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Rancho Santa Fe student performing in American Girl Fashion Show

Lana Lakdawala, 8, a third-grader at Rancho Santa Fe School, has been cast as the American Girl character “Julie Albright” in the American Girl Fashion Show this Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m.

This is Lana’s second year to be in the annual show, last time she played the part of a “Bitty Twin.” Lana was very excited to be cast this year as “Julie,” her favorite character in the American Girl series. Julie is a young girl in San Francisco in 1974 who must move to a new school after her parents divorce. She finds that change isn’t easy, but sometimes you can use it to make things better.

Lana enjoys performing on stage, and has been involved in competitive dance, the Junior Charger Girls, Miss San Diego and Miss California program for several years.

The show will be performed at the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall at 5775 Morehouse Drive in San Diego, which is just off the 805 Freeway at Mira Mesa Boulevard.

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Hosted by the Scripps Performing Arts Academy, the San Diego show proceeds will benefit Isabella’s Giraffe Club, a nonprofit organization providing support for parents with infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UCSD Medical Center.

For fans of American Girl dolls, this show is highly recommended. It features girls modeling in costumes resembling what the popular American Girl characters might have worn, with a script and music that explains the stories behind the various American Girl characters. For tickets, call 858-586-7834.


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