The immersive musical mashup opens Friday!

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A World premiere produced in partnership with Blindspot Collective

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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The Aubrey Nominations Announced

Congratulations to Our 57th Annual Aubrey Nominees!

Congratulations to all the ACT San Diego nominees for the 57th Annual Aubrey Awards, including our talented Coronado Playhouse nominees.

Celebrate with us at The Dana on Mission Bay,

on Sunday, July 30!

Link for Aubrey tickets here

Light Design

-Mashun Tucker - Ripcord

-Jared Jacobs - Hands on a Hardbody

Sound Design

-Brandon Boomizad- Company


-Patrick Mayuyu - Hands on a Hardbody

-Erica Kahn - Big Fish

-Chelsea Zeffiro - Company 

Music Direction

-Michael Tyree - Company

-Jerrica Ignacio - Hands on a Hardbody

-Robert Johnson- Big Fish

Supporting Ensemble

-Big Fish - Kailey Agpaoa, Will Corkery, Mykaila Itsvani, Kevin Kubo, Linda Lucia, Alan Ramos, Yasmin Ruiz, Kaitlyn Summers

Major Support in a Comedy

-David Dartt - Ripcord

-Isai Luna - Ripcord

-Les Smith - Ripcord

Lead in a Comedy

-Ellen Lawson - Ripcord

-Dori Salois - Ripcord

Director of a Comedy

-Kira Blaskovitch - Ripcord

Production of a Comedy

-Jacob Sampson - Ripcord

Minor Support in a Musical

-Will Corkery - Big Fish

-Kaitlyn Summers - Big Fish

-Noelle Caliguri - Company

-Hayden St. Clair - Company

-Kevin Phan - Company

-Jeffrey Mark Pierce - Company

-Richard Dueñez Morrison - Company

-Paul Morgavo - Company

Major Support in a Musical

-Brittany Adriana Carrillo - Company 

-Desha Crownover - Company

-Dacara Seward - Company

-Lyric Boothe - Big Fish

Lead in a Musical

-Amanda Blair - Big Fish

-Vivian V. Schmitz - Hands on a Hardbody

-Emerson Mcmurty - Hands on a Hardbody

Director of a Musical

-Teri Brown - Hands on a Hardbody

-Blake McCarty - Company

-Hunter Brown - Big Fish

Production of a Musical

-Desha Crownover and Blake McCarty - Company


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Health and Safety Update:

In alignment with the State of California, which has removed mask and vaccine requirements for indoor events, Coronado Playhouse will not require patrons to provide proof of vaccination or to wear masks while attending shows or events. However, we strongly recommend mask-wearing while at the Playhouse.

If you are feeling sick or are exhibiting any COVID-19-like symptoms, or if you have been exposed to COVID-19, we recommend you stay home and contact our box office to reschedule your tickets. They can be reached at (619) 435-4856 or

This policy is subject to change if new public health guidance is received from federal, state, or local authorities.

Thank you again for supporting Coronado Playhouse!

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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