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July 26 – 28, 2019 at Henrico Theatre


Direction by Matt Polson
Music Direction by Shellie Johnson
Choreography by Lisa Rumbauskas

Stop the presses! This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what’s right. Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Fri 7/26 7:30pm
Sat 7/27 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sun 7/28 2:00pm

Location: Henrico
Tickets: $20 for adults; $15 for students (18 and under)

July 22 – 26, 2019 Touring Around RVA!



Direction by Phil Vollmer
Music Direction by Heidi Taylor
Choreography by Trent Williams

Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history. A fresh take on one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular comic operas, this updated version of The Pirates of Penzance took New York by storm when it premiered in Central Park in 1980, leading to a subsequent smash-hit Broadway run.

Performances are FREE and open to the public

Monday 7/22 10:00am at the Children’s Museum of Richmond
Monday 7/22 7:00pm at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
Tuesday 7/23 10:00am at Regency Square Mall
Wednesday 7/24 2:00pm at Robinson Theater Community Arts Center
Friday 7/26 at Dogwood Dell

SPARC’s 2018 -2019 SEASON


Spotlight Series productions, including both musicals and plays, feature larger casts, with rehearsals and performances focused on the full staging of the scripted material. With the magic and prestige of scenery, costumes, audio, and lighting, Spotlight Series productions build students’ experience with fully produced shows in both featured and ensemble roles.
For grades 6 through 12.


October 31 – November 24, 2019: Little Shop of Horrors 
March 20 – 29, 2020: The Robber Bridegroom
July 24 – 26, 2020: Bring it On


2019 – 2020 STUDIO SERIES

Studio Series productions are focused on the acting and rehearsal process, which will include an array of acting styles/techniques. Focusing on smaller casts with each student in one or more featured roles, the directing team will work with students to explore the script, with performances including minimal technical elements to retain focus on the actors in a black box-style performance.
For grades 8 through 12.


December 4 – 8, 2019: She Loves Me
February 26 – March 1, 2020: The Diary of Anne Frank 
April 22 – 26, 2020: Smokey Joe’s Cafe
August 9 – 11, 2020: 12 Angry Jurors


SPARC’s SummerStarz touring ensemble hits the road each summer with a musical for grades 4 – 9. The SummerStarz cast serves as both cast and crew rehearsing for five weeks before traveling to perform free shows throughout the community.
For grades 4 through 9.


Summer 2020: The Wiz TYA