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

Produced in Partnership with Blindspot Collective

World Premiere

An immersive musical mashup


July 7 – July 23, 2023 JULY 30!
Thurs-Sat @ 8pm, Sat-Sun Matinee @ 2pm

Directed by Amy Cordileone

Important Seating Map Notice for This Show:

Underground Seating Chart

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Due to the immersive and environmental nature of this new musical, the tables will be in a unique configuration that is not represented on our typical seating map. However, every seat in the space will have close proximity to the performers.

Red=actor table (no audience seating)
Yellow=high tops

As of July 2022


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!

MATURE LANGUAGE: This world premiere musical includes some mature and colorful language, much like Ben Folds’ lyrics and the real world.

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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