The sun comes out this month for ‘Annie’

Posted: February 26th, 2016 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, Theater, Top Stories | No Comments

By Alex Owens

Yes, the sun is going to come out tomorrow, but you can bet your bottom dollar it will really shine in La Mesa March 16-19.

That’s when Peter Pan Junior Theatre will be presenting a production of the hit Broadway musical “Annie” at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre at The Salvation Army Kroc Center.

This marks the third time the company has presented “Annie,” according to the show’s director, Dr. Mark Arapostathis, a teacher at La Mesa Arts Academy (LMAAC) and the Mayor of La Mesa.

Christmas past

Posted: November 27th, 2015 | Arts & Entertainment, Theater, Top Stories | No Comments

Lamplighters Theatre recreates Orson Welles’ 1939 ‘A Christmas Carol’

By Jeff Clemetson | Editor

The Lamplighters Theatre wants to take you back in time for the holidays.

Starting Nov. 27 and running through Dec. 20 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., the theater is presenting a stage adaptation of a 1939 broadcast of “Orson Welles presents ‘A Christmas Carol’ Radio Show.”

Peter Pan Junior Theater offers stage experience and life lessons

Posted: March 27th, 2015 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, Theater, Top Stories | 1 Comment

By KC Stanfield

Though the San Diego region has a vibrant performing arts scene, there are few programs like La Mesa’s Peter Pan Junior Theater. Students ranging from fourth to eighth grade from all over the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District work together each year to put on a play.

This year’s show is “Once Upon a Mattress,” a musical based on the fairy tale “The Princess and The Pea.” The show opened March 25 and continues with performances through March 28.

Local theaters open new shows in 2015

Posted: January 23rd, 2015 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, Theater, Top Stories | No Comments

Margie M. Palmer
Theater in the La Mesa area is alive and well; in the upcoming weeks, both Moxie Theatre and Lamplighters Community Theatre are on deck to premier their latest productions.

Lamplighters President and Artistic Director Mark Loveless said the group, founded in 1937, is unique in that they tend to be a little more old-fashioned than their counterparts.