04.16.18

2018 Auditions – The Addams Family

The 16h Annual Sweetwater Summer Theatre Institute presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY.

Production Dates: July 25-28, 2018 at San Ysidro High School.

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

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

Audition Dates:

  • Wednesday, May 2 from 4-6:30 pm at Chula Vista High School – Performing Arts Center Dance & Choir rooms 1903 & 1904
  • Thursday, May 3 from 4-6:30 pm at San Ysidro High School – Performing Arts Center “Black Box”
  • Monday, May 7 from 4-6:30 pm at Bonita Vista High School – Bolles Theatre

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.

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-back is Wednesday, May 9 at Chula Vista High School – Little Theatre on K St. from 4-7 pm. Be prepared to sing and read.

Rehearsals at San Ysidro High School:
M-F 6/25 – 6/29 from 9 am – 5 pm
M-F 7/2 – 7/6 from 9 am – 5 pm (No rehearsal on 7/4)
M-F 7/9 – 7/13 from 9 am – 5 pm
Sat. 7/14 from 1 pm – 5 pm
M-F 7/16 – 7/20 from 4:30 pm – 9 pm
Sat. 7/21 from 9 am – 5 pm
M-T 7/23 – 7/24 from 4:30 pm – 9 pm
W-F 7/25-7/27 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm (Production)
Sat.  7/28  from 12:30 pm – 9:30 pm (Production)

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.

Pit Orchestra Audition Information (posted here soon)

02.20.18

2018 Sweetwater Summer Arts Academy

The Sweetwater Summer Arts Academy is a FREE one week camp offered each summer to over 150 Sweetwater Union High School District students in String Orchestra, Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Dance, Mariachi, and Visual Art. This year it will take place at the Army Navy Academy in Carlsbad from June 11 – 16, 2018. 

The intense week closes with student performances and an art exhibit on Saturday, June 16th at Chula Vista High School Jack Tygett Performing Arts Center.

Deadline to submit the online interest form was March 16th, 2018. Selected students are notified by mail in mid April.

“2017 Summer Arts Academy at Camp Cuyamaca” video here.

02.14.18

District Dance Concert

District Dance Concert is Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Eastlake High School Ruth Chapman Performing Arts Center (1120 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista, 91915) Featuring SUHSD’s middle and high school dance programs. Tickets are $5 and are only available in advance; please contact a Dance Teacher at your school.

Participating Schools: Bonita Vista High School, Castle Park High School, Chula Vista High School, Chula Vista Middle School, Eastlake High School, Olympian High School, Otay Ranch High School, Southwest High School, and Sweetwater High School.

Downloadable flyer here.

02.13.18

District Baile Folklorico Concert

District Baile Folklorico Concert is Friday & Saturday March 9 & 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday Matinee at 2:00 p.m. Location: San Ysidro High School Dr. Maida Torres-Stanovik Performing Arts Center (5353 Airway Road, San Diego 92154) Featuring SUHSD Folklorico groups representing diverse regions of Mexico, displaying traditional costumes, and wonderfully choreographed routines. Tickets are $10

Schools Represented: Castle Park High, Chula Vista High, Hilltop High, Mar Vista High, Olympian High, Otay Ranch High, San Ysidro High, and Sweetwater High.

Downloadable flyer here and mini flyers here.

06.12.17

2017 VAPA Musical

The 2017 Sweetwater Summer Theater Institute presented CHILDREN OF EDEN on July 26-28 at 7 pm & July 29 at 2 pm – San Ysidro High School – Dr. Maida Torres-Stanovik Performing Arts Center (5353 Airway Road, San Diego, CA 92154) Performed entirely by Sweetwater District students.

Directed by Jose C. Lopez
Assistant Director: Rhys Greene
Choreographer: Valerie Ingram
Music Director: Tony Sacco
Vocal Director: Rebecca Land
Assistant Vocal Director: Barbara Schroeder
Stage Designer: Paul Maley
Theater Manager/Lighting Designer: Keith Davis
Sound Designer: Eusevio Cordova
Costume Designers: Kelly Fox & Marce Drysdale
Prop Master: Analyse Gutierrez

Pit Orchestra information here.

04.18.17

2017 Mariachi Scholarship Foundation – Winners

Congratulations to the 2017 Mariachi Scholarship Foundation award recipients! Concert & Award Ceremony is Thursday, May 18 from 7:30 – 9:30 pm at Southwestern College Mayan Hall (900 Otay Lakes Rd., Chula Vista, 91910)

Featuring Mariachi performances from Chula Vista High School, Sweetwater High School, Otay Ranch High School, Southwest High School, and Intermediate & Advanced Southwestern College Mariachis. Tickets are $10 at the door ($7 students/seniors) Free parking in Lot “O” on Otay Lakes, South of “H” Street.

MSF Scholarship Recipients:

Founder’s Award ($2,000)
Rafael Morales – Sweetwater HS

Christina Aranda Award ($1,500)
Alan Zapien – San Ysidro HS

Special Mention ($1,000)
Daisy Ybarra – Otay Ranch HS

Graduating High School Mariachi Award ($750)
Marcella Felix – Olympian HS
Denis Hirales – San Ysidro HS
Erik Gomez – San Ysidro HS
Jennifer Altamirano – Sweetwater HS
Ruth Gonzales – Southwest HS
Victor Gutierrez – Olympian HS
Angel Mendoza – San Ysidro HS
Jose Ortiz – San Ysidro HS
Alan Contreras – Olympian HS

Ballet Folklórico Award ($500)
Jacqueline Ortiz – San Ysidro HS
Antonia Vasquez – Otay Ranch HS
Klara Hernandez – Otay Ranch HS
Perla Moran – Otay Ranch HS
Pauline Lepe – Otay Ranch HS
Vanessa Garcia – San Ysidro HS
Alexia Mendoza – Mar Vista HS

Southwester College Continuing Mariachi ($500)
Saul Garcia
Clarissa Fallorina

07.30.15

2015 Sweetwater Summer Theatre Institute presented In The HEIGHTS!

Sweetwater Summer Theatre Institute presented In The HEIGHTS! July 29, 30, 31, & August 1st, 2015 at San Ysidro High – Dr. Maida Torres-Stanovik Performing Arts Center.

Directed by Sharon Maley – Vocal Director: Tony Atienza – Music Director: Eric Mabrey – Choreographer: Valerie Ingram – Set Designer: Charles Batchman – Theatre Manager/Lighting Designer: Keith Davis – Sound Designer: Eusevio Cordoba – Accompanist: Barbara Schroeder. Congratulations to all participants for a fantastic show! IN THE HEIGHTS was presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals: www.rnh.com

HeightsPerformancePromo

LegallyBlond_Audition_Form

05.30.13

2013 SUHSD Annual Baile Folklorico Concert Highlights

folkv_2013 Highlights of the District’s Annual Baile Folklorico Concert, just click on the video! It features high school students representing the diverse regions of Mexico; Puebla, Oaxaca, Nayarit, Campeche, Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Veracruz, Nuevo Leon, Chiapas, and Jalisco. Participating Schools: CVH, HH, MVH, ORH, SUH, SYH

The next District Baile Folklorico Concert is March 21 and 22, 2014 at San Ysidro High School.