importantly, educate. Especially during these times, creating away to produce a version of theater that you can enjoy in the comfort of your home takes time, talent and financial support.
SAS Performing Arts Company began the year with master classes featuring International Opera Stars Dr. Isola Jones and KS Tichina Vaughn. Our stage productions of Showtune The Music and Lyrics of Jerry Herman and The Fantasticks were postponed due the COVID-19 pandemic.
We used this time to create our virtual theater. Using this platform, we produced “In Remembrance” a concert to honor the memories of those we lost to the pandemic and our Virtual Holiday Party celebrating songs of the season. We also streamed Dracula: A Radio Play, Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, Katori Hall's powerful The Mountaintop and a fantastical version of Alice in Wonderland. Each were met with favorable audience reviews.
SAS Performing Arts honors a rich legacy of quality theater, focusing on both classics and newer works, a new series of family friendly events as well as reviving our Concert Opera Series.
Our pledge to education sets us apart and creates opportunities for students of all ages to experience the impact theater can have on learning. In April we are resuming our zoom workshops with free sessions in Script Analysis and another studiying the music and Lyrics of Stephen Sondheim.
In December of 2020, our Performing Arts Vocal Competition forOpera singers awarded almost $7,000 to young professionals to help them continue their studies.
Our studios will be back in full operation in 2021 with classes in Drama, American Musical Theater and Opera.
Our organization is dedicated to reach out to our community to connect with a diverse audience. By supporting us, you are ensuring, classes for young artists, and great artistic performances.
SAS Performing Arts Company is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. With a tax-deductible gift you not only allow us to continue
our exceptional education initiatives, our competitions to recognize up and coming artists on the verge of a career, but allow us to grow and reach our dream together.
Ticket sales cover less than half of our expenses. It is your generosity that provides the rest. We thank you for your consideration and we promise to continue, along with our students, artists, and audience to: