Creative Planet School of the Arts Arts - Performance - Education Mon, 18 Apr 2016 22:48:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Summer Arts Camp 2014 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:20:37 +0000 Come have fun in the Sun!

Announcing the Summer Arts Camp for 2014 – August 18 through August 29 – two weeks only.

$100 per week or $5 per class

Call the office to register:  626-856-1710



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Quilters – The Musical! Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:39:47 +0000
“Thank you to everyone who came to see our students in their performance of “QUILTERS” on Saturday night. We are truly grateful for your support. Here are some photo highlights in case you were not able to make it. We hope you enjoy them!”

From QUILTERS 2014, posted by Creative Planet School of the Arts on 6/16/2014 (Showing 50 of 90 items)

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12 Days – our annual Holiday Show Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:37:11 +0000 CPSOA’s Holiday Production

“CPSOA’s Holiday Production”

From “12 DAYS”, posted by Creative Planet School of the Arts on 1/26/2014 (Showing 50 of 129 items)

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Her Name is Alice Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:39:57 +0000
“CPSOA’s rendition of “Alice In Wonderland””

From HER NAME IS ALICE, posted by Creative Planet School of the Arts on 6/28/2013 (Showing 50 of 56 items)

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Announcing Our Annual Holiday Show!! Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:27:57 +0000 LATE BREAKING NEWS: CPSOA’S Holiday Production of “12 Days” has been postponed until Friday January 10 at 8PM, and Saturday January 11 at 3PM. For tickets please call 626-856-1710.
Creative Planet School of the Arts - 12 Days - Holiday Show

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Gordon Biersch Benefit for CPSOA Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:36:51 +0000 GORDON BIERSCH BENEFITCome cool off,  mingle with friends, and taste a variety of gourmet beers and appetizers;  while helping to support arts education at…

Creative Planet School of the Arts’

“A Toast to Arts”

Saturday, August 17, 1PM to 4PM


At the Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
145 S. San Fernando Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502 (map)

$50 suggested donation – includes UNLIMITED Beer & Soda alongside plentiful Appetizers and fun Door Prizes!

To RSVP, please contact Santo Ragno

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Glendale News-Press Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:19:42 +0000 Chorus belts out  ‘Holiday Spectacular’

December 24, 2012|By Laura Tate

The spirit of the holidays came in with a rush of wonderful music, dance and humor at the “Holiday Spectacular” performance by the Gay Men’s
Chorus of Los Angeles last weekend at the Alex Theatre in Glendale.

The show featured students from the Creative Planet School of the Arts, who joined chorus members on stage in singing and dancing classic holiday songs like “Joy to the World” and “Chanukah, O Chanukah,” and songs from around the world such as “Betelehemu,” a traditional Nigerian Christmas carol.

Artistic director and conductor Jason Armstrong in a pre-show interview said the show would be a West Coast equivalent of a Radio City Music Hall show, with a little bit of something for everybody. And that there was, including a comical and entertaining performance featuring soloist David Knebel in “I Wanna Be a Rockette” and “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” with chorus members and Creative Planet students.

The students and chorus performed humorous excerpts from the “Nutcracker Suite” in dance and music, including “Waltz of the Flowers,” during which the little dreaming Clara character is played by a young boy. He is dressed in a tutu to dance along with ballerinas.

The performance of “Lux Aurumque,” a composition by Eric Whiteacre based on a Latin poem of the same name, by the Gay Men’s Chorus with soloists Bobby Buchanan, David Marenberg and Justin Yu was serenely magical, and set the overall tone of peace and beauty for the show.
The wonderful performance of “Betelehemu,” featuring Creative Planet alumni and current students, carried on this theme later in the show. Armstrong, who has been with the chorus for two years, said of working with the students: “They are the epitome of professionalism. They can do
a change in 20 seconds. Their comportment on stage is nothing less than stellar. They are a role model for my singers. It is a tribute to their
principal and their choreographers, and to the comprehensive arts school.”

Choreographers Billy Rugh and Michelle Benton founded and artistically direct Creative Planet School of the Arts, and regularly choreograph and direct for the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. Rugh is also the school’s principal. Their work on this show was excellent — especially notable was the creative and meticulous performance of the “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers.”

The costumes by Philip Hayman were notable as well, including the hilarious dancing Santas who wore bell-shaped coats that comically swung out and sideways like bells.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles was founded in 1979 during the emergence of the gay civil rights movement. Their mission is to advance
“social change through music.”

The chorus will perform the outreach program “It Gets Better” Feb. 1 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre. The program addresses the problem of bullying, and a six-member cast will tour the country, working with students, local performers, citizens, and educational and government institutions. The outreach program is a collaboration between the chorus, Speak Theatre Arts and the It Gets Better Project.

LAURA TATE is a frequent contributor to Marquee.

Download a PDF of this article here:  Chorus Belts Out Holiday Spectacular

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Ralphs School Rewards Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:03:22 +0000 (School ID # 81942) 

Register your Ralphs rewards Card online at Every time you shop for groceries and swipe your card, CPSOA automatically starts earning a rebate. Please follow the NEW Community Contributions Participant Sign up Instructions. If you do not have an account at Ralphs Rewards you’ll have to create an account first.  Then choose CPSOA as the recipient under COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION.

If you do not have access to the online sign-up method, please call 1-800-443-4438 to register.

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Holiday 2012 with GMCLA Mon, 01 Oct 2012 19:05:13 +0000 CPSOA is proud to announce its participation in GMCLA’s ‘Holiday Spectacular’ concerts on December 15 and 16!

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Summer Arts Camp Sun, 01 Jul 2012 00:45:33 +0000 It’s that time of the year already –  to enroll your kids at the Creative Planet School of the Art’s Summer Arts Camp!  Classes begin on July 16th and end on August 3rd and are $5 per class or $100 per week.  Please call the office at 626-856-1710 for more information.

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