Coronado Playhouse to Close 2017 Season with FLY BY NIGHT

Coronado Playhouse to Close 2017 Season with FLY BY NIGHT

Coronado Playhouse concludes its 2017 Season with Fly By Night, opening Friday, November 10th and running until Sunday, December 10th, 2017 at Coronado Playhouse.

With a non-traditional, charming and catchy score by Will Connolly and Michael Mitnick, this darkly comic rock-fable, portrays a melancholy sandwich maker's humdrum life and how it is intersected by two entrancing sisters, weaving into its overlapping love stories a resonating message about how the 'invisible universe' connects us all. A sweeping ode to young love set against the backdrop of the northeast blackout of 1965, Fly By Night is an original and enchanting tale about making your way and discovering hope in a world beset by darkness.

Nominated for four 2015 Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical and winner of the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, this production of Fly By Night marks its San Diego premiere. The original production played in Palo Alto, CA in 2011 and was remounted in New York in 2014 and was reviewed by The New York Times, who wrote: "The ways in which these people...intersect are meant to evoke a cosmic pattern, a sense of the invisible connective tissue that underlies the mundane...The score flirts with early rock 'n' roll, as well as recurrent motifs that are guaranteed to take up longtime residence in your ear."

Manny Berajano makes his directorial debut at Coronado Playhouse with Fly By Night, having appeared on the CPH stage in many productions over the years including Sugar, Pageant and Spamalot. He has teamed up with musical director, Emily Awkerman, making her Playhouse debut with this production.

Tickets range from $20-$27 and are available through Coronado Playhouse's Box Office at (619) 435-4856 or online at

Community Theatre is made by, with and for the community in which it is performed. Coronado Playhouse is committed to pursuing community theatre in the truest sense of the words by giving back to the people of San Diego County and using our public platform to help those in need. During the run of Fly By Night, Coronado Playhouse is partnering with Father Joe's Villages in an effort to bring exposure and donations to this excellent organization that supports families in San Diego to ensure their children emerge as successful, productive participants in our community. For more information, visit

Special Events

Opening Night Members' Mingler

Friday, November 10th at 6:30 pm

Playhouse members are invited to a hosted Happy Hour at CPH for drinks and appetizers before every opening night of each new main-stage production to mingle with fellow theatre lovers and enjoy the ambience and excitement of opening night.

Not a member? Not a problem! Membership starts at just $50 and can be purchased in advance or at the event.

Behind The Scenes @ Fly By Night

Saturday, November 18th at 7:00 pm - Admission FREE, reservation advised

Join the Cast and Creative Team behind CPH's production of Fly By Night.
Let's go BEHIND THE SCENES at this exclusive event. Meet the show's Director, Music Director, Set Designer, Lighting Designer, Costume Designer, Sound Designer, Properties Designer and Cast Members and learn all about the inspirations, challenges and creative process of this San Diego Premiere. You'll have an opportunity to ask questions of the whole team at this Talk-Back event, get up close and personal with the set and the costumes, and experience the magic of how we create the New York City blackout and starlit sky. Actors from the show will perform select numbers for you as a musical taster for this rarely performed but absolute gem of a show.

Coronado Playhouse is the longest continuously run community theatre in San Diego County. The intimate 100-seat, cabaret-style theatre, overlooks beautiful Glorietta Bay and is part of the beautiful Coronado Community Center. The venue opened in 2006 with state of the art equipment and a full-service bar. Season ticket holders can reserve tables a year in advance for each show. The Playhouse is dedicated to providing quality entertainment, with a mix of classic and modern comedies, dramas and mysteries, dazzling musicals, colorful free classics, theatre for young audiences, concerts and cabarets. These programs, along with our education outreach, theatre classes and other community events, are only possible because of your continued support and charitable donations.

Coronado Playhouse is a qualified 501(c) 3 non-profit organization as San Diego County's longest running community theatre.

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