April 28, 29 at 7:00 pm & 30 at 2:00 pm
Only Three Performances
Based on the MGM Film
Screenplay and Adaptation Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed
Director & Musical Director: Rayme Sciaroni
Making a splash on the Coronado Playhouse stage in a concert-version performance, Singin’ In The Rain tells the story of the first Hollywood musical, when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies – and some of its stars – behind. This spectacular show is packed full of the charm, romance, comedy and tinseltown glamour of one the world’s best loved movies and features all the songs from the glorious MGM score including Good Morning, Make ‘em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the classic Singin’ in the Rain.
Written by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with lyrics by Arthur Freed and music by Nacio Herb Brown, Singin’ In The Rain was an instant hit when it hit the movie screens in 1952. Directed and choreographed by the incomperable Gene Kelly, the movie won numerous awards including a Golden Globe, a Writers’ Guild of America Award and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Jean Hagen in the role of Lina Lamont.
$20 each, Open Seating.
Meet the Cast
- Denise Blase
- Sue Boland
- Christopher Chilles
- Don Evans
- Thomas Fitzpatrick
- Kaija Germain
- Bex Grant
- Sarah Hearne
- Barron Henzel
- Eve Jack
- Steve Jensen
- Taylor Magee
- Craig Monsell
- Loraine Ordierno
- Alyssa Anne Slagle
- Shannon Christine Whitten
- Kyle Young
Performers & Creative Team
RAYME SCIARONI (director & musical director) Not a stranger to Coronado Playhouse, Rayme made his debut as director/musical director/choreographer for Mistletoe, Music & Mayhem at CPH that he also co-wrote. He recently won an Aubrey Award for best choreography on his production of Sugar which he also directed. Having a passion for sharing his skills with young Beings throughout San Diego county, he recently directed/musical directed Legally Blonde at San Diego Creative and Performing Arts High School. Before that, a successful stint as artistic director at San Diego Junior Theatre. 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) For more information about Rayme, his projects and a way to contact him, go to: www.dinnerforgod.com
DENISE BLASE Denise is excited to be making her debut with Coronado Playhouse. She received her vocal training at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Cornish College of the Arts and has performed in numerous musicals throughout Northern California Denise has worked as a music director, accompanist and vocal coach for theatre productions, choirs, and soloists and is currently a teaching artist with San Diego Junior Theatre. She and her husband run a music enrichment program, California Music Works, bringing music and movement to preschool aged children. She also teaches private piano and voice lessons out of her home studio in Golden Hill. Denise would like to thank her family for all their love and support!
SUE BOLAND In 1994 Sue moved to Coronado and joined the cast of Guest in the House at the Coronado Playhouse, the first of 6 Playhouse productions. Additional San Diego Credits include: Fiddler on the Roof, Meet Me in St. Louis, Cabaret, Grease, Stepping Out, My Fair Lady. Nunsense, Little Women, Pirates of Penzance, Guys and Dolls, Most Happy Fella, Ragtime, Damn Yankees, Oklahoma, Three Penny Opera, Sound of Music, Oliver and The Red Mill. With REGIONAL productions of Funny Girl, Cabaret, Barefoot in the Park, Music Man, and Man of La Mancha, to name just a few. Sue is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, NYC and is a retired CPA.
CHRISTOPHER CHILLES Christopher Chiles is happy to be performing for Coronado Playhouse once again! Mr. Chiles has appeared in numerous productions on the East and West Coast including: Prince Eric in Disney’s A Little Mermaid (2016) Henrick in A Little Night Music (2016) Marius in Les Miserables (2015) Che in Evita, Charity Works.(2015) Madonna SDGMC (2012) Emcee in Cabaret at Cohoes Music Hall NY.(2011) and Laurie in Little Women .(2010) Mr. Chiles is excited to share his passion for the Arts and hopes for PEACE in our world through Music and Arts!
DON EVANS is excited to return to Coronado Playhouse, having previously performed in Altar Boyz (God), Great American Trailer Park the Musical (Norbert), Leading Ladies (Leo/Maxine), Sherlock Holmes’ Excellent Adventure (Watson) and The Wizard of Oz (Lion). Additional San Diego credits include Prelude to a Kiss and Into The Woods (New Village Arts), Enron and The Butcher of Baraboo (Moxie), West Side Story and Ring Round the Moon (Moonlight), Annie Get Your Gun (Such n’Such), Mack and Mabel (Lamplighter’s) and Company, Guys and Dolls, Meet Me in St. Louis, Oklahoma and Damn Yankees (Vanguard). Don has also performed at Lyric Opera, Welk Resort, Broadway Theatre and OnStage Productions. Don is a Principal Quality Engineer at Solar Turbines and enjoys hiking in our local mountains, playing golf and riding near the water. Warm thanks to Rayme and Vanessa and this extraordinary cast! My love to Lisa.
THOMAS FITZPATRICK performed in C.C.T’s 2004 production of Singin’ in the Rain…”What a glorious feelin’ I’m happy again” to sing this catchy score for this concert version. Tom has performed and directed with Coronado Playhouse, Pickwick Players, OnStage and Lamplighters. For CPH Tom performed as The Large and Terrible Frog (A Year with Frog and Toad) and as a Knight (Spamalot), and directed A Chorus Line, Frog and Toad (CPH/ Pickwick), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Sleeping Beauty…, The Best Little Whorehouse in Teaxs, The Drowsy Chaperone, Cinderella and The It Girl. He’s also performed at Diversionary, Lyceum, Avo Playhouse, The Broadway, and SD Lyric Opera. Other directing credits: Nunsense, Zombie Prom (Pickwick), A Taffeta Christmas (Pickwick/OnStage), Grease (OnStage) and Dames at Sea (Lamplighters). Next, Tom plays The Monster in Young Frankenstein (Pickwick). Love to B, F & F!
KAIJA GERMAIN Kaija is delighted to be making her debut with the Coronado Playhouse! She has held roles in theatre companies such as CCT, YAT and is a member of the San Diego Master Chorale. Kaija’s love for theatre extends to her work as a musical theatre teaching artist with CYT. Past credits include Susan Pevensie (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe), The Ghost of Christmas Present (A Christmas Carol), June Cleaver (Leave it to Beaver), Faithful (Pilgrim’s Progress), and Julie McCoy (Love Boat). When not on the stage, she enjoys entertaining children as a princess performer, horseback riding, and spending time with family and friends. Enjoy the show! Joshua 24:15
BEX GRANT is delighted to be making her American debut with Coronado Playhouse’s production of Singin’ In The Rain. Bex began a television career at a very young age. Her credits include E. Nesbit’s 5 Children & It, working alongside Freddy Highmore (Bates Motel ), Emmerdale, My Spy Family, Fashion is Life Australia & many music videos. Bex is also no stranger to the stage. Stage credits include, The Caucasian Chalk Circle UK tour, Universal Studios Singapore, The Flying Green Working shop Australia, High School Musical. Bex would like to dedicate her performances to her family back in the UK who have supported her from day one.
SARAH HEARNE Sarah is very excited to join the cast of Singin’ in the Rain in Concert with Coronado Playhouse! She was recently showcased in Coronado Playhouse’s Holiday Cabaret show this past December and has performed in several musical productions with Vanguard Theatre including Company, The Sound of Music, Damn Yankees, and Hankerin’ Hillbillies. Sarah has her Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of Redlands and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of San Diego. She is the soprano soloist at Westminster Presbyterian Church presently, and has performed as a soloist in San Diego, Redlands, and Salzburg, Austria. When Sarah is not singing, she is working full-time as a counselor, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
BARRON HENZEL Favorite credits: Frog and Toad, Sleeping Beauty, Pageant, Much Ado, Pump Boys, Angels Among Us, A Little Night Music (CPH); Grease (OnStage) (Aldea Award); They’re Playing Our Song (Scripps Ranch); Snoopy!!! (Pickwick); The Busy World is Hushed, Torch Song Trilogy, Handsome Men (Diversionary); Trolls, Miss Mcinerney’s Acquaintances (6th@Penn). He co-produced Sugar, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sherlock Holmes*, TBLWIT*, The Drowsy Chaperone*, Cinderella* and The IT Girl at Coronado Playhouse. Barron is an art director and president of the board of directors at CPH. *Aubrey Award
STEVE JENSEN has appeared in at least a dozen Coronado Playhouse shows during the last seven years, most recently Monty Python’s Spamalot, Tartuffe, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Rayme Sciaroni’s production of Sugar. He sang in operettas at Lyric Opera San Diego, including The Gondoliers, The Mikado, Candide, The Merry Widow, and others. Miscellaneous local plays: Edward II at Diversionary Theatre, The Tempest at Poor Players, She Loves Me at Lamplighters, King Lear and Macbeth at Vanguard, and You Can’t Take It With You at OnStage. He was also a silent spear-carrier at San Diego Opera for ten years.
TAYLOR MAGEE is thrilled to be back at Coronado Playhouse in one of her favorite musicals! Some of her recent roles include Maggie in A Chorus Line, Nellie in South Pacific, Cinderella in Into the Woods, and Joan in Dames at Sea. She has won five MACY awards and will be graduating with her Theatre Performance degree this Spring from SDSU. She would like to thank her mom, Lynette, and Steven for always encouraging her to shine without a spotlight.
CRAIG MONSELL is thrilled to be performing for the first time at the Coronado Playhouse. Craig sings with Encore Vocal Ensemble, a San Diego chorus with an emphasis on musical theater. He appeared in the 2016 Ovation Theater production of The Music Man. He has sung with Pacific Coast Harmony Barbershop Chorus and still sings in a Barbershop Quartet called Pacific Experience and a new mixed quartet. He relocated to San Diego after a long career with Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati. He is active in the MIT alumni community, studying piano again, and is enjoying getting more involved with the arts.
LORRAINE ORDIERNO can’t tell you how thrilled she is to be Singin’ and Dancin’ with this incredible cast! Loraine was last seen at Coronado Playhouse in The It Girl, Cinderella, The Drowsy Chaperone and Spamalot. Favorite past roles include Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Frenchy in Grease, Penny in Hairspray and Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast. Loraine would like to thank Rayme and the entire production team at Coronado Playhouse for helping make this concert possible. Shout outs to her original heroes: Mr. Gene Kelly, Ms. Debbie Reynolds, Mr. Donald O’Connor and Ms. Jean Hagen for leaving a legacy of such inspiring work! Much love to her family and friends for their endless support – she hopes this show “brings a little joy into their humdrum lives. ” Oh! And “dignity…always dignity!!!”
ALYSSA ANNE SLAGLE is very excited to be a part of Singin’ in the Rain, one of her favorite musicals of all time! She has previously been seen at the Coronado Playhouse in Boeing Boeing as Gloria, a promiscuous New York flight attendant, and tapping her heart out as ’Anytime’ Annie in the musical 42nd Street. You may also have seen her locally at Onstage Playhouse in various productions, more often playing opposite her now husband, Justin Allen Slagle. Many thanks to Rayme for being such a wonderful and inspiring human being and to her family for all of their love and support. She would like to dedicate her performance to her grandparents, who hardly ever missed a show and are now watching from above. Also, to the late great Debbie Reynolds for claiming that she is indeed, “adorable.”
SHANNON CHRISTINE WHITTEN is thrilled to be making her debut on the Coronado Playhouse stage. She recently appeared in Lamplighters Theatre’s rendition of the musical Rented Christmas. She has performed in many stage productions, and more recently, Shannon has worked on several music and film projects. Some of her most recent credits include co-starring on the TV show, Justice For All With Judge Cristina Perez, and the lead in a promotional film for the US Navy, Atmospheric Satellites. Shannon wishes to thank Rayme Sciaroni and Coronado Playhouse for the opportunity to perform in Singin’ in the Rain, as well as her sons Lee and Theodore, husband Jeremiah, and her Lord Jesus for their unfailing love! www.shannonchristinewhitten.com
KYLE YOUNG is happy to be returning to the Coronado stage in this concert production. His last official steps on this stage were as an Aggie in 2012’s Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, but was last heard as a Pit Vocalist in A Chorus Line. He has worked on production for many shows with CPH since then including Pageant and Spamalot. Favorite roles include Ethan in The Full Monty and Chip in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Kyle currently spend most of his time rehearsing for Encore Vocal Ensemble, as well as serving on Encore’s board of directors. Much thanks to the hard working production team, friends, family, Encoradorables, and Benjamin
Producer: Coronado Playhouse
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