Curtain Call AZ

Who we are, and why we're doing it.

Curtain Call is a cabaret styled event hosted and planned by teens who have been involved with community theatre around the valley. It is to fundraise money to show how important theatre is to the community and to say thank you for all that the local theaters have done for the community over the years. Theaters are also given the opportunity to showcase their upcoming season to promote it to others in the valley.

What Theatre Has Done For Us

Testimonials from those in the community about how theatre has changed them for the better.
Bella Quinn
Theatre has helped me develop into who I am today. It has taught me many valuable life lessons and introduced me to many of my best friends, most of whom I consider second family. Without Theatre, I would not be where I am today.
Nolan Hayzlett
Theatre has flipped my life upside down - I've discovered a lifelong passion and career path, built new relationships with some of the most talented people I've ever met, and found a second family. 
Kennedy Czyz
Theatre has given me a family and a safe space to learn who I am and be myself. It has taught me how to be more confident and secure in myself.

Meet the Team!

Introducing our 2022 teen board, who helped make this project a reality.

Annie Kopp

Annie is 17 and a junior at Xavier College Prep. She has been doing theater for as long as she can remember and is so excited to see this project come to life! She has most recently been in Be More Chill (DST), Grease (XCP), Godspell: in Concert as the "Day by Day" soloist (DFT), and The Lion King Jr. as Zazu (DFT). She is so excited to pick theater back up after a short hiatus due to basketball season at Xavier (that's right, she's the real life Troy Bolton!). Thank you all for coming out and supporting local theater!

Founder/Co-President

Bella Quinn

Bella is 17 and is a junior at Chaparral High School. She has worked at many theaters around the valley as both a performer and in various tech positions. Past acting credits include Rosie Mulligan in Mamma Mia (Chaparral), Jo March in Little Women (Chaparral), Ariel Moore in Footloose (Starlight), Bless the Lord soloist in Godspell: in Concert (DFT), Geminae Twin in A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To The Forum (MET), and Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie (DST). She will also be portraying the role of Gabriella Montez in High School Musical: On Stage! at the Herberger (Valley Youth Theatre) later this summer.

Founder/Co-President

Nolan Hayzlett

Nolan Hayzlett is 17 and a junior at Chaparral High School. Past credits include Mack in Peter and the Starcatcher (Chaparral), Braxton in Little Women (Chaparral), and Pepper in Mamma Mia! (Chaparral). He also upholds a 4.5 GPA and has previously worked under marketing teams in small businesses like Arrow Graphics and National Sign Plazas.

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Grace Allen

Grace is 17 and is a junior at Xavier College Preparatory. Grace has performed all around the valley, most recently on the XCP stage as Maria in The Sound of Music and Jan in Grease! Other credits include being a soloist in Godspell: in Concert and Liesl Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, both at DFT!

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Natalia Marrin

Natalia is 17 and is a junior at Chaparral High School. She mainly serves on the hair and makeup and stage crews. Additionally, she creates music, BTS, and interview style videos for marketing and PR for shows, the most recent being Little Women at Chaparral High School.

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Alaina Lish

Alaina Lish is a sophomore at Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center while also taking classes at PVCC. Her favorite roles include Lorraine in All Shook Up (PCA), Gabriella Montez in High School Musical Jr. (DFT), Elsa in Frozen Jr. (DST), and Alice in The Addams Family (SYT). 

Fundraising/Donations

Lilli Danseglio

Lilli is a Senior at Chaparral High School and is ecstatic to be apart of Curtain Call! Previous roles of her include include Meg March in Little Women (Fountain Hills), Mrs. Peacock in Clue: On Stage (Chaparral High School), and Dragon in Shrek the Musical (Homestead Playhouse). She would like to thank Bella, Annie, and the rest of the fundraising/donations committee for making this an amazing experience.

Fundraising/Donations

Kennedy Czyz

Kennedy is 17 and is a full time student at Scottsdale Community College. Her recent credits include Chess as Ensemble (DST), Bonnie and Clyde as Cumie Barrow (DST), Carrie: the Musical as Helen (DST), Godspell: In Concert (DFT), and The Sound of Music as Ensemble (DFT).

Fundraising/Donations

Bo O'brasky

Bo is 16 years old and a sophomore at Chaparral High School. She has performed at theaters all across the valley. Bo’s most recent productions have included I Never Saw Another Butterfly as Older Raja and Freaky Friday as Ellie, both at Chaparral High School. She is super excited to start filming a Sag Feature film in May.

Fundraising/Donations

Gavin Hargis

Gavin is a 17 year old junior at Chaparral High School. He has both performed and teched at Chaparral, and is the Treasurer of the Thespian troupe. He is also a member of the Improv troupe. His past credits include John Brooke in Little Women (Chaparral), Professor Plum in Clue: On Stage (Chaparral), and Lendall/Randy in Almost, Maine (Chaparral).

Tech/Front of House

Adrian Bahnerth

Adrian Bahnerth is 16 years old and a junior at Bridgeway Academy. He has performed at theaters across the valley since he was 8! Past credits include Officer Barrel in Urinetown (ABT), Dennis in All Shook Up (PCA), Albert in Newsies (Cactus Shadows), and Mufasa in Lion King Jr. (DFT). 

Tech/Front of House

Keagan Smith

Keagan Smith is a junior at AAEC. He has been involved in theater for a large portion of his life and is extremely excited to see this project come together. Some of his favorite roles have been Jack Kelly in Newsies (Cactus Shadows), Bill Austin in Mamma Mia (Cactus Shadows), and Troy in High School Musical Jr. (DFT). He is very grateful to be apart of this amazing opportunity supporting local theater.

Tech/Front of House

Harrison Lowe

Harrison Lowe is 17 and a Junior at Cactus Shadows High School. They have participated in theater for seven years, first performing for Desert Foothills Theater, and more recently performing and crewing for shows at CSHS. His most recent performances include Pepper in Mamma Mia (Cactus Shadows), and Lucky Micky in Treasure Island (Cactus Shadows).

Tech/Front of House

Izzy Catalano

Izzy is 17 and a junior at Chaparral High School. She has done theater since she was 9 at both community theaters and in school. She has participated as both tech and performing in many shows. Some of these include, Clue: On Stage (Chaparral), Seussical (Homestead Playhouse), and High School Musical (Art and Sol). She is super happy that all of these theaters are getting the recognition they deserve!

Tech/Front of House

Leah Silverman

Leah is 16 and a junior at Chaparral High School. She has done theatre since freshman year, starting with costume crew for Sweeney Todd (Chaparral) and most recently assistant stage crew heading for Little Women (Chaparral). She also is on the Improv Troupe, named Home Improvment.

Tech/Front of House