La Jolla teens cast in holiday productions

La Jolla Country Day School student Sabinia Schaffer, 15, has been selected to dance the role of Clara in San Diego Ballet Company’s production of the “Nutcracker,” 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at UCSD’s Mandeville Auditorium in La Jolla.

Sabinia has been dancing with San Diego Ballet School for six years. This is the second year she has been selected to dance this role.

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La Jolla Shores resident and Francis Parker student Gabi Leibowitz, 14, returns this year to her role as one of the beloved Who’s in The Old Globe Theatre’s 15th anniversary production of “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” The play runs through Dec. 29 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage at the Old Globe in Balboa Park.

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