Local youth to appear in J*Company’s ‘Mulan’


The award-winning J*Company Youth Theatre, a program of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus, recently announced its production of Disney’s “Mulan.” Performances run Sept. 17 – Oct. 2 at the David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre.

A cast of 83 will tell this Chinese fable full of daring action and hilarious characters, Fa Mulan, the only daughter of an aged warrior, challenges society’s expectations by taking her father’s place —stealing her father’s conscription notice, cutting her hair, and impersonating a man to join the army countering a Hun invasion. Along with her guardian a dragon, a lucky cricket, assorted other companions, and some beautiful songs, she soon faces the Huns eye-to eye to protect her Emperor and becomes one of China’s greatest heroes. Mulan celebrates honor, courage, and the importance of family.

Heading the cast of Disney’s MULAN:

Captain Shang Cameron Chang, 13, Earl Warren Middle School

Yun - Ancestor (Love) Talia Goodman, 15, Canyon Crest Academy

Lin - Ancestor (Loyalty) Hannah Houts, 15, Canyon Crest Academy

Shan-Yu Braeden Abel, 14, Canyon Crest Academy

Chi Fu Alexander Barwin, 11, San Diego Jewish Academy

Ling Griffin Danninger, 13, Earl Warren Middle School

Tickets are available online at


or by calling the JCC Box Office at 858-362-1348. The David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre is at 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, 92037.