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Our Mini POPs program serves up to 40 students in each cast: Wed Cast, Thur Cast, and Sat Cast. We offer one musical in the Fall, and one in the Spring, two performances each cast. All who register audition and are placed! Each cast meets for 2.25 hr/week. A second as-needed rehearsal is called on Fridays. Total rehearsal timeline runs about 12-14 weeks. See below for 2018 Fall Tech and show dates.
Mini POPs is a magical place where young people have the opportunity to shine! We focus on the whole child, and create an atmosphere of teamwork, passion, focus and self-confidence. Our award-winning career edcucators have performed and directed professionally across multiple platforms.
POPs has a really special place in Arianna's heart as a company that she's worked with as a student and now as a teacher. She's spent the last four years traveling, teaching and performing in 9 countries all over the world. As somebody who was naturally shy growing up she knows how crucial it was when she learned to be confident through the performing arts. Her greatest goal is to foster a positive, uplifting environment for students to push themselves and grow while passing along all of her knowledge and experience as a performer and person. This is Arianna’s third show with the Mini POPs, and she is thrilled to be surrounded by such talented and kind students! She hopes that this season leaves each of them with something special
they can walk away with and take pride in and she can't wait to see everybody shine on stage!
Marcela Carmona is a native daughter of L.A., and an accomplished singer, songwriter, pianist, recording and performing artist, orchestra conductor, and a composer for film and theater. With 18 years of teaching experience in various instruments (including piano and voice), Marcela has developed methods to inspire the love of creative expression in students of all ages. PAST MINI POPs shows include Bye Bye Birdie, Anything Goes, Camp Rock and Little Mermaid. In addition to working with
the Mini POPs, she music directed Rising Stars Little Mermaid Fall 2017 as well as The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee this season. Marcela firmly believes that you are never too young or too old to learn. When not creating music, and music directing, Marcela also works as an instructor for TADA Stages, teaching voice and 3Arts combo classes to kids ages 3 through high school.
Evie Hutton, a native Austinite and graduate of the University of Oklahoma, performed in musicals around the world before moving to LA and falling in love with California. POPS has become her home away from home as she adores this team and these amazing actors and actresses who share their hearts and bravery with her daily. Select choreography and direction credits: The Little Mermaid, Camp Rock, 13, Alice in Wonderland, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Charlotte's Web, High School Musical 2, Mrs. Scrooge. Evie lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Ian, and her two sons, Caleb and Colin.
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