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Sugar

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When:
January 29, 2016 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2016-01-29T20:00:00-08:00
2016-01-29T22:00:00-08:00
Where:
Coronado Playhouse
1835 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
USA
Cost:
Thursday: $20, Friday: $25, Saturday: $27, Sunday: $23
Contact:
Box Office
619-435-4856

SUGAR

January 29 – March 6, 2016
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @8pm
Sunday @2pm

Based on the Screenplay “Some Like it Hot”

Book by Peter Stone
Based on the Screenplay “Some Like It Hot”
by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond
Based on a Story by Robert Thoeren
Music by Jule Styne      Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick
Directed and Choreographed for the Broadway Stage
by Gower Champion

Directed and Choreographed by Rayme Sciaroni

Musical Direction by Benjamin Goniea

In this zany musical adventure, two unemployed musicians witness a Chicago gang rub-out in 1931. Forced to disguise themselves as women, they join an all-female band about to leave town for an engagement in Miami Beach. You will love these memorable characters that made the movie so popular.

Meet the Cast

Kristen Fogle Sugar Kane
Colden Lamb Jerry (Daphne)
David Guthrie Joe (Josephine)
Kimberly Miller Sweet Sue
Brent Roberts Bienstock
Meredith Russo Spats Palazzo /Dance Captain
Steve Jensen Sir Osgood Fielding
Manny Bejarano Knuckles Norton
Kristen Goodhart Rosella
Caralee Loibl Olga
 Stephaine Nesbitt Dolores
Melanie Williams Mary Lou
Kelly-Noelle Henry Women’s Ensemble
Ben Sutton Men’s Ensemble
Todd Sutton Men’s Ensemble
Matt FitzGerald Men’s Ensemble

 

The Playbill

The program is available here: Sugar Program

Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 6, 2016

CONTACTS:
Barron Henzel, Producer (619) 322-1371
barron@coronadoplayhouse.com
Coronado Playhouse Box Office (619) 435-4856
boxoffice@coronadoplayhouse.com

Coronado Playhouse’s 70th Anniversary Season Begins with Sugar, based on the screenplay Some Like it Hot Benefitting Mama’s Kitchen January 29-March 6, 2016

Coronado Playhouse is the longest running community theatre in San Diego County and Coronado’s oldest arts organization. The 2016 season marks 70 years of entertainment, service and outreach to Coronado and area audiences.

The season begins with the award-winning musical, Sugar, based on the classic film Some Like it Hot starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. These characters lit up the silver screen and the Hotel Del where it was filmed, and were recreated for the Broadway stage in the hit 1972 musical Sugar. In this zany musical adventure, two unemployed musicians witness a Chicago gang rub-out in 1931. Forced to disguise themselves as women, they join an all-female band about to leave town for an engagement in Miami Beach. You will love these memorable characters that made the movie so popular.

During the six-week run of performances January 29-March 6, 2016, Coronado Playhouse, the Community’s Theatre, is raising money and awareness for Mama’s Kitchen, San Diego County’s food delivery service providing nutrition support to men, women, and children affected by AIDS or cancer who are vulnerable to hunger. For more information, visit http://www.mamaskitchen.org.

Other Sugar special events include:

Opening Night Dinner and Show Package Friday, January 29 at 6:30p.m. Don’t miss this special buffet dinner and show for only $50 per person. The delicious catered meal will be served from 6:30-7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm.

Tequila Tasting Pre-Show Mixer Thursday, February 4 at 6:30p.m. $25 includes the tasting, hors d’oeuvres and admission to the show.

ASL Performance. A sign language interpreter will sign a performance on Sunday, February 7 at 2p.m. for those who are hearing impaired. Please join us for this special performance at no additional charge. Call the box office for more information.

Sugar’s Valentines Day Happy Hour Saturday, February 13 at 6:30p.m. $10 add-on includes delicious hors d’oeuvres, complimentary glass of champagne and sweets. Sweetheart raffle of goodies held during intermission. Show starts at 8p.m.

The Sugar cast features Kristen Fogle         (Sugar Kane), Colden Lamb (Jerry/Daphne), David Guthrie (Joe/Josephine), Kimberly Miller (Sweet Sue), Brent Roberts (Bienstock), Meredith Russo (Spats Palazzo /Dance Captain), Steve Jensen (Sir Osgood Fielding), Manny Bejarano (Knuckles Norton), Kristen Goodhart (Rosella), Caralee Loibl (Olga), Stephaine Nesbitt (Dolores), Melanie Williams (Mary Lou), Kelly-Noelle Henry (Ensemble), Ben Sutton (Ensemble), Todd Sutton (Ensemble) and Matt FitzGerald (Ensemble).

The production team includes Rayme Sciaroni (Director and Choreographer), Benjamin Goniea (Musical Director), Katy Skyrud and Barron Henzel (Producers), Marcee Drysdale (Costumer), Francia Cohen (Wig Mistress/Makeup Direction), Xavier Luevano (Lighting Design), Darian Beckstrand (Stage Manager), Alex Heath (Sound Design), Rick Anthony (Sound Design/Tech), Jack Connard (Sound Operator), Ric Michaels (Spot Operator), Pamela Everett (Props and Dressing).

For more information and to purchase tickets please contact the box office at
619-435-4856 or go to our website, www.coronadoplayhouse.com.
DATES: January 29-March 6, 2016
TIMES: Thursdays – Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays 2:00 p.m.
TICKETS: $20-$27 Active Duty Military, Student and Senior discounts. Excellent group rates are available.

Sugar
Book by Peter Stone
Based on the Screenplay “Some Like It Hot”
by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond
Based on a Story by Robert Thoeren
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Bob Merrill

SUGAR is presented by arrangement with TAMS WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022. Please contact Barron Henzel for specific media interest and needs. Coronado Playhouse is a qualified 501(c) 3 non-profit organization as San Diego County’s longest running community theatre.

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Download press release here: Sugar Press Release

Reviews

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Cast Bios

Manny Bejarano 05MANNY BEJARANO (Knuckles Norton/ Train Conductor) SPONSORED BY HARRY GRANRuTH III AND KATY SKYRUD is happy to be back at Coronado Playhouse in this production of Sugar. He was last seen at Coronado Playhouse in Spamalot, Pageant and The Drowsy Chaperone. He is thrilled to be a part of this production.


Matt FitzGerald 05MATT FITZGERALD (Reporter/Ensemble) is pleased to be making his debut at Coronado Playhouse. He has previously been seen onstage as Lou Cohn in 1940’s Radio Hour and as a disciple in Godspell (Patio Playhouse) and as Thenardier in Les Miserables (413 Project). Other appearances include All in the Timing and Young Frankenstein. He also was the director for Rhinoceros (Patio Playhouse) last spring where he is currently the Technical Manager.


Kristen Fogle 08KRISTEN FOGLE (Sugar Kane) SPONSORED BY JERRY AND JILL HALL CHARITABLE FUND is excited to make her Coronado Playhouse debut. Recent credits include: Charlie in Goodbye Charlie, directed Murder at the Howard Johnson’s and Supporting Cast (Lamplighters), and co-created/ produced/performed in a show for the San Diego Fringe Festival. Next up, Mabel in Mack and Mabel at Lamplighters the week after Sugar closes. Many thanks to Rayme, cast, and crew!


Kristen Goodhart 11KRISTEN GOODHART (Rosella) is ecstatic to be a part of Sugar as her first production at the Coronado Playhouse. Kristen has appeared in numerous productions in her hometown of Las Vegas, such as Gertrude in Seussical The Musical (2013), Marcy Park in The Putnam County Spelling Bee (2013), and Gabrielle in The Pirates of Penzance (2014). She is currently in the Theatre Arts program at University of San Diego. She would like to thank the wonderful Director, Rayme and the talented cast and crew that have made the entire production come together.


David Guthrie 09DAVID GUTHRIE (Joe / Josephine) David is thrilled to be returning to Coronado Playhouse! You may have seen him as the Sheriff in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Marco in Carnival, and most recently Billy Flynn in Chicago. David also played Jean Valjean in Les Miserables last year. Many thanks to this wonderful and talented cast and crew for this wonderful opportunity to trade loafers for high heels! David is thankful for the support from his family – Cassiopeia, Xander and Jasper.


Kelly-Noelle Henry 18KELLY-NOELLE HENRY (Ensemble) gleefully returns to Coronado Playhouse after several years between her last appearance as Valentine in The Twelfth Night (2012) and now. Elsewhere: Lucy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown! (Looking Glass Theater), and Kitty Bennett in Pride and Prejudice (Arts O Broadway/Ivy Players).


Steve Jensen 07STEVEN JENSEN (Sir Osgood Fielding) SPONSORED BY THOMAS HAINE has appeared in twelve CPH plays, most recently Tartu e, Romeo and Juliet, Monty Python’s Spamalot, and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Many plays and musicals elsewhere, including Edward II (Diversionary), Julius Caesar (New Village Arts), The Gondoliers (Lyric Opera San Diego), King Lear and Macbeth (Vanguard), and The Tempest (Poor Players), all while teaching high school chemistry.


Colden Lamb 01tCOLDEN LAMB (Jerry / Daphne) is thrilled to be playing one of his dream roles. Recent credits include Queen of Carthage (La Jolla Playhouse’s WoW Festival) chorus, Shrek The Musical (Moonlight Amphitheater) as Straw Pig/ Pied Piper and Next to Normal as Henry. He is currently a student at SDSU for Theater Arts. He would like to thank his friends and family for their unconditional love and support. For Braiden.


Caralee Loibl 17CARALEE LOIBL (Olga) is beyond excited to be making her debut at the Coronado Playhouse. Some of her favorite
roles include Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, and LeFou in Beauty and the Beast. Caralee would like to thank her parents, family and friends for their love and support. She would also like to thank the production team and cast for making this an awesome experience. Shuper Shwag. Isaiah 40:31.


Kimberly Miller 09KIMBERLY MILLER (Sweet Sue) SPONSORED BY SUSAN SKYRuD is excited to be back on the stage of Coronado Playhouse after her feisty role of a Juke Joint Emseize in Chicago in which she won an Aubrey Award for Support Ensemble. Another CPH performance was A Night with Emseize in 2014. Other performances include her role as a soulful singer in Cotton Patch Gospel and a jumping night at the House of Blues. Kimberly is a native of Pennsylvania and the voice of the WPC Drama Club.


Stephanie Nesbit 02STEPHANIE NESBITT (Dolores) is happy to be back on the Coronado Playhouse stage after appearing in A Year with Frog and Toad last summer. Other appearances in San Diego include the role of Florinda in Into the Woods (2015) with Pickwick Players in Santee. She has performed with the Performing Arts Center of Kapolei as Sandy in Grease.


Brent Roberts 12BRENT ROBERTS (Bienstock) makes his debut at Coronado Playhouse, fresh o the stage from The 3 1/2 Star Musical (Finest City Improv). He performs various roles at Dinner Detective Mystery Theatre and Sea World. He also appeared in Psycho Beach Party (Ocean Beach Playhouse). As a fairly new face to San Diego from sailing the high seas as a cruise director, he is thrilled to dive in to the acting & performing world in this sunny city!


Meredith Russo 03MEREDITH RUSSO (Spats Palazzo/ Union Contractor/ Cab Driver/ Dance Captain) SPONSORED BY BARRON HENZEL AND THOMAS FITZPATRICK is thrilled to be back “home” at Coronado Playhouse! Credits at Coronado include Miss Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Velma Kelly in Chicago, Doatsey Mae in The Best Little… & Maggie Jones in 42nd Street. Other credits include Miss Strict in Zombie Prom (Pickwick), Rizzo in Grease (OnStage), The Witch in Into the Woods (OnStage and Pickwick), Donna in A Ta eta Christmas (Pickwick/OnStage), Bonnie in Anything Goes! (Patio), Adela in The It Girl (Coronado) and Amy in Company (PowPac). Thanks to the production team, Squirrel, Steph, Dad, Sisters and the gang!


Ben SuttonBEN SUTTON (Gangster/Ensemble) started acting at Junior Theater at a young age and has loved it ever since. He is delighted to be working with Coronado Playhouse again, after being part of A Year with Frog and Toad last year. Ben is also very appreciative of the opportunity to tap dance with his father. Ben currently attends Mira Costa College and is studying lm. He can’t thank the community here at Coronado Playhouse enough for all they do, and the amazing production team we have for Sugar.


Todd Sutton 08TODD SUTTON (Gangster/Ensemble) is happy to be back on the CPH stage again. In the previous century he was the Scarecrow in Wizard of Oz, Corporal Billy Jester in Little Mary Sunshine and a bevy of bits in between at SDJT and SCPA. Last year he performed in Spamalot at CPH and last month played guitar in a back alley in Shanghai. He is an electrical engineer by trade. Sarah thank you for your support!


Melanie Williams 06MELANIE WILLIAMS (Mary Lou) is excited to be appearing on the Coronado Playhouse stage for the rst time! Appearances at other San Diego theatres include Noises Off and Peter Pan the Musical (Star Theatre) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (La Jolla Playhouse), as well as several community and regional theatres in Ohio. Credits at Ohio theatres include Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Fantasticks, Chicago, Big River, and Macbeth.

Creative Team

Rayme Sciaroni 01RAYME SCIARONI (Director/ Choreographer) is honored to be back directing at CPH, having debuted last season with Mistletoe, Music & Mayhem. Currently the Artistic Director at San
Diego Junior Theatre, Rayme continues to perform cabaret shows at Martini’s Above Fourth as well as bring his Junior Theatre students to CPH to learn and perform the art of cabaret for themselves. A ve – time award winning author for his rst novel, Dinner for God that includes a CD of 5 original songs that are integrated into the story, he keeps his hand in composing with 2 piano solo CD’s; www.raymemusic.com, and writing as well; www.dinnerforgod. com. Thank you Coronado Playhouse for welcoming me into your wonderful family!!!


Benjamin Goniea bw 2BENJAMIN GONIEA (Musical Director) is excited to be a part of his rst production with Coronado Playhouse. He has been seen in Escondido with Star Repertory Theatre where he has musical directed Shrek! The Musical, Into the Woods, Les Miserables, and their NYA Award winning production of The Addams Family. Benjamin has also performed in the pit orchestra with San Diego theatre companies such as the California Youth Conservatory, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Lamb’s Players Theatre, and a few others. His favorite shows in the pit include In The Heights (2012) and Next to Normal (2014).


BARRON HENZEL (Co-Producer/Set Design) co-produced Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (Aubrey), TBLWIT (Aubrey), The Drowsy Chaperone (Aubrey), Cinderella (Aubrey) and The IT Girl at Coronado Playhouse. He assistant directed Dames at Sea (Lamplighters). He will soon be seen in A Little Night Music at CPH. Favorite acting credits: Frog and Toad, Sleeping Beauty, Pageant, Much Ado, Pump Boys, Angels Among Us (Coronado Playhouse); Grease (OnStage)(Aldea Award); They’re Playing Our Song (Scripps Ranch); The Busy World is Hushed, Torch Song Trilogy, Handsome Men (Diversionary); Trolls, Miss Mcinerney’s Acquaintances (6th @ Penn). Barron an art director and president of the board of directors at CPH. XO, Katy, BFF & TF.


KATY SKYRUD (Co-Producer) is happy to have been part of producing these great shows at Coronado Playhouse, The It Girl, Cinderella, Drowsy Chaperone, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Sleeping Beauty, Mistletoe, Music & Mayhem, A Year With Frog and Toad and now Sugar. Entering her 10th year on the board of Coronado Playhouse, she is grateful for her friends she’s made along the way and all they’ve taught her. It’s a joy to work with Barron and Rayme again and with everyone that makes up this giving and talented team.


ALEX HEATH (Sound Design) is a San Diego native, who has been involved in music and performance from an early age. He graduated from the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts in 2009 where he was named Jazz Musician of the Year. He then went to Chico State University where he completed his degree in Recording Arts. In the past year, he has worked on sound for the Coronado Playhouse productions of Spamalot, Avenue Q and designed sound for Thoroughly Modern Millie.


RICK ANTHONY (Sound Design/Tech) is excited to once again be back at the board for CPH. Previous shows include Avenue Q and Spamalot as well as Jesus Christ Superstar, The King and I, and Dracula: The Musical for the Old Opera House in Charles Town, WV. Special thanks to my wife Kelly for her patience and everyone at CPH for making a lifelong east-coaster feel at home! Break a leg!


XAVIER LUEVANO (Light Design) is back at the Playhouse after completing designs for VSMS, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Boeing Boeing and Tartu e. Recent work includes: Red (Trinity Players), 84 Charing Cross Road (Lamplighters) and Always, Patsy Cline (OnStage Playhouse). Currently, Xavier works at Steele Canyon High as a student mentor in technical theatre application and as a facility technician.


DARIAN BECKSTRAND (Stage Manager) is excited to be returning to the Coronado Playhouse after Assistant Stage Managing for Thoroughly Modern Millie last season. She would like to thank everyone involved with this production of for all their help. Other works include: San Diego Theatre Educators Alliance Student Board (2014), Singin’ in the Rain (Steele Canyon), Cinderella: A New Pop Musical (Grossmont), and most recently A Charlie Brown Christmas (Pickwick Players).


MARCENE DRYSDALE (Costumer) is the Head Costumer at Young Actors Theatre. Her costume credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie (Coronado Playhouse). Fiddler on the Roof, Spring Awakening, Addams Family, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Aladdin, Legally Blonde, Wizard of Oz, Annie, Oliver, Guys & Dolls, Footloose, and Hairspray (Young Actors Theatre). She also costumes shows at San Diego area high schools and those credits include Alice in Wonderland, Anything Goes, Singing in the Rain, High School Musical, and Xanadu. She handles all costume rentals at YAT and can be reached at CostumesbyMarcene@gmail.com.


FRANCIA COHEN (Wigs/Make-up) is a native San Diegan. She has worked in lm and theatre for the last ten years, earning several NYT award nominations and best makeup awards for local lms. She has designed hundreds of shows for local theatres including SDJT, YAT, and ACT. She is currently teaching makeup classes at CYT and continues to design at her home theater, San Diego Junior Theatre. She is really excited to be a tiny part of this production and is honored to work with this talented cast and crew at beautiful Coronado Playhouse.

 

Show Events

Opening Night Dinner and Show Package Friday, January 29 at 6:30p.m. Don’t miss this special buffet dinner and show for only $50 per person. The delicious catered meal will be served from 6:30-7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm.


sugar_tequilaTequila Tasting Pre-Show Mixer Thursday, February 4 at 6:30p.m. $25 includes the tasting, hors d’oeuvres and admission to the show.


ASL Performance. A sign language interpreter will sign a performance on Sunday, February 7 at 2p.m. for those who are hearing impaired. Please join us for this special performance at no additional charge. Call the box office for more information.


Sugar’s Valentines Day Happy Hour Saturday, February 13 at 6:30p.m. $10 add-on includes delicious hors d’oeuvres, complimentary glass of champagne and sweets. Sweetheart raffle of goodies held during intermission. Show starts at 8p.m.

Partnerships

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.

During the six-week run of performances we are partnering with Mama’s Kitchen of San Diego County in an effort to bring much needed exposure and donations to this worthy cause.logo_mamaskitchen