Helping the Arts Thrive in Sugar Land

At Sprint Waste Services, we’re proud to support many excellent organizations that enrich the lives of our neighbors, our families and our communities, including the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Center.

For those unfamiliar with this Sugar Land institution, its foundation dates back to 1999 when it began as a grassroots effort to restore the historic Sugar Land Auditorium—built in 1918 by the Imperial Sugar Co. and the oldest public building in Sugar Land. Today, the center provides an important venue for the arts while honoring Sugar Land’s rich history and legacy as an outgrowth of Imperial Sugar.

Reagan Swinbank, Sprint Waste partner, said the company is happy to support this historic venue and the many high-quality events it brings to Fort Bend County. “Being a patron of this historic venue and all that it provides to our area is a privilege for our company,” Swinbank said. “Many people in our area don’t know about this beautiful auditorium and the many performances that happen right here in Sugar Land. If you’ve never attended, you’re in for a treat!”

Two events for families are highlighted on the center’s calendar. Running through Dec. 17 is Inspiration Stage’s presentation of “Getting to Know” The Sound of Music, an adaptation of the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that is often noted as the most popular movie musical of all time. The eight-performance run highlights the most beloved songs of this enduring classic, including “My Favorite Things,” Do Re Mi,” Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” and “Edelweiss.”

The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation conducts a monthly historic walking tour on the second Saturday of every month. Tours begin at 10 a.m. at the museum, 198 Kempner St., last 90 minutes and cover approximately 1­–1/2 miles. Reservations are appreciated but not required; tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12–18.

The center’s annual fundraising gala is Jan. 20 at the Texas Safari Ranch. The 2018 Founder’s Review, billed as signature social and philanthropic event of the year, will honor patrons Carole and Bob Brown for their long-time support of the Sugar Land arts community and include entertainment by the award-winning gospel group Composition of Praise.

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