TADA! (The Academy of Dramatic Arts)
Founded in 2013, TADA Studios offer premiere classes for all ages in the three arts: Voice, Dance, and acting. We provide In-Studio performance classes that gear toward smaller casts, more, one-on-one teacher/student time, and more stage opportunities for students. TADA's performances are in our beautiful 88-seat Black Box Theatre located at our studio, 2010 North Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach
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POP's (Puttin' On Productions)
Founded in 2007, POP's is a 501C3 non-profit youth theatre company (#27-0676021) dedicated to creating a magical place where children can learn valuable life skills through the musical theatre production process. Since our inception, we continue to produce high quality youth and community theatre shows and give kids and teens needing financial assistance the opportunity to perform and grow through our scholarship and outreach program.

"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.

POPs HISTORY.

Julia and Mark Mirkovich with sons Jonah and Jett

"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