PACE Center Selects Inspire Creative as 2015 Producing Theater Company
After an extensive evaluation process, the PACE center has chosen Inspire Creative as the producing theater company for the 2015 season. Inspire Creative will co-produce three full scale musical productions, as well as, develop the theater education programs for the Town of Parker and the PACE Center.
Inspire Creative was founded in August of 2007 and since its inception has been active in the local theater community. With a goal to provide the very best in theater education and performances, Inspire Creative has been a regular fixture at the PACE Center. In their brief history, they have produced over 30 full scale musicals, 5 summer camps, 11 Inspire Kids and Inspire Young Artist shows, and have provided before/after school programming in theater, guitar, band/orchestra for the Douglas county school district.
President, Ralph Neumann comments, "We have always worked at being the best organization we can and have strived to be a good company to work with. Since our very first show we have specifically worked at building a reputation in the Parker community. We are excited to have the opportunity to work in concert with the PACE center and the cultural department of the Town of Parker in bringing some of Broadway's best shows to the stage, as well as, develop a theater education program for the local community."
The new partnership between Inspire Creative and the PACE center also includes developing a full age-graded theater education program that will allow parents and students alike, the benefit of having a pathway of learning. With the intent of working closely with the cultural department's education director Kirstin Fletcher, Inspire plans to develop curriculum that will enhance the rich opportunities that already exist with theater education that meets the state educational standards.
Executive Director, Liane Adamo adds, "Inspire's educational programming is defined by three educational levels. Inspire Kids programming is for ages 8-12. Our Young Artists program reaches youth ages 13 - 18, and our adult programming targets actors ages 18 and above. Our plan is to keep this same concept with the educational programs we will offer through the PACE Center. Ages ranges may expand to include younger children, but no decisions have been finalized. Our instructors are some of the best in Colorado and our passion is to see the next generation of performer really grow in maturity and ability."
Development of the new season has begun with discussions of what shows to bring to the PACE center stage being determined in these next few weeks. The partnership will begin with the presentation of A Christmas Carol to the PACE center this Christmas season, and a full scale version of The Wizard of Oz in early 2015.
Artistic Director, Gary Lewis comments, "It is our hope to bring professional shows to the PACE center stage that the local theater goer will want to see, and the regional acting community will want to get involved with. Our goal is to provide theater that will rival the downtown Denver scene and be something that the Parker community can embrace - especially with its recent designation as a cultural district. We are very excited about this opportunity."