SUMMIT, NJ - The 6th Annual SPARC'ling Evening of Song, the annual fundraiser held by the Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee (SPARC) benefiting the performing arts programs of all Summit Public Schools, is set to take place October 30, from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m., at -- for the first time -- The Grand Summit Hotel.
Summit High School graduates, and current staff, will dazzle the crowd with Broadway favorites, accompanied by Summit’s own David Peck and Yoav Efron. Former Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School Principal, and current District Director of Human Resources, Matthew Block, will serve as the event's Master of Ceremonies.
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“SPARC contributes so much to the performing arts programs at all our schools,” said Block. “This is a perfect opportunity for everyone to support SPARC in its mission to provide a well-rounded arts education to our students. It is sure to be another fabulous night of entertainment and fun.”
Tickets, priced at $90, are available at sparcsummit.org, or at the door -- space permitting -- for $95. The event will also include a live and a silent auction.
Money raised by the event allows SPARC to help bridge the gap between budgeted funding and monies needed for the Summit schools to continue staging award-winning productions such as Beauty and the Beast, 42nd Street and, most recently, Sweeney Todd, and engaging hundreds of students as cast, crew, and pit members in the process.
The Grand Summit is located at 570 Springfield Avenue.