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SPARC's 2024/2025 Performance Season

Legends & Lore

What keeps us coming back to a story, telling it again and again in different mediums? Why are these tales so expansive across our lives? Is it the people? The story structure? Or is it the humanity, the way we can all find something representative of ourselves?  

This season's Legends & Lore theme will explore the larger-than-life characters and tales that shape the way we view the world and continue to teach us important lessons!

About SPARC

Through exceptional performing arts education, SPARC helps youth find their inner light and share it with the world!

SPARC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1981 and is one of the nation’s most comprehensive, community-based youth performing arts education organizations. We provide an atmosphere where creative expression flourishes, meaningful connections are built, and individuality is celebrated.

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SPARC is in constant motion!  New announcements and updates are happening all the time.  Follow us in real time through our Instagram and Facebook feeds below. 

It’s the first week back for StageCraft after a long winter break and we’re diving right into Urinetown paint! Tech begins this weekend! Come see the show Feb 16-18 and Feb 23-25. #UrinetownAtSparc #StageCraft ...

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We hope everyone is gearing up for February FUN! We have some phenomenal things the young people have been working hard on!

We also desire to take time to recognize & appreciate February for being Black History Month, a heritage landmark meant to amplify the voices, expand the spaces, and remember the progressive & generational contributions of Black/African Americans. In harmony, with SPARC's vision to inspire creativity, confidence, and character in our young people, it is our hope to set the stage by showcasing Black/African American youth playwrights, influenced works, and SPARC's dedication to our young people & every part of their identities.

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First and last lines from the cast of Urinetown! Just a few more weeks until we open the show. Will we see you there?
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Today is SPARC's birthday! Thank you for the lauughs, celebrations, and fond memories. We are honored to have shared the last 43 years with this community and look forward to 43 more.

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Happy Friday! This past fall we had fun taking polaroids in Stage Makeup class. Here are some of our favorite looks from the group!

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Run Freedom, Run, right on down to Urinetown! TICKETS are now on sale for our winter production. This show is recommended for ages 11+. To purchase tickets and learn more, check out SPARCrichmond.org/shows/tickets

Video Description: The cast of Urinetown rehearses the song Run, Freedom, Run in front of an almost-finished set. Students are equally spaced throughout the stage and are doing jogging choreography with hands in the air.
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Acting! Singing! Dancing! To possess all three talents is referred to as a "triple threat" in the theatre industry. As any performer knows, to achieve this accolade each discipline must be studied individually and with special focus.

SPARC is committed to bringing high quality training in each area of performing arts study and is excited to announce that there are new classes this spring that will support students in their desire to take a deep dive into popular practices that support the actor, dancer, and singer. The Actor's Process, The Dancer's Process, and The Singer's Process are designed to introduce students to different techniques that inspire and shape their approach to developing a character and approaching a song.

Learn more at our website, linked in bio, and be sure to register for these courses by January 22!
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What are your plans for these last few weeks of summer? Add a reply in the comments! Make some waves with SPARC before summer ends! 🌊 Your donation will have a positive ripple effect for students during this upcoming program year and beyond. Every dollar makes an impact towards SPARC’s future. Click the link in our bio to make your donation today!

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What are your plans for these last few weeks of summer? Add a reply in the comments! Make some waves with SPARC before summer ends! 🌊 Your donation will have a positive ripple effect for students during this upcoming program year and beyond. Every dollar makes an impact towards SPARC’s future. Click the link in our bio to make your donation today! 

Image Description: A sun graphic in the top left corner shines down on a still of crashing waves in the bottom right corner to depict a beach scene. Faces of smiling youth peek out from creations from SPARCs Stagecraft class, superimposed within the waves. Text on the graphic encourages to make a donation.

The Peer Leadership Club is launching their first youth-led event: an end-of-summer Talent Show! Youth ages 10-18 should submit their acts at the link below by July 24th. The event will take place Friday, August 2nd at 6:30pm at SPARC. We hope to see you there! forms.gle/wvy3i9k5cFCtpoZu6 ... See MoreSee Less

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Email us at sparc@sparcrichmond.org or call 804.353.3393.

All SPARC programs are made possible, in part, by the generous support of: