5850 Meridian Road
Gibsonia, PA 15044


Kean Quest

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February 7 – April 15, 2016
Kean Theatre | 5847 Meridian Road, Gibsonia PA 15044

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You Can Be the Next Star!
Join the ranks of Pittsburgh’s Talented Jackie Evancho and Chris Jamison.

Kean Quest Talent Search welcomes everyone who thinks he or she has what it takes to be the next champion! Perform at one of the region’s top venues to an audience of family, friends and industry professionals. Enter for your chance to shine!

Youth Vocal Competition (Ages 18 and under)
Youth vocalists will compete in one of these preliminary rounds:

Sound Check
Preliminary 1
Preliminary 2
Preliminary 3
Preliminary 4
Preliminary 5
Semi-Finals 1
Semi-Finals 2
Sound Check
Wed, Jan. 27, 2016
Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016
Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016
Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016
Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016
Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Wed, March 30, 2016
3:30 PM
1:00 PM
5:00 PM
1:00 PM
5:00 PM
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
5:00 PM

Adult Vocal Competition (Ages 19 and over)
Adult vocalists will compete in one round:

Final Friday, April 15, 2016 7:00 PM

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Win Great Prizes

Prizes for the Adult Competition include a recording session with Audible Images and professional head shots.

Prizes for the Youth Competition include a recording session with Audible Images, professional head shots, savings bonds, and the Jackie Evancho Award! Medal to all Adult & Youth Finalists.

Read more about Kean Quest in the news:

Young Singer Advances in Contest
Indiana Gazette: 03 / 03 / 2015

Kean Quest Talent Search Kicks Off Feb. 6 on Richland Stage
Trib Live: 01 / 28 / 2015

Kean Quest Talent Search Draws Amazing Talent
Northern Connection Magazine: 01 / 2015

Ross native Chris Jamison humbled by ‘Voice’ attention
Butler Eagle: 12 / 16 / 2014

Jackie Evancho

Jackie Evancho Award

The sixth annual Jackie Evancho Award will be presented at the Youth Finals competition. The award is given to a contestant that has competed in Kean Quest for two years or more – works hard, never gives up and continues to follow their dream no matter where they place in the competition.

Advertisement Opportunities

Your ad will be seen by hundreds of attendees at twelve of the Kean Quest performances!

Program Booklet
– Quarter Page: $75
– Half Page: $125
– Full Page: $200
– Inside Covers: $250
– Back cover: $300

Kean Quest History

Kean Quest began from a small talent show organized in 2003 by the late Greg Maggio of North Park Clubhouse as a fund-raiser for St. Barnabas. After two years, the talent show grew into a contest that would be known as Kean Idol. With continued growth and a wide audience the event had a name change in 2012 to Kean Quest Talent Search. Nearly 1,400 adults and children have been on stage at the beautiful Kean Theatre as part of this fund-raising event.

Past contestants have used the competition as a stepping stone and have made great accomplishments; some studied abroad, others recorded in Nashville and some have followed their dreams to Los Angeles. Chris Jamison sang to millions on the “The Voice.” Jackie Evancho, who was a Kean Idol finalist in 2008 and 2009, won the hearts of millions when she was the first runner-up on “America’s Got Talent.” Miss Evancho has gone on to receive many recording awards and achieve world-wide fame.

Donnie Hersh

Free Care Fund
Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which has provided more than $6 million to needy patients at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas and The Arbors at St. Barnabas who can not afford their care.

Kean Quest Sponsors

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Call (724) 625-3770 or
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5847 Meridian Road
Gibsonia, PA 15044

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