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No WLOS joy at AIMS but Oyster Lane takes front-of-house prize

After last year's All Ireland winning performance, Wexford Light Opera Society failed to make an impact at the annual AIMS awards ceremony in Killarney last weekend.

The Society's production of The Gondoliers' was nominated as best Gilbert and Sullivan production for 2007, but lost out to Galway Musical Society in the final shake up. Fr. John O'Brien was also runner up to Wilson Shields from New Lyric in Belfast for the best musical director accolade. However, there was still plenty of good news for Co. Wexford as Gorey Musical Society took top honours for their show Oklahoma!'.

The North Wexford Society - who only this year entered the premier Gilbert' division in AIMS - beat stiff competition from Fortwilliam in Belfast and Tullamore Musical Society to win the Best Overall Show'. They also won two individual awards for Gary Masterson as best male singer, and Jacinta Stynes as best supporting female. Also flying the Wexford flag at the AIMS awards this year were the Oyster Lane Theatre Group who were nominated for the first time in the Sullivan' section.

The Society won the best front of house management for their October production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

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