Everest Value joined Downtown Value this semester to produce the first cross-campus theatrical performance in Value Schools’ history. 

I like to sing, and you get to remember all the lines and parts and make new friends."
-- - Yulissa, on playing the part of Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

Beauty and the Beast, Jr. was a magical experience for students and parents, complete with historical costuming, elegant set decoration, beautiful lighting, and – most impressively – packed houses! Seats were sold out at every performance on June 8thand 9that Porticos Art Space in Pasadena, CA.

For a week before the performances, students packed a bus and headed to Pasadena for rehearsals. Students from Lasalle High School ran music and lights, and nearly forty Value Schools students got to feel like pros. 

Yulissa, in her portrayal of Mrs. Potts, showed off her skills that weekend with an exquisite voice and a playful attitude.

“It’s fun being on stage,” said Yulissa. “I like to sing, and you get to remember all the lines and parts and make new friends.”

Ana Villanueva, Maria Pina of Downtown Value and Alice Dryden of Everest Value, helped lead the students throughout the semester. Students traveled from their campuses to University Prep Value High School every Wednesday to rehearse with director Larry Watts and musical director Ms. Sullivan. 

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The experience overall was very positive, and the exposure to one another and Value Schools’ newest high school campus cannot be trivialized. 

"Students not only have the chance to work with one another across our K-8 campuses," says Ms. Villanueva, "they also get to spend time and familiarize themselves with the University Prep Value High School campus. We want our kids to have a Value Schools education from kindergarten to 12th grade. Projects like this help students imagine themselves doing just that."

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Downtown Value School Downtown Value School 
950 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 748-8868
Fax: (213) 742-6684
Everest Value School Everest Value School
668 South Catalina St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: (213) 487-7736
Fax: (213) 487-7745
Central City Value High School Central City Value High School
221 North Westmoreland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: (213) 471-4686
Fax: (213) 385-5127
University Prep Value High School University Prep Value High School
1929 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone: (213) 382-1223