Strike Up the Band Cabaret


September 13, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Coronado Playhouse
1835 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
$20, Open Seating
Coronado Playhouse
(619) 435-4856


September 13, 2015

6:00pm: House opens

Pre-show entertainment by Silver Jazz Band

7:00pm: Cabaret 

Musical direction by Kirk Valles
Produced by Debbie David, M.G. Perez

Individual Tickets:
$20 each, Open Seating.

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Featured Performers:

(in alphabetical order)

Kristy Connard

Debbie David

Amanda Everett

Jennie Gray Connard

Robert Johnston

Dee Ann Johnston

Hourie Kilijian

Sarah Klacka

Tiffany Loui

Julie McKane

Gabby Nelson

M.G. Perez

Frank Remiatte

Lisa Ritz

Meredith Russo

Neal Sullivan

Laurel Widmer

Alisa Williams

Creative Team

Debbie David

Kirk Valles (Musical Director/Accompanist) teaches vocal/general music in the San Diego Unified School District, is director of music at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and is an accompanist at CSUSM.   Recent shows include: 9 to 5 The Musical, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (OnStage Playhouse), Little Shop of Horrors, Pippin (Pickwick Players), Cowgirls (PowPac) and TBLWIT (Coronado Playhouse) for which he received an Aubrey Award for Best Musical Direction.  Kirk also teaches private voice and piano throughout San Diego.   He is delighted to be working with the outstanding cast of Sleeping Beauty or The Famous Rose Taboo, Coronado Playhouse, and Thomas Fitzpatrick.  Love you Ana, Brooke, and Garner.

Kirk VallesDebbie David (Producer/Performer) has worked extensively as an actress, director and producer. She last seen at the Coronado Playhouse as the Scary Fairy in Sleeping Beauty or the Famous Rose Taboo and as Miss Mona in TBLWIT. Other San Diego credits: The Drowsy Chaperone (Coronado Playhouse); Wonder of the World, Self Help, Murder Among Friends, CompanyYou’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Proof, Vanities (PowPAC); Once Upon a Mattress, Little Mary Sunshine (Scripps Ranch Theater); Pirates of Penzance (Avo Playhouse,Limon/Carr Prod.); Picasso at the Lapin Agile (OnStage). Debbie is on the Board of Directors at the Coronado Playhouse, and is a proud graduate of Emerson College in Boston, MA.

M.G. Perez (Executive Producer) recently won the 2015 Aubrey Award for Best Producer of a Musical for Avenue Q earlier this season at Coronado Playhouse. He first came to CPH as an actor playing Mayor Rufus Poindexter in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (2012). After being cast, he helped promote the show using his marketing expertise and TV connections and has since become Media Coordinator for all our productions. M.G. serves as Vice President of the CPH Board of Directors and continues to develop non-profit partnerships with area organizations for each show, bringing awareness to these charities and support for the community. He has a masters degree in special education and teaches children with disabilities across the mild to severe spectrum, often bringing theatre into his classroom. M.G. has a deep sense of community, which is what he loves best; he truly brings home the meaning of community theatre.

Press Release


September 1, 2015


M.G. Perez-Media Coordinator (619) 261-1200

Coronado Playhouse Box Office (619) 435-4856


Community Cabaret Series:

Coronado Playhouse presents
Strike Up The Band!
A Celebration of the Military through Music

Sunday September 13, 2015

San Diego’s month long Fleet Week festivities kick off in Coronado with Strike Up the Band! Coronado Playhouse, the Community’s Theatre, hosts this one night only entertainment event Sunday September 13th featuring some of our best singers and musicians celebrating the military through music. Doors open at

6:30 p.m. with curtain at 7 p.m. The evening begins with the national anthem and a patriotic showing of colors by the Air Force ROTC Detachment 075 Honor Guard from San Diego State University.

This community cabaret is filled with a “Yankee Doodle Dandy” line up of performers including Neal Sullivan, Sarah LeClair Klacka, Hourie Klijian, Julie McKane, Amanda Everett, Gabby Nelson, Lisa RitzFrank RemiatteKristy ConnardJennie Gray ConnardMeredith RussoAlisa Crandall Williams, Rob JohnstonDee Ann JohnstonLaurel WidmerTiffany Loui and Debbie David with Master of Ceremonies M.G. Perez. Musical Director Kirk Valles leads the band which will accompany the program of classic favorites, some of Broadway’s best and a good old fashioned USO variety show.

Coronado Playhouse continues its tradition of partnering with a community organization to help those in need. Strike Up The Band! benefits San Diego Armed Services YMCA, the leading non-profit organization committed to making military life easier for thousands of active duty service members and their families. Founded in 1920 as a national affiliate of the YMCA, the San Diego ASY provides programs to help military members and their families in mind, body, and spirit. Go to SanDiegoASYMCA.org for more details on how you can help.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact the box office at 619-435-4856 or go to our website, www.coronadoplayhouse.com.

DATE: Sunday, September 13, 2015

TIME: Doors open at 6:30 pm, Curtain is at 7:00 pm

TICKETS: $20                                

Cast and production members are available for interviews and video opportunities. 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.

Ticket Prices

Individual Tickets:
$20 each, open seating

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