SALT Keeping the Arts Alive with a Series of Fun FALL Events

CHESTER SPRINGS, PA — SALT Performing Arts, keeping the arts alive with a fabulous fall fundraising line-up including, RISE UP, a night of SALT show tunes throughout the years and a means for the community to become a part of SALT’s history.

SALT continues to think outside of the box to keep the arts and community strong with the announcement of three fall fundraising events including a six year anniversary celebration called RISE UP, a Fall Festival, and Teen Hang Out Nights.

Ever since the shut-down in March, SALT has had to adapt to the pandemic restrictions and circumstances to keep their community connected and the arts alive. Despite the challenges through it all, SALT has brought the community connected via online Cooped Up Cabarets, Beyond the Walls outside drive-in concerts, an outdoor Good Ol Fashioned Variety Show, and soon: an outside production of The Last Five Years, as well as an indoor dinner theatre production of Nunsense with performers in glass boxes.

SALT’s biggest fall fundraiser is RISE UP, a way to celebrate SALT’s 6 year anniversary, as well as a means to stay solvent despite pandemic restrictions. SALT is holding this ONE NIGHT ONLY fundraising event on October 24 at 7PM, featuring musical numbers from every SALT musical with original cast members performing them. This live event is being offered via a ticket at the theatre or via a live stream link. The limited tickets to attend in person are $100 (which includes a SALT wine to-go tumbler), and those who are not comfortable doing so may purchase a code to watch it live streamed at home for $50. In addition, SALT will be adorning a new mural on its Lobby wall with birds engraved with the name of ticket holders to thank and honor them for their part in keeping SALT in flight during this trying time.

“SALT, like all the performing arts, has been continually challenged to come up with ingenious and fresh ways to keep our business and community afloat during the pandemic. I couldn’t be prouder of our creative team that has risen to the occasion over and over again to quickly shift gears to make our next big idea happen,” comments Lauren McComas, President and Artistic Director of SALT Performing Arts. “This fall we’ve come up with three terrific events including SALT’s Rise Up, a celebration of six years of theatre, but more importantly, six years of  celebrating the community that continues to be the wind beneath our wings, helping us to stay in flight during this trying time, and we don’t EVER want to forget it.”

Details for all of SALT’s fall fundraising activities:

Teen Hang Out Nights – Fridays October 2 & 16: SALT is offering Teens a safe place to have social interaction, karaoke, dancing, and fun outside of their home. Details:

  • Fridays: October 2 at SALT Chester Springs & October 16 at SALT West Chester both 7-9:30PM.
  • For ages 12-18.
  • Concessions available for purchase.
  • $15 cover charge.
  • Facial coverings and safety guidelines will be in effect.
  • Complete information/ticket purchase here.

Fall Festival – Saturday, October 24: SALT is hosting an outdoor celebration of all things Fall. Great for the whole family and kids of all ages! Details:

  • Two time slots: Saturday, October 24 at 10AM-NOON & 1-3PM.
  • Activities include pumpkin decorating, games, crafts, line dancing, treats, and a costume parade
  • Location: the beautiful grounds of SALT’s Chester Springs location.
  • Tickets are $20 each for children ages 3-17. Adults and babies ages 2 and under are FREE!
  • Facial coverings and safety guidelines will be in effect.
  • Rain date, Sunday, October 25.
  • Complete information/ticket purchase here.

SALT’s Rise Up – Saturday, October 24: To celebrate our 6 year anniversary and to continue to “remain in flight” through all of this, we are holding this ONE NIGHT ONLY fundraising event. Details:

  • Saturday, October 24 7PM-10PM.
  • An array of one musical number from every SALT musical performed by original cast members.
  • Attend in-person tickets with complementary SALT wine to-go tumbler for $100.
  • Live-stream from the comfort of your home tickets for $50.
  • All ticket purchases will get their name/family on one of the wind-beneath-our wings birds around our new lobby tree logo.
  • Facial masks and safety guidelines will be in effect for this event.
  • The performers will be spaced 20 feet from the audience and will sing into microphones that have a shield.
  • Complete information/ticket purchase here.

RISE UP performances and performers will be:

  • A Grand Night for Singing – mash up: Dave and Kathy DiMarino
  • Miracle on 34th Street – That Man Over There is Santa Claus: Ron Peterson
  • Mary Poppins – Feed the Birds: Carol Sexton
  • Into the Woods – Hello, Little Girl: Joe Ciresi
  • The Little Mermaid – Part of Your World: Chelsea Delgado
  • Beehive- Society’s Child: Liana Henrie
  • Smokey Joe’s Cafe – Stand By Me: Brad DeLeone with Chelsea Delgado & Alicia Huppman
  • The Wizard of Oz – If I Only Had A Brain: Jason Scansaroli
  • Seussical Jr.- Alone in the Universe: Jackson Ogden & Jason Scansaroli
  • Beauty & the Beast- Home & If I Can’t Love Her mash-up: Kim Whitehill & Ryan Starczewski
  • Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Close Every Door: Skyler Shields
  • Shrek Jr.- What’s Up, Duloc?: Zac Norcia with Ashley Zammetti and Gabe Rottman
  • Titanic – Still: Ben Fried & Nancy Kadwill
  • World Goes Round – Class: Brigitte Rottman & Alicia Huppman
  • CATS – Memory: Emily Merow
  • Newsies – Santa Fe: Kai Kasiguran
  • Les Miserables – On My Own/Bring Him Home/Red mash-up: Grace Storti, Grant Holcomb, & Drew Kalkiewicz
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Top of the World: AJ Tantala & Sara Helmers
  • Godspell – O Bless the Lord My Soul: Grace Eshenower with Liana Henrie & Kim Whitehill
  • The Secret Garden – The Girl I Mean to Be: Molly Kent
  • Willy Wonka – I Want it Now: Lorelei Miller
  • You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown – Suppertime: Kurt Kunsch & Addison Kunsch
  • Mamma Mia – The Winner Takes it All: Catherine Ogden
  • Matilda – The Smell of Rebellion: Stephen Fisher with Molly Kent & Jackson Ogden
  • Footloose – Almost Paradise: Saree Fioravanti & Schyler Marsh
  • The Last Five Years – A Part of That: Kim Whitehill
  • Nunsense – Preview Song

The mission of SALT Performing Arts is to provide live community theatre productions, Playhouses for Preschoolers, summer/year-round theatre camps for kids, dinner theatre, and more. With excellence as the standard, SALT, a non-profit organization, believes that the “community” is paramount in community theatre and strives to foster an all-inclusive atmosphere that promotes a positive, uplifting experience to each individual. SALT involves people of all ages from all walks of life. If you are interested in learning more about SALT Performing Arts, making a donation, or being a sponsor, please email us at

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