A group of 32 Kenny alumni rehearsed and performed "Seasons of Love" from the musical Rent announcing its returning to Shea's in March 2019 as part of its 20th anniversary tour. The performance featured alumni from the entire span of the Kenny Awards' 25 year history, including one woman who was part of the program's very first year in 1994 and several students from the 2017 winners Maple Grove High School.
The performance featured three alumni as soloists. Grace Auer, 2017 winner for Outstanding Leading Actress opened the performance from the stage. Later in the piece, more alumni seated in the audience among the subscribers jumped up. Other other soloists included Ian Hayes, 2017 winner for Outstanding Leading Actor, and Taylor Tedesco, 2013 Kenny participant.
We are so grateful to this incredible group of alumni who helped make the evening memorable for our subscribers! We hope to have more opportunities and events in the future for program alumni. Program alumni are encouraged to join the Kenny Awards Alumni Facebook group. Or contact Holly Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the mailing list.
For a complete list of upcoming performances and the 2018-2019 season, visit www.sheas.org.
Check out a video of them warming up before the event!
For over 25 years, hundreds of outstanding high school musical theatre productions in Western New York have been recognized and honored by The Kenny Awards.