Evans Bank to support arts engagement and education at Shea’s Performing Arts Center

Shea’s Performing Arts Center is proud to welcome Evans Bank as a new corporate partner. Evans Bank is the title sponsor of Shea’s Arts Engagement and Education Broadway Master Class programs, in addition to supporting Shea’s Black-Tie Gala, the production of Once on This Island at Shea’s 710 Theater and Shea’s Holiday Community Photos in 2022.

With support from Evans Bank, Shea’s Arts Engagement and Education will continue to develop its masterclass program for community students. In conjunction with touring Broadway productions that come to Buffalo, Shea’s offers master classes and workshops in musical theater, dance, design, and other key elements of theater performance and development. Masterclasses typically bring one or more actors from the company on tour to teach a class to local students at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, a local community center, school, or virtually.

“With the support of Evans Bank, our team can extend our educational opportunities to our community. These courses provide students with first-hand experience with theater professionals who travel the country and experts in their craft,” said said Thembi Duncan, director of artistic engagement. and Education.

Evans Bank also supports Shea’s in other important areas of the organization with the Black-Tie Gala held in May, Holiday Community Photos in late fall 2022 and Once on This Island at Shea’s 710 Theatre.

“We are thrilled to partner with Evans Bank and are grateful for their commitment to the Western New York community over the past 100 years. And we are so grateful to Evans Bank for recognizing and understanding the importance theater education for young people in our region,” said Michael G. Murphy, president of Shea’s Performing Arts Center.

“Evans Bank is thrilled to partner with Shea’s Performing Arts to launch impactful, experience-based initiatives. This is the start of a mutually beneficial agreement between our local and beloved businesses,” said Chris Passarell , Vice President of Marketing at Evans Bank.

To learn more about Shea’s Master Class program supported by Evans Bank, visit https://www.sheas.org/arts-engagement-and-education/.

Evans Bank to support arts engagement and education at Shea's Performing Arts Center