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.
Get to know San Diego Junior Theatre’s Pinocchio director, 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.
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.
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.