DIEGO JUNIOR THEATRE ANNOUNCES ITS 68TH SEASON
SAN DIEGO – San Diego Junior Theatre is proud to announce
the production list for its 68th season. With
nine shows being performed at two different locations, this season will be
packed with premieres. The production line-up includes the following shows:
Casa del Prado
Theatre, Balboa Park
(October 23 – November 8, 2015) It is truly a jolly holiday with the amazing
Mary Poppins! Jane and Michael Banks
need a governess when Mary Poppins mysteriously lands at their doorstep.
Although Jane and Michael’s father had wished for a taskmaster, it is soon
clear that Mary is the answer to a prayer. The resulting magic and memorable
music will enchant audiences of all ages! Directed by Rayme Sciaroni.
Ivy + Bean: The
Musical (January 8 – 24, 2016) Meet two completely opposite 8-year olds:
Ivy, who is quiet and loves books and magic, and Bean, who is outgoing and
mischievous. These unlikely best friends become the center of adventure on
Pancake Court, and their days are anything but ordinary.
Annie Barrows’ enchanting stories come to life through this tale of
laughter, friendship and life lessons. Directed by Junior Theatre alumnus, Eric
Alexander and the
Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (January 8 – 24, 2016)
Alexander’s classic story is set to music in this fun-filled adaptation.
Alexander begins his day by waking up with gum in his hair, and the day just
goes downhill from there. Audiences
of all ages will identify with Alexander’s string of mishaps, and realize that
everyone has days like his….a great reminder that we are all in this together!
Journey of Edward Tulane (March 4 – 20, 2016) Edward Tulane, a handsome,
self-assured china rabbit, is a birthday present for 10-year-old Abilene, who
loves him completely. When Edward is lost at sea, he finds he has a lot to
learn. Follow his decades-long
journey, as Edward learns the transformative power of love. Directed by Catalina
The Music Man (April
29 – May 15, 2016) Trouble in River City is brewing! In Meredith Willson’s
TONY® Award winning musical comedy, the citizens of this close-knit Iowa town
are transformed as “Professor” Harold Hill arrives with self-serving
motives, but ends up energizing the town. Enjoy
the journey from the opening Train Scene to the finale of “Seventy-Six
Goodnight Moon (July
1 – 17, 2016) Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon is a beloved classic; now
the objects and characters that the bunny bids goodnight to are brought to life
in Chad Henry’s clever musical adaptation.
The cat and fiddle, dancing constellations and cow jumping over the moon
are just a few that make this a rollicking fun bedtime!
Sweeney Todd (July
29 – August 14, 2016) Sweeney Todd is all at once scarily thrilling and
humorously shocking. Barber Sweeney Todd returns to London after fifteen years,
seeking revenge on the judge who framed him and ruined his life. The result is a
dark comedy, a sinister story and an unforgettable production, with a superb
Stephen Sondheim score.
Off-Park Series at
Roosevelt Middle School
Alice in Wonderland,
JR. (November 13 – 22, 2016) Lewis Carroll’s inquisitive heroine shines
with Disney pizzazz! Alice, the
White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Dodo Bird, Caterpillar, the
sinister Queen of Hearts and more kooky characters are always entertaining, with
new arrangements to classic Disney tunes adding to the fun. A
“Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” day is on its way! Directed by Junior Theatre alumnus,
Eric von Metzke.
(February 5 – 14, 2016) A new and fast-paced story-within-a-story version
of a treasured tale: Construction
workers, refurbishing an unfinished stage, encounter an audience – YOU –
waiting to see “Pinocchio.” The
workers cleverly and quickly decide that the show must go on, and they create
the characters and set using what they have available. This classic story is
refreshed with an interesting point of view, but the adventures of the wooden
puppet who wants to be a real boy are as authentic as ever.
San Diego Junior Theatre is the oldest, continuously producing children’s theatre in the nation and is committed to providing engaging, innovative and high-quality theatre education and productions to enhance the lives of children of all ages, cultural backgrounds, abilities and levels of interest.
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