Underground

Created by Amy Cordileone, Donnie Tuel, and Rachel Tuggle Whorton
Orchestrations by Rachel Tuggle Whorton

A co-production with Blindspot Collective

World Premiere

A Ben Folds Mixtape Musical

July 7 – July 23, 2023
Thurs-Sat @ 8pm, Sat-Sun Matinee @ 2pm

Directed by Amy Cordileone

As of July 2022


CORONADO PLAYHOUSE COVID-19 POLICY FOR PATRONS

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 boxoffice@coronadoplayhouse.com

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!

Underground is the most distinct pivot in a season of stylized comedies. This immersive, world premiere musical is based entirely on the discography of Ben Folds – blending flashbacks, dance, and complex harmonies to illuminate the histories and inner lives of the regulars down at your local pub. Audiences will enter Coronado Playhouse and be transported to their favorite dive bar, where former bandmates will reunite, exes will collide, and secrets will be revealed as patrons get a glimpse of the hope and heartbreak concealed in plain sight within the strangers next to us. Part theatre, part concert, and part drinking game, this modern parable is a celebration of community and resilience as we “learn to live with what we are.”

Blindspot Collective develops transformative theatre that amplifies marginalized voices, illuminates untold stories, bridges disparate experiences, and energizes vulnerable communities. They produce radically inclusive programming at the intersection of advocacy, education, and entertainment that cultivates and celebrates new work, emerging artists, diverse audiences, and fresh ideas.

This production continues the company’s history of groundbreaking site-specific and immersive performances like Hall Pass and Black Séance, which were presented in partnership with La Jolla Playhouse.

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