San Diego Junior Theatre Presents “Gruesome Gallery of Grotesquerie”

| January 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

San Diego Junior Theatre, the nation’s longest-running youth theatre program, continues its 75th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of Edgar Allan Poe’s Gruesome Gallery of Grotesquerie, which will run from Thursday, January 13 through Saturday, January 22 and is recommended for ages 10 years old and up. 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.

Through tales of murderous madmen or supernatural mystery, Poe’s enigmatic musings endure because they allow us to confront some of our greatest fears and delight in the darkness while reflecting on our own life. Co-developed in collaboration with Junior Theatre students and cast members, this wholly original production will fuse storytelling, poetry, music, movement and puppetry to explore the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

In this first-time venture for Junior Theatre, returning director Blake McCarty (last season’s “Head Over Heels”) brings his years of devising experience as the Founder and Executive Artistic Director of Blindspot Collective to guide JT’s students through the process of creating a show from scratch! JT alumnus, Morgan Hollingsworth, is composing original music for the production. Hollingsworth is no stranger to this subject, having created the musical The House of Edgar Allan Poe, produced in 2019 as part of Weber State University’s mainstage season. 

Junior Theatre strongly encourages all eligible patrons to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. For the safety of our unvaccinated students who perform without masks, and our young, unvaccinated patrons, masks are still required for all patrons two years old and up. Patrons are asked to check for full details and any policy updates prior to attending a performance. 

Tickets are $16 – $18. Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more. For tickets and more information, visit or call the box office at (619) 239-8355.

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