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A Year With Frog & Toad Matinee

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When:
June 21, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
2015-06-21T14:00:00-07:00
2015-06-21T15:45:00-07:00
Where:
Coronado Playhouse
1835 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
USA
Cost:
$14-$20
Contact:
Coronado Playhouse Box Office
(619) 435-4856

events_400x325_frog2June 18 – July 12, 2015
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @7pm
Sunday @2pm

(no show on July 4th)
(added performance Saturday, June 27, 2pm
for children with special needs)

Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Music by Robert Reale
Based on the books by Arnold Lobel

Directed by Thomas Fitzpatrick
Musical Direction my Michael Farley
Choreography by Jennie Gray Connard

Co-Production with Pickwick Players

Arnold Lobel’s treasured characters hop from page to stage in a story of friendship and adventure.

A hit on Broadway, A Year With Frog And Toad was nominated for 3 TONY Awards – including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends — the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad — through four, fun-filled seasons.

Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A Year With Frog And Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons.

The jazzy, upbeat score of A Year With Frog And Toad bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant, and enchanting musical for the whole family.

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KID ZONE – we are making a small kid zone before the front row of tables; any small child with a ticket can opt to bring a blanket to sit on the floor for better viewing.

To heighten the fun, add a Frog & Toad Fun Package for just $5.  The package includes animal cookies, a juice box, a coloring page, crayons, stickers, and frog toy (for children over the age of 3), all packed in a fun bag. Additional Ronald McDonald House, our non-profit partner is providing a coloring page and toy (while supplies last). Best of all you will get a special opportunity to have your picture taken with Frog & Toad on stage at the end of the show.  You can add the package(s) to your online purchase, or purchase at the theatre when you arrive.

All package and toy purchases are donated to the fundraising effort for this production.

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Meet the Cast –

Barron Henzel FROG
Frank Remiatte TOAD
Amanda Everett BIRD
Stephaine Nesbitt BIRD
Benjamin Sutton BIRD
David Gregory BIRD
Jazley Genovese BIRD
Rachel Herrera BIRD
Emily Sade Bautista BIRD
Maia Larom BIRD
Mikaela Villalpando BIRD
Wilfred Grant T. Paloma SNAIL
Daryl Daley TURTLE
Kyle Sweeney LIZARD
Emily Sade Bautista MOUSE
Mikaela Villalpando MOUSE
Daryl Daley MOLE
Jazley Genovese MOLE
Benjamin Sutton MOLE
Kyle Sweeney MOLE
Sebastian Palomera YOUNG FROG
Kyle Sweeney FATHER FROG
Daryl Daley MOTHER FROG
LARGE AND TERRIBLE FROG
Maia Larom SQUIRREL
Sebastian Palomera SQUIRREL

The Playbill

The program is located here: Frog and Toad Program

Gallery

Show poster for A Year with Frog and Toad

Show poster for A Year with Frog and Toad

Photos by Nettie Allen

Photos by Barron Henzel and Jennie Gray Connard

Photos by Adriana Zuniga Williams

Press

Coronado Eagle & Journal:
“A Year With Frog And Toad” At The Coronado Playhouse

June 19, 2015

A beloved friendship of the storybook characters Frog and Toad comes to life with song and dance in a musical journey for the whole family. The Tony® Award nominated production, “A Year with Frog and Toad,” is based on Arnold Lobel’s popular children’s series. It features book and lyrics by Willie Reale and a jazzy, upbeat score composed by his brother Robert Reale. The cheerful Frog and his grumpy sidekick, Toad, travel through the seasons on a heartwarming adventure. The story includes their animal friends in a variety show of entertainment with life lessons learned along the way.

Read more here.


NBC 7 San Diego:
Coronado Playhouse Presents A Year With Frog and Toad

June 19, 2015

The children’s book classic, “A Year with Frog and Toad,” is coming to life at the Coronado Playhouse. This year, the Playhouse is partnering up with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego to do something special for families impacted by autism and other special needs. NBC 7’s Marianne

See the clip here: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/on-air/as-seen-on/GuestMid0619_San-Diego-308488041.html#ixzz3dYEO824f 


SDSU Alumni Association

June 1, 2015

Coronado Playhouse and Pickwick Players present “A Year with Frog and Toad” running June 18 – July 12 at the Coronado Playhouse. The cast includes SDSU alumnus Kyle Sweeney (’14).

“A Year with Frog and Toad” is an endearing musical based on the friendship between the popular characters from Arnold Lobel’s children’s storybook series of the same name. The cheerful Frog and his grumpy sidekick, Toad, share a heartwarming adventure as they travel through the seasons, encountering their animal friends and learning life lessons along the way.

Sweeney plays the roles of Father Frog, Mole and Lizard. The San Diego native studied business marketing and communications at SDSU where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

Working two jobs and engaged in philanthropic and volunteer work while a student, he says he never had an opportunity to perform on stage at SDSU. “Now I seek to combine my passion for music and theater with my business background,” says Sweeney, who currently works as marketing coordinator for San Diego’s Agora Galleries.

Coronado Playhouse has partnered with Pickwick Players for this production of “A Year with Frog and Toad,” which runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. (no July 4 performance) and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. A special performance offered for families of children with autism and other disabilities is set for Saturday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and $14 for children 14 and younger.

The Coronado Playhouse is located at 1835 Strand Way in Coronado. For more information, please visit www.coronadoplayhouse.com or call (619) 435-4856.


Press Release

Download the press release here: Frog&ToadPressRelease

Coronado Playhouse and Pickwick Players present

A Year with Frog and Toad

An endearing musical that takes the treasured children’s books from page to stage

June 18, 2015 – July 12, 2015

Benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego

A beloved friendship of the storybook characters Frog and Toad comes to life with song and dance in a musical journey for the whole family. The Tony® Award nominated production, A Year with Frog and Toad, is based on Arnold Lobel’s popular children’s series. It features book and lyrics by Willie Reale and a jazzy, upbeat score composed by his brother Robert Reale. The cheerful Frog and his grumpy sidekick, Toad, travel through the seasons on a heartwarming adventure. The story includes their animal friends in a variety show of entertainment with life lessons learned along the way.

Coronado Playhouse, the Community’s Theatre, is partnered with Pickwick Players, Your East County Theatre Family, for an exciting first-time collaboration sharing production resources and a commitment to quality entertainment. The community theatre team presents A Year with Frog and Toad June 18-July 12, 2015 in the intimate Coronado Playhouse cabaret theatre setting. During the run of the show, both companies are dedicated to raising awareness and money to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. The House is specifically designed to provide a home away from home for families with hospitalized children – including 47 bedrooms, hot meals and a children’s play area for siblings – so families can focus their attention on supporting their sick or injured child instead of worrying about day-to-day needs. Every year, more than 1,500 families are helped and the need for overnight services far exceeds its 47-room capacity. For more information on programs please visit www.rmhcsd.org . Ronald McDonald’s Red Shoe will be in the lobby of the theatre for donations during the run of the show as part of the annual Red Shoe Day fundraising campaign.

Added show for children with special needs

Coronado Playhouse is adding a performance specifically offered to families of children with autism and other disabilities on Saturday June 27th at 2 p.m. 

We welcome all patrons to our theatre and we want to offer a safe and accepting environment for children with special needs and their families. For this performance:

  • theatre will open early for a chance to “meet your seat” and get familiar with the space
  • lights in the seating area will remain dim throughout the performance
  • children have freedom to move around or come and go from the theatre at any time during the performance
  • ear plugs provided if needed
  • social story and preview guide provided before the day of the performance

Contact the Coronado Playhouse box office for more information or questions at boxoffice@coronadoplayhouse.com or 619-435-4856.

The cast includes Barron Henzel (Frog), Frank Remiatte (Toad) and a mix of other spirited swamp friends played by Emily Sade Bautista, Daryl Daley, Amanda Everett, Jazley Genovese, David Gregory, Rachel Herrera, Maia Larom, Stephaine Nesbitt, Wilfred T Paloma, Sebastian Palomera, Benjamin Sutton, Kyle Sweeney and MikaelaVillalpando.

The production team is lead by Thomas Fitzpatrick (Director), Michael Farley (Musical Director) and Choreography by Jennie Gray Connard. Co-Producers Katy Skyrud and Jennie Gray Connard have assembled a production staff that includes Nettie Allen (Assistant Director) and creative designers Barron Henzel and Bill Connard (Scenic), Josh Olmstead (Lighting), Alex Heath (Sound), Jane Russell and Pat John (Costumes) and Pam Everett (Set dressing and props).

A live band will support the production featuring Michael Farley (Keyboard), Steve Jilka (Bass), Sven Salumaa (Drums), Dee Wood (Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone), Kim Darden (Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone), Lowell Stevenson (Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet) and Phil Imming (Trombone).

Enjoy the show and a “Fun with Frog and Toad” gift bag that includes a Ronald McDonald color page, crayons, a frog toy, stickers, animal cookies, juice box and a photo opportunity on stage with Frog and Toad. The fun bag is only $5 additional per guest while supplies last with a portion of proceeds to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities.

DATES:
June 18-July 12, 2015 

TIMES:
Thursday-Saturday at 7:00 pm (no performance July 4th)                                                                                                    Sundays at 2:00 pm
(show runs approx 90 minutes with intermission)
Special performance offered to families of children with autism and other disabilities on Saturday June 27th at 2 p.m.                                                             

Family friendly priced TICKETS:
$20 and $14 for children 14 and younger

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 as San Diego County’s longest running community theatre.

Reviews

eCoronado:
Coronado Playhouse’s “A Year with Frog and Toad” Delights Young and Old Alike

July 1, 2015

Becca Garber
Staff Writer

The children’s classic book, A Year with Frog and Toad, comes to life this month at the Coronado Playhouse, a small dinner-style theater attached to the Coronado Community Center. The show is specifically geared towards preschool- to middle school-aged children with a colorful set, upbeat songs, live orchestra, and heart-warming stories that children will recognize and love.

The play A Year with Frog and Toad first appeared in 2002 when Adrianne Lobel, the book author’s daughter, commissioned the play from the four-book Frog and Toad series. The play was enthusiastically received in Minneapolis, and from there it moved from Off-Broadway to Broadway in 2003, and eventually earned three TONY Award nominations for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score.

In the Coronado Playhouse’s A Year with Frog and Toad, it is evident great care and attention went into each detail of the production. The set (designed by Barron Henzel) is beautiful, with Frog and Toad’s tiny houses on opposite ends of the stage and a “pond” in between. The orchestra is cleverly concealed behind pieces of the set, just visible enough for children to see some of the instruments being played. Each costume has been carefully and creatively constructed, and every song and dance number delights the audience with precision and enthusiasm.

The actors playing Frog (Barron Henzel) and Toad (Frank Remiatte) are funny and endearing with great rapport on stage. A cast of characters (Birds, Snail, Turtle, Mice, Large and Terrible Frog, and more) danced through each scene with Frog and Toad. The finest performance, though, comes from Wilfred Grant T. Paloma, who poured enthusiasm into his role as Snail and drew laughter and applause whenever he appeared.

On Saturday, June 27, the production added a performance specifically geared towards families of children with autism and other disabilities. The doors opened early for families to feel comfortable in their seats, and then the show began first with a warm welcome, some introduction of characters (particularly the Great and Terrible Frog so that no one would be frightened), and proceeded with lights dimmed instead of off and earplugs provided for those who needed them. In this thoughtful atmosphere, everyone felt at home and enjoyed the show immensely.

For this production, the Coronado Playhouse and Pickwick Players (East County) are collaborating for the first time. Their goal is to share their resources and bring quality entertainment, all while raising awareness and money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. Children and parents can purchase gift bags at the show with a Ronald McDonald coloring page, crayons, snacks, juice, stickers, and more for $5, part of which goes to support the charity.

The entire show is a delight, from the enthusiastic welcome at the door to the service for our community. The cast and crew deserve a warm round of applause for such a wonderful production. Visit Coronado Playhouse to buy tickets and support our local theater!

Where: Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118

When: Thru July 12. Showtimes listed here.

Tickets: $20 for adults and children over 14, special price of $14 for kids aged 14 and under

Phone(619) 435-4856 or email to boxoffice@coronadoplayhouse.com

Onlinehttp://coronadoplayhouse.com/

See article here: http://www.ecoronado.com/profiles/blogs/coronado-playhouse-s-a-year-with-frog-and-toad-010720152017


Examiner:
A Year with Frog and Toad, a Musical at Coronado Playhouse

Coronado Playhouse is putting on one ribbit of a show! A year with Frog and Toad, a blockbuster musical, is hopping in hot off broadway. Come out and see the classic children’s book turned to real life. The hilarious adventures of Frog and Toad commence Thursday June 18th and goes through July 12th every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm with a matinee show on Sunday at 2pm.

A Year with Frog and Toad is a co-production between Pickwick players and Coronado Playhouse. The Pickwick players have been grooming talent since 2010 and are putting their best foot forward with this show. The cast includes conductor Mike Farley and the swamp singers to enhance the show and make it a musical masterpiece. Barron Henzel, who you may recognize from other productions at Coronado PlayhouseScripps Ranch and the Diversionary, plays the always comedic Frog. Frank Remiatte plays the timid, sometimes grumpy, Toad and appeared at the Coronado playhouse last fall as Sir Bedevere in Monty Python’s Spamalot. Some other actors include Emily Sade Bautista, Jazley Genovese, Daryl Daley, David Gregory, Amanda Everett, Rachel Herrer, Wilfred Grant T. Paloma, Maia Larom, Sebastian Palomera, Stephanie Nesbit, Benjamin Sutton, Kyle Sweeney, and Mikaela Celeste Villalpando, with many of whom are making their debut appearance.

Director Thomas Fitzpatrick has done it again with pouring every ounce of soul into a production and playing host is the quaint Coronado Playhouse theater. This theater adds high ceilings and lounge style seating to the small charm of it all. Bring your friends for an intimate gathering at any of the lily pads, well, circular tables and watch your pals, the birds, moles, and of course Frog and Toad, take a hilarious journey in their own backyard.

The show will reignite that charm you can remember from reading the book and spark laughter from you to the young ones, who can have front and center access to the show! The funds raised will help benefit the Ronald Mcdonald House Charities for San Diego, but in addition there will be a big red shoe for any donations you may wish to make to the charity.

Tickets range between $14-$20 and will sell quickly so be sure to purchase your tickets as soon as you can. Buy your tickets Here

Cast Bios

HR2A3995_ppEmily Sade Bautista (Bird/Mouse) is happy to make her Coronado Playhouse/Pickwick Players debut in A Year with Frog and Toad. She most recently played Mini Lucy and Ginger Blanket in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at South County’s CYT. Other credits include School House Rock (SoCo CYT), Shrek the Musical and Little Mermaid (SoCo CYT). Emily Sade Bautista would like to thank God, her parents, brother, family, friends, and her vocal coach Karyn Overstreet for their support.


HR2A4066_ppDaryl Daley (Turtle/Mother Frog/Mole) is happy to be back on the Coronado Playhouse stage after appearing as Girl Bear in this season’s opener, Avenue Q. As a child, Daryl spent ten years on the Junior Theatre stage in Balboa Park and is glad to be a part of another show geared towards young audiences! Other CPH appearances include Mary Sunshine in Chicago and Princess Beauty in Sleeping Beauty or the Famous Rose Taboo, as well as ensemble roles in SpamalotTBLWIT and The Drowsy Chaperone.


HR2A3972_ppAmanda Everett (Bird) is thrilled to be back at the Coronado Playhouse! Having read the Frog & Toad books all her life, few things could make her happier than the chance to temporarily move into their swamp. Her past productions include The It GirlRuthlessCurtainsCinderella, The Adventures of Patty-Cat & Kittle, Sealed For Freshness, The Producers, Carnival, and the 100th anniversary cast of The Tik-Tok Man of Oz. She would like to thank her amazing friends and family for their unwavering support and love!


HR2A4052_ppJazley Genovese (Bird/Mole) is happy to be performing with Pickwick Players again and is excited to make her Coronado Playhouse debut. She most recently played Kathrine in Kiss Me Kate at SDSCPA and is currently in production with Breakthrough Workshop Theatre on The Things We Never Say. Past favorite roles include Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical and Alice Beineke in The Addams Family. Jazley would like to thank Tom, Michael, Jenny and the entire cast and crew for a wonderful experience!


HR2A4030_ppDavid Gregory (Bird) is the Vice President of the Pickwick Players Youth Board. He has performed with them for nearly five years in eleven shows, having played Charlie Brown multiple times, David Clemens in David and Lisa, and, more recently, Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Wood. Though he’s new to the Coronado Playhouse’s excellent talent and beautiful space, such a welcoming introduction has assured that he’ll be back.


HR2A4045_ppBarron Henzel (Frog/Set Design/Set Dressing/Graphic Design) played the Fairy Godfather in last summer’s Sleeping Beauty… Favorite acting credits: Snoopy!!! (Pickwick Players), Pageant, Much Ado…, Pump Boys, Angels Among Us (CPH); Grease (OnStage)(Aldea Award); They’re Playing Our Song (Scripps Ranch); The Busy World is Hushed, Torch Song Trilogy, Handsome Men (Diversionary); 1776, H2$, Scarlet Pimpernel, Jekyll & Hyde (Starlight); various film and commercial work. Barron is a Star Award recipient; and, offstage, he is an art director and president of the board of directors at Coronado Playhouse.


HR2A4017_ppRachel Herrera (Bird) is 15 years old and attends Eastlake High School. Rachel is thrilled to be making her Coronado Playhouse/Pickwick Players debut in A Year with Frog and Toad. Some of her favorite roles include Middle Pocahontas in Pocahontas and Lucy in Narnia. Rachel would like to thank her vocal coach, Karyn Overstreet for all her support and encouragement. She would also like to thank the amazing artistic team for giving her this wonderful opportunity.


HR2A4040_ppMaia Larom (Bird/Squirrel) is excited to be reprising a favorite role in A Year with Frog and Toad as her debut at Coronado Playhouse and Pickwick Players! She was most recently seen as the French Boy in Flight of the Lawnchair Man (SDJT)Other credits: Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof (Pacific Children’s Theatre) and one of the Three Blind Mice in Shrek the Musical (SDJT). Maia thanks her friends and family for their support.


HR2A4010_ppStephanie Nesbitt (Bird) is enjoying her first role at Coronado Playhouse in A Year With Frog and Toad. She most recently played Florinda in Into the Woods, also with Pickwick Players. In previous years, she has done productions with theaters in both Hawaii and Georgia, where she was born. Stephanie thanks her mother for being a huge supporter of her never-ending imagination.


HR2A4008_ppWilfred Paloma (Snail) is overjoyed for this Coronado Playhouse/Pickwick Players collaboration! Upcoming: The Things We Never Say at the SD Fringe Festival (2015). Regional Credits include: Kenickie/Teen Angel in Grease, Usnavi in In the Heights (Saville), Betty in Three Penny Opera (UCSD), Man 1 in Songs for a New World (OnStage), Angel in Rent (SWC), and Stephen in Sheila (OB Playhouse). Past Coronado Credits: Mistletoe, Music and Mayhem (Man1), Carnival! (Roustabout) and Chicago (Featured Ensemble).


HR2A3959_ppSebastian Palomera (Young Frog/Squirrel) will be making his Coronado Playhouse/Pickwick Players debut as Young Frog in A Year with Frog and Toad. Most recently Sebastian played a servant in the play, Annie, at Warren Walker Theatre. Other credits include Jack and the BeanstalkCharacter Matters, and Dragon Mountain. In his spare time, Sebastian enjoys playing basketball and practicing piano. Sebastian would like to thank his parents and siblings for their constant support.


HR2A4070_ppFrank F. Remiatte (Toad) is thrilled to be back with Coronado Playhouse/Pickwick Players working with this amazing cast and production team! Past Coronado Playhouse shows include SpamalotPageant the Musical and Cinderella. Other San Diego credits include; 9 to 5 The Musical, To Gillian on her 37th Birthday, Sordid Lives, Incorruptible, and the list goes on. Frank will be directing the upcoming Pickwick production of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. As always, Love & Thanks to my one and only!


HR2A3980_ppBenjamin Sutton (Bird/Mole) started acting at Junior Theater at a young age and has loved it ever since. He also participated in Canyon Crest Academy’s theater conservatory for 3 years. Currently Ben studies at University of Colorado Boulder, and plans to keep theater a major part of his life. Favorite roles include, Leaf Coneybear in Spelling Bee and Trekkie in Avenue Q (CCA), Nicely-Nicely in Guys and Dolls and William Barfee in Spelling Bee (SDJT). Thank you to everyone who made this production possible!


HR2A3978_ppKyle Sweeney (Lizard/Father Frog/Mole) is grateful to be making his Coronado Playhouse/Pickwick Players debut in A Year with Frog and Toad. He was most recently seen as The Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods with Leigh Scarritt Productions. He received his bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University in 2014, and since has become more involved with local theatre. Kyle Sweeney would like to thank his supportive family, friends and mentors.


HR2A3998_ppMikaela Celeste Villalpando (Bird/Mouse) is 13 years old and thrilled to be making her Coronado Playhouse/Pickwick debut. Favorite roles include Betty Lou Who in How The Grinch Stole Christmas (The Old Globe), Kendra in 13 (CYC), Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka and Annie in Annie (CYT). Mikaela recently signed to CESD talent agency in LA and filmed her first commercial for Disney Channel, and shot her first print ad for Disneyland. She was accepted at the SDSCPA. Mikaela thanks her family for all their love and support.

Creative Team

HR2A3962_ppThomas Fitzpatrick (Director) directed last summer’s Sleeping Beauty or The Famous Rose Taboo and is excited to return to direct another Young Audiences production. Tom directed Pickwick Players’ Zombie Prom and CPH’s 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. He was last seen in CPH’s Spamalot and played Charlie Brown in Pickwick’s mentoring project Snoopy!!!. Other directing credits include Grease (OnStage), A Taffeta Christmas (Pickwick/OnStage) and Dames at Sea (Lamplighters). Next, Tom directs CPH’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.


Michael Farley (Musical Director/Keyboard) is a former chef and a native of Philadelphia. Michael has been the Music Director for the Theater Department at San Diego City College for the past fourteen years. He is a graduate of Temple University and USD. He has worked locally for the San Diego Unified School District and the Southbay School District. He has had the pleasure working with Pickwick Players on their productions of Zombie Prom and Pippin. Michael is very happy to be doing his first production here at the Coronado Playhouse.


Jennie Gray Connard (Choreographer/Co-Producer) AYWF&T marks Jennie’s ninth production at CPH and her third with Pickwick Players. Jennie currently serves as the board president for Pickwick and is thrilled for the partnership with CPH that is bringing this experience to young audiences in San Diego. Director/choreographer credits include; Pageant, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Spamalot, Avenue Q. Acting credits include: They’re Playing Our Song, The Drowsy Chaperone, Sleeping Beauty… and Cinderella. Jennie is incredibly grateful to her family for their constant love and support and to her friends who remind her every day how sweet it is to get to play at the theatre.


Katy Skyrud (Co-Producer) As a producer, she is fortunate and grateful to have worked with Tom Fitzpatrick and Barron Henzel on numerous musicals, starting with The It Girl, in 2009, the list goes on to include Cinderella, The Drowsy Chaperone, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Sleeping Beauty, and A Year With Frog & Toad. Also privileged to have worked with Rayme Sciaroni, bringing a local playwright & composer production of Mistletoe, Music & Mayhem. As managing director, she has the opportunity to work with a variety of notable teams and continues to be impressed by the talented people who come to play, and sometimes stay awhile. Thrilled to finally work with Jennie Gray Connard and Nettie Allen and all the other usual suspects. Great cast + team = great show!


HR2A4025_ppNettie Allen (Assistant Director) is overjoyed to be working on this amazing show with such an outstanding cast and production team. She has worked with Pickwick Players the last five years and serves as the Youth Ambassador. Thank you to Tom for this opportunity and family and friends for their never ending support.


Jane Russell (Costume Design) has taught porcelain doll making and costuming for many years. That experience made an easy transition to creating theatrical costumes when she costumed The Merchant of Venice at Coronado Playhouse. Since then she has volunteered at OnStage Playhouse, PowPac, Pickwick Players, and Scripps Ranch Theaters. She has been honored to receive awards for set design and costumes, as well as the Hall of Fame Award from ACT last year. Many good friends have been made while volunteering.


Pat John (Costume Design) Previous: Co-designer Mistletoe, Music & Mayhem, Dearly Beloved, Romeo and Juliet, Chicago, Ruthless the Musical (Coronado Playhouse); Corpse (PowPAC); 9 to 5 (OnStage). Background: Fashion Design (Mesa), Fashion Shows (FGI), Seamstress (Sea World). The actors say words and sing songs but without each one of us behind the scenes it would never be a fantastic and completed show for you, our honored guests to enjoy.


Josh Olmstead (Lighting Design) is looking forward to his second year working with the Coronado Playhouse after just completing a busy lighting year including Mistletoe, Music, and Mayhem!, Spamalot, Sherlock Holmes The Final Adventure, Sleeping Beauty or The Famous Rose Taboo, and Chicago. He is grateful for the supportive CPH family and the opportunity to play with expensive toys that contribute in inspiring and entertaining others.


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 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. He recently worked on sound for The Coronado Playhouse productions of Spamalot, Mistletoe, Music & Mayhem and Avenue Q.


Kathy Parks (Stage Manager) is excited to be working with such a talented cast and crew on this fun show. She has worked on several other productions with Coronado Playhouse, Pickwick Players and Trinity Theatre Company, and thanks her fabulous sons Connor and Sean Paul Boyd for introducing her to this crazy theatrical world. Enjoy!

Show Events

Added show for children with special needs

Coronado Playhouse is adding a performance specifically offered to families of children with autism and other disabilities on Saturday June 27th at 2 p.m. 

We welcome all patrons to our theatre and we want to offer a safe and accepting environment for children with special needs and their families. For this performance:

  • theatre will open early for a chance to “meet your seat” and get familiar with the space
  • lights in the seating area will remain dim throughout the performance
  • children have freedom to move around or come and go from the theatre at any time during the performance
  • ear plugs provided if needed
  • social story and preview guide provided before the day of the performance

Contact the Coronado Playhouse box office for more information or questions at boxoffice@coronadoplayhouse.com or 619-435-4856.

Ticket Prices

All performances the same family friendly priced

Tickets -$20

Children 14 and under -$14

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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.

sponsor_ronaldmcdonaldDuring the run of the show, Coronado Playhouse and Pickwick Players are dedicated to raising awareness and money to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego.

The House is specifically designed to provide a home away from home for families with hospitalized children – including 47 bedrooms, hot meals and a children’s play area for siblings – so families can focus their attention on supporting their sick or injured child instead of worrying about day-to-day needs. Every year, more than 1,500 families are helped and the need for overnight services far exceeds its 47-room capacity. For more information on programs please visit www.rmhcsd.org. Ronald McDonald’s Red Shoe will be in the lobby of the theatre for donations during the run of the show as part of the annual Red Shoe Day fundraising campaign.

This year, you can help support local non-profit organizations through our partnerships with:

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • American Heart Association
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County
  • PAWS of Coronado
  • San Diego Habitat for Humanity
  • San Diego Humane Society

sponsor_pickwickCoronado Playhouse, the Community’s Theatre, is partnered with Pickwick Players, Your East County Theatre Family, for an exciting first-time collaboration sharing production resources and a commitment to quality entertainment. The community theatre team presents A Year with Frog and Toad June 18-July 12, 2015 in the intimate Coronado Playhouse cabaret theatre setting.

Formed in 2010, Pickwick Players brings affordable, high quality Community Theater productions and classes to communities in the San Diego area. Pickwick Players is an educational theatre utilizing both adults and children with varying degrees of knowledge and experience. Participation in our productions is always free.

 

Author: Coronado Playhouse

Coronado Playhouse, the oldest, longest-running community theatre in San Diego County, has been dedicated to providing quality entertainment to the Coronado community since 1946. The 100-seat, cabaret-style theatre, overlooks beautiful Glorietta Bay and is part of the beautiful Coronado Community Center. The current venue opened in 2006 with state-of-the-art equipment and a full service bar. We produce five main productions each year - with the best local talent and production teams available - which entertain, educate and enrich our patrons. In addition, we offer showcases, special events, classes and educational opportunities for students and adults to thrive in the local artistic community. We draw upon local creative and technical talent to give Coronado and San Diego residents vibrant, creative and safe training in the theatrical arts.