On August 20th, The Kelsey Theatre will honor Pete Labriola with the presentation of the first ever John Shanken-Kaye Lifetime Achievement Award at The 2016 Kelsey Awards ceremony.
This presentation will feature two distinct sections. The first section of the presentation will honor the late John Shanken-Kaye, a brilliant performer and friend of the Kelsey Theatre community. The ceremony’s producer/director Kyrus Keenan Westcott will speak alongside Carolyn Shanken-Kaye during the ceremony to honor our favorite “Acting Doc”.
The second section of the presentation will honor this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Pete Labriola. Pete has been a popular and influential fixture of The Kelsey Theatre and surrounding theater community for many years. His production company, Pierrot Productions, has produced dozens of memorable productions at Kelsey, including the recent production of Bonnie & Clyde, which is nominated for a few Kelsey Awards this season. He is also one of the brains behind the upcoming (highly anticipated) production of Billy Elliot, which is opening this December at the Kelsey.
Kitty Getlik, the Artistic Director of The Kelsey Theatre, will be presenting Pete with the award during the ceremony.
In addition to the Lifetime Achievement presentation, other scheduled performances include the Kelsey Theatre casts of Mary Poppins, The Addams Family, Violet, and City of Angels during the award ceremony; with special preview performances from the casts of Miss Saigon and In The Heights. Choreographer Rachel Tovar will also be presenting a special number during the ceremony.
The 2016 Kelsey Awards, hosted by JMK, will be held Saturday, August 20th inside The Kelsey Theatre in West Windsor, NJ. Tickets for the event are currently on sale and are selling fast.
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