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How SDA Theatre is Conducting Rehearsals for Their Upcoming Show “Whodunnit”

Keep your eyes peeled for this action packed mystery show

By Emily Broyles, Staff Writer

October 24, 2020

Students still need to have a creative outlet during distance learning. The SDA theatre program has found a way to safely conduct rehearsals for upcoming shows.  The SDA theatre program is preparing to perform their production of “A Virtual Whodunnit.” This show is about a homicide detective ...

The adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s novel comes to SDA

Come see The Haunting of Hill House.

By Kate Paxton, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

A take on the novel “The Haunting of Hill House” will be presented by SDA theatre on October 24, 25, and 26 at the Clayton E. Liggett theater. The play has been adapted to have less “poltergeist experiences”. But, according to junior Ellery Bolton (playing Theodora), the play has been adapted wonde...

SDA nominated for 2019 Broadway San Diego Awards

SDA's production of Mamma Mia is nominated for Best Musical.

By Manelle Touzni, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

SDA’s Theater and Music department was nominated for the 2019 Broadway San Diego Awards earlier this week. They were nominated in two categories: Mamma Mia for best musical, and Lily Blackman, as Sophie, and Jillian Strattman, as Donna, for best actress. They will compete in the main event at...

The jury is in

Junior Claudia Caton and senior Caeden Schlosser rehearsing for Trials.

By Linnaea Erisman, Arts Editor

March 12, 2019

Trials is the newest show on the SDA stage and is making its preview as the first entirely student written and directed play. Showing Thursday, March 14th through the 15th and 16th, Trials is being put on at SDA.  The play follows a woman from a small town in Georgia who, at the age of only 1...

“Sense and Sensibility” comes to SDA

Sense and Sensibility runs this week and next week.

January 8, 2019

Starting January 10th, SDA’s Advanced Drama Honors class will be performing their own rendition of Sense and Sensibility, originally a novel, adapted as a play by Kate Hamill. The show will be January 10th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th, and 19th at 7pm in SDA’s home theatre. The show follows the main...

Review: Julius Caeser at the Old Globe

The round at the Old Globe where the show was performed. Note the marble painted floor and red design.

By Maya Hamson, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

On Friday the 26th, the theater teacher, Stephanie Siers, took the Advanced Drama Honors class (and a few interested thespians) to go see a special performance of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” that was just for students. We all took a bus down to Balboa Park where we met with a few other schools...

“Picnic” Coming to SDA

By Rosaysela Alvarado, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

San Dieguito Academy will be presenting William Inge’s “Picnic” on June 1-3 and 8-10. “Picnic” is a dramatic play about people in a small Kansas town as they prepare for the Labor Day Picnic. The main character is Hal Carter, a young rowdy man, coming to town with a purpose to find his old...

“Snow Angel” Comes to SDA

By Victoria Lee, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

When the biggest blizzard in 107 years hits the small town of Deerpoint, Vermont, a peculiar girl by the name of Eva steps out of the snow covered hills and into the lives of 15 puzzled and confused teenagers. Throughout the play, Eva’s friends help her deal with her daily struggles, and they help...

San Dieguito Grad Premieres “The Middle of It” at SDA

San Dieguito Grad Premieres

By Mallika Seshadri, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 28, 2017

The Clayton E. Liggett theater hosted the world premiere of the new play “The Middle of It.” Directed by playwright Paul Coates from the class of ‘76, “The Middle of It” narrates the stories of three families and their grieving over losing their child both literally and figuratively. Each of...