Carlsbad Community Theatre celebrates 30 years

CARLSBAD — 30 years ago, Carlsbad Community Theatre put on its first production – and now to celebrate, it is presenting “The Sound of Music,” the same classic musical again, 30 years later this August at The Star Theatre, 402 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. All seats are $15 or $25 for the gala Aug, 9. For ticket information, call (760) 931-8709 or“It’s truly a family affair. We have 10 families in the show, one of which is three generations – father/daughter/granddaughter,” said Producer Gena Hornung.

Jim Tompkins MacLaine and Ali Whitman will direct. The cast is made up of approximately 50 actors, both youth and adult.

The theater will celebrate its 30th year at a gala event, the opening night of the summer production, for a fun night of food, fundraising, and live theater at 5 p.m. Aug. 9. Tickets are $25 on sale at and will be held at will call. Light food, drinks and a silent auction will start out the evening, bidding ends at 6:30, followed by the opening night of the show at 7 p.m. Contact or (760) 931-8709.

Founded in 1983, The Patrons of the Arts Foundation, operating as Carlsbad Community Theatre, provides opportunities for North County San Diego residents of all ages to participate in high quality performing and visual activities. For more information, visit



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