BARE: A POP OPERA – in Concert
Friday, 1 & Saturday, 2 March, 2019 at 7pm
& Sunday, 3 March, 2019 at 2pm
Director: Michael Mizerany
Musical Director: Tony Houck
Everything’s an act when you’re pleasing everyone
“The show is breathlessly energetic…” – Talkin’ Broadway
Set to a pulsating rock score, bare: a pop opera is the electrifying story of a group of co-ed Catholic boarding school students navigating their way through teenage self-discovery while wrestling with identity, sexuality and religion.
Provocative and raw, bare centers on the clandestine relationship between two roommates in a well-locked dorm room: charismatic golden-boy Jason and sensitive, soulful Peter. The consequences of their secret unravel through their eyes and those around them: Nadia, Jason’s twin sister, the attention-hungry Ivy, and forlorn Matt, whose affections for Ivy are repeatedly rebuffed.
Award-winning director and choreographer Michael Mizerany makes a very welcome return to Coronado Playhouse after his great success with Altar Boyz. Tony Houck, making his Coronado Playhouse debut, joins Mr. Mizerany as Music Director for this concert production of bare.
This show contains strong language and adult situations. Parental guidance is advised.
$20 each, Open Seating.
Meet the Cast:
Jason: Adam Sussman
Priest: David Guthrie
Matt: Chase Fischer
Claire: Chrissy Burns
Ivy: Danica Waitley
Nadia: Gabriela Jentzsch
Zach: Jackson Shaffer
Lucas: Jake Bevill
Alan: Kevin Phan
Peter: Kyler Waitley
Rory: Lindsay Bates
Diane: Mary Rose Vadeboncoeur
Tanya: Sibongile Ngako
Kyra: Sutheshna Mani
Sister Chantelle: Sydney Joyner
Ensemble: Nicola Barrett
Ensemble: Vivian Delgado
Performers & Creative Team
Nicola Barrett (Ensemble) is happy to be making her Coronado Playhouse stage debut. She has previously been working in NYC educating children with I Can Do That NYC where she enjoyed her two passions, theatre and teaching. Previous roles include Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone (Theatre Out), Sandy in Grease (Encore Theatre), Thea in Spring Awakening (ACT) and Vivian in Legally blonde (ACT).
Lindsay Bates (Rory) is beyond thrilled to be making her debut on the CPH stage. She is a recent graduate from PLNU having earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Health. Some of her past credits include: Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, The Cat in The Hat in Seussical, Snoopy in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Ursula in The Little Mermaid and Sandy Olsson in Grease.
Jake Bevill (Lucas) is thrilled to perform at Coronado Playhouse for the first time! He recently finished his San Diego theatre debut in The Rocky Horror Show as Rocky (OB Playhouse) and Michael Mizerany’s dance production Tryst (Diversionary Theatre). Right after Bare, He will be appearing as Jesus in Gospell (Vanguard Theatre).
Chrissy Burns (Claire) is thrilled to return to the Coronado Playhouse stage after a long hiatus. She was last seen here as Queenie in The Wild Party. Other roles at CPH include The Witch in Wizard of Oz & Veronica in The Hollow. Chrissy has also directed several award-winning musicals here including Chicago, Ruthless, 42nd Street & Sweet Charity. She even married her beloved wife Jessica on the CPH stage in 2016. More at SingWithChrissy.com.
Vivian Delgado (Ensemble) has a passion for all music. Everything from classic rock to classical. She received her B.A in Music from The University of Central Florida. She recently portrayed Camila in Patio Playhouse’s production of In the Heights. She has portrayed roles such as Miss One-The Wiz, Morales-A Chorus Line, Joanne-Rent, and Mary Magdalene-Jesus Christ Superstar. She is also a part of many ensembles including Encore Vocal Ensemble and Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers.
Chase Fischer (Matt)is thrilled to be making his debut with Coronado Playhouse and to be performing again after a five-year hiatus. Some of his favorite roles include Jimmy in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Don Lockwood in Singing in the Rain, both with Coronado School of the Arts. He would like to thank his parents for always being supportive and Michael and Anthony for this wonderful opportunity.
David Guthrie (The Priest) is thrilled to be returning to Coronado Playhouse after just appearing as Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys & Dolls. Recent credits include Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar and Kevin in In The Heights this past Summer. Other appearances at CPH include Sugar (2016), Chicago (2014) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (2012). Elsewhere: Les Miserables (413 Project) and I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change! (Patio Playhouse). David thanks his family for their love and support.
Gabriela Jentzsch (Nadia) is so excited to be in her first production at Coronado Playhouse. She is a senior in High school and has appeared in many roles at her school (Canyon Crest Academy). She was Evil Tina in She Kills Monsters (2016) and performed ensemble in shows such as The Drowsy Chaperone (2015), where she was a featured tapper, and Sweet Charity (2016).
Sydney Joyner (Sister Chantelle) makes her Coronado Playhouse debut after last appearing as Abuela Claudia in In The Heights with Patio Playhouse. She is San Diego born and raised and pleased as punch to be a part of the distinguished theatre community. Many thanks to the cast and crew of Bare, her parents, friends, family, and anyone who takes the time to support local theater. #GodDon’tMakeNoTrash
Sutheshna Mani (Kyra) is excited to do her first ever production at Coronado Playhouse! Prior to this, Suthe played Gwyndolyn Pynn/Horace in The Mystery of Edwin Drood (OnStage Playhouse), Annelle in Steel Magnolias (PowPac) and a Flapper Ancestor in Addams Family (Star Theatre Co.) – her first ever San Diego community theatre production. She would like to thank her friends and family for supporting her artistic endeavors and coming to every show!
Sibongile Ngako (Tanya) has a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University. Sibongile is thrilled to be making her San Diego musical theatre debut with CPH. Other theatre roles include Jessica in Communicating Doors (Scripps Ranch Theatre). Film credits include Already Lucky (Emma), Between the Sheets (Peaches), Little Boxes (Kyra) and Safe House (Special Agent Reynolds). As an opera singer, Sibongile performed with the Aspen Music Festival, Delaware Valley Opera, the Opera Company of Brooklyn and the Mozarteum in Salzburg. @sibongilengako on Instagram.
Kevin Phan (Alan) is delighted to return to Coronado Playhouse since being an ensemble member in A Chorus Line. His credits include Moritz in Spring Awakening (Palomar College), Jack in Into the Woods (Sapphire Theatre), and Enjolras in Les Miserables (Star Repertory). He has also won awards for his performances as Finch in How to Succeed in Business and Johnny in American Idiot (Patio Playhouse). He is grateful for the support of his loved ones.
Jackson Shaffer (Zach) is 17 years old and a Senior in high school. He is very excited to make his Coronado Playhouse debut as Zack in Bare. His favorite hobby is playing music and singing in his band, Natural Disaster. Jackson would like to thank his family and fellow cast mates and he hopes you enjoy the show.
Adam Sussman (Jason) is beyond honored to make his debut at Coronado Playhouse. Past credits include Gomez Addams (The Addams Family), and supporting roles in Sweet Charity, Brooklyn, Evita, and The Drowsy Chaperone. Adam would like to thank Michael Mizerany, Anthony Zelig, and Tony Houck for their wonderful direction and brilliant handling of a fantastic show and cast, and to Miss Leigh Scarritt for bestowing greatness, discipline, and passion in him and his work.
Mary Rose Vadeboncoeur (Diane) is thrilled to return to Coronado Playhouse after previous CPH concert series appearances as Young Heidi in Follies and Young Violet in Violet. Other appearances include Cat in Seussical, Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Princess Winifred in Once Upon a Mattress (Young Actors’ Theater) and Maria in Sound of Music (Steele Canyon Highschool) where she was named a 2018 top 10 high school actress by Broadway San Diego.
Danica Waitley (Ivy) is excited to be in her first show with Coronado Playhouse! She has most recently appeared in Beauty and the Beast at Grossmont College and is finishing her degree in behavioral science. Other appearances include Natalie in Next to Normal (Sapphire Theatre Company), Amy in Company (SCPA), and Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz (Actors Alliance). She can also be seen performing at Legoland CA.
Kyler Waitley (Peter) is ecstatic to make his debut at Coronado Playhouse! Past credits include: Gabe (Next to Normal), Younger Brother (Ragtime), Jack (Into The Woods), Peter (Pinkalicious), and Voice 3 (35MM). Kyler would like to thank Michael Mizerany, Anthony Zelig, and Tony Houck for allowing him this opportunity, Miss Leigh Scarritt and Allison Spratt Pearce for all the training and support, and Matt Doyle and James Snyder for giving him advice on the show!
MICHAEL MIZERANY (Director) Choreography Credits (selected): Altar Boyz, Dooley, Miss Kitty’s Wild West Revue, Scrooge In Rouge, Thrill Me, Bare: A Pop Opera, A New Brain, Hot Guys Dancing, In The Va Va Voom Room 1-3 and Tryst (Diversionary Theatre); Chicago: A Speakeasy Cabaret, Grey Gardens and Cabaret (Ion Theatre); Suds, Carnival and Altar Boyz (The Coronado Playhouse); Spring Awakening, When The Rain Stops Falling, Stupid Fucking Bird and Shockheaded Peter (Cygnet Theatre); Voyeurs De Venus (Moxie Theatre); The Full Monty and Smokey Joe’s Cafe (New Village Arts); and Bat Boy: The Musical and The Rocky Horror Show (OB Playhouse). Michael has been nominated for the Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Choreography for Dooley, Altar Boyz, Spring Awakening, Bare: A Pop Opera and most recently for Voyeurs De Venus and has won the LA Stage Scene Award for Outstanding Choreography four times for Altar Boyz, Bare: A Pop Opera, A New Brain and Shockheaded Peter. Upcoming: Godspell at Vanguard Theatre and Hedwig & The Angry Inch at Diversionary Theatre.
TONY HOUCK (Music Director)