push forward musical theatre in Ireland. With many analogies to the Oscars, the scheme rewards outstanding talent in different categories. Under this scheme, an adjudicator attends each participating show and provides a written critique. At the end of each musical season in May, the adjudicator then draws up nominations for the awards based on the shows they have seen.
Well done and congratulations to everyone involved. You have done Waterford proud.
Pictured is Margaret Kavanagh receiving the award from AIMS president Colm Moules and Vice President Seamus Power.