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Carmel Valley residents to perform in ‘The Secret Garden, A Musical’

Carmel Valley cast members for The Secret Garden: Back row: Richie Hicks (18), Ysabella Krispel (17), Sammie Lurie (13); Front Row: Gabriela Jentzsch (12), Alexis Maltzman (12), Megan Spector (13). Not pictured: Riley Cavanaugh

Local residents (see photo at right), including Carmel Valley resident Megan Spector (as “Mary Lennox”), will perform in The California Youth Conservatory presentation of “The Secret Garden, A Musical” at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre in San Diego from March 1-15.

Canyon Crest Academy Envision in Carmel Valley to tackle Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’

Canyon Crest Academy students rehearse guest director Jason Maddy’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” Photo/Susan Farese

Last spring, actor Jason Maddy toured San Diego County middle and high schools as an actor in The Old Globe’s production of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” Now, the local actor and instructor is launching his own version of the comedy Feb. 28 at Canyon Crest Academy in Carmel Valley.

“It was fresh in my mind, and I thought it would be a good challenge for the kids that I get to work with,” Maddy said.

Ballet Arte students shine at Youth America Grand Prix Regional Competition

(L-R): Michelle Kenyon, Sophie Savas Carstens, Brian Warkentien with Danielle Esposito, Audrey Ponder, Masha Cherezova, Spencer Lenain, Sophie Williams.

Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Regional Competition was held in San Diego on Jan. 17-18. Ballet Arte Academy of Classical Ballet in Solana Beach recently announced that all of its participating students placed in each of their various categories. Ballet Arte students placed as follows:

Q&A: Meet actor James Leaming, narrator of ‘Who Am I This Time’ at North Coast Rep in Solana Beach

James Leaming. Photo/Leslie Carter

James Leaming is the narrator of “Who Am I This Time? (and other conundrums of love),” the current production running at North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach until Feb. 2. The production is adapted from three stories by Kurt Vonnegut.

Leaming, 57, is a founder and actor with American Blues Theater in Chicago (www.americanbluestheater.com), an ensemble company that has been producing American plays since 1985. They feature the classics of Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams and William Inge, as well as new plays they foster and guide from conception to the stage.

Two Carmel Valley students cast in lead roles in ‘Pinkalicious’ during Junior Theatre’s Repertory series

Chase Anichini and Sophie Maretz. Courtesy photo

Two of the performers in “Pinkalicious” are Carmel Valley residents: Chase Anichini, 10, has been cast as Pinkalicious and goes to Torrey Hills Elementary School.

‘Who Am I This Time?’ unfolds in fun and romance at North Coast Rep in Solana Beach

Ben Cole, James Leaming and Cristina Flynn rehearse in North Coast Repertory’s ‘Who Am I This Time?’  Photo/Aaron Rumley

In 1961, Kurt Vonnegut had a short story published in the Saturday Evening Post. That story, along with two other Vonnegut gems — “Long Walk to Forever,” and “Go Back to Your Precious Wife and Son” — is the basis of the comedy “Who Am I This Time?” written by Aaron Posner and onstage at North Coast Repertory Theatre, Jan. 8-Feb. 2.

Carmel Valley student’s winning script to be produced at Playwrights Project festival

Devyn Krevat Courtesy photo

Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) student Devyn Krevat, 17, was one of the winners of the California Young Playwrights Contest for ages 18 and under.

Carmel Valley actress to star in San Diego Musical Theatre’s ‘White Christmas’

Carmel Valley Actress stars in SD Musical Theatre "White Christmas"

Although it’s sunny in San Diego, it will be a “White Christmas” at the Birch North Park Theatre.

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents world premiere holiday musical in Solana Beach

“The Humbug Holiday Spectacular” previews begin Wednesday, Dec. 11. Opening Night on Friday, Dec. 13, includes a post-show reception. The show plays through Saturday, Dec. 28 at North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach.

North Coast Repertory Theatre is breaking with theatre tradition this holiday season. Rather than staging a tried-and-true classic, the intimate theatre is proudly presenting an inventive world premiere musical, “The Humbug Holiday Spectacular.”

North Coast Rep Theatre School in Solana Beach to hold auditions for ‘I Smile at the Sun’

Smile at the Sun

The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep will be auditioning actors ages 4-94 for “I Smile at the Sun” directed by Heather Pauley on Monday, Nov. 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. The play will be presented at North Coast Repertory Theatre Jan. 18 and 19, 2014, at 11 a.m.

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