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‘Body Electric’ solos given as SPA shows get under way

July 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Summer Performing Arts program for high school students has chosen Locutus Lo, who will be a freshman in the fall, and Ryan Schuster, who will be a senior, to be soloists on its “I Sing the Body Electric” theme song. Continue Reading

SPA’s ‘Imagine’ set for July 18-19

July 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“Imagine” is a musical revue for girls currently in eighth grade and focuses on the theme of dreaming of what you can be. The girls perform songs that follow this theme from musicals such as “Pippin,” “Aladdin” and “Cinderella.” Continue Reading

25 years of SPA

July 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Summer Performing Arts has produced dozens of musicals over the past 25 summers with dozens of signature songs, but of all the songs the throngs of SPA kids have sung, none is delivered with more feeling than “The Body Electric.” Continue Reading

SPA’s ‘Oliver’ plays until July 15th

July 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“Oliver!” is based on Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” and includes such songs as “Food, Glorious Food” and “Consider Yourself.” It will be performed by students who will be freshmen and sophomore in high school in the fall. Continue Reading

‘Children of Eden’ based on book of Genesis

July 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“Children of Eden,” written by Stephen Schwartz, is loosely based on the book of Genesis and tells the story from the creation until right after the great flood. Continue Reading

SPA tech team

July 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

SPA productions wouldn’t happen without the technical team. Tech students assist with lights, sound, spotlights, video, and scenic work. Continue Reading

Memories from SPA alumni

July 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

I was 13 years when I did my very first SPA audition. I remember being very nervous, and one of the SPA staff members coming up to me and saying to me: “Don’t be nervous. You’re going to have fun in SPA.” And they were right! Continue Reading

First SPA show will open July 12 in Grand Forks

June 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The 25th season of Summer Performing Arts, a Grand Forks School District program, will get under way July 12 and bring the musicals “Oliver” and “Children of Eden” as well as a musical revue “Imagine” to stage in Grand Forks. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Sun tea, sun glasses are signs of true Arizona people – or ‘Zonies’

February 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“I guess if you live in Arizona long enough,” columnist Marilyn Hagerty writes, “you can be a Zonie.” Continue Reading

IN OUR SCHOOLS: SPA gets grant … EGF speech team competes

March 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Summer Performing Arts received $1,500 from the Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Region Women’s Fund for its 2011 season. Continue Reading