August 15 – September 21, 2014
Thurday, Friday, Saturday @8pm
Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wootent
Directed by Gary Cohen
The feuding Futrelle sisters are throwing a weddin’ and ya’ll are invited! Start with a garish ‘Gone with the Wind’ theme, a cantankerous wedding planner, snooty mother-in-law, three hundred pounds of Texas Barbecue and a missing bride and the small town rumor mill in Fayro, Texas is working overtime. A hilarious and sweet romp that puts the ‘fun’ in dysfunction!
Meet the Cast
- Geneva Musgrave: Heather Rager
- Frankie Futrelle Dubberly: Holly Stephenson
- Twink Futrelle: Pati Reynolds
- Honey Raye Futrelle: Dena Mattox
- Tina Jo/ Gina Jo: Lizzie Boyer
- Wiley Hicks: Eric Griffith
- Dub Dubberly: Ken Baker
- Justin Waverly: Rob Conway
- Madame Nelda Lightfoot: Tony Bejarano
- Officer John Curtis: Will Kamp
- Patsy Price: Amy Dell
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Ken Baker (Dub Dubberly) has been cast in many stage and screen productions over the years. Most recently, he was the Constable during Chicago at Coronado Playhouse following a successful run of Coronado Playhouse’s Carnival. His credits include doing a voiceover for The Old Globe production of The Few, and acting in three separate roles at the C3 Performing Arts Center’s Scrooge – the Musical. As an accomplished singer and actor, Ken was also a cast member of the interactive musical dinner show Once Upon A Wedding aboard the William D. Evans Sternwheeler in San Diego.
Tony Bejarano (Madame Nelda Lightfoot) Tony is happy to be making his Coronado Playhouse debut. Tony was last seen in Onstage Playhouses production of 9 to 5 The Musical. He has also appeared in The Sugar Witch. Into The Woods (Onstage Playhouse), Getting Sara Married, Life Cycle and Spitfire Grill (PowPac), Much Ado About Nothing, Smokey Joes Café and Blood Wedding.
Lizzie Boyer (Tina Jo/Gina Jo) is a born and raised South Carolinian recently relocated to the beautiful Coronado Island. No stranger to the stage, she grew up heavily involved in community theatre. A few of her previous credits include Alice in Alice in Wonderland, Anne in Anne of Green Gables and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This is her first production since high school and she couldn’t be happier to make her Coronado Playhouse debut with this fun and endearing piece about Southerners like herself.
Rob Conway (Justin Waverly) this is Rob’s debut performance at CHP, and he is pleased to work with both new and old friends in such a fun show! Rob has appeared in a variety of productions around town including: Doubt, The Shape of Things, See How They Run, No Sex Please We’re British! (PowPAC);Sordid Lives, Incorruptible, The Diary of Anne Frank, 1984, A Nice Family Gathering, The Night of the Iguana (OnStage Playhouse); As Bees in Honey Drown (Scripps Ranch). He has also appeared in local TV and radio commercials and was very proud to step into the director’s role for The Sugar Witch and The Sugar Bean Sisters. Rob would like to thank Gary for all of his support and enthusiasm for the show!
Amy Dell (Patsy Price) is pleased to be performing again at Coronado Playhouse, after playing Miss Preen in The Man Who Came to Dinner and Ishmael in Bethlehem Road. She also has appeared locally with North Park Vaudeville as Helen in Baby With the Bathwater. Favorite roles have included Frances in Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Berdine in Psycho Beach Party, and Carlotta in The Cherry Orchard. Amy works as an attorney for a federal agency, and also enjoys hiking with her husband Jim.
Eric Griffin (Wiley Hicks) You might be surprised to learn one of Eric’s dream jobs in college was to work on this very island as a lifeguard. Over several summers of doing just that, he developed many fond memories of the people here. Naturally when he found out he was cast in Dearly Beloved, he was very excited. When asked if he and his character Wiley Hicks had anything in common, Eric laughed. “I’ve committed several social faux pas while intoxicated, but the things that separate me from Wiley is I’m not afraid to make commitments or go after what I want.” It’s that passion for acting that’s helped Eric earn his SAG-Aftra union card and land on many TV shows such as Lost, Desperate Housewives and CSI Miami. When asked what his favorite parts of this show are, Eric smiled. “The cast Gary put together. Yeah…that would have to be the best part. The show IS hysterical, but it’s the cast who makes it a magical experience.”
Will Kamp (Officer John Curtis) is a San Diego native. He is ecstatic to make his Coronado Playhouse debut. Most recently, he performed at an improv show at National Comedy Theatre. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Cal State Fullerton in Radio/TV/Film and has worked as an anchor, host, producer and editor for multiple Radio/TV stations and Internet shows. He is also a singer/songwriter and performs shows locally. Currently he splits his time between working at Easy 98.1 FM as a producer and for The San Diego Padres as a part of the in-game entertainment department. He thanks his friends and family for their unconditional support and pushing him to pursue the things he loves.
Dena Mattox (Honey Raye Futrelle) Dena’s most recent work was playing Lexie in the Dixie Swim Club. The play was so successful the theater brought it back for a second run. She also played Margarita for two seasons in the official play of California The Ramona Pageant. Other works include an original work that premiered at the Ocean Beach Theater titled Love is a Cabernet, where she played 8 different characters, male and female. Into the Woods, Cinderella’s Glass Slipper, Elephant Man, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Night Mother are some of her favorites. In addition to theater, she has done film: Granny Pants, Psych Ward, and Supreme Justice for TV.
Heather Rager (Geneva Musgrave) is excited to be making her debut appearance at Coronado Playhouse. A transplant from Frederick, MD, she had the privilege of performing in a variety of theatres including the Maryland Ensemble Theatre and the historic Old Opera House. Heather has a Music Education degree from Wittenberg University. She taught vocal music and drama for over 20 years in Maryland, as well as two years in Ramona, CA. Heather’s most recent roles include Avis in A Body of Water, Mary Lou in the musical Cowgirls both at PowPAC, and Violet in 9 to 5 the Musical at Onstage Playhouse. Much love and thanks to Bill Deerfield for his endless patience and support.
Pati Reynolds (Twink Futrelle) is delighted to be making her Coronado Playhouse debut! She was last seen on stage in Drinking Habits at Ocean Beach Playhouse. She’s also performed with Different Stages in Dixie Swim Club, Mira Mesa Theatre Guild in The Importance of Being Earnest, Patio Playhouse in Almost Maine,and at PowPac in The Game’s Afoot and Leaving Iowa. Some favorite roles Includes: Betty Blast in Footloose, Robin in Godspell, and the 48H Film Project. She is truly grateful to have the privilege of working alongside and under the direction of such wonderful talent! Phil 4:13
Holly Stephenson (Frankie Futrelle Dubberly) – Holly is delighted to be making her debut at Coronado Playhouse. Most recent acting credits include Faye in The Sugar Bean Sisters 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. “Enjoy the show!”
Gary Cohen (Director) an actor and director with over 40 years’ experience, directing credits include When You Comin Back Red Ryder, Jest a Second, Beau Jest, Me Too, Vanities, See How They Run, Sex Marks The Spot, Worzel Gummidge, and Bright Ideas. Acting credits including Clive (See How They Run), Sakini (Teahouse of August Moon), Lead Guard (The Brig), Dr Sanderson (Harvey), and roles on Sundance and Discovery ID cable channels. Gary previously was an executive officer in a publicly traded company before he retired from that role in 2012. He has produced and invested in various broadway shows and movies over the past decades, and now serves on various NFP Boards including the national Heartland Film Festival where he is now Vice Chair of that Board.
Marisa Musgrove (Assistant Director) Is thrilled to be back at Coronado Playhouse working in such a gorgeous venue! After growing up on the stage, she has spent the last 5 years directing, choreographing, teaching musical theater, and completing Graduate School to earn her teaching credential. She would like to thank her wonderful students for making the transition from actress to director such an incredible experience! Thank you to the entire production team at CPH for making this fun and silly production happen.
Barron Henzel (Producer, Set Design, Sound Design, Set Construction, Graphic Design, PR Photography)
Katy Skyrud (Producer)
Matt Warburton (Sound Design) Matt is a graduate student at SDSU. He has done sound for several shows around San Diego and then some. His recent shows have been The Sugar Bean Sisters (PowPAC), 9 To 5 (Onstage), 146 Point Flame (Enterprise). He has designed shows with the young, budding theatre company Enterprise Theatre, in Fringe Festivals in both San Diego and New York. He hosts his own theatre podcast called Stage Voices, where he interviews people who contribute to theatre all over San Diego. He is very excited to be a part of Coronado Playhouse.
Xavier Luevano (LightDesign)
Pat John (Costume Design)
Alex John (Costume)
Ric Michaels (Light Tech)
Opening Night Dinner and Show Package
Friday, August 15, 2014 at 6:30pm
Join us for a special buffet dinner and a show for only $50 per person. Coronado’s Consummate Catering is providing the meal at the Playhouse from 6:30-7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm.
Spinach Salad w/ Mushroom, Haricot Beans, Chopped Egg, Red Onion,
Roasted Pork loin w/ Winter Fruit Stuffing, Calvados Brandy Sauce
Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes w/ Sautéed Kale & Cheddar
Sautéed Seasonal Vegetable Medley
Assorted Rolls & Butter
Fresh Fruit Platter
OUT at Coronado Playhouse
Thursday, August 21, 2014, 6:30-7:30pm
Join us for OUT NIGHT for theatre lovers in the LGBT community. Only $25! The pre-show mixer includes complimentary beer and wine, cocktail specials and show admission! Show starts at 8pm.
“Honeymoon” Happy Hour and a Show
Friday, August 29
Plan a knee-slapin’ evening starting at 6:30. $35 per person includes show admission, appetizers and drink specials. Show starts at 8pm.
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.
For this production, please help support our partnership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of San Diego.
More information regarding our partnership will be posted here.