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KING CHARLES III

A FAMILY FEUD OF MAJESTIC PROPORTIONS

March 23 – April 22, 2018

Directed by Tyler Richards Hewes

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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

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THE SONGS OF BURT BACHARACH

ONLY 3 PERFORMANCES

June 22, 23 & 24, 2018

 

Director: Tom Haine
Musical Director: Kirk Valles

 

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A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE

LOVE WHO YOU LOVE

July 20 – August 26, 2018

Directed by Manny Bejarano

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FOLLIES: In Concert

IN CONCERT: ONLY 3 PERFORMANCES

August 31 and September 1 & 2, 2018

 

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

 

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MACBETH

A DRUM. A DRUM. MACBETH DOTH COME

October 5 – 28, 2018

Directed by Desha Crownover
22nd Annual Free Classic

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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

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Upcoming Plays & Shows

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KING CHARLES III
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm

KING CHARLES III

March 23 – April 22, 2018
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @8pm & Sunday @2pm

Please note there is no performance on Sunday, April 1, 2018 in observance of the Easter Holiday. There is an additional performance on Saturday, March 31 at 2pm, preceded by a Traditional Afternoon Tea at 12:30pm

CONTENT WARNING:
This production includes use of adult language.

 
 
 

By Mike Bartlett

Director: Tyler Richards Hewes

 

A Family Feud of Majestic Proportions

The most glamorous and photographed family in the world, the British royal family, seen through a modern-Shakespearean lens.

The Queen is Dead.  Long Live the King. Queen Elizabeth II is dead and Prince Charles-after a lifetime of waiting-prepares to finally ascend to the throne. One family holds the future of Great Britain in its hands. But what do Prince William, Princess Kate, and Prince Harry really think about their father’s ascension?

The Prime Minister proposes legislation designed to restrict the freedom of the press, which Charles opposes, subverting the understood rules of British democracy. Defying centuries of tradition, Charles boldly attempts to reassert the crown’s power, landing himself – and his country – in a royal mess.

Exploring the themes of power and betrayal, Mike Bartlett’s blank-verse, internationally acclaimed play, King Charles III, is a Shakespearean-style take on the future of the British Royal Family, skillfully revealing the living, breathing, nuanced flesh and blood people beneath the crowns. A smash Broadway and West End hit, King Charles III was nominated for 6 Olivier Awards, 5 Tony Awards, 3 Drama Desk Awards, winning Best Play in London and was recently made into a BBC/PBS Masterpiece Special starring Tim Piggott-Smith in the title role.

 

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SPECIAL SCREENING: WAMPLER’S ASCENT

Saturday, April 7 at 2:00pm

Join us for this Special Screening of Wampler’s Ascent, an award-winning and truly inspiring film documentary featuring Stephen Wampler, the founder of our King Charles III community parter (The Wampler Foundation) and his extraordinary story. A story about persistence, tenacity and perseverance.

“…..something of a miracle.” – Hollywood Reporter

“If Wampler survives the moment…..he’ll be a legend; if he’s forced to give up, he’ll merely be one of the bravest human beings on the planet.” – Chuck Wilson. Village Voice & LA Weekly

“an inspiring story….” – LA Times

Admimssion: Free

Meet the Cast

  • King Charles III: Richard Rivera
  • Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: Sandy Hotchkiss
  • William, Duke of Cambridge: Andrew Walters
  • Catherine (Kate), Duchess of Cambridge: Julia Giolzetti
  • Prince Henry (Harry) of Wales: Travis Rynders
  • James Reiss, Press Secretary to King Charles III: Mike Martin
  • Mr. Evans, the Prime Minister: Christopher Pittman
  • Spenser/Paul (a kebab vendor): Samuel Young
  • Sir Gordon/Cootsy/Clive (an Under Butler): Taurian McLeod
  • Jess: Alyssa Salter
  • Mrs. Stevens, the Leader of the Opposition: Liza Wismer
  • Ghost/Television Producer: Sara Jane Nash
  • Speaker of the House/Sir Michael/Archbishop of Canterbury: Steven Jensen
  • Free-Newspaper Woman: Sue Boland
  • Sarah/Terry: Madeline Tam-Love
  • Nick/Servant: Heather Warren
  • Roberts (a Butler): Jasmin Haddad

The Playbill

The program is available here King Charles III Program

Gallery

Photo credit: Ken Jacques Photography

Cast Bios


RICHARD RIVERARICHARD RIVERA (King Charles III) is thrilled to make his debut at Coronado Playhouse. Previous roles include Pygmalion (Alfred Doolittle) and Moon Over Buffalo (George Hay), Patio Playhouse; Clever Little Lies (Bill Sr.), Point Loma Playhouse; For Honor (Adam), San Diego Repertory Theatre; The Dresser, (Norman), Lamplighters Theatre; Julius Caesar (Cassius) and Equivocation (winner, Founders Award, The Inland Theatre League), Shakespeare in the Vines, Temecula. What a great opportunity it’s been to work with Tyler and this splendid cast!


SANDY HOTCHKISSSANDY HOTCHKISS (Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall) s co-founder of Talent to aMuse Theatre Company here in San Diego. She was also co-founder and co-director of the Wisconsin Theatre for Children, Inc. in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Acting credits: The Dresser (Her Ladyship), The Gin Game (Fonsia) Blithe Spirit, (Madame Arcate) Lion In Winter, (Eleanor). Commercial/film work – TV pilot HR805, Grossmont Center, and a Dancing Granny (her favorite role) with Travis Pastrana – viral video promoting the X Games in LA.


ANDREW WALTERSANDREW WALTERS (William, Duke of Cambridge) is stoked to make his debut with Coronado Playhouse! As a recent UCSD theatre graduate, Andrew received the Allan Havis Distinguished Artist Award. Past productions include: Untold (Sam/Alexa), Other People (Franklin), Pre-Production (Rhett), Gruesome Playground Injuries (Dougie). Recently Andrew was seen at the OB Playhouse in The Eight: Reindeer Monologues and Sofa’s Story at OnStage Playhouse. All the love to the cast, crew, Coronado Playhouse and, of course, the audience.


JULIA GIOLZETTIJULIA GIOLZETTI (Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate) recently returned to her hometown after 12 years in NYC and is excited to make her Coronado Playhouse debut. Off-Broadway: Drunk Shakespeare. Selected New York credits: World Premiere of PINK! (Samantha), And Miss Reardon… (Anna), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), Othello (Iago), Cymbeline (Pisanio), Winter’s Tale (Paulina), Comedy of Errors (Adriana), Twelfth Night (Andrew). Istanbul: The Tempest, Macbeth. San Diego: …Jimmy Dean (Edna), Plays by Young Writers at the Old Globe. BFA: NYU. For Rosalind. www.JuliaGiolzetti.com


TRAVIS RYNDERSTRAVIS RYNDERS (Prince Henry of Wales, Harry) is excited to make his San Diego area debut at Coronado Playhouse. Also a dancer, Travis’ favorite performing credits include Zoot Suit (SGT Smith), A Streetcar Named Desire (Alan/young collector), and Give (Dancer). Travis Just recently moved back after studying Theatre at UCSC and is excited and thankful to be working with such amazing performers and designers.


MIKE MARTINMIKE MARTIN (James Reiss, Press Secretary to King Charles III) is making his San Diego debut at Coronado Playhouse. He has served as Artistic Director for both STAGES theatre and N.C.A.T. and was named Orange County’s Best Actor of the Year by OC Weekly. Recent credits include A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Pseudolus), American Buffalo (Don), and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Satan). He would like to thank Joelle Hanson and Matthew Johnson for making this debut.


CHRISTOPHER PITTMANCHRISTOPHER PITTMAN (Mr. Evans, the Prime Minister) is pleased to be entering his sixth year in Southern California. His roles here include The Man Who Came to Dinner (Mr. Westcott), Political Suicide (Senator Dayton Rivers), The History of King Henry IV Parts I & II (King Henry IV), Taming of the Shrew (Baptista), The Tragedy of Julius Caesar (Julius Caesar), The Lion in Winter (Henry), Eurydice (Father), and director of Charley’s Aunt, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Importance of Being Earnest.


SAMUEL YOUNGSAMUEL YOUNG (Spencer/Paul) is thrilled to be making his return to the Coronado Playhouse for another great show. He was seen last summer here in Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio) and the summer before that in Hamlet (Horatio). Some favorite previous productions include Maple & Vine (Ryu) with Trinity Theatre, Pickwick Players’ To Kill A Mockingbird (Heck Tate), and American Carnage (GuardIan) with FruitlessMoon Theatre. He also directed the play Sylvia, at Patio Playhouse, Escondido.


TAURIAN McCLEODTAURIAN McCLEOD (Sir Gordon/Cootsy/Clive) is very excited to be a part of this production. Hailing from England, he has had a love of performing since childhood, attending Worcester Tech where he studied performing arts for a few years: acting, singing, dancing, street theatre and theatre in history. This is Taurian’s very first time working with Coronado Playhouse, although he has worked previously with director Tyler Hewes on last years Pickwick Players’ production of To Kill a Mocking Bird, playing Tom Robinson.


ALYSSA SALTERALYSSA SALTER (Jess) is excited to make her debut at Coronado Playhouse. She is also a playwright, director, and the founding artistic director of New Match Collective. Favorite acting credits include Twelfth Night (Malvolio) at Shakespeare’s Globe in a residency with East 15 Drama School, London, Swipe (Woman), A Little Hotel On The Side (Victoire), and Don Juan Comes Back From War (The Mother). She is grateful for the support of her father and is delighted to play alongside the cast and crew.


LIZA WISMERLIZA WISMER (Mrs. Stevens, the Leader of the Opposition) is very excited to be returning to Coronado Playhouse after her last performance in Romeo & Juliet (Lady Capulet). A graduate of San Francisco State University’s drama program, Liza has appeared in such productions as Biloxi Blues, Rocky Horror Show, Waiting for Godot, and many others. Currently, Liza teaches high school English and loves to expose her students to drama as much as possible. Liza expresses her love and gratitude to her husband and daughter.


SARAH JANE NASH SARA JANE NASH (Ghost/Television Producer) is happy to be returning to the stage and making her debut at Coronado Playhouse. Favorite theatrical credits include Lady Windermere’s Fan (Lady Windermere), Rebecca (Mrs de Winter) and Run for your Wife (Mary Smith). “Thank you, dear audience, for coming out and seeing this production and big love to my husband for his unending support. Greatly appreciate the representation of Shamon Freitas Agency. Long live the Queen!”


STEPHEN J. JENSEN STEVEN JENSEN (Speaker of the House, Archbishop of Canterbury, Sir Michael) is delighted to be part of this, his sixteenth Coronado Playhouse play in eight years. Favorite shows here include Hamlet (King Claudius), The Drowsy Chaperone (Underling), Spamalot (King Arthur), Little Shop of Horrors (Mr. Mushnik), and The Man Who Came to Dinner (John). Lots of plays elsewhere, too, including King Lear, Macbeth, and Who Am I This Time? at Vanguard and Edward II at Diversionary.


SUE BOLANDSUE BOLAND (Free-Newspaper Woman, Ensemble) was last seen in James and the Giant Peach (Sponge) and is pleased to be in this, her 9th Coronado Playhouse production. San Diego Credits include: Fiddler on the Roof, Meet Me in St. Louis, Cabaret, Grease, Stepping Out, My Fair Lady. Nunsense, Little Women, Pirates of Penzance, Guys and Dolls, Most Happy Fella, Ragtime, Damn Yankees, Oklahoma, Three Penny Opera, Sound of Music and Oliver. Sue is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, NYC and is a retired CPA.


MADELINE TAM-LOVEMADELINE TAM-LOVE (Sarah, Terry, Ensemble) is excited to be a part of this production of King Charles III at Coronado Playhouse. She studied musical theater at Southern Utah University and most recently was in Batboy: The Musical at the OB Playhouse.


JASMIN HADDADJASMIN HADDAD (Roberts, Ensemble) is excited to make her Coronado Playhouse debut. She is a recent graduate from the University of San Diego where she studied Neuroscience and Theatre. Her favorite acting credits include On the Verge (Alex), Henry V (Thomas Gray), and Anton’s Shorts (Mrs. Merchukina). She was most recently seen in the OB playhouse production of The Reindeer Monologues as Blitzen. She wants to thank her amazing friends for their support and love. 


HEATHER WARRENHEATHER WARREN (Ensemble) is excited to make her debut at Coronado Playhouse. Favorite acting credits include The Miracle Worker (Annie Sullivan), Young Frankenstein (Elizabeth Benning), and Harvey (Myrtle Mae Simmons). Most recently, she was seen at Laurel Mill Playhouse in Maryland as Charlotte Walker in Loves and Hours. She is thankful for the opportunity to work with such a talented group of people.



 

 

 

Creative Team


TYLER RICHARDS HEWESTYLER RICHARDS HEWES (Director) is excited that his directing debut at CPH is with this excellent cast and creative team. Recent theatrical endeavors: To Kill A Mockingbird (Director, Aubrey nominee), Bedside Manners (Ferris, Aubrey nominee), Funny Business (Ferris), Greetings! (Mickey, Aubrey winner), And Then There Were None (Lombard), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theseus), and Macbeth (Malcolm). Tyler is thankful for the love and encouragement of his wife Abby, and their fantastic children, Henry and Margaret.


JENNIFER MCKENNA (Producer) is an attorney and lead singer of local classic rock cover band, Event Horizon, and is honored to be a part of KCIII. Producing credits include: Pygmalion, American Idiot (Patio), The Dresser, 84 Charing Cross Road (Lamplighters), November (Aubrey Award), Coyote on a Fence, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Persuasion, and The Elephant Man (all at OnStage), as well as Coronado Playhouse’s upcoming production of Next to Normal. Additionally, Jennifer can be heard as the voice of Antoinette in the Rex Rivetter: Private Eye podcast (Downstairs Entertainment). Jennifer extends her most sincere thanks to the Tyler, Vanessa, CPH, the cast and crew for their extraordinary talents, effort and commitment. Love to Miles and, most importantly, Steve Murdock…“you are my heart, my love, my always.”


KATHY PARKS (Resident & 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.


JACOB SAMPSON (Set Designer) is happy to be back at CPH after previously designing Seussical and The 39 Steps. Jacob is a native San Diegan and a graduate of SDSCPA. He received a BFA in Theatre Arts from Stephens College before moving to NYC where he worked as a properties artisan. Jacob spent two summers with the Santa Fe Opera as a properties carpenter and recently moved back to San Diego to join the prop department at The Old Globe. Thank you for supporting the arts and enjoy the show!


CHAD OAKLEY (Lighting Designer) Recent lighting designs at CPH: La Posada Magica, Altar Boyz, A Chorus Line, Sordid Lives, A Little Night Music. Other: Cabaret (ion Theatre); As Bees in Honey Drown, Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class, Spring Awakening, Next Fall, Play it Again Sam (OnStage Playhouse); American Carnage (Fruitlessmoon Theatreworks); Something’s Afoot (Pickwick Players); They’re Playing Our Song (Lamplighters). Chad will be directing Next to Normal at CPH this spring.


STEVE MURDOCK (Sound Designer) Previous productions at Coronado Playhouse include Much Ado About Nothing, Boeing Boeing, Tempest, Romeo and Juliet and Blithe Spirit. Other recent productions include Next Fall, November, and The Buddy Holly Story at OnStage Playhouse, Loves and Hours at Scripps Ranch Theater, Hope at 10th Avenue Art Center, Last Train to Nibroc at Different Stages, They’re Playing Our Song, and The Dresser at Lamplighters.


LISA BURGESS (Costume Designer & Construction) Since 2007, Lisa has been a costume designer for Scripps Ranch Theatre, Onstage Playhouse, SD International Fringe Festival, and more. As a Fulbrighter, she lived and traveled extensively throughout the UK (2010-2011) researching British education policies and practices, while immersing herself in British culture. Lisa is a former Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, based in London. This is her first time with Coronado Playhouse and she thanks all involved for the opportunity to bring the real-world aspect and historical details of King Charles III to our SoCal stage.


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.


VANESSA DINNING (Dialect Coach, Voice & Text) English-born and professionally trained as an actor and a voice/dialect specialist at drama schools in London, Vanessa enjoyed a successful career acting, directing, singing and coaching voices and dialect throughout the UK, working at The Royal National Theatre, Belgrade Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe in London among others. Since moving to San Diego in 2007, she has worked as an actor, dialect coach and director with Cygnet Theatre, North Coast Rep Theatre School, Coronado Playhouse, Scripps Ranch Theatre, San Diego Musical Theatre, Write Out Loud, The Welk Resorts, San Diego Opera, Bodhi Tree Concerts and Moonlight Stage Productions. Recent local dialect coaching credits include: Hay Fever, The Vortex, My Fair Lady, When The Rain Stops Falling (Cygnet), My Fair Lady, Shrek, The Musical, Titanic, The Little Mermaid (Moonlight Stage Productions), All Is Calm (Bodhi Tree Concerts), Lucky Stiff (Mt. San Jacinto College, Menifee), The 39 Steps, Sherlock Holmes’ Final Adventure, Roman Holiday (Coronado Playhouse), Sleuth, Outside Mullingar (Scripps Ranch Theatre) and Billy Elliot (San Diego Musical Theatre).


GEORGE YE (Fight Choreographer) The Last Wife, King Hedley, Seven Guitars, Stupid F**king Bird, True West, Fool For Love, The Motherf**ker with a Hat, Bug, Communicating Doors, Shakespeare’s R&J (Cygnet Theatre); Macbeth, Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, Double Indemnity, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, 2013 Shakespeare Festival, Allegiance the musical, August: Osage County, God of Carnage, The Whipping Man, Dancing in the Dark (The Old Globe); Up Here, The Ether Dome, Kingdom City, Peter and the Star Catchers, Blood and Gifts, Hands on a Hard Body, A Dram of Drummhicit (La Jolla Playhouse); Other favorites include: Vietgone, Oedipus El Rey, Claybourne Park (San Diego Rep); The King’s Guard with Ron Pearlman and Eric Roberts. George is head of performance training at San Diego Mesa College, MFA, SAFD, AEA.


ROBYN SMITH (Assistant Director) is excited to have her debut Assistant Directing gig here at Coronado Playhouse, second time Assistant Directing under Tyler Hewes (first was To Kill A Mockingbird, Pickwick Players). She recently directed P.S. Your Cat Is Dead at PowPAC. She thanks Tyler for giving her this opportunity and also thanks the cast and crew for their hard work and dedication. She is lucky and grateful to be able to work with such talent.


ANTHONY ZELIG (CPH Resident Lighting Board Operator) is thrilled to be a part of the Coronado Playhouse family and working on this production of King Charles III. Recent CPH credits include James and the Giant Peach, Little Shop of Horrors, Fly By Night and The Addams Family. Major thanks to Chad and Josh for their mentoring.


Show Events

OPENING NIGHT MEMBERS’ MINGLER
Friday, March 23, 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.

 

SPECIAL EVENT: TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA – SOLD OUT!
Easter Saturday, March 31st at 12:30pm

Immerse yourself in British Culture and complement your theatre-going experience by partaking in a traditional English Afternoon Tea? Guided by CPH Board Member (and resident Brit) Vanessa Dinning, attendees will learn about Afternoon Tea etiquette and customs while enjoying delicious sweet and savory morsels, before enjoying the matinee performance.

Please arrive at 12:15pm. Tea served from 12:30pm
Add-on for only $30.00 when you purchase online, or by calling the box office at (619) 435-4856
Minimum of 12 tea reservations to run the event.

 

SPECIAL SCREENING: WAMPLER’S ASCENT
Saturday, April 7 at 2:00pm

Join us for this Special Screening of Wampler’s Ascent, an award-winning and truly inspiring film documentary featuring Stephen Wampler, the founder of our King Charles III community parter (The Wampler Foundation) and his extraordinary story. A story about persistence, tenacity and perseverance.

“…..something of a miracle.” – Hollywood Reporter

“If Wampler survives the moment…..he’ll be a legend; if he’s forced to give up, he’ll merely be one of the bravest human beings on the planet.” – Chuck Wilson. Village Voice & LA Weekly

“an inspiring story….” – LA Times

Admimssion: Free

Partnerships

"logo_TheWamplerFoundationCommunity 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 King Charles III we are partnering with The Stephen J. Wampler Foundation in an effort to bring much needed exposure and donations to this incredible organization.

The Stephen J. Wampler Foundation provides life-changing experiences to children with physical disabilities. CPH is helping raise funds to send a child to CAMP WAMP. Camp Wamp is a camp for children ages (10-18) years old with physical disabilities.

You can learn more about and donate directly to this excellent cause HERE.
To apply as a camper a Survey + Applications for Camp Wamp need to be completed can be found on these links:
1. https://www.wamplerfoundation.org/camp-wamp-forms.html
2. https://www.wamplerfoundation.org/applications.html

Camp Wamp is seeking the following for the summer of 2018:
– 125 Campers with physical disabilities ages (10-18)
– Corporate Sponsorships & Donations, Public Grants, Private Grants and Individual Donations
– Camp Counselors, Staff and Volunteers

For more information about The Stephen J. Wampler Foundation you can visit their website…

 

Apr
22
Sun
2018
KING CHARLES III Matinee
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm

KING CHARLES III

March 23 – April 22, 2018
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @8pm & Sunday @2pm

Please note there is no performance on Sunday, April 1, 2018 in observance of the Easter Holiday. There is an additional performance on Saturday, March 31 at 2pm, preceded by a Traditional Afternoon Tea at 12:30pm

CONTENT WARNING:
This production includes use of adult language.

 
 
 

By Mike Bartlett

Director: Tyler Richards Hewes

 

A Family Feud of Majestic Proportions

The most glamorous and photographed family in the world, the British royal family, seen through a modern-Shakespearean lens.

The Queen is Dead.  Long Live the King. Queen Elizabeth II is dead and Prince Charles-after a lifetime of waiting-prepares to finally ascend to the throne. One family holds the future of Great Britain in its hands. But what do Prince William, Princess Kate, and Prince Harry really think about their father’s ascension?

The Prime Minister proposes legislation designed to restrict the freedom of the press, which Charles opposes, subverting the understood rules of British democracy. Defying centuries of tradition, Charles boldly attempts to reassert the crown’s power, landing himself – and his country – in a royal mess.

Exploring the themes of power and betrayal, Mike Bartlett’s blank-verse, internationally acclaimed play, King Charles III, is a Shakespearean-style take on the future of the British Royal Family, skillfully revealing the living, breathing, nuanced flesh and blood people beneath the crowns. A smash Broadway and West End hit, King Charles III was nominated for 6 Olivier Awards, 5 Tony Awards, 3 Drama Desk Awards, winning Best Play in London and was recently made into a BBC/PBS Masterpiece Special starring Tim Piggott-Smith in the title role.

 

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE!
BUY TICKETS

 

SPECIAL SCREENING: WAMPLER’S ASCENT

Saturday, April 7 at 2:00pm

Join us for this Special Screening of Wampler’s Ascent, an award-winning and truly inspiring film documentary featuring Stephen Wampler, the founder of our King Charles III community parter (The Wampler Foundation) and his extraordinary story. A story about persistence, tenacity and perseverance.

“…..something of a miracle.” – Hollywood Reporter

“If Wampler survives the moment…..he’ll be a legend; if he’s forced to give up, he’ll merely be one of the bravest human beings on the planet.” – Chuck Wilson. Village Voice & LA Weekly

“an inspiring story….” – LA Times

Admimssion: Free

Meet the Cast

  • King Charles III: Richard Rivera
  • Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: Sandy Hotchkiss
  • William, Duke of Cambridge: Andrew Walters
  • Catherine (Kate), Duchess of Cambridge: Julia Giolzetti
  • Prince Henry (Harry) of Wales: Travis Rynders
  • James Reiss, Press Secretary to King Charles III: Mike Martin
  • Mr. Evans, the Prime Minister: Christopher Pittman
  • Spenser/Paul (a kebab vendor): Samuel Young
  • Sir Gordon/Cootsy/Clive (an Under Butler): Taurian McLeod
  • Jess: Alyssa Salter
  • Mrs. Stevens, the Leader of the Opposition: Liza Wismer
  • Ghost/Television Producer: Sara Jane Nash
  • Speaker of the House/Sir Michael/Archbishop of Canterbury: Steven Jensen
  • Free-Newspaper Woman: Sue Boland
  • Sarah/Terry: Madeline Tam-Love
  • Nick/Servant: Heather Warren
  • Roberts (a Butler): Jasmin Haddad

The Playbill

The program is available here King Charles III Program

Gallery

Photo credit: Ken Jacques Photography

Cast Bios


RICHARD RIVERARICHARD RIVERA (King Charles III) is thrilled to make his debut at Coronado Playhouse. Previous roles include Pygmalion (Alfred Doolittle) and Moon Over Buffalo (George Hay), Patio Playhouse; Clever Little Lies (Bill Sr.), Point Loma Playhouse; For Honor (Adam), San Diego Repertory Theatre; The Dresser, (Norman), Lamplighters Theatre; Julius Caesar (Cassius) and Equivocation (winner, Founders Award, The Inland Theatre League), Shakespeare in the Vines, Temecula. What a great opportunity it’s been to work with Tyler and this splendid cast!


SANDY HOTCHKISSSANDY HOTCHKISS (Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall) s co-founder of Talent to aMuse Theatre Company here in San Diego. She was also co-founder and co-director of the Wisconsin Theatre for Children, Inc. in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Acting credits: The Dresser (Her Ladyship), The Gin Game (Fonsia) Blithe Spirit, (Madame Arcate) Lion In Winter, (Eleanor). Commercial/film work – TV pilot HR805, Grossmont Center, and a Dancing Granny (her favorite role) with Travis Pastrana – viral video promoting the X Games in LA.


ANDREW WALTERSANDREW WALTERS (William, Duke of Cambridge) is stoked to make his debut with Coronado Playhouse! As a recent UCSD theatre graduate, Andrew received the Allan Havis Distinguished Artist Award. Past productions include: Untold (Sam/Alexa), Other People (Franklin), Pre-Production (Rhett), Gruesome Playground Injuries (Dougie). Recently Andrew was seen at the OB Playhouse in The Eight: Reindeer Monologues and Sofa’s Story at OnStage Playhouse. All the love to the cast, crew, Coronado Playhouse and, of course, the audience.


JULIA GIOLZETTIJULIA GIOLZETTI (Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate) recently returned to her hometown after 12 years in NYC and is excited to make her Coronado Playhouse debut. Off-Broadway: Drunk Shakespeare. Selected New York credits: World Premiere of PINK! (Samantha), And Miss Reardon… (Anna), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), Othello (Iago), Cymbeline (Pisanio), Winter’s Tale (Paulina), Comedy of Errors (Adriana), Twelfth Night (Andrew). Istanbul: The Tempest, Macbeth. San Diego: …Jimmy Dean (Edna), Plays by Young Writers at the Old Globe. BFA: NYU. For Rosalind. www.JuliaGiolzetti.com


TRAVIS RYNDERSTRAVIS RYNDERS (Prince Henry of Wales, Harry) is excited to make his San Diego area debut at Coronado Playhouse. Also a dancer, Travis’ favorite performing credits include Zoot Suit (SGT Smith), A Streetcar Named Desire (Alan/young collector), and Give (Dancer). Travis Just recently moved back after studying Theatre at UCSC and is excited and thankful to be working with such amazing performers and designers.


MIKE MARTINMIKE MARTIN (James Reiss, Press Secretary to King Charles III) is making his San Diego debut at Coronado Playhouse. He has served as Artistic Director for both STAGES theatre and N.C.A.T. and was named Orange County’s Best Actor of the Year by OC Weekly. Recent credits include A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Pseudolus), American Buffalo (Don), and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Satan). He would like to thank Joelle Hanson and Matthew Johnson for making this debut.


CHRISTOPHER PITTMANCHRISTOPHER PITTMAN (Mr. Evans, the Prime Minister) is pleased to be entering his sixth year in Southern California. His roles here include The Man Who Came to Dinner (Mr. Westcott), Political Suicide (Senator Dayton Rivers), The History of King Henry IV Parts I & II (King Henry IV), Taming of the Shrew (Baptista), The Tragedy of Julius Caesar (Julius Caesar), The Lion in Winter (Henry), Eurydice (Father), and director of Charley’s Aunt, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Importance of Being Earnest.


SAMUEL YOUNGSAMUEL YOUNG (Spencer/Paul) is thrilled to be making his return to the Coronado Playhouse for another great show. He was seen last summer here in Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio) and the summer before that in Hamlet (Horatio). Some favorite previous productions include Maple & Vine (Ryu) with Trinity Theatre, Pickwick Players’ To Kill A Mockingbird (Heck Tate), and American Carnage (GuardIan) with FruitlessMoon Theatre. He also directed the play Sylvia, at Patio Playhouse, Escondido.


TAURIAN McCLEODTAURIAN McCLEOD (Sir Gordon/Cootsy/Clive) is very excited to be a part of this production. Hailing from England, he has had a love of performing since childhood, attending Worcester Tech where he studied performing arts for a few years: acting, singing, dancing, street theatre and theatre in history. This is Taurian’s very first time working with Coronado Playhouse, although he has worked previously with director Tyler Hewes on last years Pickwick Players’ production of To Kill a Mocking Bird, playing Tom Robinson.


ALYSSA SALTERALYSSA SALTER (Jess) is excited to make her debut at Coronado Playhouse. She is also a playwright, director, and the founding artistic director of New Match Collective. Favorite acting credits include Twelfth Night (Malvolio) at Shakespeare’s Globe in a residency with East 15 Drama School, London, Swipe (Woman), A Little Hotel On The Side (Victoire), and Don Juan Comes Back From War (The Mother). She is grateful for the support of her father and is delighted to play alongside the cast and crew.


LIZA WISMERLIZA WISMER (Mrs. Stevens, the Leader of the Opposition) is very excited to be returning to Coronado Playhouse after her last performance in Romeo & Juliet (Lady Capulet). A graduate of San Francisco State University’s drama program, Liza has appeared in such productions as Biloxi Blues, Rocky Horror Show, Waiting for Godot, and many others. Currently, Liza teaches high school English and loves to expose her students to drama as much as possible. Liza expresses her love and gratitude to her husband and daughter.


SARAH JANE NASH SARA JANE NASH (Ghost/Television Producer) is happy to be returning to the stage and making her debut at Coronado Playhouse. Favorite theatrical credits include Lady Windermere’s Fan (Lady Windermere), Rebecca (Mrs de Winter) and Run for your Wife (Mary Smith). “Thank you, dear audience, for coming out and seeing this production and big love to my husband for his unending support. Greatly appreciate the representation of Shamon Freitas Agency. Long live the Queen!”


STEPHEN J. JENSEN STEVEN JENSEN (Speaker of the House, Archbishop of Canterbury, Sir Michael) is delighted to be part of this, his sixteenth Coronado Playhouse play in eight years. Favorite shows here include Hamlet (King Claudius), The Drowsy Chaperone (Underling), Spamalot (King Arthur), Little Shop of Horrors (Mr. Mushnik), and The Man Who Came to Dinner (John). Lots of plays elsewhere, too, including King Lear, Macbeth, and Who Am I This Time? at Vanguard and Edward II at Diversionary.


SUE BOLANDSUE BOLAND (Free-Newspaper Woman, Ensemble) was last seen in James and the Giant Peach (Sponge) and is pleased to be in this, her 9th Coronado Playhouse production. San Diego Credits include: Fiddler on the Roof, Meet Me in St. Louis, Cabaret, Grease, Stepping Out, My Fair Lady. Nunsense, Little Women, Pirates of Penzance, Guys and Dolls, Most Happy Fella, Ragtime, Damn Yankees, Oklahoma, Three Penny Opera, Sound of Music and Oliver. Sue is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, NYC and is a retired CPA.


MADELINE TAM-LOVEMADELINE TAM-LOVE (Sarah, Terry, Ensemble) is excited to be a part of this production of King Charles III at Coronado Playhouse. She studied musical theater at Southern Utah University and most recently was in Batboy: The Musical at the OB Playhouse.


JASMIN HADDADJASMIN HADDAD (Roberts, Ensemble) is excited to make her Coronado Playhouse debut. She is a recent graduate from the University of San Diego where she studied Neuroscience and Theatre. Her favorite acting credits include On the Verge (Alex), Henry V (Thomas Gray), and Anton’s Shorts (Mrs. Merchukina). She was most recently seen in the OB playhouse production of The Reindeer Monologues as Blitzen. She wants to thank her amazing friends for their support and love. 


HEATHER WARRENHEATHER WARREN (Ensemble) is excited to make her debut at Coronado Playhouse. Favorite acting credits include The Miracle Worker (Annie Sullivan), Young Frankenstein (Elizabeth Benning), and Harvey (Myrtle Mae Simmons). Most recently, she was seen at Laurel Mill Playhouse in Maryland as Charlotte Walker in Loves and Hours. She is thankful for the opportunity to work with such a talented group of people.



 

 

 

Creative Team


TYLER RICHARDS HEWESTYLER RICHARDS HEWES (Director) is excited that his directing debut at CPH is with this excellent cast and creative team. Recent theatrical endeavors: To Kill A Mockingbird (Director, Aubrey nominee), Bedside Manners (Ferris, Aubrey nominee), Funny Business (Ferris), Greetings! (Mickey, Aubrey winner), And Then There Were None (Lombard), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theseus), and Macbeth (Malcolm). Tyler is thankful for the love and encouragement of his wife Abby, and their fantastic children, Henry and Margaret.


JENNIFER MCKENNA (Producer) is an attorney and lead singer of local classic rock cover band, Event Horizon, and is honored to be a part of KCIII. Producing credits include: Pygmalion, American Idiot (Patio), The Dresser, 84 Charing Cross Road (Lamplighters), November (Aubrey Award), Coyote on a Fence, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Persuasion, and The Elephant Man (all at OnStage), as well as Coronado Playhouse’s upcoming production of Next to Normal. Additionally, Jennifer can be heard as the voice of Antoinette in the Rex Rivetter: Private Eye podcast (Downstairs Entertainment). Jennifer extends her most sincere thanks to the Tyler, Vanessa, CPH, the cast and crew for their extraordinary talents, effort and commitment. Love to Miles and, most importantly, Steve Murdock…“you are my heart, my love, my always.”


KATHY PARKS (Resident & 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.


JACOB SAMPSON (Set Designer) is happy to be back at CPH after previously designing Seussical and The 39 Steps. Jacob is a native San Diegan and a graduate of SDSCPA. He received a BFA in Theatre Arts from Stephens College before moving to NYC where he worked as a properties artisan. Jacob spent two summers with the Santa Fe Opera as a properties carpenter and recently moved back to San Diego to join the prop department at The Old Globe. Thank you for supporting the arts and enjoy the show!


CHAD OAKLEY (Lighting Designer) Recent lighting designs at CPH: La Posada Magica, Altar Boyz, A Chorus Line, Sordid Lives, A Little Night Music. Other: Cabaret (ion Theatre); As Bees in Honey Drown, Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class, Spring Awakening, Next Fall, Play it Again Sam (OnStage Playhouse); American Carnage (Fruitlessmoon Theatreworks); Something’s Afoot (Pickwick Players); They’re Playing Our Song (Lamplighters). Chad will be directing Next to Normal at CPH this spring.


STEVE MURDOCK (Sound Designer) Previous productions at Coronado Playhouse include Much Ado About Nothing, Boeing Boeing, Tempest, Romeo and Juliet and Blithe Spirit. Other recent productions include Next Fall, November, and The Buddy Holly Story at OnStage Playhouse, Loves and Hours at Scripps Ranch Theater, Hope at 10th Avenue Art Center, Last Train to Nibroc at Different Stages, They’re Playing Our Song, and The Dresser at Lamplighters.


LISA BURGESS (Costume Designer & Construction) Since 2007, Lisa has been a costume designer for Scripps Ranch Theatre, Onstage Playhouse, SD International Fringe Festival, and more. As a Fulbrighter, she lived and traveled extensively throughout the UK (2010-2011) researching British education policies and practices, while immersing herself in British culture. Lisa is a former Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, based in London. This is her first time with Coronado Playhouse and she thanks all involved for the opportunity to bring the real-world aspect and historical details of King Charles III to our SoCal stage.


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.


VANESSA DINNING (Dialect Coach, Voice & Text) English-born and professionally trained as an actor and a voice/dialect specialist at drama schools in London, Vanessa enjoyed a successful career acting, directing, singing and coaching voices and dialect throughout the UK, working at The Royal National Theatre, Belgrade Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe in London among others. Since moving to San Diego in 2007, she has worked as an actor, dialect coach and director with Cygnet Theatre, North Coast Rep Theatre School, Coronado Playhouse, Scripps Ranch Theatre, San Diego Musical Theatre, Write Out Loud, The Welk Resorts, San Diego Opera, Bodhi Tree Concerts and Moonlight Stage Productions. Recent local dialect coaching credits include: Hay Fever, The Vortex, My Fair Lady, When The Rain Stops Falling (Cygnet), My Fair Lady, Shrek, The Musical, Titanic, The Little Mermaid (Moonlight Stage Productions), All Is Calm (Bodhi Tree Concerts), Lucky Stiff (Mt. San Jacinto College, Menifee), The 39 Steps, Sherlock Holmes’ Final Adventure, Roman Holiday (Coronado Playhouse), Sleuth, Outside Mullingar (Scripps Ranch Theatre) and Billy Elliot (San Diego Musical Theatre).


GEORGE YE (Fight Choreographer) The Last Wife, King Hedley, Seven Guitars, Stupid F**king Bird, True West, Fool For Love, The Motherf**ker with a Hat, Bug, Communicating Doors, Shakespeare’s R&J (Cygnet Theatre); Macbeth, Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, Double Indemnity, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, 2013 Shakespeare Festival, Allegiance the musical, August: Osage County, God of Carnage, The Whipping Man, Dancing in the Dark (The Old Globe); Up Here, The Ether Dome, Kingdom City, Peter and the Star Catchers, Blood and Gifts, Hands on a Hard Body, A Dram of Drummhicit (La Jolla Playhouse); Other favorites include: Vietgone, Oedipus El Rey, Claybourne Park (San Diego Rep); The King’s Guard with Ron Pearlman and Eric Roberts. George is head of performance training at San Diego Mesa College, MFA, SAFD, AEA.


ROBYN SMITH (Assistant Director) is excited to have her debut Assistant Directing gig here at Coronado Playhouse, second time Assistant Directing under Tyler Hewes (first was To Kill A Mockingbird, Pickwick Players). She recently directed P.S. Your Cat Is Dead at PowPAC. She thanks Tyler for giving her this opportunity and also thanks the cast and crew for their hard work and dedication. She is lucky and grateful to be able to work with such talent.


ANTHONY ZELIG (CPH Resident Lighting Board Operator) is thrilled to be a part of the Coronado Playhouse family and working on this production of King Charles III. Recent CPH credits include James and the Giant Peach, Little Shop of Horrors, Fly By Night and The Addams Family. Major thanks to Chad and Josh for their mentoring.


Show Events

OPENING NIGHT MEMBERS’ MINGLER
Friday, March 23, 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.

 

SPECIAL EVENT: TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA – SOLD OUT!
Easter Saturday, March 31st at 12:30pm

Immerse yourself in British Culture and complement your theatre-going experience by partaking in a traditional English Afternoon Tea? Guided by CPH Board Member (and resident Brit) Vanessa Dinning, attendees will learn about Afternoon Tea etiquette and customs while enjoying delicious sweet and savory morsels, before enjoying the matinee performance.

Please arrive at 12:15pm. Tea served from 12:30pm
Add-on for only $30.00 when you purchase online, or by calling the box office at (619) 435-4856
Minimum of 12 tea reservations to run the event.

 

SPECIAL SCREENING: WAMPLER’S ASCENT
Saturday, April 7 at 2:00pm

Join us for this Special Screening of Wampler’s Ascent, an award-winning and truly inspiring film documentary featuring Stephen Wampler, the founder of our King Charles III community parter (The Wampler Foundation) and his extraordinary story. A story about persistence, tenacity and perseverance.

“…..something of a miracle.” – Hollywood Reporter

“If Wampler survives the moment…..he’ll be a legend; if he’s forced to give up, he’ll merely be one of the bravest human beings on the planet.” – Chuck Wilson. Village Voice & LA Weekly

“an inspiring story….” – LA Times

Admimssion: Free

Partnerships

"logo_TheWamplerFoundationCommunity 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 King Charles III we are partnering with The Stephen J. Wampler Foundation in an effort to bring much needed exposure and donations to this incredible organization.

The Stephen J. Wampler Foundation provides life-changing experiences to children with physical disabilities. CPH is helping raise funds to send a child to CAMP WAMP. Camp Wamp is a camp for children ages (10-18) years old with physical disabilities.

You can learn more about and donate directly to this excellent cause HERE.
To apply as a camper a Survey + Applications for Camp Wamp need to be completed can be found on these links:
1. https://www.wamplerfoundation.org/camp-wamp-forms.html
2. https://www.wamplerfoundation.org/applications.html

Camp Wamp is seeking the following for the summer of 2018:
– 125 Campers with physical disabilities ages (10-18)
– Corporate Sponsorships & Donations, Public Grants, Private Grants and Individual Donations
– Camp Counselors, Staff and Volunteers

For more information about The Stephen J. Wampler Foundation you can visit their website…

 

May
25
Fri
2018
NEXT TO NORMAL
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

NEXT TO NORMAL

May 25 – June 17, 2018
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @8pm & Sunday @2pm

Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Director: Chad Oakley
Music Director: Martín Martiarena
 
 
 
 
The Goodmans appear to be a typical American family, yet their lives are anything but normal. This family is about to face the music!

Heartbreaking, humorous and unflinchingly authentic in its examination of a suburban family and how they handle mother’s 16-year battle with bi-polar disorder, Next to Normal is a tremendously moving and intimate musical about deeply complicated and flawed human beings and takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart.

With a powerful rock music score by Tom Kitt (If/Then, American Idiot, Freaky Friday), and the winner of 3 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Next to Normal is, in the words of The New York Times, “much more than a feel-good musical; it is a feel-everything musical.”

“An honest, truthful story about a family with problems but a whole lot of love for each other& beautiful, artful, deeply moving.” – Chicago Tribune

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE! BUY TICKETS

Meet the Cast

  • Diana: Rebekah Rawhouser
  • Dan: Anthony Donovan
  • Natalie: Chloe Marcotte
  • Gabe: SeeJay Lewis
  • Henry: Peter Armado
  • Dr. Madden: Connor Boyd

The Playbill

The program will be available here by Friday, May 25, 2018

Gallery

Press images are not yet available for this production.

Cast Bios


REBEKAH RAWHOUSERREBEKAH RAWHOUSER (Diana) is thrilled to be making her Coronado debut! Trained in both musical theater and opera, Rebekah most recently appeared as Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar in Norfolk, VA. During her ten years as a Chicago resident, she performed in productions such as Candide, Die Fledermaus, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Sorcerer, and The Gondoliers, while also being full-time Mom to three children, and working as a birth doula! Rebekah is extremely grateful for the support of her husband-ever the encourager-and for the opportunity to take part in bringing this incredible show to life here at CPH!


ANTHONY DONOVANANTHONY DONOVAN (Dan) was previously seen at CPH in Godspell: In Concert. Other stage credits include The Who’s Tommy and Avenue Q (OB Playhouse), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story and Spring Awakening (OnStage Playhouse), A Civil War Christmas (Diversionary), Into the Woods (Pickwick Players), A Boy and a Girl (Vista’s Broadway Theatre), Five Course Love (Scripps Ranch Theatre). Thanks to Chad and Martin for the opportunity, this cast, crew, and as always The Usual Suspects.


CHLOE MARCOTTECHLOE MARCOTTE (Natalie) is thrilled to be back on stage, making her San Diego theatre debut at Coronado Playhouse. Originally from Palm Desert, California, Chloe studied musical theatre at the Idyllwild Arts Academy, before moving to Boston to receive her BFA at Emerson College. Some of her favorite credits include Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Maria in West Side Story, Hope Cladwell in Urinetown, and Penny Pingleton in Hairspray. “Love and thanks to Mom, for the endless laughs, tears, and pushing me to never settle, and to Cole for believing in me always, and making our life one big silly-fest.”


SEEJAY LEWISSEEJAY LEWIS (Gabe) returns to the Coronado Playhouse stage as Gabe in Next To Normal. He was recently seen as Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar at OB Playhouse. Favorite credits: Coronado Playhouse: Altar Boyz (Blue Ribbon Award); OB Playhouse: Bat Boy; Onstage Playhouse: Spring Awakening, RENT (Aldea Award), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; ACT SD: Spring Awakening (West Coast Premiere); Grossmont College: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Parade; YAT: High School Musical & High School Musical 2 (West Coast Premieres/NYT Award), Les Miserables (NYT Award), & Into The Woods. SeeJay is also an amibo™ customizer. Currently recording his 2nd EP. http://www.soundcloud.com/seejay-lewis


PETER ARMADOPETER ARMADO (Henry) is totes excited to return to Coronado Playhouse and to tell this story that he literally cannot even! Some credits include: Spring Awakening (Melchior); Altar Boyz (Luke); American Idiot (Favorite Son); The Threepenny Opera (Bob); Into the Woods: In Concert (Rapunzel’s Prince), Rent (Gordon, The Man, u/s Roger), Next to Normal (Voices, u/s Henry) Legally Blonde: The Musical (Padamadan, Carlos), and Spring Awakening (Hanschen). Additionally, Peter performs and studies theatre with Leigh Scarritt Productions’ Advanced Workshop. He also studies at The Rehearsal Room Acting School.


CONNOR BOYDCONNOR BOYD (Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden) is excited to return to the Coronado Playhouse as Dr. Madden. Regional Theatre: Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (Coronado Playhouse), Apostle in Jesus Christ Superstar (Concert Edition), Gangster #2 in The Drowsy Chaperone (San Diego State University), Adam in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Narrator in The Laramie Project (Trinity Theatre Company). Film: DD in The End of Fun, Eric in Mirror Image, Grayson in The Final Days of Elliot Morrison (San Diego Film Award Nomination 2017).



 

 

 

Creative Team

CHAD OAKLEYCHAD OAKLEY (Director) As a Director: The Violet Hour, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (OnStage Playhouse), Pippin (Pickwick Players). As an Assistant Director: Tartuffe (Coronado Playhouse). Lighting and Set Design: Spike Heels, Spring Awakening, Play It Again Sam, Coyote on a Fence, Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story (OnStage Playhouse), And then There Were None (Pickwick Players). Lighting Design: King Charles III, Altar Boyz, A Chorus Line, Sordid Lives, A Little Night Music, Chicago (Coronado Playhouse), Cabaret (ion Theatre), As Bees In Honey Drown, November, Blithe Spirit, The Glass Menagerie (OnStage Playhouse) and many more…


MARTIN MARTIARENAMARTIN MARTIARENA (Musical Director) is excited to bring the powerful score of Next to Normal to Coronado Playhouse. Martin is a soon-to-be graduate from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. His credits as music director include shows such as Spring Awakening, Xanadu, and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. He can be found playing in many professional pit orchestras around the West Coast with recent shows including Jesus Christ Superstar (Welk), First Date (SDMT), Dogfight (Cygnet) and leading The Rollers, San Diego’s premier Beatles cover band.


JENNIFER McKENNA (Producer)


ANTHONY ZELIG (N2N Associate Producer & Projections Operator; Resident Lighting Operator) is thrilled to be a part of the Coronado Playhouse family and working on this production of Next to Normal. Thank you to Jen for the guidance and for sharing your producing experience and to Chad for being an excellent leader. And thank you to Josh for the continued lighting training and mentoring. Up next, lighting design for A Man of No Importance.


KATHY PARKS (Resident Stage Manager and N2N 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. She thanks her sons Connor and Sean Boyd for bringing her into the world of theatre.


JACOB SAMPSON (Set Designer) is happy to be back at CPH after previously designing Seussical, The 39 Steps and King Charles III. Jacob is a native San Diegan and a graduate of SDSCPA. He received a BFA in theatre arts from Stephens College before moving to NYC where he worked as a properties artisan. Jacob spent two summers with the Santa Fe Opera as a properties carpenter and recently moved back to San Diego to join the prop department at The Old Globe. Thank you for supporting the arts and enjoy the show!


JOSH OLMSTEAD (Lighting Designer) is excited to present his latest Coronado Playhouse lighting design. Thanks to the board and production team for the honor to play with, create, and present this lighting creation! Also thanks to the support team of family, mentors, and friends that has given Josh the opportunity to learn and create in this community. Past favorite designs include: Coronado Playhouse—Fly by Night (2017, Blue Ribbon Award), Hamlet (2016), Frog and Toad (2015, Blue Ribbon Award), and Sleeping Beauty (2014). OB Playhouse—Avenue Q (2016) and Urinetown (2017). OnStage Playhouse—Heathers the Musical (2017).


MICHAEL COOK (Sound Designer & Live Audio Mixer)


SARAH ROBINSON (Costume Designer & Assistant Director)


MIKE McCULLOCK (Projections Designer)


PAMELA EVERETT (Resident Properties Designer) is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this amazing production staff and cast! Pam has been with CPH for 12 years assisting with too many shows to list. Thank you to my wonderful loving family, Dennis and Amanda for enabling me, putting up with the mess at home and for their assistance in making everything happen.


Show Events

OPENING NIGHT MEMBERS’ MINGLER
Friday, May 25, 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_dbsasandiegoCommunity 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 Next To Normal we are partnering with Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of San Diego in an effort to bring much needed exposure and donations to this incredible organization.

For more information about Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of San Diego you can visit their website…

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of San Diego: The mission of DBSA San Diego is to provide hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people in San Diego County who are living with mood disorders.

 

May
26
Sat
2018
NEXT TO NORMAL
May 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

NEXT TO NORMAL

May 25 – June 17, 2018
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @8pm & Sunday @2pm

Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Director: Chad Oakley
Music Director: Martín Martiarena
 
 
 
 
The Goodmans appear to be a typical American family, yet their lives are anything but normal. This family is about to face the music!

Heartbreaking, humorous and unflinchingly authentic in its examination of a suburban family and how they handle mother’s 16-year battle with bi-polar disorder, Next to Normal is a tremendously moving and intimate musical about deeply complicated and flawed human beings and takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart.

With a powerful rock music score by Tom Kitt (If/Then, American Idiot, Freaky Friday), and the winner of 3 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Next to Normal is, in the words of The New York Times, “much more than a feel-good musical; it is a feel-everything musical.”

“An honest, truthful story about a family with problems but a whole lot of love for each other& beautiful, artful, deeply moving.” – Chicago Tribune

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE! BUY TICKETS

Meet the Cast

  • Diana: Rebekah Rawhouser
  • Dan: Anthony Donovan
  • Natalie: Chloe Marcotte
  • Gabe: SeeJay Lewis
  • Henry: Peter Armado
  • Dr. Madden: Connor Boyd

The Playbill

The program will be available here by Friday, May 25, 2018

Gallery

Press images are not yet available for this production.

Cast Bios


REBEKAH RAWHOUSERREBEKAH RAWHOUSER (Diana) is thrilled to be making her Coronado debut! Trained in both musical theater and opera, Rebekah most recently appeared as Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar in Norfolk, VA. During her ten years as a Chicago resident, she performed in productions such as Candide, Die Fledermaus, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Sorcerer, and The Gondoliers, while also being full-time Mom to three children, and working as a birth doula! Rebekah is extremely grateful for the support of her husband-ever the encourager-and for the opportunity to take part in bringing this incredible show to life here at CPH!


ANTHONY DONOVANANTHONY DONOVAN (Dan) was previously seen at CPH in Godspell: In Concert. Other stage credits include The Who’s Tommy and Avenue Q (OB Playhouse), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story and Spring Awakening (OnStage Playhouse), A Civil War Christmas (Diversionary), Into the Woods (Pickwick Players), A Boy and a Girl (Vista’s Broadway Theatre), Five Course Love (Scripps Ranch Theatre). Thanks to Chad and Martin for the opportunity, this cast, crew, and as always The Usual Suspects.


CHLOE MARCOTTECHLOE MARCOTTE (Natalie) is thrilled to be back on stage, making her San Diego theatre debut at Coronado Playhouse. Originally from Palm Desert, California, Chloe studied musical theatre at the Idyllwild Arts Academy, before moving to Boston to receive her BFA at Emerson College. Some of her favorite credits include Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Maria in West Side Story, Hope Cladwell in Urinetown, and Penny Pingleton in Hairspray. “Love and thanks to Mom, for the endless laughs, tears, and pushing me to never settle, and to Cole for believing in me always, and making our life one big silly-fest.”


SEEJAY LEWISSEEJAY LEWIS (Gabe) returns to the Coronado Playhouse stage as Gabe in Next To Normal. He was recently seen as Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar at OB Playhouse. Favorite credits: Coronado Playhouse: Altar Boyz (Blue Ribbon Award); OB Playhouse: Bat Boy; Onstage Playhouse: Spring Awakening, RENT (Aldea Award), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; ACT SD: Spring Awakening (West Coast Premiere); Grossmont College: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Parade; YAT: High School Musical & High School Musical 2 (West Coast Premieres/NYT Award), Les Miserables (NYT Award), & Into The Woods. SeeJay is also an amibo™ customizer. Currently recording his 2nd EP. http://www.soundcloud.com/seejay-lewis


PETER ARMADOPETER ARMADO (Henry) is totes excited to return to Coronado Playhouse and to tell this story that he literally cannot even! Some credits include: Spring Awakening (Melchior); Altar Boyz (Luke); American Idiot (Favorite Son); The Threepenny Opera (Bob); Into the Woods: In Concert (Rapunzel’s Prince), Rent (Gordon, The Man, u/s Roger), Next to Normal (Voices, u/s Henry) Legally Blonde: The Musical (Padamadan, Carlos), and Spring Awakening (Hanschen). Additionally, Peter performs and studies theatre with Leigh Scarritt Productions’ Advanced Workshop. He also studies at The Rehearsal Room Acting School.


CONNOR BOYDCONNOR BOYD (Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden) is excited to return to the Coronado Playhouse as Dr. Madden. Regional Theatre: Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (Coronado Playhouse), Apostle in Jesus Christ Superstar (Concert Edition), Gangster #2 in The Drowsy Chaperone (San Diego State University), Adam in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Narrator in The Laramie Project (Trinity Theatre Company). Film: DD in The End of Fun, Eric in Mirror Image, Grayson in The Final Days of Elliot Morrison (San Diego Film Award Nomination 2017).



 

 

 

Creative Team

CHAD OAKLEYCHAD OAKLEY (Director) As a Director: The Violet Hour, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (OnStage Playhouse), Pippin (Pickwick Players). As an Assistant Director: Tartuffe (Coronado Playhouse). Lighting and Set Design: Spike Heels, Spring Awakening, Play It Again Sam, Coyote on a Fence, Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story (OnStage Playhouse), And then There Were None (Pickwick Players). Lighting Design: King Charles III, Altar Boyz, A Chorus Line, Sordid Lives, A Little Night Music, Chicago (Coronado Playhouse), Cabaret (ion Theatre), As Bees In Honey Drown, November, Blithe Spirit, The Glass Menagerie (OnStage Playhouse) and many more…


MARTIN MARTIARENAMARTIN MARTIARENA (Musical Director) is excited to bring the powerful score of Next to Normal to Coronado Playhouse. Martin is a soon-to-be graduate from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. His credits as music director include shows such as Spring Awakening, Xanadu, and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. He can be found playing in many professional pit orchestras around the West Coast with recent shows including Jesus Christ Superstar (Welk), First Date (SDMT), Dogfight (Cygnet) and leading The Rollers, San Diego’s premier Beatles cover band.


JENNIFER McKENNA (Producer)


ANTHONY ZELIG (N2N Associate Producer & Projections Operator; Resident Lighting Operator) is thrilled to be a part of the Coronado Playhouse family and working on this production of Next to Normal. Thank you to Jen for the guidance and for sharing your producing experience and to Chad for being an excellent leader. And thank you to Josh for the continued lighting training and mentoring. Up next, lighting design for A Man of No Importance.


KATHY PARKS (Resident Stage Manager and N2N 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. She thanks her sons Connor and Sean Boyd for bringing her into the world of theatre.


JACOB SAMPSON (Set Designer) is happy to be back at CPH after previously designing Seussical, The 39 Steps and King Charles III. Jacob is a native San Diegan and a graduate of SDSCPA. He received a BFA in theatre arts from Stephens College before moving to NYC where he worked as a properties artisan. Jacob spent two summers with the Santa Fe Opera as a properties carpenter and recently moved back to San Diego to join the prop department at The Old Globe. Thank you for supporting the arts and enjoy the show!


JOSH OLMSTEAD (Lighting Designer) is excited to present his latest Coronado Playhouse lighting design. Thanks to the board and production team for the honor to play with, create, and present this lighting creation! Also thanks to the support team of family, mentors, and friends that has given Josh the opportunity to learn and create in this community. Past favorite designs include: Coronado Playhouse—Fly by Night (2017, Blue Ribbon Award), Hamlet (2016), Frog and Toad (2015, Blue Ribbon Award), and Sleeping Beauty (2014). OB Playhouse—Avenue Q (2016) and Urinetown (2017). OnStage Playhouse—Heathers the Musical (2017).


MICHAEL COOK (Sound Designer & Live Audio Mixer)


SARAH ROBINSON (Costume Designer & Assistant Director)


MIKE McCULLOCK (Projections Designer)


PAMELA EVERETT (Resident Properties Designer) is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this amazing production staff and cast! Pam has been with CPH for 12 years assisting with too many shows to list. Thank you to my wonderful loving family, Dennis and Amanda for enabling me, putting up with the mess at home and for their assistance in making everything happen.


Show Events

OPENING NIGHT MEMBERS’ MINGLER
Friday, May 25, 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_dbsasandiegoCommunity 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 Next To Normal we are partnering with Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of San Diego in an effort to bring much needed exposure and donations to this incredible organization.

For more information about Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of San Diego you can visit their website…

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of San Diego: The mission of DBSA San Diego is to provide hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people in San Diego County who are living with mood disorders.

 

May
27
Sun
2018
NEXT TO NORMAL Matinee
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

NEXT TO NORMAL

May 25 – June 17, 2018
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @8pm & Sunday @2pm

Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Director: Chad Oakley
Music Director: Martín Martiarena
 
 
 
 
The Goodmans appear to be a typical American family, yet their lives are anything but normal. This family is about to face the music!

Heartbreaking, humorous and unflinchingly authentic in its examination of a suburban family and how they handle mother’s 16-year battle with bi-polar disorder, Next to Normal is a tremendously moving and intimate musical about deeply complicated and flawed human beings and takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart.

With a powerful rock music score by Tom Kitt (If/Then, American Idiot, Freaky Friday), and the winner of 3 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Next to Normal is, in the words of The New York Times, “much more than a feel-good musical; it is a feel-everything musical.”

“An honest, truthful story about a family with problems but a whole lot of love for each other& beautiful, artful, deeply moving.” – Chicago Tribune

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Meet the Cast

  • Diana: Rebekah Rawhouser
  • Dan: Anthony Donovan
  • Natalie: Chloe Marcotte
  • Gabe: SeeJay Lewis
  • Henry: Peter Armado
  • Dr. Madden: Connor Boyd

The Playbill

The program will be available here by Friday, May 25, 2018

Gallery

Press images are not yet available for this production.

Cast Bios


REBEKAH RAWHOUSERREBEKAH RAWHOUSER (Diana) is thrilled to be making her Coronado debut! Trained in both musical theater and opera, Rebekah most recently appeared as Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar in Norfolk, VA. During her ten years as a Chicago resident, she performed in productions such as Candide, Die Fledermaus, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Sorcerer, and The Gondoliers, while also being full-time Mom to three children, and working as a birth doula! Rebekah is extremely grateful for the support of her husband-ever the encourager-and for the opportunity to take part in bringing this incredible show to life here at CPH!


ANTHONY DONOVANANTHONY DONOVAN (Dan) was previously seen at CPH in Godspell: In Concert. Other stage credits include The Who’s Tommy and Avenue Q (OB Playhouse), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story and Spring Awakening (OnStage Playhouse), A Civil War Christmas (Diversionary), Into the Woods (Pickwick Players), A Boy and a Girl (Vista’s Broadway Theatre), Five Course Love (Scripps Ranch Theatre). Thanks to Chad and Martin for the opportunity, this cast, crew, and as always The Usual Suspects.


CHLOE MARCOTTECHLOE MARCOTTE (Natalie) is thrilled to be back on stage, making her San Diego theatre debut at Coronado Playhouse. Originally from Palm Desert, California, Chloe studied musical theatre at the Idyllwild Arts Academy, before moving to Boston to receive her BFA at Emerson College. Some of her favorite credits include Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Maria in West Side Story, Hope Cladwell in Urinetown, and Penny Pingleton in Hairspray. “Love and thanks to Mom, for the endless laughs, tears, and pushing me to never settle, and to Cole for believing in me always, and making our life one big silly-fest.”


SEEJAY LEWISSEEJAY LEWIS (Gabe) returns to the Coronado Playhouse stage as Gabe in Next To Normal. He was recently seen as Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar at OB Playhouse. Favorite credits: Coronado Playhouse: Altar Boyz (Blue Ribbon Award); OB Playhouse: Bat Boy; Onstage Playhouse: Spring Awakening, RENT (Aldea Award), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; ACT SD: Spring Awakening (West Coast Premiere); Grossmont College: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Parade; YAT: High School Musical & High School Musical 2 (West Coast Premieres/NYT Award), Les Miserables (NYT Award), & Into The Woods. SeeJay is also an amibo™ customizer. Currently recording his 2nd EP. http://www.soundcloud.com/seejay-lewis


PETER ARMADOPETER ARMADO (Henry) is totes excited to return to Coronado Playhouse and to tell this story that he literally cannot even! Some credits include: Spring Awakening (Melchior); Altar Boyz (Luke); American Idiot (Favorite Son); The Threepenny Opera (Bob); Into the Woods: In Concert (Rapunzel’s Prince), Rent (Gordon, The Man, u/s Roger), Next to Normal (Voices, u/s Henry) Legally Blonde: The Musical (Padamadan, Carlos), and Spring Awakening (Hanschen). Additionally, Peter performs and studies theatre with Leigh Scarritt Productions’ Advanced Workshop. He also studies at The Rehearsal Room Acting School.


CONNOR BOYDCONNOR BOYD (Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden) is excited to return to the Coronado Playhouse as Dr. Madden. Regional Theatre: Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (Coronado Playhouse), Apostle in Jesus Christ Superstar (Concert Edition), Gangster #2 in The Drowsy Chaperone (San Diego State University), Adam in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Narrator in The Laramie Project (Trinity Theatre Company). Film: DD in The End of Fun, Eric in Mirror Image, Grayson in The Final Days of Elliot Morrison (San Diego Film Award Nomination 2017).



 

 

 

Creative Team

CHAD OAKLEYCHAD OAKLEY (Director) As a Director: The Violet Hour, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (OnStage Playhouse), Pippin (Pickwick Players). As an Assistant Director: Tartuffe (Coronado Playhouse). Lighting and Set Design: Spike Heels, Spring Awakening, Play It Again Sam, Coyote on a Fence, Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story (OnStage Playhouse), And then There Were None (Pickwick Players). Lighting Design: King Charles III, Altar Boyz, A Chorus Line, Sordid Lives, A Little Night Music, Chicago (Coronado Playhouse), Cabaret (ion Theatre), As Bees In Honey Drown, November, Blithe Spirit, The Glass Menagerie (OnStage Playhouse) and many more…


MARTIN MARTIARENAMARTIN MARTIARENA (Musical Director) is excited to bring the powerful score of Next to Normal to Coronado Playhouse. Martin is a soon-to-be graduate from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. His credits as music director include shows such as Spring Awakening, Xanadu, and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. He can be found playing in many professional pit orchestras around the West Coast with recent shows including Jesus Christ Superstar (Welk), First Date (SDMT), Dogfight (Cygnet) and leading The Rollers, San Diego’s premier Beatles cover band.


JENNIFER McKENNA (Producer)


ANTHONY ZELIG (N2N Associate Producer & Projections Operator; Resident Lighting Operator) is thrilled to be a part of the Coronado Playhouse family and working on this production of Next to Normal. Thank you to Jen for the guidance and for sharing your producing experience and to Chad for being an excellent leader. And thank you to Josh for the continued lighting training and mentoring. Up next, lighting design for A Man of No Importance.


KATHY PARKS (Resident Stage Manager and N2N 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. She thanks her sons Connor and Sean Boyd for bringing her into the world of theatre.


JACOB SAMPSON (Set Designer) is happy to be back at CPH after previously designing Seussical, The 39 Steps and King Charles III. Jacob is a native San Diegan and a graduate of SDSCPA. He received a BFA in theatre arts from Stephens College before moving to NYC where he worked as a properties artisan. Jacob spent two summers with the Santa Fe Opera as a properties carpenter and recently moved back to San Diego to join the prop department at The Old Globe. Thank you for supporting the arts and enjoy the show!


JOSH OLMSTEAD (Lighting Designer) is excited to present his latest Coronado Playhouse lighting design. Thanks to the board and production team for the honor to play with, create, and present this lighting creation! Also thanks to the support team of family, mentors, and friends that has given Josh the opportunity to learn and create in this community. Past favorite designs include: Coronado Playhouse—Fly by Night (2017, Blue Ribbon Award), Hamlet (2016), Frog and Toad (2015, Blue Ribbon Award), and Sleeping Beauty (2014). OB Playhouse—Avenue Q (2016) and Urinetown (2017). OnStage Playhouse—Heathers the Musical (2017).


MICHAEL COOK (Sound Designer & Live Audio Mixer)


SARAH ROBINSON (Costume Designer & Assistant Director)


MIKE McCULLOCK (Projections Designer)


PAMELA EVERETT (Resident Properties Designer) is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this amazing production staff and cast! Pam has been with CPH for 12 years assisting with too many shows to list. Thank you to my wonderful loving family, Dennis and Amanda for enabling me, putting up with the mess at home and for their assistance in making everything happen.


Show Events

OPENING NIGHT MEMBERS’ MINGLER
Friday, May 25, 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_dbsasandiegoCommunity 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 Next To Normal we are partnering with Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of San Diego in an effort to bring much needed exposure and donations to this incredible organization.

For more information about Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of San Diego you can visit their website…

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of San Diego: The mission of DBSA San Diego is to provide hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people in San Diego County who are living with mood disorders.

 

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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 Coronado Community Center. The current venue opened in 2006 with state-of-the-art equipment and a full-service bar.

Each Season, we produce high-quality productions to 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.