Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical!

San Diego Junior Theatre presents “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical!” – running April 26 to May 12. (photo by Josie Gonzales)

‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical!’

San Diego Junior Theatre, the nation’s longest-running youth theatre program, continues its 76th Season with its presentation of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical!”

Greg Heffley is determined not to be at the bottom of the popularity chart. He’ll leave that to his weird neighbor, Fregley. Or maybe Greg’s best friend, Rowley Jefferson. But it’s not going to be Greg. No way. Will Greg’s plans lead him to sacrifice his one true friend? Can anyone avoid the dreaded Cheese Touch? Grab a hall pass and don’t be late for an adventure familiar to anyone who actually survived middle school.

Based on the beloved books and film series, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical” comes to life in this new show filled with clever and catchy songs, plenty of laughter and a relatable tale of growing up that is perfect for families and kids of all ages.

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical!” will run Fridays at 7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. from April 26 to May 12. May 3 is Junior Theatre’s popular Pajama Night. Kids attending in their favorite PJs will receive a special gift.

An ASL-interpreted performance for  “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical” will be May 11 at 2 p.m. 

Junior Theatre strongly encourages all eligible patrons to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.

All Junior Theatre productions are performed in Balboa Park’s historic Casa del Prado Theatre, 1600 Village Place, at the corner of Old Globe Way and Village Place. Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more. Call the box office at (619) 239-8355.