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Event Series Event Series: James Bond: The Musical

Writer and performer Tom Steward takes the audience on a whistle-stop tour of all 25 Bond films from Connery to Craig in and around live musical performances of James Bond-related music.

An evening of comedy and music in tribute to the James Bond films and their themes. Writer-performer Tom Steward parodies each and every Bond film in a new version of his solo show featuring performances by local musicians and musical theatre performers of rejected Bond themes, alternatives to the classic film scores, and some of the more bizarre soundtracks. Also featuring lip-sync, mime and interpretive dance, the show will close with the debut performance of an original theme composed for the as-yet unreleased 25th official Bond film, No Time to Die.

The show is based on Lonesome Whistle ProductionsOne-ManBond which debuted in July 2018 during The San Diego International Fringe Festival at The Geoffrey Off Broadway. Condensing all the Bond films into 60 minutes of stage time, this fast-paced solo show written, performed and directed by Tom Steward took audiences on a whistle-stop tour through all the Bonds from Connery to Craig featuring comic parodies, actor impersonations, and lines of dialogue from the films. In early 2019, the show was revived as part of the full-length productions of Bond on Third at Onstage Playhouse and Bond on Draper at La Jolla Riford Library with extensive new material including a multi-part staged reading of a James Bond TV serial.

Presented by Coronado Playhouse in association with Lonesome Whistle Productions.

Lonesome Whistle Productions, a company dedicated to developing innovative solo theatre, was conceived as a way of bringing Steward’s original one-person show One Man Bond  to The San Diego International Fringe Festival in 2018. Since then, the company has collaborated with three San Diego theatre companies (OnStage Playhouse, La Jolla Theatre Ensemble and, now, Coronado Playhouse) to present short runs of “Bond on… “, a theatrical celebration of all things James Bond. Going forward, Lonesome Whistle plans to collaborate with other emerging solo artists in San Diego to develop their ideas and help them get their work to the stage.

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