Friday, August 26, 2016

Star Theatre Announced Fall Registration for Show Choir

The Star Theatre Academy announces enrollment for our Star Kids! and Glee Club Show Choirs! There's something for everyone at The Star Theatre: Star Kids! (Girls and Boys, 8-12) and Glee Club (Gals and Guys, 13-18). These dynamic groups are led by Sandra Kopitzke and perform all over North County. Our 11-week fall session begins on August 30. Would love to get more teen males in the group! For more information visit us at!academy/hp0gj

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Titanic The Musical at Moonlight Amphitheatre August 17th through September 3rd

A little about the production: The sinking of the Titanic in the early hours of April 15, 1912, remains the quintessential disaster of the twentieth century. A total of 1,517 souls- men, women and children-lost their lives and only 711 survived. The fact that the finest, largest, strongest ship in the world, in fact called the unsinkable ship should have been lost during its maiden voyage, is so incredible that had it not actually happened, no author would have dared to contrive it. The musical is a factual story that examines the causes, the conditions and the real people involved in this ever-fascinating drama. The show will begin it's run at Moonlight Amphitheatre on August 17th and will run through September 3rd.  Big thanks to Moonlight Stage Productions for sponsoring yet another fabulous Around The Town ticket giveaway.  Congratulations to my 10 winners!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Zoomar's Petting Zoo- $25 for 4 Admissions Plus Extra Goodies!

Zoomar's Petting Zoo in San Juan Capistrano is such a fun place for kids and the family and they are having a fall special through Groupon you will want to take advantage of.  For $25 you get:
  • Four admissions to Zoomars ($40 value)
  • Two small pumpkins with decorations ($4 value each)
  • One Zoomars CD: We Are Not Hamsters ($10 value)
Take my advice and take the train over.  Yes, there is extra cost involved over driving, but it's so fun, convenient and you don't have to worry about parking.  It will drop you just a block or two from the farm and you will be right in the heart of amazing shops, restaurants and Mission San Juan Capistrano!  Click here to check out this deal and to purchase.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Coast Kids Shrek the Musical Auditions September 6-9

The Star Theatre Coast Kids Presents ... SHREK the MUSICAL
Directed By: David Schulz
Music Direction: Sandra Kopitzke
Choreographer: Marius Beltran

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film, Shrek the Musical is a TONY Award-winning fairy tale set in a mythical “once upon a time”. The story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. When a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters (Pinocchio, Cinderella, the Three Pigs) raid his sanctuary, saying they’ve been evicted by the vertically challenged Lord Farquad, Shrek strikes a deal to help them both reclaim their homes. Rescuing of a princess, adventure through a forest and even a talking donkey, all round out this fairy tale adventure. SHREK brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears. Rating: PG

• Auditions are open to ages 12 to 18
• Bring one headshot and one resume. If you do not have a headshot, a school picture is fine.
• Please prepare only 16 bars to 1 minute of an audition song from a musical with CD accompaniment (no background vocals).
Audition Dates: September 6th 6:30-9:30, September 7th 4–7:30pm
Callback Date: Friday, September 9th 4-7pm
Where: The Star Theatre Oceanside. 402 N. Coast Hwy. Oceanside CA 92054
To sign up for an audition, please go to:!auditions/cch15
Rehearsals Begin: September 12th
Rehearsal Location: Star Theatre, 402 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, 92054
Show Dates and Times: November 11th – 20th
There will be a production fee.
Star Theatre Company is not affiliated with the STAR Repertory Theatre

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Queen Califia's Magical Circle Hours Have Expanded

Queen Califia's Magical Circle in Escondido is greatly expanding the hours it is open to the public. Beginning August 9, the sculpture garden will be open from 9 AM until noon Tuesday through Friday, weather permitting. It will also continue to be open from 9 AM until noon on the second Saturday of each month. 

City officials said the new hours are an experiment of sorts, and that if problems such as vandalism arise things could change. The new hours reflect increasing public demand and interest in the garden. Queen Califia's Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major international project created by French artist Niki de Saint Phalle who died in 2002.  Group visits to the Garden may also be accommodated by making pre-arranged reservation by calling (760) 839-4519.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Beat The Heat at Ice-Plex with (2) Skate Sessions for Only $12!

Beat the heat and cool off at Escondido's Ice-Plex for only $12 for 2 skate sessions that include skate rentals.  What a deal!  Click here for more info and to purchase:  ttps://

Miramonte Resort & Spa Starting at $89 a Night! Dates into October!

I really enjoyed my stay at Miramonte Resort & Spa and this pricing is an incredible break! They have a spa, 2 pools, 2 dining choices, poolside drink service and it's a tastefully updated property close to restaurants, shopping and activities. Best yet, dates are available to book into October! Grab this one up!  Click here for more info and to book.