Coronado Playhouse to Present SLEEPING BEAUTY and ROMEO & JULIET this Summer

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Coronado Playhouse to Present SLEEPING BEAUTY and ROMEO & JULIET this Summer

This summer, dreams really do come true and the passion of young love is alive at Coronado Playhouse with two classic love stories that have very different endings.

The musical version of the romantic fairy tale, SLEEPING BEAUTY or The Famous Rose Taboo, book and lyrics by Barbara Fried and music by Norman Sachs, opens the Summer of Love series with a limited run June 12th - June 22nd for young audiences and families. This is the ultimate heartwarming tale of love conquering all complete with the beautiful princess, handsome prince and fairy godmother. SLEEPING BEAUTY or The Famous Rose Taboo has been adapted for the stage, with charmingly lyrical songs and plenty of hilarity. The show has a total running time of just under an hour and a half, a perfect pace for the entire family and the young at heart of all ages!

William Shakespeare's romance, Romeo and Juliet, continues our Summer of Love and is our 18th annual FREE Classics production made possible by a grant from the City of Coronado. The timeless love story runs June 27th-July 20th and is a fast paced, modern interpretation of the feud between Capulets and Montagues. Audiences will experience Shakespeare's original text in a contemporary setting with the lovelorn Romeo and Juliet and their families dressed in current day attire as the bittersweet tragedy unfolds on the streets of what could be any major city in the world. There is open seating at each performance and limited free tickets available for patrons.

During both productions, Coronado Playhouse, the Community's Theatre, is raising awareness and money to benefit the mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. The non-profit organization provides a "home away from home" to families with children undergoing treatment for serious, often life-threatening conditions at local hospitals. Far from home and under tremendous stress, these families are often without a place to sleep other than a hospital couch, a costly hotel room, or even their car. Every year, more than 1,500 families are helped.

For more information on programs please visit www.rmhcsd.org .

Saturday June 14th, the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale comes to life with a Family Day of Fun prior to our matinee performance. Join us from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Coronado Playhouse courtyard. Enjoy a bounce house, face painting, prizes and meet your favorite characters from the story before seeing them on stage.

Coronado Playhouse is one collection spot for the annual Ronald McDonald RED SHOE DAY event Thursday June 26th. We will also fill the shoe with donations throughout the run of Romeo and Juliet.

Directed by Thomas Fitzpatrick and Musical Direction by Kirk Valles, Sleeping Beauty or The Famous Rose Taboo features a veteran cast of top local performers. The cast includes Jennie Gray Connard (Fairy Godmother), Daryl Daley(Princess Beauty), Debbie David (Scary Fairy), Barron Henzel (Fairy Godfather), Joey Kirkpatrick (Prince Charming), Meredith Russo (Royal Page), Alisa Williams (Queen) and Cameron Williams (King).

Enjoy the show and a Sleeping Beauty Princess/Prince Package that includes a tiara or crown, crayons, coloring page, juice box, a cookie and a photo opportunity with Sleeping Beauty, herself. The special package is only $5 additional per guest while supplies last with a portion of proceeds to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities.

DATES: June 12-June 22, 2014

TIMES: Thursday-Saturday at 7:00 pm (no Saturday evening performance June 14th) Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm (show runs approx 80 min)

TICKETS: $14 for adults and teenagers, $10 for children 12 and under

Directed by Tom Haine , Romeo and Juliet features Jacob Hoff (Romeo), Danielle Bonjiovanni (Juliet), Isaac Rojas (Paris), Rebekah Bonney (Benvolio), Tyler Jones (Tybalt), Steve Smith (Mercutio), Julia Ackerman (Apothecary), Michael Mussman (Peter), Rickey Phatsenhann (Gregory), Walfred Rodas (Sampson/Friar John), Lesley Pearson (Nurse), Ray Lynch (Capulet), Liza Wismer (Lady Capulet), Martin White (Montague), Sandy Hotchkiss (Lady Montague), Steve Jensen (Friar Laurence) and Chris Marler (Prince).

DATES: June 27-July 20, 2014

TIMES: Thursday-Saturday 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm

TICKETS: Free to the public but reservations are required.

To learn more about ticket prices and discounts, or show sponsorships, contact the box office at 619-435-4856 or go to our website, www.coronadoplayhouse.com.

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