The Avery Huffman Defeat DIPG Foundation presents its inaugural Broadway for #BrAvery event on Saturday, May 13 in Auburn.
Local talent performs current and classic Broadway hits at 7 p.m. at the Auburn Riverside Theater (ART), 501 Oravetz Road SE.
Featuring student director and producer McKenna Webb and in partnership with the Auburn Riverside’s International Thespians Society, the production will be filled with different Broadway and popular Disney musical numbers.
Proceeds benefit the foundation to fund medical research needed to fight Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a deadly form of brain cancer.
During Avery Huffman’s 7½-month fight against DIPG, she impacted many in the Auburn community where she lived, including McKenna Webb, a Miss Auburn’s Outstanding Teen finalist, whose platform was DIPG awareness. Avery’s fight inspired McKenna, who attended Lakeland Hills Elementary School where Avery was a student. McKenna continues to spread awareness of DIPG.
McKenna has performed in more than 20 musicals and plays in the Seattle area and has participated in the prestigious Summer Musical Theater Institute at Wagner College in New York.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students (preschool through high school). Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at Auburn Riverside High School on Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee last month proclaimed May 17 DIPG Awareness Day in the state. In partnership with the Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation and as part of the DIPG Across the Map initiative, Washington joins a handful of other states that have also declared May 17 as DIPG Awareness Day.
Learn more about the DIPG Across the Map initiative at defeatdipg.org.