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Youth in Arts 2015

EDUCATE, ELEVATE and CELEBRATE with historic Balboa Park youth organizations at “Youth in Arts” exhibit, Oct 2 – Dec 20, 2015.

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EDUCATE, ELEVATE and CELEBRATE with Historic Balboa Park
Youth Organizations at “YOUTH IN ARTS” Exhibit

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet (SDCYB), San Diego Junior Theatre (SDJT), San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservancy (SDYS) and San Diego Civic Dance Arts (SDCDA)

For generations, countless students have entered the halls of the historic Casa del Prado to enrich their lives through dance, theatre, music and the magic of live performance. This fall, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, San Diego Junior Theatre, San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory and San Diego Civic Dance Arts will come together to share our collective stories through an ongoing exhibit in the Casa del Prado Theater.

On November 14th and 15th, please join us for a free interactive weekend full of unique experiences including tours of the Casa del Prado Theater, interactive activities for patrons of all ages and free workshops for youth held by each participating organization. This will culminate in a historic performance in which workshop participants and select performers from SDCYB, SDJT, SDYS & SDCDA will come together to present a snapshot of the arts education that continues to thrive in Balboa Park. As a special treat for our community, Balboa Park Ranger Kim Duclo will emcee the performance.

“Youth in Arts” will educate, elevate and celebrate the impact that has been made on our community through decades of educational and artistic opportunities.

Exhibit opens October 2, 2015 and runs through December 20, 2015, with a weekend featuring free interactive activities on November 14th and 15th.

The Casa del Prado Theater in Balboa Park at 1800 Village Place, San Diego, CA, 92101

Click here to register for a free workshop: Youth In Arts Workshops

Winter 2016 Classes & Camps Now Online

San Diego Junior Theatre’s Winter 2016 acting classes & drama camps are now online. Register today!


Winter 2016 Classes and Camps are now online for enrollment. Register today!



Annual Costume Sale

San Diego Junior Theatre Auxiliary Costume Sale. One day only! Saturday Oct 10, 2015.

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Out of the Wings: Eric von Metzke

Meet Alice in Wonderland director, Eric von Metzke, a proud alumnus of San Diego Junior Theatre and teaching artist since 2014.

Eric von Metzke is a proud alumnus of San Diego Junior Theatre and has been a teaching artist since 2014. Eric made his JT directing debut this past winter with Dinosaurs Before Dark and continues to teach Acting, Improv and Voice for rock singing.

Eric most recently appeared in the critically acclaimed Dogfight at Cygnet Theatre and has appeared in shows at Moonlight Stage Productions, San Diego Musical Theatre, Starlight Musical Theatre and Sea World San Diego. Eric also sings in three rock bands.

Eric von Metzke

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, JR runs from November 13 – November 22, 2015, at the Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium. For show times and prices click here:Alice in Wonderland

San Diego Junior Theatre seeking applicants for Voice Teachers

San Diego Junior Theatre seeks a voice teacher to work year-round on our Balboa Park campus. The voice teacher should have extensive experience in musical theatre and must be able to accompany singers on the piano. Ability to sight read is preferred. Teacher should also be proficient in working with diverse youth of all ages in a variety of musical theatre vocal styles, including legit, belt, and rock. Acting training is a plus. Interested parties should email a cover letter and resume to Kim Montelibano Heil, Education Director, at

Meet our new Production Assistant, Kyle Waterman

A recent transplant to San Diego, Kyle Waterman originally hails from Kalamazoo, Michigan where he attended Western Michigan University as a Technical Theatre and Stage Management major. Growing up he got his formative arts education from the Kalamazoo Civic Youth Theatre, an expansive youth program that allowed him to work both onstage and behind the scenes. Upon graduating from the program, he worked as an assistant and instructor for the education department for over a decade. During this time, Kyle also worked with a multitude of theatres and schools, building up an impressive list of credits including directing, stage management, scenic and lighting design, choreography, technical direction, and performance. Since leaving Kalamazoo in 2013, he has continued to build his resume, working first in Memphis Tennessee with Theatre Memphis and Stage Door Productions, then most recently with SeaWorld San Antonio as a Stage Manager for Azul: Lure of the Sea.

Kyle is thrilled to be calling San Diego Junior Theatre his new home and looks forward to the new adventures ahead.
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