An American Christmas - at Hotel del Coronado
Dec 17th, 1994 - Dec 29th, 1994
Musical Direction by Vanda Eggington
Written and Directed by Robert Smyth
Willa Ray Marshall Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Grace, Willa's daughter Shaun Levin
Heidi Bucher Chrissy Reynolds-Vögele
Gregory, Willa's son Justin Parks
James Aurbach, Willa's brother Mike Buckley
Shannon MacInney, James' fiance Cynthia Peters Gerber
Benjamin Marshall, Willa's brother-in-law Christian Turner
Bridget, his wife Kerry Meads
Benjamin and Bridget's Children
Nicole Nicole Turner
Arielle Arielle Turner
Bryce Bryce Turner
Jefferson Tolman, Benjamin's Partner Grandison Phelps
Nicholas Twiggs, neighbor Greg Campbell
Constance Twiggs, his wife Beth Heath
Nicholas and Constance's children
Clarissa Carrie Heath
Allan Allan Heath
Julian Spalding, Willa's cousin Clay Rider
Isabella Spalding, his wife Pamela Turner
Carlos Pico, Family friend Fernando Vega
Martha Vickers, Willa's sister Veronica Murphy Smith
Lillian Phelps, family friend Pamela Brittain
Ramona Buljowsky harpist Ramona Unwin
Phineas Bedford, pianist Mark Danisovszky
Costume Design Jeanne Reith
Scenic / Decor Design Jane LaMotte
Lighting Design C. Todd Brown
Choreographer Pamela Turner
Stage Manager Doug Kalal
Sound Design and Asst. Stage Manager Greg Campbell
"The perfect melding of food, ambience, and showmanship!"
- ( San Diego Magazine )
"Exceptionally entertaining! Far exceeded my wildest expectations."
- David Lansing ( Sunset Magazine )
"The next best thing to a time machine!"
- ( San Diego Union-Tribune )
"Hearts as well as stomachs are full, and the guests leave with all of their yuletide yearnings satisfied."
- ( Westways Magazine )
"I love the Hotel del Coronado at Christmastime. It's like you're back 100 years, which is where you should be at Christmas."
- Ray Bradbury ( )