SHANNON’s Aodan Fox took home a top award from the Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS).

Aodan was chosen as best actor in a supporting role for his performance as Ursula.

At the AIMS awards held at the INEC, he was joined by fellow members of the Shannon Musical Society.

Well known to Shannon audiences for his many roles with Shannon Musical Society, Aodán has also performed with Icarus Drama Group and more recently with Muse Productions.

Newmarket-on-Fergus’ James Cullinan was named runner up in Best Youth Performance for his performance as Flounder in our production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid The Musical. He is a student at St Patrick’s Comprehensive School in Shannon.

Shannon Musical Society’s front of house management team were placed as runners up in the best house management.

Over 130 musical societies, throughout the whole of Ireland, are members of AIMS – this relates to around 14,000 people directly involved with musical theatre and an audience base of around 1.2 million.

AIMS provides many services to its members, ranging from help and advice in choosing shows, resolving any difficulties that they may face, running various workshops on all aspects of theatre, through to an adjudication and awards scheme that is constantly pushing forward the standards of musical theatre.

Membership of AIMS is open to any society that is involved in Musical Theatre in Ireland, subject to their membership application being approved by the AIMS ruling body – the National Council.

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