Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Herberger Theater accepting registrations for the 18th annual Arizona Young Artists' Competition

The Herberger Theater (HTC) is accepting registrations for the 18th annual Arizona Young Artists’ Competition, a scholarship competition that showcases the talents of artists (ages 15-19).

Applicants may enter in the disciplines of Acting, Dance and Voice for a chance to compete in The Finals at the Herberger Theater on Saturday, March 11, 2017, 7pm in front of a live audience. The winner of each discipline will receive a $1,000 scholarship to help further their education in the arts.

For a second year, Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) is partnering with HTC to sponsor an additional $1,500 scholarship award for one finalist. The winner will be selected by a panel of ABT judges and offered an opportunity to perform with its professional cast in a Main Stage production.

The early registration fee for each discipline is $25 through February 12 and $35 through February 26. Applicants will be contacted the week of February 27 to audition on Monday, March 6 (Dance), Tuesday, March 7 (Voice), Wednesday, March 8 (Acting). The registration form is available at www.azyoungartistscompetition.org. For information, contact Mary Robinson at 602-254-7399, Ext. 104.

Tickets to attend The Finals are $10 general admission and $5 for students (with id). The audience votes for their favorite competitors in the “People’s Choice Awards.” Each winner receives $100. Park for $6 at the Arizona Center. Purchase validation online with tickets or at the Herberger Theater Box Office before the Finals event. For information, visit http://www.herbergertheater.org/calendar/arizona-young-artists-competition/.

Since its inception, the Arizona Young Artists’ Competition has placed the spotlight on the acting, dance and vocal achievements of more than 1,500 Arizona students and awarded nearly $70,000 in scholarship monies.

This year’s competition is sponsored by Billie Jo and Judd Herberger, Debra and Jim Larson,
Mac and Russ Perlich, Arizona Broadway Theatre and Apatrou Photography.

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