Beginning on Thursday June 1, the Gabrielle Horvitz Voice Studio will begin its production of Mean Girls Jr., the studio’s first show.
Director and producer Gabby Horvtiz is the founder of the studio, now an integral part of the Voorhees performing arts community. Mean Girls Jr. only recently became available for production.
The studio’s six performances begin Thursday, June 1, with a cast of 32 actors who range in age from 10 to 17. Along with Voorhees, they hail from Cherry Hill, Marlton, Berlin, Gibbsboro, Medford, Washington Township and Tabernacle. The production will be staged at the Voorhees Town Center’s Black Box Theatre.
“I think Mean Girls is obviously an iconic (comedy) movie that everyone knows about, but the main message is that you should be nice to people. Putting people down doesn’t make you (feel) any better at the end of the day. You have to be nice to people, to the people around you,”
Horvitz said she’s received a lot of community support from area businesses like Keller Williams Realty’s Val Nunnenkamp team, who will be diamond sponsors for the show.
“I really think (this show) will be a great community effort that serves as a gentle reminder to be kinder to one another,” she said. “Having these young actors is a great presentation to the community.”
Kim Martin, parent of one of the studio’s actors, spoke about the production and Horvtiz’s leadership ahead of the first show,
“Gabrielle Horvitz and her program have been a shining light in my children’s teenage years,” she noted. “Her love and dedication has shined through any obstacle that has been put in front of her. Her passion for teaching – combined with her ingenuity – has kept music and theater alive in my kids’ lives.,
Dates and times for shows are Thursday June 1, 7 p.m.; Friday, June 2, 7 p.m.; Saturday, June 3, 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, June 4, at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at meagirlsjr.eventbrite.com.