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Coronado Performing Arts Center

314 North Main Street, Rockford, IL, USA
Seats (approximate): 2315

The Coronado opened on October 9, 1927 as an atmospheric style theatre and movie palace - complete with Spanish castles, Italian villas, oriental dragons, starlit skies and a Grande Barton Pipe Organ. Countless show business legends, including the Marx Brothers, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Bob Hope, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Gypsy Rose Lee have performed on the Coronado stage. The Coronado was the romantic setting for countless movie-going couples on their first date, and a Saturday outing for kids watching cartoons and movies through 1984. Over the years, the theatre has also played host to high school graduations, political rallies and community events. After decades of use, the grand dame Coronado received a much needed facelift between 1999 and 2001, with the community-wide support of the city of Rockford, individuals and corporations. Spear-headed by the Friends of the Coronado, a non-profit organization formed in 1997, the theatre was reborn in January, 2001 in its original grand style as a state-of-the-art performance and entertainment facility after an $18.5 million restoration. Jam Theatricals proudly presents the Broadway at the Coronado season.


Productions Production Dates
The Illusionists
Special, Original, Magic
Music by Evan Jolly
Oct 20, 2015 - Oct 20, 2015
Million Dollar Quartet
Musical, Original
Mar 24, 2014 - Mar 24, 2014
Hello, Dolly!
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Oct 29, 2013 - Oct 29, 2013
Mamma Mia! - Second National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jul 21, 2009 - Jul 23, 2009
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Dec 10, 2001 - Dec 16, 2001
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Sep 10, 1996 - Sep 13, 1996
Jesus Christ Superstar
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Feb 19, 1995 - Feb 19, 1995
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Oct 06, 1987 - Oct 08, 1987