San Diego Junior Theatre’s 65th Season of Shows


The word ‘classic’ can be defined in several different ways, most notably as: “of the first or highest quality, class, or rank” and “serving as a standard, model, or guide.” In reflecting back over our past 64 seasons of shows and looking forward to our 65th, we find that both of these definitions describe San Diego Junior Theatre. Leading the Southern California community in creative and groundbreaking theatre for youth, JT has consistently set the bar for quality and innovation. Now, we are so excited to share another classic season with you!

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Kicking off the year is the enduring musical masterpiece, The Sound of Music, described by critics as “the loveliest musical imaginable.” In January, we are proud to bring back our pioneering experience in children’s theatre, Rippledink’s Repertory, a series of three different shows over three weekends! This year’s “rep” features cheesy characters, dogs on the go, and everything in-between. Hot on its heels are two classics of children’s literature: Tales of a Fourth-grade Nothing and A Little Princess. Wrapping up our season are the lovable Doctor Dolittle and the quintessential American musical, Guys and Dolls.

We are also pleased to announce our partnership with Roosevelt Middle School, International Baccalaureate Magnet. Thanks to Roosevelt, we will be presenting three wonderful shows in addition to our main stage productions: The Phantom Tollbooth Jr, The Borrowers and the ageless classic Romeo and Juliet.

Thanks for helping to make San Diego Junior Theatre a classic for the past 65 years, and stay tuned for the next 65!

Desha Crownover
Artistic Director,
San Diego Junior Theatre

Past Shows

Songs of the 65th Season

7pm, September 8, 2012
Casa del Prado Theatre
Dessert Reception following


The Sound of Music

Directed by Rayme Sciaroni
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse



The Phantom Tollbooth, Jr

Directed by Fredreka Irvine
Book by Norton Juster and Sheldon Harnick
Music by Arnold Black
Lyrics by Shedon Harnick
Based on the book by Norton Juster


The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)

Directed by Desha Crownover
By Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
Part of Rippledink’s Repertory


The Stinky Cheese Man

Directed by Ira Bauer-Spector
By Kent Stephens, adapted from the
book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
Music by Gary Rue
Part of Rippledink’s Repertory

Go, Dog. Go!

Go, Dog. Go!

Directed by Erin Peterson
Adapted for the stage by Allison Gregory & Steven Dietz
Based on the book by P.D. Eastman
Music by Michael Koerner
Part of Rippledink’s Repertory

The Borrowers

The Borrowers

Directed by Michael Schwartz
Based on the books by Mary Norton
Adapted for the stage by Charles Way

2013 Doctor Dolittle

Doctor Dolittle

Directed by Joey Landwehr
Book, Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Based on the stories by Hugh Lofting and the Twentieth Century Fox film

2013 Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

Directed by Steve Anthony
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser


Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

Directed by Ira Bauer-Spector
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman