Savannah College of Art and Design’s elite vocal group, Bee Sharps

SCADshow Goes Aglow With First-Ever Holiday Spectacular

In a nighttime performance with an aura all its own, the Savannah College of Art and Design’s (SCAD) Bee Sharps elite student vocal ensemble shared the stage this season with world-class alumni stars. A packed house celebrated the holiday experience and joined in for carols on Friday, Dec. 8 at the new SCADshow theater in Midtown Atlanta.

Professional vocalists – also SCAD alumni - who returned home for the holiday performance include Candice Glover, American Idol winner (BFA dramatic writing, 2022 and mentor for the Bee Sharps) and Showtime at the Apollo winner George Lovett (BFA performing arts, 2011). Glover and Lovett were joined by Tony Award-winner Adrienne Warren of Tina: A Tina Turner Musical and award-winning stage actor Michael James Scott, who portrayed Genie in “Aladdin” on Broadway and internationally.

Scott also owned the stage as master of ceremonies before a fully decked-out SCADshow house. Staging design included professional sound, lighting, and projection. and an on-stage band with strings.

Music director of Broadway acclaim and accompanist for SCAD ensembles Kim Douglas Steiner provided the piano backdrop, conducting the evening’s performances straight from the stage.

SCAD's Bee Sharps 


American Idol winner, Candice Glover

Performing 20+ holiday and Christmas classics, the professional alumni performances alongside the Bee Sharps capped off SCAD’s 45th year of creating star-power entertainment.

The Holiday Spectacular was directed by Mike Evariste, a Tony Award-nominated producer, actor, and SCAD’s artistic director of executive ensembles.

According to SCAD representatives, the Holiday Spectacular marks the first performance in what will be a yearly tradition at SCADshow in the newly unveiled, state-of-the-art FORTY FIVE mixed-use complex on the Midtown campus. Alongside SCADshow, the complex includes student residential housing, academic facilities, health and wellness components, and creative greenspace.

On Thursday, Dec. 14, the SCAD Holiday Spectacular ran again in Savannah, Georgia at the historic Lucas Theatre for the Arts