04.17.19

2019 Summer Theatre Institute

The 17th Annual Sweetwater Summer Theatre Institute presents SHREK THE MUSICAL Production Dates: July 24-27, 2019

Directed by Jose C. Lopez
Technical Director: Charles Batchman
Music Director: Eric Mabrey
Vocal Music Director: Michael Sakell
Choreographer TBA

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials also supplied by MTI.

Singers, Dancers, Actors, Stage Techs, and Set Construction Crews Needed! Audition – Notice is posted here.

Audition Dates:

  • Monday, May 20 from 4:30-7pm at Chula Vista High School – Dance & Choir rooms 1903 & 1904
  • Tuesday, May 21 from 4:30-7pm at San Ysidro High School – Performing Arts Center “Black Box”
  • Thursday, May 23 from 4:30-7pm at Otay Ranch High School – Band & Mariachi room 924

Performer Auditions:

    1. Sign up for an audition date and time here.
    2. Fill out the audition form here. You can fill this out online and print OR print a blank form and fill out by hand. Form must be brought with you to the audition.
    3. Deadline for sign ups is noon the day of the audition. No walk-on auditions will be allowed. All auditions must be scheduled via the online portal above.

Prepare 16 measures of a song of your choice and bring the music track (without vocals) on an ipod/music player. Wear comfortable clothing that you are able to dance in and arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time to check-in.

Call backs are May 28th & 29th at 4:30pm, San Ysidro High School.

Tech Crew Application

    1. Fill out the application form here. You can fill this out online and print OR print a blank form and fill out by hand.
    2. Prepare a brief resume with your tech experience highlighted.
    3. Form and resume must be brought with you to an audition day. No online sign up needed for tech crew, walk-ins are welcome.
04.16.19

Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month

National City Mayor, Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, proclaimed April 16, 2019 as Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month. Sweetwater High School’s Folklorico group was invited to represent the arts and accept the proclamation.

04.16.19

2019 Sweetwater Summer Arts Academy

The Sweetwater Summer Arts Academy is a FREE one week learning opportunity offered each summer to Sweetwater Union High School District students in Visual and Performing Arts classes.

The 2019 Academy takes place at Chula Vista High School from June 10th through June 14th, 2019 from 9am-4pm, Monday thru Friday. Lunch will be served. Each day will be divided into 5 sessions including work specific to each discipline as well as leadership skills.

Interested students may apply below. Teachers from each of our school sites will then recommend students from the seven VAPA disciplines (Visual Art, Orchestra, Choir, Concert Band, Dance, Baile Folklorico, and Mariachi) to attend the Academy.

If you are interested in attending the Summer Arts Academy in 2019, please fill out this form AND turn in the printed part of the application to the VAPA Office. Make sure you have your parent’s permission to attend the entire week: June 10-14, 2019.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON ATTENDING SUMMER SCHOOL, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY. YOU CANNOT ATTEND BOTH SUMMER SCHOOL AND THE SUMMER ARTS ACADEMY.

Application deadline has passed

Click here to watch a short video on last year’s Summer Arts Academy at the Army Navy Academy.

04.12.19

San Ysidro High Drama – The Little Mermaid

San Ysidro High School presents Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID at San Ysidro High School Performing Arts Center (5353 Airway Road, San Diego, CA 92154) Directed by Jose C. Lopez.

Production Dates: April 25th, 26th, & May 3rd at 6pm and May 4th at 2pm

Tickets are $7 pre-sale, $5 Children, and $10 at the door.

Downloadable poster HERE.

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

03.11.19

Chula Vista High Drama – The Hit!

Chula Vista High School presents The Hit! A romantic comedy. Performances int the Little Theater on K Street.

March 13, 14, 15 at 6:30 pm and Saturday, March 16 at 2 pm and 6:30 pm
Tickets are $7 at the door, $6 pre-sale at the ASB, and $12 for Dessert Theater Event.

Downloadable poster HERE.

09.14.18

Art of Elan and ARTS Partnership

VAPA is pleased to partner with Art of Elan and ARTS (A Reason To Survive) in the 2018 Young Artists in Harmony program.

Young Artists in Harmony (YAH) is a unique internship program offered by the innovative chamber music organization

Art of Elan, in partnership with A Reason To Survive (ARTS) in National City, where advanced music students have the opportunity to:

  • explore musical composition with professional musicians
  • create and be a part of public performances — in National City and Balboa Park
  • meet and collaborate with other like-minded music students
  • build a musical composition portfolio for college

Participants in Young Artists in Harmony receive mentoring from professional Art of Elan musicians, and meet weekly at ARTS to both compose music in the computer lab (using Finale software) and try out ideas with other musicians.

The fall program runs October 13 – Dec 15, with sessions each Saturday (except Thanksgiving weekend) from 1-4pm

Final concerts are Dec. 15th at ARTS and January 23rd at the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park.

A one-hour orientation for new students and families takes place on Thursday, October 11th at 6:30pm at ARTS.

Arts

09.06.18

Chula Vista High School – Drama

Chula Vista High School Drama presents: The Children’s Story and The Uninvited Ghost on Wednesday, September 12 – Friday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 15 at 2:00 p.m.

The Children’s Story, directed by Sharon Maley and The Uninvited Ghost directed by Meghan McCann. Many students play multiple roles! Tickets are $5.00 at the door.

Poster art work by Elizabeth Andersen-Sahl

06.28.18

2018 The Addams Family

The 16th Annual Sweetwater Summer Theatre Institute presented THE ADDAMS FAMILY.

Production Dates: July 25-27 at 6:30 pm & July 28 at 2 pm Location: San Ysidro High School (5353 Airway Road, San Diego, CA 92154) Downloadable poster here.

Directed by Sharon Maley
Music Director: Mark McCann
Vocal Director: Michael Sakell
Choreographer: Valerie Ingram
Technical Director: Charles Batchman
Musical Accompanist: Barbara Schroeder

Cast auditions took place May 2, 3 & 7, and call-backs on May 9, 2018.
Schools represented in the cast: BVH, CVH, ELH, OLH, ORH, RDM, & SYH.

PIT ORCHESTRA:

Pit orchestra auditions took place May 23, 26 & 27 by appointment only. Congratulations to the students selected for the pit orchestra! List is here: The Addams Family Pit Orchestra List

Schools represented in the pit: BVH, CVH, ELH, MOH, OLH, & ORH.