Support Groups

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Support Groups

The 3-Play Honorary Producer Club was created to give donors an opportunity to directly support the development and production of live professional theatre in our community. Through their generous donations, the Honorary Producers make it possible for Palos Verdes Performing Arts to continue producing the quality live shows we have come to expect at the Norris Theatre. Honorary Producers enjoy complimentary play tickets, attending auditions, attending pre-dress rehearsals, attending the opening night spectacular, reception invitations, recognition in our programs, and the gratification of knowing they are supporting an important resource! If you’d like to “play a role” in our productions, or if you have any questions about becoming a 3-Play Honorary Producer, please call James Gruessing at (310) 544-0403 ext. 265.

The Encore Circle is the premier support group of Palos Verdes Performing Arts. Its members share a deep love of, and financial commitment to, the performing arts. Activities include an elegant holiday party and other special events as well as receptions throughout the season. Please contact Maude Landon at (310) 377-5347 for more information.

BRAVO! is a gregarious group of theatre enthusiasts who meet once a month at various venues. BRAVO! contributes over $85,000 annually to the Norris. New members are always welcome! Please contact Barbara Davis at (310) 375-5834 for more information.

Backstage was founded in 2010 by a group of parents, Palos Verdes Performing Arts board members, and others to raise funds to help with the operating costs of providing the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Conservatory programs. Members enjoy a variety of special benefits each season, including: A Backstage lapel pin, listing in all performance programs, invitations to special Backstage events, private "behind-the-scenes" sessions with the artistic teams of Conservatory productions, and the opportunity to become friends with others who care about performing arts education in our community! Please contact Tracey Cloud at (310) 547-2223 for more information.

The Cabaret Jazz Fanatics is a support group for Palos Verdes Performing Arts for Jazz lovers. Cabaret Jazz Fanatics enjoy certain benefits, including free beverages, CDs, an entry into the end of the season raffle, and, at the Season Sponsor level, complimentary season subscriptions. In addition, each year Palos Verdes Performing Arts hosts a small, intimate jazz dinner party for Season Sponsors, featuring artists who have appeared at the Cabaret. Please contact Jason Sluyter at (310) 544-0403 ext. 222 for more information.


The Friends of the Norris Center for the Performing Arts continue to be outstanding in their support. Their donations subsidize a variety of needs at the Center, including professional performances, Outreach programs, and the general operation of the facilities.

ACT II was founded in September, 1984, as a support organization for Palos Verdes Performing Arts. The organization's primary purpose is to raise funds for the organization. The women of ACT II have raised over $450,000 through their annual Variety Show and Spring Fashion Show. The members meet monthly from September through June to plan and produce the show, and to enjoy numerous theatre-related programs. Please contact Arline Grotz at (310) 377-7746 for more information.

Chorusliners was the first support group of Palos Verdes Performing Arts. It sponsors a number of special events each year, including hosting the Champagne Reception for the Season Opening Night, a summer champagne reception, restaurant dinners and pre-theatre parties. Please contact Betty Reider at (310) 377-5831 for more information.


Palos Verdes Performing Arts is especially grateful to those who have contributed their time, their resources, and their wonderful smiles. If you’d like to become a volunteer and serve as an usher, concessionaire, or help out with a variety of administrative responsibilities, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Judy Getzin at (310) 544-0403 ext. 224.