Canyon Crest Academy students to appear in ‘Hairspray’

ACT San Diego’s version of the Tony award winning musical “Hairspray” will feature several of San Diego’s most talented up-and-coming young performers Oct. 29 – Nov. 7 at The Lyceum Theatre.

ACT- San Diego’s production comes to life through a promising local cast of rising young stars. Propelled by a Tony award-winning score from Marc Shaiman and librettist Scott Wittman, this high energy production will get you dreaming, dancing and you’ll feel on top of the world. Two different casts will perform this musical.

The cast includes Marisa Acosta, 9th grader at CCA, who recently created and starred in a web reality show that followed her through the rehearsal and production process of 13, the Musical.

Torrey Mercer, a senior at CCA, is a National Youth Theatre award winner, sang the National Anthem at a Charger Game last year and is currently in Spelling Bee at CC and is a Del Mar Idol winner.

Hunter Schwartz, 10th Grader at CCA, is a National Youth Theatre award winner for best actor as Bat Boy at CCA, and has been in 29 youth theatre productions.

Brianna Herber, 10th grader at CCA, currently in Spelling Bee; Rachel Baum, 11th grader at CCA; and Taylor Wuthrich, CCA, currently in Spelling Bee, and National Youth Theatre Award nominee.

The Lyceum Theatre is located at 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA.

Tickets are $20 per adult and $18 for children/seniors/military. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling (619) 544-1000 or in person at the Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA.

Related posts:

  1. Del Mar actress lands role in ‘Hairspray’ from San Diego Rep
  2. Local kids star in rock musical ’13′
  3. ‘South Pacific’ opens at Canyon Crest Academy
  4. Canyon Crest Academy students place eighth in national math competition
  5. Teen launches video series

Short URL:

Posted by Halie Johnson on Oct 20, 2010. Filed under A & E, Theater. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply



Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6



  • ‘KISS Army’ storms La Jolla for Paul Stanley book signing
    Some traveled from as far away as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Germany for a chance to meet the Kiss frontman. […]
  • New members welcome at Rotary Club of La Jolla
    The Rotary Club of La Jolla is a member of Rotary International, which among other important projects, has joined forces with the World Health Organization to focus on the eradication of Polio worldwide. […]
  • Go gaga over spring foods
    Spring is when Mother Nature throws a coming out party for her animals, minerals and vegetables. The supermarket produce aisles are brimming with a bounty of delicate shoots, beans, peas and fresh herbs, while the meat department is filled with young, tender cuts of carnivorous offerings. Inquisitive column folk want to know spring’s best contributions. Here […]