Despite almost a year of negotiation with Artown regarding the transfer of the Lear Theater, we are disappointed to report that we have reached an impasse with Artown concerning the purchase of the building.
SSPA’s long term strategic plan still includes the goal of acquiring or building a mid-sized, centrally located theater to grow our programs. Unfortunately, it now appears that venue will not be the Lear Theater. As we move forward with our long-term growth, we will continue to look for a space where we can create a new destination for performing arts in the Truckee Meadows.
SSPA wishes to thank the dedicated professionals on our development team who devoted many, many hours to create a viable project. We also are grateful to everyone in the theater community and beyond who expressed their support for our effort to transform the Lear Theater into the community asset it deserves to be. Stay tuned to this space for more information on all SSPA projects as we continue to grow our productions, classes and camps.
Make your spring break a time for laughing, learning and SINGING! This new camp features songs from popular Broadway shows both classic and new, with a decidedly country twang. Our experienced teachers combine singing, dancing, acting, theater games, improv and more! You'll be singing and dancing in musical numbers from some of Broadway's biggest shows: Once, 9-5, Waitress, Memphis, Beautiful, and Million Dollar Quartet. Camp will culminate with a performance for family and friends, and awards ceremony that pays homage to Nashville's famed Grand Ole Opry.
For students in grades 4 -9 (ages 9-15)
Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29
9 am - 3 pm
$225 for the first student, $200 for additional students from the same family
Location: 1380 Greg St., Suite 225, Sparks
Click here to register.
Auditions for Sierra School of Performing Art's summer musical will be held in March. There are three audition dates and you only need to attend one.
Saturday, March 16th, 1pm – 4:30pm OR
Sunday, March 17, 1pm - 4:30pm OR
Monday, March 18, 6pm - 9pm
Auditions will be held at the SSPA studio: 1380 Greg Street, Suite 225, Sparks, Nevada, 89431. For more information, click here to go to the Auditions page.
There will be three weekends of shows! Dates are August 9 to 24 at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch in Reno.
It's official! Sierra School of Performing Arts will treat it's audience to two great musicals in 2019. Up first, Guys and Dolls, our August spectacular at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch in Reno. We'll transport you back to the 1930's with this charming tale of gamblers, dancers and colorful characters of the New York underworld. Three full weekends of shows: Friday & Saturday, August 9 & 10, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 16, 17, & 18, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, August 22, 23, & 24, 2019. Auditions for the show will be held March 16, 17 & 18. Tickets will go on sale in June. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates.
In December, our all-youth cast will take the stage in A Year with Frog and Toad. Join the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad in a year's-worth of fun and adventure. This show is a perfect holiday treat for the whole family! Exact dates will be announced in the summer. Auditions will be held in August and tickets will go on sale in October. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates.
There is still time to register for our classes beginning January 14th. Sierra School of Performing Arts offers a full range of classes in acting, vocal performance and dance for students ages 5 to adult. Get ready for the auditions for our summer production of Guys and Dolls by taking one of our classes specifically designed to teach Broadway dance, acting and singing. For full details, click here. To register, click here.
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Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Sierra School of Performing Arts’ all-youth musical production of Seussical Jr., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. This unforgettable musical caper is perfect for the entire family! Click here for tickets.
Monday, April 23 at 7 pm
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