Director Biography

Eric von Metzke


Eric von Metzke began his life in theatre at the age of 12 when he participated in the backstage crew for arguably the best Junior Theatre show ever produced, Peter Pan (1994). Eric’s favorite roles at San Diego Junior Theatre include Rooster in Annie, Harold Hill in The Music Man, Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz and the title role in Hans Christian Anderson.

Eric is a graduate from San Diego State University and has been performing professionally for the last 3 years at such venues as Starlight, San Diego Musical Theatre and Sea World among others. He is currently working on his Masters in Education, while still finding time to jam with his band.

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr

Directed by Eric von Metzke
Music and Lyrics by Sammy Fain and Bob Hilliard,
Oliver Wallace and Cy Coban, Allie Wrubel and Ray Gilbert,
Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston
Based on the works of Lewis Carroll and the 1951 Disney film

A fun-filled Disney adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic story.

The Magic Treehouse: Dinosaurs Before Dark

Directed by Eric von Metzke
Book by Jenny Laird
Music and Lyrics by Randy Courts
Additional Lyrics by Will Osborne
Based on Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark
by Mary Pope Osborne
Shown in Rep with Fancy Nancy the Musical

San Diego Junior Theatre's 2015 repertory production of 'The Magic Treehouse: Dinosaurs Before Dark', Jan 2-18, 2014, Casa del Prado Theatre, Balboa Park

Eric von Metzke