Coranado Theatre’s Production of DEARLY BELOVED Runs August 15 – Sept. 21

2B4EA91AC-D8F8-69C2-E39B33EC8811FC40.jpg.pagespeed.ce.F8CETrF0st (1)Love isn’t always peaceful or perfect, but it is definitely hilarious and heart-warming in this down home southern comedy about a wedding day disaster with the most unlikely happy ending. Dearly Beloved by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, is the story of a completely dysfunctional but loveable Texas family caught in a whirlwind of gossip, god and gunfire.

The feuding Futrelle sisters are planning a marriage celebration that includes a cantankerous wedding planner, a gaudy ‘Gone with the Wind’ theme, a snooty mother-in-law, three hundred pounds of slathered barbecue and a missing bride! Rumors are flying all over the small Texas town of Fayro as the cast of characters dredge up resentments and bad memories while trying to settle old scores. This laugh out loud romp down the aisle puts the ‘fun’ in family dysfunction! The over-the-top comedy is enjoyable for all audiences! Performances run August 15 – September 21, 2014.

Coronado Playhouse, the Community’s Theatre, is raising awareness and money to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of San Diego during the production. Dearly Beloved runs through September which is National Blood Cancer Awareness Month with a focus on curing these specific cancers including Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. LLS of San Diego helps fund lifesaving research and provides free information and support services to patients and their families. Audiences will be invited to donate money to our latest community partner with cash or check contributions as the hat is passed during each show. Performances the weekend of August 28th-August 31st will honor blood cancer survivors with a special recognition at Saturday night’s show of the LLS San Diego 2014 Boy and Girl of the Year. These are two young survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Also, come early to any performance and visit the outrageous palm reader, Madame Nelda Lightfoot, played by Tony Bejarano, or during intermission for an entertaining “psychic” reading. Photos with the fortuneteller are also available for a small donation and will be posted on the Coronado Playhouse Facebook page.

Other Dearly Beloved special events include:

Opening Night Dinner and Show Package, Friday, August 15, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Don’t miss this special buffet dinner and a show for only $50 per person. Coronado’s Consummate Catering is providing the meal at the Playhouse from 6:30-7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm.

OUT Night at Coronado Playhouse for theatre lovers in the LGBT community will be Thursday, August 21, with a pre-show mixer beginning at 6:30 p.m. The $25 ticket price includes complimentary beer and wine, cocktail specials and admission to the show.

“Honeymoon” Happy Hour on Thursday, August 29. Plan a knee-slapin’ evening starting at 6:30 p.m. $35 per person includes show admission, appetizers and drink specials. Show starts at 8pm.

The show features: Ken Baker, Tony Bejarano, Rob Conway, Lizzie Boyer, Amy Dell, Eric Griffith, Will Kamp, Dena Mattox, Heather Rager, Pati Reynolds and Holly Stephenson.

The production team includes: Gary Cohen (director), Marisa Musgrove (assistant director), Katy Skyrud and Barron Henzel (producers), Samuel Disalvo (stage manager), Pat and Alex John (costumers), Xavier Luevano (lighting design), Pam Everett (set dressing and house) and Diane Musgrove (house manager).

To learn more about ticket prices and discounts, sponsorships or advertising, please contact the box office at 619-435-4856 or go to our website,

DATES: August 15 – September 21, 2014

TIMES: Thursdays – Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays 2:00 p.m.

Pre-show entertainment begins 30 minutes prior to curtain.

TICKETS: $20-$27

Active Duty Military / Senior / Student discounts

Excellent group rates are available. We partner with non-profits in fundraising opportunities for groups of 50+.

Dearly Beloved is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc., New York

Cast and production members are available for interviews and video opportunities. Still pictures of the production can also be provided. Please contact M.G. Perez for specific media interest and needs Coronado Playhouse is a qualified 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Coronado Playhouse is San Diego County’s longest running community theatre.