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Miss America’s Bringing Back the Magic at Walt Disney Theater

Miss America Headquarters announces the 2024 Miss America & Miss America’s Teen competitions to take place in the magical setting of the Walt Disney Theater, a state-of-the-art Broadway theater in Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. All shows will be held from January 8th – January 14th. Tickets go on sale early November 2023.

State delegates across America and the District of Columbia will converge on Orlando for the ultimate in competitions. Following a personal interview, and three action-packed preliminary nights showcasing talent, fitness, and eveningwear, two young women will be crowned during the final shows Saturday, January 13, and Sunday, January 14, 2024.

Each year the 100+ year old iconic event awards more than five million dollars in cash scholarships and millions more in-kind through local/state and national events. The new ambassador selected for Miss America wins the opportunity to travel America and is awarded $50,000 in tuition scholarship. Miss America’s Teen 2024 receives $25,000 in tuition scholarship or may elect a four-year scholarship at the University of Alabama, home to the TikTok famous “Bama Rush”.

“Being crowned Miss America 2023 is impossible to put into words – it is a dream come true and has literally changed my life in an instant,” said Grace Stanke, Miss America 2023. “I am so grateful for the opportunity to compete alongside so many inspiring, brilliant, talented women.” Stanke, who earned a cumulative total $68,900 in scholarship assistance through her state and Miss America competitions, has used her national platform to advocate for Clean Energy, Cleaner Future, and was declared ‘the Face of Nuclear Energy’ by the Wall Street Journal. For the talent portion of the competition, Stanke also won the talent scholarship during night two of the preliminary competition for classical violin performance.

The Walt Disney Theater is the largest venue at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, with a seating capacity of 2,700+. The state-of-the-art sound and light system and facilities enable Walt Disney Theatre to host many different events, including Broadway shows and music concerts, and galas and conferences.


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