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2023

Rodger & Hammerstein's Cinderella

San Diego Junior Theatre

Directed by Marc Caro-Willcox

This adaptation of the beloved musical showcases some of the songwriting duo’s loveliest tunes, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” as well as some new characters and surprising twists. Add a dash of fairy-tale romance, magical onstage transformations, and the iconic pumpkin and glass slippers — and you’re guaranteed to have a ball! Cinderella will put a spell on audiences of all ages.

Matilda the Musical

San Diego Junior Theatre

Directed by Elissa Russell & Shawn Foote

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her teacher, Miss Honey, who begins to recognize and appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Facing off with the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, Matilda’s courage and cleverness could be the students’ saving grace! With high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, children and adults alike will be thrilled by the story of this special girl with the extraordinary imagination!

Jin vs the Beach by Min Kahng

La Jolla Play House: POP Tour

Directed Jacole Kitchen

In this new musical play, fifth grader Jin is headed to the beach for the very first time on a class field trip. Jin is more comfortable spending his time indoors, playing his favorite game, CUBECRAFTIA. Even though Jin grew up in San Diego, going to the beach is something new to him. He’s a bit anxious about it, but with the support of friends, teachers, and his imagination, Jin learns that everyone has different feelings when it comes to approaching the unknown and that it is important to express those feelings, and try new things even when they feel scary.   

2022

The Spongebob Musical (Oct. 28 - Nov.13)

San Diego Junior Theatre

Directed by Jason Blitman

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. This award-winning musical, based on the beloved animated series demonstrates how the power of optimism really can save the world!

DayDreamer: A New Musical

TuYo Theatre

Directed by Melanie Queponds

Primavera is a land of mystical mishaps and magical mayhem, where serenades are as strong as swords and dreams can break the very fabric of reality. “Noche”, awakened from her Multi-Millenium mimis, schemes to steal the Sun and stars from the sky. With an endless night looming over the horizon, Candelaria, a child terrified of shadows, must overcome the overwhelming to bring light back to a broken world.

An adventure of sky-shattering proportions awaits in a New Fantasy Musical inspired by Latino Culture and Shonen Anime!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/daydreamer-a-new-musical-staged-reading-tickets-384855090937

2021

Way of the Witch: A New Musical

Book&Lyrics by Mario Vega. Music&Lyrics by Eliza Vedar

Directed by Paloma Carrillo

Dawn is starting her first semester at Notas Pacific California State University of California, but her anxiety along with a series of magical mishaps start to prevent her from enjoying her college experience. With the help of her Tita, Dawn must confront ghosts, witches and the most evil being of all, education as an institution. Grab some lumpia and drop some college credits for a brand new musical comedy!

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Despierta!

Book/Lyrics by Mario Vega. Music By Eliza Vedar (and Cynthia Phan)

Directed by Grace Dolezal-Ng

Despierta! will be featured as part of Lime Arts Productions' Twenty by Twenty Fringe Festival.

https://www.limearts.org/fringe

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Spring Awakening

Book/Lyrics by Steven Sater. Music by Duncan Sheik

Directed/Choregraphed by Gabe Igtanloc

Music Direction by Ron Councell and Eliza Vedar

THEA 351 & SDSU Musical Theatre Club Present Spring Awakening

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2020

Masquerade (Album)

by Javier Piñon

Eliza Vedar, Piano: Prelude, Liquid Lights.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/33tpYMxjUYRrcHxittAV7P

Eliza Vedar, Piano - Junior Recital

In partial fulfilmemt of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music, Performance degree. 

Way of the Witch (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

Book and Lyrics by Mario Vega. Music by Eliza Vedar

San Diego State University, Teatro Azteca

Directed by Paloma Carrillo

Way of the Witch follows Dawn, an undeclared major at Notas Pacific California State University of California, who learns how to become a witch from her Tita Lucia. Along the way, Dawn encounters a variety of spirits, magical foes, and even a bit of romance. Dawn's courage is put to the test when she becomes entangled in an evil scheme to take away money from her fellow students. Hilarity and magical moments follow in a supernatural musical comedy with a Filipino twist.

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2019

Pastorela 2.0

by Mabelle Reynoso

Directed by Peter Cirino

Every year for nearly three decades, the Mercado Nochebuena has put on a traditional pastorela, complete with a script that was allegedly written over a hundred years ago by a groundskeeper from the Convent of San Agustín in Acolman, Mexico. Led by the grocery store's owner, Edgar Nochebuena and his daughter Alice, the Mercado Nochebuena community has faithfully executed the pastorela, making no changes to the script and continuing to use many of the same players that have participated in the show year after year. The show has become a symbol of hope for the community and a signature showpiece for the grocery store. But times are changing. The Mercado Nochebuena is struggling to keep tradition alive while competing with a brave new world where groceries are bought online and communities are forged through social media. The future is not looking good for the store. In what appears to be a Christmas miracle, for the first time ever, the Mercado Nochebuena Pastorela will be broadcast as a live musical event for a major network. This is initially seen as a blessing with all of the visibility and attention the store will get. But as reality sets in, compromises must be made, friendships will be tested, and all parties involved will be forced to question what they value and what they are willing to do to get what they want. 

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White Nights Piano Festival (2019)

The International White Nights Piano Festival takes place in St. Petersburg - one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city, which gave the world many great musicians, poets, artists, and architects. Among them are Pushkin, Tchaikovsky, Dostoevsky, Schostakovich, Anton Rubinstein, Sergei Prokofiev, Vladimir Sofronitsky, Maria Yudina, and Grigory Sokolov.

The timing of this festival is not accidental. It is the period of the famous St. Petersburg White Nights, celebrated by many great artists. The festival participants - pianists from many different countries of the world will advance their piano mastery under the direction of world-renowned musicians, representing the best universities in the world.

Despierta!

Book and Lyrics by Mario Vega. Music by Eliza Vedar (with Cynthia Phan)

Directed by Paloma Carrillo 

 

Despierta! follows two Mexican-American families in San Diego as they deal with the pains of their past, the problems in their present and the anxieties of their future. Soccer games, trolley rides, and the unbreakable bonds of family are brought to life with music and laughter in a two-act original musical.

2018

Araceli of the West: An Original Musical. 

Book and Lyrics by Mario Vega. Music by Eliza Vedar

Directed by Mario Vega

 

Araceli is the daughter of two of the greatest vigilantes in Mexico. After her mother’s death, Araceli begins intense training to fight injustice. Her “fuerza” is put to the test when the US government attempts to seize her town of San Manuel and "demexicanize" the citizens! 13 original songs in a comedy like nothing you've ever seen! Can Araceli  become like the Eagle on the Cactus, save the town and live up to her family legacy?

Foxtales 

by Charles Pascoe

Directed by Peter Cirino, Margaret Larlham, Vinh Nyguen

A musical adaptation of Aesop’s Fables filled with lessons for audiences of all ages. You will follow the journey of Sonny The Fox as he tries to figure out the morals of the world and the morals within himself, such as friendship, acceptance, and the meaning of patriotism.

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2017

People (Animated Short Film)

by Lucas Hespenheide

 

An introspective look at people and the things they're made of.

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