HANNAH BOSWORTH (Sylvia) is thrilled to be a part of her first production with CPH! She grew up in Coronado and holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Mississippi. Some of her favorite collegiate roles include Hope in Urinetown, Gretchen in Boeing Boeing, Veronica in Heathers, and Lenny in Crimes of the Heart. All her love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Diane, and Eli.
RIA CAREY (Lucetta, Outlaw) After two years of theatrical darkness, Ria is happy to be “rockin’” with the Verona cast. Ria’s diverse talents have enabled her to perform locally, nationwide and internationally. She has a fun, bawdy nightclub act and has sung our national anthem in the U.S. and abroad. Dark chocolate, flowers and hugs are never refused. So, buckle-up, everyone, and enjoy this rockin’ ride to Verona.
SAM CASTILLO (Valentine) is excited to be performing in his first Shakespeare production ever. He is thankful for the opportunity to be in this show and practice his acting skills. He hopes you will enjoy the show and thanks you for coming tonight.
CAMELINA CEDILLO (Trio Girl, Eglamour, Outlaw, Sylvia Understudy) is honored to be making her musical debut with Coronado Playhouse’s Two Gentlemen Rock Verona. She received an Associate in Theater Arts from Grossmont College and is set to transfer to San Diego State University to continue her studies in theatre. Previous productions she has been in include This We’ll Defend at the American History Theatre and Pride and Prejudice at the Stagehouse Theatre. She’d like to thank the cast and creative team of Two Gentlemen Rock Verona for working hard to put together a wonderful show!
RUSSELL CLEMENT (Launce) is excited to be back at CPH! Recent credits include Clue (Colonel Mustard) Much Ado About Nothing (Dogberry), Comedy of Errors (Dromeo of Ephesus)(CPH) Constellations (Roland)(CPH), The Winter’s Tale (Autolycus)(CPH), Old Man and the Old Moon (Matheson)(CPH), Bullshot Crummond (Character Actor)(Onstage Playhouse), Magic In This Soul (Achmed/Paige)(Blindspot Collective), Macbeth (Banquo)(CPH), Baskerville (Actor 1) (Scripps Ranch Theater), Untold (Pepper/Robert)(Blindspot Collective), The 39 Steps (Clown)(CPH),and others.
DANIEL EHRLICH (Thurio) is ecstatic to join Coronado Playhouse for the first time on stage after serving as Run Crew for SpongeBob SquarePants the Musical (2022) and House Manager for Clue. A Penn State Class of 2020 graduate, Danny appeared in multiple productions for The Penn State Thespian Society and No Refund Theatre prior to moving to San Diego in 2020.
RAYMOND EVANS (Proteus) first walked the boards in kindergarten and has channeled the art of storytelling through over 30 stage productions. His favorite roles include opportunistic Mr. Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors, personable Tony Kirby in You Can’t Take It With you, and besotted Young Ebenezer in Scrooge: The Musical. Inspired by Children of a Lesser God he has learned sign language and waded into the beauty of Deaf culture.
LU GARCIA (Speed, Trio Guy, Outlaw) is excited to be working again with Coronado Playhouse after appearing as Head Waiter/Ensemble in Murder on the Orient Express and as Patchy the Pirate/Old Man Jenkins in The SpongeBob Musical. Both roles received Aubrey nominations. Growing up in Philadelphia, Lu majored in Classical Guitar at Eastern University and exercises his love for the arts through Musical Theater along with his three daughters Elaine, Grace, and Emilia.
MARCY LEDVINKA (Trio Girl) is excited to be making her Coronado Playhouse debut in Two Gentlemen Rock Verona. In San Diego, she has also appeared as Roller Babe in Finding Avi at the La Jolla Playhouse WOW Festival. She recently graduated with her BFA in Musical Theatre from Wilkes University, where she played Percy Talbott in The Spitfire Grill and Caius Cassius in Julius Caesar.
MAURA McMILLAN (Julia) is a senior in San Diego State’s Musical Theatre program. This is their first time working with Coronado Playhouse. Recent projects include one of KPBS’s Top Picks Body Talk (San Diego International Fringe Festival/Teatro San Diego), Postcard American Town (San Diego State University/New Works), and Steel Pier (San Diego State University). Outside of performing, they love to crochet, skate, and learn about Buddhism.
KARA TUCKFIELD (Antonia, Host, Outlaw) is glad to be back at the wonderful Coronado Playhouse. Recent credits: Princess Dragomiroff/ Murder on the Orient Express (CPH), Caesar / Julius Caesar (Vanguard), Geneva /1940’s Radio Hour (Lamplighters), Paulina / A Winter’s Tale (CPH), Miss Hannigan / Annie (Vanguard), Mrs. Boyle /Mousetrap (Lamplighters), as well as directing Godspell/ Vanguard. Other credits include Hippolyta/Tatiana /Midsummer Night’s Dream (Castle Theater), Sister Roberts /Nunsense (Atascadero Dinner Theater), Muriel /Woman in Mind (Margetts Theater).
GARY JOHN ZICCARDI (Duke of Milan, Pantino) is delighted to rock it home here with this marvelous cast under James Saba’s inspiring direction! Following 30 years of military service around the world, with choice roles in musicals Buddy Holly and Beauty & the Beast at the Town Theater in Columbia, SC, Rock-n-Roll Review at the Millbrook, AL Community Theater, and this year in Jordan Miller’s Stars of Tomorrow Musical Showcase at the Point Loma Community Theater, grazie mille to God, family & friends! As Duke puts it, “Let us tune discord now to harmony, with triumphs, mirth, and rare solemnity!”
JAMES SABA (Director) is currently in his tenth year as Executive Director of San Diego Junior Theatre. Prior to that he spent 20 seasons at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT) in Holland, Michigan, where he was an actor, director, and Artistic Director of HSRT’s Children’s Stage. As a director, he has worked at Webster University, Diversionary Theatre, Lamb’s Players Theatre. As an actor in regional theatre, he has worked at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Cincinnati Playhouse, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, San Jose Repertory Theatre, and Cleveland Playhouse and on many San Diego stages.
STEVE GUNDERSON (Musical Arranger) was a co-writer and the arranger for Suds, which played at this theatre as well as breaking box office records at the Old Globe Theatre and San Diego Rep, with dozens of productions worldwide including an Off Broadway run. He was co-creator and arranger for Off Broadway’s critically acclaimed Back To Bacharach & David. He co-wrote and composed the music for The Artificial Woman. www.TheArtificialWoman.com An award-winning actor, he has appeared at La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe Theatre, La Mirada Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Moonlight Stage and others.
IMAHNI KING-MURILLO (Musical Director) is pleased to make his Coronado Playhouse debut as Musical Director! In the past, Imahni has musically directed for his own theatre company (Teenage Youth Performing Arts Theatre Company: Tick, tick… BOOM! and Dogfight: the Musical) and for San Diego Junior Theatre (Peter and the Starcatcher). With Two Gentlemen of Rock Verona, Imahni is excited to experiment with the rock-n-roll sounds of the 50s and bring classic tunes to life with new energy and groove just as they did when they first hit the records!
ALYSSA HAYDEN (Stage Manager) is studying theatre at San Diego City College. Her past stage-managing credits at City College include Heathers: The Musical, She Kills Monsters, and Metamorphoses. She has recently done Spongebob: The Musical at Coronado Playhouse. She’d like to thank Dr. Katie Rodda for giving her the first big stage-managing project as well as her family and her boyfriend Alan for supporting her career!
BLAKE MCCARTY (Production Manager, Set Designer) is a writer, director, designer, and producer whose original work includes large-scale immersive projects, new musicals, devised theatre, and documentary plays. He is the founder and Executive Artistic Director of Blindspot Collective and also serves as the Production Manager for Coronado Playhouse. His work has been developed or commissioned by La Jolla Playhouse, 3-Legged Dog, California Center for the Arts, Cygnet Theatre, New Village Arts, New York Theatre Barn, and New York University. Upcoming: developing a new musical with composer Ian Brandon; producing a new immersive experience in collaboration with David Reynoso and Optika Moderna; and designing projections for Moonlight’s production of Ragtime.