Kean Theatre to Stage Comedy Spoofing TV



Original sketch comedy show slated for May 18-19

GIBSONIA, Pa. (Richland Twp.), May 10, 2012 –The Kean Theatre, 5847 Meridian Road, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a season of popular concerts, hilarious interactive dinner theatre shows, award-winning plays and musicals and original sketch comedy productions including “Hooray for Television.” Show time is 8 p.m. May 18 and 19.  Cost is $23. The Kean Theatre is now inviting theatre goers to enjoy a delicious dinner on-site in the elegant Mount Vernon Restaurant before each show at 6:30 p.m.; cost for dinner and the show is $45. Tickets and series packages are available by calling 724-444-5326 (KEAN) or visiting

An original sketch comedy show comprised of 18 actors playing over 150 roles will lampoon everything from beloved classics like “I Love Lucy” and “The Brady Bunch” to new favorites such as “CSI” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” Comedies, reality television, soap operas, cop shows, hospital dramas, game shows and even the nightly news are all fair game in this side-splitting spoof of T.V. Don’t miss a night of non-stop laughter in this one-of-a-kind sketch comedy.

In the Kean Theatre productionis Nancy Batko of McCandless, Tom Bickert of Evans City, Chris Bondi of Hampton, Gregory Caridi of Bloomsfield, Greg Crawford of Butler, David Dietz of Coraopolis, Chrissy Jeeter of Cranberry Twp., Jerry Johnston of Butler, Michelle LeWay of Pittsburgh, Bob Miller of Pittsburgh, Annette Quinn of Cranberry Twp., Mike Regan of Hampton, Kristen Scannell of Franklin Park, Mary Beth Seipp of Cranberry Twp., Patrick Shiner of Monroeville, John Shuey of North Hills, Theresa Trich of White Oak and Laura Wagner of Hampton. “Hooray for Television” is written, directed and produced by Tom Madden, managing and artistic director of the Kean Theatre.

The sponsors of “Hooray for Television” are UPMC Health Plan, the Academy sponsor of the Kean Theatre and Comcast Spotlight is the Golden Globe sponsor.Proceeds from the Kean Theatre benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which in 2011 alone provided more than $5.2 million to poor and low-income residents at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas and The Arbors at St. Barnabas.

The Kean Theatre is open to the public and has built a reputation for its convenient location, free parking, quality entertainment and elegant setting.  The theatre is operated by St. Barnabas Charities, the fund-raising arm of St. Barnabas Health System.  St. Barnabas Health System includes St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas, The Arbors at St. Barnabas, The Village at St. Barnabas, The Woodlands at St. Barnabas, White Tail Ridge, The Washington Place at St. Barnabas, St. Barnabas Medical Center and Rudolph Auto Repair.

St. Barnabas Health System, Media Relations, 5850 Meridian Rd., Gibsonia, PA 15044-9667

Shelli Sommariva
Marketing Communications Mgr.
724-443-0700, Ext. 5244

Megan Hoffman
Marketing Communications Coordinator

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