On stage, Vacaville returns to support local arts – Times-Herald

After a brief hiatus, On Stage Vacaville is back to continue the mission it has had for 21 years: to support theatrical arts stages across the city and make Vacaville a regional entertainment destination.

“As a result of the pandemic, most, if not all, of our local performing arts groups have suffered tremendous financial hardship,” OSV President Lisa Hilas said in a statement. “Unlike schools or other businesses, their inability to rehearse in person or perform in front of live audiences destroyed their source of income. Our community relies on these groups to bring entertainment, culture and education to Vacaville and the surrounding area, especially children.”

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, OSV conducted various online fundraisers. Proceeds were then used to provide grants to local arts organizations such as Bliss Urban Arts, Starbound Youth Theatre, Young Artists Conservatory of Music, Vacaville Ballet Company and the Solano Symphony Orchestra.

“These grants helped offset theater rental fees so they could get back on stage more quickly after post-pandemic restrictions were lifted,” Hilas said in a statement. “Our ability to make a difference in our community has motivated and motivated us to do more. We are now able to support a variety of local artists and venues.”

OSV has partnered with several local organizations to host several events over the next few months. On November 13th, it will team up with the Saturday Club of Vacaville for Bingo Bonanza, a bingo fundraiser for the Saturday Club, which has supported the arts in Vacaville since 1909. This event will be held at 125 West Kendal St. from 1pm to 4pm. Tickets can be purchased online at Saturdayclubvacaville.com.

On December 10th and 11th, OSV will host its first live show since the pandemic at Journey Downtown. Jack Wright will perform a tribute to legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond, whose pop standards include “Sweet Caroline”, “Cracklin’ Rosie”, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” and many more. Jack Wright’s Live Concert Experience: A Cherry Cherry Christmas will debut with a performance on December 10 at 7:00 p.m., followed by a matinee on December 11 at 2:00 p.m. at 308 Main St.

Other Journey Downtown shows hosted by OSV in the coming months include “Viva Santana,” a February 3 tribute to the legendary Latin rock band, and “Markme on Stage,” a stage adaptation of a short film directed by Angela Arteritano, which focuses on flamenco dances, on February 4th.

Visit Onstagevacaville.org/ for more information.

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