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Rudy Foundation Hosts MASTER OF THE HOUSE, 4/6-7

The Rudy Foundation has announced the participation of the Las Vegas Valley's top performing arts programs in its first ever Master of the House competition. Kicking off its inaugural year, the event brings together the most talented youth in the "entertainment capital of the world" for a performance showcase, in which musical theater groups will compete for scholarship funds to support their programs and the chance to have football legend Rudy Ruettiger speak at their school.

Hosted by Maggie Wheeler, best known for her role as "Janice" on the #1 hit television series, Friends, today's April 6th competition will also allow students to participate in a master class workshop with their celebrity emcee, Sunday, April 7th.

"We are so thrilled to have so many phenomenal theater programs participating in our first ever Master of the House competition," said Cheryl Ruettiger, founder and executive director of the Rudy Foundation. "The competing schools are the perfect reflection of why Las Vegas is called the 'entertainment capital of the world.' Las Vegas youth have an infinite amount of talent and this event is the perfect showcase of just how extraordinary they are."

Confirmed musical theater programs include, Las Vegas Academy, Coronado High School, Sign Design Theatre Company, Broadway Bound, and the proud host school Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School.

Master of the House is part of the Rudy Foundation's 2013 performing arts initiative, designed to provide support, awareness and funding for various youth performing arts programs throughout Las Vegas.

"My ultimate goal for this year's performing arts initiative is to raise the funds and awareness to establish a true community center for performing arts in Las Vegas, where local theater groups can rent space for a reasonable fee and communities and families can attend affordably and experience life changing and inspiring productions," said Ruettiger.

To help support its 2013 performing arts initiative, the Rudy Foundation has also announced the upcoming production, L.O.V.E. - A Cabaret, an afternoon of music by Las Vegas community performers that takes audiences on a journey through relationships. L.O.V.E. - A Cabaret will perform Sunday, March 24 at 4 p.m. at the Summerlin Library Theatre. All proceeds will benefit the Rudy Foundation. For tickets, visit

Founded in 1997, the Rudy Foundation is committed to supporting youth in performing arts, sports and education. True to its mission of encouraging individuals aspiring to fulfill their dreams, the Rudy Foundation sponsors dance events, 5k races, soccer competitions, spelling bees and countless other scholarship opportunities. For more information about Master of the House and to purchase tickets, visit For more information about the Rudy Foundation, including a schedule of upcoming events, visit

The Rudy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and recognition of those who aspire to fulfill their dreams through character, courage, contribution and commitment. For more information, visit

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