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Area youth to perform in Cinderella

VISTA – Encore Youth Theater and Premiere for Kids are teaming up for a sixth year to present the youth show, Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” on Vista’s Moonlight Amphitheatre stage this summer.

“We are so excited to be working together again,” said director and Fallbrook resident Randall Hickman. “It was 21 years ago our companies began in Vista and we love getting the chance to work with each other during the summer. There’s a lot of great camaraderie between us.”

Encore and Premiere held auditions for Cinderella back in April and they saw over 175 children during the two day audition. Children came from as far south as San Diego and as far north as Riverside. Hickman eventually settled on a cast of 70 from those auditions. “We have a very diverse group of kids. Ages range between 7 to 18 years and they all get along great.”

Choreographing the production is another Fallbrookian – Allisan Whitman; San Clemente’s Kim Henry is musically directing and Vista’s Jeff Lehman is conducting the orchestra.

The production plays June 11, 12, 13, 18 and 19 on the Moonlight Amphitheatre stage in Vista. Show time is at 8 p.m. To order tickets call VISTIX at (760) 724-2110 or order online at


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