The “Evening of Stars” will be organized by the Summit Performing Arts Committee

SUMMIT, NJ — The talented stars of Summit’s middle and high school performing arts programs will put on a show featuring music, dance, and comedy with the “SPARC’ling Evening of Stars” fundraiser.

For the 25th anniversary of the Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee, a variety show will take place on Saturday, February 12, featuring musical solos, duets and a group number performed by current theater students.

Two comedies will also be performed by award-winning students from Speech & Debate. All proceeds from the event will go to the Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee (SPARC).

SPARC is a non-profit organization that raises funds for the performing arts in Summit Public Schools, said Julie Cahillane, communications manager.

“It’s run by a community of parents, industry professionals and educators who know the value of an arts education but understand the limitations of a public school budget,” Cahillane said. “SPARC’s primary goal is to help bridge this funding gap.”

In addition, Cahillane said SPARC also promotes shows and programs throughout the district, provides enrichment opportunities and awards scholarships to senior graduates.

The host of the event is American singer/songwriter and producer, and Summit’s own, Danny Roselle.

Participants will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle with the chance to win one of three exciting prizes.

Here are the auction lots:

  • 2 tickets to the Broadway musical, Six
  • 2 tickets to Paper Mill Playhouse’s Sister Act opening in June
  • 4 tickets to the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade

A reverse auction will raise funds for specific needs in Summit’s performing arts programs.

For those who purchase VIP tickets, they will receive preferred seating in the theater-style seating arrangement, a wristband for an open bar, and have their name mentioned in the program. All other ticket holders with general admission seating will have access to a cash bar.

The event will take place at the Knights of Columbus at 59 Sunpike Road in Summit. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m.

Proof of COVID vaccination or a negative COVID test result within 72 hours of the event is required. Masks must be worn in the performance area at all times, but masks will be optional in the bar area.

Although this is an in-person event, a live stream link will be made available for anyone who may need to watch from home, or for family and friends outside of the city.

To learn more about the event and purchase tickets, visit

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