San Diego Junior Theatre Announces 1999/2000 Season

News   San Diego Junior Theatre Announces 1999/2000 Season
 
Works by Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein and Roald Dahl head the list of shows scheduled by San Diego Junior Theatre for 1999-2000. The new season is the 52nd in the company's history.

Works by Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein and Roald Dahl head the list of shows scheduled by San Diego Junior Theatre for 1999-2000. The new season is the 52nd in the company's history.

The line-up includes the following productions: The Witches, based on the book by Roald Dahl (Oct. 22-Nov. 7); Great Expectations, a new adaptation of the Dickens classic (Jan. 4-23, 2000); Pippi Longstocking, based on the children's books by Astrid Lindgren (Feb. 25-March 12, 2000); The Music Man, the musical by Meredith Willson (April 14-30, 2000); Really Rosie, a musical by Maurice Sendak (July 7-16, 2000); and West Side Story, the Bernstein-Laurents adaptation of Romeo and Juliet (July 28-Aug. 6).

Two of the shows are San Diego premieres: Pippi Longstocking, seen for the first time outside of Minneapolis, where it originated; and The Witches, which will be performed for the first time ever in this country.

S.D. Junior Theatre's current season concludes July 30-Aug. 18 with a production of Crazy For You, directed by Steve Anthony.

All performances are at the Casa del Prado Theatre, Balboa Park. For tickets and information call (619) 239-8355. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent


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