Mechanicsville-native Jason Mraz will be performing in the Carpenter Theater at Richmond Centerstage on Monday, Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. to benefit SPARC – an organization dedicated to educating city youth in theater and arts.
Mraz, also a SPARC alumnus, has been touring with a long time friend and percussionist, Noel “Toca” Rivera. Both artists will be performing during the fundraising event. Mraz and Rivera have performed in venues across North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Austalia.
“I took SPARC when I was really small,” Mraz said in a press release. “And credit them for kick-starting my imagination. I also credit SPARC for giving me my first big break; the lead role in Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat which we performed at beautiful Dogwood Dell. I was 15 and after the experience that summer I knew I would have a career in entertainment. I’m so happy about this homecoming to celebrate and acknowledge their 30 extraordinary years.”
Mraz has won two Grammy awards and had six Grammy nominations. His song, “I’m Yours,” was ASCAP’s 2010 “Song of the Year.” The artist also founded the Mraz Foundation, which focuses on areas of human trafficking and equality, arts and education, environment preservation, and recovery and assistance.
Tickets are available for $35-$150 with some ticket packages include a meet-and-greet with Mraz. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit Richmond CenterStage here.
Richmond’s performing arts venue Richmond Centerstage announced today on its website it received a $5.5 million grant from Dominion Resources tol be used for “ongoing operation, maintenance and physical improvement to the facility.” The 87-year-old East Grace Street venue, which encompasses The 1,800-seat Carpenter Theatre, the multi-use space Rhythm Hall; the Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse; and the [...]