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YOUTH THEATER COMPANY

PUTTIN' ON PRODUCTIONS


"It has been our dream to create a place for young people where they can express themselves confidently, develop self-acceptance, and find their own voice through the arts. Thanks to the invaluable support from our POPs families over the past seven years, we continue to nurture and develop confident and caring citizens of tomorrow. POPs is a dream come true!" 

- Julia Mirkovich, POPs Founder/Executive Director

ABOUT POPs

MISSION

POPs mission is to train and educate students in all aspects of theater, while cultivating an atmosphere that emphasizes teamwork, passion, focus and self-confidence. Our goal is to aid in the development of life skills that will inspire our students to become exemplary artists, patrons, leaders and champions of the arts.

"As we see it, good gets good, so be the change you wish to see and give the kids of the future the chance to bring their truest selves out. "

OUR HISTORY

JUNE 2007 – POPS STARTS ITS FIRST SUMMER CAMP AT THE HERMOSA COMMUNITY CENTER

FEBRUARY 2008 – POPS DEBUT BIG STAGE PERFORMANCE OF “THE WIZ” OPENS AT THE HERMOSA BEACH PLAYHOUSE

DECEMBER 2008-PRESENT - POPS CONTINUES TO CREATE FULL-SCALE PRODUCTIONS FOR ALL AGES, AND ESTABLISHES FURTHER THEATRE EDUCATION FOR OUR YOUTH THROUGH SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMS.

FEBUARY-SEPTEMBER 2008- POPS SPONSORS 7 CHILDREN FOR OUR SPRING AND FALL MUSICALS.

FEBUARY-SEPTEMBER 2009- POPS SPONSORS 10 CHILDREN FOR OUR SPRING AND FALL MUSICALS.

FEBUARY-SEPTEMBER 2010- POPS SPONSORS 13 CHILDREN FOR OUR SPRING AND FALL MUSICALS.

FEBUARY-SEPTEMBER 2011- POPS SPONSORS 17 CHILDREN FOR OUR SPRING AND FALL MUSICALS.

FEBUARY-SEPTEMBER 2012- POPS SPONSORS 20 CHILDREN FOR OUR SPRING AND FALL MUSICALS.

FEBUARY-SEPTEMBER 2013- POPS SPONSORS 21 CHILDREN FOR OUR SPRING AND FALL MUSICALS.

AUGUST 2013 - POPS FINDS A PERMANENT THREE-STUDIO LOCATION, COMPLETE WITH ITS OWN BLACK BOX THEATRE AND ARRAY OF CLASSES IN THE PERFORMING ARTS, GROWTH MINDSET, AND LIFE-COACHING OUR HISTORY

NOVEMBER 2013 - POPS CELEBRATES OUR FIRST ANNUAL GALA AT THE PROUD BIRD AND RECOGNIZES OUR COMMUNITY FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING SUPPORT.

FEBUARY-SEPTEMBER 2014- POPS SPONSORS 24 CHILDREN FOR OUR SPRING AND FALL MUSICALS.

NOVEMBER 2014 - POPS CELEBRATES OUR SECOND GALA BY PRESENTING THE POPS INSPIRATIONAL AWARD TO ERIC ESTRADA FOR HIS ONGOING COMITTMENT TO THE ARTS AND YOUTH EDUCATION.

FEBUARY-SEPTEMBER 2015- POPS SPONSORS 26 CHILDREN FOR OUR SPRING AND FALL MUSICALS.

NOVEMBER 2015 - POPS CELEBRATES OUR THIRD GALA BY PRESENTING THE POPS INSPIRATIONAL AWARD TO BORIS KUDJOE AND NICOLE ARI PARKER FOR THEIR INCREDIBLE GENEROSITY AND SUPPORT OF THE ARTS.

FEBUARY-SEPTEMBER 2016- POPS SPONSORS 28 CHILDREN FOR OUR SPRING AND FALL MUSICALS.

AUGUST 2016-POPS LAUNCHES OUR SUMMER STOCK/ PROFESSIONAL SUMMER PROGRAM WITH OUR PRODUCTION OF PETER PAN AT THE CENTINELA VALLEY CENTER OF THE ARTS. CRITICS RAVE OVER THE PRODUCTION VALUE AND PROFESSIONALISM OF THE PERFORMANCE!

NOVEMBER 2016 - POPS CELEBRATES OUR FOURTH GALA BY PRESENTING THE POPS INSPIRATIONAL AWARD TO ADAM AND DEBBIE GOLDBER OF FRESH BROTHERS FOR THEIR INCREDIBLE GENEROSITY AND SUPPORT OF THE ARTS, THE COMMUNITY, AND POPS.

FEBUARY 2017 - POPS CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AND OFFERS SPONSORSHIPS TO 12 CHILDREN FOR OUR SPRING MUSICAL.

SUMMER 2017 - POPS PARTNERS WITH THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB TO OFFER PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES TO UNDERSERVED CHILDREN IN THE COMMUNITY.

SUMMER 2017 - POPS PRESENTS OUR SUMMER MUSICAL OF OLIVER, THE MUSICAL! AT THE CENTINELA VALLEY CENTER OF THE ARTS.

SUMMER 2017 - POPS CREATES AN OUTREACH PERFORMANCE FOR 1000 CHILDREN FOR OUR SUMMER MUSICAL OF OLIVER, THE MUSICAL! AT THE CENTINELA VALLEY CENTER OF THE ARTS.

Founders Julia and Mark Mirkovich started POPs in 2007 by opeining a youth musical theater summer camp. Since then, the organization has produced over 100 shows, workshops, classes, special events and new programming. Julia- having a background as a performer and as a dance teacher for many years- wanted to create a space that was more than just a theatre program, but a magical place for young people to find out who they are.