AZ Local: American Girl Casting Call This Weekend!

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Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre, a prominent Arizona community theatre is looking for girls, size 6x or size 10 to star as fashion models in their second annual American Girl® Fashion Show event scheduled for November 3, 2012 at the Chandler Center for the Arts.  Auditions take place this Saturday, August 18, 2012 at the Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre, located at 5051 East Elliot Road, Phoenix, AZ 85044.  Audition times for Size 10 goes from  2:00pm – 4:00 pm.  Tryouts for Size 6x also happens this Saturday from 4:00 pm -5:00 pm.

Popular direct marketer of dolls and accessory products, American Girl Programs offers nonprofit organizations a fully-conceived fashion show event that will leverage the American Girl brand to raise funds for children’s charities.  Up to 150 young girls from across the state of Arizona will take center stage in front of their family and friends modeling clothing from the beloved characters of the book and doll series.  The event also includes a doll hair salon, tea party treats, party favors, and raffle prizes.

American Girl Programs provided the clothing for the show in size 6x for the Little Girl clothing and size 10 historical and Dress Like Your Doll apparel. Girls must be able to attend orientation, fittings, and rehearsals and a production fee is also required. Girls can earn credit for their production fee by participating in various fundraising activities. The American Girl dolls are diverse, so girls of all cultures and races are encouraged to apply. More information about the model search can be found at the website,

Funds received from the American Girl Fashion Show event will benefit the Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre, enhancing A.C.T.’s outreach to disadvantaged and special needs children in Arizona

American Girl has sold 139 million books and 21 million dolls through the company’s catalogue, retail stores, and web site since 1986. The American Girl magazine has a circulation of over 450,000, ranking it among the top 10 children’s magazine in the nation. The American Girl Web Site,, receives 43 million visits per year.

 Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre (ACT) was established in 1997 and provides local families participation, education, and appreciation in all aspects of the performing arts. ACT believes that involvement by children in safe, productive, healthy activities helps to foster more constructive citizens for their communities.