TIME: 2pm and 6pm
The Springfield Youth Performance Group (SYPG), an organization spotlighting young talent from the Springfield area, is presenting its Fairytale Journey, featuring Peter and the Wolf, at Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield on Saturday, July 13, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The SYPG Summer Showcase features a cast of area youth performing original pieces highlighting different disciplines of dance and vocal selections. Fairytale Journey will be a jungle adventure that will take you on a magical journey through the pride lands, the woodland glade, the jungle and the forest in an entertaining children’s ballet.
General admission tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children 13 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the Hoogland Center for the Arts box office or are available in advance by calling 217-523-2787 or by ordering online at www.hcfta.org.
A Fairytale Adventure Party will be held in the lobby of Hoogland one half-hour prior to each performance. Activities include crafts, autographs and pictures with the cast of Fairytale Journey, and an opportunity to participate on stage in the opening of the show. Come dressed up as your favorite fairytale character! The cost is $10 per child and is payable at the entrance to the party – no reservations required.
Springfield Youth Performance Group (SYPG) was founded in the summer of 2005 as a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the performing arts. SYPG’s mission is to encourage and cultivate the artistically talented youth in our community by giving them the opportunity to perform, thereby enhancing community awareness and appreciation of the performing arts. SYPG works toward this purpose by targeting excellence in stage performances, arts education, and youth-centered programming that is facilitated by professional artists. The artistic director is Ronda Brinkman and president is Taryn Grant. For more information call 217-494-8059.