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Peter Pan Reviews / Quotes

Michael Polin

San Diego Theater Scene:

“…every once in a  while - something very special happens when top talented youth perform this show (Peter Pan) - and last week, was one of those special events with the North County School of the Arts performance to a sold-out audience, at the David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre.  This show delivered a….”high flying hit”!”

“Let’s have hats-off to the excellent North County School of the Arts of Encinitas, founded and created by Pamela Laurent and her husband, Scott Gregory.  These are two fine individuals, whose vision serves all of San Diego theatre goers interest…but especially -  those of our children.  The last time I reviewed one of their shows was SHREK … and it was tremendous!”

Superlatives abound with this production, and they are all deserved - Wondrous, Spectacular, Awesome, Magical!”

Let us not forget the very formidable talent of Scott Gregory the veteran professional actor/opera singer - who very animatedly plays Peter’s nemesis, Captain Hook.  Scott’s mannerisms, facial expressions and voice, perfectly depicted every aspect of the fiendish Captain Hook…”

“Congrats to Pamela and Scott for creating such a unique and fun place, for students to learn and create … away from computers and video games. “ 

“I look forward to the future productions of the North County School of the Arts and encourage all of our readers to support such a fine theatre school and youth organization.”


"The show was fantastic!
We were all thoroughly impressed!" R.G.

"...What a spectacular show.
Boy do you put on first class productions.
You're amazing" F.G.


"...congratulations on  Peter Pan! It truly was a magical performance. We thoroughly enjoyed it and Morgan had a great time participating in the whole production process." A.V.


We loved seeing Peter Pan today!!  
… Thanks, and job well done! " T.R.


...I saw the Peter Pan performance on Saturday, what an impressive performance, we had a wonderful time! " H.L.


" Hi Pam and Scott!
Congrats again on an awesome show!!!! Scott you were AMAZING! I am so impressed!! Finally I got to see you live! "



Peter Pan

Smee, Wendy, Hook, Michael Peter and John!

Shrek, the Musical -  Press

“I look forward to the future productions of the North County School of the Arts and encourage all of our readers to support such a fine theatre school and youth organization...Congrats to Pamela and Scott for creating such a unique and fun place for students to learn and create …"

Michael Polin  - Performing Arts Reviewer for SD TheatreReviews.com

This is the award winning studio and production company where students of all ages, levels and abilities can stretch their wings, hone their skills and become comfortable in the world of theater arts. 

North County School of the Arts, based in Encinitas, CA serves the greater North County, San Diego area.    Students range from the casual student wanting to improve their vocal, acting and/or dance skills, to professionals needing polish and shine to help them achieve their dreams!  We have students performing in professional theater all over San Diego, Los Angeles, London' s West End, and throughout the United States and Europe.

Our commitment to having on staff only working professionals / performers helps our instructors better relate to, teach and motivate our students.  We want our students to use their instructors as a resource for real-world performing situations.

NCSA Calendar at a glance

~~   Save the Date(s):    2015-2016 ~~

September 7th ~ Memorial Day (no lessons, classes)

September 19th ~ Broadway Dance Master Class with Tamlyn Orlando

September 30th ~ Fall Performing Arts Classes Begin

November 16th - 20th ~ Fall Performing Arts Classes End

November 23rd - 28th - Thanksgiving Break

December 5th ~ Encinitas Holiday Parade with cast members from Cinderella and Into the Woods

December 23 - Jan. 1st - Holiday Break

January/February ~ Spring Musical Auditions (TBA)

January 10th ~ Voice Studio Winter Recital

January 30-31 ~ NATS Auditions

January 25th ~ Winter Performing Arts Classes begin

March 11th - 20th  ~ NCSA Spring Musical - GUYS & DOLLS

March 13th ~ Encinitas Arts Festival (Showcase for NCSA students)

March 14 - 18th ~ Winter Performing Arts Classes end 

**April 4th - 8th ~ Spring Break (no classes, voice lessons)

April 11th ~ Spring Performing Arts Classes Begin

May 30th ~ Memorial Day (no classes, voice lessons)

May 31st - June 3rd ~ Spring Performing Arts Classes End

June ~ Auditions for Summer musical ~ (TBA)

June 5th ~ Voice Studio Recital, 4:00pm

July 11th - 22nd ~ Best of Broadway 2 week Summer Camp

July 25th - 29th ~ Best of Broadway 1 week Summer Camp 

August 12th - 21st ~ NCSA Summer Musical 

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If you live in Encinitas, Del Mar, Rancho Sante Fe, La Costa, Olivenhain, Solana Beach, San Diego, San Marcos, Carlsbad, or Carmel Valley, the NCSA is a convenient location for your dancing, singing or acting student.  We offer performance opportunities, classes and lessons for all levels of ability.  We help students of Musical Theater, Pop, Classical / Opera, Theater, Ballet and Dance achieve their goals.  If you love music, theater, dance, acting or fun, join our programs!

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