American Girl, Inc., Selects Courtney Mauss
to Portray Michelle in The American Girl Revue
November, 2005 - Courtney Mauss will play
the role of Michelle in The American Girl Revue, an original musical
theater production that brings the beloved characters and stories
of The American Girls Collection to life. Written by Broadway playwrights
Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford, The American Girls Revue has sold
more than 300,000 tickets in Chicago and New York, and has received
high praise from girls, parents, and reviewers. The American Girl
Revue debuts at The Grove in Los Angeles in Spring 2006, when the
Girl Place opens its doors to the public.
American Girls Revue, which originally debuted when American Girl
Place Chicago opened in 1998, tells the story of a group of modern-day
girls at a meeting of their American Girls club. Each girl has prepared
to act out her favorite American Girls story for fellow club members
and a guest who is not familiar with the fictional American Girls
characters — Kaya, Felicity®, Josefina®, Kirsten®,
Addy®, Samantha®, Kit, and Molly®. As the girls relive
the various characters’ experiences, they establish the underlying
theme of the play: Look to the past; learn for the future. As each
girl in turn brings her favorite story to life and steps into the
role of an American Girls heroine, she gains new found awareness
of her own strengths, her own voice, and her own feelings. The finale,
“The American Girls Anthem” celebrates the girls’
resolve to apply the lessons from the past to their own lives as
they sing about what it means to be an American girl of today.
Michelle, the role that Courtney will play, is the
loving yet annoying little sister of Becky, the leader of the American
Girls Club. Out of the hundreds who auditioned for this demanding
theatrical opportunity, Courtney was selected among a total of 40
girls and 8 adults who will play the various other roles.
The American Girl Theater will began accepting reservations
on January 16, 2006. For more information, call toll-free 1-877
AG PLACE (877-247-5223). See
upcoming shows for Courtney.
American Girl, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT, www.mattel.com), the world’s leading
toy company. Since American Girl’s inception in 1986, the
company has devoted its entire business to celebrating the potential
of girls ages 3 to 12. American Girl encourages girls to dream,
to grow, to aspire, to create, and to imagine through a wide range
of engaging and insightful books, age-appropriate and educational
products, and unforgettable experiences. In meeting its mission
with a vigilant eye toward quality and service, American Girl has
earned the loyal following of millions of girls and the praise and
trust of parents and educators.
To learn more about American Girl or to request
a free catalogue, call 1-800-845-0005 or visit www.americangirl.com.