For Immediate Release:
Calling all “Plastics”: Arizona Broadway Theatre seeks teens to perform Mean Girls Jr. in thrilling 24-hour musical fundraiser
ABT hosts exciting, fast-paced opportunity for teens to raise funds for arts education
PEORIA, Arizona, February 17 — Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) is inviting teens to perform Mean Girls Jr. as part of a 24-Hour Musical Fundraiser that will be held April 21–22. Teens ages 14–19 will audition for, rehearse, and perform a fully-staged production of Mean Girls Jr. in just 24 hours to raise funds for ABT’s arts education programs.
“We are so excited to be able to offer this fun and educational experience for our young performers,” says ABT’s education director, Stephen Hohendorf. “This is not only a fun and challenging performance opportunity for them, but also a chance for ABT to invest in the future of our local arts community.”
Proceeds from the 24-Hour Musical fundraiser will:
- Support the HyRev Scholarship fund
- Cover the cost of Master Class instructors and equipment
- Help fund future arts education programs to inspire the next generation
Registration is required to participate, with only 50 spots available. A participation fee of $150 will include a t-shirt and three meals and will be directly credited towards Arizona Broadway Theatre’s education department. All participants are guaranteed a role and will work with a talented team of stage directors, music directors, and choreographers to stage Mean Girls Jr., a musical adaptation of the iconic movie that came out in 2004.
The schedule for the event includes check-in at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 21 with auditions to follow. Teens will rehearse up until the performance at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. Participants will bring their own sleeping arrangements to experience an overnight slumber party at the theatre. Meals will be provided throughout the event and parent volunteers and kitchen personnel will be on hand to support the event.
Tickets to see Mean Girls Jr. on stage are available now at $25 each. A portion of show ticket sales will also go toward Arizona Broadway Theatre’s arts education fund.
“We are thrilled to be one of the first theatres in the area to produce Mean Girls Jr.” says Hohendorf. “We knew this was a show these kids would be eager to be a part of; it’s going to be a lot of fun!”
For more information, visit AZBROADWAY.org or contact Education Director Stephen Hohendorf at STEPHENH@AZBROADWAY.org