Tonight marks the opening of Little Miss Sunshine at the La Jolla Playhouse and I cannot wait to see it! For those who have seen the movie, I’m sure you can see why it looks fantastic. The play is about the Hoover family. Richard, the father, is a floundering motivational speaker, Grandpa’s been kicked out of his retirement home, and Uncle Frank’s been dumped by his boyfriend. Moody teenager Dwayne has taken a vow of silence and overextended mom Sheryl can do little more than slap on a smile. But when the youngest Hoover… energetic Olive, enters a regional children’s beauty pageant, the family thinks their luck could change and embarks on a cross-country trek chasing the coveted title of “Little Miss Sunshine.” The characters were all great, but I especially loved Olive and Grandpa. Who doesn’t love Olive? The ending is what I’m waiting for! I can’t wait to see the choreography and songs inspired by the movie.
The musical starts tonight and plays through March 27th. Interested in winning tickets to the play? The La Jolla Playhouse is running a super fun promotion. You can win tickets by cutting out a picture of the yellow bus and take a photo of it in front of a famous SD landmark (or really, ANYWHERE in San Diego). Post the pictures on La Jolla Playhouse’s Facebook page and encourage people to vote for their favorite photos by clicking the “like” button. The picture with the most “likes” will win a pair of tickets to Little Miss Sunshine.