When I worked for Disney and we lived in Pasadena, I enrolled my middle school child in private school. But we heard how Arcadia High School students gained a competitive advantage in many ways. One was a strong AP curriculum. The second was extensive athletics and clubs. The third was college preparatory performing arts classes at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center right on campus.
Since we moved to Arcadia, the Center’s become “the center” of our lives. As a school district mom, I discovered that state funding is simply not sufficient to support all the programs that families want and students deserve. The Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation was established to help support the Center, arts education in our schools, and arts excellence in the region through world-class cultural and outreach programming. It’s my great joy to serve my second season as executive director of the foundation.
Our guests expect world-class experiences that also give back to our local community. Season 7 has that pixie dust of feel-good glamour. I also love how we create opportunities for students to build professional portfolios. And it’s so rewarding to help people come together and share powerful, emotional experiences. Season 7 brings the magic of performing arts to our wonderfully diverse community.
Global hub with a small town feel
Our new membership program inspires a warm community with a family feel. Members enjoy complimentary seats, naming opportunities, and more. We reserve the best seats for members until 6 weeks prior to show. Total contributions since 2012 are on the 10th Anniversary Founders Wall.
Membership starts at $150. Yesterday, a rear orchestra ticket buyer loved the program so much that she and her husband became a $10,000 Gold Circle member! With our Star Party Gala just 6 weeks away, it’s a great time to become a member and reserve your favorite seats for the season.
I’m so pleased to present Season 7 to our community. This was a group effort made possible by the school district, Center directors, City of Arcadia, special partners, board, team, volunteers, and friends like you. Thank you for getting involved to support arts excellence for all. See you at the Center!
Welcome to our new season!
Season 7 for 2018-19
Star Party Gala with Steve Tyrell
Our biggest fundraiser of the year! Join Gala Committee Chairs Patty Soldo and Christine Lee as we honor Alan and Sandy Whitman, and launch our endowment campaign. Your VIP experience begins with red carpet arrivals, dinner, and a magical concert with Steve Tyrell. 102 VIP tickets are already reserved by Season Circle Members. The best seats are blocked for members until 4 weeks prior to show. Become a member and call the box office to get your favorite seats today!