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Spark

Opening Nights

It's the on-air debut of Spark -- spotlighting what goes on behind the scenes at some of the hottest Bay Area opening nights and their last minute challenges.

First, become a part of San Francisco history with the gala celebrating the colossal new Asian Art Museum and see firsthand why it takes money to make money.

Then, feel the tension and triumph as the staff of a small theater company, Teatro Visión de San Jose, defiantly mount their ambitious period production of a new work, "Conjunto," in the face of shrinking budgets and the deepening economic downturn.

Finally, get the performers' view backstage at the San Francisco Ballet for a taste of the ballet classic "Don Quixote."

[Original air date: Wed, Mar 26, 2003]

This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.



Featured Profiles:

Asian Art Museum

Visit the Asian Art Museum for their opening gala in 2003 and then again in 2010 for their unprecedented Shanghai exhibit.

Teatro Visión

Experience the tension and triumph of opening night at Teatro Visión de San Jose.

San Francisco Ballet

Celebrate the San Francisco Ballet's debut performance of Don Quixote and their 75th anniversary with Mark Morris, Margaret Jenkins, and Christopher Wheeldon.

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