1835 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
January 19 – February 25, 2018
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @8pm & Sunday @2pm
Book by: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by: Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters by: Charles Addams
Director & Choreographer: Rayme Sciaroni
Musical Director: Michael Anthony
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky, the Addams Family (snap, snap).
Opening CPH’s 2018 Season is The Addams Family, a spectacular musical comedy from the multi award-winning writers of Jersey Boys, with music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party) and directed by Playhouse favorite, Rayme Sciaroni.
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only her father Gomez knows. She’s fallen in love with a sweet young man from a responsible family. With his adored wife Morticia in the dark, will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner with hilarious consequences? Join them all, along with Uncle Fester, Pugsley and more for this heart-warming story of love, family and friendship… with a twist! (snap, snap).
Meet the Cast
- Gomez Addams: Christopher T. Miller
- Morticia Addams: Sarah Alida LeClair
- Wednesday Addams: Megan Decker
- Pugsley Addams: Maximo Paniagua
- Uncle Fester: Ryan Burtanog
- Grandma: Kat Fitzpatrick
- Lurch: Thomas Fitzpatrick
- Mal Beineke: James Flaherty
- Alice Beineke: Alyssa Anne Slagle
- Lucas Beineke: Kaivan Mohsenzadeh
- Cousin It: Annabelle Foster
- Ancestor: Daryl Daley
- Ancestor: Brooke Henderson
- Ancestor: Edgardo Hernandez
- Ancestor: Reggie Hutchins
- Ancestor: Jillian Jackson
- Ancestor: Karina Johnson
- Ancestor: Asher Parsons
- Ancestor: Chris Renslow
- Ancestor: Meredith Russo
The program can be found here: Addams Family Program
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CHRISTOPHER T. MILLER (Gomez) is honored to debut at CPH with such a talented team. Favorite credits: Next To Normal (Dan), Assassins (Proprietor / Oswald), Children of Eden (Adam / Noah), Chess (The American), Seussical (Horton), West Side Story (Tony), Avenue Q (Nicky), and the North American and European tours of Evita (Peron, ensemble). Chris was most recently seen in Patio Playhouse’s Into The Woods (Cinderella’s Prince / Wolf), which he music directed. He is also a sound engineer, software engineer, and vocal percussionist. Thanks to the creative team for this delightful role, and to his luscious wife Keri for her unwavering support.
SARAH ALIDA LECLAIR (Morticia) M.M., Vocal Performance. Favorite roles include Into the Woods (The Witch), Elton John’s Aida (Amneris), Don’t Dress for Dinner (Suzette), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Maggie the Cat). Most recently she was seen at ion Theatre in The Last Five Years (Cathy), Onstage Playhouse in A Piece of My Heart (Mary Jo) and here at Coronado Playhouse as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing.
RYAN BURTANOG (Uncle Fester) is excited to return to the Coronado Playhouse after having been last seen as Horton in Seussical the Musical. Previous credits: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods, Hairspray (STAR Repertory), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Patio Playhouse), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (La Jolla Playhouse), The Test (San Diego Fringe Festival), La Pastorela de Plata (Teatro Máscara Mágica), Les Misérables (Project 413), The Me Nobody Knows (SDSU), Broadway Rocks! (San Diego Symphony).
KAT FITZPATRICK (Grandma) is excited to be back at Coronado Playhouse, where she played Lita Encore in Ruthless! The Musical. Favorite acting credits include 9 to 5 (Roz Keith) at Onstage Playhouse, Pippin (Grandma) with Pickwick Players, Fiddler on the Roof (Yente) with PaccoArts/Patio Playhouse and Hairspray (Prudy Pingleton) at San Diego Repertory Theatre. Thank you, Coronado Playhouse for including me in this crazy and wonderful Addams Family adventure.
MEGAN DECKER (Wednesday) is thrilled to be making her Coronado Playhouse debut in a show that is so close to her heart. Megan is a senior in high school with previous credits including Pippin (Catherine), Tuck Everlasting (Mae Tuck), Hairspray (Velma Von Tussle), and Beauty and the Beast (Belle). She would like to thank her parents for their undying love and support and the creative team for this amazing opportunity.
MAXIMO PANIAGUA (Pugsley) age 10, is making his Coronado Playhouse debut as Pugsley Addams in The Addams Family. He has previously performed at Junior Theatre in The Wizard of Oz as (Mayor of Munchkinland), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as (Lord Scrumptious) and in The Music Man. His appearances include acting, singing and dancing roles. His hobbies include singing, swimming, tennis and RC racing.
THOMAS FITZPATRICK (Lurch) was last seen as Crabble in Fly By Night. Prior, Tom was mostly directing, but returned to the stage last year for CPH’s Singin’ in the Rain: In Concert. He is excited to be “creepy and kooky” with this talented cast and production team. Tom’s performed and directed with Coronado Playhouse, Pickwick Players, OnStage, and Lamplighters. He’s also performed at Diversionary, Avo Playhouse, The Broadway and SD Lyric Opera, among others. Love to B, F & F. SNAP SNAP!
JAMES FLAHERTY (Mal) is thrilled to debut with CPH. An accomplished actor, writer, and director, James holds an MA in Theatre from SJSU and has performed in Ragtime (Younger Brother), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Padraic), Angels in America (Prior), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Glengarry Glen Ross (Lingk), and Forever Plaid (Jinx). James has also performed with men’s choral groups for many years, and currently sings with the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus.
ALYSSA ANNE SLAGLE (Alice Beineke) is excited return to the Playhouse! She was last seen here at Coronado in Singin’ in the Rain: In Concert featured as Lina Lamont last spring. Favorite credits include 42nd Street (Peggy, Anytime Annie), Grease (Sandy), White Christmas (Rita), and To Gillian on her 37th Birthday (Kevin). Woot! Much love and thanks to Rayme, Justin, Mom and Dad, Kat, her surgeon, and her Aya fam!
KAIVAN MOHSENZADEH (Lucas Beineke) is honored to be making his return to the Coronado Playhouse. Kaivan is currently attending college and hopes to soon transfer to a dramatic arts undergraduate program in California. His most recent credits include: Into The Woods (Wolf/Steward), The Wedding Story (Groom) and his previous debut performance at the Coronado Playhouse in Little Shop of Horrors (Skip Snip). Kaivan would like to thank his friends, family and his wonderful cast and crew who have given him constant guidance and support in his career.
ANNABELLE FOSTER (Cousin It) is thrilled to be debuting at Coronado Playhouse. Her previous credits include Junie B. JonesThe Musical (Handsome Warren), The Wizard of Oz (Munchkin), Lyle the Crocodile (Kid), The Music Man (Ensemble), Alexander…Very Bad Day (Phillip Parker), Ivy and Bean (Ensemble), Mary Poppins (Ensemble), and Its a Bird, its a Plane, its Superman (Ensemble) at San Diego Junior Theatre. Annabelle is in 6th grade at SDSCPA.
DARYL DALEY (Ancestor) is happy to be back on the Coronado stage after appearing as a Bird Girl and Mrs. Mayor in Suessical The Musical last season. Other appearances here at CPH include Avenue Q (Girl Bear), A Year with Frog and Toad (Turtle), Chicago (Mary Sunshine), Sleeping Beauty or the Famous Rose Taboo (Princess Beauty) and ensemble roles in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Spamalot, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Godspell and The Drowsy Chaperone.
BROOKE HENDERSON (Ancestor) is very excited to come back to Coronado Playhouse after playing Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors. Her previous credits include How the Grinch Stole Christmas (The Old Globe 2012-2016) Ragtime (San Diego Musical Theater) The Music Man and Annie (Moonlight Theater). Her youth theater credits include Ragtime (Sarah’s friend, JCompany) The Wiz (Addaperle, JCompany) 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Marcy Parks, ACT San Diego) Tarzan (Young Terk, Moonlight Youth) and many more. She would like to thank her mom for driving her to all the rehearsals the and amazing cast and crew of The Addams Family.
EDGARDO HERNANDEZ (Ancestor) is a 15 year old student at San Ysidro High School excited to work on CPH’s production of The Addams Family! Edgardo has been a part of Beauty and the Beast and Children of Eden at his High School and District’s VAPA Summer program respectfully. Being his first community production, Edgardo would like to thank his family, friends in theatre at his high school and most importantly God for the graces and opportunities that he has bestowed upon him.
REGGIE HUTCHINS (Ancestor) is pleased to once again to be performing at Coronado Playhouse, having previously been featured in Chicago (Judge) and A Chorus Line (Richie) as well as many other productions in the San Diego region. He would like to thank Rayme, Michael, Kathy and the entire cast and production staff for a wonderfully “Kooky” and “Creepy” journey with “All these crazy happy people.” Cheers!
JILLIAN JACKSON (Ancestor) is excited to be working with Coronado Playhouse again! She is a recent graduate from SDSU with a BA in Music and a Minor in Theater. Equally at home in opera and musical theater her favorite roles include the title role in Amelia Goes to the Ball, High Button Shoes (Mama/Sarah Longstreet), Hello Dolly (Minnie Fay), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Logainne Schwartandgrubenierre), and Into the Woods (Rapunzel). Thank you, friends and family for the support.
KARINA JOHNSON (Ancestor) is ecstatic to make her Coronado Playhouse debut in Addams Family as an ancestor. Her past acting credits include The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Flo), Cabaret (Lulu), Catch Me if You Can (Shellie), and A Midsummer Nights Fever (Starveling). She’d like to thank her family and friends for always being supportive of her.
ASHER PARSONS (Ancestor) is thrilled to be making his Coronado Playhouse debut! He developed his passion for the theatre at five years old. This will mark his 24th full stage production, and he is excited for many more to come. Favorite acting credits include 13 The Musical (Brett), The Lion King (Banzai), and most recently The Addams Family (Uncle Fester). Asher would like to thank the production team for giving him this amazing opportunity.
CHRIS RENSLOW (Ancestor) age 15, is grateful to Coronado Playhouse for its enduring gift of theater to the community and is proud to debut with the talented and dedicated team behind The Addams Family. Chris was in Beauty and The Beast at his high school and is a member of the comedy improv. team. Chris thanks his family and friends and extends special appreciation to CPH sponsors, members and volunteers for making these productions possible!
MEREDITH RUSSO (Ancestor) is over the moon to be back at Coronado Playhouse. Previous CPH Credits include Suessical (Mayzie), Sugar (Spats Palazzo), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Meers), Chicago (Velma Kelly), The Best Little… (Doatsey Mae) and 42nd Street (Maggie). Other favorites include Zombie Prom (Delilah Strict), Grease (Rizzo), Anything Goes (Bonnie), Dames at Sea (Mona Kent) and Urinetown (Pennywise). Thanks to the production team, Squirrel, Dad, Sisters and the gang!
RAYME SCIARONI (Director & Choreographer) is honored to return to Coronado Playhouse where he directed Mistletoe, Music & Mayhem, Sugar (Aubrey Award for Best Choreography) and Singin’ in the Rain: In Concert; and directed/performed his popular cabaret show, Rayme Mash-Ups. His talent in the theatrical and cabaret scene is well known, stretching from multiple locations in San Diego to Seattle, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, and New York City (the Laurie Beecham Theatre, Triad Theatre, and numerous other productions during his 18 year NYC residence). Original song compositions of Rayme’s are featured in: the 2nd longest running Off-Broadway show and movie DVD, Naked Boys Singing!; The Gym, and Corporate Circus. Rayme is popular for his many “song-mash-up” arrangements, many performed by Broadway singers. Additionally, Rayme authored the inspirational 5-time award-winning book Dinner for God that includes a CD of five original songs interwoven into the story’s plot (available on Amazon, Kindle, Nook and Audible.com); and he co-authored a sold-out crafting book. Rayme also produced 2 original piano solo CD’s, A Quiet Kind of Christmas and Paisley Piano (www.raymemusic.com). His passion for the creative arts and in sharing his craft with young BE-ings, has led Rayme to his current position as Vocal Performance/Music Theatre Instructor at San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA). For more information about Rayme, his projects, or to contact him, please go to: www.dinnerforgod.com
MICHAEL ANTHONY (Music Director) is thrilled to return to the CPH after rousing successes with James and the Giant Peach, Seussical and Thoroughly Modern Millie last season. He has served as a conductor, director, educator, and performer with many local theaters including: Old Globe Theatre, San Diego Junior Theatre, Moonlight Stage Productions, J Company, Diversionary, Joan Kroc Performing Arts Initiative, and Starlight Theater. Mike holds degrees in Music Education (U of M), and Musical Theater (Boston Conservatory) and has played keyboards for national/regional tours of A Chorus Line, Showboat, Bells are Ringing, Little Shop of Horrors, A Greater Tuna Christmas, among others. He currently serves as an educator for the Joan Kroc Performing Arts Initiative, Broadway Arts Academy and CA State Arts Board. Awards include, NYTA’S Best Director (2004-2007), Twin Cities Drama Critics Circle (Performer), San Diego Billie Award (1999-2009) and AATE’S Special Merit for The Lorax and an Aubrey Award Nominee. A cancer survivor, Mr. Anthony feels blessed to return to his passion, thanking his SD family for their continued love and encouragement.
CHRIS POWELL (Co-Producer) is excited to be at CPH! Work at Coronando Playhouse: Assistant Director for the award-winning productions of Sleeping Beauty and the Rose Taboo, Best little Whorehouse, Grease, Drowsy Chaperone, Cinderella, Dames at Seaand The IT Girl. Also, produced Romeo and Juliet, Tartuffe, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Little Shop of Horrors and Cabaret shows at CPH. Other shows that he has been a part of (Diversionary Theatre) are the critically acclaimed productions Thrill Me!, YANK ! The musical, The Busy World is Hushed , Torch Song Trilogy, The New Century, Dooley, Corpus Christi and many others.
KATY SKYRUD (Co-Producer)
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.
JUSTIN ALLEN SLAGLE (Assistant Director) is an award-winning actor, director, and an accomplished Theatre Arts teacher in San Diego. He holds a BA in Musical Theatre and is currently pursuing MFA Directing opportunities. Favorite directing credits include: God of Carnage (Onstage Playhouse), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Broadway Players) and Beauty and the Beast (TCCS). Select acting credits include: Beau Jest (Paul) at Scripps Ranch Theatre, Oklahoma! (Will Parker), To Gillian on her 37th Birthday (Paul).
TONY CUCUZZELLA (Set Designer) is happy to be making his design debut at Coronado Playhouse. His work has been seen at San Diego Comic Opera, Diversionary Theatre, The Welk Resort Theatre, and for over 22 years at San Diego Junior Theatre. Some of his favorite designs include Les Miserable, James and the Giant Peach, Women Behind Bars and Sweeney Todd. He is currently the Technical Director for the Palomar College Performing Arts Department in San Marcos.
CHLOE OLIANA M CLARK (Lighting Designer) Originally from Phoenix, AZ, Chloe studies Lighting Design at SDSU and will graduate may 2019. She has worked as an electrician for many shows here at State since starting school. Along with that she designed the recent productions of The Vagina Monologues, Much Ado About Nothing, Anon(ymous), and Coyote on a Fence.
MICHAEL COOK (Sound Designer) Sound and light design credits include Showbiz with the Miz, The 39 Steps (Winner of 2017 Sound and Light Design Aubrey Awards), Singing in the Rain: In Concert, Violet: In Concert at Coronado Playhouse, Songs from an Unmade Bed with Compulsion Dance Theatre, and It’s A Wonderful Live: A Live Radio Play with Vanguard Productions. Thanks family, friends, and the love of his life Sarah Robinson for their constant love and support.
MARCEE DRYSDALE (Costume Designer) is the Head Costumer at Young Actors Theatre. Her costume credits include Sugar, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Seussical and The 39 Steps at 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, Hairspray and Ragtime, in Concert at 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, Zombie Prom and Xanadu. She handles all costume rentals at YAT and can be reached at Costumes by Marcene@gmail.com
PAMELA EVERETT (Properties, House Dressing) is honored to be continuing as the Properties and House Designer for the Coronado Playhouse. It great to be able to work with the best of the best! She has been with CPH for 12 years and joined the Board of Directors last year. Much love and gratitude to Dennis and Amanda for putting up with and joining in the fun.
FERRIL GARDNER (Make-Up Designer) is a San Diego native who has worked on and off the stage in the community her entire life. Makeup design has long been a quiet passion for Ferril and this production is the first time she has brought a complete design to the stage. Ferril would like to thank Coronado Playhouse for this wonderful opportunity, and for her husband’s unfaltering support.
ANTHONY ZELIG (CPH Resident Lighting Board Operator) is thrilled to be a part of the Coronado Playhouse family and working on this production of The Addams Family. Recent CPH credits include James and the Giant Peach, Little Shop of Horrors and Fly By Night. Major thanks to Josh, Chad and Chloe for their mentoring.
OPENING NIGHT MEMBERS’ MINGLER
Friday, January 19, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate open 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.
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 run of The Addams Family we are partnering with Voices For Children in an effort to bring much needed exposure and donations to this incredible organization.
Voices for Children (VFC) transforms the lives of abused, abandoned, or neglected children by providing them with trained volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). VFC believes that every child deserves a safe and permanent home, and to that end, will provide a CASA volunteer to every child who needs one. CASAs work one-on-one with a child or sibling group to ensure their needs are being met—in the courtroom, in the classroom, and in the community. Last year, VFC staff and CASAs advocated on behalf of more than 3,400 foster children across San Diego and Riverside Counties.
For more information about Voices For Children you can visit their website: speakupnow.org
The Best Gift. To see an example of how just one person can positively change the life of a foster, we invite you to watch: The Best Gift. This inspiring video features Rosie, a former foster youth, whose life was transformed by the dedication of her CASA.
Speak Up for a Foster Child. With just 10-15 hours a month, you can help create a brighter future for a foster child. Interested in becoming a CASA volunteer? Please sign up to attend one of VFC’s free Information Sessions, with dates scheduled into February.
Ways to Give. There are multiple ways to support Voices for Children’s mission to provide foster children with a CASA volunteer of their very own. To learn more about making a charitable contribution, please visit VFC’s online giving page.