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MISTLETOE, MUSIC & MAYHEM

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When:
December 11, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2014-12-11T20:00:00-08:00
2014-12-11T22:00:00-08:00
Where:
Coronado Playhouse Theatre
1835 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
USA
Cost:
Children and Adults $14 *Parents: please use discretion for ages 10 and under.
Contact:
Coronado Playhouse
(619) 435-4856

Mistletoe, Music & MayhemMISTLETOE, MUSIC & MAYHEM!

December 11-21, 2014
Thurday, Friday, Saturday @8pm
Sunday @2pm

Holiday Cabaret

Written by Phil Johnson, Rayme Sciaroni & Matt Thompson Music and Lyrics by Rayme Sciaroni & Phil Johnson

Directed by Rayme Sciaroni
Musical Direction by Rayme Sciaroni
Co-Directed by Desha Crownover

Accompanist Kirk Valles

The perfect antidote to the holiday blues, journey with us for fast-paced musical sketch comedy that skewers the crazy side of the holidays. We’ll take an irreverent look at Old Saint Nic* and funny holiday traditions around the world, and even hear every Christmas carol ever sung in 90 seconds flat! This less-than-Silent-Night will tickle your funny bone and warm your heart. *Parents: please use discretion for ages 10 and under.

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Meet the Cast

  • Jacob Alexander Davis
  • Linda Kullmann
  • Tatiana Mac
  • Wilfred Grant T. Paloma
  • Meredith Russo

The Playbill

Download the program here (not yet available).

Gallery

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Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

November 21, 2014

CONTACTS:

M.G. Perez-Media Coordinator (619) 261-1200

mgperez@coronadoplayhouse.com

Katy Skyrud-Producer (619) 838-5252

Coronado Playhouse Box Office (619) 435-4856

boxoffice@coronadoplayhouse.com

 

Coronado Playhouse presents holiday hilarity with

Mistletoe, Music & Mayhem

December 11-December 21, 2014

Benefiting the Hearts for San Diego Community Shoe Drive

 

 The most wonderful time of the year rolls into Coronado Playhouse featuring the locally written holiday hit, Mistletoe, Music & Mayhem! With book by Matt Thompson and Phil Johnson and music and lyrics by Rayme Sciaroni, this musical mish mash of sketches and original songs cures the holiday blues and puts you on the right list with Santa. Mistletoe, Music & Mayhem is staged in our intimate cabaret style theatre with performances to fit any holiday schedule playing weekends December 11-December 21, 2014. The show runs approximately 85 minutes and is performed without intermission.

 

 Mistletoe, Music & Mayhem is filled with outrageous scenes of holiday traditions around the world and an irreverent tribute to Santa Claus along with a twist on some Christmas classics. The production is family friendly although parents should use discretion with children 10 years of age and younger. Laugh at the meowing group of singing carolers, the Jewish boy explaining Hanukah to a nun and see what happens when jolly Old Saint Nic uses his GPS device to deliver presents.

 

This production was born in 2011 at the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach when a director, comedian and published author collaborated to create the ultimate Christmas musical review. The efforts of Matt Thompson, Phil Johnson and Rayme Sciaroni have quickly become a San Diego County holiday tradition with the show playing to sold out audiences at North Coast Rep, Ocean Beach Playhouse and now Coronado Playhouse, the Community’s Theatre.

 

During the production, Coronado Playhouse is partnering with the Hearts for San Diego Community Shoe Drive. The joint effort will raise money for local charities and help those in need this holiday season. We are collecting ALL kinds of footwear for men, women and children in ANY condition, including ice and roller skates! Buy tickets and drop off your shoe donations when you come to the show. For more information on how to help please visit www.HeartsForSD.org .

 

 

 

Cast members who are featured in multiple roles include Jacob Davis, Linda Kullmann, Tatiana Mac, Wilfred Paloma and Meredith Russo with musical accompaniment by Kirk Valles. The production is directed by Rayme Sciaroni and co-director Desha Crownover and produced by Katy Skyrud.

 

To purchase tickets or for more information please contact the box office at

619-435-4856 or go to our website, www.coronadoplayhouse.com. You can also order your 2015 season tickets. 

 

DATES:  December 11, 2014– December 21, 2014

TIMES:  Thursdays – Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays 2:00 p.m.

TICKETS: $14.00 for children and adults. Parents are encouraged to use discretion with children 10 years of age and under.

 

Cast and production members are available for interviews and video opportunities. Still pictures of the production can also be provided. 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.

Reviews

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Cast Bios

Jacob Davis  16Jacob Alexander Davis (Cast Ensemble)  is originally from San Diego. He’s been working in the San Diego theatre world for 7 years now and has been performing at the Coronado Playhouse for the past year. He has been seen as Paul in Carnival and Amos in Chicago.


Linda Kullmann 16Linda Kullmann  (Cast Ensemble) This is Linda’s first year performing on stage with the Coronado Playhouse.  Linda grew up living in Coronado and teaches Performing Arts at Coronado Middle School.  She has directed several school musicals including Bugsy Malone Jr, Annie Jr, and Willy Wonka Jr.   Linda was Music Director for CoSA’s first musical Working as well as other Coronado HS musicals.  After graduating from Coronado High in 1985, Linda attended Point Loma Nazarene University.  While there, Linda sang with three ensemble groups, The Treble Choir, Point Loma Singers and Ascension.  Linda holds a B.A. in Music Education, a M.A in Educational Technology, and her Administrative Credential.   In 2006, Linda was awarded the Bravissimo Award for Excellence in Theater Education from the San Diego County Office of Education.   Currently, Linda has been writing performing arts curriculum for CTEOnline and the California Arts Project.  Linda participates in improv with the National Comedy Theatre.  When she is not teaching or performing, Linda enjoys a good game of softball.  She would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays!


Tatiana Mac  11Tatiana Mac  (Cast Ensemble) a graduate of UCLA’s Musical Theatre program and Coronado School of the Arts actually did her first show EVER at the Coronado Playhouse during Christmastime in 1999 (Leigh Scarritt’s Angels Among Us.) Since then, she has appeared on stages throughout Southern California: Hairspray at the Hollywood Bowl, Robber Bridegroom at ICT (Long Beach), Man With a Load of Mischief, Sleeping Beauty, Charlie Brown and currently Christmas Toy Shop at North Coast Rep, David Zippel’s “Going Hollywood” for the Festival of New American Musicals in Los Angeles & she was proud to be part of director Rayme Sciaroni’s “The Gym” at San Diego Fringe ’14. Thanks to Rayme, Desha, Mom & Dad, (and to Wes for his unending patience and support.).


Wilfred Paloma  08Wilfred Grant T. Paloma (Cast Ensemble) Last sighted in Rent as Angel Dumott Schunard at the Mayan Hall Theatre. Past stage credits include Sheila at the OB Playhouse (Stephen), In the Heights at the Saville Theatre (Usnavi), Carnival! (Roustabout) and Chicago (Featured Ensemble) at the Coronado Playhouse, and principal dancer in San Diego City College’s centennial concert: Dancing on the Fine Edge (2014). Other credits: entertainer at Barona Casino and stage persona “Rich Sol” with the Boylesque Tomcats (all-male burlesque).


Meredith Russo 05Meredith Russo (Cast Ensemble) is thrilled to be back “home” at Coronado for the holiday season, her favorite time of year. Most recently seen as Velma Kelly in Chicago (Coronado), Miss Strict* in Zombie Prom (Pickwick), Doatsey Mae in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas & Maggie Jones in 42nd Street  at Coronado Playhouse, other credits include Rizzo* in Grease (Onstage), The Witch in Into the Woods (Onstage), Taffata Christmas (Pickwick/OnStage), Bonnie* in Anything Goes! (Patio), Adela in The It Girl (Coronado) and Amy in Company (PowPac). Many thanks to the wonderful production team!! Happy Holidays!!!

*Aubrey Award

Photos by Eisenhower Photography

Creative Team

Rayme Sciaroni 04Rayme Sciaroni (Music/Lyrics, Director, Musical Director, Choreographer) Rayme is honored to be making his debut of wearing so many hats at the Coronado Playhouse.  His work in the local theatrical and cabaret scene is well known from here and across to New York City where he boasts original songs in the 2nd longest running Off-Broadway show, “Naked Boys Singing!”  His most recent writing accomplishment comes in his first published novel, the 5 time award winning “Dinner for God” – a story of inspiration that includes a CD of five original songs that are interwoven into the plot.  (Available at Amazon, Kindle, Nook and Audible.com)  He has produced 2 original piano solo CD’s, “A Quiet Kind of Christmas” and “Paisley Piano”. (www.raymemusic.com)  Rayme’s passion for the creative arts and sharing his craft with young Beings has lead him to his recently appointed position as Artistic Director of San Diego Junior Theatre, the oldest junior theatre in the country located in Balboa Park. For more information about Rayme, his projects and a way to contact him, go to: www.dinnerforgod.com.

Desha Crownover 11Desha Crownover (Assistant Director) is a stage and musical director in the San Diego area. She served as the Artistic Director at San Diego Junior Theatre for the past seven years. In her entire seventeen year tenure at SDJT, she assumed the roles of General Manager, stage director, musical director, and teaching artist, co-founding SDJT’s Conservatory Program for aspiring high school artists. She is an award-winning stage director with over 75 shows to her name, ranging from intimate black-box style plays to fully-staged musicals for audiences of over 800.  Desha has had the opportunity to direct, teach, and perform across the country for the past twenty-five years where her work has been commended by such theatre notables as Edward Albee, Ming Cho Lee, and Timothy Near. She holds a Master’s degree in Theatre from SDSU and a B.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Performing from UCSD. She has served on the teaching faculty of SDSU, Cuyamaca College, and Santa Fe Christian Schools teaching music, acting, theatre history, public speaking, and speech and debate. Her work as a playwright has been produced at UCSD, SDSU, and Santa Fe Christian Schools, as well. She is currently the co-owner and Artistic Director of Prodigy School of Arts in La Jolla, CA whose mission is to help every student create themselves on their own terms. www.prodigyarts.com.

Katy Skyrud (Producer) very excited to be part of bringing a holiday show to Coronado Playhouse, and end our season with a great cast and crew who is professional and so talented.  We have a dream team and I thank each of them.  Thanks to my family and friends for their support.

Josh Olmstead (Lighting Design & Tech) This is Josh’s fifth lighting project at Coronado Playhouse in a career that began less than a year ago. Starting as a lighting operator for Chicago and then Sherlock, he entered the world of lighting design for Sleeping Beauty. Now, Spamalot is his biggest challenge and thrill yet. He would like to thank all of those who have taught him here and offered their time, knowledge, and skill to make this an amazing community to be a member of.

Ferril Gardner (Lighting Tech) is working behind the scenes with Coronado Playhouse for the second time; just finishing up with Spamalot.  For the past three years she has run lights and kept score as Ms. Voice for Nation Comedy Theater, San Diego’s longest running show. Past performance credits include Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors (Pickwick Players); Mrs. Forrest in Psycho Beach Party (Ocean Beach Ensemble Experiment); Snug in Midsummer Night’s Dream (Pickwick Players).

Alex Heath (Sound Design & Tech) this is Alex’s third production at Coronado Playhouse and he is enjoying meeting and working with such great group of people.  He enjoys and appreciates the opportunity to expand his knowledge of sound and has a great time trying out new ideas.

 Richard Anthony (Sound Tech) is a recent transplant to San Diego having spent 7 years in theatre production with companies in West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland. His favorite productions have been designing sound for Jesus Christ Superstar and Play It Again, Sam as well as acting in Proof, Noises Off, and The Boys Next Door. Special thanks to Jennie and everyone at CPH for making me feel welcome! I look forward to many more productions with you all!  (copied from Spamalot)

Kathy Parks (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be working with such a great cast and crew, and happy to be working on Mistletoe, Music & Mayhem again with Rayme.  She also thanks her fabulous sons Sean Paul and Connor Boyd for allowing her to join them in this crazy theatrical world.

Show Events

During the production, Coronado Playhouse is partnering with the Hearts for San Diego Community Shoe Drive. The joint effort will raise money for local charities and help those in need this holiday season. We are collecting ALL kinds of footwear for men, women and children in ANY condition, including ice and roller skates! Buy tickets and drop off your shoe donations when you come to the show. For more information on how to help please visit www.HeartsForSD.org .