Theater Department nominated for 2017 Kenny Award

After an extensive application process, the St. Mary’s High School Theater Department has been notified that they have been nominated for a 2017 Kenny Award.

Now entering its 24th year, the Kenny Awards recognize and celebrate outstanding high school musical productions in the Western New York region. The volunteer Kenny judging panel, made up of area theatre and education professionals, views the productions of the program finalists throughout the year and selects nominees and award winners based on the productions they see.

This is the first time that St. Mary’s has been nominated for the Kenny Award.

The Department, as part of the nomination process, announced that the musical for Spring 2017 will be Fame.

Fame tells the story of several students who attend the High School of Performing Arts, among them fame-obsessed Carmen, ambitious actress Serena, wisecracking comedian/bad boy Joe, quiet violinist Schlomo, “talented but dyslexic” dancer Tyrone, determined actor Nick, overweight dancer Mabel, and poor dancer Iris. St. Mary’s last presented Fame in 2001.

Because of the amount of work necessary in preparing for the musical, the department has decided to change the audition dates. Auditions will now take place on Monday, Dec. 12, and Tuesday Dec. 13, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Call Backs will be on Wednesday, Dec 14. from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.