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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 begin in person classes and performances.
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, Marc and 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.
SAS PERFORMING ARTS MAINSTAGE and Concert Opera
SAS Mainstage focuses its efforts to promote classic and contemporary plays, and American musical theater works by bringing them to audiences that might not have the opportunity to attend and enjoy live theater, thus enriching the community's cultural life. We are a home for performances of acknowledged masterpieces as well as the rarely performed works that deserve a more extensive hearing.
Participants from our Dramatic Arts Studio are considered for roles in these productions, which will enable them to perform and perfect their craft.
SAS Concert Opera focuses its efforts to promote the operatic art form by bringing this music, in a concert format, for audiences enjoy, thus enriching the community's cultural life. Our concert format accompanied by either a chamber orchestra or a piano, in conjunction with the use of English supertitles, makes the intricate operatic art form more accessible to our audiences. We hope the exhilarating connection generated between the music, text, and drama becomes more immediate in an intimate, up-close environment.
These classes are funded, in part by a generous grant from the city of Newark Catalyst Fund.
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We are passionate about celebrating the performing arts whether it is Drama, American Musical Theater or Classical music .