160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! About 1,500 students attended a performance Friday of “The Dragon Awakes,” a theatrical production about the rise of modern China now playing at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center. The show is performed by the Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra, Master Chorale and the Antelope Valley College Dance Department and incorporates fully staged scenes from John Adams’ landmark contemporary opera “Nixon in China.” The production also features the talents of Zheng Yin Ping, master artist and artistic director of one of China’s leading acrobatic troupes, and Chinese dragons imported from China. A public performance will be at 8 tonight at LPAC, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Ticket prices are $20 for general admission, $18 for senior citizens, and $10 for children, students and Antelope Valley College employees.