‘A Knight with Kendall’ raises more than $11K for Jefferson Forest High School’s theatre program

The show raised much more than it did in previous years

More than $11,000 was raised for Cavalier Theatre. (Cavalier Theatre)

Thousands of dollars are headed to Jefferson Forest High School’s theatre program thanks to “A Knight with Kendall.

Cavalier Theatre announced the exciting news on Thursday, while also thanking all those who helped raise the whopping amount of more than $11,000.

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“Thank you so much to everyone who came out to PACK the Academy Center of the Arts tonight in support of A KNIGHT WITH KENDALL,” the theatre said in a Facebook post. “He blew the roof off the place, and raised over $11,000 for Cavalier Theatre! Yes, you read that right.”

The show, which was originally promoted as a ‘drag extravaganza,’ was moved from Jefferson Forest High School to Lynchburg’s Academy Center of the Arts over concerns from the community.

According to the Director of the Cavalier Theatre, Spence White, nearly $2,000 was raised after the move, almost three times more than what they made from any of their previous shows. And this was raised before the theatre doors even opened.

On Thursday at 7 p.m., the show took centerstage for a full house of people who came out to show their support.

“Thank you Academy, thank you Lynchburg, and most of all, thank you Kendall & Co. Love truly won on this day!” the theatre said.

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