This was a junior production for students grades 2nd-8th.
In Disney's My Son Pinocchio JR., the classic tale of toymaker, Geppetto’s, little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective, features the beloved classic songs, “When You Wish upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings,” alongside a host of new songs by Oscar winner and Grammy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz. Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the toyshop to discover the meaning of family. When the Blue Fairy grants Geppetto's wish to bring his beloved puppet to life, the new father quickly learns that being a parent is full of challenges. He struggles to make his son "the perfect boy," only to lose him to a gang of Roustabouts. It is only when faced with the thought of never seeing Pinocchio again that Geppetto truly learns the joys of being a father and loving his child unconditionally.
August 31, September 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9 at 7:00pm
September 2, 3, 9 & 10
9620 Campo Rd.
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Marisa Musgrove has been working in the theatre for nearly her entire life as a performer, teacher and director in and around San Diego and Los Angeles. Currently Marisa is a teaching artist and director at Coronado Playhouse, Young Actors' Theatre, Grossmont High School, Fuerte Elementary School, and Flying Hills FAME programs, and has taught a variety of classes for local dance studios. Some favorite directing/ choreography credits: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Dearly Beloved, The Miracle Worker, Parade, Guys and Dolls, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Annie, Cinderella, Once Upon A Mattress, Into The Woods, The Jungle Book and up next… My Son Pinocchio Jr. Marisa also holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies and is attending graduate school to attain a teaching credential.
Jerrica began playing the piano at age 4 and it quickly became her life passion. She became an masterful pianist before moving to San Diego to study music at Grossmont College and San Diego State University. In high school and college she began to pick up other instruments; cello, clarinet, violin, bassoon, and voice. She has played and sang in musical ensembles at Grossmont, SDSU and the City Ballet. Jerrica now performs around San Diego in multiple orchestras and directs a children's choir in Little Italy. She played in the orchestra for YAT'S production of Beauty and the Beast, and was previously the Music Director of YAT's Thoroughly Modern Millie and Into the Woods.
Kaitlyn has been in love with dancing since the age of 5. She started off doing performance based dancing with tap, jazz and ballet. Her love for the stage showed so well that she was asked to do competitive dancing, which she did at The Dance Machine 2 and then later at Touch of Class Dance Academy for a total of nine years. Being on stage dancing was her favorite part about competing. She has technique training in tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and lyrical. Kaitlyn has also had training and master classes from dancers/choreographers from So You Think You Can Dance and Broadway productions. She was also on her high school dance team for all four years. She hopes to teach students to express themselves through dance and make a difference by sharing her passion. Kaitlyn is very excited to be a part of such an amazing production!
Maggie is so excited to be on the creative team for this show! She usually is on the stage and is excited to work on the "other side of the table." She is currently playing Elle in YAT's production of Legally Blonde, and some previous credits include: Dynamite (Hairspray), Enchanted Object (Beauty and the Beast), and Miss Dorothy Brown (Thoroughly Modern Millie). She is currently at Cuyamaca College and plans to transfer to get a bachelors in communication. She can't wait to work with all of you and is very excited for the show!