AVPA’s Spring Musical celebrates the Culver City Centennial with a revue featuring 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. There will be five performances at Veterans Memorial Building: March 16, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. and March 18 and 19 at 1 p.m.
There will be hits from M-G-M classics 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, and The Pirate. Also featured will be Great American Songbook tunes by Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart and a few surprises as well!
In the talented cast are 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, and Dillon Zehnder.
The creative team includes director Jill Novick, choreographer Julie Carson, music director Tony Spano, technical director and scenic designer Joey Guthman, scenic artist/master carpenter Jackie Eppinger, sound Will Schuessler, costume designer Johnnyangel Pineda, stage manager Elise Park, assistant stage managers Gabe Lobet and Brook Francis, and assistant scenic designer Celine Cuadra.
Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for seniors, high-school-age students, faculty and staff. CCHS students with ASB and middle-school-age students are $5 and children elementary age and younger are admitted free. Veterans Memorial Building is located at 4117 Overland Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90230.
Now celebrating its 20th year, the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) at Culver City High School has inspired and empowered students to build a compassionate, creative community through innovative and challenging arts education. AVPA enjoys tremendous support from organizations including Sony Pictures Entertainment, Center Theatre Group, Playa Vista, and West Los Angeles College, as well as the Culver City community.