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LA POSADA MAGICA

A HOLIDAY SHOW FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

December 14 – December 17, 2017

A Co-Presentation with Hispanic Arts Theatre
A Piñata for Children During Intermission

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

THEY’RE CREEPY AND THEY’RE KOOKY!

January 19 – February 25, 2018

Directed by Rayme Sciaroni
Musical Direction by Michael Anthony

KING CHARLES III

A FAMILY FEUD OF MAJESTIC PROPORTIONS

March 23 – April 22, 2018

Directed by Tyler Richards Hewes

SONGS FOR A NEW YEAR

ONLY 3 PERFORMANCES

March 2, 3 & 4, 2018

 

A Journey From Heartbreak to Hope

Presented by The Prosecco Players
 

NEXT TO NORMAL

THIS FAMILY IS ABOUT TO FACE THE MUSIC

May 25 – June 17, 2018

Directed by Chad Oakley
Music Direction by Martín Martiarena

THE SONGS OF BURT BACHARACH

ONLY 3 PERFORMANCES

June 22, 23 & 24, 2018

 

Director: Tom Haine
Musical Director: Kirk Valles

 

A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE

LOVE WHO YOU LOVE

July 20 – August 26, 2018

Directed by Manny Bejarano
Music Direction by Emily Ackerman

FOLLIES: In Concert

IN CONCERT: ONLY 3 PERFORMANCES

August 31 and September 1 & 2, 2018

 

Director: Vanessa Dinning
Musical Director: William B.J. Robinson

 

MACBETH

A DRUM. A DRUM. MACBETH DOTH COME

October 5 – 28, 2018

Directed by Desha Crownover
22nd Annual Free Classic

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

ANY DREAM WILL DO

November 16 – December 16, 2018

Directed by Jason R. Bailly
Musical Direction by Kirk Valles
Choreography by Ricardo Valenzuela


Upcoming Plays & Shows

Dec
15
Fri
2017
LA POSADA MAGICA
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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December 14 & 15 at 7pm, 16 at 2pm & 7pm & 17 at 2pm & 7pm

Director & Choreographer: Carlos Mendoza
Produced by: Hispanic Arts Theatre

Fun for the Whole Family – Piñata for Children During Intermission
 
 
Las Posadas is a novenario (nine days of religious observance) celebrated chiefly in Mexico and by Mexican-Americans in the United States, beginning December 16 and ending December 24.

La Posada is a parade led by Mary and Joseph while La Posada Magica, on the other hand, is a musical play that follows this tradition and adds a fun, musical spin to the story.

Plays for kids can be painful for their parents and family members. However, this production is a guaranteed family destination that truly is fun for everyone. Performed in English with a Latin beat, this enchanting musical play for all ages is about a young girl who joins her neighborhood posada on Christmas Eve. Along the way, Gracie and her companions encounter colorful characters, including chocolate-gobbling sisters, graveyard spooks and a heartthrob rock singer. Finally, the journey through her community commemorates Joseph and Mary’s search for lodging and becomes for Gracie a time of discovery, renewal and reunion.

La Posada Magica was a holiday staple in Costa Mesa, California for 15 continuous years. Hispanic Arts Theatre itself has performed the production for San Diego audiences for three years. Once again La Posada Magica returns in 2017 for the holiday season and we’re overjoyed to bring plays for kids and the whole family back this year.

 
 

Individual Tickets:
$36.00 General Admission | $18.00 (18 and Under)

BUY TICKETS

Artistic Team

 

Carlos MendozaCARLOS MENDOZA (Director-Choreographer) is a graduate of the United States International University in San Diego, he earned his BFA with an emphasis in Musical Theatre. Since that time, he has worked extensively as a director, choreographer and producer, and most recently choreographed In the Heights at the Moonlight Stage Productions in Vista, CA. He has won the San Diego Critics Circle Awards for his productions of West Side Story and Ragtime; the 2014 BRAVO (San Diego) award for body of work; the 2015 National Youth Arts Award for his production of In the Heights at San Diego Junior Theatre; and an Inland Theatre League Award for choreography for his production of In the Heights at Performance Riverside. In addition, Carlos choreographed two full seasons of Dos Y Dos for the Latin American Multimedia Corporation, a groundbreaking educational TV/DVD Series. When not working in theatre, Carlos can be seen sailing the seven seas as Cruise Director for Holland America Line. For more information visit www.carlosmendozaonline.com


Joshua CarrJOSHUA CARR (Musical Director) has been involved in all aspects of musical theatre for 40 years with expertise in producing, directing, musically directing, conducting, acting and teaching. Theatres include the Welk Theatre (9 years), LimonCarr Productions (21 years with partner Ray Limon) Jupiter Theatre in Florida, Portland Musical Theatre, LA Music Center on Tour, Starlight Musical Theatre, Moonlight Amphitheatre, San Bernardino CLO, Music Theatre Southern California, Music Theatre West, Yorba Linda Civic Light Opera, Downey Civic Light Opera, The Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Tustin’s Broadway In The Park (13 years), Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars and many other theatre across the United States. He has performed in over 150 productions making a career of playing Tony in West Side Story, Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance, Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Will Parker in Oklahoma, the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz and many other productions across the country. As a producer he has mounted over 300 performances and events including Broadway musicals, variety shows, tribute bands and celebrity appearances with Mitzi Gaynor, Debbie Reynolds, Shirley Jones, Rich Little, Cloris Leachman, Vicki Lawrence, Jo Anne Worley, Rex Smith, Debby Boone, Cathy Rigby, Michael Lerned, The Lennon Sisters, Tom Netherton, Guy Hovis, Ralna English, Sissy King and Arthur Duncan and the Welk Sweetheart – Mary Lou Metzger. He is currently the Owner and Producer of From Start to Finish – Carr Consulting and is currently the Theatre Contributor for KUSI-TV’s weekly theatre segment in San Diego


MARIA OROZCO-SMITH (Stage Manager) is very excited to be working with HAT after the very successful Latin Nights. Previous SM/ASM credits include: Supers, A Christmas Carol, Behanding in Spokane (Cygnet Theatre); Enron, Skinless, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, The Toughest Girl Alive (MOXIE Theatre); Harmony, Kansas (Diversionary Theatre); Raw 4 (Malashock Dance), Grey Gardens (ion Theatre); Kid Arthur (The Space Theatre, London); New Voices (San Diego Dance Theatre); Les Miserables (Verge Theatre); Little Women The Musical, Eurydice, The Labyrinth of Desire, The Clean House (San Diego State University). She holds a bachelor of arts degree from San Diego State University in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in stage management. Much love and many thanks to Gene and Elliot, Beatriz and Jaime.


Cast

 

Vanessa Orozco VANESSA OROZCO (Gracie) is excited to be joining the cast of La Posada Magica! She is a sophomore biology major with a double minor in Spanish and Musical Theatre at Santa Clara University. In her free time, she loves volunteering at the animal shelter and performing with her SCU a cappella group. Some of her favorite roles include: Millie, Thoroughly Modern Millie; Nina, In the Heights; and Natalie in All Shook Up. She would like to thank her family for always being so supportive through the craziness of college and theatre


Michael S. GarciaMICHAEL S. GARCIA (Refugio) is an American Film and stage actor based out of Los Angeles, CA. He’s a recent graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic arts and alumni of the San Diego School of Creative and Performing arts. He has recently been seen as the Singer in Picasso at The Lapine Agile, and will be appearing in a film by the title of Armed in theaters February 2nd, 2018. A San Diego native, he is extremely pleased to return home and share this very special piece with you all.


Elizabeth Jimenez ELIZABETH JIMENEZ (Caridad/Widow Sandoval/Rocking Sister) is currently a graduate student at the University of San Diego where she will receive her Master’s in Education next summer. Recent/favorite credits include: Heathers: The Musical (Onstage Playhouse), The Living Altar Plays Festival, Plays By Young Writers (Old Globe); Beachtown and Native Gardens stage readings (San Diego Rep); Seven Spots On The Sun (InnerMission Productions); Lamb’s Valentine’s Day Cabaret (Lamb’s Players); and In The Heights (SWC). She holds her BA in Theatre Performance from SDSU. Mucho amor a mi familia! www.elizabethjimenez.com


Alex GuzmanALEX GUZMAN (Horacio) couldn’t be more excited to be a part of La Posada Magica. He was recently seen in Homos, Or Everyone In America at Diversionary Theatre. Favorite acting credits include: Awake and Sing, New Village Arts; The Normal Heart, Lydia at iON Theatre; Seminar, The Taming of the Shrew at InnerMission Productions; The Lion in Winter at Moonlight Stage Productions; ENRON at Moxie Theatre; Angels in America: Part 1 & 2 at Palomar College. He would like to thank Carlos for his passionate direction of a remarkable story, Maria Orozco-Smith, the talented Posadero’s for being so great to work with, and his beautiful wife for her support. Feliz Navidad.


Debbie NicastroDEBBIE NICASTRO (Consuelo Widow Sandoval/Rocking Sister) is thrilled to be back for the 3rd time in La Posada Magica with her cast of posaderos under the direction of the incomparable Carlos Mendoza. She has appeared in North County and San Diego for over 20 years in such shows as Hello Dolly, Music Man, Evita, How to Succeed and Annie at Moonlight Theatre; and SweeneyTodd at Starlight, just to name a few. She is a currently the music director for Moonlight Youth Theatres Holiday Show Choir. Debbie is a sought-after voice teacher in North County specializing in musical theatre. She would like to thank Maria, Josh, and the band for all their beautiful work. Special love always to Alicia Mendoza and the entire Mendoza familia. Merry Christmas and Feliz Navidad.


Debbie NicastroTAMARA RODRIGUEZ MEHL (Mami/Mariluz) Originally from Monterrey, Mexico Tamara’s credits include: The Pitch (world premiere LATC); Up Here (world premiere La Jolla Playhouse). Regional credits: West Side Story as Maria (Pechanga Casino Resort), Camelot (TheBarnStageCompany), Mary Poppins Regional Tour (Theatre Royale); Meet Me In Saint Louis (Welk); Les Miserables Regional Tour (Theatre Royal); West Side Story (TVP); Tik Tok Man Of Oz (Winkie Con); Annie Get Your Gun (SDMT); Wizard Of Oz (Moonlight); Chicago (Berklee). TV and Flim credits: Sweet Fifteen: Mom, I Want to be an Artist, Telemundo; and Buscando a Timbiriche, La Nueva Banda, (Univision); Other credits: Nokia Theatre Live with Shakhar Binespajooh alongside the L.A Philharmonic; Lena Horne Tribute (Isabella Gardner Museum); Mexican Independence Bicentennial in San Antonio TX; San Diego Latin Film Festival 2015/2016/2017 Featured Artist; International Songwriting award 2012; San Diego Film Festival 2017 Nominee. Education: Graduated cum-laude with a dual major in Voice and Songwriting from Berklee College Of Music. www.tamaraonline.net www.tamararodriguezmehl.com


Benjamin A. MendozaBENJAMIN A. MENDOZA (Papi/Jose Cruz) Ben is a telecommunications Business Account Manager for T-Mobile Business selling wireless solutions to businesses and a resident of San Diego. He received his B.A. in International Relations emphasis in Business and a minor in Fine Arts from the University of San Diego. He is very active competitive league soccer player/coach for a soccer club called Sudaca FC and a member of the Ballet Esmeraldas de Colombia. He went to San Diego School of the Creative and Performing Arts and cherishes every minute of wonderful memories while performing Musical Theater, Drama Productions and Shakespeare as a finalist in a National Competition. Credits include: Chino in West Side Story, Kenicke in Grease, Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar, Anselmo in Man of La Mancha, to name a few. Ben also performed in the Shakira video, Hips Don’t Lie and commercials for Carl’s Jr, and La Piel. He performs throughout San Diego playing many percussion instruments which he enjoys very much. Ben was last seen at the San Diego Rep as Papi/Jose Cruz and is happy to be back once again. He sends his love and dedicates his performances to his son Diego Andres Mendoza and daughter Maya Juliette Mendoza.


Sebastian MontenegroSEBASTIAN MONTENEGRO (Marcos/Bones/Lauro) Is thrilled to be a part of this Hispanic holiday production. Credits include: Graffiti Pete In the Heights, The Little Mermaid, Aida, and Fiddler on the Roof at Moonlight Stage Productions. Other credits include: Hello Dolly, The Pajama Game, and High School Musical at Starlight Musical Theatre. Special thanks to Carlos Mendoza and my Mom Daneyse for their continued love and support.


Marc Caro-Willcox MARC CARO-WILLCOX (ELI/BUZZARD) is elated to be a part of La Posada Magica! Credits include: Supers and Shockheaded Peter (Cygnet Theatre); Avenue Q (OB Playhouse); A Chorus Line and Seussical (Coronado Playhouse); Next To Normal (Visionary Performing Arts). He has also performed as a dancer for Visionary Dance Theatre and KO Dance Co. Production. Teaching credits include: San Diego Junior Theatre (Choreography, Teaching Artist); Helix High School (Choreography); New Conservatory Theatre of SF (Choreography); and Young Actors’ Theatre (Choreography). Marc would like to thank Carlos, Josh and Maria for their hard work on this project and Oliver for everything.


ANDY MENDOZAANDY MENDOZA (Andres) Born in New York, raised in California and Colombia, South America, Andy picked up the guitar and taught himself how to play at 12 years old. At 13, he joined his first rock band and in high school he performed in musicals including the part of Conrad in Bye Bye Birdie. Andy was in and out of bands until he founded the indie band “din” in the late 90’s. After 2 years he produced the indie release 11 tracks CD called Genuine Leather Soul. After a year of touring and promoting the album, playing venues like the Casbah in San Diego and the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles including The Whiskey, The Roxy and the Coconut Teaser, the band ran its course and split up. This opened a main turning point in his career. In 1997 the growing Latin Market was booming with alternative Spanish Rock fused with Latin rhythms that called to his soul. Fluent in Spanish, Andy began composing and Latinizing his style. For this he decided to go solo and travel back to Colombia in order to find his roots and a new path. By 2002, he was signed by Warner Brothers Latino as an exclusive artist with the stage name, MENDOZA and released two CD’s, Nación Pop in 2000 and Tribu in 2003 which produced 3 hit songs (Traicionera, Aroma de Jazmin & Recuperar) that charted on the Spanish Rock Billboards in South America in Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Costa Ricaand Ecuador. His music videos can be seen on Spanish MTV and YouTube (Aroma de Jazmin and Recuperar). After his contract ended in 2008, Andy decided to move back to Southern California with his wife Marcela, to be closer to the family and continue working as a composer and live musician. Andy’s music is available on Amazon & iTunes by searching “mendoza tribu.”


Director & Choreographer: Carlos Mendoza
Musical Director: Joshua Carr
Producer: Hispanic Arts Theatre

Production Photos

Photo credit: Ken Jacques Photography


Ticket Prices

Individual Tickets:
$36:00 General Admission | $18.00 (18 and Under)

Buy Tickets!

Dec
16
Sat
2017
LA POSADA MAGICA matinee
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm

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December 14 & 15 at 7pm, 16 at 2pm & 7pm & 17 at 2pm & 7pm

Director & Choreographer: Carlos Mendoza
Produced by: Hispanic Arts Theatre

Fun for the Whole Family – Piñata for Children During Intermission
 
 
Las Posadas is a novenario (nine days of religious observance) celebrated chiefly in Mexico and by Mexican-Americans in the United States, beginning December 16 and ending December 24.

La Posada is a parade led by Mary and Joseph while La Posada Magica, on the other hand, is a musical play that follows this tradition and adds a fun, musical spin to the story.

Plays for kids can be painful for their parents and family members. However, this production is a guaranteed family destination that truly is fun for everyone. Performed in English with a Latin beat, this enchanting musical play for all ages is about a young girl who joins her neighborhood posada on Christmas Eve. Along the way, Gracie and her companions encounter colorful characters, including chocolate-gobbling sisters, graveyard spooks and a heartthrob rock singer. Finally, the journey through her community commemorates Joseph and Mary’s search for lodging and becomes for Gracie a time of discovery, renewal and reunion.

La Posada Magica was a holiday staple in Costa Mesa, California for 15 continuous years. Hispanic Arts Theatre itself has performed the production for San Diego audiences for three years. Once again La Posada Magica returns in 2017 for the holiday season and we’re overjoyed to bring plays for kids and the whole family back this year.

 
 

Individual Tickets:
$36.00 General Admission | $18.00 (18 and Under)

BUY TICKETS

Artistic Team

 

Carlos MendozaCARLOS MENDOZA (Director-Choreographer) is a graduate of the United States International University in San Diego, he earned his BFA with an emphasis in Musical Theatre. Since that time, he has worked extensively as a director, choreographer and producer, and most recently choreographed In the Heights at the Moonlight Stage Productions in Vista, CA. He has won the San Diego Critics Circle Awards for his productions of West Side Story and Ragtime; the 2014 BRAVO (San Diego) award for body of work; the 2015 National Youth Arts Award for his production of In the Heights at San Diego Junior Theatre; and an Inland Theatre League Award for choreography for his production of In the Heights at Performance Riverside. In addition, Carlos choreographed two full seasons of Dos Y Dos for the Latin American Multimedia Corporation, a groundbreaking educational TV/DVD Series. When not working in theatre, Carlos can be seen sailing the seven seas as Cruise Director for Holland America Line. For more information visit www.carlosmendozaonline.com


Joshua CarrJOSHUA CARR (Musical Director) has been involved in all aspects of musical theatre for 40 years with expertise in producing, directing, musically directing, conducting, acting and teaching. Theatres include the Welk Theatre (9 years), LimonCarr Productions (21 years with partner Ray Limon) Jupiter Theatre in Florida, Portland Musical Theatre, LA Music Center on Tour, Starlight Musical Theatre, Moonlight Amphitheatre, San Bernardino CLO, Music Theatre Southern California, Music Theatre West, Yorba Linda Civic Light Opera, Downey Civic Light Opera, The Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Tustin’s Broadway In The Park (13 years), Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars and many other theatre across the United States. He has performed in over 150 productions making a career of playing Tony in West Side Story, Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance, Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Will Parker in Oklahoma, the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz and many other productions across the country. As a producer he has mounted over 300 performances and events including Broadway musicals, variety shows, tribute bands and celebrity appearances with Mitzi Gaynor, Debbie Reynolds, Shirley Jones, Rich Little, Cloris Leachman, Vicki Lawrence, Jo Anne Worley, Rex Smith, Debby Boone, Cathy Rigby, Michael Lerned, The Lennon Sisters, Tom Netherton, Guy Hovis, Ralna English, Sissy King and Arthur Duncan and the Welk Sweetheart – Mary Lou Metzger. He is currently the Owner and Producer of From Start to Finish – Carr Consulting and is currently the Theatre Contributor for KUSI-TV’s weekly theatre segment in San Diego


MARIA OROZCO-SMITH (Stage Manager) is very excited to be working with HAT after the very successful Latin Nights. Previous SM/ASM credits include: Supers, A Christmas Carol, Behanding in Spokane (Cygnet Theatre); Enron, Skinless, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, The Toughest Girl Alive (MOXIE Theatre); Harmony, Kansas (Diversionary Theatre); Raw 4 (Malashock Dance), Grey Gardens (ion Theatre); Kid Arthur (The Space Theatre, London); New Voices (San Diego Dance Theatre); Les Miserables (Verge Theatre); Little Women The Musical, Eurydice, The Labyrinth of Desire, The Clean House (San Diego State University). She holds a bachelor of arts degree from San Diego State University in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in stage management. Much love and many thanks to Gene and Elliot, Beatriz and Jaime.


Cast

 

Vanessa Orozco VANESSA OROZCO (Gracie) is excited to be joining the cast of La Posada Magica! She is a sophomore biology major with a double minor in Spanish and Musical Theatre at Santa Clara University. In her free time, she loves volunteering at the animal shelter and performing with her SCU a cappella group. Some of her favorite roles include: Millie, Thoroughly Modern Millie; Nina, In the Heights; and Natalie in All Shook Up. She would like to thank her family for always being so supportive through the craziness of college and theatre


Michael S. GarciaMICHAEL S. GARCIA (Refugio) is an American Film and stage actor based out of Los Angeles, CA. He’s a recent graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic arts and alumni of the San Diego School of Creative and Performing arts. He has recently been seen as the Singer in Picasso at The Lapine Agile, and will be appearing in a film by the title of Armed in theaters February 2nd, 2018. A San Diego native, he is extremely pleased to return home and share this very special piece with you all.


Elizabeth Jimenez ELIZABETH JIMENEZ (Caridad/Widow Sandoval/Rocking Sister) is currently a graduate student at the University of San Diego where she will receive her Master’s in Education next summer. Recent/favorite credits include: Heathers: The Musical (Onstage Playhouse), The Living Altar Plays Festival, Plays By Young Writers (Old Globe); Beachtown and Native Gardens stage readings (San Diego Rep); Seven Spots On The Sun (InnerMission Productions); Lamb’s Valentine’s Day Cabaret (Lamb’s Players); and In The Heights (SWC). She holds her BA in Theatre Performance from SDSU. Mucho amor a mi familia! www.elizabethjimenez.com


Alex GuzmanALEX GUZMAN (Horacio) couldn’t be more excited to be a part of La Posada Magica. He was recently seen in Homos, Or Everyone In America at Diversionary Theatre. Favorite acting credits include: Awake and Sing, New Village Arts; The Normal Heart, Lydia at iON Theatre; Seminar, The Taming of the Shrew at InnerMission Productions; The Lion in Winter at Moonlight Stage Productions; ENRON at Moxie Theatre; Angels in America: Part 1 & 2 at Palomar College. He would like to thank Carlos for his passionate direction of a remarkable story, Maria Orozco-Smith, the talented Posadero’s for being so great to work with, and his beautiful wife for her support. Feliz Navidad.


Debbie NicastroDEBBIE NICASTRO (Consuelo Widow Sandoval/Rocking Sister) is thrilled to be back for the 3rd time in La Posada Magica with her cast of posaderos under the direction of the incomparable Carlos Mendoza. She has appeared in North County and San Diego for over 20 years in such shows as Hello Dolly, Music Man, Evita, How to Succeed and Annie at Moonlight Theatre; and SweeneyTodd at Starlight, just to name a few. She is a currently the music director for Moonlight Youth Theatres Holiday Show Choir. Debbie is a sought-after voice teacher in North County specializing in musical theatre. She would like to thank Maria, Josh, and the band for all their beautiful work. Special love always to Alicia Mendoza and the entire Mendoza familia. Merry Christmas and Feliz Navidad.


Debbie NicastroTAMARA RODRIGUEZ MEHL (Mami/Mariluz) Originally from Monterrey, Mexico Tamara’s credits include: The Pitch (world premiere LATC); Up Here (world premiere La Jolla Playhouse). Regional credits: West Side Story as Maria (Pechanga Casino Resort), Camelot (TheBarnStageCompany), Mary Poppins Regional Tour (Theatre Royale); Meet Me In Saint Louis (Welk); Les Miserables Regional Tour (Theatre Royal); West Side Story (TVP); Tik Tok Man Of Oz (Winkie Con); Annie Get Your Gun (SDMT); Wizard Of Oz (Moonlight); Chicago (Berklee). TV and Flim credits: Sweet Fifteen: Mom, I Want to be an Artist, Telemundo; and Buscando a Timbiriche, La Nueva Banda, (Univision); Other credits: Nokia Theatre Live with Shakhar Binespajooh alongside the L.A Philharmonic; Lena Horne Tribute (Isabella Gardner Museum); Mexican Independence Bicentennial in San Antonio TX; San Diego Latin Film Festival 2015/2016/2017 Featured Artist; International Songwriting award 2012; San Diego Film Festival 2017 Nominee. Education: Graduated cum-laude with a dual major in Voice and Songwriting from Berklee College Of Music. www.tamaraonline.net www.tamararodriguezmehl.com


Benjamin A. MendozaBENJAMIN A. MENDOZA (Papi/Jose Cruz) Ben is a telecommunications Business Account Manager for T-Mobile Business selling wireless solutions to businesses and a resident of San Diego. He received his B.A. in International Relations emphasis in Business and a minor in Fine Arts from the University of San Diego. He is very active competitive league soccer player/coach for a soccer club called Sudaca FC and a member of the Ballet Esmeraldas de Colombia. He went to San Diego School of the Creative and Performing Arts and cherishes every minute of wonderful memories while performing Musical Theater, Drama Productions and Shakespeare as a finalist in a National Competition. Credits include: Chino in West Side Story, Kenicke in Grease, Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar, Anselmo in Man of La Mancha, to name a few. Ben also performed in the Shakira video, Hips Don’t Lie and commercials for Carl’s Jr, and La Piel. He performs throughout San Diego playing many percussion instruments which he enjoys very much. Ben was last seen at the San Diego Rep as Papi/Jose Cruz and is happy to be back once again. He sends his love and dedicates his performances to his son Diego Andres Mendoza and daughter Maya Juliette Mendoza.


Sebastian MontenegroSEBASTIAN MONTENEGRO (Marcos/Bones/Lauro) Is thrilled to be a part of this Hispanic holiday production. Credits include: Graffiti Pete In the Heights, The Little Mermaid, Aida, and Fiddler on the Roof at Moonlight Stage Productions. Other credits include: Hello Dolly, The Pajama Game, and High School Musical at Starlight Musical Theatre. Special thanks to Carlos Mendoza and my Mom Daneyse for their continued love and support.


Marc Caro-Willcox MARC CARO-WILLCOX (ELI/BUZZARD) is elated to be a part of La Posada Magica! Credits include: Supers and Shockheaded Peter (Cygnet Theatre); Avenue Q (OB Playhouse); A Chorus Line and Seussical (Coronado Playhouse); Next To Normal (Visionary Performing Arts). He has also performed as a dancer for Visionary Dance Theatre and KO Dance Co. Production. Teaching credits include: San Diego Junior Theatre (Choreography, Teaching Artist); Helix High School (Choreography); New Conservatory Theatre of SF (Choreography); and Young Actors’ Theatre (Choreography). Marc would like to thank Carlos, Josh and Maria for their hard work on this project and Oliver for everything.


ANDY MENDOZAANDY MENDOZA (Andres) Born in New York, raised in California and Colombia, South America, Andy picked up the guitar and taught himself how to play at 12 years old. At 13, he joined his first rock band and in high school he performed in musicals including the part of Conrad in Bye Bye Birdie. Andy was in and out of bands until he founded the indie band “din” in the late 90’s. After 2 years he produced the indie release 11 tracks CD called Genuine Leather Soul. After a year of touring and promoting the album, playing venues like the Casbah in San Diego and the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles including The Whiskey, The Roxy and the Coconut Teaser, the band ran its course and split up. This opened a main turning point in his career. In 1997 the growing Latin Market was booming with alternative Spanish Rock fused with Latin rhythms that called to his soul. Fluent in Spanish, Andy began composing and Latinizing his style. For this he decided to go solo and travel back to Colombia in order to find his roots and a new path. By 2002, he was signed by Warner Brothers Latino as an exclusive artist with the stage name, MENDOZA and released two CD’s, Nación Pop in 2000 and Tribu in 2003 which produced 3 hit songs (Traicionera, Aroma de Jazmin & Recuperar) that charted on the Spanish Rock Billboards in South America in Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Costa Ricaand Ecuador. His music videos can be seen on Spanish MTV and YouTube (Aroma de Jazmin and Recuperar). After his contract ended in 2008, Andy decided to move back to Southern California with his wife Marcela, to be closer to the family and continue working as a composer and live musician. Andy’s music is available on Amazon & iTunes by searching “mendoza tribu.”


Director & Choreographer: Carlos Mendoza
Musical Director: Joshua Carr
Producer: Hispanic Arts Theatre

Production Photos

Photo credit: Ken Jacques Photography


Ticket Prices

Individual Tickets:
$36:00 General Admission | $18.00 (18 and Under)

Buy Tickets!

LA POSADA MAGICA
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

events_200x200_2017_cabaretlovelettersLA POSADA MAGICA

December 14 & 15 at 7pm, 16 at 2pm & 7pm & 17 at 2pm & 7pm

Director & Choreographer: Carlos Mendoza
Produced by: Hispanic Arts Theatre

Fun for the Whole Family – Piñata for Children During Intermission
 
 
Las Posadas is a novenario (nine days of religious observance) celebrated chiefly in Mexico and by Mexican-Americans in the United States, beginning December 16 and ending December 24.

La Posada is a parade led by Mary and Joseph while La Posada Magica, on the other hand, is a musical play that follows this tradition and adds a fun, musical spin to the story.

Plays for kids can be painful for their parents and family members. However, this production is a guaranteed family destination that truly is fun for everyone. Performed in English with a Latin beat, this enchanting musical play for all ages is about a young girl who joins her neighborhood posada on Christmas Eve. Along the way, Gracie and her companions encounter colorful characters, including chocolate-gobbling sisters, graveyard spooks and a heartthrob rock singer. Finally, the journey through her community commemorates Joseph and Mary’s search for lodging and becomes for Gracie a time of discovery, renewal and reunion.

La Posada Magica was a holiday staple in Costa Mesa, California for 15 continuous years. Hispanic Arts Theatre itself has performed the production for San Diego audiences for three years. Once again La Posada Magica returns in 2017 for the holiday season and we’re overjoyed to bring plays for kids and the whole family back this year.

 
 

Individual Tickets:
$36.00 General Admission | $18.00 (18 and Under)

BUY TICKETS

Artistic Team

 

Carlos MendozaCARLOS MENDOZA (Director-Choreographer) is a graduate of the United States International University in San Diego, he earned his BFA with an emphasis in Musical Theatre. Since that time, he has worked extensively as a director, choreographer and producer, and most recently choreographed In the Heights at the Moonlight Stage Productions in Vista, CA. He has won the San Diego Critics Circle Awards for his productions of West Side Story and Ragtime; the 2014 BRAVO (San Diego) award for body of work; the 2015 National Youth Arts Award for his production of In the Heights at San Diego Junior Theatre; and an Inland Theatre League Award for choreography for his production of In the Heights at Performance Riverside. In addition, Carlos choreographed two full seasons of Dos Y Dos for the Latin American Multimedia Corporation, a groundbreaking educational TV/DVD Series. When not working in theatre, Carlos can be seen sailing the seven seas as Cruise Director for Holland America Line. For more information visit www.carlosmendozaonline.com


Joshua CarrJOSHUA CARR (Musical Director) has been involved in all aspects of musical theatre for 40 years with expertise in producing, directing, musically directing, conducting, acting and teaching. Theatres include the Welk Theatre (9 years), LimonCarr Productions (21 years with partner Ray Limon) Jupiter Theatre in Florida, Portland Musical Theatre, LA Music Center on Tour, Starlight Musical Theatre, Moonlight Amphitheatre, San Bernardino CLO, Music Theatre Southern California, Music Theatre West, Yorba Linda Civic Light Opera, Downey Civic Light Opera, The Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Tustin’s Broadway In The Park (13 years), Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars and many other theatre across the United States. He has performed in over 150 productions making a career of playing Tony in West Side Story, Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance, Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Will Parker in Oklahoma, the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz and many other productions across the country. As a producer he has mounted over 300 performances and events including Broadway musicals, variety shows, tribute bands and celebrity appearances with Mitzi Gaynor, Debbie Reynolds, Shirley Jones, Rich Little, Cloris Leachman, Vicki Lawrence, Jo Anne Worley, Rex Smith, Debby Boone, Cathy Rigby, Michael Lerned, The Lennon Sisters, Tom Netherton, Guy Hovis, Ralna English, Sissy King and Arthur Duncan and the Welk Sweetheart – Mary Lou Metzger. He is currently the Owner and Producer of From Start to Finish – Carr Consulting and is currently the Theatre Contributor for KUSI-TV’s weekly theatre segment in San Diego


MARIA OROZCO-SMITH (Stage Manager) is very excited to be working with HAT after the very successful Latin Nights. Previous SM/ASM credits include: Supers, A Christmas Carol, Behanding in Spokane (Cygnet Theatre); Enron, Skinless, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, The Toughest Girl Alive (MOXIE Theatre); Harmony, Kansas (Diversionary Theatre); Raw 4 (Malashock Dance), Grey Gardens (ion Theatre); Kid Arthur (The Space Theatre, London); New Voices (San Diego Dance Theatre); Les Miserables (Verge Theatre); Little Women The Musical, Eurydice, The Labyrinth of Desire, The Clean House (San Diego State University). She holds a bachelor of arts degree from San Diego State University in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in stage management. Much love and many thanks to Gene and Elliot, Beatriz and Jaime.


Cast

 

Vanessa Orozco VANESSA OROZCO (Gracie) is excited to be joining the cast of La Posada Magica! She is a sophomore biology major with a double minor in Spanish and Musical Theatre at Santa Clara University. In her free time, she loves volunteering at the animal shelter and performing with her SCU a cappella group. Some of her favorite roles include: Millie, Thoroughly Modern Millie; Nina, In the Heights; and Natalie in All Shook Up. She would like to thank her family for always being so supportive through the craziness of college and theatre


Michael S. GarciaMICHAEL S. GARCIA (Refugio) is an American Film and stage actor based out of Los Angeles, CA. He’s a recent graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic arts and alumni of the San Diego School of Creative and Performing arts. He has recently been seen as the Singer in Picasso at The Lapine Agile, and will be appearing in a film by the title of Armed in theaters February 2nd, 2018. A San Diego native, he is extremely pleased to return home and share this very special piece with you all.


Elizabeth Jimenez ELIZABETH JIMENEZ (Caridad/Widow Sandoval/Rocking Sister) is currently a graduate student at the University of San Diego where she will receive her Master’s in Education next summer. Recent/favorite credits include: Heathers: The Musical (Onstage Playhouse), The Living Altar Plays Festival, Plays By Young Writers (Old Globe); Beachtown and Native Gardens stage readings (San Diego Rep); Seven Spots On The Sun (InnerMission Productions); Lamb’s Valentine’s Day Cabaret (Lamb’s Players); and In The Heights (SWC). She holds her BA in Theatre Performance from SDSU. Mucho amor a mi familia! www.elizabethjimenez.com


Alex GuzmanALEX GUZMAN (Horacio) couldn’t be more excited to be a part of La Posada Magica. He was recently seen in Homos, Or Everyone In America at Diversionary Theatre. Favorite acting credits include: Awake and Sing, New Village Arts; The Normal Heart, Lydia at iON Theatre; Seminar, The Taming of the Shrew at InnerMission Productions; The Lion in Winter at Moonlight Stage Productions; ENRON at Moxie Theatre; Angels in America: Part 1 & 2 at Palomar College. He would like to thank Carlos for his passionate direction of a remarkable story, Maria Orozco-Smith, the talented Posadero’s for being so great to work with, and his beautiful wife for her support. Feliz Navidad.


Debbie NicastroDEBBIE NICASTRO (Consuelo Widow Sandoval/Rocking Sister) is thrilled to be back for the 3rd time in La Posada Magica with her cast of posaderos under the direction of the incomparable Carlos Mendoza. She has appeared in North County and San Diego for over 20 years in such shows as Hello Dolly, Music Man, Evita, How to Succeed and Annie at Moonlight Theatre; and SweeneyTodd at Starlight, just to name a few. She is a currently the music director for Moonlight Youth Theatres Holiday Show Choir. Debbie is a sought-after voice teacher in North County specializing in musical theatre. She would like to thank Maria, Josh, and the band for all their beautiful work. Special love always to Alicia Mendoza and the entire Mendoza familia. Merry Christmas and Feliz Navidad.


Debbie NicastroTAMARA RODRIGUEZ MEHL (Mami/Mariluz) Originally from Monterrey, Mexico Tamara’s credits include: The Pitch (world premiere LATC); Up Here (world premiere La Jolla Playhouse). Regional credits: West Side Story as Maria (Pechanga Casino Resort), Camelot (TheBarnStageCompany), Mary Poppins Regional Tour (Theatre Royale); Meet Me In Saint Louis (Welk); Les Miserables Regional Tour (Theatre Royal); West Side Story (TVP); Tik Tok Man Of Oz (Winkie Con); Annie Get Your Gun (SDMT); Wizard Of Oz (Moonlight); Chicago (Berklee). TV and Flim credits: Sweet Fifteen: Mom, I Want to be an Artist, Telemundo; and Buscando a Timbiriche, La Nueva Banda, (Univision); Other credits: Nokia Theatre Live with Shakhar Binespajooh alongside the L.A Philharmonic; Lena Horne Tribute (Isabella Gardner Museum); Mexican Independence Bicentennial in San Antonio TX; San Diego Latin Film Festival 2015/2016/2017 Featured Artist; International Songwriting award 2012; San Diego Film Festival 2017 Nominee. Education: Graduated cum-laude with a dual major in Voice and Songwriting from Berklee College Of Music. www.tamaraonline.net www.tamararodriguezmehl.com


Benjamin A. MendozaBENJAMIN A. MENDOZA (Papi/Jose Cruz) Ben is a telecommunications Business Account Manager for T-Mobile Business selling wireless solutions to businesses and a resident of San Diego. He received his B.A. in International Relations emphasis in Business and a minor in Fine Arts from the University of San Diego. He is very active competitive league soccer player/coach for a soccer club called Sudaca FC and a member of the Ballet Esmeraldas de Colombia. He went to San Diego School of the Creative and Performing Arts and cherishes every minute of wonderful memories while performing Musical Theater, Drama Productions and Shakespeare as a finalist in a National Competition. Credits include: Chino in West Side Story, Kenicke in Grease, Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar, Anselmo in Man of La Mancha, to name a few. Ben also performed in the Shakira video, Hips Don’t Lie and commercials for Carl’s Jr, and La Piel. He performs throughout San Diego playing many percussion instruments which he enjoys very much. Ben was last seen at the San Diego Rep as Papi/Jose Cruz and is happy to be back once again. He sends his love and dedicates his performances to his son Diego Andres Mendoza and daughter Maya Juliette Mendoza.


Sebastian MontenegroSEBASTIAN MONTENEGRO (Marcos/Bones/Lauro) Is thrilled to be a part of this Hispanic holiday production. Credits include: Graffiti Pete In the Heights, The Little Mermaid, Aida, and Fiddler on the Roof at Moonlight Stage Productions. Other credits include: Hello Dolly, The Pajama Game, and High School Musical at Starlight Musical Theatre. Special thanks to Carlos Mendoza and my Mom Daneyse for their continued love and support.


Marc Caro-Willcox MARC CARO-WILLCOX (ELI/BUZZARD) is elated to be a part of La Posada Magica! Credits include: Supers and Shockheaded Peter (Cygnet Theatre); Avenue Q (OB Playhouse); A Chorus Line and Seussical (Coronado Playhouse); Next To Normal (Visionary Performing Arts). He has also performed as a dancer for Visionary Dance Theatre and KO Dance Co. Production. Teaching credits include: San Diego Junior Theatre (Choreography, Teaching Artist); Helix High School (Choreography); New Conservatory Theatre of SF (Choreography); and Young Actors’ Theatre (Choreography). Marc would like to thank Carlos, Josh and Maria for their hard work on this project and Oliver for everything.


ANDY MENDOZAANDY MENDOZA (Andres) Born in New York, raised in California and Colombia, South America, Andy picked up the guitar and taught himself how to play at 12 years old. At 13, he joined his first rock band and in high school he performed in musicals including the part of Conrad in Bye Bye Birdie. Andy was in and out of bands until he founded the indie band “din” in the late 90’s. After 2 years he produced the indie release 11 tracks CD called Genuine Leather Soul. After a year of touring and promoting the album, playing venues like the Casbah in San Diego and the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles including The Whiskey, The Roxy and the Coconut Teaser, the band ran its course and split up. This opened a main turning point in his career. In 1997 the growing Latin Market was booming with alternative Spanish Rock fused with Latin rhythms that called to his soul. Fluent in Spanish, Andy began composing and Latinizing his style. For this he decided to go solo and travel back to Colombia in order to find his roots and a new path. By 2002, he was signed by Warner Brothers Latino as an exclusive artist with the stage name, MENDOZA and released two CD’s, Nación Pop in 2000 and Tribu in 2003 which produced 3 hit songs (Traicionera, Aroma de Jazmin & Recuperar) that charted on the Spanish Rock Billboards in South America in Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Costa Ricaand Ecuador. His music videos can be seen on Spanish MTV and YouTube (Aroma de Jazmin and Recuperar). After his contract ended in 2008, Andy decided to move back to Southern California with his wife Marcela, to be closer to the family and continue working as a composer and live musician. Andy’s music is available on Amazon & iTunes by searching “mendoza tribu.”


Director & Choreographer: Carlos Mendoza
Musical Director: Joshua Carr
Producer: Hispanic Arts Theatre

Production Photos

Photo credit: Ken Jacques Photography


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$36:00 General Admission | $18.00 (18 and Under)

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Dec
17
Sun
2017
LA POSADA MAGICA
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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December 14 & 15 at 7pm, 16 at 2pm & 7pm & 17 at 2pm & 7pm

Director & Choreographer: Carlos Mendoza
Produced by: Hispanic Arts Theatre

Fun for the Whole Family – Piñata for Children During Intermission
 
 
Las Posadas is a novenario (nine days of religious observance) celebrated chiefly in Mexico and by Mexican-Americans in the United States, beginning December 16 and ending December 24.

La Posada is a parade led by Mary and Joseph while La Posada Magica, on the other hand, is a musical play that follows this tradition and adds a fun, musical spin to the story.

Plays for kids can be painful for their parents and family members. However, this production is a guaranteed family destination that truly is fun for everyone. Performed in English with a Latin beat, this enchanting musical play for all ages is about a young girl who joins her neighborhood posada on Christmas Eve. Along the way, Gracie and her companions encounter colorful characters, including chocolate-gobbling sisters, graveyard spooks and a heartthrob rock singer. Finally, the journey through her community commemorates Joseph and Mary’s search for lodging and becomes for Gracie a time of discovery, renewal and reunion.

La Posada Magica was a holiday staple in Costa Mesa, California for 15 continuous years. Hispanic Arts Theatre itself has performed the production for San Diego audiences for three years. Once again La Posada Magica returns in 2017 for the holiday season and we’re overjoyed to bring plays for kids and the whole family back this year.

 
 

Individual Tickets:
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Artistic Team

 

Carlos MendozaCARLOS MENDOZA (Director-Choreographer) is a graduate of the United States International University in San Diego, he earned his BFA with an emphasis in Musical Theatre. Since that time, he has worked extensively as a director, choreographer and producer, and most recently choreographed In the Heights at the Moonlight Stage Productions in Vista, CA. He has won the San Diego Critics Circle Awards for his productions of West Side Story and Ragtime; the 2014 BRAVO (San Diego) award for body of work; the 2015 National Youth Arts Award for his production of In the Heights at San Diego Junior Theatre; and an Inland Theatre League Award for choreography for his production of In the Heights at Performance Riverside. In addition, Carlos choreographed two full seasons of Dos Y Dos for the Latin American Multimedia Corporation, a groundbreaking educational TV/DVD Series. When not working in theatre, Carlos can be seen sailing the seven seas as Cruise Director for Holland America Line. For more information visit www.carlosmendozaonline.com


Joshua CarrJOSHUA CARR (Musical Director) has been involved in all aspects of musical theatre for 40 years with expertise in producing, directing, musically directing, conducting, acting and teaching. Theatres include the Welk Theatre (9 years), LimonCarr Productions (21 years with partner Ray Limon) Jupiter Theatre in Florida, Portland Musical Theatre, LA Music Center on Tour, Starlight Musical Theatre, Moonlight Amphitheatre, San Bernardino CLO, Music Theatre Southern California, Music Theatre West, Yorba Linda Civic Light Opera, Downey Civic Light Opera, The Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Tustin’s Broadway In The Park (13 years), Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars and many other theatre across the United States. He has performed in over 150 productions making a career of playing Tony in West Side Story, Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance, Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Will Parker in Oklahoma, the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz and many other productions across the country. As a producer he has mounted over 300 performances and events including Broadway musicals, variety shows, tribute bands and celebrity appearances with Mitzi Gaynor, Debbie Reynolds, Shirley Jones, Rich Little, Cloris Leachman, Vicki Lawrence, Jo Anne Worley, Rex Smith, Debby Boone, Cathy Rigby, Michael Lerned, The Lennon Sisters, Tom Netherton, Guy Hovis, Ralna English, Sissy King and Arthur Duncan and the Welk Sweetheart – Mary Lou Metzger. He is currently the Owner and Producer of From Start to Finish – Carr Consulting and is currently the Theatre Contributor for KUSI-TV’s weekly theatre segment in San Diego


MARIA OROZCO-SMITH (Stage Manager) is very excited to be working with HAT after the very successful Latin Nights. Previous SM/ASM credits include: Supers, A Christmas Carol, Behanding in Spokane (Cygnet Theatre); Enron, Skinless, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, The Toughest Girl Alive (MOXIE Theatre); Harmony, Kansas (Diversionary Theatre); Raw 4 (Malashock Dance), Grey Gardens (ion Theatre); Kid Arthur (The Space Theatre, London); New Voices (San Diego Dance Theatre); Les Miserables (Verge Theatre); Little Women The Musical, Eurydice, The Labyrinth of Desire, The Clean House (San Diego State University). She holds a bachelor of arts degree from San Diego State University in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in stage management. Much love and many thanks to Gene and Elliot, Beatriz and Jaime.


Cast

 

Vanessa Orozco VANESSA OROZCO (Gracie) is excited to be joining the cast of La Posada Magica! She is a sophomore biology major with a double minor in Spanish and Musical Theatre at Santa Clara University. In her free time, she loves volunteering at the animal shelter and performing with her SCU a cappella group. Some of her favorite roles include: Millie, Thoroughly Modern Millie; Nina, In the Heights; and Natalie in All Shook Up. She would like to thank her family for always being so supportive through the craziness of college and theatre


Michael S. GarciaMICHAEL S. GARCIA (Refugio) is an American Film and stage actor based out of Los Angeles, CA. He’s a recent graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic arts and alumni of the San Diego School of Creative and Performing arts. He has recently been seen as the Singer in Picasso at The Lapine Agile, and will be appearing in a film by the title of Armed in theaters February 2nd, 2018. A San Diego native, he is extremely pleased to return home and share this very special piece with you all.


Elizabeth Jimenez ELIZABETH JIMENEZ (Caridad/Widow Sandoval/Rocking Sister) is currently a graduate student at the University of San Diego where she will receive her Master’s in Education next summer. Recent/favorite credits include: Heathers: The Musical (Onstage Playhouse), The Living Altar Plays Festival, Plays By Young Writers (Old Globe); Beachtown and Native Gardens stage readings (San Diego Rep); Seven Spots On The Sun (InnerMission Productions); Lamb’s Valentine’s Day Cabaret (Lamb’s Players); and In The Heights (SWC). She holds her BA in Theatre Performance from SDSU. Mucho amor a mi familia! www.elizabethjimenez.com


Alex GuzmanALEX GUZMAN (Horacio) couldn’t be more excited to be a part of La Posada Magica. He was recently seen in Homos, Or Everyone In America at Diversionary Theatre. Favorite acting credits include: Awake and Sing, New Village Arts; The Normal Heart, Lydia at iON Theatre; Seminar, The Taming of the Shrew at InnerMission Productions; The Lion in Winter at Moonlight Stage Productions; ENRON at Moxie Theatre; Angels in America: Part 1 & 2 at Palomar College. He would like to thank Carlos for his passionate direction of a remarkable story, Maria Orozco-Smith, the talented Posadero’s for being so great to work with, and his beautiful wife for her support. Feliz Navidad.


Debbie NicastroDEBBIE NICASTRO (Consuelo Widow Sandoval/Rocking Sister) is thrilled to be back for the 3rd time in La Posada Magica with her cast of posaderos under the direction of the incomparable Carlos Mendoza. She has appeared in North County and San Diego for over 20 years in such shows as Hello Dolly, Music Man, Evita, How to Succeed and Annie at Moonlight Theatre; and SweeneyTodd at Starlight, just to name a few. She is a currently the music director for Moonlight Youth Theatres Holiday Show Choir. Debbie is a sought-after voice teacher in North County specializing in musical theatre. She would like to thank Maria, Josh, and the band for all their beautiful work. Special love always to Alicia Mendoza and the entire Mendoza familia. Merry Christmas and Feliz Navidad.


Debbie NicastroTAMARA RODRIGUEZ MEHL (Mami/Mariluz) Originally from Monterrey, Mexico Tamara’s credits include: The Pitch (world premiere LATC); Up Here (world premiere La Jolla Playhouse). Regional credits: West Side Story as Maria (Pechanga Casino Resort), Camelot (TheBarnStageCompany), Mary Poppins Regional Tour (Theatre Royale); Meet Me In Saint Louis (Welk); Les Miserables Regional Tour (Theatre Royal); West Side Story (TVP); Tik Tok Man Of Oz (Winkie Con); Annie Get Your Gun (SDMT); Wizard Of Oz (Moonlight); Chicago (Berklee). TV and Flim credits: Sweet Fifteen: Mom, I Want to be an Artist, Telemundo; and Buscando a Timbiriche, La Nueva Banda, (Univision); Other credits: Nokia Theatre Live with Shakhar Binespajooh alongside the L.A Philharmonic; Lena Horne Tribute (Isabella Gardner Museum); Mexican Independence Bicentennial in San Antonio TX; San Diego Latin Film Festival 2015/2016/2017 Featured Artist; International Songwriting award 2012; San Diego Film Festival 2017 Nominee. Education: Graduated cum-laude with a dual major in Voice and Songwriting from Berklee College Of Music. www.tamaraonline.net www.tamararodriguezmehl.com


Benjamin A. MendozaBENJAMIN A. MENDOZA (Papi/Jose Cruz) Ben is a telecommunications Business Account Manager for T-Mobile Business selling wireless solutions to businesses and a resident of San Diego. He received his B.A. in International Relations emphasis in Business and a minor in Fine Arts from the University of San Diego. He is very active competitive league soccer player/coach for a soccer club called Sudaca FC and a member of the Ballet Esmeraldas de Colombia. He went to San Diego School of the Creative and Performing Arts and cherishes every minute of wonderful memories while performing Musical Theater, Drama Productions and Shakespeare as a finalist in a National Competition. Credits include: Chino in West Side Story, Kenicke in Grease, Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar, Anselmo in Man of La Mancha, to name a few. Ben also performed in the Shakira video, Hips Don’t Lie and commercials for Carl’s Jr, and La Piel. He performs throughout San Diego playing many percussion instruments which he enjoys very much. Ben was last seen at the San Diego Rep as Papi/Jose Cruz and is happy to be back once again. He sends his love and dedicates his performances to his son Diego Andres Mendoza and daughter Maya Juliette Mendoza.


Sebastian MontenegroSEBASTIAN MONTENEGRO (Marcos/Bones/Lauro) Is thrilled to be a part of this Hispanic holiday production. Credits include: Graffiti Pete In the Heights, The Little Mermaid, Aida, and Fiddler on the Roof at Moonlight Stage Productions. Other credits include: Hello Dolly, The Pajama Game, and High School Musical at Starlight Musical Theatre. Special thanks to Carlos Mendoza and my Mom Daneyse for their continued love and support.


Marc Caro-Willcox MARC CARO-WILLCOX (ELI/BUZZARD) is elated to be a part of La Posada Magica! Credits include: Supers and Shockheaded Peter (Cygnet Theatre); Avenue Q (OB Playhouse); A Chorus Line and Seussical (Coronado Playhouse); Next To Normal (Visionary Performing Arts). He has also performed as a dancer for Visionary Dance Theatre and KO Dance Co. Production. Teaching credits include: San Diego Junior Theatre (Choreography, Teaching Artist); Helix High School (Choreography); New Conservatory Theatre of SF (Choreography); and Young Actors’ Theatre (Choreography). Marc would like to thank Carlos, Josh and Maria for their hard work on this project and Oliver for everything.


ANDY MENDOZAANDY MENDOZA (Andres) Born in New York, raised in California and Colombia, South America, Andy picked up the guitar and taught himself how to play at 12 years old. At 13, he joined his first rock band and in high school he performed in musicals including the part of Conrad in Bye Bye Birdie. Andy was in and out of bands until he founded the indie band “din” in the late 90’s. After 2 years he produced the indie release 11 tracks CD called Genuine Leather Soul. After a year of touring and promoting the album, playing venues like the Casbah in San Diego and the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles including The Whiskey, The Roxy and the Coconut Teaser, the band ran its course and split up. This opened a main turning point in his career. In 1997 the growing Latin Market was booming with alternative Spanish Rock fused with Latin rhythms that called to his soul. Fluent in Spanish, Andy began composing and Latinizing his style. For this he decided to go solo and travel back to Colombia in order to find his roots and a new path. By 2002, he was signed by Warner Brothers Latino as an exclusive artist with the stage name, MENDOZA and released two CD’s, Nación Pop in 2000 and Tribu in 2003 which produced 3 hit songs (Traicionera, Aroma de Jazmin & Recuperar) that charted on the Spanish Rock Billboards in South America in Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Costa Ricaand Ecuador. His music videos can be seen on Spanish MTV and YouTube (Aroma de Jazmin and Recuperar). After his contract ended in 2008, Andy decided to move back to Southern California with his wife Marcela, to be closer to the family and continue working as a composer and live musician. Andy’s music is available on Amazon & iTunes by searching “mendoza tribu.”


Director & Choreographer: Carlos Mendoza
Musical Director: Joshua Carr
Producer: Hispanic Arts Theatre

Production Photos

Photo credit: Ken Jacques Photography


Ticket Prices

Individual Tickets:
$36:00 General Admission | $18.00 (18 and Under)

Buy Tickets!

Jan
19
Fri
2018
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

January 19 – February 25, 2018
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @8pm & Sunday @2pm

Book by: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by: Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters by: Charles Addams

Director & Choreographer: Rayme Sciaroni
Musical Director: Michael Anthony
 
 
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky, the Addams Family (snap, snap).

Opening CPH’s 2018 Season is The Addams Family, a spectacular musical comedy from the multi award-winning writers of Jersey Boys, with music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party) and directed by Playhouse favorite, Rayme Sciaroni.

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only her father Gomez knows. She’s fallen in love with a sweet young man from a responsible family. With his adored wife Morticia in the dark, will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner with hilarious consequences? Join them all, along with Uncle Fester, Pugsley and more for this heart-warming story of love, family and friendship… with a twist! (snap, snap).

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Meet the Cast

  • Gomez Addams: Christopher T. Miller
  • Morticia Addams: Sarah Alida LeClair
  • Wednesday Addams: Megan Decker
  • Pugsley Addams: Maximo Paniagua
  • Uncle Fester: Ryan Burtanog
  • Grandma: Kat Fitzpatrick
  • Lurch: Thomas Fitzpatrick
  • Mal Beineke: James Flaherty
  • Alice Beineke: Alyssa Anne Slagle
  • Lucas Beineke: Kaivan Mohsenzadeh
  • Cousin It: Annabelle Foster
  • Ancestor: Daryl Daley
  • Ancestor: Brooke Henderson
  • Ancestor: Edgardo Hernandez
  • Ancestor: Reggie Hutchins
  • Ancestor: Jillian Jackson
  • Ancestor: Karina Johnson
  • Ancestor: Asher Parsons
  • Ancestor: Chris Renslow
  • Ancestor: Meredith Russo

The Playbill

The program will be available here by Friday, January 19, 2018

Gallery

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Cast Bios


CHRISTOPHER T. MILLERCHRISTOPHER T. MILLER (Gomez) is honored to debut at CPH with such a talented team. Favorite credits: Next To Normal (Dan), Assassins (Proprietor / Oswald), Children of Eden (Adam / Noah), Chess (The American), Seussical (Horton), West Side Story (Tony), Avenue Q (Nicky), and the North American and European tours of Evita (Peron, ensemble). Chris was most recently seen in Patio Playhouse’s Into The Woods (Cinderella’s Prince / Wolf), which he music directed. He is also a sound engineer, software engineer, and vocal percussionist. Thanks to the creative team for this delightful role, and to his luscious wife Keri for her unwavering support.


SARAH ALIDA LeCLAIRSARAH ALIDA LECLAIR (Morticia) M.M., Vocal Performance. Favorite roles include Into the Woods (The Witch), Elton John’s Aida (Amneris), Don’t Dress for Dinner (Suzette), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Maggie the Cat). Most recently she was seen at ion Theatre in The Last Five Years (Cathy), Onstage Playhouse in A Piece of My Heart (Mary Jo) and here at Coronado Playhouse as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing.


RYAN BURTANOGRYAN BURTANOG (Uncle Fester) is excited to return to the Coronado Playhouse after having been last seen as Horton in Seussical the Musical. Previous credits: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods, Hairspray (STAR Repertory), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Patio Playhouse), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (La Jolla Playhouse), The Test (San Diego Fringe Festival), La Pastorela de Plata (Teatro Máscara Mágica), Les Misérables (Project 413), The Me Nobody Knows (SDSU), Broadway Rocks! (San Diego Symphony).


KAT FITZPATRICKKAT FITZPATRICK (Grandma) is excited to be back at Coronado Playhouse, where she played Lita Encore in Ruthless! The Musical. Favorite acting credits include 9 to 5 (Roz Keith) at Onstage Playhouse, Pippin (Grandma) with Pickwick Players, Fiddler on the Roof (Yente) with PaccoArts/Patio Playhouse and Hairspray (Prudy Pingleton) at San Diego Repertory Theatre. Thank you, Coronado Playhouse for including me in this crazy and wonderful Addams Family adventure.


MEGAN DECKERMEGAN DECKER (Wednesday) is thrilled to be making her Coronado Playhouse debut in a show that is so close to her heart. Megan is a senior in high school with previous credits including Pippin (Catherine), Tuck Everlasting (Mae Tuck), Hairspray (Velma Von Tussle), and Beauty and the Beast (Belle). She would like to thank her parents for their undying love and support and the creative team for this amazing opportunity.


MAXIMO PaniaguaMAXIMO PANIAGUA (Pugsley) age 10, is making his Coronado Playhouse debut as Pugsley Addams in The Addams Family. He has previously performed at Junior Theatre in The Wizard of Oz as (Mayor of Munchkinland), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as (Lord Scrumptious) and in The Music Man. His appearances include acting, singing and dancing roles. His hobbies include singing, swimming, tennis and RC racing.


THOMAS FITZPATRICKTHOMAS FITZPATRICK (Lurch) was last seen as Crabble in Fly By Night. Prior, Tom was mostly directing, but returned to the stage last year for CPH’s Singin’ in the Rain: In Concert. He is excited to be “creepy and kooky” with this talented cast and production team. Tom’s performed and directed with Coronado Playhouse, Pickwick Players, OnStage, and Lamplighters. He’s also performed at Diversionary, Avo Playhouse, The Broadway and SD Lyric Opera, among others. Love to B, F & F. SNAP SNAP!


JAMES FLAHERTYJAMES FLAHERTY (Mal) is thrilled to debut with CPH. An accomplished actor, writer, and director, James holds an MA in Theatre from SJSU and has performed in Ragtime (Younger Brother), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Padraic), Angels in America (Prior), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Glengarry Glen Ross (Lingk), and Forever Plaid (Jinx). James has also performed with men’s choral groups for many years, and currently sings with the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus.


ALYSSA ANNE SLAGLEALYSSA ANNE SLAGLE (Alice Beineke) is excited return to the Playhouse! She was last seen here at Coronado in Singin’ in the Rain: In Concert featured as Lina Lamont last spring. Favorite credits include 42nd Street (Peggy, Anytime Annie), Grease (Sandy), White Christmas (Rita), and To Gillian on her 37th Birthday (Kevin). Woot! Much love and thanks to Rayme, Justin, Mom and Dad, Kat, her surgeon, and her Aya fam!


KAIVAN MOHSENZADEHKAIVAN MOHSENZADEH (Lucas Beineke) is honored to be making his return to the Coronado Playhouse. Kaivan is currently attending college and hopes to soon transfer to a dramatic arts undergraduate program in California. His most recent credits include: Into The Woods (Wolf/Steward), The Wedding Story (Groom) and his previous debut performance at the Coronado Playhouse in Little Shop of Horrors (Skip Snip). Kaivan would like to thank his friends, family and his wonderful cast and crew who have given him constant guidance and support in his career.


ANNABELLE FOSTERANNABELLE FOSTER (Cousin It)


DARYL DALEYDARYL DALEY (Ancestor) is happy to be back on the Coronado stage after appearing as a Bird Girl and Mrs. Mayor in Suessical The Musical last season. Other appearances here at CPH include Avenue Q (Girl Bear), A Year with Frog and Toad (Turtle), Chicago (Mary Sunshine), Sleeping Beauty or the Famous Rose Taboo (Princess Beauty) and ensemble roles in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Spamalot, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Godspell and The Drowsy Chaperone.


BROOKE HENDERSONBROOKE HENDERSON (Ancestor)


EDGARDO HERNANDEZEDGARDO HERNANDEZ (Ancestor) is a 15 year old student at San Ysidro High School excited to work on CPH’s production of The Addams Family! Edgardo has been a part of Beauty and the Beast and Children of Eden at his High School and District’s VAPA Summer program respectfully. Being his first community production, Edgardo would like to thank his family, friends in theatre at his high school and most importantly God for the graces and opportunities that he has bestowed upon him.


REGGIE HUTCHINSREGGIE HUTCHINS (Ancestor)


JILLIAN JACKSONJILLIAN JACKSON (Ancestor) is excited to be working with Coronado Playhouse again! She is a recent graduate from SDSU with a BA in Music and a Minor in Theater. Equally at home in opera and musical theater her favorite roles include the title role in Amelia Goes to the Ball, High Button Shoes (Mama/Sarah Longstreet), Hello Dolly (Minnie Fay), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Logainne Schwartandgrubenierre), and Into the Woods (Rapunzel). Thank you, friends and family for the support.


KARINA JOHNSONKARINA JOHNSON (Ancestor) is ecstatic to make her Coronado Playhouse debut in Addams Family as an ancestor. Her past acting credits include The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Flo), Cabaret (Lulu), Catch Me if You Can (Shellie), and A Midsummer Nights Fever (Starveling). She’d like to thank her family and friends for always being supportive of her.


ASHER PARSONSASHER PARSONS (Ancestor) is thrilled to be making his Coronado Playhouse debut! He developed his passion for the theatre at five years old. This will mark his 24th full stage production, and he is excited for many more to come. Favorite acting credits include 13 The Musical (Brett), The Lion King (Banzai), and most recently The Addams Family (Uncle Fester). Asher would like to thank the production team for giving him this amazing opportunity.


CHRIS RENSLOWCHRIS RENSLOW (Ancestor)


MEREDITH RUSSOMEREDITH RUSSO (Ancestor)


 

 

 

Creative Team

 

Rayme Sciaroni 01RAYME SCIARONI (Director & Choreographer) is honored to return to Coronado Playhouse where he directed Mistletoe, Music & Mayhem, Sugar (Aubrey Award for Best Choreography) and Singin’ in the Rain: In Concert; and directed/performed his popular cabaret show, Rayme Mash-Ups. His talent in the theatrical and cabaret scene is well known, stretching from multiple locations in San Diego to Seattle, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, and New York City (the Laurie Beecham Theatre, Triad Theatre, and numerous other productions during his 18 year NYC residence). Original song compositions of Rayme’s are featured in: the 2nd longest running Off-Broadway show and movie DVD, Naked Boys Singing!; The Gym, and Corporate Circus. Rayme is popular for his many “song-mash-up” arrangements, many performed by Broadway singers. Additionally, Rayme authored the inspirational 5-time award-winning book Dinner for God that includes a CD of five original songs interwoven into the story’s plot (available on Amazon, Kindle, Nook and Audible.com); and he co-authored a sold-out crafting book. Rayme also produced 2 original piano solo CD’s, A Quiet Kind of Christmas and Paisley Piano (www.raymemusic.com). His passion for the creative arts and in sharing his craft with young BE-ings, has led Rayme to his current position as Vocal Performance/Music Theatre Instructor at San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA). For more information about Rayme, his projects, or to contact him, please go to: www.dinnerforgod.com


Michael AnthonyMICHAEL ANTHONY (Music Director) is thrilled to return to the CPH after rousing successes with James and the Giant Peach, Seussical and Thoroughly Modern Millie last season. He has served as a conductor, director, educator, and performer with many local theaters including: Old Globe Theatre, San Diego Junior Theatre, Moonlight Stage Productions, J Company, Diversionary, Joan Kroc Performing Arts Initiative, and Starlight Theater. Mike holds degrees in Music Education (U of M), and Musical Theater (Boston Conservatory) and has played keyboards for national/regional tours of A Chorus Line, Showboat, Bells are Ringing, Little Shop of Horrors, A Greater Tuna Christmas, among others. He currently serves as an educator for the Joan Kroc Performing Arts Initiative, Broadway Arts Academy and CA State Arts Board. Awards include, NYTA’S Best Director (2004-2007), Twin Cities Drama Critics Circle (Performer), San Diego Billie Award (1999-2009) and AATE’S Special Merit for The Lorax and an Aubrey Award Nominee. A cancer survivor, Mr. Anthony feels blessed to return to his passion, thanking his SD family for their continued love and encouragement.


CHRIS POWELL (Co-Producer) is excited to be at CPH! Work at Coronando Playhouse: Assistant Director for the award-winning productions of Sleeping Beauty and the Rose Taboo, Best little Whorehouse, Grease, Drowsy Chaperone, Cinderella, Dames at Seaand The IT Girl. Also, produced Romeo and Juliet, Tartuffe, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Little Shop of Horrors and Cabaret shows at CPH. Other shows that he has been a part of (Diversionary Theatre) are the critically acclaimed productions Thrill Me!, YANK ! The musical, The Busy World is Hushed , Torch Song Trilogy, The New Century, Dooley, Corpus Christi and many others.


KATY SKYRUD (Co-Producer)


KATHY PARKS (Production Stage Manager) is Coronado Playhouse’s Resident Stage Manager. She has worked backstage on many productions here at Coronado Playhouse and also with Pickwick Players and Trinity Theatre Company.


JUSTIN ALLEN SLAGLE (Assistant Director) is an award-winning actor, director, and an accomplished Theatre Arts teacher in San Diego. He holds a BA in Musical Theatre and is currently pursuing MFA Directing opportunities. Favorite directing credits include: God of Carnage (Onstage Playhouse), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Broadway Players) and Beauty and the Beast (TCCS). Select acting credits include: Beau Jest (Paul) at Scripps Ranch Theatre, Oklahoma! (Will Parker), To Gillian on her 37th Birthday (Paul).


TONY CUCUZZELLA (Set Designer)


CHLOE OLIANA M CLARK (Lighting Designer) Originally from Phoenix, AZ, Chloe studies Lighting Design at SDSU and will graduate may 2019. She has worked as an electrician for many shows here at State since starting school. Along with that she designed the recent productions of The Vagina Monologues, Much Ado About Nothing, Anon(ymous), and Coyote on a Fence.


MICHAEL COOK (Sound Designer) Sound and light design credits include Showbiz with the Miz, The 39 Steps (Winner of 2017 Sound and Light Design Aubrey Awards), Singing in the Rain: In Concert, Violet: In Concert at Coronado Playhouse, Songs from an Unmade Bed with Compulsion Dance Theatre, and It’s A Wonderful Live: A Live Radio Play with Vanguard Productions. Thanks family, friends, and the love of his life Sarah Robinson for their constant love and support.


MARCEE DRYSDALE (Costume Designer) is the Head Costumer at Young Actors Theatre. Her costume credits include Sugar, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Seussical and The 39 Steps at Coronado Playhouse. Fiddler on the Roof, Spring Awakening, Addams Family, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Aladdin, Legally Blonde, Wizard of Oz, Annie, Oliver, Guys & Dolls, Footloose, Hairspray and Ragtime, in Concert at Young Actors Theatre. She also costumes shows at San Diego area high schools and those credits include Alice in Wonderland, Anything Goes, Singing in the Rain, High School Musical, Zombie Prom and Xanadu. She handles all costume rentals at YAT and can be reached at Costumes by Marcene@gmail.com


PAMELA EVERETT (Properties, House Dressing) is thrilled to be the Resident Properties Designer at CPH and to have the opportunity it affords to work with this amazing production staff and cast! Pam has been with CPH for 12 years assisting with too many shows to list and has received numerous Blue Ribbon and Act Awards over the years. In May, Pam received a 2017 Star Award from the San Diego Performing Arts League for volunteerism with CPH. Thank you to the Board and everyone involved at CPH for this great honor. Thank you to my wonderful loving family, Dennis and Amanda for enabling me, putting up with me (and the mess at home) and for their assistance in making everything happen.


FERRIL GARDNER (Make-Up Designer)


Show Events

OPENING NIGHT MEMBERS’ MINGLER
Friday, January 19, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate open nights at Coronado Playhouse!
You’re a loyal supporter of The Community’s Theatre and we want to show our appreciation. Playhouse members are invited to a hosted Happy Hour at CPH for drinks and appetizers before every opening night of each new main-stage production. Mingle with fellow theatre lovers and enjoy the ambience and excitement of opening night.
Not a member? Not a problem! Membership starts at just $50 and can be purchased in advance or at the event.

Partnerships

logo_VoicesForChildrenCommunity Theatre is made by, with and for the community in which it is performed. Coronado Playhouse is committed to pursuing community theatre in the truest sense of the words by giving back to the people of San Diego County and using our public platform to help those in need.

During the run of The Addams Family we are partnering with Voices For Children in an effort to bring much needed exposure and donations to this incredible organization.

Voices for Children (VFC) transforms the lives of abused, abandoned, or neglected children by providing them with trained volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). VFC believes that every child deserves a safe and permanent home, and to that end, will provide a CASA volunteer to every child who needs one. CASAs work one-on-one with a child or sibling group to ensure their needs are being met—in the courtroom, in the classroom, and in the community. Last year, VFC staff and CASAs advocated on behalf of more than 3,400 foster children across San Diego and Riverside Counties.

For more information about Voices For Children you can visit their website: speakupnow.org

The Best Gift. To see an example of how just one person can positively change the life of a foster, we invite you to watch: The Best Gift. This inspiring video features Rosie, a former foster youth, whose life was transformed by the dedication of her CASA.

Speak Up for a Foster Child. With just 10-15 hours a month, you can help create a brighter future for a foster child. Interested in becoming a CASA volunteer? Please sign up to attend one of VFC’s free Information Sessions, with dates scheduled into February.

Ways to Give. There are multiple ways to support Voices for Children’s mission to provide foster children with a CASA volunteer of their very own. To learn more about making a charitable contribution, please visit VFC’s online giving page.

 

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About Coronado Playhouse

Coronado PlayhouseCoronado Playhouse, the oldest, longest continuously run community theatre in San Diego County, has been dedicated to providing quality entertainment to the Coronado community since 1946. The 100-seat, cabaret-style theatre, overlooks beautiful Glorietta Bay and is part of the beautiful Coronado Community Center. The current venue opened in 2006 with state-of-the-art equipment and a full service bar.

We produce high quality productions each year – with the best local talent and production teams available – which entertain, educate and enrich our patrons. In addition, we offer showcases, special events, classes and educational opportunities for students and adults to thrive in the local artistic community. We draw upon local creative and technical talent to give Coronado and San Diego residents vibrant, creative and safe training in the theatrical arts.

Coronado Playhouse is the longest-running arts organization in Coronado, now located in the Coronado Community Center on beautiful Glorietta Bay.