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A Musical Revue of Hollywood Songs Made in Culver City

AVPA’s Spring Musical celebrates the Culver City Centennial with a revue featuring many memorable hits made famous by film and TV produced right here in Culver City. The golden age of musicals from M-G-M’s heyday are the centerpieces in a revue that will tell the stories of the movies, personalities, and the songs themselves.

Hits from M-G-M Classics including:

The Wizard Of Oz • Singin’ in the Rain • An American in Paris • Annie Get Your Gun • The Band Wagon • Gigi • Fame •

The Broadway Melody Of 1938 • The Pirate

Great American Songbook tunes by:

Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, and a few surprises as well!

Performances:

March 16-19, 2017

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7pm

Saturday and Sunday at 1pm

Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Blvd

Tickets:

$15 general admission

$10 for seniors / high school age students / faculty & staff

$5 CCHS students with ASB and middle school age students

FREE – elementary age children and younger and AVPA SEASON PASS

Purchase online or at the door (online sales will be posted soon!)

The Cast:

Skye Apao

Isa Berliner

Ryanne Biernat

Hazel Cupp

Maya Derbise

Jensen Halbert

Erin Hamill

Sequoya Henry

Frances Horwitz

Kari Kishi

Steven Lerner

Darryl McCrary

Annie Melnick

Joey O’Neal

Kacey Oshack

Isabel Parra

Carly Shiever

Dylan Staal

Mika Stambler

Yogi Sylvain

Sarah Toutounchian

Sidney Wallace

Dillon Zehnder

Creative Team:

Director: Jill Novick

Choreographer: Julie Carson

Music Director: Tony Spano

Technical Director, Scenic Designer: Joey Guthman

Scenic Artist/Master Carpenter: Jackie Eppinger

Sound: Will Schuessler

Costume Designer: Johnnyangel Pineda

Stage Manager: Elise Park

ASM: Gabe Lobet, Brook Francis

Assistant Scenic Designer: Celine Cuadra

A Walking Nightmare

A Walking Nightmare

  NOTE: The rescheduled performance of the AVPA Fall Dance Concert is Sunday, December 4, at 3pm and 4pm. Meet at the front main entrance gate to the CCHS campus for tickets. No RSVP necessary.     Culver City High School’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts Danger Zone Dance Company Presents “A Walking Nightmare”    … Continue Reading

AVPA Dance Offerings This Fall

On September 6, AVPA Dance kicked off the fall semester with 4 exciting and entertaining dance classes: Polynesian, Choreography, Hip-Hop, and Fundamentals of Dance.   In Polynesian class, AVPA Alumni Allie Miks teaches her students Polynesian dance vocabulary, along with the Polynesian words that compliment or describe the movement. At the beginning of almost ever… Continue Reading

AVPA Dance Ups the Danger by Ten

On Wednesday, August 31, AVPA Dance (Danger Zone Dance Company) gathered in the Robert Frost Auditorium for one of the last days before the impending renovation of the Frost. This gathering was part audition for new members, and part kick-off of the new year in dance for previous company members. In the company of current… Continue Reading

2016 Spring Dance Concert

2016 Spring Dance Concert

AVPA’s Danger Zone Dance Company Presents “To Be Continued,” April 21-24   The spring performance of the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts’ Danger Zone Dance Company will be a poignant tribute to the Robert Frost Auditorium at Culver City High School, a 1964 architectural icon that will soon close its doors for an extensive… Continue Reading

AVPA Alum Joins Dance Faculty

Chris Espinel, AVPA Dance Class of 2007, joins AVPA Dance again, only this time as a professional dancer and teacher. Since Chris’ graduation from CCHS, he has danced with Debby Allen Dance, on Princess Cruise Lines, with LA’s Jazz Antiqua, as well as additional LA and Utah dance companies. Chris has returned to his dance… Continue Reading

AVPA Alum Joins Dance Faculty

AVPA Alum Joins Dance Faculty

{fshare} Chris Espinel, AVPA Dance Class of 2007, joins AVPA Dance again, only this time as a professional dancer and teacher. Since Chris’ graduation from CCHS, he has danced with Debby Allen Dance, on Princess Cruise Lines, with LA’s Jazz Antiqua, as well as additional LA and Utah dance companies. Chris has returned to his… Continue Reading

Spring Dance Concert Pushes the Envelope

Spring Dance Concert Pushes the Envelope

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The Spring Dance Concert, “Pushing The Envelope,” performed in April, made another huge splash with audiences. A variety of dances were presented that were toe-tapping and hand clapping, thought-provoking, and some that were a bit chilling. The evening featured a giant envelope, that’s right, a giant envelope that was rolled on to the stage at the top of the show and remained on the stage throughout the evening. At times, the envelope was used as an entry way for dancers who rolled, jumped, and skipped their way onto the stage.

After intermission, audiences were treated to beautiful works performed both in the back of the auditorium and in the control booth, choreographed by students Justin Pineda and Kirthi Rao. These works were originated for AVPA’s December Big Show, and made their encore performance in the dance concert.

Anyone who missed this fabulous performance will get to see a handful of the dances re-staged in the Kirk Douglas Theatre for Java Gala on June 6! Don’t miss this opportunity to see the dances and the rest of the talented AVPA present this end-of-the-year, one-of-a-kind performance!

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