San Diego County's BIGGEST little theater!
Meet the Staff
By the end of 2019 we staged 21 events and productions and we did it with a handful of staff. How? Over the years we have learned the importance of streamlining and consolidation. We've been able to keep our shows high quality and affordable by doing one simple thing: We hire talented people who are multi-taskers. Below you will meet those people along with the owners and theater managers.
Randall Hickman and Douglas Davis Owners of
Vista’s Broadway Theater; Premiere for Kids, Premiere Productions and Broadway Theater West
Randall and Doug have been San Diego residents for 31 years and have starred on most of the county’s stages including the Lawrence Welk Resort and Moonlight Amphitheatre. Their acting awards and nominations include, Dramalogue, Patte, Aubrey, San Diego Critics, Stage Scene L.A., C.A.S.T. and Robbi awards. In 2012 the duo was nominated for the prestigious San Diego Critics Award for their performances in Moonlight Amphitheater’s 2011 production of HAIRSPRAY with Randall winning the award for Best Featured Actor in a musical. Randall was nominated again in 2014 for 'Director of a Musical' - SPAMALOT at the Welk Resort Theater and won the prestigious acting award again in 2012 for his portrayal of Ursula, the Sea Witch in Moonlight Stage Productions presentation of Disney's, THE LITTLE MERMAID.
In 1992 the duo created their youth company, PREMIERE FOR KIDS and in 1993 they added the adult company; PREMIERE PRODUCTIONS. Twenty-seven years later they are thrilled to see so many of their former students performing all over the world, and being featured regularly in TV and film roles.
With two successful companies up and running, Hickman and Davis decided it was time to have a ‘home base’ that their adult and youth companies could call home. So, in June of 2004, the duo opened THE BROADWAY THEATER on East Broadway in downtown Vista. They also have a youth company in San Marcos - Broadway Theater West - that stages 5 shows a year in the beautiful San Marcos Community Center. In the 16 years the BROADWAY THEATER has been in operation, critics have embraced the stages with awards and accolades, including the KGTV CHANNEL 10 A-LIST AWARD for BEST THEATER IN SAN DIEGO for 2007, 2008, and 2012. While awards are nice, it’s the support of the theater-going-public that the duo owe their biggest thanks. At a time when theaters are closing all over the country THE BROADWAY is still going strong!
Tommy Eyler - Youth Theater Manager
Tommy likes to consider himself 'late to the party, but the life of it', starting children's theater on his 17th Birthday and then nearly obsessively learning what he could about the trade. In two years, he appeared in 17 plays, including The Cowardly Lion in ‘The Wizard of Oz’; Captain Hook in Premiere's adaptation of ‘Peter Pan’, and Chef Louis in Disney's ‘The Little Mermaid’ on the Moonlight stage. His largest accomplishment to date is writing, directing, acting in, and being light & sound board operator for his own play, ‘The Adventures of Pecos Bill’, at the Off Broadway Theater in May 2013.