Say Hello to SDJT’s New Patron Services Manager, Dana McNeal!

Dana

Dana attended the University of San Diego where she earned her B.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies. She has worked at the Old Globe, Cygnet, and most recently, Lamb’s Players Theatre. Prior to this position, she had a successful seven year journey with Anthropologie, serving as a Store Manager in the San Diego and Hawaii markets.

Dana can be reached at the SDJT Box Office at 619-239-8355.

Welcome Dana!

San Diego Junior Theatre Announces its 70th Season of Shows

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70 Years of Storytelling
Announcing San Diego Junior Theatre’s 70th Season of Shows

Tuck Everlasting
OCT 27 – NOV 12

Magic Treehouse: Pirates Past Noon
JAN 5-21

Akeelah and the Bee
MAR 2-11

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
MAR 15-18

Peter and the Star Catcher 
APR 27 – MAY 13

Mr. Popper’s Penguins
JUN 29 – JUL 15

Into the Woods
JUL 27 – AUG 12

All titles subject to availability. For more information, please call our Box Office at 619-239-8355!

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Out of the Wings: Ricardo Valenzuela, Junie B. Jones, The Musical

Ricardo Valenzuela

San Diego Junior Theatre is pleased to announce that Ricardo Valenzuela is set to direct and choreograph Junie B. Jones, The Musical. The pre-audition meeting for San Diego Junior Theatre’s summer productions is on April 15 at 10:00 am in the Casa del Prado Theatre. 

Ricardo Valenzuela is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, NYC.  As an actor, he recorded two full seasons as a lead character in the Latin American television show titled Dos y Dos. He has performed at the Starlight Bowl, Moonlight Amphitheatre, San Diego Musical Theatre, Hispanic Arts Theatre, San Diego Asian Repertory Theatre, Coronado Playhouse, Christian Community Theatre, and on the Holland America Cruise Line as a contestant of Dancing with the Stars at sea with celebrity judges Kym Johnson and Carson Kressley.  Ricardo comes to us from our neighbor program San Diego Civic Dance Arts where he choreographed countless musical theatre style numbers for recitals, productions, camps, and their award winning showcase Collage for over 11 years.

A Wrinkle In Time Video

A Wrinkle In Time at Junior Theatre

The father of Meg Murry and her brother Charles Wallace has been missing for more than a year. When the siblings are visited by celestial creature Mrs. Whatsit, they find out he has been held captive by wicked forces on another planet and might be able to rescue him through a tesseract, a wrinkle in time and space. Meg and Charles Wallace are joined by their friend Calvin O’Keefe and learn more details from Mrs. Whatsit and her companions Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which about Mr. Murry’s location: Camazotz, one of several planets that’s been taken over by a great evil called the Dark Thing. The trio of Mrs. W’s transport the siblings and Calvin there and advise them to stick together. Their quest is dangerous and its encounters are frightening. Ultimately, the adventure reveals to them that love triumphs over evil.

There IS such a thing as a tesseract. Based on the book by Madeleine L’Engle.

ASL-Interpreted performance 2pm, Saturday, March 18, 2017.

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Assistant Production Manager

Assistant Production Manager

 

Schedule:  Monday – Friday 9:00-3:00 pm (Variable)

 

Position Summary: Under the direction of the Production Manager, the Assistant Production Manager is a key member of the Production staff of San Diego Junior Theatre.  The position is responsible for ensuring the following:

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Construct scenic and property elements; installs and repairs lighting instruments and equipment; assists with all other areas of technical and artistic execution within the Production function
  • Coordinates and oversees Lighting Assistants during load in and strike;
  • Coordinates and oversees parent volunteers during load in, strike and work days;
  • Assists with technical classes and camps for students;
  • Assists with maintaining the scenic shop and prop rooms;
  • Assists with rehearsals and performances including
    • Training and supervising student crew members
    • Monitoring student behavior
    • Maintaining overall cast and crew experience

 

Qualifications

Required: Comprehensive practical technical theatre knowledge; technical theatre experience in multiple and varied types of shows; professional theatre training and/or degree; carpentry, painting and electrical skills; creative problem solving skills; initiative; and good communication skills.

 

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to: resume@juniortheatre.com (please add “Assistant Production Manager” in the subject).

»Download Assistant Production Manager Job PDF

Out of the Wings: Carlos Mendoza, The Wizard of Oz

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Carlos Mendoza is the founder of the Hispanic Arts Theatre, an innovative theatre company that promotes Hispanic cultural awareness. One of his main projects has been creator and producer of The New Mambo Kings, a musical revue with a blend of Latin culture through voice, music, and dance.   Carlos has an extensive resume as actor, director, choreographer and producer. He has won several awards: San Diego Critics Circle Awards for his productions of West Side Story and Ragtime; the 2014 BRAVO (San Diego) award for body of work , the 2015 National Youth Arts Award for his production of In the Heights at San Diego Junior Theatre and the Inland Theatre League Award for his production of   In the Heights at Performance Riverside.  In addition, Carlos choreographed two full seasons of Dos Y Dos for the Latin American Multimedia Corporation, a groundbreaking educational TV/DVD Series. When not working in theatre, Carlos can be seen sailing the seven seas as Cruise Director for Holland America Line. He is currently a project coordinator for Beyond the Bell Broadway, for the San Ysidro school district.

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