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20th Annual Arizona Young Artists’ Competition Applications

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - Saturday, March 9, 2019

The Herberger Theater Center is accepting applicants for its 20th Annual Arizona Young Artists’ Competition on March 9, 2019. Applicants may enter in one or more of the three areas of competition: Acting, Dance and Voice. With support from the National Society of Art & Letters, the winner in each discipline will receive a $1,500 scholarship to help further their education in the arts. An additional $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to one participant by Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT). That winner will be offered an opportunity to perform in a Main Stage production at ABT.

Applicants will register to perform for a panel of judges at preliminary auditions held on Monday, March 4 (Acting – ages 15-19), Tuesday, March 5 (Classical Voice – ages 16-20), Wednesday, March 6 (Musical Theatre Voice – ages 15-19) and Thursday, March 7 (Dance – ages 15-19). The top four finalists in each category will be selected to participate in the finals competition on Saturday, March 9 in front of a live audience at the Herberger Theater. The audience will play an important role in selecting the “People’s Choice” winners in each category. Tickets to attend the finals competition are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Parking passes for $6 at the Arizona Center are available. Contact the Box Office at 602-252-8497 for tickets and parking information or order online at

The non-refundable entry fee is $25.00 for each discipline. The registration form and audition information are available at Deadline to register is midnight Sunday, February 24, 2019. For more information about the competition, contact Mary Robinson at 602-254-7399, Ext. 104.

About Arizona Young Artists’ Competition
Arizona Young Artists’ Competition is a collaboration between the Herberger Theater Center and Center Dance Ensemble to showcase the diverse and emerging talent of young Arizona artists, introduce them to the audition process, and provide them an opportunity to interact with highly-regarded arts professionals. This year’s event is sponsored by Billie Jo and Judd Herberger, Apatrou Photography, Jennings Strouss, Arizona Broadway Theatre, National Society of Arts & Letters and Articulate.

About Center Dance Ensemble
Center Dance Ensemble was founded in 1987 by Frances Smith Cohen and became the resident modern dance company at the Herberger Theater Center. Center Dance Ensemble’s dual mission is the creation of original works of the highest artistic quality and arts education opportunities and programs for students in the Valley.

About the Herberger Theater: Where Audience Meets Art
The Herberger Theater is a 501(c)(3) Arizona non-profit organization that supports and fosters growth of the arts in Phoenix as the premier performance venue, arts incubator and advocate. Opened in 1989 and fully renovated in 2010, the Herberger Theater offers three theater venues, art gallery, plaza and rentable event space for a variety of community uses. The Herberger Theater hosts a diverse range of dramatic, dance and musical performances; is home to local theater and dance companies; its gallery provides a venue for Arizona artists to present their works; and a plaza that hosts civic and arts events. Proceeds from annual fundraising benefits its Youth Outreach Programs, designed to give Arizona children (ages 3-19) opportunities to excel, learn and heal through experience with the arts. Over the last 29 years, four million patrons have enjoyed more than 15,000 performances at the Herberger Theater.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
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Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe
Phoenix, AZ United States
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