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What’s New from San Diego Junior Theatre

A note to our students and families

Dear Junior Theatre Families and Friends,

Junior Theatre is taking a brief “intermission” from programming until further notice. The health and safety of our staff, students, patrons and supporters is our top priority. Junior Theatre is closely monitoring the national situation surrounding COVID-19 and we are looking forward to the day when we receive our cue for places from the San Diego Parks and Recreation Department.

We have every hope that soon our classrooms will be alive and thriving once again with summer campers and Shakespeare workshops; and in our theatre, students might soon be wowing families with tales of frogs and toads, snowy days, Chinese dragons, gigantic peaches, glass slippers, and a cheesy little man who stinks…all led by a girl named Matilda who is much too determined to let a setback stand in her way!

We are working remotely to keep critical operations moving forward. When our building is re-opened, we will be ready to jump back into programming with enthusiasm and a renewed sense of appreciation. “Like” our Facebook page to get updates, or take a trip down memory lane as a reminder of all the hope and happiness that Junior Theatre students have shared with audiences over the past 73 years.

The recent cancellations of programs will have a serious financial impact to Junior Theatre and our ability to serve families in the future. If you would like to support us during this unprecedented challenge, please consider converting your tuition credit or ticket purchase into a donation. Or make a donation via our website.

The Show Must Go On, as they say, and your gift will help ensure a standing ovation!

Thank you for your understanding and support during this critical time. We wish your family good health and good spirits. Please do not hesitate to reach out at intermission@juniortheatre.com with any questions.

We look forward to having you back and on the edge of your seat again soon!

Sincerely,
James Saba
Executive Director


Enroll Today for Summer 2020, Camps

Spend this summer learning toact, sing, and dance at the nation’s oldest youth theatre program!

Enroll Today! 2020 Summer Camps

Spend this summer learning toact, sing, and dance at the nation’s oldest youth theatre program! San Diego Junior Theatre Summer Camps run from June 8 through August 28, 2020.

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Despite setback, the show goes on for School of Rock

We’re so proud of our resilient School of Rock cast and crew for pushing through opening weekend despite an overnight break-in at the Casa del Prado Theatre on Friday, which resulted in four stolen guitars.

“I’m proud of the cast for bouncing back and putting on a great show. I spoke with my mom and she helped me put things in perspective. We prayed that the stolen instruments get used for a good cause. I recognize that we maybe have more than others and I hope that whoever has them is able to do some good,” said Pita Birkbeck (age 15), one directly affected student.

Oliver Davis (age 12), another student who was impacted by the theft, said “Props to everyone for sticking with this. My teacher said that the show must go on; sometimes you have to be prepared for the worst. And worse things could have happened. No one got hurt. A guitar is a guitar. That can be replaced. You can’t replace a person, or their health if they get hurt. We’re okay,”

The cast and crew are in good spirits and look forward to a successful closing weekend of shows Nov 1-3.


Winter 2020 Classes and Camps Now Online

Registration is open for Winter classes & camps! We have a new Toddler & Me Imagination Theatre class, plus Set Design camp, Songs of Lin Manuel Miranda, and more.

Registration is open for Winter classes & camps! We have a new Toddler & Me Imagination Theatre class, plus Set Design camp, Songs of Lin Manuel Miranda, and more.


San Diego Junior Theatre Announces its 72nd Season of Shows

San Diego Junior Theatre is proud to announce its 72nd Season of Shows, “Dance to Your Own Beat!” Tickets on sale September 3rd!

San Diego Junior Theatre 72nd season of shows, 2019-2020

San Diego Junior Theatre is proud to announce its 72nd Season of Shows, “Dance to Your Own Beat!”

SCHOOL OF ROCK
OCT 25 – NOV 3, 2019

WAKE UP, BROTHER BEAR!
NOV 16-17, 2019

TWELFTH NIGHT
JAN 10-19, 2020

NAKED MOLE RAT GETS DRESSED: THE ROCK EXPERIENCE
FEB 28 – MAR 8, 2020

ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA, THE MUSICAL
APR 24 – MAY 10, 2020

THE JUNGLE BOOK
JUN 26 – JUL 12, 2020

WEST SIDE STORY
JUL 24 – AUG 2, 2020

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