Besides enjoying the heck out of consulting for and working with theatre company clients as a public relations professional/publicist, (and as an actor), I am an avid theatre-goer and attend many San Diego theater productions throughout the year!
Our extensive collection of Playbills and programs (and bill statements) confirm it!
Also, our daughter is majoring in theatre arts performance/acting & musical theatre, so I have been attending university shows and recitals, adding to my mix. Plus, I’m an adjudicator for high school musical theatre production awards.
Don’t forget about San Diego Theatre Week February 15 – February 25, 2018! Great deals and discounts! Dozens of arts organizations are participating!
I have always wanted to write a post listing all the wonderful theater productions in the San Diego area. SO…….
There’s an abundance of productions this quarter between January and March. This list is my NEW YEARS present to our San Diego Community! Why? Because I wanted to know what the upcoming shows were PLUS I believe in SHARING and GETTING THE WORD OUT! So take a gander!
I’ve listed (alphabetically) the Theatre/Production Company, Title of Show(s), Dates of Shows and Website links. It’s quite comprehensive! Let us know if there are any additions, corrections etc. We aim to please!
What more could you ask for???
Well, I can ask for something in return:
(Please subscribe to my website, comment, like, and share the link away on social media, via emails, however YOU get the word out)!
Here we go!
Happy New Year from SJF Communications!
San Diego Area Theatre Productions January Through March, 2018
Coronado Playhouse (C) The Addams FamilyJanuary 19 – February 25; King Charles III March 23 – April 22; Songs for a New year: An Evening of the Works of Jason Robert Brown March 2 – March 3; http://coronadoplayhouse.com/
Cygnet Theatre (P)The Last Wife Jan 17 – Feb 11; Musical Monday: Bacchanal Jan 29; A Little Night Music Mar 7 – Apr 22; http://www.cygnettheatre.com/
Different Stages (C) Building the Wall (Co-Produced with Point Loma Playhouse) January 13 – January 21;
Lamb’s Players (P) (Coronado) Smoke on the Mountain January 11-28; Freedom Riders January 15; Sunday Night Sing, January 21; Lambs Cabaret: Songs of Love and Laughter February 11; Camping With Henry and Tom: February 16 – March 25; http://www.lambsplayers.org/index.php
Lamplighters Community Theatre (C) Agatha Christie’s The MousetrapJanuary 12 – February 4; Dead Man’s Cell Phone(Staged Reading) January 14; Judith Merel’s One-Woman Show The Cantor’sDaughter January 28; Night, Mother March 2 – March 25; https://www.lamplighterslamesa.com/
Moonlight Stage Productions (P): Bets Malone at Club M(with Elan McMahan Musical Director and Pianist)January 13 Lucie Arnaz at Club MFebruary 10; Daebreon Poiema with Lyndon Pugeda, Musical Director and Pianist March 3; Rebels, Raiders and Supermen: The Music of John Williams March 24; http://www.moonlightstage.com/
North Coast Rep (P) Around the World in Eighty Days January 10 – February 4; Seeger January 29; The Year of Magical ThinkingJanuary 22 – 23; This Random World February 21 – March 18; An Evening with Robert Dubac February 26 & 27https://northcoastrep.org/
Ocean Beach Playhouse (C) (OB Playhouse): Comedy HypnotistJanuary 26 – January 27; I Love You BecauseFebruary 2 – February 25; Jesus Christ Superstar in Concert Dates Pending http://www.obtheatrecompany.com/
Bring your open mind, active imagination, sense of humor, zest for life, quest for fun while learning and willingness to participate. Satisfaction? Poetically guaranteed!
We will chat about Haiku as a Japanese poetry form with ease of use, explore the benefits and value of Haiku as a cathartic, therapeutic, stress management tool and actively participate in several creative Haiku opportunities and challenges!
“My Power of Oneis a privately held e-commerce apparel and accessories company with the intention of being a catalyst for inspired positive action which supports community based organizations throughout the year with our acts of kindness. We are supported by a bi-coastal Board of Advisors.
Please help me welcome Susan Farese of SJF Communications as our newest and boldest My Power of One Board of Advisor for 2018. I have worked with Susan on multiple occasions which has lead me to ask her to take on Director of Entertainment for the Global market. As a nurse, veteran, SAG actress, tap dancer and PR/Marketer she is the perfect choice after a long search. Susan gets to craft her own duties and fulfill them to her heart’s desire. Welcome aboard our ship of endless inspiration and empowerment. http://mypowerofone.com/advisory-board “
-Sue Vicory, My Power of One
“I am thrilled to join forces with the talented philanthropist, filmmaker, empowering colleague, friend and kindred spirit Sue Vicory and embark on this exciting new inspirational journey with the phenomenal ‘My Power of One” Board of Advisors. Sue Vicory is one of a kind. Her purposeful ‘power of one’ spreading kindness while giving back is an inspiration to all”.
-Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications
It’s always a pleasure to work with Sue Vicory on a variety of programs and projects.
Meet Max Cadillac. I have known Max professionally for the past five years in San Diego. Our paths have crossed with me providing public relations & marketing, and with him either performing in professional theatre productions, choreographing and/or costuming…and most recently modeling as my photography subject for an action-packed, fun editorial shoot, as Max embarks on his new journey – the sky’s the limit – and seize NYC – a.k.a. The Big Apple!
This past September, our photo shoot (for his new modeling “look book”) with Max took place during the day at a cool park as well as a suburban cul-de-sac and street in the Rancho Penasquitos area of San Diego. Max posed. I snapped away.
Take a gander at Max’s photographic versatility (and read our interview Q &A which follows)!
Q & A with Max Cadillac
SJF: Max, please give us the run down…tell us where you have performed professionally
MC: I have a true love for musical theatre and have been working hard throughout my field of choice – performing, choreographing, and costuming in San Diego. I’ve performed with Cygnet Theatre (Pageant, Gypsy), Moonlight Stage Productions (The Wizard of Oz, Music Man, Big Fish), San Diego Musical Theatre (White Christmas, Sound of Music, Cats, West Side Story), and most recently in The Tragedy of Carmen with the San Diego Opera.
SJF: Besides being a dancer, you’re also a choreographer. Where have you been the creator of all things dance?
MC: Over the last year, I have expanded into costuming under the wing of costume designer Janet Pitcher.
SJF: Why NY? Does it have a special meaning for you?
MC: Though I am proud to be a native San Diegian, I’ve always felt like my home town was ‘Broadway to Bloomingdales’ in The Big Apple. My parents and family are from the tri-state area and having growing up bi-coastal going to summer camp in the Poconos, I have always loved New York the most. Not only that, but there are so many more opportunities for theater in New York than Southern California. The fantasy of moving to the city and booking the first audition sounds splendid, but the reality of planning his move to New York has been a long awaited plan since high school.
SJF: Tell us about your performing and where you have studied
MC: The drive to perform has always been there. I have attended performing arts schools since middle school. I first attended Children’s Creative and Performing Arts Academy before transferring to Coronado School of the Arts for high school. It was there I learned his passion could become a career, and I pursued a degree in Theater. I attended a California State University to pursue my degree, but he realized within the first month this was not the right program for me. So within that first semester, I applied, auditioned, and was accepted into AMDA in Los Angeles for musical theatre. It was a program that mainly focused on acting, singing, dancing, and allowing their students to explore many aspects of the performance world on and off stage.
SJF: What was one of your favorite roles?
MC: Everyday is another chance to create and perform, but I really enjoyed my most recent performance as Lillas Pastia in the San Diego Opera’s The Tragedy of Carmen. The creative team wanted to make a whole new vision for the classic opera, so with only six cast members, sets and costumes spanning many different decades, and direction like no one has seen before, It was a true collaboration of artists working together to feature the best of their talents. And although my character did not have any songs or dialogue, I threw myself into the physicality of the character. To quote the lead of Carmen herself, she wrote me a lighthearted opening night letter saying “Thank you for stealing my show. Now own it” and that is exactly what I did. The recreation of a classic role is something I am extremely invested in, always trying to adapt and tell a relatable story for the audience, and one day I hope to originate a role in a musical, play, opera, or film. Any medium that gives actors the freedom to shape and mold a character like that sounds like a dream role to me, and I would even love to write my own musicals and movies in order to ensure true artistic freedom.
SJF: Dream roles?
MC: I have many! Aldolpho from The Drowsy Chaperone, Molina in Kiss of The Spiderwoman, Dr. Frank-N-Furter from Rocky Horror Picture Show, and an all time favorite from the first musical I ever saw on Broadway one day playing Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast.
SJF It’s been a pleasure Max. Anything else you’d like to share?
MC: On a personal note, I’d would like to thank you, Susan for all of your support, love, and laughter working together over the past 5 years and would like to leave your readers with this thought; If you love something, Do Not let it go! Hold onto whatever drives your passion, and love what you do. Theater, like the world can seem very small at times, but never limit yourself within your chosen field and always remember it is much more fulfilling to focus on the journey than the finish line.
SJF: Best wishes on your journey to the BIG APPLE!
Special thanks to Emmy Farese for photoshoot assistance!
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I spent about 2 hours at the San Diego Zoo the other day. Had some time and brought my camera. Join me on this journey to only a few areas (the Hummingbird House, plus Gorillas and Orangutans and a special surprise at the end of my journey). My short visit was jam packed with memorable bursts of images!
Feel free to click on each photo to see more detail.
First, I visited the Hummingbird House or Aviary, which is a great little secret but tucked away and a bit challenging to find! As you enter the Zoo, turn left towards the Discovery Area towards the Sky Ride. Best to ask a guide..It’s to the right after the Reptile House, look for the red railing…More about the Kenton C. Lint Hummingbird Aviary
I snapped away at some very colorful birds as well as hummingbirds which enjoy the lush surroundings with flowers, nectar and feeders.