The World Goes ‘Round

Music by John Kander. Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Conceived by Susan Stroman, David Thompson, Scott Ellis

Music makes the world go ‘round

September 3 – October 10, 2021
Thursday-Saturday @8pm, Sunday @2pm

Directed and Choreographed by Lauren Haughton Gillis
Music Direction by Richard Dueñez Morrison


Single Tickets Now Available


All patrons must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or must produce a negative PCR test result, taken within 72 hours of the performance, in order to attend.


All patrons must wear a mask (covering mouth and nose) to enter the theatre and may remove their masks only while eating or drinking.

As of August 2021: Due to continued COVID concerns, and with the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers and patrons in mind, all patrons must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or must produce a negative PCR test result, taken with 72 hours of the performance, in order to attend the show. This must be shown to the box office in order to pick up your tickets. A photo or screenshot of your vaccination card or test result will suffice. There will be no exceptions.  Please be prepared by informing all guests in your party prior to coming to the theatre.

Furthermore, until further notice, all patrons must wear a mask (covering mouth and nose) to enter the theatre and may only remove their masks while eating or drinking. Masks will be available for any patron who does not bring their own.

We are doing our part. All CPH staff, volunteers, cast, crew and musicians are fully vaccinated. All staff, ushers and crew will wear masks.

We hope you understand that it is vital that we do our best to prevent any transmission of COVID-19. After 18 long months, we are so excited to finally be able to welcome back our audiences for live performances. It would be devastating if we would have to shut down again.

Thank you so much for your support of, and participation in our efforts to keep Coronado Playhouse a safe space for all.

The World Goes ‘Round is a brilliant revue of the songbook from the multi-Tony award-winning team of John Kander and Fred Ebb. The original production of this stunningly constructed retrospective of the prolific musical theatre collaborators won three Drama Desk Awards. It was conceived by director Scott Ellis, choreographer Susan Stroman, and librettist David Thompson, who collaborated on such Kander and Ebb shows as Steel Pier and the 1996 revival of Chicago.

Filled with humor, romance, drama and nonstop melody, this theatre favorite is a thrilling celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going. The show opens with “And the World Goes ‘Round” with the message that no matter what good or bad things happen in life, the world, and life, goes on.

Five singer/dancers find themselves careening through the world of love, babies, coffee, and everything in between. From Cabaret to Chicago, the nonstop hit-parade features unforgettable gems, including “Mr. Cellophane,” “Maybe This Time,” “Cabaret” and “New York, New York,” seamlessly interwoven into a passionate, harmonious, up-tempo evening of musical theatre.

The World Goes ‘Round is a thrilling eclectic collection of love songs, torch songs, and acerbically witty comic numbers. The musical arrangements and witty libretto will undoubtedly enthrall audiences and send them home humming a tune or two.

The program is available here

“…an unexpected delight…”
Frank Rich, New York Times

“Ebb’s lyrics are crisp, often funny — and to the point, slick yet emotionally deep…Kander’s music is lively, lush and exceedingly catchy.”
Los Angeles Times

Cast Bios

Alyssa Anne Austin

Allison Demers

Johnny Hayes

Janet Hwu

Shaun Lim

Cat Rojo – swing

Production Bios

Lauren Haughton (director/choreographer)

Richard Morrison (music director)

Press images by Ken Jacques.

Tickets Pricing:

Single Tickets: Thursday $24, Friday $27, Saturday $30, Sunday $27

$3 Student/Active Military/Senior (62+) discounts are gladly given with valid ID

Group discounts available for parties of 8 or more. (Pricing will automatically adjust when 8 or more Adult Tickets are purchased together. Group rates only apply to adult ticket pricing).

For questions, call the Box Office (619) 435-4856 or email


Friday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate open nights at Coronado Playhouse!

You’re a loyal supporter of The Community’s Theatre and we want to show our appreciation. Playhouse members are invited to a hosted Happy Hour at CPH for drinks and appetizers before every opening night of each new main-stage production. Mingle with fellow theatre lovers and enjoy the ambience and excitement of opening night.

Not a member? Not a problem! Membership starts at just $50 and can be purchased in advance or at the event.

Community Theatre is made by, with and for the community in which it is performed. Coronado Playhouse is committed to pursuing community theatre in the truest sense of the words by giving back to the people of San Diego County and Coronado and using our public platform to help those in need.

ACT San Diego LogoFor this show, we are spotlighting the ACT San Diego Scholarship Program. The ACT San Diego (Association of Community Theatre, San Diego) Scholarship Program was established in 1975 by ACT San Diego to promote and encourage higher education in the field of theatre arts. The Scholarship is awarded yearly to high school seniors and college students majoring in any of the theatre arts.

The award requires the candidate to submit an essay and transcript with the application. Scholarship selection is based on a number of criteria, including academic record, scholarship essay, potential to succeed, leadership and participation in community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals and an outside appraisal. At least $300 and no more than $1000 will be awarded to deserving students.

We encourage you to help us support our local ACT San Diego Scholarship Program and our local students studying the arts. Find out about the Scholarship Program here.

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