San Diego Junior Theatre’s Rippledink’s Repertory returns for the third year in a row with Esperanza Rising, The Cat in the Hat and Pinkalicious!

La Jolla students Luke Garbacz, Nora Joyce and Zoe Trudeau are apart of San Diego Junior Theatre’s productions of “Esperanza Rising,” “The Cat in the Hat” and “Pinkalicious.”


“Esperanza Rising,” directed by Bryant Hernandez, is the story of a wealthy Mexican girl whose privileged existence is shattered when tragedy strikes, Esperanza and her mother must flee to California. Forced to work in a migrant labor camp, Esperanza must learn to rise above her difficult circumstances and discover what she’s truly made of.


The classic story of “The Cat in the Hat,” directed by alumna Teri Weisenberg Ang, comes alive from the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door. Both Sally and her brother know that the Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they’ve ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with, and he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure.


Bringing pink back to Junior Theatre is Ira Bauer-Spector’s “Pinkalicious.” Join Pinkalicious as she finds a way to cure her “Pinkititus.”


Rippledink’s Repertory runs January 3rd through January 19th at Balboa Park’s Casa del Prado Theatre on Fridays at 7 p.m. and weekends at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $15 and are available online at juniortheatre.com or by calling (619) 239-8355.


Founded in 1948, San Diego Junior Theatre is the oldest youth theater in the United States. Positively affecting students of al l abilities, ages 4 through 18, it thrives through show ticket sales, class and camp enrollments and the generosity of its alumni and community members. Contributions to San Diego Junior Theatre are tax-deductible.


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