Alumni Benefit Concert Featuring Jordin Sparks

Six years ago four aspiring actors and singers performed in Valley Youth Theatre’s production of The Wiz. These four talents, Season 6 American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, Emma Stone from “Superbad,” Chelsea Staub from “Bratz: the Movie” and Broadway star Max Crumm are mainstream stars and some even household names. And this Sunday, May 31, the four of them are coming back home to perform together once again to benefit their coveted Valley Youth Theatre at Symphony Hall.


In addition to Sparks, Stone, Staub and Crumm, other VYT alum from the past 20 years will be on stage singing various Broadway songs from our most popular shows. All proceeds from this night will go to ensure that VYT can continue to provide outreach programs, such as Literacy & The Arts, Sponsor-A-Seat and our scholarship program, as well as inspire our young performers to be the best they can be for the next 20 years.

In addition to regular seating, VIP ticket packages are also available. They include seating in the first two rows and are priced at $200. Rows 3-5 sell for $175 and both packages include special access to a post-show reception meet and greet. Regular and VIP ticket packages can be purchased through Ticketmaster or by calling Valley Youth Theatre at 602.253.8188 x2. For sponsorship opportunities call 602.253.8188 x304. For more information, go to There are no services fees for tickets purchased, in person, at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Symphony Hall
75 N. Second St. Phoenix, AZ, 85004

About Valley Youth Theatre: Established in 1989, Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) is dedicated to helping young people learn and grow as performers and creators; and to instill in all young people an appreciation for the performing arts that can be carried with them into adulthood. Valley Youth Theatre has created a most unique opportunity with our own children’s orchestra, technicians and actors.

Valley Youth Theatre is a world-class, nationally recognized non-profit theatre. We target young people ages 3–19 to participate in and attend quality live theatre productions. VYT’s mission is to inspire young people to be the best that they can be. We provide lifelong lessons through a wide range of performing arts opportunities.

VYT is an award-winning theatre, and was recently selected as “Best of Arizona Children’s Performing Arts” and received the 2008 Governor’s Arts Award for Arts in Education. VYT alumni include American Idol, Jordin Sparks, Disney Channel’s Chelsea Staub, Emma Stone of The Rocker, House Bunny and Superbad fame, and Broadway Star, Max Crumm.

  1. The Valley Youth Theatre is such a great organization. My friend’s son has really thrived there.

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