24 Hour Musical

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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. IN just 24 hours.

Mean Girls JR. | April 2023

From April 21-22, 48 teen performers auditioned for, rehearsed and performed Mean Girls Jr. in just 24 hours on the Mainstage at Arizona Broadway Theatre. This challenge was part of the 24-Hour Musical Fundraiser in efforts to raise funds for ABT’s education programs that continue to engage aspiring performers and inspire a whole community. Thanks to the attendance of the teens, the support from parents and donors, the talented production team, and everyone who attended the performance, the event was a huge success in raising funds for ABT’s educational outreach programs.

Stay tuned for the next 24 Hour Musical Fundraiser and for more details on how to be a part of the next one. 

Production Team 

Stephen Hohendorf | Director 
Adam Berger and Katie Wright | Music Direction
Lauran Stanis and Delaney Spanko | Choreography 

Cast & Highlights


The 24-Hour Musical is ABT’s fundraiser to support the education efforts and continue engaging youth through performing arts. 

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
If you’re interested in supporting this fundraiser, you can donate now at our AZ Gives page linked below. Thank you for helping ABT offer opportunities to performers from all backgrounds and supporting the cause to teach and inspire a community through theatre.