March 27 – May 3, 2015 Thursday, Friday, Saturday @8pm Sunday @2pm
Translated by Beverly Cross
Revised by Francis Evans
Directed by Rob Conway
American bachelor Bernard is happily engaged to Gloria. And to Gabriella. And to Gretchen. Having successfully juggled the arrivals and departures of these three gorgeous flight attendants, things are about to get turbulent. Weather delays and a new speedier Boeing jet see all three invading his apartment at the same time. Don’t miss this hilarious Tony Award®-winning farce.
Winner! 2008 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play
Meet the Cast
- Rob Nixon (BERNARD)
- Alyssa Anne Schechter (GLORIA)
- Holly Stephenson (BERTHE)
- James Lamberti (ROBERT)
- Rachel Bishop (GABRIELLA)
- Lena M. Jones (GRETCHEN)
Download the program here: Boeing Program
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Photos by Adriana Zuniga Williams
Download the press release here: BoeingBoeingPressReleaseFinal
San Diego Union Tribune:
‘Boeing,’ Coronado Playhouse take flight
Theater is raising its profile with programming and charity partnerships
By James Hebert, March 24, 2015
Coronado Playhouse has been showing some fresh lift of late.
And that has everything to do with the boost provided by both revitalized programming and a new commitment to community.
In the first category comes the venerable theater’s latest production, the fizzy but smart (and fast-moving) French farce “Boeing Boeing.” That show follows close on the fuzzy heels of the puppet-centric season-opener “Avenue Q,” a relatively edgy choice (for this company at least) that proved a brisk seller.
In the second category comes the Playhouse’s ambitious initiative to partner with a different nonprofit group for each production.
Those charities are cleverly chosen: For last year’s staging of “Spamalot,” the theater teamed with (naturally) the San Diego Food Bank. “Avenue Q” paired the Playhouse with the Humane Society (fur being the common denominator).
Now, with “Boeing Boeing,” the theater is raising funds and awareness for the American Heart Association.
read more here
NBC7 San Diego:
Coronado Play Teams Up with American Heart Association
March 26, 2015
The hysterical comedy, “Boeing, Boeing,” opens at the Coronado Playhouse. In tandem with that premiere, Rob Conway and David Demian from the American Heart Association speak with NBC 7’s Marianne Kushi about the partnership.
read more and see the video here
“It was a lot of fun! Cast had much energy, and did a terrific job!”
“Great play and cast. Love the Coronado Playhouse!”
Rachel Bishop (GABRIELLA) is thrilled to be back at Coronado Playhouse performing in Boeing Boeing. Favorite roles to date: “Brooke” in Patio Playhouse’s Other Desert Cities, “Matilde” in The Clean House and “Heidi” in Fuddy Mears – PowPac, “Rosie” in Pickwick Players’ Bye Bye Birdie, and “Ginger” in Coronado Playhouse’s The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. She’s thankful for the love and support of Brad, family and friends – and especially hopes to make her Italian mamma proud.
Lena M. Jones (GRETCHEN) is returning for her second show on the CPH stage and she couldn’t be more thrilled that it is with this show and this team. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre and you may recognize her as the sassy Linda Lou from The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. You may have also seen her at Mystery Cafe Dinner Theatre, in the San Diego International Fringe Festival or in shows all around town such as PowPac’s Doubt: A Parable, Onstage’s Pride & Prejudice, or Patio Playhouse’s I
Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change! to name a few. She would like to thank her family that comes and supports her from afar and her San Diego “family” for all their love and support.
James Lamberti (ROBERT) has lived the last year in San Diego after spending 9 years in Los Angeles where he directed, produced, and acted in plays, films, and TV shows. Of particular note, James
performed in Broadway producer Michael Butler’s world premiere production of “Pope Joan the Musical”. James holds a B.A. in acting from Rhode Island College. He is excited to be on stage in San Diego and looks forward to many more local productions.
Rob Nixon (BERNARD) is so proud to be part of his first production at Coronado Playhouse. He just finished up a run a few weeks ago as Mitchell Lovell D.D.S. in Murder At The Howard Johnson’s at the Lamplighters Theatre in La Mesa. Some of his past roles on stage include Doug in Gruesome Playground Injuries at the Lafayette Theater, Johnny Bubbles in The Psychic for Different Stages and, ironically, Robert in Boeing Boeing at the Ocean Beach Playhouse. To see more from Robert, go to www.RobertNixon.tv
Alyssa Anne Schechter (GLORIA) a regional performer, is excited to have made her way back to the Coronado Playhouse as yet another vivacious redhead. She was last seen at CPH shuffling off to Buffalo as “Anytime” Annie in the musical 42nd St. Alyssa holds a BA in Theatre Arts from UCSD and attended the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England. She would like to thank her family and friends for their undying love and support…to the moon and back!
Holly Stephenson (BERTHE) was last seen at Coronado Playhouse as Frankie Futrelle Dubberly in “Dearly Beloved”. She is excited to be returning to our stage once again. Most recently she was seen as Marnie Elbies in PowPAC’s production of “Wrong Window!”. Other recent acting credits include Faye in “The Sugar Bean Sisters”, also at PowPAC; Mary in “Persuasion”, Sisser in “Sugar Witch” and Agatha in
“Incorruptible”, all at OnStage Playhouse. She wishes to thank her friends and family for their continuous support; especially her mom. “It’s going to be a bumpy night…enjoy the show!”
Rob Conway (Director) is very excited to be directing at Coronado Playhouse for the first time. He most recently directed the farcical thriller Wrong Window! at PowPAC Theatre. He also directed the award-winning shows The Sugar Bean Sisters at PowPAC and The Sugar Witch at Onstage Playhouse, which received two San Diego Theatre Critic Circle Award nominations. Rob appeared on the CPH stage in the production of Dearly Beloved. Other onstage acting credits around town include: Doubt: A Parable, See How They Run, The Shape of Things, and No Sex Please, We’re British! (PowPAC); As Bees in Honey Drown (Scripps Ranch Theatre); The Diary of Anne Frank, Sordid Lives, 1984, A Nice Family Gathering, and Incorruptible (OnStage Playhouse). Rob has also appeared in commercials on radio and television. He would like to thank the entire talented cast and crew for making all of the hard work on this production so much fun!
Susan Stratton (Assistant Director) is happy sitting in the co-pilot’s seat across from Rob for their second flight together. Their first flight was The Sugar Witch at OnStage Playhouse. Susan has been creating theatre in San Diego for 35 years and has earned her B.A.(SDSU) and M.A.(CWU) in Dramatic Arts. Last summer, she directed the critically acclaimed Heartquakes at the San Diego International Fringe Festival. She is slated to direct its sequel, Aftershocks, in this summer’s Festival.
Michael Van Allen (Producer) is thrilled to be working with such a fantastic cast, crew and production team for The Coronado Playhouse’s production of Boeing Boeing. Michael most recently served as Assistant Director for Coronado’s production of Avenue Q. He has appeared on the CPH stage in The Drowsy Chaperone (Feldzieg), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Melvin P. Thorpe), and Spamalot (Sir Robin). Michael is also a member of the CPH Board of Directors and would love for you to become a season subscriber!
Anais Bustos (Stage Manager) is currently a student from Steele Canyon High School, where she has been stage managing for 4 years including credits from Grossmont College and the Young Actors Theatre. She is also a student board member on the San Diego Theatre Educators Alliance. Anais would like to thank the cast and crew of Boeing Boeing for the amazing opportunity. Enjoy the show.
Raylene (RJ) Wall (Set Design) Boeing Boeing is RJ’s second show designing at CPH and her third show working with Rob Conway, who is a lot of fun to collaborate with on his productions. For other theatre’s around town, she designed/built sets for PowPAC’s Wrong Window, Sugar Bean Sisters, Doubt, and Cowgirls; Onstage playhouse’s Cabaret! and Godspell; Scripps Ranch Theatre’s Little Mary Sunshine, Once Upon a Mattress, How to Succeed in Business, and Fences.
Xavier Luevano (Lighting Designer) has been designing lights in the San Diego area for over nine years. Previous Coronado Playhouse credits include Dearly Beloved, Chicago and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. He has also designed for OnStage, Pickwick Players, Vanguard and PLNU Opera department.
Steve Murdock (Sound Designer) this is Steve’s sixth sound design for Coronado Playhouse. Previous Coronado productions include Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Blithe Spirit and Black Coffee. Other work this season includes sound designs for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Bell Book and Candle, and God of Carnage at OnStage Playhouse, Postmortem, Absurd Person Singular, Tribute and Sunset Park at Scripps Ranch Theater, and Into the Woods for Pickwick Players. Steve is currently appearing as Jean in Patio Playhouse’s production of Rhinoceros.
Alex Heath (Sound Operator) is a San Diego native who has been involved in music and performance from an early age. He graduated from the San Diego School of Creative Performing Arts in 2009 where he was named Jazz Musician of the Year. He then went to Chico State University where he completed his degree in Recording Arts. He recently worked on sound for The Coronado Playhouse productions of Spamalot, Mistletoe, Music & Mayhem and Avenue Q.
Manny Bejarano (Costumes) is happy to return to The Coronado Playhouse for his second turn as Costume Designer. He last designed costumes for Sleeping Beauty or The Famous Rose Taboo. Manny has also performed in many CPH productions including Pageant, The Drowsy Chaperone, The It Girl and Spamalot.
Jane Russell (Costumes) has taught porcelain doll making and costuming for many years. That experience made an easy transition to creating theatrical costumes when she costumed The Merchant of Venice at Coronado Playhouse. Since then she has volunteered at OnStage Playhouse, PowPac, Pickwick/ Such & Such, and Scripps Ranch Theaters. She has been honored to receive awards for set design and costumes, as well as the Hall of Fame Award from ACT last year. Many good friends have been made while volunteering.
Dean Collins (Light Operator) is currently a student at Grossmont college working on his 5th year in the dramatic arts. His past productions have been in part with Steele Canyon High School, and the Young Actors Theatre. Dean would like to thank his mentor Kat and his friend Anais for all of their support.
Opening Night Dinner and Show Package
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 6:30pm
Don’t miss this special buffet dinner and show for only $50 per person. The delicious catered meal will be served from 6:30-7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm.
The “Red Party” Out Night at Coronado Playhouse
Thursday, April 2, 2015, 6:30-7:30pm
Join us for this mixer for theatre lovers in the LGBT community. Wear your favorite red outfit in support of the American Heart Association with a pre-show mixer beginning at 6:30 pm. The $25 ticket price includes admission to the show, complimentary beer and wine only along with cocktail specials and a full bar. Prior to the performance, we will honor a couple of survivors of cardiovascular disease and stroke who will share their stories and promote their mission of heart health for everyone in our community.
Supersonic Happy Hour
Friday, April 10, 2015, 6:30-7:30pm
Before taking off to the friendly skies join us for an evening of specialty drinks at the full bar and a complimentary buffet of appetizers. Regular tickets are $27 with a $10 added price per person for happy hour. Show starts at 8 pm.
Student/Senior/Active Military Discounts
Community 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 six week run of performances we will host our “Affairs of the Heart” fundraising drive. Coronado Playhouse, the Community’s Theatre, is raising money and awareness for the San Diego division of the American Heart Association. Come to any performance and help in the mission to fight cardiovascular disease and stroke. Make a donation of any amount at our interactive display and create a personalized heart in your honor or the honor of a loved one. Your thoughtful token will be shown in a string of hearts alongside others who have given to the cause.
Also, join us in support of the American Heart Association’s annual National Walking Day April 1st. During the lunch hour that day 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.; lace up your sneakers and take a walk to Horton Square Downtown, 225 Broadway 92101 for free health screenings, food and giveaways. More information here.