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‘Mandate Memories’ coming to North Coast Rep in Solana Beach

The show runs through May 4.

The Theatre School@NorthCoast Rep presents ‘Seussical Jr.’ in Solana Beach

One of the oft quoted rhymes of Dr. Seuss, whose books will come to life in the Theatre School@North Coast Rep’s production of SEUSSICAL JR., sums up director Siobhan Sullivan Crews views on the literacy outreach project she and the cast have embarked on.

Young local actors to perform in Broadway musical ‘13’ at Lyceum Theater

Local actors will appear in “13” at the Lyceum Theater.

The award-winning Actors’ Conservatory Theatre (ACT- San Diego) will present the Broadway musical “13.” Critics bill this musical as “…a grown up story about growing up…” With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, “13” is a hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it. ACT-San Diego’s production comes to life through a promising local cast of rising young stars led by veteran actor/director Bernard Baldan with vocal direction by Tim McKnight.

Unique production of Les Misérables to be presented by CCA in Carmel Valley

Les Misérables cast members rehearse the barricade scene. Photo/Daria Sheik, CCA student

Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) Envision Theatre has taken a bold step in its choice of presentation of the world-acclaimed musical Les Misérables.

CCA Envision Theatre to present Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’

Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) Envision Theatre’s William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” guest directed by Jason Maddy, will be presented from Feb. 28 – March 8 at the CCA Black Box Theatre. The production team also includes Jeremy Sewell (CCA technical director/set designer) and CCA Students Mandy Wirt (assistant director) and  Kara Mendez (stage manager). Tickets online [...]

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.

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    About 100 Rancho Santa Fe residents showed up on Friday, Oct. 17, for a health club and pool community meeting, the last outreach before ballots were mailed on Monday, Oct. 20. On the ballots, members are being asked whether the Rancho Santa Fe Association should spend $350,000 on a professional planning phase for the potential new community amenity. RSF Ass […]
  • Czech violin duo to perform at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe
    In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, the Czech School San Diego hosts a free classical violin concert by internationally recognized Czech violin player Jaroslav Svecený and his daughter, Julie Svecená, who are on a tour of the United States. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Village Church. The father-daughter duo will […]
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    Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 4-3 in a Palomar League opener for both teams on Oct. 9. Alayna Tomlinson and Farah Farjood each scored two goals to lead the Falcons. Samantha “Sammy” Cirino added one goal and one assist. […]