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13th Annual Plano and Studios AMP Awards & Fundraiser
“Mardi Gras”
Saturday, February 18, 2023
Willow Bend Center of the Arts

The 13th Annual Plano and Studios AMP Awards and Fundraiser are sure to be most glamorous and fun AMPs yet! You’re invited to attend the ceremony, enjoy the live entertainment and stay for the after party (including an adult casino!)! Get ready to celebrate the most memorable performances of 2022.

This memorable event will honor students in grades K-9 who participated in a production with NTPA Plano or NTPA Studios during the 2022 calendar year.

Come be part of this fun celebration and help us raise money for Willow Bend Center of the Arts! Proceeds from this year’s event will be allocated to purchase new seats for the Rodenbaugh Mainstage Theater.

View the Winners!
View Event Photos!

Red Carpet Photo Op

Walk the red carpet and grab photos with your favorite directors, friends and family.

Student Awards

Be there as we announce the finalists and winners in each category.

Food and Drinks*

New Orleans themed food and drinks (including hurricanes for 21+)

Dance After Party

Live DJ, dancing, and karaoke.

Adult Casino After Party*

Try your luck at blackjack, craps, roulette, or poker – chance to win free tuition and tickets!

*for an additional fee

2023 Plano AMP Mardi Gras logo

Our annual AMP Awards will honor excellence in performance and leadership on and off the stage! Every actor in grades K-9 that participated in a 2022 production with NTPA Plano or NTPA Studios is nominated for an award. The finalists will be recognized and award winners in each age category announced!

We will celebrate our actors in 3 divisions separated by grade. Before each division begins, our actors will walk the red carpet, where they will be sure to capture memorable photos with friends. An event photographer will be available to take family photos on the red carpet. Then we head to Rodenbaugh Theatre for an award ceremony honoring our actors. After each division, we invite families to join us for the annual AMP after party with live DJ, dancing, and karaoke. This year adults are invited to join us in the Casino after party with blackjack, craps, roulette, and poker – opens at 6:30 PM for adults only! Don’t forget to check out our menu of New Orleans themed food and drinks when you arrive, including hurricanes for the adults!

Funds raised by this year’s event will be allocated to purchase new seats for the Rodenbaugh Mainstage Theatre. Your attendance will not only help us celebrate our family of actors, but will allow us to continue growing our program in 2023 and the years to come!


Willow Bend Center of the Arts
6121 W. Park Blvd. B216
Plano, TX 75093


Each division has their own awards event. A separate ticket is required for each event.

2:30 PM – Rising Stars (Grades K-3)
4:30 PM – Juniors (Grades 4-6)
6:30 PM – Intermediate (Grades 7-9)
6:30 PM – Adult Casino Opens (Age 18+ only)

Red carpet starts half hour before each level

How to Dress

The AMP Awards are an awards ceremony celebrating our actors, and a perfect chance to dress up for a night on the town with ties/bow ties/suits/dresses/etc. Make sure you bring your dance shoes for the After Party!!!



Enjoy reprise performances from some of our incredible casts! Students who are performing must purchase a ticket to attend.

Rising Stars Performances Director
Pinkariffic (Pinkalicious) Zayde Vetter
Everybody Wants to Be a Cat (Aristocats) Paige Price
Love Is (Sleeping Beauty) Kerry Murdock
A Beautiful Day (Scrooge) Mike Mazur
It’s the Hard Knock Life (Annie) Ruby Pullum
Junior Performances Director
Luck Be a Lady (Guys and Dolls JR) Mike Mazur
Circle of Life (The Lion King JR) Pamela Anglero
Wells Fargo Wagon (Music Man) Mike Mazur
The Candy Man (Willy Wonka JR) Lyz Miller
When You Wish Upon a Star (Pinocchio) Kerry Murdock
Intermediate Performances Director
Expressing Yourself (Billy Elliot) Mike Mazur
Finally (Disenchanted) Katilyn Barnard
Bend and Snap (Legally Blonde JR) Lyz Miller
Nobody Cares About Santa Claus (Elf – Academy) Kaitlyn Barnard/Riley Madlock
I Run This Town (Gavroche) Austin Hines/Mike Mazur
Good Morning Baltimore (Hairspray) Major Attaway

Tickets and Pricing

Everyone attending must purchase a ticket. 

Ticket Type Description Price
Event Ticket An event ticket must be purchased for each division that you want to view. Includes access to student after party. $30 for 1, $100 for 4
Performer Only Ticket to perform only. Does not include a seat in the Rodenbaugh. Performers do not need to purchase this ticket if they have already purchased an event ticket. Includes access to student after party. $10
Adult Casino Entry Includes entry to the adult casino after party and a stack of chips. Additional chips will be available for an additional donation. Open 6:30-10:30 PM. Age 18+ ONLY $25