Rancho del Rey Middle School – Drama

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.

Olympian High School – Drama

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.

San Ysidro High School – Drama

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 – Drama

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

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.


District Scene and Monologue Festival

dsm_adThe 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!

Dramatic Scene
1st: Joseph Espinoza/Corwin Batchman (Chula Vista)
2nd: Nathaniel Malicdem/Jared Mance (Olympian)
3rd: Victoria Bustillos/Gabriel Rojas (Chula Vista)

Comedic Scene:
1st: Santos Aspeitia/Josiah Lopez (San Ysidro)
2nd: Vanessa Sanchez/Elijah Osuna (Chula Vista)
3rd: Iyari Uribe/Meghan McCann (Chula Vista)

Dramatic Monologue
1st: Jared Mance (Olympian)
2nd: Jose Hurtado (San Ysidro)
3rd: Gabriel Rojas (Chula Vista)

Comedic Monologue
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.

Sweetwater High School Theatre – The Cave Dwellers

Microsoft Word - Cave Dwellers flyer 1.docxThe 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

Otay Ranch High Theatre – Pygmalion


Otay Ranch High Theatre presents Bernard Shaw’s PYGMALION. November 4-5 & November 10-11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (1250 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91913)


Pygmalion Cast List

Freddy: Julian Castruita / Noah Widman (Understudy)

Clara Eynsford Hill: Signe Ditona / Chatay Taylor

Mrs. Higgins: Lizbeth Gonzalez / Maddi Fletcher

Mrs./Mr. Pearce: Mariah Bautista / Jorge del Prado

Mrs. Eynsford Hill: Andrea Pedroza / Kat Steiner

Professor Higgins: Alexis Flores / Casemi Simmon

Eliza: Maya Gonzalez / Janel Foster

Doolittle: Jonathan de Guzman / Noah Widman (Understudy) / Damian Hidalgo (understudy)

Pickering: Alex Ulloa / Joseph Valadez / Damian Hidalgo (understudy)

Summer Theatre Institute Information

Microsoft Word - Legally%20blonde.docxThe Sweetwater Summer Theatre Institute presents LEGALLY BLONDE The Musical

Production Dates: July 27, 28, 29 at 7:00 p.m. and July 30 Matinee at 2:00 p.m.

Location: San Ysidro High School – Dr. Maida Torres-Stanovik Performing Arts Center (5353 Airway Road, San Diego, CA 92154) 

General Admission is $10. Students and Seniors $5. Box office opens one hour prior to performance. Limited seating on a first come first served basis.

Director: Sharon Maley
Assistant Director: Jose C. Lopez
Vocal Music Director: Tony Atienza
Choreographer: Valerie Ingram
Orchestra Director: Eric Mabrey
Accompanist: Joe DeMers
Theater Manager/Lighting Designer: Keith Davis
Sound Designer: Eusevio Cordova
Set Designer: Paul Maley
Photographer: Matt Asano
Stage Manager: Valeria Lago
Costume Designer: Ellen Maley

Legally Blonde Poster: LB_11x17_Poster

Crew Poster: LB_11x17_Crew


Rehearsal Schedule:
June 27 – July 1, 9:00am – 5:00pm
July 5 – 8, 9:00am – 5:00pm (No rehearsal July 4th)
July 11-15, 9:00am – 5:00pm
July 16, 1:00am – 5:00pm (Saturday) Costume Parade, mandatory rehearsal.
July 18 -22, 4:30pm – 9:00pm
July 23, 9:00am – 5:00pm (Saturday)
July 25 & 26, 4:30pm – 9:00pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Performance: July 27-29, 5:30pm – 9:30pm (7:00pm Show) & Saturday Matinee Performance: July 30, 12:30pm – 9:30pm (2:00pm Show, 5:00pm Strike, 6:30-9:00pm Cast Party)

Cast List:
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5/10 @ BVH (Bolles theater) 4:30 – 6:30pm
5/11 @ CVH (choir classroom) 4:30 – 6:30pm
5/24 @ SYH (dance room) 4:30 – 6:30pm
6/9 @ SYH Call-backs 9:00am – 1:00pm

Online sign ups took place from April 15 – May 24. Acceptance letters were emailed to students on May 26.