Arena Stage NEWSIES Grants Teen Dancer's Wish To Perform In A Broadway Musical

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Arena Stage NEWSIES Grants Teen Dancer's Wish To Perform In A Broadway Musical

In partnership with Make-A-Wish®, Arena Stage is inviting Alexandra to perform in a special performance of the musical Disney's Newsies at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth Street, SW) on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses from the age of 2½ to 18 at the time of referral. The nonprofit organization estimates they grant the wish of a child every 34 minutes in the United States and its territories.

Alexandra is an 18-year-old dancer with cystic fibrosis, a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections. Alexandra began dancing as a toddler and now studies dance at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

While in D.C., Alexandra will participate in a Newsies' rehearsal, perform in a Newsies production, and receive backstage tours of both Arena Stage and the Capitol Dome.

For more information on Arena's Disney's Newsies visit:

Photo Credit: Margot Schulman

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