San Diego,CA- Christian Hoff, Tony Award Winner for the show, "Jersey Boys" performs a Benefit Concert at San Diego Junior Theatre. Alumni, current students, faculty, parents and staff packed the house as Christian Hoff performed 2 sets.
The first set were various standards with just his pianist. In his second set he was joined by his band and did a few notable covers. Christian is about to open Parade at the Mark Taper Forum in LA in the interim he is working on a solo recording project.
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The show was co-hosted by television journalist Kimberly King who now can be seen on the CBS affiliate in San Diego News 8. Along with Darien Webster. Darien is an entrepreneur, sits on the board of SDJT andwas instrumental in putting this benefit concert together.
Darien YOU ROCK!
Todd Gloria, District Councilman District 3 attended to declare
CHRISTIAN HOFF DAY
Christian humbly accepted the award and in his acceptance speech said, "This should be called San Diego Theatre Day." Bringing light to the fact that San Diego is a theatre town.
I was able to catch up with other Alumni on camera including Dwight Webster, Mara Cooper, Julie Clemmons, Joy Yandell and Skypp Cabanas.
My own SDJT story is that before I juggled I danced, sang, acted and took video classes. So much of the core background that I have is based here at San Diego Junior Theatre. So as I thank my parents for getting me involved. I am amazed at the amount of talent that still surrounds me at this place.
If you have a kid that's interested in performing in San Diego, CA get them involved with this program. If your in town visiting come see a show. When that curtain goes up the show your seeing is completely run by kids at that point, crew and cast.
David Kamatoy is an Alumni of San Diego Junior Theatre. David was part of the theatre and video program. After graduating the program David went on to play in the orchestra pit for several shows and write and compose an original score for "Ramona Quimby" directed by Doran Elias. David continues to work with SDJT and SCPA Alumni on a regular basis including Kevin Six and Carl Overstreet in film, video and music production.