Teeny Awards head to Riverhead High School

04/08/2010 12:00 AM |

Citing a need for more space, the East End Arts Council is moving its annual Teeny Awards ceremony from the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. Future events will be held at East End high schools on a rotating basis.

First in the rotation is Riverhead High School.

“While the Performing Arts Center continues to be a strong supporter, they have 500 seats there, and those seats get filled by supporters, nominees and the nominees’ families,” said Pat Snyder, executive director of the East End Arts Council, “so there was really very little option for the casts of plays to go. It really limited who can attend and then that limits how much people really know about the program.”

Riverhead High School, like many in the region, boasts an auditorium that could hold about 900 people.

“This is about making the event more accessible,” Ms. Snyder said.

The Teeny Awards, modeled after the Tony Awards and now in their seventh year, recognize standout student performers and crews from across the East End.

A display of Teeny Award memorabilia was unveiled Tuesday at Applebee’s restaurant on Route 58 in Riverhead. The event also featured a performance by past winners Erin McKenna and Brett Chizever, who sang “You’re the Top” from “Anything Goes.”



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  • NO MORE TAXES especially during “the great recession” with record unemployment! Stop making the costs and the payroll larger in the parks dept. and he town. Brookaven Town Board – learn to budget and spend to your current income and live to your means. CUT COSTS don’t take MORE money from your constituients and residents – we already are sending you millions!

  • BTW – thank you Jane Bonner, i can think of not a single resident/voter who woudl support this kind of whacky additional tax?

    It woudl be nice if a struggleing family who is makig their tax payements to the town but is unemployed or any of us under incredible economic pressure of these last few years – could enjoy the town in which they reside and wiggle their toes in the sand………without writing another check to the town first.