The Broadway Theatre League in Utica has selected Town of Webb School high school senior Morgan Payne and junior Melissa Murphy as Youth Ambassadors for this season’s Broadway Show series at the Stanley Theatre.
Their selection was based on a short essay, a recommendation from the school’s vocal music instructor, Valerie Gaudin and previous experience in theatre.
Two students from 33 area school districts were invited to participate in the program. The goal of the program is to engage area teens and encourage their interest in theatre.
As Youth Ambassadors, the students receive tickets to all five of the Broadway Theatre League shows and will be required to write a review or critique about each show. They are also encouraged to post their thoughts about the shows on Facebook or Twitter.
Morgan is the daughter of Tom and Ann Payne of Old Forge and Melissa is the daughter of Don and Lisa Murphy of Old Forge.