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CULVERCITYLAND

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

2016 Fall DTASC Theatre Festival

On Saturday, October 22nd, Culver City High School’s AVPA Blurred Vision Theatre Company participated in the DTASC Fall Festival held at James Monroe High School in North Hills, California. DTASC stands for Drama Teachers Association of Southern California. DTASC is committed to supporting and rewarding theater education.   The DTASC festival features scenes directed and… Continue Reading

Almost, Maine

Almost, Maine

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States—it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist. Because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just…Almost. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s… Continue Reading

AVPA Theatre at CETA 2016

AVPA Theatre at CETA 2016

BVTC takes CETA again!! CETA stands for California Educational Theater Association. This yearly festival was on the last day of finals, January 15th and extended until Sunday, January 17. The Blurred Vision Theater Company, along with Ms. Novick and parent chaperones Christine Barocio and Eric Mercaldo, boarded the bus and we were off to Fullerton… Continue Reading

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

On January 29th twelve members of the Blurred Vision Theater Company went to the Kirk Douglas Theater to watch a marvelous one act, one-man show called The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. The play is about a murder investigation of a 14-year-old boy, Leonard Pelkey, who is brutally murdered for openly being himself and embracing… Continue Reading

AVPA Goes On the Town!

AVPA Goes On the Town!   On the Town is a musical with book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and music by Leonard Bernstein, based on Jerome Robbins‘ idea for his 1944 ballet Fancy Free, which he had set to Bernstein’s music. The musical introduced several popular and classic songs, among them… Continue Reading

The Mental State

AVPA’s Blurred Vision Theatre Company presents The Mental State, an exciting and deeply emotional family drama that addresses addiction, faith and mental illness in our society. The playwright, drama teacher Josh Adell, raises important and relevant questions about the way our culture handles mental illness. Andrew Cady, played by junior Ben Hilsberg, struggles with school,… Continue Reading

AVPA Theatre at 2015 DTASC Festival

Claire Skelley, President of Blurred Vision Theatre Company Last weekend, many members of AVPA’s Blurred Vision Theatre Company attended the Fall 2015 DTASC Festival (Drama Teachers Association of Southern California) in Downtown Los Angeles. The scenes and monologists we entered into this year’s festival were some of the best we’ve had. The Sweeney Todd musical… Continue Reading

AVPA Theatre at 2015 DTASC Festival

AVPA Theatre at 2015 DTASC Festival

Last weekend, many members of AVPA’s Blurred Vision Theatre Company attended the Fall 2015 DTASC Festival (Drama Teachers Association of Southern California) in Downtown Los Angeles. The scenes and monologists we entered into this year’s festival were some of the best we’ve had. The Sweeney Todd musical scene (directed by Paxton Amor, Claire Skelley and… Continue Reading

The Mental State

The Mental State

AVPA’s Blurred Vision Theatre Company presents The Mental State, an exciting and deeply emotional family drama that addresses addiction, faith and mental illness in our society. The playwright, drama teacher Josh Adell, raises important and relevant questions about the way our culture handles mental illness. Andrew Cady, played by junior Ben Hilsberg, struggles with school,… Continue Reading