ARTSReach Performances 2016-17

Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts

Apply for tickets to an ARTSReach Performance!

Review the list of performances below and apply in one of two ways:

If we accommodate your request, you will be asked to send a $1-per-seat deposit.

Seating is limited. Applications are filled on an as-is-available basis and allocated to maintain a balance of local and out-of-area schools, as well as those new to the program. Prior attendance records are also considered. A limited number of bus grants are available to schools showing financial need.


Contact Monica Chapon at 310.506.4766 or


Parsons Dance Company

Internationally known for presenting uplifting, energized, family-friendly contemporary ensemble work, Parsons Dance brings "delightful, vibrant, and enticing" dance (Broadway World) from emerging choreographers and collaborations with some of the greatest artists of our time.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Grades: 6-12

Flip FabriQue

Flip FabriQue

Internationally lauded for its technical ability and panache, Flip FabriQue's fast-paced, innovative circus show incorporates hula hoops, juggling and aerialist techniques in a crowd-pleasing cirque sensation with "acts that don't seem humanly possible" and "an irrepressible spirit of fun" (The New York Times).

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

11:45 a.m.
Grades: 3-6


A Rockapella Holiday

With buckets of catchy original pop songs, and complete contemporary revisions of sparkling Motown, pop, soul, and holiday classics, Rockapella has toured the globe and provided a funky powerful soundtrack to several generations of a capella music fans, showing every audience the raw power of pure vocal talent and originality.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Grades: 3-8

Cirque Mechanics

Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk

A Steampunk-inspired acrobatic whirlwind where cycling is the escape from technology obsessed society, Cirque Mechanics' Pedal Punk is pure artistry and thrill when a zany bike shop mechanic helps cyclists repair more than broken bikes, in what Spectacle Magazine calls "the greatest contribution to American circus since Cirque du Soleil."

Friday, January 13, 2017

10:00 a.m. and Noon
Grades: 5-8

LA Opera

LA Opera presents

Figaro's American Adventure

This lighthearted show is a wildly imaginative and engaging celebration of Rossini's opera, The Barber of Seville. In colonial America, with his band of sneaky barbers and colonial compatriots, Figaro leads us on a delightful musical goose chase. Ultimately, he outsmarts his adversary and love triumphs as he helps his friend the Count win the hand of his beloved Rosina.

Tuesday, January 17

10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Grades 2-5

Justin Roberts

Justin Roberts and The Not Ready for Naptime Players

Called the "Judy Blume of kiddie rock" (The New York Times), Grammy-nominated Justin Roberts and The Not Ready for Naptime Players dish out intelligent and whimsically-rocking music for kids and their parents.

Friday January 20, 2017

10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Grades: K-4

Black violin

Black Violin

Named one of the hottest bands of SXSW 2013, Black Violin's rich blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass breaks down musical stereotypes to create one playful, high-energy, family-friendly show

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Grades: 3-8


Pepperdine Student Activites presents

Dance in Flight

Dance in Flight embodies the diversity and essence of Seaver College and the liberal arts tradition. For over 20 years, Dance in Flight has provided a safe environment for emerging student dancers and choreographers to cultivate creativity, physical expression, and teamwork in a professional performing atmosphere. The company members come from a variety of dance backgrounds, interests, and fields of study. United by their passion for the art of movement, they are dedicated to presenting an impressive showcase of student artistry.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

10 a.m.
Grads 2-5


Versa-Style Dance Company

Jackie Lopez and Leigh Foaad—aka Miss Funk and Breeze-lee—lead this dynamic troupe of some of the hippest street dancers in L.A. as they bust a move and spread their love of dance to the world. The energetic and uplifting show features hip-hop specialties like popping, locking, breaking, and house, along with salsa, West African, and merengue.

Friday, March 3

10:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Grades: 2-6