Thirteen-year-old Sophia Linkletter plays a singing alter boy and joins others around her age in the sophisticated thriller at the San Diego Civic Theater. Sophia told the La Jolla Light that she and the other children had "to sing a one-minute song of our choice for the audition. I had done my homework. My family attends the opera so I was familiar with the story, and I had watched the DVD and listened to Italian CDs. I'm so excited to be in the show."
The family she is talking about includes her great-grandfather Art Linkletter, the celebrated TV personality of two of the longest-running shows in the U.S. -- "House Party" and "Kids Say The Darndest Things."
"He's awesome," Sophia says. "I cherish the advice".
TOSCA runs through Feb. 4 at the San Diego Civic Theatre.