Show Tickets and Season Information
SPARC 2022/2023 Performance Season
Touring Ensemble performs at various community festivals and venues throughout the year. The group will take the stage at 2nd Street Festival on October 1 and Midlothian Village Day on October 15. For more info about the group, how to join, and how to snag them for your venue, check out the Touring Ensemble landing page.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
SPARC is thrilled to announce its mainstage production for the 2022-2023 season: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, adapted for the stage by Simon Simons and directed by Allison Beckett! Open to 6th-12th graders, the show features a movement-based ensemble with actors playing multiple characters. Rehearsals begin early November with performances Feb 17-26. Auditions will take place Sept 30 and Oct 2 in-person at SPARC. We are looking for actors who are neurodivergent, neurotypical, and all genders for the cast! Audition sign-up details to come!
15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.
Tickets on sale Jan 2023
Spectrum is a theatre arts education program for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies in grades 8-12. The program is presented by SPARC in partnership with Richmond Triangle Players. Through a series of rehearsals and workshops, youth will learn the basics of storytelling, performance, production, and playwriting, as they work together to create an original play or musical presented at Richmond Triangle Players.
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.
Showstoppers will present this year’s title, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr., in the spring for an audience of family and friends. This musical adaptation of the beloved story is full of colorful characters and features an upbeat score. Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday ten-year-old until the bulletin board on the wall above his bed comes loose and falls right on top of him. The next morning, Stanley wakes up flat. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. He’s stamped, posted and sent from Hollywood and France to Honolulu and beyond, all in an effort to become a three-dimensional boy once more.
Ticket distribution for Showstoppers will be prioritized for family and friends of student participants.
Outside and Inside
Featuring the artists of Live Art, Outside and Inside will explore the multitudes we all contain, particularly asking questions like, “What do I have inside me that people might not notice when they first meet me?” and “Why is it important for us to recognize that there’s more to people than what they present to the world?” Get ready for original music, multimedia art pieces, immersive experiences, and choreography created by a community of incredible artists and showcased in a live performance experience at SPARC!
New Voices for the Theater
Festival of New Works