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Carnaval is first in the HSPVA five part diversity series.
The HISD school year is off to a strong start. And with that, HSPVA is back up to its usual activities. Auditions for the various events, such as Hairspray, Back To School Happening, and Carnaval have begun. HSPVA shows will be back up and running soon.
Originally, the fall school musical was scheduled to be Ragtime, but over the summer, plans changed and the show was switched to Hairspray. Set in the 60s, Hairspray is a musical following a girl's dream to dance on the wildly popular “Corny Collins Show.” Once her dream is achieved, she becomes an instant star, and with stardom comes its challenges. Be sure to check ou the talented HSPVA actors, behind-the-scenes tech workers, and orchestra in the Denney Theater on October 22-31. Act quickly because tickets sell out fast!
Happening is a famed tradition at HSPVA. This event happens six times a year at major holidays or events. The first one this year will be the Back To School Happening. Happenings are mini-shows featuring performances from all eight art areas and performed in the Denney Theater at lunch. The first happening is set to *happen* on Friday, September 24.
Finally, the third big event in September is Carnaval, the first of five diversity series. Carnaval is a show featuring and celebrating Latinx and Hispanic art and culture. Festivities prior to the show include visual art to look at, food to share, and booths to learn about Hispanic and Latinx culture. Once the show starts, various performers across all art areas will showcase songs, dances, poems, celebrating Hispanic and Latinx artists.
There is a lot going on at HSPVA this September, with only more to come as the holiday seasons draw closer.