ON SCHOOL TIME SERIES
The On School Time Series provides educational live theatre performances specifically for school groups. All shows support New York State learning standards. Performances begin at 10:30am and are open to the general public. Please click HERE for more information or contact Holly Grant, Education Coordinator, at (716) 829-1171 or email@example.com.
EXPLORING THE ARTS
Exploring the Arts brings together high school students from a wide variety
of backgrounds and introduces them to a number of art forms including the
visual, literary and performing arts. Through work with teaching artists,
visits to cultural institutions and hands on art activities students make a
connection among various art forms and learn to appreciate the
perspectives and talents of others. This program instills participants with
a greater knowledge and appreciation of the arts while exposing them to a number of social and cultural perspectives. This program is presented annually. There is no fee to participate, however enrollment is limited and students must complete an application in order to be considered.
For an application for the 2013 program click HERE.
Exploring the Arts 2011-2012 asked participants to write and perform a poem or monologue inspired by a work of art from the Albright Knox Art Gallery’s permanent collection. Please click HERE to see a performance by Kristen McDermott whose monologue Lazy Saves Lives was inspired by the painting Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash by Giacomo Balla.
SHEA’S IN SCHOOLS OUTREACH PROGRAM
At no cost to your school Shea’s education staff will come to your classroom and custom design a workshop made specifically for your class. This is an exciting audience enrichment program that introduces students to the basics of theatre performance and production. Workshops can be done in connection with a specific Shea’s performance or as a part of your specific curriculum needs.
SHEA’S MASTER CLASS PROGRAM
Shea’s Master Class Program allows high school students in grades 9-12 to explore the various aspects of the performing and literary arts. Every master class is connected to a specific Broadway production presented at Shea’s. Students have the opportunity to learn from working professionals in the arts, receive complimentary tickets to a Shea’s Broadway Series per-formance and meet cast members from the Broadway production they are studying. There is no fee to participate in this program. Students must apply each year to be considered for the program and enrollment is limited.
More information about Shea's Master Class Program is available HERE.
The Lipke Foundation and Shea's Performing Arts Center are proud to co-present the Kenny Awards, an endeavor that recognizes the talent, dedication and efforts of our local high school youth. All high schools in Erie, Niagara and Chautauqua counties are invited to apply to the program.
Over 100 outstanding musical productions from local high schools have been recognized and honored by the Kenny Awards. The school se-lected to receive "The Kenny" for Outstanding Musical Production is granted $5,000 from the Lipke Foundation to be used for their theatre department.
Other awards and recognitions include categories for individual performances in leading and supporting roles as well as areas of technical production, orchestration, choreography, set design and creative interpretation.
To book a historic tour, please call 716-829-1166.
Experience the original history and living grandeur of one of North America's most beautiful theatres! Historic Tours of Shea's Performing Arts Center are free to school groups and offered to grades 3-12.
Internships at Shea’s allow college and high school students the opportunity to gain experience in a challenging, fast-paced and creative environment. These positions are for school credit only.
HANDS ON BROADWAY
Bring your school group to spend an afternoon or evening at Shea’s, dine at the Smith Theatre or a theatre district restaurant, and top it all off with a Broadway show!
For more information on these and other educational offerings please contact Jennifer Fitzery, Senior Education Associate at (716) 829-1152 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.