Alex Kirby advances at 2015 Broadway KidSTAR! Competition

Alex Kirby

Alex Kirby

Town of Paradise Valley resident Alex Kirby has advanced to the semifinals in the 2015 Broadway KidSTAR! Competition in New York City, according to a press release.

Alex is a 13-year-old local actress with numerous credits to her name.

Broadway KidSTAR! is a musical theatre performance based reality competition where Alex will compete against some of the most talented kids, ages 7-17, from across the United States, the release states.

Alex will perform Wednesday, Aug. 5 in the semifinal round at the famous Don’t Tell Mama’s Cabaret in New York City in front of a panel of judges and a live audience. The competition will also be streamed live online across America.

The judges’ votes will be combined with the live audience and the online audience votes. The three contestants with the highest number of votes will advance to the finals on Sunday, Aug. 9.

“I’m excited, nervous and honored to be part of this competition,” Alex said in a prepared statement. “It’s my dream to one day perform in a Broadway production and this experience hopefully moves me one step closer. I’m grateful for the support and encouragement of my family, my friends, and especially my musical theatre family!”

Voting will open on Aug. 5 after the last contestant has finished performing, which is 5 p.m. here in Arizona. Voting will stay open for two hours. Votes may be cast at or on its Facebook page.

The audience may submit one vote per minute. Announcement of finalists will be posted on the Broadway KidSTAR website.

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