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FLY BY NIGHT

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When:
November 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2017-11-24T20:00:00-08:00
2017-11-24T22:00:00-08:00
Where:
Coronado Playhouse
1835 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
USA
Cost:
Price Decription: Thur.-$20, Fri.-$25, Sat.-$27, Sun.-$23. $3 Active Military, Student & Senior Discount & Great Group Rates.
Contact:
Coronado Playhouse Box Office
619-435-4856

November 10 – December 10, 2017
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @8pm & Sunday @2pm

Please note there is no performance on Thursday, November 23, 2017 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday nor on Saturday, November 18. There is an additional performance on Sunday, December 3 at 7pm
 
 
Conceived by Kim Rosenstock
Written by Will Connolly
Written by Michael Mitnick
Written by Kim Rosenstock

Director: Manny Bejarano
Music Director: Emily Awkerman
Producer: Jeff Sims

Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award

With a non-traditional, charming and catchy score by Will Connolly and Michael Mitnick, this darkly comic rock-fable, portrays a melancholy sandwich maker’s humdrum life and how it is intersected by two entrancing sisters, weaving into its overlapping love stories a resonating message about how the ‘invisible universe’ connects us all. A sweeping ode to young love set against the backdrop of the northeast blackout of 1965, Fly By Night is an original and enchanting tale about making your way and discovering hope in a world beset by darkness.

“The ways in which these people…intersect are meant to evoke a cosmic pattern, a sense of the invisible connective tissue that underlies the mundane…The score flirts with early rock ’n’ roll, as well as recurrent motifs that are guaranteed to take up longtime residence in your ear.” – The New York Times

“Wistful earnestness is a nice mode for a musical—especially a sweet-natured romantic fable such as Fly by Night.” – Time Out New York
 
Please note there is no performance on Thursday, November 23, 2017 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday nor on Saturday, November 18. There is an additional performance on Sunday, December 3 at 7pm

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Meet the Cast

  • Narrator: Michael Van Allen
  • Harold L. McClam: Weston Bennett
  • Mr. McClam: John Craig Johnson
  • Daphne: Tara Brown-Sampson
  • Miriam: Catie Marron
  • Crabble: Thomas Fitzpatrick
  • Joey Storms: Andrew Paiva

Gallery

Photo credit: Ken Jacques Photography and Barron Henzel

Cast Bios

 

Michael Van AllenMICHAEL VAN ALLEN (Narrator) is excited to be returning to the Coronado Playhouse stage and to be a part of this creative musical story. Some past San Diego credits include Singin’ in the Rain, 42nd Street, and White Christmas with San Diego Musical Theatre; and The Drowsy Chaperone, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and Spamalot with The Coronado Playhouse. Michael would like to thank Manny, Emily and the rest of the incredible production team, this awesomely talented cast, filled with friends old and new, and the amazing band for making this such a great story-telling experience. Trust the connection!


Weston BennnettWESTON BENNETT (Harold L. McClam) is a full-time wedding photographer who fell in love with musical theatre when he landed his first lead role in 5th grade, Pinocchio. His favorite credits include playing Chip Tolentino in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Point Loma Nazarene University and singing in the chorus of The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse. Weston often sings with local choir SACRA/ PROFANA, leads worship at a San Diego church, and enjoys a good old karaoke night any day of the week. Weston is thrilled to be back at Coronado Playhouse after performing in last year’s cabaret series, and will be back at the Playhouse in March, 2018 in Songs for a New Year, a three-night cabaret with his troupe, The Prosecco Players.


John Craig JohnsonJOHN CRAIG JOHNSON (Mr. McClam) is thrilled to be making his debut with Coronado Playhouse! He maintains a very active role as a voice teacher, passionately mentoring and promoting singers, having taught at USC, APU, Mt. SAC, La Sierra University and PLNU where he served as the Vocal Studies Coordinator and Artistic/Music Director/Conductor for Point Loma Opera Theatre, producing and/or conducting 23 works since 2010 including You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Edges, The Merry Widow, Most Happy Fella, Trouble in Tahiti, Mikado and Old Maid and the Thief. He’s sung roles with Los Angeles Opera, Long Beach Opera, Pasadena Lyric, Intrepid Theatre and OB Playhouse. He also serves on the faculties for Opera Academy of California and Broadway Dreams Summer Intensives. Infinite love and gratitude to his family, this amazing cast of dear friends, and to Manny, Jeff, and Emily for this incredible experience!


TARA BROWN-SAMPSONTARA BROWN-SAMPSON (Daphne) graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from the University of Miami in 2016. Since, she has been thrilled to be welcomed into the San Diego theatre community. Her recent credits include Bat Boy, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change, and The Who’s Tommy, all at OB Playhouse. Her favorite roles include Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone, Woman #2 in I Love You You’re Perfect, Now Change, Mama in Chicago, and Celeste in Saturday Night. She’d like to thank the Connard family for all they do, Kylie Harper and Kristin Sibert for their constant love and support, and especially her mother and husband for being the most loving, selfless people alive.


CATIE MARRONCATIE MARRON (Miriam) loves being back at Coronado Playhouse. Her last performance here was as Kate Monster in the smash-hit, Avenue Q. Other Theaters: San Diego Rep, PCPA Theatrefest, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Moonlight, San Diego Musical Theatre, Welk Theatre, Candlelight Pavilion, Intrepid Theatre Co and New Village Arts. Some of Catie’s favorite roles have been, Kate Monster (for which she won a 2015 Aubrey Award) Avenue Q, Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Logainne in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Education: B.A. from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television – Ray Bolger Musical Theatre Program. When not performing, she loves to teach Jazzercise and create visual art. Catie would like to say thank you to her teachers, family, supporters, volunteers, the cast, crew and creative team. Additionally, a tremendous thank you goes out to all of you, who are here, supporting live theatre today. You are appreciated. www.catiemarron.com


Thomas FitzpatrickTHOMAS FITZPATRICK (Crabble) is excited to be back on the Coronado Playhouse stage, and to work with this talented cast and production team. For the last several years Tom has mostly been directing, but returned to the stage this year for CPH’s Singin’ in the Rain: In Concert. He’s performed and directed with Coronado Playhouse, Pickwick Players, OnStage, and Lamplighters. He’s also performed at Diversionary, Lyceum, Avo Playhouse, The Broadway and SD Lyric Opera among others. Favorite roles include: Large and Terrible Frog (A Year with Frog and Toad), Knight (Spamalot), Reuben (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Charlie Brown (Snoopy!!!), Julian Marsh (42nd Street), Ernst Ludwig (Cabaret), YoYo (Psycho Beach Party), Phillip (Trolls The Musical) and Billy Cocker (Anything Goes). Love to B, F & F.


Andrew PaivaANDREW PAIVA (Joey Storms) is excited to make his Coronado Playhouse debut. Some of his past credits include Melchior in Spring Awakening, Emmett in Legally Blonde, and Piraguerro in In the Heights at UCSD. He is a student at UCSD majoring in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Theatre. When he isn’t stressing about turning in an impossible problem set, he can be found working with the theatre company Turning Tydes, which has premiered mash-up musicals at the San Diego Fringe Festival and Comic-Con. He would like to thank his parents Alberto and Eliane Paiva, and his brother Chris for their undying love and support. As well as his friends for being so encouraging, and to God for opening the right doors.


Creative Team

 

Manny BerajanoMANNY BERAJANO (Director, Costume Designer) is thrilled to be back at Coronado Playhouse this time directing. He most recently directed Heathers The Musical at Onstage Playhouse and also directed I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at the OB Playhouse. He has appeared in numerous productions around San Diego as well as assistant direct and costume designed productions around San Diego. He is thrilled to be working with such an amazing talented cast and production team on this unique and moving show.


Emily AwkermanEMILY AWKERMAN (Music Director) This production of Fly By Night marks Emily’s debut with Coronado Playhouse, and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to be Music Director for this unique and rarely done gem. She has been working in the theater community in San Diego’s North County for several decades with musical highlights including How To Succeed In Business…, Man of La Mancha, Young Frankenstein, ILYYPNC, The Last Five Years and 1940’s Radio Hour. She has also worked throughout the county as a pit musician on piano in a variety of shows including Les Miserables, The Addams Family, and Nunsense, in addition to over 20 productions at Patio Playhouse. She has received several Aubrey nominations and Patio Playhouse Awards for best musical direction.


JEFF SIMSJEFF SIMS (Producer, Assistant Director) is back after a long hiatus and is excited to rekindle his love for live theater at Coronado Playhouse as the producer and assistant director. He has previously worked on several projects in Phoenix, AZ. This will be his first production with the Playhouse and in the San Diego area. He is thrilled to be working with a cast full of talent and solid production team on a non-traditional musical with a flow of movement that is one of a kind.


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


LYNNEAH MOJICA (Assistant Stage Manager) is grateful to be working with such a wonderful cast, crew, and artistic team. Past tech credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Assistant Stage Manager and Audio Mixer , Coronado Playhouse), Avenue Q (Lights, Co- Sound, and Co-Projection technician, OB Playhouse), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Stage Manager, OB Playhouse), In Motion 2017 (Stage Manager, SDSCPA), Anything Goes (Wireless Mic technician, SDSCPA), Summer and Smoke (Assistant Stage Manager, SDSCPA), and guest make-up work. Lynneah would like to thank the artistic team, for this opportunity and everyone involved that made this show so memorable. Lynneah would also like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their constant support and inspiration.


KARL BUNKER (Set Designer) is delighted to have this debut opportunity at Coronado Playhouse. He most recently designed and built sets for Heathers The Musical and Bell, Book and Candle at Onstage Playhouse. He has also designed and built sets at Vanguard Theater including Meet Me In St. Louis, Oklahoma, Damn Yankees and You Can’t Take it With You. He has appeared in several productions at Vanguard Theater including King Lear, Damn Yankees and Oklahoma.  He is excited to support this wonderful production and the great cast.


JOSH OLMSTEAD (Lighting Designer) is excited to present his latest Coronado Playhouse lighting design and hopes it instills intrigue and wonder for all that experience the production. 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 credits at Coronado Playhouse include: Hamlet (2016), Frog and Toad (Blue Ribbon Award Winner in Lighting Design, 2015), Mistletoe, Music, and Mayhem! (2014), Spamalot (2014), and Sleeping Beauty (2014). OB Playhouse: Avenue Q (2016) and Urinetown (2017). OnStage Playhouse: Heathers the Musical (2017).


CAITLIN LAMAR (Sound Designer)


LARRY MCNAMER (Sound Consultant) – no bio


PAMELA EVERETT (Properties Designer, 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.


The Fly By Night Band

 

EMILY AWKERMAN (Music Director/Keyboard) This production of Fly By Night marks Emily’s debut with Coronado Playhouse, and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to be Music Director for this unique and rarely done gem. She has been working in the theater community in San Diego’s North County for several decades with musical highlights including How To Succeed In Business…, Man of La Mancha, Young Frankenstein, ILYYPNC, The Last Five Years and 1940’s Radio Hour. She has also worked throughout the county as a pit musician on piano in a variety of shows including Les Miserables, The Addams Family, and Nunsense, in addition to over 20 productions at Patio Playhouse. She has received several Aubrey nominations and Patio Playhouse Awards for best musical direction.


JOSHUA VASQUEZ (Guitar)is a San Diego-based guitarist. He performs in groups of a variety of styles including Jazz, Rock, Blues, Country, and even Hip Hop, Trap, and Neo-Soul. In 2013 he traveled to Boston to attend the Berklee College of Music and studied with renowned faculty such as Mick Goodrick, Tim Miller, Rick Peckham, and Brett Wilmott, whose former students have all made names for themselves in the world of modern jazz. He graduated cum laude from the school in 2017 and continues to perform and teach in the Southern California area. Previous shows include Spring Awakening, RENT, The Who’s Tommy, Always Patsy Cline, The Wiz, and Working. He is excited to be playing for his first production at Coronado Playhouse.


MATTHEW FITZGERALD (Bass/Synthesizer) is excited to return to Coronado Playhouse with this fantastic production. He is the Artistic Manager at Patio Playhouse. He has previously directed How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Green Day’s American Idiot and Rhinoceros at Patio Playhouse and acting credits at Coronado and Patio Playhouses. Previous orchestra credits include Evita at Moonlight Stage Productions and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Matt would like to thank Emily and Manny for the opportunity to get back in the pit for a change.


SEBASTIAN BUCIO (Drums/Percussion) is excited for his second production with Coronado Playhouse. He is a performer and alumnus of Berklee College of Music. His recent credits include Fancy Nancy (Boston Children’s Theater), Kiss Me Kate (South Shore Theater), and Little Shop of Horrors (Coronado Playhouse). He would like to thank the cast and crew for this opportunity.


Show Events

OPENING NIGHT MEMBERS’ MINGLER
Friday, November 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate opening 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.

Call the Box Office to reserve at (619) 435-4856
 
 

BEHIND THE SCENES @ FLY BY NIGHT
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Join the Cast and Creative Team behind CPH’s production of Fly By Night.
Let’s go BEHIND THE SCENES at this exclusive event. Meet the show’s Director, Music Director, Set Designer, Lighting Designer, Costume Designer, Sound Designer, Properties Designer and Cast Members and learn all about the inspirations, challenges and creative process of this San Diego Premiere.

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Partnerships

logo_FatherJoesVillagesCommunity 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 Fly By Night we are partnering with Father Joe’s Villages in an effort to bring much needed exposure and donations to this incredible organization that serves San Diego’s homeless population.

For more information about Father Joe’s Villages you can visit their website…


Coronado Playhouse is entering a team made of of board members, patrons and the cast, crew & creative of Fly By Night into Father Joe’s annual Thanksgiving Day 5k – the Turkey Trot. You can support by:

1) Signing up and walking with us

2) Donating to sponsor our team, in turn supporting the great work of Father Joe’s Villages

3) Sharing this information with your network and encouraging further support by awareness and/or financial donation.

To Check out our TURKEY TROT FLY BY NIGHT TEAM PAGE, click HERE

 

 

Author: Vanessa Dinning