Coronado Playhouse to Present SUDS, 10/25-12/1
SUDS is a bubbly musical written by Melinda Gilb, Steve Gunderson and Bryan Scott with musical arrangements by Steve Gunderson. Join us for a visit back to the early 1960s where we meet the lovelorn Cindy who works in a laundromat and is protected by guardian angels on a mission to help her find true love in a crazy wash, rinse, and spin world. SUDS features an eight piece live band and over 40 chart topping classic songs including "Mr. Postman," "Where the Boys Are," "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," "Respect," and "Do You Want to Know a Secret?"
During the run of the award winning musical, Coronado Playhouse, now known as the Community's Theater, will launch an effort to help one of San Diego County's most established non-profit organizations and also recognize American war heroes. CPH is committed to giving back to the local community beyond quality entertainment and using its public platform to help those in need.
Founded in 1955, San Diego Rescue Mission is a faith-based organization that offers safe-haven as well as restorative care and rehabilitation services to the homeless, addicted, abused, and poor in our community. The homeless shelter does not receive government funding for its programs and exists entirely on donations. CPH is holding a collection drive for basic hygiene needs. In the spirit of SUDS, donations are being taken for any kind of soap (laundry detergent, body wash, bath bars, shampoo and conditioners). Travel sized hygiene items not containing alcohol are also needed including deodorant, disposable razors, toothbrush and toothpaste, feminine supplies and sunscreen. Items can be dropped off at the theater. Visit www.sdrescue.org for more information on how to help. Cash and check donations are also accepted made out to San Diego Rescue.
The Veterans Day holiday weekend falls during the six-week performance schedule of SUDS with special events planned. OUT Night at Coronado Playhouse for the LGBT community will be Thursday November 7th with a pre show reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. honoring LGBT military members and some of the organizations that support them. Throughout the weekend of November 7th-10th, financial donations will be accepted for the Wounded Warrior Project to benefit American heroes who have been injured. The WWP mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors by raising national awareness, finances and support for those military members disabled in some way during active duty. For more information on the organization go to www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Saturday November 9th, doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for an old-fashioned USO show event prior to that night's performance. The Swing Time Kittens singing group will provide an Andrews Sisters musical tribute followed by the national anthem and special guest retired Navy Lieutenant Kevin P. Schaeffer who survived the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon where he worked. $10 of every full price ticket purchased over the Veterans Day Weekend will be donated to WWP from CPH.
The SUDS cast features Eliana Payne as the sweet and impressionable Cindy, singing sensations Ria Carey and Meredith Russo as Marge and Dee Dee, and the diverse Stephen C. Scott as Johnny Angel, and a host of other roles. The supporting cast includes Cindy Alfonso and Stephanie Hable as Cherubs.