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Barefoot in the Park

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. They get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Corrie wants staid Paul to be a little more spontaneous, running “barefoot in the park” would be a start…

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An Ideal Husband


It’s all out war of the sexes and all out comedy in AN IDEAL HUSBAND, Oscar Wilde’s brilliant exploration of past indiscretions and their political and romantic consequences. When Sir Robert and his inflexible wife Lady Chiltern host a dinner party, an old schoolgirl enemy of the hostess, Mrs. Chevely, tries to blackmail Sir Robert for Read More »

Sailor’s Song

By John Patrick Shanley

Directed by Rebecca Noland
Assistant Director: Bill Grazier
Produced by Ian Boyd 

Performance Dates: February 15 – March 10, 2013

From the keyboard of multi-faceted writer, Patrick Shanley (Savage in Limbo,Psychopathia SexualisDoubt: A ParableJoe Versus the Volcano, and Live From Baghdad,) SAILOR’S SONG is an American seaside story decorated with dance. Five characters engage in romantic interweaving – seeing love as both the ultimate happiness and as an illusion meant to Read More »

In Our Home

in-our-home-b by Grant Gelvin

Directed by Grant Gelvin & Steven Wade
Produced by Kelli Harless

Performance Dates: November 30 – December 16, 2012

It’s December 25, 1969. Just off Valley Center Grade the Rasmussen family, Darrel, June and their three daughters, share Christmas dinner with two soldiers: the formidable Enrique—preparing for his third tour, and Marcus—just out of basic training. Eldest daughter Ellen misses her new husband, Victor, serving in Viet Nam. Mother June is playing matchmaker, but her co-worker Roberta and Enrique have less in common than she’d hoped. News that Victor is injured and on his way home unleashes Read More »

Haunting Melodies

haunting-melodiesA Patio Playhouse Youtheatre Production

Directed by Deborah Zimmer
Produced by Gwyn Evert

Performance Dates: October 18-28, 2012

Boos and Ghouls get together for a Halloween Party, singing Haunting Melodies that will chill you and thrill you. Let the Patio Playhouse Youtheatre get you in the mood for Trick or Treating with this spine chilling musical revue!! Read More »

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

patio_gammaposter_y-720pxFrowzy, acid-tongued, supporting herself and her two daughters by taking in a decrepit old boarder, Beatrice Hunsdorfer wreaks a petty vengeance on everybody around her. One daughter, Ruth, is Read More »

The Music Man

showlogo-music-manby Meredith Wilson

Directed by Evelyn Lamden & Richard Brousil
Choreography by Evelyn Lamden
Produced by Brenda Townsend

Performance Dates: August 3-25, 2012
Location: Kit Carson Park Amphitheatre
Map to the Amphitheatre

Con man Harold Hill poses as a boys’ bandleader to scam the good people of River City. But when he meets Marian the librarian, it’s she who calls the tune. She’s the one he wants, but she only wants him to leave town. Romance blooms when Harold helps Marian’s little brother, Winthrop, overcome his fear of public speaking. With Marian at his side, Harold tries to Read More »

Sheila: A New Rock Musical

 Patio Playhouse is pleased to present a
Grand Facade Theatre production

Sheila LogoBook, Music &
Lyrics by Charles Jirkovsky

Directed by Geoffrey A. Cox
Produced by Sandie Strauss
Choreography by Candace L. Carbajal
Musical Direction by Charles Jirkovsky

Performance Dates: July 20 – August 5, 2012

Start with a carload of teen romance from Grease, toss in the undeniable energy of High School Musical, set it to the rock-style of Rent and you’ve got SHEILA, a new rock musical. Music, lyrics and book by San Diegan, Charles Jirkovsky. Sheila is the girl every guy wants and every girl wants to be. Sheila “Gets Around,” giving her classmates the “Sheila Blues.” So they come up with Read More »