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Three SOMA Students to Perform in First Annual Arts for Autism Benefit on Broadway

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Anna Pettigrew (far left) and Katie Tzrazka (far right). Credits: Moving Dance Company
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Will Pettigrew (left) and Anna Pettigrew (right). Credits: Moving Dance Company
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Credits: Moving Dance Company
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Left to Right: Anna Pettigrew, Will Pettigrew, and Katie Tzrazka. Credits: Bethany Pettigrew
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NEW YORK, NY - Three SOMA students are heading to Broadway! 

SOMA students Will Pettigrew (age 16), Anna Pettigrew (age 13), and Katie Tzrazka (age 12), will be performing with the Moving Youth Dance Company at the first annual Arts for Autism Benefit Concert on June 20, at 7:30 p.m, at the Gershwin Theater in New York City.

“I’m looking forward to having an amazing experience that will also benefit others," stated Anna Pettigrew.

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The Moving Youth Dance Company was selected to participate after auditioning, and is one of six student groups chosen to perform alongside Broadway performers during the concert.

“We are thrilled to have Moving Youth Dance Company’s talented performers participate in the event," stated Jacque Carnahan concert producer and artistic director.

Katie Tzrazka shared her support for the benefit, stating "to dance on such a famous stage for such a worthy cause is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I could not be more honored to be a part of such an amazing event."

Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara will host the show and will be joined on stage by many other Broadway performers for this one-night only event, which will include songs from some of Broadway’s most famous shows, which organizers state were "chosen to inspire feelings of tolerance, understanding, kindness and compassion." 

100% of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest Autism awareness and outreach organization.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit artsforautism.net.

Moving Youth Dance Company will pack their bags and head to the Big Apple this June to
participate in the first annual Arts for Autism Benefit Concert. After auditioning, they are one of
six student groups from North American chosen to perform alongside Broadway performers
during the concert. Concert producer and artistic director, Jacque Carnahan, says, “We are
thrilled to have Moving Youth Dance Company’s talented performers participate in the event.”
The concert will take place at the Gershwin Theatre, home to the popular show, Wicked. The
concert will take place on a Monday when Wicked does not have a performance. 100% of
proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest Autism
awareness and outreach organization
Moving Youth Dance Company will pack their bags and head to the Big Apple this June to
participate in the first annual Arts for Autism Benefit Concert. After auditioning, they are one of
six student groups from North American chosen to perform alongside Broadway performers
during the concert. Concert producer and artistic director, Jacque Carnahan, says, “We are
thrilled to have Moving Youth Dance Company’s talented performers participate in the event.”
The concert will take place at the Gershwin Theatre, home to the popular show, Wicked. The
concert will take place on a Monday when Wicked does not have a performance. 100% of
proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest Autism
awareness and outreach organization

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