24 Hour Musical

EDU_Mean Girls JR

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

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Audition. Rehearse. Perform.

Fetch is going to happen.

Spend every minute of 24 hours learning, rehearsing this iconic cult favorite and help raise funds for ABT’s arts education programs this April!  

SOLD OUT Registration is required to participate. Limited spots available.
Participation fee: $150 per teen
Includes a t-shirt and three (3) meals 

Production Team 
Stephen Hohendorf | Director 
Adam Berger | Music Director
Lauran Stanis and Delaney Spanko | Choreography 

About the musical:

Adapted from Tina Fey’s 2004 blockbuster film and the Broadway smash hit, Mean Girls JR. will be the queen bee of your stage! This “fetch” 60-minute musical from book writer Tina Fey (30 Rock), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), and composer Jeff Richmond (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) has been tailored for young performers.

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.

Unfortunately we are sold out of Performer spots.  We’re sorry we’re so popular.  there can be only one regina George. Stay tuneD for updates. 

AUDITIONS

Teens 14 to 19, register today for an amazing experience in auditioning, rehearsing, blocking, memorizing  and performing in 24 hours!  Participants will show up on the evening of Friday, April 21, audition and begin rehearsing for Saturday night’s performance.  

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 2004 movie.

Performance tickets

We think Mean Girls Jr. is “so fetch” and you will too! Support the teens performing in just 24 hours of rehearsing the musical and Arizona Broadway Theatre. 

A portion of the proceeds from this fundraiser will support the following: 

  • HyRev Scholarship funds
  • Master Class instructors and equipment costs
  • Future arts education programs to inspire the next generation