Mosaic Youth Theatre introduces young Detroiters to the performing arts
More often than not, the arts are the first thing cut, but one program in Detroit has solved that budget problem. The Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit on Antietam Avenue has educated an estimated 10,000 young people since it was founded. National philanthropic organization The Lewis Prize for Music awarded three grants in 2021 to support the arts for young people. Competing against hundreds of programs across the country, the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit earned a $500,000 grant spread over the next three years. More information on the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit can be found on its official website here.
Mosaic Youth Theatre pays tribute to Motown
Mosaic Youth Theatre brings their classic musical show "Now That I Can Dance Motown 1962" to the Live in the D studio. The founder, Rick Sperling, and his Mosaic Youth Theatre alumni vocalists joined hosts, Tati Amare and Jason Carr to talk about their upcoming performance. Sperling told Live in the D viewers that the Motown show tells a story about the early days of Motown that you can't see anywhere else. The Marvelettes, Vandellas, early Marvin Gaye, and the hit "Ain't That Peculiar" will be featured in the show. "What better time to do this than the 60th anniversary of Motown," he saidThe Motown musical is said to be the most popular show in Mosaic's 27-year history.