Education Programs: CCAE Theatricals

The mission of CCAE Theatricals is to preserve, strengthen, and advance Musical Theater as a social and cultural platform by nurturing compelling, high-caliber theatrical artistry.

As both a laboratory for theatrical exploration and a producer of plays that expand the boundaries of theatrical form, we support innovative projects that are aesthetically, thematically, and methodologically diverse for diverse audiences.

Our Programs


Professional Theater

Plays & Musicals

Time-honored classics & original works that will educate, enlighten, and entertain patrons.


and Readings

Live Theatre's Cutting Edge

Advancing the art form by creating and developing new plays and musicals at their infancy.

About the Team:

Jordan Beck is a theatrical producer, writer, and director. Since 2008, he has produced over 200 unique theatrical events including cabarets, Broadway shows in-concert, and fully-staged musical productions. Since 2015, Beck has served as the Executive Producer/Director of The Barn Stage company which he co-founded with Artistic Director J. Scott Lapp.  He self-produced the monthly Caffeinated Cabaret series in Downtown Riverside prior to co-producing the popular Cabaret at The Merc series in Old Town Temecula. As a director and instructor, he has worked with numerous youth theater organizations including CAT Corona, Riverside Children’s Theater, and LifeHouse Productions.  For the last 8 years, he has co-produced “Rising Stars”, an annual concert celebrating the emerging talents of Southern California performers between the ages of 10-18. 

J. Scott Lapp has worked in the theatre business for over 30 years, performing in over 100 shows in and around San Diego County. He is an award-winning Director and Choreographer with over 75 productions under his belt, having worked across the United States as well as internationally. He is an alumnus of the Director’s Lab West and a member of the SDC (Stage Director’s & Choreographer’s Union).  Highlighted credits include Bonnie & Clyde on Broadway, the National Tour of Murder for Two, Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Prince of Egypt on the West End.  In addition to his numerous professional credits, he has worked extensively with a number of youth organizations including Moonlight Youth Theater, and CYT San Diego.


Our community has spoken, and we are responding – San Diego wants and needs more professional theater.  We are prepared and honored to bring more inclusive, high-quality live-theater experiences to San Diego in hopes of furthering The Center’s greater mission of uniting the community by discovering, creating, and celebrating the arts together.

The Center has served the community for over 25 years. We must leverage our assets of beautiful physical spaces and strong operational teams to share our mission across North County San Diego.

We hope to be known as more than just a venue – but as a leader in arts education in our home community and beyond. 

How We’re Different


From theaters and rehearsal space to scene storage, free community events, to exclusive VIP experiences, The Center has capacity to live on the cutting edge of the live-entertainment industry.


The Center is home to 7 different youth theater groups and has strong relationships with local colleges and universities, making the impact of our programs even broader.


The Center is known for our quality performances and world-class venues. Our connections with patrons run deep and wide.


An in-house creative production team will raise the bar on integrated on visual and performing arts programming and further fuel The Center's growth, reputation, and impact.

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