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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.

The Theatre School@ North Coast Rep in Solana Beach presents ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

Del Mar’s Abby DeSpain as Anne Frank. Photo/Aaron Rumley

Abby DeSpain, from Del Mar, plays Anne Frank and is joined by other local performers, including Phillip Magin (Mr. Van Daan, from Solana Beach) and Geoff Geissinger (Mr. Dussel, from Carmel Valley).

Royal Dance Academy in Carmel Valley to present ‘Winter Wonderland 2013’

The Royal Dance Academy’s Production of “Winter Wonderland 2013” will take place on Nov. 23 at the Mandeville Auditorium UCSD, La Jolla.

The Royal Dance Academy’s Production of “Winter Wonderland 2013” will take place on Nov. 23 at the Mandeville Auditorium UCSD, La Jolla. There will be performances at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The production consists of The Nutcracker and a Competition Showcase. It is a very entertaining production. Students from RDA have been working extremely hard for the past few months to learn and perfect their new choreography. The Nutcracker will consist of The Snow Scene from Act 1 and the full Nutcracker Act 2. The Competition Showcase will be a performance by RDA’S competitive dancers who will be showcasing their new dances for the season.

Carmel Valley students preparing for production of ‘Argonautika’

Torrey Pines High School students rehearse for the play “Argonautika: The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts” in The Black Box Theatre. Photo/Jon Clark

Torrey Pines High School is currently working on its upcoming production of Mary Zimmerman’s Argonautika. The cast, under the guidance of teacher/director Marinee Payne and student director Cat Canedy, has been practicing daily after school. The story is based on the Greek tragedy Jason and the Argonauts.

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