Friday, June 20, 2014
On the heels – literally and figuratively – of the sell-out success of its Piccolo Spoleto production, “The Charleston,” the Charleston Performing Arts Center, Inc. (C-PAC) is headed to Broadway. The cast departs for a week immersed in the best instruction and guidance in dance and musical theater.
This New York Intensive will introduce performers to celebrated Broadway veterans, instructors and casting agents. Cast members will participate in classes in dance, vocal performance and audition techniques. Created by Kirk Sprinkles, co-founder and artistic director of C-PAC, this week-long program further solidifies the artistic bridge between Charleston and New York that C-PAC seeks to foster.
“The Charleston,” written and developed by Kirk Sprinkles and Scott Pfeiffer, transported its audience to a time of flappers and big bands. The show traced the evolution of jazz and the dance The Charleston from their southern roots to an international phenomenon. It was the debut offering of C-PAC, a new nonprofit organization that hopes this and its other cabaret-style musical productions will become Charleston staples, filling a gap in the continually growing Charleston arts scene.