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Coronado Performing Arts Center

314 North Main Street, Rockford, IL, USA
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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.
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Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
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Musical Revival Comedy
Jersey Boys
Apr 21, 2018 - Apr 21, 2018
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Musical Original
The Illusionists
Oct 20, 2015 - Oct 20, 2015
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Special Original Magic
Million Dollar Quartet
Mar 24, 2014 - Mar 24, 2014
Musical Original
Hello, Dolly!
Oct 29, 2013 - Oct 29, 2013
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Man of La Mancha
Mar 07, 2001 - Mar 07, 2001
Music by Mitch Leigh; Book by Dale Wasserman; Lyrics by Joe Darion
Musical Revival Drama
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Music of the Night
Oct 29, 1996 - Oct 31, 1996
Musical Original
Cats - Fourth National
Sep 10, 1996 - Sep 13, 1996
Musical Original
Jesus Christ Superstar
Feb 19, 1995 - Feb 19, 1995
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
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Musical Original
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Aug 27, 1987 - Aug 28, 1987
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Original Comedy
42nd Street
Jan 22, 1986 - Jan 23, 1986
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Musical Original Comedy
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Oct 19, 1981 - Oct 20, 1981
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Book by Neil Simon; Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Musical Original Comedy Romantic Comedy