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116 Star Starred
Coronado Playhouse
1835 Strand Way Coronado, CA 92118
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3.6 / 5 Rated by 25 members
Review from Mary Ann
4 events 4 reviews

Pianist was superb. Sondheim songs chosen were not popular ones. Overall, the production was boring. Sondheim's songs are very difficult to sing; there were pitch problems; younger female was the best of the four; narrator should not have sung...continued

reviewed Oct 26 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Hector Velez
109 events 1 review

Unfortunately this "musical" was very bad. Starting with the costumes, the lighting and ending with the set. The whole production reminded me of a very bad high school musical. It's a shame that such beautiful music by one of our best lyricists...continued

reviewed Oct 19 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Jackie Daw
118 events 70 reviews

We enjoyed the show - all the performers were excellent. The accompaniest also did a wonderful job.

reviewed Oct 21 2007 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“If you love Stephen Sondheim, you’ll love Coronado Playhouse’s production of Side By Side By Sondheim… Kirk Valles, Musical Director, deserves kudos for his work with this talented cast.” -SDTheatreScene
“The whole cast came together in a performance that words will not do justice.” -Coronado Eagle


This musical revue showcases some of Stephen Sondheim’s best early pieces and displays great music, great theater and a great lyricist/composer. It includes selections from well-known musicals such as Gypsy, West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and more.

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

With additional music by Leonard Bernstein, Mary Rodgers, Richard Rodgers and Jule Styne

Continuity by Ned Sherrin

Directed by Daniel Logan

Set in 1975, Side by Side by Sondheim is a revue, and as such, has no plot. The show was created thanks to original cast member David Kernan, who was playing Carl-Magnus in the original London production of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. He was contacted by Cleo Lane and her husband, John Dankworth, who wanted Kernan to put together a revue of some kind as a benefit for a theatre they owned in Wavendon. Kernan contacted director Ned Sherrin and suggested that they do a revue of Sondheim material. When they wrote to Sondheim for permission, Kernan received a telegram back, saying: “By all means try, but I can’t think of anything more boring except possibly the Book of Kells.” Fortunately, audiences did not agree. Side by Side by Sondheim has spread Sondheim’s genius from the sophisticated cities of London and New York to regional theatres around the world.

There are two dates where there will be a dinner before the show. The dinner is $25 and is NOT included in the ticket price. Dinner is at 6:30pm; the show starts at 8:00pm.

*October 19th (Opening Night) Dinner Menu


  • Baked Vegetable Lasagna with Mushrooms, Eggplant, Pine Nuts, Risotto, Mozzarella, Marinara Sauce

  • Italian Sausage

  • Spring Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Jicama, Gorgonzola, and Citrus Vinaigrette

  • Seasonal Vegetables

  • Artisan Breads

  • Gourmet Dessert

  • Champagne

*October 25th Dinner Menu


  • Choice of: Pecan-Crusted Chicken or Salmon with Mango Salsa

  • Baby Green Salad with Walnuts and Grapes

  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes

  • Seasonal Vegetables

  • Artisan Breads

  • Gourmet Dessert

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