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UNDERGROUND

The immersive musical mashup

must close Sunday, July 30!

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A World premiere produced in partnership with

Blindspot Collective

"A fun creative, and innovative production."

ErinMarie Reiter, Broadway World


"Underground is a fun, fast paced, absorbing experience."

Kathy Carpenter, Splash Magazine


"Emotionally Truthful Jukebox Musical at Coronado Playhouse" 

David Dixon, San Diego Stories


"If I had to pick just one word for the experience it would be 'FUN'”.

Sandi Mason, San Diego Jewish Journal


The best things to do this weekend in San Diego

San Diego Union-Tribune


"It’s funny and gritty, and it’s totally immersive."

Christine Van Tuyl, Coronado Times

Press photos by Ken Jacques

Directed & Choreographed by Amy Cordileone

Musical Direction by Michael Tyree

Conceived by Amy Cordileone, Donnie Tuel & Rachel Tuggle Whorton

Music & Lyrics by Ben Folds

Book by Blake McCarty

Musical Arrangements by Rachel Tuggle Whorton

Additional Arrangements & Orchestrations by Michael Tyree

Additional Material by Amy Cordileone

Coronado Playhouse and Blindspot Collective are proud to present Underground, a groundbreaking new musical inspired by the discography of legendary singer-songwriter Ben Folds. This immersive co-production will fully transform the theater and transport audiences to a dynamic dive bar for a joyful exploration of community, empathy, and resilience.


Originally conceived by Amy Cordileone, Donnie Tuel, and Rachel Tuggle Whorton, the show was previously workshopped in San Diego and New York City before being expanded for its world premiere. With a new book by Blindspot Collective co-founder Blake McCarty, audiences can expect an exhilarating blend of compelling storytelling and iconic songs as Underground unfolds around them. With each note and every lyric, Ben Folds’ remarkable music becomes a vessel for connection, healing, and self-discovery.

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2024 Season Announcement


Can you believe we are talking about 2024 season already? Our new season announcement is happening next week! Coronado Playhouse members are getting a sneak peek tomorrow!


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Ticketing Information:

  • All ticket purchases are final, non-returnable and non-refundable.
  • If you are unable to attend a performance, please call the Playhouse Box Office to let us know as soon as possible. When possible, we will reschedule your tickets for another date of the same production. We ask that you contact our Box Office at least 24 hour prior to show time to make arrangements, and all exchanges are subject to availability.
  • We appreciate every effort pick up your tickets in person at the Box Office no later than 15 minutes before curtain.
  • ALL tickets are held at Will-Call and available 30 Minutes prior to showtime.


For questions call the Box Office at 619-435-4856.

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