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Tuck Everlasting News


Auditions for Tuck Everlasting, directed by Desha Crownover and choreographed by Marc Caro-Willcoxwill be held on Tuesday August 29th and Wednesday August 30th from 4:00-6:00p in Room 102 of the Casa del Prado Classroom Building. Auditioners should call (619) 239-1311 for an audition appointment. Students must be 8-18 years of age by Opening Night, October 27th, 2017 and enrolled in a Fall Session Class to qualify to audition.

Meet Fernando Robles!

Fernando Robles

Fernando Robles is SDJT’s new Assistant Production Manager. Has worked at the California Center for the Arts, the Sports Arena, The Old Globe, and Balboa Theater. At Legoland California he was in charge of designing audio and lighting for many seasonal shows/stages. He was the Technical Director for La Costa Canyon High School where his duties included training, supervising and coordinating students and staff to operate theater equipment for school productions and community rentals. Welcome Fernando!

Welcome Meghan Martin!

Meghan Martin

SDJT welcomes Meghan Martin as our new Office Assistant! Meghan attended the Academy of Art University where she studied Studio Arts and Design. She comes to us with a dynamic background in administrative work, customer service, and photography! You may have already seen some of her photos from summer camp on our Facebook page and website!


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


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

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


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

Tuck Everlasting
October 27 – November 12, 2017

Magic Treehouse: Pirates Past Noon
January 5-21, 2018

Akeelah and the Bee
March 2-11, 2018

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
March 15-18, 2018

Newsies JR. 
April 20 – May 13, 2018

Mr. Popper’s Penguins
June 29 – July 15, 2018

Into the Woods
July 27 – August 12, 2018

70th Anniversary Gala
August 4, 2018

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

Out of the Wings: Shirley Johnston

Get to know San Diego Junior Theatre’s Pinocchio director, Shirley Johnston!

Shirley Johnston

San Diego Junior Theatre welcomes back Shirley Johnston as Director/Choreographer of Pippin! Previous Junior Theatre credits include our 2016 production of Pinocchio at Roosevelt Middle School. Shirley began her professional career in musical theatre in 1999 at the Starlight Bowl in Some Like It Hot. Since then she has worked with San Diego Comic Opera, San Diego Lyric Opera, Lamb’s Players Theatre, The Coronado Playhouse, Sledgehammer Theatre, Vista’s Broadway Theater, Moxie Theatre, Ocean Beach Playhouse, Onstage Playhouse, Moonlight Stage Productions, and Dicapo Opera in New York City. In September Shirley will be direct and choreograph Little Shop of Horrors at the Coronado Playhouse.  The pre-audition meeting for San Diego Junior Theatre is on April 15 at 10:00 am in the Casa del Prado Theatre.