Ramona Pageant announces cast of 95th season

Photo courtesy of The Ramona Bowl
The cast of the 95th season of “Ramona”

■ Ramona Bowl / Contributed

The Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre held it’s President’s Gala on Saturday, Jan. 20 to announce the cast of the 95th season of “Ramona.”
The Ramona Pageant has been a staple of the Hemet-San Jacinto Valley since 1923. It is the longest running outdoor drama and the official outdoor play of California. Tickets range in price but the the local discount lets residents of Hemet and San Jacinto see the show for only $20.
Recently, the California Department of Education came out saying that seeing the Ramona Pageant was more educational than making missions out of sugar cubes. That is why all fourth graders in Hemet and San Jacinto have been viewing the play at no charge for over 40 years.

“Ramona” cast of 2018

Ramona – Kayla Contreras
Alessandro – Joseph Valdez
Juan – Daniel Martinez
Senora – Kathi Anderson
Felipe – Bret Cherland
Marda – Cesaria Hernandez
Padre Salvedierra – Robert Leibovich
Margarita – Paola Cifuentes
Luigo – Pablo Cifuentes
Dolores – Emilia Skye Hernandez-Minard
Padre Gaspara – Randy Dawkins
Ysidro – Frank Jaramillo
Aunt Ri – Monica Reichl
Mara – Teresa Seaton
Joe – Rafael Wave Hernandez-Minard
Jefferson Hyer – Gregg Wilder
Jim Farrar – Dan Ferguson
Kit Carson/Jake – Mike Thomas
Captain Merrill – Eric Cervantes
Curly – Steve Silkotch, Jr.
Hayton – Chris Summers
Jose – Jesse Nechochea
Yank – Rick Hodson
Sergeant – J.R. Hull
Captain Hernandez – Reuben Agualio
Lt. Sandoval – David Sandoval
Wagon Master – Danny Sullivan
Cowboy/Solider – Greg Bruce
Cowboy/Soldier – Tom Firth
Indian Soloist – Frank Jaramillo

This year, the productions will be on April 21 and 22, April 28 and 29, and May 5 and 6 at the Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Rd., Hemet. Tickets are on sale now for the show. Call 951-658-3111 or go to Ramonabowl.com.

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