San Diego Junior Theatre Presents “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical

| March 31, 2024 | 0 Comments

San Diego Junior Theatre, the nation’s longest-running youth theatre program, continues its 76th Season with the San Diego Premiere of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical.” It will run Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m. from April 26 to May 12, 2024.

Greg Heffley is determined not to be at the bottom of the popularity chart. He’ll leave that to his weird neighbor, Fregley. Or maybe Greg’s best friend, Rowley Jefferson. But it’s not going to be Greg. No way. Will Greg’s plans lead him to sacrifice his one true friend? Can anyone avoid the dreaded Cheese Touch? Grab a hall pass and don’t be late for an adventure familiar to anyone who actually survived middle school!

Based on the beloved books and film series, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical comes to life in this new show filled with clever and catchy songs, plenty of laughter and a relatable tale of growing up that is perfect for families and kids of all ages.

Helming the production are the trio of creatives whose Season 75 production of “Matilda” sold out every performance. They include Director Elissa Russell; Music Director Eliza Vedar, and Choreographer Ricardo Valenzuela.

Friday, May 3 is Junior Theatre’s popular Pajama Night. Kids attending in their favorite PJs will receive a special gift.

An ASL-interpreted performance will be Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. For optimal seating, members of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community can reach out directly to the box office at

Junior Theatre strongly encourages all eligible patrons to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. JT recommends patrons wear masks, but they are not required. Patrons should check for full details and any policy updates prior to attending a performance.

Since 1948, Junior Theatre’s mission has been to provide engaging, innovative, high-quality theatre education and productions for children of all cultural heritage, ages, abilities, and levels of interest. Junior Theatre training fosters creativity, imagination and independent thinking which helps a young person face life’s challenge and discover themselves and their place in this world. Students gain confidence, learn leadership, practice teamwork, and build a skill set – not only for a theatre stage, but for the larger stage of the real world. Junior Theatre’s motto is “Theatre skills are skills for life!” and our alumni have gone on to success in a variety of fields.

All Junior Theatre productions are performed in Balboa Park’s historic Casa del Prado Theatre, 1600 Village Place, at the corner of Old Globe Way and Village Place. Tickets are $18 – $20. Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more. For tickets and more information, visit or call the box office at 619-239-8355.

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical” photo is courtesy of Josie Gonzales.

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