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JOURNEY THROUGH OZ: a Musical Cabaret

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When:
August 1, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2014-08-01T18:00:00-07:00
2014-08-01T20:30:00-07:00
Where:
Coronado Playhouse Theatre
1835 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
USA
Cost:
$20 per person
Contact:
Coronado Playhouse
(619) 435-4856

events_400x325_journeyJourney through OZ: a Musical Cabaret

Friday & Saturday August 1st & 2nd

 

Coronado Playhouse presents an intimate cabaret event of all things Oz.

The area’s top theatrical talent sing songs from iconic Oz-related shows – Wizard of Oz, The Wiz and Wicked – brought to life in our intimate, cabaret theatre setting. Cocktails and snacks are served all night from our bar. Table service is available throughout the evening from our enchanted costumed servers. Join us for a fun-filled night of entertaining songs, sing-a-longs, and a meet and greet with the performers and special guests.

This special two day event is held in conjunction with the the 50th Anniversary of the Winkie Con celebration at The Town and Country Resort and Convention Center and is part of the Coronado Arts Commission’s Celebrate Oz!

Directed by Thomas Fitzpatrick. Musical direction and accompaniment by the wickedly talented Kirk Valles. Produced by Debbie David and Chris Powell.

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6pm: Happy Hour with snacks and drink specials
7-8:30pm: Cabaret event
8:30: Meet and Greet with performers and special guests

Coronado Playhouse, the community’s theater, and Hearts for San Diego are teaming up for 2-day extravaganza! Join us for two fun-filled nights of happy hours, musical cabarets, raffles and meet and greets with the performers and special guests.

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Scheduled to Perform

Narrated by Michael Van Allen

Performers:

  • Debbie David (Saturday evening only)
  • Brian P. Evans
  • Joe Fitzpatrick Junior
  • Galvan Galvan
  • Danny Ingersoll
  • Joey Kirkpatrick
  • Laura Lothian
  • Michael Mentz
  • Heather Rager
  • Frank Remiatte
  • Meredith Russo (Friday evening only)
  • Laurel Widmer
  • Alisa Crandall Williams
  • Cameron Williams
  • Adriana Zuniga-Williams

AND – Pickwick Players’ Youth Troupe – Choreograhped by Alisa Crandall Williams:

  • Nettie Allen
  • Genevieve Ciavarelli
  • Jacklyn Jardel
  • Josh Henson
  • Sophia Rogers
  • Kate Sprague
  • Claire Summy
  • Imagine Truelove
  • Olesia Winbush

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Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 22, 2014

CONTACTS:
M.G. Perez-Media Coordinator (619) 261-1200
mgperez@coronadoplayhouse.com

Coronado Playhouse Box Office (619) 435-4856
boxoffice@coronadoplayhouse.com

Coronado Playhouse flies over the rainbow for
Journey through Oz a Musical Cabaret partnered with Hearts for San Diego

hfsdIn August, San Diego becomes America’s Finest Emerald City as host of the 2014 Winkie Con International conference celebrating L. Frank Baum and everything from the Land of Oz. Join Coronado Playhouse down the yellow brick road before the 50th annual conference begins with Journey through Oz-a Musical Cabaret. The two night event August 1-2, 2014 includes a spectacular line up of some of San Diego County’s top theatrical talent performing songs from iconic Oz-related shows like “The Wizard of Oz”, “The Wiz” and “Wicked”. There will also be an audience sing-a-long and a dance performance by the east county’s Pickwick Players Youth Troupe.

Journey through Oz-a Musical Cabaret places audiences in an intimate theatre setting close to the action with cocktails and snacks served from the bar throughout the evening and table service offered by enchanted costumed characters. A meet and greet with performers happens after each show. Coronado Playhouse, the Community’s Theatre, hosts an exciting raffle powered by the new Hearts for San Diego organization which launches this fall to connect and inspire communities to support local charities.  Find out more about Hearts for San Diego and buy raffle tickets for prizes that include dinner packages and luxury hotel stays.

The special event extravaganza is directed by Thomas Fitzpatrick with musical direction and accompaniment by the talented Kirk Valles, and is produced by Coronado Playhouse veterans Chris Powell and Debbie David.

August 1-2, 2014

6pm: Happy Hour with snacks and drink specials
7-8:30pm: Cabaret event
8:30: Meet and Greet with performers and special guests

The cabaret is narrated by Michael Van Allen. Scheduled to perform: Debbie David, Brian P. Evans , Joe Fitzpatrick Junior, Galvan Galvan, Danny Ingersoll, Joey Kirkpatrick, Laura Lothian , Michael Mentz, Heather Rager, Frank Remiatte, Meredith Russo (Friday evening only), Alisa Crandall Williams and Cameron Williams

Also performing is the Pickwick Players’ Youth Troupe, choreograhped by Alisa Crandall Williams: Nettie Allen, Genevieve Ciavarelli, Jacklyn Jardel, Josh Henson, Sophia Rogers , Kate Sprague, Claire Summy, Imagine Truelove and Olesia Winbush.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.coronadoplayhouse.com or through the box office at 619-435-4856.

Please contact M.G. Perez for specific media interest and needs Coronado Playhouse is a qualified 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Coronado Playhouse is San Diego County’s longest running community theatre.

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Cast Bios

Narrated by Michael Van Allen

Scheduled to perform:

  • Debbie David
  • Brian P. Evans
  • Joe Fitzpatrick Junior
  • Galvan Galvan
  • Danny Ingersoll
  • Joey Kirkpatrick
  • Laura Lothian
  • Michael Mentz
  • Heather Rager
  • Frank Remiatte
  • Meredith Russo (Friday evening only)
  • Alisa Crandall Williams
  • Cameron Williams

AND – Pickwick Players’ Youth Troupe – Choreograhped by Alisa Crandall Williams:

  • Nettie Allen
  • Genevieve Ciavarelli
  • Jacklyn Jardel
  • Josh Henson
  • Sophia Rogers
  • Kate Sprague
  • Claire Summy
  • Imagine Truelove
  • Olesia Winbush

Creative Team

Thomas FitzpatrickThomas Fitzpatrick (Director) is excited to return to Coronado Playhouse to direct this Journey through Oz: a Musical Cabaret production. He directed CPH’s award winning and critically acclaimed productions of TBLWIT, The Drowsy Chaperone, Cinderella and The It Girl. Tom has performed in productions at Diversionary, Lyceum, Avo Playhouse, The Broadway, SD Lyric Opera, OnStage etc. In addtion, he played Charlie Brown in Pickwick Players’ mentoring project Snoopy!!!. Other directing credits include Zombie Prom (Pickwick), Grease (OnStage), A Taffeta Christmas (Pickwick/OnStage) and Dames at Sea (Lamplighters).


Kirk VallesKirk Valles (Musical Director/Accompanist) teaches vocal/general music in the San Diego Unified School District, is director of music at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and is an accompanist at CSUSM.   Recent shows include: 9 to 5 The Musical, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (OnStage Playhouse), Little Shop of Horrors, Pippin (Pickwick Players), Cowgirls (PowPac) and TBLWIT (Coronado Playhouse) for which he received an Aubrey Award for Best Musical Direction.  Kirk also teaches private voice and piano throughout San Diego.   He is delighted to be working with the outstanding cast of Sleeping Beauty or The Famous Rose Taboo, Coronado Playhouse, and Thomas Fitzpatrick.  Love you Ana, Brooke, and Garner.


Debbie DavidDebbie David (Producer) has worked extensively as an actress, director and producer. She last seen at the Coronado Playhouse as the Scary Fairy in Sleeping Beauty or the Famous Rose Taboo and as Miss Mona in TBLWIT. Other San Diego credits: The Drowsy Chaperone (Coronado Playhouse); Wonder of the World, Self Help, Murder Among Friends, CompanyYou’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Proof, Vanities (PowPAC); Once Upon a Mattress, Little Mary Sunshine (Scripps Ranch Theater); Pirates of Penzance (Avo Playhouse,Limon/Carr Prod.); Picasso at the Lapin Agile (OnStage). Debbie is on the Board of Directors at the Coronado Playhouse, and is a proud graduate of Emerson College in Boston, MA.


Chris Powell (Producer) is excited to be working again with  the Coronado Playhouse. He has been involved in the award-winning productions of TBLWIT, Grease, Drowsy Chaperone, Cinderella, Dames at Sea and The IT Girl. Other shows include the critically acclaimed productions of Thrill Me!, YANK! The Musical, The Busy World is Hushed, Torch Song Trilogy, The New Century, Dooley and Corpus Christi (Diversionary Theatre). He is thrilled to be part of this incredibly talented Sleeping Beauty company.

Ticket Prices

Tickets  – $20 per person

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Partnership

hfsdCommunity 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, Coronado Playhouse, the community’s theater, and Hearts for San Diego are teaming up for 2-day extravaganza! Join us for two fun-filled nights of happy hours, musical cabarets, raffles and meet and greets with the performers and special guests.

Author: Katy Skyrud