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The Challenge with Truth:

Our 40th season is dedicated to truth in a world of alternative truths.

Last season marked our debut effort in creating a different kind of performance and exhibition experience. We were able to spotlight what we do at our very best when we bring together guest artists, professional production values, our community partners and our talented students and alumni to produce thought-provoking, courageous, conversation-building, intellectually curious arts experiences for our SDSCPA and San Diego communities. It’s a huge challenge; one that requires the village; our SDSCPA family, our community arts partnerships, the Friends of SCPA, our wonderful guest artists, and our alumni working together to elevate the experience for our students, families and community-at-large.

In today’s world of alternative truths, the 2018/19 Mainstage Season seeks to engage our community in rich conversations surrounding the theory of truth. Our season theme will be put to the proverbial test through our production of The Crucible by Arthur Miller, our music concert It’s About Time, our spring dance concert Reflecting Forward, our visual and media arts and creative writing exhibition Changing Stories, and the Kander and Ebb classic Cabaret.

We invite you all to join us as we get set to celebrate our 40th Anniversary, and to witness our latest journey in becoming the greatest school in the universe. I guarantee you will come away feeling like we just engaged your heart.

Student Matinee Thursdays are back, thanks to ARC/21st Century ASSETs Grant.



December 6-8
Florence Johnson Grand Theatre
 Join us for the opening production of our new Middle School Mainstage season, as we celebrate our young, talented dancers. 


December 7-8, 14-15, 21 @ 7pm
Ole Kittleson Little Theater
 “It is rare for people to be asked the question which puts them squarely in front of themselves.” 


December 13-15
Florence Johnson Grand Theatre
 Our middle school musicians present an evening of instrumental and choral selections to enjoy. 


January 24 February-2 
Florence Johnson Grand Theatre
 Billy Elliot The Musical, is a spectacular show with the heart, humor and passion to be named TIME Magazine's "Best Musical of the Decade!" Based on the international smash-hit film, and featuring a score by music legend Elton John, Billy Elliot is an astonishing theatrical experience that will stay with you forever. 


February 22-23, March 1-2 @ 6pm
Florence Johnson Grand Theatre & Ole Kittle Little Theater
 When the truth gets complicated, twisted, or created it can be really difficult to see... SDSCPA opens the doors of their theatre and maker spaces to host the Visual Arts and Creative Writing Exhibition. Featuring the work of middle school and high school artists, this amazing presentation will leave you wanting more. 


March 15-16, 22 @ 7pm
Florence Johnson Grand Theatre
 The musicians are speaking through their instruments...what are they saying? Our SDSCPA High School mainstage music concert will take you on a search for truth through our music and vocal choral ensembles. 


April 12-13, 19 @ 7pm
Florence Johnson Grand Theatre
 As our current students work toward their future, our alumni return to inspire and create. Join us for the mainstage Dance Concert where we celebrate the talents of SDSCPA students past and present. 


May 17-18, 31 & June 1 @7pm
Florence Johnson Grand Theatre
 With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, CABARET explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. This SDSCPA revival of Kander and Ebb’s work includes the musical numbers, “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Two Ladies.”