To celebrate 75 years of high-quality productions and theater education for young people in San Diego, the Junior Theater Parent Auxiliary kicks off JT’s anniversary season with the JTogether Picnic on Saturday, August 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in front of Balboa Park’s Theater Casa del Prado.

All are welcome! Bring your favorite picnic items. The popular Zzymzzy Quartet from San Diego will provide the music and there will be food and drink available for purchase along with information regarding classes, camps and upcoming shows.

Stick around after the picnic and catch the 2:00 p.m. performance of Head Over Heels, the final production of SDJT’s 74th season. Audiences applaud this fresh and fearless new musical from music legends The Go-Go’s. Head Over Heels is an unpredictable Elizabethan adventure about a royal family who must prevent an oracle’s prophecy of doom. In order to save their beloved kingdom, the family embarks on an extravagant journey where they face mistaken identities, love triangles and self-discovery. For more information, visit www.juniortheatre.com or call the box office at 619-239-8355. **Special Offer** $10 tickets for the 2 p.m. show (regular price $16-$18) will be available at the box office for JTogether Picnic attendees! Just stop by the box office between noon and showtime and mention “JTogether”.

Since 1948, Junior Theater’s mission has been to provide engaging, innovative and high quality education and theater productions to children of all ages, abilities and interest levels. Junior theater training fosters creativity, imagination, and independent thinking, which helps a young person meet life’s challenges and discover themselves and their place in this world. Students gain confidence, learn leadership, practice teamwork, and learn a skill set – not just for a theater stage, but for the larger stage in the real world. Notable alumni include Tony Award-winning Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell, Casey Nicholaw, director/choreographer of Broadway hits such as Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon, and Something Rotten!, and many more. who have achieved success in a variety of fields. Junior Theater’s motto is “Theatrical skills are skills for life!”

The Junior Theater strongly encourages all eligible patrons to be fully vaccinated and fortified against COVID-19. For the safety of our unvaccinated students who perform without a mask and our unvaccinated young customers, masks are still mandatory for all customers two years and older. Customers are urged to check https://juniortheatre.com/covid-19-safety/ for full details and any policy updates prior to attending a performance.