The Wallis Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Free Family Programming on Sunday, November 11

In celebration of its turning five years old, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts kicks off its 2018/2019 Season’s free programming on Sunday, November 11 with three events that are ideal for children and families.

Story Pirates, the nationally acclaimed kid-centric company, returns to The Wallis at 11 am to 12 pm for a musical sketch comedy geared particularly for toddlers and adapted from stories written by children outdoors on the Promenade Terrace.

At noon, three-time Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen leads a salsa dance class as part of The Wallis’s wildly popular Dance Sundays, an exhilarating series of complimentary, monthly, outdoor, dance events for the whole family on The Wallis’ Promenade Terrace. Allen, who has served as artist in residence at the Kennedy Center for over 15 years, has, in addition to her Emmys, been recognized for her vast body of work with a Golden Globe, five NAACP Image Awards, Drama Desk, Astaire and Olivier awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  All ages and dance levels are welcome.

Steven’s Puppets also returns this season with a free special performance of the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast at 2:30 pm. In a timeless story about looking beyond the surface and beyond our differences to find the truth and dignity within each other, a strong and unselfish heroine sacrifices for her family and saves a man trapped in a prison of his own making. Vibrantly colorful hand-painted scenery showcases hand-carved wooden marionettes who appear and disappear mystically through the magic mirror. Young and old alike will marvel at the science and technology which brings this magic to life. This performance is made possible by generous support from Steve Cochran and Dan Clivner.

About the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts:


Since opening its doors in October 2013, The Wallis has produced or presented more than 250 dance, theatre, opera, classical music, cinema and family programs to an ever-expanding audience. Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, California, The Wallis brings audiences world-class theater, dance and music, performed by many of the world’s most talented and sought-after artists. Featuring eclectic programming that mirrors the diverse landscape of Los Angeles and its notability as the entertainment capital of the world, The Wallis offers original and revered works from across the U.S. and around the globe. The mission of The Wallis is to create, present and celebrate unique performing arts events and educational programs that reflect the rich cultural diversity of our community. Nominated for 48 Ovation Awards, seven L.A. Drama Critic’s Circle Awards and the recipient of six architectural awards since opening in 2013. The Wallis is a breathtaking 70,000-square-foot venue that celebrates the classic and the modern and was designed by Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA, of Studio Pali Fekete architects. The building features the restored, original 1933 Beverly Hills Post Office (on the National Register of Historic Places) that serves as the theater’s dramatic yet welcoming lobby, and houses the 150-seat Lovelace Studio Theater, GRoW at The Wallis: A Space for Arts Education (a gift of Gregory Annenberg Weingarten and Family and the Annenberg Foundation) and the contemporary 500-seat, state-of-the art Bram Goldsmith Theater. Together, these structures embrace the city’s history and its future, creating a performing arts destination for L.A.-area visitors and residents alike.   For more information about The Wallis, please visit:  

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Promenade Terrace

9390 N. Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Box Office – Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Services 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA, 90210



11 am – 12 pm           Story Pirates

12 – 2 pm                    Dance Sunday:  Salsa with Debbie Allen and Friends

2:30 – 3:15 pm            Steven’s Puppets production of Beauty and the Beast

Credit: Wallis Annenberg Center.

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