The Shining Stars Debut at Third Lyric Performing Arts Center Performance

July 20th, 2017

Since late 2016, members of The Arc of Essex County’s Day Programs have attended eight-week sessions of hip hop, vocal, music, and performing arts classes at West Orange’s Lyric Performing Arts Center (PAC).  The third round of classes wrapped in mid-July with a performance for friends and family on July 19th.

Music classes where participants learn to play various musical instruments have become popular since the start of the program.  During the July performance, Day Program attendees and Lyric PAC staff were excited to unveil their musical creations and debut The Shining Stars – The Arc’s first band featuring drummers, guitarists, and a keyboardist.  During the performance, the band performed popular hits including Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are”.

Other performances included hip hop dances as well as an original video creation by the performing arts students.  The partnership between The Arc of Essex County and Lyric PAC will continue throughout the summer and fall.

Do you have a loved one interested in the performing arts and attending The Arc of Essex County's Adult Day Services?  Check out our Adult Day Services brochure, available here, then reach out to The Arc of Essex County's Senior Director of Support Program Services, Melissa Soules, to learn how you can enroll - or (973) 535-1181 ext. 1262.