Lamb’s Players Theatre presents:
March 4–April 10 The Miracle Worker
Lamb’s presents the story of Helen Keller and her remarkable teacher Anne Sullivan. The American classic was first presented by Lamb’s in 1995 and producing artistic director and director of the production Robert Smyth said the moving story is one he has wanted to revisit.
April 22–May 29 Dinner with Marlene
It’s 1938 and just as Europe is about to come apart at the seams, a dinner party is about to begin in Paris. Singer and movie star Marlene Dietrich is joined by a fascinating assortment of artists, writers and socialites. Directed by Robert Smyth.
At Lamb’s Resident Stage, 1142 Orange Ave. // Tickets: (619) 437-6000 or lambsplayers.org
Coronado Playhouse presents:
March 9–12 Altar Boyz
As part of Coronado Playhouse’s Cabaret and Concert Series, Altar Boyz is a rafter-raising, musical comedy about a fictitious Christian all-boy band on the last day of their national tour.
April 1–May 8 A Little Night Music
With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, this musical debuted on Broadway in 1973. It includes the popular song Send in the Clowns. Both humorous and heart-wrenching, the story of regret and desire centers around an actress and the men who loved her. The men and their jealous wives agree to join the actress and her family for a weekend in the country. With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities for new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.
Coronado Community Center Theatre
1835 Strand Way, (619) 435-4856 or coronadoplayhouse.com
Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA) presents
April 29, 30, May 1 (matinee), 6, 7 Catch Me If You Can!
CoSA’s spring musical follows the story of con artist Frank Abagnale, Jr. made famous in the 2002 film with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Catch Me If You Can opened on Broadway in April 2011 and received four Tony Award nominations, including one for Best Musical. Coronado High School Performing Arts Center (619) 522-4050
Thursday, March 10 Coronado Schools Foundation Telethon
The student-produced telethon runs 5-8:30 p.m., broadcast live over Time Warner channel 19 from the Coronado High School Performing Arts Center. A family carnival in the CHS Quad is sponsored by Coronado Smiles Dental and runs from 4:30-7:30 p.m. (619) 437-8059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, March 15 Wearin’ o’ the Green – Flower Show Kick Off dinner
Don your green duds and head to the Coronado Golf Course at 6 p.m. to enjoy corned beef and cabbage and all the Irish trimmings (or chicken if you must!) amid musical entertainment. It’s also the Floral Association’s annual installation of officers. $40; Mail checks to PO Box 180188 Coronado, CA 92178. For more information, Carolyn Crane, (619) 522-2178
Friday, March 18 Annual Rotary Club/Jim Laslavic Golf Tournament
A full day of golf, lunch and prizes at the Coronado Golf Course. Benefits Rotary Club of Coronado’s many civic and international service projects.
(619) 435-8334 or coronadorotary.org.
Saturday, March 19 Coronado Historical Association gala: “Coronado and the Navy: A Story for the Ages”
Coronado and the Navy share a formidable story that is epic in the annals of history; an evolving story of the Navy’s power and development, including the birthplace of naval aviation and the original home of the Navy SEALs. The evening includes a reception with silent auction. Rear Adm. Garry Bonelli (USN-Ret.) will emcee the evening. Sen. John McCain will pay tribute to the Navy and the late Sybil Stockdale via a video presentation.
(619) 435-7242 or coronadohistory.org
Sunday, March 20 SuperSeal Triathlon
Looking for a good workout? Consider a “Swim-Bike-Run with Navy SEALS.” The swim is a 1,500-meter calm bay swim in the Silver Strand State Beach Bay. Water temperature will average 58 degrees and wetsuits are recommended. The bike course is a flat and fast 40K course of two loops on State Highway 75. The run is a 10K course loop on a dirt trail.
Registration through March 13 is $125; must be at least 16 years old. ironman.com/triathlon.
April 4, 5, 6 Home Front Judging
As a division of the annual Coronado Flower Show, Home Front Judging is designed to excite the Coronado community and inspire residents and businesses to spruce up their gardens and beautify the city in preparation for the annual Flower Show. The city is divided into 39 judging zones with more than 120 volunteer judges walking their assigned blocks.
The judges award blue ribbons for first place; red for second, yellow for third and white for honorable mentions. When a judging team feels that a home front in their zone qualifies for Best in the City, they record a note on their judging worksheet, and those finalists are then revisited by home front judging co-chairs, who cull the list of 60 to 90 homes down to the top 20 home fronts. Finally, an honorary judging panel, consisting of the president of the Coronado Floral Association; the chairperson(s) of the Coronado Flower Show; the president, Bridge and Bay Garden Club; president of the Crown Garden Club and the co-chairs of the Home Front Judges travel to each of the top 20 home fronts to select Best in the City, First Runner-Up and Top Ten Home Fronts. Maps of these homes are distributed at the Flower Show for self-guided tours.
The Coronado Cays are judged by a group of volunteers residing in the Cays. The Cays home fronts compete among themselves. They are awarded; Best in the Cays, Cays First Runner-Up and Cays Second Runner-Up.
Thursday, April 14 Empty Bowls
Coronado High School ceramics students make 1,000 bowls and local restaurants donate delicious soup. The bowls are sold to guests with soup, bread and water on the high school quad from 5 to 7 p.m. There’s also a silent auction of ceramic-related art. All proceeds are donated to hunger organizations serving San Diego.
Saturday, April 16 Salute to the Military Ball
Since 1985, the Coronado Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the Military Ball at the Hotel del Coronado to recognize and thank those who serve and sacrifice on our behalf in the name of freedom. The black-tie evening always begins with the “piping in” of military and civic dignitaries, music by the Marine Corps Band and a high-ranking military speaker.
Tables of 10 begin at $2,200 and include sponsorship of two active-duty military and their guests. Contact Lizzie Boyer at the Coronado Chamber of Commerce, (619) 435-9260 or email@example.com.
Saturday, April 16 When in drought, Conserve, Cultivate, Create and PARTY ON!
The “Party in the Park” on the Flower Show grounds will feature a scrumptious feast, dessert bar, musical entertainment and opportunity to tour exhibits under moonlight. Just $25 per person; all green thumbs and volunteers who help make the Flower Show a success are encouraged to attend. Begins at 6 p.m. Make checks out to Coronado Floral Association and mail to Judy Grobbel, 744 Olive Ave., Coronado, CA 92118.
Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 91st annual Coronado Flower Show
“When in Drought: Conserve, Cultivate, Create” is the theme of this year’s Coronado Flower Show. California may still be in drought, but El Niño rains over the past months mean this year’s show will likely include a wide array of bountiful horticulture and floral designs. Popular exhibits include youth entries, wildflowers, the always-jocular “Men’s Creations” and table designs. You’ll find displays on succulents, roses, bonsai and more. There’s also a beer garden, plant sale, educational lectures and entertainment on the bandstand.
Coronado residents especially are encouraged to enter the Flower Show — it’s free. Entries are accepted on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Admission to the show is $5; free to children under 12 and to Coronado Floral Association members. (Memberships are sold at the door.) For a complete guide to entry categories and times, check out the flower show “Schedule” at coronadoflowershow.com.
Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17;Friends Preview, Friday, April 15 Coronado Friends of the Library Book Sale
The book (and CD and DVD) sale is held in Spreckels Park on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with a preview for Friends members on Friday afternoon, 1-5 p.m.
Sunday, April 17 Rotary Club of Coronado Pancake Breakfast
Pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee are served from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Village Elementary School cafeteria. Proceeds benefit Rotary Club’s many service projects throughout the city and internationally.
(619) 435-8334 or coronadorotary.org
Sunday, April 24 26th annual MotorCars on MainStreet
Featuring more than 400 pre-1973 restored classic, rod and custom cars and trucks, the popular car show is staged at Isabella and Orange avenues, Park Place and Star Park Circle from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsors include Ron Baker Chevrolet, El Cordova Garage, the City of Coronado, and the County of San Diego. Viewing is free and car registrations are $35-$40; the event always sells out.
(619) 437-0254 or coronadomainstreet.com.
Across the Bay
Through March 13 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
For lovers of serious, powerful theater, this funny, brawling stunner is a masterpiece of the American theater by multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee.
Following a faculty dinner party at a small Northeastern college, two married couples — one younger, one older — meet for drinks. What begins as fun and games becomes a revealing, haunting, and searing emotional journey.
Starring Robert and Deborah Gilmour Smyth as George and Martha in Intrepid Theatre Company’s production (in guest residency at Lamb’s Players Theatre; Note: this is not a Lamb’s Players Theatre presentation.)
Advisory: Mature subject matter. Some strong language; recommended for adults only. Running times is 2 hours, 45 minutes with two intermissions.
Horton Grand Theatre, 444 4th, Downtown San Diego, (619) 437-6000 or lambsplayers.org
March 15–20 The Wizard of Oz
Broadway San Diego presents this new musical, featuring all the classics from the 1939 movie and new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
San Diego Civic Theatre 1100 Third Ave., Downtown San Diego (619) 570-1000, Broadwaysd.com
The Old Globe presents:
March 24–May 1 Rain
The year is 1924, the setting a boarding hotel on the island of Western Samoa, where a missionary, a doctor, and their wives are scandalized by Sadie’s arrival, particularly when they learn what she does for a living. But the missionary has secrets of his own, and when he tries to shut down Sadie’s business and save her soul, more heats up than the South Pacific sun. Artistic director Barry Edelstein makes his musical theater debut with this gorgeous and powerful new work that reveals the explosive nature of repressed desire.
April 9–May 8 Constellations
Breathlessly navigating through the spellbinding and romantic journey of being in love, Constellations looks at how the tiniest change in the detail of our lives can lead us on completely different paths.
(619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623) or theoldglobe.org
Save the Date!
Saturday, May 7 Coronado Hospital Foundation’s annual gala
This year’s “Black and White” gala will be held in the Crown Room of Hotel del Coronado. Tickets start at $300 and benefit the hospital’s Outpatient Pavilion. Contact Sandy Gross at (619) 522-3766 or Sandy.Gross@sharp.com
Sunday, May 8 Coronado Historical Association’s Mother’s Day Home Tour (619) 435-7242 or coronadohistory.org