On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, we held our first annual Kenny Social at Shea's Performing Arts Center. Students from our 10 finalist schools were invited to join us from 4:30-6:30 pm for a mixer with complimentary beverages, refreshments, and backstage tours of the historic Shea's Buffalo Theatre. Over 250 students and directors joined us for the afternoon and got to meet other musical theatre lovers from around Western New York.
Six tour guides from Shea's led groups of students on backstage tours of Shea's Buffalo Theatre throughout the event. Each tour guide offered unique insight into the building, its history, and performances.
The Kenny Awards ceremony will be on Saturday, May 13 at 6:00 pm at Shea's Buffalo Theatre. Tickets will be available approximately one month prior to the ceremony through the 10 finalist schools, or at Shea's box office approximately two weeks prior.
For over 20 years, hundreds of outstanding high school musical theatre productions in Western New York have been recognized and honored by The Kenny Awards.