Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society’s production of Evita won four awards, including the top gong of Best Overall Show ,in the Association of Muscial Societies of Ireland awards in Killarney last weekend.
The sell-out show that ran for eight nights at the Strand Theatre in March was nominated for seven AIMS awards and scooped the Best Overall Show prize in the Sullivan Section of the AIMs while Irene Malone, who played the lead role of Eva Peron won the Best Actress award.
Fergal Carroll received the Best Musical Director prize and the production also received the Best Chorus award.
Tipperary Musical Society’s Derek Ryan also won an AIMS Award as Best Male Singer for his role as Captain Corcoran in HMS Pinafore.
Carrick Musical Society members also received three runners up awards. Liam Butler received one in the Best Director category, Trisha Woods, was runner up in the Best Choreographer section while Mairead Walsh was presented with a runner up prize in the Unsung Hero category.
Forty-four Carrick Musical Society members celebrated their Evita show’s success at the AIMs awards ceremony in Killarney’s Gleneagle Hotel last Saturday. The black-tie event was attended by more than 1000 musical and operatic society members from all over the country.
Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society was one of four irish amateur musical societies to stage the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Tony Award winning hit musical Evita this year.
Their production involved a cast of more than 60, including children from Carrick Musical Society’s Performing Arts Academy.
The Society’s PRO Caolan Deehy-Power congratulated Irene Malone and Fergal Caroll on their individual awards, their three runners up award winners and above all the “superb cast”.
“It is because of their dedication and talent that we won Best Chorus and Best Overall Show awards,” he said.