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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

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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



Beauty and the Beast


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Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book by Linda Wolverton




Director: Geoffrey A. Cox
Choreographer: Candace Carbajal
Music Director: Christian Tordahl
Producer: Brenda Townsend


Performances: August 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27; 8:00pm
Venue: Kit Carson Park Amphitheatre, 3333 Bear Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025

Synopsis: Based on the smash hit 1991 Disney movie and dating back to a late 18th-century classic French fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress. The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return. There is a time limit, too: once a magical rose loses all of its petals, all hope will be lost and he will stay a Beast forever. The Beast’s enchanted household--populated by such beloved characters as Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and Chip--watch anxiously as Belle and the Beast grow to understand and befriend one another. Their feelings grow ever deeper as the clock ticks and petals continue to fall off the enchanted rose--will they confess their love for one another before it is too late?

Cast List

Belle...Cassie Bleher
Belle Understudy/Ensemble...Samantha Steinberg
Beast...Kit Fugrad
Prince/Ensemble...Wyatt Rhinehart
Gaston...Chris Miller
Lefou...Sean Doughty
Lumiere...Tyler Jiles
Cogsworth...Patrick O’ Connor
Mrs. Potts...Lori Tinkle
Chip...Brooks Winter, Kristina Larochelle
Madame de La Grande Bouche...Jennifer Purviance
Babette...Candace Carbajal
Maurice...Michael Evans
Silly Girls...Andrea Acuna, Ali Robbins, Ali Rohrbaugh
Monsieur D’Arque/Ensemble...Andrew Peiva
Enchantress/Ensemble...Ellie Barrett

Ensemble...Kyle Casser, Robert Coe, Alex Contreras, Jennianne Fortney, Susan Guffy, Molly Hafer, Austin Hizon, Andres Lagang, Grace McHale, Carley Rhinehart, Chaz Rhinehart, Izaiah Rhinehart, Rachel Roman, Kim Sullivan, Paige Townsend, Jeremy Williams, Sarah Williams

Youth Ensemble...Isabella Barrios, Katerina Dalakas, Christian Reyes, Jazmin Sanchez


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Ticket Prices: $22 Adult, $20 Senior/Military/Student, $15 up to age 16



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