Waiting for a POPs rehearsal to begin and making new friends

Over 500 inner city school children watch a free POPs musical

Taking a bow and linked together in harmony at a Spring Concert

Students smile after a successful production of 'Oliver'  

Founder and Executive Director, Julia Mirkovich created an incredible POPs outreach program. G.R.A.A.C.E gives ALL kids the opportunity to enjoy theatre- regardless of race, ethnicity, socio-economic background, or development. On our POPs stage, children with special needs have worked together with typically developing children and students from LA's Boys and Girls Club have joined Manhattan Beach performers to share the love of music, song, and dance. With our G.R.A.A.C.E outreach program, POPs  can reach its mission of creating an environment free of judgement, and filled with acceptance, both on and off the stage.  

GIVE of your beautiful and authentic self creates a space for others to do so as well.

RECEIVE other’s gifts and struggles as part of the human journey. Seek to understand people before making snap judgements. Acceptance is key to unlocking the heart.

ALLOW others the space to step into the world as themselves. Try letting go of how someone else reflects upon you.

AUTHENTIC CREATIVE EXPRESSION is the DNA of your heart-print and unique offering to the world.

It takes a village to create a production and give all kids a chance to shine in the performing arts. We rely on the donations of generous patrons in our community to provide costumes, rehearsal space, transportation for inner city children, snacks, rehearsal binders, and more. If you would like to make a donation to POPs Outreach G.R.A.A.C.E Program, please click here: