Oaks Performing Arts Society


The Oaks Performing Arts Society (OPAS) is a booster society for the performing arts at Oaks Christian School. Since its inception in 2011, OPAS has been led by a non-profit booster board of OCS parent volunteers who are devoted to preserving and bolstering the essential resources necessary for our extraordinary Oaks Christian performing arts department. OPAS embodies the belief that the arts play an integral part of the education of each and every student, broadening their cultural and artistic awareness. Each year, almost half of the Oaks Christian student body in both our middle school and high school participants in at least one performing arts class or stage performance. As such, OPAS is dedicated to developing and sustaining financial patronage and volunteer support as a means to enrich all of the OCS performing arts disciplines. We thank all our supporters and patrons.

OPAS Information

What have we accomplished?
We have funded:

  • dance teachers to enhance the dance and theatre programs
  • flat screen television monitor
  • professional development - master teacher choreographers
  • baby grand piano
  • guitars
  • Roland digital pianos
  • instruments for the middle school
  • mirrors and drapes for the high school Curtis black box theatre
  • a new lighting system for the dance room
  • a wardrobe closet for the middle school
  • wireless microphones for the Gosnell Stage
  • a set of prop chairs for theatre productions
  • a professional-grade steamer for costumes
  • an acoustic cloud system for the Bedrosian Pavilion
  • a flat screen monitor for the piano Pro Tools lab
  • special funding for the middle school worship team
  • acoustic guitars for the high school guitar classes
  • tutor lab controller and furnishings

OPAS has also established a committed board of directors, held performing arts camps during the summers, created and sold Oaks Christian performing arts rehearsal wear, spearheaded a high school wardrobe project, hosted member receptions, sold concessions, flowers, and perform-o-grams at performances and productions. OPAS also sponsored and produced the first Inaugural Fall Food and Music Festival, which is now an annual, unique community event showcasing our very own Oaks Christian students.

Why join OPAS?
When you become a member of the Oaks Performing Arts Society, you express support for our students, dedicated faculty and staff in a tangible and meaningful way. You become an integral part of cultivating and expanding the department. Depending on the level of your support, you will also have access to early-bird ticket sales and other select opportunities. Most importantly, as a contributing member of our Oaks Performing Arts community, you will help the department continue to develop and excel; thus, providing our students with greater artistic opportunities.

OPAS Membership
OPAS has established six levels of giving. Our Grand Memberships include Founding Members, Platinum Members, Gold Members and Silver Members. Additionally, our Annual Patron Membership and Friends of OPAS are ways to make a yearly commitment to the performing arts and its programs. We invite you to review the exciting benefits associated with these levels and become a member of our performing arts family.

To join OPAS, please download and print the pledge card and mail it to Oaks Christian School. We welcome corporate members too! If you would like additional information, please feel free to call our information line at 818.575.9120 and someone will contact you or you can email OPAS at opas@oakschristian.org.

Thank you so much for choosing to support the performing arts at Oaks Christian School.

Membership & Giving

Sustaining and Founding Members: $50,000+

  • Four Bedrosian Pavilion Lifetime Passes – Premium Seating at All Productions
  • Named VIP Parking at Performing Arts Productions/Performances
  • Recognition on Founding/Sustaining Member Plaque, Bedrosian Pavilion Lobby
  • Subscription to Exclusive OPAS Newsletter
  • Recognition in House Programs, Newsletters, and School-wide Publications
  • Name Listing on OPAS Page(s) on Oaks Christian Website
  • Name Listing in Oaks Christian Annual Review
  • Email Notification of Select Pre-show Offers
  • Private Meet-and-Greet with Performing Arts Faculty
  • Personal Box Office Assistance

Platinum Members: $15,000

  • Four Tickets – Premium Seating at One Performance of Each Production
  • Reserved Parking at selected Performing Arts Productions/Performances
  • Subscription to Exclusive OPAS Newsletter
  • Recognition in House Programs, Newsletters, and School-wide Publications
  • Name Listing on OPAS Page(s) on Oaks Christian Website
  • Name Listing in Oaks Christian Annual Review
  • Email Notification of Select Pre-show Offers
  • Private Meet-and-Greet with Performing Arts Faculty
  • Personal Box Office Assistance

Gold Members: $5,000

  • Two Tickets – Premium Seating at One Performance of Each Production
  • Member Only Reception – Meet-and-Greet with Performing Arts Faculty
  • Subscription to Exclusive OPAS Newsletter
  • Recognition in House Programs, Newsletters, and School-wide Publications
  • Name Listing on OPAS Page(s) on Oaks Christian Website
  • Name Listing in Oaks Christian Annual Review
  • Early Bird Ticket Sales
  • Private Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Bedrosian Pavilion

Silver Members: $2,500 - $4,999

  • Two Tickets – Premium Seating at One Performance for up to Three Performances
  • Member Only Reception – Meet-and-Greet with Performing Arts Faculty
  • Subscription to Exclusive OPAS Newsletter
  • Recognition in House Programs, Newsletters, and School-wide Publications
  • Name Listing on OPAS Page(s) on Oaks Christian Website
  • Name Listing in Oaks Christian Annual Review
  • Early Bird Ticket Sales
  • Private Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Bedrosian Pavilion

Annual Patron: $500 - $2,499

  • Two Tickets for Up to Three Performances, Upon Request
  • Recognition in House Programs for Bedrosian Events
  • Patron-Only Reception
  • Subscription to Exclusive OPAS Newsletter
  • Name Listed as OPAS Annual Patron in Oaks Christian Correspondence/Communications

Friends of OPAS: up to $499

  • Recognition in House Programs for Bedrosian Events
  • Patron-Only Reception
  • Subscription to Exclusive OPAS Newsletter

Board of Directors

President - Brandy Lazar

Ex-Oficio President and
OCS Advancement Liaison -
Leslie Matthews

Honorary Board Member - Kathy Losi

Membership Chair
- Kirstin Biegert

Sponsor Chair- Laura Mason

Parent Representative - Brenda Via

Secretary/Historian - Joyce Derrickson

Website/Outreach Coordinator - Kirsten Hayse

Event Chairperson - Cheryl Stevens

Volunteer Coordinator - Brigitte Johnston

Treasurer - Eileen Robinett

OCS Music Fest Coordinator - Erika Ahn

Music Fest Coordinator Assistant - Kjirsten Fouts

Membership Chair Assistant - Sarah Lindstrom

Department Head/Faculty Representative (Orchestra) - Mary Kay Altizer

Faculty Representative (Theatre) - Rosalind Allen

Faculty Representative (Band) - Ryan Kelly

Faculty Representative (Choir)
- Ed Rouse

Faculty Representative (Dance) - Caitlin Klipp

Performing Arts Assistant - Lauren Randol