Fall Performing Arts Theatre Schedule
The Performing Arts are alive and thriving on the campus of Antelope Valley College! AVC is proud to be able present all manner of live entertainment at its Performing Arts Theatre, a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility that features all of the amenities of the finest world-class performance venues anywhere on the planet.
The College is extremely pleased to offer programming to fit almost every taste. Musical performances range from classical Symphony, to hot Jazz and hard-driving Rock. AVC’s Dance Department presents programs featuring everything from classical ballet to hip-hop. And the Theatre Arts Department consistently stages high-quality productions of the finest in cutting-edge stage dramas and comedies. Additionally, campus organizations sponsor a wide variety of guest speakers and guest artists who provide fascinating, challenging and provocative presentations across a wide spectrum of intriguing and educational topics. And the Performing Arts Theatre is the perfect venue to host almost any kind of Community Event or programming! Please call for further details.
The theatre is located on the south side of the Antelope Valley College Lancaster campus, 3041 W. Ave. K. Box office hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and two hours prior to each performance. View our full event schedule and purchase tickets online at tickets.avc.edu, or contact the box office at (661)722-6580. Discounted season ticket packages are available.
Here are some of the events that will take place at the AVC Performing Arts Theatre from now through the end of December 2018:
Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Romance, Sept. 29 at 8 pm – CSUN faculty member, international soloist and Antelope Valley native Jason Stoll performs Rachmaninoff’s virtuosic masterpiece, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor. Johannes Brahms’ jubilant Symphony No. 2 in D Major closes the program. Admission $21/$19/$11.
AVC Symphonic Band, Symphonic Band Showcase, Oct. 6 at 7 pm – The AVC Symphonic Band shares the stage with various AVC Arts & Humanities departments as they perform dance, drama and music of many diverse styles. Admission $10.
AVC Theatre Arts, Performance In Any Classroom, Oct. 10 at 7 pm – It is through various forms of performance, whether individual or collective, that humans project images of themselves and the world to their audience. Performance expresses gender, social class, ethnicity, generation and person. How can you use the concepts of performance in your classroom to engage your students? Join anthropologist Dr. Darcy Wiewall, choreographer Cindy Littlefield and Math/Theatre Arts instructor Eugenie Trow as they explore how pervasive performance has become in the cultures of our students. Admission is free.
Antelope Valley Ukulele Festival, Oct. 12 at 7:30 pm (Headliners Concert) and Oct. 13, 10 am to 5 pm – Join us for ukulele workshops and play-a-longs, open mic and more! AV Ukes for Schools brings the joy and the learning of making music with ukuleles into local classrooms. Using a tried and true program, AV Ukes for Schools is bringing music education back into our classrooms. Each AV Uke Fest ticket sold will help fund instruments and instructors for AV Ukes for Schools. Help make a difference today by coming out to AV Uke Fest and sharing your love of ukulele with new friends and the next generation of music makers. Friday Headliners Concert $30, Saturday Workshops $45, All-Access Admission Pass (both days) $60. Student discounts available, contact Box Office for details.
AVSOMC Music Competitions, Oct. 19 at 5 pm, Oct. 20 at 9 am, Oct. 21 at 9 am – Audience members enjoy the thrill of competition as the most talented performers from the Antelope Valley and beyond compete to perform in AVSOMC’s March 16 concert. “Audience favorite” awards will be selected by donations that benefit contestants. Competitions have special prizes for Antelope Valley residents and Antelope Valley College students. Friday Bach Competition at 5pm; Saturday Instrumental concerto auditions at 9 am; Sunday Piano concerto auditions at 9am. Competitions will end when all competitors have performed. Admission is free.
Antelope Valley College Theatre Arts, Alice In Wonderland, Nov. 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 8 pm, Nov. 11 & 18 at 2 pm – Curiouser and curiouser! After Alice tumbles down a mysterious rabbit hole, she finds herself in a strange land where everyone is raving mad. Her insatiable curiosity draws her into a madcap adventure in which she meets remarkable characters like the Cheshire Cat, a Wise Caterpillar, Talking Flowers, a Duchess and her Cook, the Mad Hatter and the March Hare. When Alice finally arrives in the Court of the Red Queen, she’s in for her biggest adventure of all. The wonder-filled world of Alice is a fantastic journey for the adventurous of any age. Admission $12/$8/Military and Veterans free with ID.
Fall Final Dance Showings, Nov. 28 & 29 at 7 pm – A showcase production of some of the best work by students in Dance Department classes. Selected by their instructors, students present a variety of dances they have worked on during the semester to experience dance as a performance art. Admission $11/$7.
AVC Jazz Ensemble, Swing Into Christmas, Nov. 30 at 8 pm – Hey cool cats, come and enjoy some of your favorite Christmas tunes… and more, all rockin’ in the holidays a la swing style! Admission $11/$7.
AVC Symphonic Band, Symphonic Portrait, Dec. 1 at 7 pm – The AVC Symphonic Band is joined by the West Coast Classical Wind Ensemble, as they perform transcriptions from some of the most revered orchestral works in history. Admission $10.
A Night at the AVC Improv, AVC Black Box Theatre, Dec. 3 at 7 pm – Taking suggestions from audience members, the quick wit and creative imagination of the AVC Improv players creates a wonderful, off-the-cuff night of comedy that leaves everyone in the house laughing! Admission is free.
Stage Voice Recital, Dec. 4 at 7 pm – Join us for a concert featuring solo vocal performances by students from the Commercial Music Program’s Stage Voice class. Students perform popular styles of music including Rock, Pop, R&B, and Country. Admission is free.
AVC Theatre Arts, Our Stories. Our Voices. AVC Black Box Theatre, Dec. 6 at 7 pm – Our Stories. Our Voices. is an evening of theatre celebrating the diverse voices of the American stage through performances of published plays, original theatrical works, and devised ensemble pieces. From the scope of women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community, these diverse voices will be honored and explored as an integral part of theatre and our community. Admission is free.
Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale, Holiday Harmonies, Dec. 8 at 8 pm – Celebrate the season with Christmas choruses, Chanukah songs and a holiday sing-along. Admission $21/$19/$11.
Beginning Rock Band & Test Flight, Black Box Theatre Dec. 8 at 3:30 pm (Rock Band) and 7 pm (Test Flight) – Each semester the Beginning Rock Band prepares music for public performance from a variety of rock band repertoire. See up-and-coming performers in this exciting rock concert setting. Test Flight, the advanced popular music performance class for singers and instrumentalists, presents a themed concert of music featuring various decades and styles. Join them for an evening of electrifying performances of well-known rock and pop songs. Admission $7 Beginning Rock Band/ $7 Test Flight/ $10 Both Shows (Package Price).