2021: YEAR IN REVIEW
2021 was a year of change for SAS Performing Arts Company and Studios as we explored different avenues to safely resume our activities for our participants, artists, patrons, and staff.
We created a more prominent social media presence and began to resume our classes and workshops via an online zoom platform.
We also produced online and live stream productions of classic repertory including The Importance of Being Earnest, The Mountaintop, Alice in Wonderland, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. An Operatic Evening featuring singers from our 2020 vocal competition and the 2021 Vocal Competition closed out our season attracting the brightest up
and coming opera singers from around the world.
SAS introduced our very successful Diva Chats featuring Soprano Luana DeVol, KS Mezzo Soprano Tichina Vaughn, Broadway Star Elena Batman, and Legendary Maestro Eve Queler and Soprano/Executive Director Deborah Surdi with legendary Metropolitan Opera Soprano Aprile Millo to kick off our 2022 in February.
In 2022, we hope to begin in person classes and performances but for now we are still working remotely and have announced our upcoming free classes.
SAS was honored to have a portion of our operations funded, by a generous grant from the Creative Catalyst fund from the City of Newark Division of Arts and Cultural Affairs. We also appreciate our public’s thoughtfulness and would like to thank all of our donors including, Mr And Mrs Charles Upton, Mr and Mrs. Janet Brooks, Robert Vitelli as well as business partners including Clearwood Solutions LLC, who helped make this past year a success.
We are confident that there will be a bright horizon for the performing arts, and we want to continue to move forward to that future.
These free classes are funded, in part by a generous grant from the city of Newark Catalyst Fund.
Saturday February 19, 2021 at 1:30pm
Internationally renowned soprano Aprile Millo will sit down with Artistic Director Stephen Scovasso to talk about Opera, her career, and the state of the operatic art form.
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We are passionate about celebrating performance whether it is Drama, American Musical Theater or Classical music . We believe the performing arts elevate, entertain and, most importantly, educate. Especially during these times, creating a way to produce a version of theater that you will enjoy takes time, talent, and financial support.