November 28 is #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday 2017

Dear Junior Theatre Friends:

Giving Tuesday is November 28!

For 70 years, San Diego Junior Theatre’s mission has been brought to life by telling great stories onstage, and creating amazing personal success stories off-stage.

For every story that has inspired our audiences, we have thousands of stories of students and families that have been transformed by the Junior Theatre experience.

You may have your own story. What’s your “Once Upon a Time?”

In the spirit of #GivingTuesday, please consider what Junior Theatre has meant to you, and make a contribution to the 70th Anniversary Annual Fund to support one of San Diego’s most vital, cultural, and educational resources.

The Annual Fund keeps our doors open and lights on, but it also gives us space to innovate and take artistic risks. Now is the time to rise up and keep Junior Theatre alive and thriving. Your donation will ensure that Junior Theatre is the place where dreams are realized in a safe and nurturing community where life-long friendships are born.

Historically, the Annual Fund has raised about $35,000 each year. In honor of the 70th Anniversary, we have set a goal to double that amount to $70,000! Please consider doubling your donation this year, or add an extra $7.00, $70.00 or even $700.00.

San Diego Junior Theatre is not only one of the oldest theatre companies in San Diego, but we are currently the oldest youth theatre in the nation! Your gift is an investment in our next 70 years.

The stories we have yet to inspire, onstage and off, are in your hands.

Yours very truly,
James Saba
Executive Director

Each year #GivingTuesday is held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the big shopping events, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday, to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire a culture of philanthropy, transforming how people think and talk about and participate in the giving season.

Out of the Wings: 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.