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
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)
The Sweetwater Summer Theatre Institute presents LEGALLY BLONDE The Musical.
2016 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)
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
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)
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.
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
The 2014 Sweetwater Summer Theatre Institute presented PIPPIN on July 31 – August 3 at Eastlake High School’s Ruth Chapman Performing Arts Center. The musical was performed entirely by Sweetwater District students and featured a live pit orchestra. Directed by Cynthia Stokes, Assistant Director: Sharon Maley, Vocal Director: Roxanne Ronacher, Choreographer: Valerie Ingram & Marla Navarrete, Music Director: Russ Sperling, Set Designer: Charles Batchman, Theatre Manager: Keith Davis, and Sound Designer: Eusevio Cordoba.
The 2013 Sweetwater Summer Theatre Institute presented MISS SAIGON School Edition, August 1-4, 2013 Music by CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHONBERG, Lyrics by RICHARD MALTBY Jr. and ALAIN BOUBLIL. Adapted form the original French lyrics by ALAIN BOUBLIL. Additional Material by RICHARD MALTBY Jr. Orchestrations by WILLIAM D. BROHN.
This musical was performed entirely by Sweetwater District students. Directed by Cynthia Stokes. Assistant Director: Rhys Green, Vocal Director: Roxanne Ronacher, Choreographer: Valerie Ingram, Music Director: Russ Sperling, Set Designer: Chuck Batchman, Theater Manager: Keith Davis, and Sound Designer: Eusevio Cordoba. Location: Eastlake High School – Ruth Chapman Performing Arts Center (1120 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91915)
The 2012 Sweetwater Summer Theatre Instutute presented WEST SIDE STORY, August 2-5, 2012 Based on a Conception of JEROME ROBBINS Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM. This musical was performed entirely by Sweetwater District students. Directed by Cynthia Stokes; Assistant Director – Rhys Green; Musical Director – Tony Atienza; Orchestra Director – Russ Sperling; Choreographer – Karen Infascelli. Special thanks to Mr. Sather, Mr. Reveles, Mr. Nathanson, Mr. Teare, Nate Pearson, Director of Production at Lamb’s Player Theatre. Location: Eastlake High School – Ruth Chapman Performing Arts Center (1120 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91915)