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Wilde/Coward

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Wilde/Coward is one-night only benefit performance featuring quotes, speeches, and excerpts from the plays of Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward, two geniuses of the British theatre. Starring Larry Steckling, local director and actor, excerpts from The Importance of Being Earnest, Blithe Spirit, Private Lives and others will be performed in a virtuoso solo performance. Noel Coward patter songs will also be performed. This is a benefit performance for Patio Playhouse.

Larry Steckling has directed over 50 productions in San Diego county in a career that spans over four decades. He has acted in 35 productions and has taught acting to all age groups. He also has extensive experience in the art of puppetry. He recently performed as Colonel Pickering in Patio Playhouse's Pygmalion and directed The Curious Savage for San Marcos Players in the fall of 2017.

One night only: March 4, 2018, 7 p.m.

Patio Playhouse 116 S Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025
Between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli

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All tickets: $10


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Sweeney Todd: School Edition

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Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler


Directed by Laurissa Rudgers
Produced by Brenda Townsend
Musical Direction by Emily Awkerman

Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony Awards (including Best Musical) for its Broadway premiere, and has now been adapted for high school performers in Sweeney Todd School Edition. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world.

Performances: March 23-April 8, 2018, Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m.
Patio Playhouse, 116 S Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025
Between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli


Cast List
Sweeney Todd - Zane Stewart
Mrs. Lovett - Sierra Weis
Judge Turpin - Gabe Rasmussen
Beadle Bamford - Karen Nolte
Anthony Hope - Luis Sherlinee
Johanna Barker - Catalina Colby
Tobias Ragg - Michael Moreau
Adolfo Pirelli - Kaivan Mohsenzadeh
Beggar Woman - Lillian Broschart

Ensemble
Ni'Shelle Evans
Rayne Gonzalez
Jenna Heidemann
Dylan Lally
Belle Morelock
Christian Reyes
Paige Townsend

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Ticket Prices: $17 Adults; $13 up to age 16


I Ought To Be in Pictures


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By Neil Simon

Directed by David Guthrie
Produced by Kelli Harless


Herb, a Hollywood scriptwriter currently "at liberty" is surprised when his forgotten past reappears in the form of Libby, a teenage daughter who has trekked from Brooklyn with dreams of movie stardom. With Steffy, his sometime paramour at his side, Herb decides to take another stab at fatherhood and hopefully this time, get it right.

February 16-March 11, 2018 Fridays-Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm, at Patio Playhouse

Patio Playhouse Theater 116 S Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025
Between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli

Cast (in order of appearance)

Kristen Fogle......Steffy Blondell
Kimmy Weinberger......Libby Tucker
David Pinson......Herb Tucker


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Ticket Prices: $18 Adult  •  $15 Senior/Military/Student  •  $10 up to age 16


Princess Diana

Music and Lyrics by Karen Sokolof Javitch
Book by Karen Sokolof Javitch and Elaine Jabenis


Directed by Geoffrey A. Cox
Produced by Victoria Silva-Davis


A new musical based on the life of Princess Diana, focusing on her courtship and marriage to Prince Charles, her tumultuous relationship with the royal family, her tragic death—and her lasting legacy as an icon of grace, generosity, and beauty. A San Diego premiere!

October 20-29, 2017 Fri-Sat 8:00 pm, Sun 2:00 pm at Patio Playhouse

Patio Playhouse Theater 116 S Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025
Between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli

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Ticket Prices: $18 Adult  •  $15 Senior/Military/Student  •  $10 up to age 16


The Third Wave


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A Patio Playhouse Youth Theater Production

By Joseph Robinette and Ron Jones

Directed by Geoffrey A. Cox
Produced by Peggy Schneider


March 31-April 15, 2017; Fri & Sat, 7:00 pm; Sun 2:00 pm (also Sat, April 15, @ 2:00 pm)

At Patio Playhouse in downtown Escondido 116 S Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025
Between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli

A chilling true story about a high-school experiment that went out of control. Set in 1967, the play centers on a young, popular teacher who tries to demonstrate the roots of fascism by giving his students an exercise in discipline not unlike that of a totalitarian society. Shockingly, the students delight in the order and power of that discipline, and relinquish their freedom in favor of their supposed "superiority" over other students in the school. The class adopts the name "The Third Wave," and soon many others, even from neighboring schools, clamor to be part of the "elite" group.

Contains strong dramatic themes that may not be suitable for younger children.

Cast List

Molly Abrom...Eve
Moises Alvarenga...Fred
Scott Bedford...Robert
Audrey Cone...Toni
Kenny Cone...Danny
Nathan Cone...Norman
Ralph Cone...Marcus
Rayne Gonzalez...Jean
Josh Henson...Doug
Lee Howeth...The Man
Raul Kohl...Mr. Jones
Laurissa Rudgers...Mrs. Jones
Belle Morelock...Brenda
Alanah Pascal...Alicia
Kateri Reape...GG
Carley Rhinehart...Alene
Izaiah Rhinehart...EZC
Wyatt Rhinehart...Bomber
Ali Rohrbaugh...Wendy
Jazmin Sanchez...Maria
Paige Townsend...Teri
Amara Young...Deshay


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Ticket Prices: $12 Adult, $8 up to age 16



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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?


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By Edward Albee

Directed by Brent Springfield
Produced by PRODUCER

Performances: May 5-May 28, 2017; Fri & Sat, 8:00pm; Sun 2:00pm
Venue: 116 S Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025
Between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli

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Ticket Prices: $18 Adult, $15 Senior/Military/Student, $10 up to age 16



The Third Wave


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By Joseph Robinette and Ron Jones

Directed by Geoffrey A. Cox
Produced by Peggy Schneider

Performances: Mar 31-Apr 16, 2017; Fri & Sat, 7:00pm; Sun 2:00pm
Venue: 116 S Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025
Between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli

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Ticket Prices: $12 Adult, $8 up to age 16