San Diego Junior Theatre to present Pirates Past Noon Kids

San Diego Junior Theatre to present Pirates Past Noon Kids

San Diego Junior Theatre, with a mission to provide engaging, innovative, high-quality theatre education and productions for children of all cultural heritages, ages, abilities and levels of interest produces a San Diego Junior Theatre premiere of MAGIC TREE HOUSE: PIRATES PAST NOON, directed by Randall Eames. The production will showcase the work of 20 San Diego Junior Theatre youth performers and 10 youth technicians, ranging in age from 8 to18.

Randall Eames has been a Teaching Artist with San Diego Junior Theatre since 2015. He is a local San Diego actor/director who holds an MFA in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University. Favorite directorial credits include My Hippie Life, 35 mm, All in the Timing, and Oklahoma!

Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS is an adaptation of Mary Pope Osborne's adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series. This time around, Jack and Annie's treehouse takes them to an exotic island with pirates, where the two discover the power of friendship and the simple pleasures in everyday life.

The two siblings return to visit the magic tree house on a dreary, rainy day. They find a book where the sun is shining and the waves are crashing, so they wish to travel to this tropical place. They realize that they are in the eighteenth-century Caribbean, the time of pirates! The siblings meet Captain Bones, a mean old pirate who captures the two and forces them to help him find buried treasure. It's up to Jack and Annie to find their way back to the tree house and make their way home.

The cast of 20 is comprised of the following young San Diego performers: Jackson Allen, Connor Bradshaw, Zoe Carnot, Gabriel Gerson, Lian Gilor, Tristan Heil, Sydney Kroonen, Graham Kroonen, Annabella Leos, Sophie Maretz, Finley McIntyre, Zoey Mendenhall, Richie Lynn Nguyen, Audie O'Neal, Ezra Ramirez, Luke Renner, Julia Van Skike, Joee Verdin, Soshian Wisner & Paulina Zepida.

MAGIC TREE HOUSE: PIRATES PAST NOON KIDS is technically supported by a crew of youth technicians learning all of the backstage components of producing a show. The student technicians include Fiona Byrne, Riley Cox, Imahni King, Marlee Koury, Lily Mirgoli, Victoria Porras, Emma Ragen, Alice Redhead, Elizabeth Wheeler and Cathleen Wyse.

MAGIC TREE HOUSE: PIRATES PAST NOON KIDS runs from January 5th - 21st at the Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park. Performances are Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets range from $12 - $16. There is a special Pajama Night on Friday, January 12 at 7pm and the ASL-Interpreted performance will be on Saturday, January 20 at 2pm. There is also a Sensory-Friendly performance, Saturday, January 13 at 11:00 am (please contact the box office directly at 619-239-8355 for additional informat

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