2016 Season

Coronado Playhouse announces our 2016 season, celebrating our 70th year! In addition our six main productions, we continue cabarets and special events, and newly added concert series and tasting. You won’t want to miss any of it.



January 29 – March 6, 2016

Thursday, Friday, Saturday @8pm
Sunday @2pm

Book by Peter Stone

Based on the Screenplay
Some Like It Hot
by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond
Based on a Story by Robert Thoeren
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Bob Merrill

Directed by Rayme Sciaroni
Musical Direction by Benjamin Goniea

Tequila Tasting Mixer – Thur. 2/4;  Valentine’s Happy Hour – Sat. 2/13

In this zany musical adventure, two unemployed musicians witness a Chicago gang rub-out in 1931. Forced to disguise themselves as women, they join an all-female band about to leave town for an engagement in Miami Beach. You will love these memorable characters that made the movie so popular.


April 1 – May 8, 2016

Thursday, Friday, Saturday @8pm
Sunday @2pm

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by High Wheeler
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Suggested by a Film by Ingmar Bergman

Directed by Jennie Gray Connard
Musical Direction: Kirk Valles

Wine Tasting Mixer – Thur. 4/7

This hilarious and heartbreaking story of regret and desire centers around an actress and the men who loved her. The men, and their jealous wives, agree to join the actress and her family for a weekend in the country. With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.

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May 27 – June 26, 2016

Thursday, Friday, Saturday @8pm
Sunday @2pm

Written by Del Shores

Directed by Mary L. Smith

In this cult classic, a colorful family from a small Texas town must come to grips with the accidental death of the elderly family matriarch during a clandestine meeting in a seedy motel. The woman’s family must deal with their own demons while preparing for what could be an embarrassing funeral.


July 15-August 7, 2016
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @8pm
Sunday @2pm

20th Annual Free Classic Series

Made possible by a grant from the City of Coronado

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Tom Haine

Hamlet, prince of Denmark, is haunted by the death of his father and the hasty remarriage of his mother to his murderous uncle. He wreaks madness, murder, love and hate in this powerful and influential tragedy. Shakespeare’s timeless classic sears to life in a contemporary setting.

During the run of Hamlet, please help us meet our yearly growing budget requirements during our annual membership and fund-raising drive.



September 2 – October 9, 2016
Thursday & Friday @7pm
Sunday @2pm
Saturday @ 2pm & 7pm

*Dates vary. See calendar for details.

Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Co-Conceived by Eric Idle
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

Directed by Desha Crownover
Musical Direction by Michael Anthony
Choreography by Erin Petersen

All your favorite Dr. Seuss characters are lovingly brought to life, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and more. The powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged, in this colorful romp, and emerge triumphant.



November 4 – December 11, 2016
Thursday*, Friday, Saturday @8pm
Sunday @2pm

(*No performance Thanksgiving, November 24)

Conceived & Originally Directed & Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Co Choreographed by Bob Avian

Directed by Thomas Fitzpatrick
Musical Direction by Kirk Valles
Original Choreography re-staged by Jennie Gray Connard

This award-winning classic is a stunning musical-vérité about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical. It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in the show, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration.

NOTE: Contains adult content.