This is a wonderful Whittier tradition!
The timing of when the Variety Show occurs can vary between fall and winter and usually takes place at the Tivoli on a Saturday (with a student only performance at Whittier typically the Friday before). About 8 weeks before the show you’ll see emails and notes come home about the Variety Show. This is a completely optional event sponsored by the PTA. Students can join as a group (particularly common for younger ages) or perform a solo talent. There is a schedule of formal rehearsals (dress, tech, stage time, etc) run by the Talent Show parent volunteers, but otherwise all talent selection, practice, team names, costumes are the responsibility of the student.
This is a particularly fun event that, depending your group’s/invidivual plans, can take some time committment but pays off in spades. If your child chooses not to participate, we still encourage your family to come to the Variety Show at the Tivoli (it’s free!) to cheer on their friends. For Kindergarten parents or parents with children new to Whittier – performing with a group can be a great way for your child to get to know new friends.