November 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Coronado Playhouse
1835 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
FREE . Reservation Strongly Advised . Suggested Donation $10
Coronado Playhouse
(619) 435-4856


Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

One Night Only

Join the Cast and Creative Team behind CPH’s production of Fly By Night.
Let’s go BEHIND THE SCENES at this exclusive event. Meet the show’s Director, Music Director, Set Designer, Lighting Designer, Costume Designer, Sound Designer, Properties Designer and Cast Members and learn all about the inspirations, challenges and creative process of this San Diego Premiere.

* Meet the Cast & Creative
* Q&A Talk-Back
* Hear cast members singing numbers from the show
* Fantastic raffle prizes
* Discounted Tickets for attendees (only in-person at the event)

You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions of the whole team at this Talk-Back event, get up close and personal with the set and the costumes, and experience the magic of how we create the New York City blackout and starlit sky. Actors from the show will perform select numbers for you as a musical taster for this rarely performed but absolute gem of a show.

This Event is FREE. Reservation Required to avoid disappointment.

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The program is available here.

Creative Team

Manny BerajanoMANNY BERAJANO (Director, Costume Designer) is thrilled to be back at Coronado Playhouse this time directing. He most recently directed Heathers The Musical at Onstage Playhouse and also directed I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at the OB Playhouse. He has appeared in numerous productions around San Diego as well as assistant direct and costume designed productions around San Diego. He is thrilled to be working with such an amazing talented cast and production team on this unique and moving show.

Emily AwkermanEMILY AWKERMAN (Music Director) This production of Fly By Night marks Emily’s debut with Coronado Playhouse, and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to be Music Director for this unique and rarely done gem. She has been working in the theater community in San Diego’s North County for several decades with musical highlights including How To Succeed In Business…, Man of La Mancha, Young Frankenstein, ILYYPNC, The Last Five Years and 1940’s Radio Hour. She has also worked throughout the county as a pit musician on piano in a variety of shows including Les Miserables, The Addams Family, and Nunsense, in addition to over 20 productions at Patio Playhouse. She has received several Aubrey nominations and Patio Playhouse Awards for best musical direction.

JEFF SIMSJEFF SIMS (Producer, Assistant Director)

KARL BURKE (Set Designer)

JOSH OLMSTEAD (Lighting Designer) is excited to present his latest Coronado Playhouse lighting design and hopes it instills intrigue and wonder for all that experience the production. Thanks to the board and production team for the honor to play with, create, and present this lighting creation! Also thanks to the support team of family, mentors, and friends that has given Josh the opportunity to learn and create in this community. Past credits at Coronado Playhouse include: Little Shop of Horrors (2017), Hamlet (2016), Frog and Toad (Blue Ribbon Award Winner in Lighting Design, 2015), Mistletoe, Music, and Mayhem! (2014), Spamalot (2014), and Sleeping Beauty (2014). OB Playhouse: Avenue Q (2016) and Urinetown (2017). OnStage Playhouse: Heathers the Musical (2017).

PAMELA EVERETT (Properties Designer) is thrilled to be the Resident Properties Designer at CPH and to have the opportunity it affords to work with this amazing production staff and cast! Pam has been with CPH for 12 years assisting with too many shows to list and has received numerous Blue Ribbon and Act Awards over the years. In May, Pam received a 2017 Star Award from the San Diego Performing Arts League for volunteerism with CPH. Thank you to the Board and everyone involved at CPH for this great honor. Thank you to my wonderful loving family, Dennis and Amanda for enabling me, putting up with me (and the mess at home) and for their assistance in making everything happen.

Cast Bios


Michael Van AllenMICHAEL VAN ALLEN (Narrator) is excited to be returning to the Coronado Playhouse stage and to be a part of this creative musical story. Some past San Diego credits include Singin’ in the Rain, 42nd Street, and White Christmas with San Diego Musical Theatre; and The Drowsy Chaperone, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and Spamalot with The Coronado Playhouse. Michael would like to thank Manny, Emily and the rest of the incredible production team, this awesomely talented cast, filled with friends old and new, and the amazing band for making this such a great story-telling experience. Trust the connection!

Weston BennnettWESTON BENNETT (Harold L. McClam) is a full-time wedding photographer who fell in love with musical theatre when he landed his first lead role in 5th grade, Pinocchio. His favorite credits include playing Chip Tolentino in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Point Loma Nazarene University and singing in the chorus of The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse. Weston often sings with local choir SACRA/ PROFANA, leads worship at a San Diego church, and enjoys a good old karaoke night any day of the week. Weston is thrilled to be back at Coronado Playhouse after performing in last year’s cabaret series, and will be back at the Playhouse in March, 2018 in Songs for a New Year, a three-night cabaret with his troupe, The Prosecco Players.

John Craig JohnsonJOHN CRAIG JOHNSON (Mr. McClam) is thrilled to be making his debut with Coronado Playhouse! He maintains a very active role as a voice teacher, passionately mentoring and promoting singers, having taught at USC, APU, Mt. SAC, La Sierra University and PLNU where he served as the Vocal Studies Coordinator and Artistic/Music Director/Conductor for Point Loma Opera Theatre, producing and/or conducting 23 works since 2010 including You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Edges, The Merry Widow, Most Happy Fella, Trouble in Tahiti, Mikado and Old Maid and the Thief. He’s sung roles with Los Angeles Opera, Long Beach Opera, Pasadena Lyric, Intrepid Theatre and OB Playhouse. He also serves on the faculties for Opera Academy of California and Broadway Dreams Summer Intensives. Infinite love and gratitude to his family, this amazing cast of dear friends, and to Manny, Jeff, and Emily for this incredible experience!

TARA BROWN-SAMPSONTARA BROWN-SAMPSON (Daphne) graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from the University of Miami in 2016. Since, she has been thrilled to be welcomed into the San Diego theatre community. Her recent credits include Bat Boy, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change, and The Who’s Tommy, all at OB Playhouse. Her favorite roles include Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone, Woman #2 in I Love You You’re Perfect, Now Change, Mama in Chicago, and Celeste in Saturday Night. She’d like to thank the Connard family for all they do, Kylie Harper and Kristin Sibert for their constant love and support, and especially her mother and husband for being the most loving, selfless people alive.

CATIE MARONCATIE MARON (Miriam) loves being back at Coronado Playhouse. Her last performance here was as Kate Monster in the smash-hit, Avenue Q. Other Theaters: San Diego Rep, PCPA Theatrefest, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Moonlight, San Diego Musical Theatre, Welk Theatre, Candlelight Pavilion, Intrepid Theatre Co and New Village Arts. Some of Catie’s favorite roles have been, Kate Monster (for which she won a 2015 Aubrey Award) Avenue Q, Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Logainne in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Education: B.A. from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television – Ray Bolger Musical Theatre Program. When not performing, she loves to teach Jazzercise and create visual art. Catie would like to say thank you to her teachers, family, supporters, volunteers, the cast, crew and creative team. Additionally, a tremendous thank you goes out to all of you, who are here, supporting live theatre today. You are appreciated. www.catiemarron.com

Thomas FitzpatrickTHOMAS FITZPATRICK (Crabble) is excited to be back on the Coronado Playhouse stage, and to work with this talented cast and production team. For the last several years Tom has mostly been directing, but returned to the stage this year for CPH’s Singin’ in the Rain: In Concert. He’s performed and directed with Coronado Playhouse, Pickwick Players, OnStage, and Lamplighters. He’s also performed at Diversionary, Lyceum, Avo Playhouse, The Broadway and SD Lyric Opera among others. Favorite roles include: Large and Terrible Frog (A Year with Frog and Toad), Knight (Spamalot), Reuben (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Charlie Brown (Snoopy!!!), Julian Marsh (42nd Street), Ernst Ludwig (Cabaret), YoYo (Psycho Beach Party), Phillip (Trolls The Musical) and Billy Cocker (Anything Goes). Love to B, F & F.

Andrew PaivaANDREW PAIVA (Joey Storms) is excited to make his Coronado Playhouse debut. Some of his past credits include Melchior in Spring Awakening, Emmett in Legally Blonde, and Piraguerro in In the Heights at UCSD. He is a student at UCSD majoring in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Theatre. When he isn’t stressing about turning in an impossible problem set, he can be found working with the theatre company Turning Tydes, which has premiered mash-up musicals at the San Diego Fringe Festival and Comic-Con. He would like to thank his parents Alberto and Eliane Paiva, and his brother Chris for their undying love and support. As well as his friends for being so encouraging, and to God for opening the right doors.