Announcing the 2023 – 2024 Broadway in Rockford Season
Coronado Performing Arts Center
Season Tickets On Sale Monday, July 10, 2023
Rockford, IL (July 10, 2023) – The Coronado Performing Arts Center and Nederlander National Markets are thrilled to announce the 2023-2024 Broadway in Rockford season, presented by Savant Wealth Management. This three-show season features the Rockford premiere of the seven-time TonyÒ Award-nominated musical, COME FROM AWAY. The season also features the 50th anniversary of the seminal rock opera, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and the classic rom-com-turned-stage musical, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL. In addition, you can add the holiday spectacular only Cirque du Soliel could imagine, CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE, to your season.
Sales for new and renewing subscriptions have begun today, Monday, July 10, 2023. Individual tickets for each show will go on sale at a later date. Please visit coronadopac.org/broadway for details or sign up for the Coronado’s newsletter to be the first to know!
Broadway in Rockford 2023-2024 Season
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Thurs., Nov. 2, 2023 | 7:30 PM
CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE* (season add-on)
Thurs., Dec. 21, 2023 | 7:30 PM
COME FROM AWAY
Tues., Feb. 6, 2024 | 8:00 PM
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL
Fri., Apr. 12, 2024 | 8:00 PM
The only way to guarantee seats to this incredible lineup is to subscribe to become a season ticket holder, starting as low as $120 for the 3-show package. To subscribe, call the Subscriber Hotline at 815-968-5222, Monday – Friday, 10 am – 2pm, stop by the Coronado Performing Arts Center Box Office (same hours as subscriber hotline), or visit coronadopac.org/broadway.
Enjoy the many exclusive benefits of being a subscriber including the best seats at the best prices, a guarantee of the same great seats to each season shows, the option to renew those seats from year to year, and first options on upgrading seats. Subscribers also receive additional special ticket offers and the chance to purchase tickets to add-on shows before the general public. Subscription tickets are mailed to each subscriber prior to the performance to avoid box office lines and lost ticket insurance is included at no additional charge.
DETAILED SHOW INFORMATION
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR | November 2, 2023
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, a mesmerizing new production of the iconic musical phenomenon returns to the stage. Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and cutting-edge choreographer Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom), this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades. Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring. With lyrics and music by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar’.
CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE | December 21, 2023* (season add-on)
CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE dazzles with a brilliant and whimsical family holiday spectacular. This annual tradition wraps a Broadway-style production around an infusion of contemporary circus arts. As lights dim and the music swells, audiences will have visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads as a fantastic cast of holiday storybook characters come to life on stage. With an original musical score, twists on holiday classics sung live, and with new sets, scenery, and storylines, this ultimate holiday gift for the entire family is sure to put a twinkle in your eye!
COME FROM AWAY | February 6, 2024
On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all. This stirring and inspiring musical takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of the small town in Newfoundland that opened their homes to 7,000 stranded travelers on 9/11. During that fateful week, cultures clashed, and nerves ran high—but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Celebrate the best of humankind and the best in all of us at COME FROM AWAY.
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL | April 12, 2024
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, based on one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time, springs to life with a powerhouse creative team led by two-time Tony Award®-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J. F. Lawton. PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will lift your spirits and light up your heart. Are you ready to fall in love all over again?
ABOUT NEDERLANDER NATIONAL MARKETS:
Nederlander National Markets, a Nederlander Presentation based in Chicago, is one of the largest presenters of Broadway series and engagements across North America. Currently, they oversee subscription seasons in more than 20 cities throughout the country.
Nederlander continues the tradition of operating historic theatres, producing and presenting the best in theatrical and concert events, and innovating new ways to engage future generations of theatergoers.
ABOUT THE CORONADO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER:
The Coronado Performing Arts Center is a historic landmark and event venue in downtown Rockford, Illinois, the largest city in Illinois outside of the Chicago metropolitan area. First opened in 1927, and restored and expanded in 2001, the “atmospheric-style” theater seats 2,309 and is host to various musical and performance groups, concert tours and traveling shows each year. It is owned by the City of Rockford, overseen by the Rockford Area Venues and Entertainment Authority, and managed by ASM Global. For more information, visit coronadopac.org.
ABOUT VENUE PARKING:
Parking fees are determined by the city of Rockford in conjunction with ABM Parking & Transportation Services. There is a parking garage directly across from the BMO Center, surface lots within walking distance, and limited free street parking on a first-come first-serve basis. Although pre-pay parking does not guarantee a reserved spot, patrons have a three-hour window before a show to arrive early and claim their spot. Click here to pre-pay for parking and for additional details.
ABOUT ASM GLOBAL:
ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management—delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. For more information, please visit asmglobal.com.