In keeping with our mission of building resilience through the arts … in 2017 we will launch “Spartanburg’s Got Sparkle.” Similar to the television show, the program will have three phases:
the audition phase where individuals will be filmed doing a 90 second audition. To make the auditions accessible to all individuals in the County, we will travel to three locations in Spartanburg in order to reach a greater number of participants
an educational workshop phase for the semi-finalists. During this time individuals learn how to improve performance techniques, audition skills, voice and movement exercises and other activities that will support the semi-finalist auditions
the live talent show will feature the top 10-15 acts and prizes will be awarded to the winners.
Learn about auditions, volunteer opportunities and sponsorship at the Spartanburg’s Got Sparkle website!
Currently we are bringing together a diverse team of leaders to spearhead the initiative, under the Direction of Louise Fagan. Louise Fagan has built a diverse career as a producer, director and in creative development spanning multiple disciplines. Her varied productions include a Festival of Solo Shows at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington DC) & Off Broadway (New York City), and the Opening & Closing Ceremonies of the Canada Games(Ontario, Canada). Founding producer of the Bach Music Festival of Canada, Louise thrives on developing a project from its earliest stages to its fullest development. From theatre projects such as Northern Daughter performed throughout Canada/New York City and studio recordings of commissioned Orchestral works to large scale live outdoor/televised events, the heart of Louise’s work is in telling a story. A recent transplant to South Carolina with her husband Michael Hew, Louise believes that the arts can educate, facilitate and serve. She is currently developing a number of creative projects and is delighted to be the Director for Mental Fitness’s Spartanburg’s Got Sparkle.