Lemont, Ill. (January 3, 2023) – The Lemont High School Performing Arts Center was bursting with applause, laughter, and holiday cheer on December 12 for SEASPAR’s 16th annual Holiday Spectacular, a showcase of talents by SEASPAR participants with disabilities.
Performers took the stage for 14 performances, including participants in SEASPAR’s Voice and Music Lessons, Glee Club, and Actors Guild programs.
Most of the performers were familiar with the stage, including long-time Voice Lessons student Bryal Peterson of Clarendon Hills, who delivered a beautiful vocal performance of “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” New to the stage this year were Mick Walsh of Western Springs and Aria Larrea of La Grange Park, both ten-year-old piano students in SEASPAR’s Music Lessons.
“The Holiday Spectacular is one of my favorite nights of the year,” said Matthew Corso, SEASPAR’s Executive Director. “It’s incredible to see our participants’ skills on display – not only in terms of their performance, but also in terms of their social development. Getting on stage is no easy task for anyone, and there may be some nerves backstage, but our participants never fail to transform into fearless performers.”
Videos of the night’s performances are available for viewing on SEASPAR’s YouTube Channel.


The South East Association for Special Parks And Recreation (SEASPAR) enriches the lives of individuals with disabilities through recreation. SEASPAR serves the communities of Brookfield, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Indian Head Park, La Grange, La Grange Park, Lemont, Lisle, Western Springs, Westmont, and Woodridge.