Seattle’s Harlem Renaissance Gala – “Meet at the Savoy”

SHRGSaturday, June 29th is the 2nd annual Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) Harlem Renaissance GALA and we want you to join the fun! Purchase a ticket for one or a table for 8 and be part of our circle of friends. Not only will it be a night to remember, but your GALA ticket will also help ensure a bright future for our youth artists!

Mix with Maya Angelou, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Billie Holiday. Jackie “Moms” Mabley will be our celebrated HOSTESS and of course Langston Hughes will also be in attendance. We will hear from our young artists, have a great meal and adjourn to the theater for ‘star studded’ performances!

The success of the GALA Fundraiser helps young people create and own their artistic histories. Show your support for LHPAI’s Youth Performing Arts Academy and the Teen Summer Musical by registering today.

PLEASE JOIN US! We need you at the GALA to celebrate our heritages and to continue building a bright future for youth in the performing arts. Come to the TABLE!

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013

Time: 6PM-9:30 PM

Location: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute | 104 17th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144

Honoree: Ms. Grace Holden

GALA Co-Chairs: Honorable Charles Z. Smith & Mrs. Eleanor M. Smith

Tickets: $100 per person

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Teen Summer Musical Auditions – May 29, May 30, June 1

Youth ages 13-18 years (19 if still enrolled in HS) will embark on an intensive six week journey which will include an intensive Academy curriculum introducing youth to the fundamentals of Acting (anatomy, voice, improvisation, writing, and ensemble work), Movement (African, hip hop, break dancing, jazz, modern and ballet) and Voice (song). Students will be introduced to simple costuming and set design while highlighting the history of great African American artists. Student will work will culminate in a devised production that will be performed on stage!

Youth should be prepared to sing a portion of a song and perform a selected poem, monologue, or dramatic short story. Youth can bring their own material or use material provided at the audition.

Audition dates:

  • May 29 – 3-7PM
  • May 30 – 3-7PM
  • June 1 – 9:30-2:30PM

Summer Musical dates:

  • July 9 to August 18 (6 weeks)
  • Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 – 4 p.m

Fee: $165

For more information, contact: [email protected] or (206) 684-5741