On Thursday, January 10, students from the 2019 Kenny Awards finalist schools came to Shea’s for a social event planned just for them. The event ran from 4:00-6:30 pm and included backstage tours of Shea’s Buffalo Theatre, musical theater trivia and games, and karaoke. Over 300 students from nine schools attended the social to kick off their journey to the Kenny’s this spring.
These students would likely not have crossed paths with one another, so Thursday evening was a successful and joyous gathering of students from as nearby as Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts to as far away as Cuba-Rushford Middle/High School (2 hours away!).
Throughout the event, students were able to wander the beautiful Shea’s Buffalo Theatre lobbies while enjoying light refreshments. Shea’s staff members led students through trivia and scavenger hunts where participants could receive Broadway show merchandise prizes.
Shea’s Smith Theatre became the performance venue for students to volunteer and perform a karaoke number from Hamilton the musical with and for their peers.
For more information on the Kenny Awards program, click here or contact Holly Grant at email@example.com.
Thank you to JPVideo Productions for capturing the event and testimonials like this!