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SCA and SYI are a great addition to the community


Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Springville Center for the Arts’ musical production of Sweeney Todd. While it is a very difficult work to perform, both physically and musically, as usual, our local high school and college kids rose to the challenge and pulled it off beautifully

The show runs this weekend as well, if you’re up for a scary story with stunning music. Tickets can be purchased online at the SCA website, at the Arts Underground office, or at the door.

Additionally, the last several summers, my children –and so many others– have been involved in many other activities jointly offered by the Springville Center for the Arts and Springville Youth Incorporated. These include film-making, art camp, technical theater camp (working on sets, production, building, stage crew, etc.), children’s musical theater camp, sound design camp and more.

We are so grateful for the many wonderful learning opportunities our children have experienced through this collaboration between SCA and SYI. In speaking with parents from other communities,

I know that many only wish they had the same kind of affordable, quality arts programming for children that we have here. Indeed, these programs are now drawing kids from other communities, including some of our more affluent neighbors. I am so proud to show people from other areas what great things the folks in this town can accomplish when they work together and give our kids chances to learn, grow and be great.

Thanks to SCA and SYI for collaborating on these wonderful programs, and to our community members who contribute their time, talent and support to make these programs something our community can be proud of. A special nod goes to our hard-working SCA student interns Katie, Abby and Larissa and to S-GI teachers Julie Noeson and Carla Roetzer for their brilliance and effort in making Sweeney Todd a truly great learning experience for our kids.

Julie Francisco

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