The Early Years: Children’s Theater 1947

The third season for the Children’s Theater of San Diego summertime drama workshops began after the end of school, in June 1947. Workshop directors Lois De Lannoy and Beth Masterson announced auditions for 100 spots in the program for students age 11-16. On the day of the tryouts at Roosevelt Junior High School Auditorium, 115 kids showed up!

Three production classes were held, for two one-act plays to be performed by the younger students, and one longer play, The King of the Golden River, for the older students. Assisting De Lannoy and Masterson in the Children’s Theater program were members of the Footlights Theater group.

Our 1946/1947 Season

Past Shows

1947 Ten Percent Tommy

1947 One-Act Plays

Ten Percent Tommy
Written by Joseph Carlton
Anne Gets a Break
Written by J.C. McMullen

Directed by Lois De Lannoy and Beth Masterson
Assisted by Footlights Theater members

The King of the Golden River

The King of the Golden River

Directed by Lois De Lannoy and Beth Masterson
Adapted for the Stage by Robert I. Landis
From the Book by John Ruskin
Choreographed by Lee Cole




San Diego Junior Theatre provides engaging, innovative, high-quality theatre education and productions for children of all cultural heritages, ages, abilities and levels of interest.

San Diego Junior Theatre educational programs and productions are made possible in part by show ticket sales, class and camp registrations, and public contributions. Major funding is provided by the California Arts Council, the County of San Diego, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department, and the San Diego Junior Theatre Auxiliary.

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