Del Mar Hills students perform ‘Pinocchio’ while preparing for Dr. Seuss’s ‘Lorax’ on March 1

By Claire Harlin

Parents of Del Mar Hills Academy students were in for a treat on Feb. 12 as their kids performed their own modern rendition of the classic tale “Pinocchio.”

The play featured kids from grades two through five, who began rehearsing weekly for the play in October. Next up, they’ll do a shortened version of the “The Lorax” on March 1, as part of the Dr. Seuss Celebration in the school’s Performing Arts Center, located at 14085 Mango Drive, Del Mar.

The Academy’s drama club is sponsored by Tamara Radford, the Hills’ librarian and multimedia specialist, and offers two large productions, as well as several smaller plays, each year. Radford teaches a variety of performance elements, from set design to acting to lighting. For more information, visit