On Saturday May 14th starting at 8:00 am, our 2016 Kenny finalists arrived at the Shea's Buffalo Theatre's grand lobby for registration and obtained their itineraries, programs, and other materials for the day. Breakfast was provided by Paula's Donuts and Bagel Jays.
At 9:00 am, we held a Welcome at Shea's 710 Main Theatre to help our finalists situate themselves, meet each other, and allow us the briefly walk them through the day's events.
From 9:30 am until 4:45 pm students from each school rehearsed their musical feature on Shea's Buffalo's main stage and participated in various theatre workshops.
A special thank you to our marvelous instructors!
Josie DiVincenzo / Niagara University’s Department of Theatre and Fine Arts
Karen Eichler / Defiant Monkey Improv
John Elston / Road Less Traveled Productions
Jennifer Fitzery / Shea's Performing Arts Center
Gina Gandolfo-Lopez / Road Less Traveled Productions
Jason Juenker / NETworks Presentations
Anne Kurtis / Buffalo Laboratory Theatre
Vincent O’Neill / UB Department of Theatre & Dance & Irish Classical Theatre Company
Fortunato Pezzimenti / Irish Classical Theatre Company
Talia Putrino / UB Department of Theatre & Dance
Danielle Rodgers / Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus Pro-Core & Music Educator
Bret Runyon / DC Theatricks
Tracy Snyder / Shakespeare in Delaware Park
Andrew Spragge / Defiant Monkey Improv
Jennifer Swan / Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI)
Jennifer Tylock / Music Educator & High School Musical Director & Producer
Steve Vaughan / Society of American Fight Directors
Leah Wietig / Main Stage Studios
Joy Ann Wrona / Theatre Performer, Director & Instructor