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“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...

SDA Junior is Finalist in Competition to Cover Jimmy Awards

SDA Junior is Finalist in Competition to Cover Jimmy Awards

By Layla Gantus, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

SDA junior Olivia Olander is a finalist in the competition to be a reporter for the Jimmy Awards, the national high school musical awards. There are 10 contestants in the running and she is around the middle currently and needs to be in the top two to go the Jimmy Awards. The standings are based...

Students Nominated for Ben Vereen Awards

By Nadia Ballard, Staff Writer

May 8, 2017

The musical that wowed and amazed SDA students back in February received a nomination for the 2017 Ben Vereen Awards, a competition for San Diego County high school musical theater. Out of the 24 schools that were accepted to compete in the awards, SDA’s “The Addams Family” fell among the five that were nominated for Best Musical. Not only was the musical recognized with a nominati...

“Funny Business” Review

By Sylvia Young, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

“Funny Business” is a show that is split into six short plays of about 15-20 minutes each. Upcoming performances are on May 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. at the Liggett Theater. The show is entertaining and showcases the skills of SDA student actors, but was sometimes hard to follow. The first play is “The...

“The Addams Family” Filled With Lovable Characters and Incredible Acting

By Maddy Campbell, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

Musical Theater continues to blow it out of the park with this year’s musical “The Addams Family.” The show and students do a wonderful job of introducing us to the lovable characters of the Addams family with incredible acting and unforgettable music numbers. While they waited for the show...

One Act Festival Brings New Actors on Stage

By Taina Millsap, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016

The one act festival put on by the acting one class last Friday was filled with laughter, tears and a roller coaster of emotions provoked by the student-run and -written show. This year’s acting one class had a mixture of underclassmen looking to start their theater careers in SDA and some upperclassmen...

Cabaret Night Entertaining and Engaging

By Sophie Peeler, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016

SDA’s annual Cabaret Night was a completely sold out show this past weekend and saw full audiences. It took place on the evening of Oct. 8. Doors opened around 6 p.m. and performances began at 6:30. During the 30-minute lull, performers were seen rushing around carrying various instruments and props...

“Boy Meets Girl” a Successful Start to the Theater Year

By Sophie Hughes, Assistant Online Editor

October 10, 2016

SDA’s first play of the 2016-17 school year was “Boy Meets Girl”, a classic rom-com plot with a peculiar twist:  the main characters Sam and Kate are five-year-old lovebirds. Senior Thea Farber played five-year-old Kate who immediately finds interest in Sam (junior Lawrence Cecio). The two...

SDA Theater Students and Staff Nominated for Ben Vereen Awards

SDA Theater Students and Staff Nominated for Ben Vereen Awards

By Alex Read, Staff Writer

May 25, 2016

Once again, San Dieguito Academy’s drama department continues the San Diego theatre scene, reflecting the abundance of talent fostered on campus year to year. This year, the fall musical theatre production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” was nominated for three Ben Vereen Awards, a ‘Tony-Award...

“Hamlet” Preview

By Sylvia Young, Staff Writer

May 24, 2016

A contemporary twist on the classic play “Hamlet“ will be presented by SDA’s Drama Production class on May 27, 28 and June 2, 3, 4. The setting of the story will be changed to a modern presidential election, while the rest of the show stays true to Shakespeare’s original plot. Hamlet Sr. (Andrew...