The just lately renovated Ritz Theater in Escondido will host the Solana Beach Community Theater’s youth production of “Cinderella” Jan. 13-16.
Director Jolene Dodson Bogard mentioned in a information launch, “We have 4 totally different casts of Cinderella giving 4 native actresses the chance to embrace the title position.” The production is produced by Heyjojo Productions and supported by the Solana Beach Community Theater, in keeping with the information launch.
Dodson Bogard forged Kylie Connell of Carmel Valley for the Enchanted forged; Maleia Carter of Solana Beach for the Transformation forged; Kaelyn Kenneally of Carmel Valley for the Magical forged; and Savannah Whitby of Escondido for the Wish Makers forged.
“We prefer to create spectacles on our levels. Unfortunately, there aren’t too many levels in coastal North County to take action,” Dodson Bogard mentioned within the information launch. “We produced ‘Aladdin’ on the deserted Staples retailer on El Camino Real in Encinitas final June with fog machines, projections, a shifting elephant…we went all out. As I used to be on the lookout for a venue this fall, it was a lot like 2020. I both wanted to be in a parking zone or toss within the towel.”
But Dodson Bogard didn’t surrender. She drove throughout city, and from a tip from a fellow theatre proprietor she discovered The Ritz, owned and operated by the Renovation Arts Organization.
Dodson Bogard is not any stranger to the area people. Daughter of former Solana Beach City Council mayor and councilperson Marion Dodson, she has been making waves with her native youth theater Heyjojo Productions for a few years. “There is a want for high quality youngsters’s theater in North County,” Dodson Bogard mentioned within the information launch. “Our targets are to assist faculties create afterschool applications, procure wonderful venues with wonderful lighting and sound, present scholarships to unserved youth, present tickets for everybody to see reside leisure and, of course, placed on the absolute best present.”
For Cinderella, Dodson Bogard and her choreographer Brenda Vitali-Jimenez visited a native Escondido Quincenara store Bella Bloom to seek out the coveted costume for Cinderella. Along with costume designer Jared Davis, they tried to maintain the assets native procuring many gadgets from Bella Bloom for the production.
Each of the 4 totally different casts will get two performances for a complete of eight reveals. Opening night time is Thursday, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. For tickets and extra data, go to heyjojoproductions.com.
Heyjojo Productions is supported by the newly formed Solana Beach Community Theater, a 501c3 tax exempt nonprofit and public charity, in keeping with the information launch.