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Buttenschon presents grant funding to Broadway Theatre League

Thomas Caputo
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Posted 8/19/22

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, D-119, Marcy, secured $15,000 in grant funding for the Broadway Theatre League of Utica’s Students on Broadway program.

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Buttenschon presents grant funding to Broadway Theatre League

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UTICA — Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, D-119, Marcy, secured $15,000 in grant funding for the Broadway Theatre League of Utica’s Students on Broadway program.

Students on Broadway, a sister program of the Bernadette A. Eichler Youth Ambassador Program, allows students from kindergarten through 12th grade to attend shows sponsored by the Broadway Theatre League of Utica at no cost.

“Whether they have financial restrictions, they’re at-risk youth, anything like this, we break down the barriers and welcome them with open arms into the theatre,” said Danielle Padula, executive director of the Broadway Theatre League of Utica. “A lot of organizations and clubs and youth programs are restricted to the dollars that they have for the year based on funding, so now they can still attend things at the theatre presented by Broadway Utica and know that it’s no charge and still fit it into their calendar.”

The theatre league’s 2022-2023 season features a diverse lineup of shows at the Stanley Theatre, 259 Genesee St., that students in the Students on Broadway program are eligible to attend:

  • The Book of Mormon — Sept. 23-24
  • Chicago — Oct. 4
  • Tootsie — Nov. 1-2
  • Elf — Nov. 16-17
  • 1776 — Feb. 10-11
  • Annie — Feb. 21-22
  • My Fair Lady — May 1-2
  • Legally Blonde — May 4
  • Jesus Christ Superstar – June 6-7

In addition to the theatre league’s 2022-2023 season, they will also be co-presenting additional shows with the Stanley Theatre, which will be made available to students in the Students on Broadway program:

  • Buddy The Buddy Holly Story — Oct. 16
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage — Date to be announced.
  • Bluey’s Big Play: The Stage Show — March 29

Students interested in becoming involved with the Student on Broadway program, or parents and guardians interested in signing up students, can enroll online through the theatre league’s website or by contacting the Broadway Theatre League of Utica directly.

 

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