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SPAC On Stage features the great lawn of SPAC facing the players / Saratoga TODAY

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A few months into her tenure at the helm of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Elizabeth Sobol explored the venue's historic stage, the jigsaw pieces of a unique concept formulating in her mind. "One day I was standing out in the amphitheater and looked up at this massive stage while thinking about this crazy idea," recalled SPAC's president and CEO. Earlier this week, the fruition of that "crazy idea" went on full display when the venue hosted the first of four SPAC On Stage events, which spins the performers' podium 180 degrees and places audience members at the back of the stage to face the musicians. A panoramic of the setting sun. the great lawn of SPAC and the columned architecture of the Hall of Springs lazily recline in the distance. The four-part series will be staged consecutive Monday nights in August. The grand experiment kicked off Aug. 7 and by all measures of sound and vision was a major success. 

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