Archive for September 2009

SPARC Earns Raves and Applause at CenterStage Grand Opening

September 18, 2009

les_mis[1]SPARC was greeted with applause and acclaim when a talented cast of 35 students, alumni and guest adult professionals took to the stage to perform selections from “Les Miserables”, accompanied by the Richmond Symphony.  Over the course of 3 nights, SPARC, along with 8 other resident companies, performed for almost 5,000 people during the opening festivities for the new CenterStage performing arts center. 

From Style Weekly:  “Familiar selections from “Les Misérables” by a large, young, earnest and fully costumed cast from the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community opened the program’s second half. They gave it full throttle, aimed for the Carpenter’s upper reaches and garnered the most thunderous applause of the evening.” 

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VIDEO FLASH – “Les Miserables” Dress Rehearsal Preview

September 4, 2009