ARTSReach Performances 2017-18

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

Martial Artists

Martial Artists and Acrobats of China

With more than 100 of the best acrobatic and martial artists in the world, The Martial Artists and Acrobats of China take the stage with thrilling circus acts, illusions, aerial stunts, juggling acts, contortion tricks, and feats of balance in one dazzling performance.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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

Go, Dog, Go

Go, Dog, Go!

By Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz
Adapted from the book by P. D. Eastman
Music composed by Michael Koerner
Go, Dog. Go! brings the adventures of P. D. Eastman's modern classic to life in a frolicking musical romp full of surprises, color, clowning, and vaudeville. Following six loveable dogs through their adventures in cars, hats, a moonlit boat ride, and even a wild game of ball, this hilarious visual spectacle manages to sneak in some important lessons about life between innings.

Monday, October 2, 2017

10 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.
Grades: K-2

Ezralow Dance Company

Ezralow Dance Company

Ezralow Dance Company mingles contemporary dance with playful humor, provocative ideas, striking visuals, and "a fine-scaled, gutsy energy" (New York Times) in performances that transport the audience to a new dimension with an explosive blend of extraordinary creative fantasy and dramatic emotion.

Thursday, January 11, 2017

10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Grades: 6-12



Combining gymnastics, weight sharing, pop dance, and performance art in a delightfully whimsical human circus, the innovative award-winning dance troupe Pilobolus wears its revolutionary stripes on its sleeves. Like its biological namesake—a feisty little fungus that thrives in farmyards—Pilobolus continues to grow toward the light, expanding and refining its unique methods of collective creativity.

Friday, January 26, 2018

11 a.m.
Grades: 6-8

Time for Three

Time for Three

This groundbreaking, category-shattering trio transcends traditional classification, mixing elements of pop, rock, and classical forms. With an infectious energy, virtuosity, and showmanship, Time for Three performs everything from Bach to Brahms to ingenious mash-ups of hits by the Beatles, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, and more.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Grades 3-8

Dance in Flight

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 7, 2018

10 a.m. 
Grades: 2-5

Velvet Caravan

Velvet Caravan 

Through the adventures of a dancing bear and a fiddle-playing lion that escape the circus, the quintet Velvet Caravan takes us on a musical journey through different styles of music, highlighting the joy music brings and the value of the freedom of expression through music and dance. Rooted in the gypsy jazz and swing and Latin swing styles, Velvet Caravan uses acoustic guitar, violin, stand-up bass, percussion, and keyboards (including accordion) to play upbeat tunes from around the world. 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Grades: 1-4

Sonia De Los Santos

Sonia De Los Santos

A soulful and important new voice in family music, Sonia De Los Santos has been hailed by Billboard as "one of the Latin Children's music artists you should know." Singing in English and Spanish and playing guitar, mandolin, and jarana, De Los Santos infuses old and new songs with messages of joyful community music making and cultural bridge building.

Friday, March 2, 2018

10 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.
Grads K-4



A dynamic contemporary blend of taiko, music, storytelling, and choreography, TAIKOPROJECT unites ancient Japanese tradition with 21st-century American innovation. The first and only American taiko group to win the prestigious Tokyo International Taiko Contest in 2005, TAIKOPROJECT is pure "drum nirvana" (Fresno Bee).

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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


Pepperdine Theatre Department presents


by Euripides, in a version by Ben Power
Bradley Griffin, Director

Medea is a wife, a mother, and an immigrant. When her husband abandons his family for a new life, she exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.

First staged at the Theatre of Dionysus in Athens, Greece, Medea has intrigued and terrified audiences for nearly 2500 years. Pepperdine's production will feature an original musical score by Professor of Music N. Lincoln Hanks. This production is not recommended for children under 12.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

10 a.m. (one 90-minute performance)
Grades: 9-12