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.
Brothers Grim SPECTACULATHON! by Don Zolidis
Directed by David Sapeth
May 24, 25 & 26 at 7:00 pm
At the Southwest High School Theater.
Tickets are $5 pre-sale and $7 at the door.
Printable flyer here.
Rancho del Rey Middle School Drama Department presents Dear Chuck by Jonathan Dorf on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the RDRM Cultural Arts Center (1174 East J Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910) Directed by by Jennifer Sudderth. General admission is $5 at the door, free admission for children under five.
Flyer here and Program here.
Olympian High School Drama Department presents The Crucible on April 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 2017. General admission is $7 and $5 for students. Directed by Jennifer Schaeffer. Location: Olympian High School MPR (1925 Magdalena Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91913)
Color Poster here and black & white here.
2017 San Ysidro High School’s Drama Department presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on April 20, 21, 28 at 6pm and April 29 at 2pm. General admission is $8. Directed by Jose C. Lopez. Location: San Ysidro High School Maida Torres Stanovik Performing Arts Center (5353 Airway Road, San Diego, CA 92154)
Color Poster here and black and white here.
Otay Ranch High School Theatre presents The Complete Works of Shakespeare on April 14 & 15 and 21 & 22 at 7pm. Tickets are $5 presale & $7 at the door. Location: Otay Ranch Theatre – 1250 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91913. Directed by Joseph Shumate.
Printable poster here.
Chula Vista High School Drama Department presents The Foreigner on March 9-10 at 7pm and March 11 at 2pm & 7pm. General Admission is $7 at the door. Location: Chula Vista High School Little Theater. Directed by Sharon Maley.
The 1st Annual District Scene and Monologue Festival was Saturday, January 28th, 2017 from 9AM – 3PM at Chula Vista High School Jack Tygett Performing Arts Center (820 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911) It featured Dramatic & Comedic Scenes and Monologues!
Competition was adjudicated by local professors and professionals. Awards were given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category and Best Actor. Congratulations to all participants!
1st: Joseph Espinoza/Corwin Batchman (Chula Vista)
2nd: Nathaniel Malicdem/Jared Mance (Olympian)
3rd: Victoria Bustillos/Gabriel Rojas (Chula Vista)
1st: Santos Aspeitia/Josiah Lopez (San Ysidro)
2nd: Vanessa Sanchez/Elijah Osuna (Chula Vista)
3rd: Iyari Uribe/Meghan McCann (Chula Vista)
1st: Jared Mance (Olympian)
2nd: Jose Hurtado (San Ysidro)
3rd: Gabriel Rojas (Chula Vista)
1st: Isabella Rubio (Eastlake)
2nd: Eliana Medina (Chula Vista)
3rd: Phoebe Soto (Chula Vista)
Registration deadline was Wednesday, January 25th, 2017. Hosted by Chula Vista High and San Ysidro High Drama Departments. Special thanks to Mrs. Sharon Maley and Mr. Jose Lopez for managing the event.
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The Sweetwater High School Theatre Guild by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. presents:
The Cave Dwellers
Written by William Saroyan
Directed by Ben Cassel
6 pm, November 17-18 & December 2-3, 2016 at Sweetwater High School – Laura R. Charles Theatre (2900 Highland Avenue, National City, CA 91950)
On November 17, 1966, Ben Cassel appeared in his first theatrical performance, playing the Second Boy in a production of All the Way Home at the Chula Vista Little Theatre. That show began a half-century of involvement in theatre, culminating with finding his calling as theatre teacher and director at Sweetwater High School.
On November 17 of this year, Mr. Cassel will mark his 50th Anniversary in theatre with the opening night performance of Sweetwater High School Theatre Guild’s Fall Production of William Saroyan’s The Cave Dwellers. The play is a moving story of an odd assortment of homeless people (and a dancing bear) who take refuge together in an abandoned, condemned theatre, in which they find love, family, and power.
The Sweetwater Theatre Guild does not charge admission to their shows; donations to the program are encouraged. Reservations are strongly recommended, and may be made at http://amsdconcerts.com/CaveDwellers