Broadway: Once ::

Broadway: Once Date: Wednesday November 06, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

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Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights… but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.

Pre-sale: Friday, September 20, 2019 10AM
On-sale: Friday, September 28, 2019 10AM

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Broadway: ThePianoGuys ::

Broadway: ThePianoGuys Date: Friday November 15, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

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Since their serendipitous start in a Southern Utah piano shop, THE PIANO GUYS have proven to be a powerhouse group without limits. Arriving as a musical phenomenon seemingly overnight, the quartet of Jon Schmidt (pianist, songwriter), Steven Sharp Nelson (cellist, songwriter), Paul Anderson (producer, videographer), and Al van der Beek (music producer, songwriter) have delivered bold compositions that transcend boundaries of style and genre, a boundlessness that has since translated into a massively-successful career. With their 2018 release, The Piano Guys took their next step forward in an already impressive career that has proven to be nothing short of Limitless. And now Steven and Jon are gearing up to hit the road with their fantastic music and great humor.
 
"Who would have ever thought four middle-aged dads from Utah filming classically influenced music in nature could ever succeed at the outset?" asks member Steven Sharp Nelson. "That is why the name Limitless works so well. Our favorite thing is to find a way to be on the fringes of possibility. We like to combine things you would never expect to find together-but are close enough to make sense. It has been our mindset from the beginning."
 
Since formally introducing themselves in 2011, The Piano Guys have released five studio albums, two Christmas releases and a fan-favorite live album, earning six No. 1 debuts on Billboard's Top Classical Albums chart and garnering an impressive 2 billion-plus global streams, over 1.6 billion YouTube views, and averaging nearly 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone. They have sold out concerts in almost every corner of the world and attracted a diehard audience of millions. The Piano Guys have appeared in The New York Times, Fast Company, Buzzfeed, Mashable, People, been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and performed on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America and The Tonight Show.
 
In late 2017, they hunkered down at their own TPG Studios in Utah and commenced work on what would become Limitless. A sublime, soaring, and sweeping cover of Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" teased out the forthcoming project, generating over 8 million Spotify streams and nearly 20 million YouTube views. Moreover, the crossover of The Chainsmokers' "Something Just Like This" (feat. Coldplay) and Franz Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2" further illustrated their signature penchant for masterful mash-ups.
 
Throughout the process, the music would live up to the name Limitless as they once again leapt past boundaries. "Often, highlights of a symphonic masterwork thrown into a piece of pop music or film score give people an invitation or a gateway to enjoy classical music," Steven elaborates. "We like to tantalize their taste buds. If you consider pop music the sugar, we are putting greens into it and making a smoothie."
 
That is exactly what they do on the "Swan Lake/In My Blood" mash-up. The musicians find a common ground between a recognizable movement of the Tchaikovsky ballet Swan Lake- a first for the band-and "In My Blood" by Shawn Mendes. The results merges the composer's heightened drama and a transfixing pop melody carried by emotive strings and lush piano. "We had yet to employ the work of Tchaikovsky into one of our arrangements," continues the cellist. "We also had not used much material from a ballet yet. It was fun to reach beyond those traditional limits of genre and composers. When we heard 'In My Blood,' we loved the message. Every time Shawn feels like giving up, he sings, 'It isn't in my blood to give up.' That is very much the story of Swan Lake too. The stories attached to each other fluidly."
 
The four-piece charted new territory by reimagining two songs from Korean pop juggernaut BTS. For "DNA," Steven simultaneously plays cello and speaks through a talk box in Korean, while Al serves up raps in the language. Meanwhile, they channel sentimentality through powerful piano chords in the evocative "Epiphany." "The bonus is Al and I both spend time living in Korea, serving as missionaries at different times and in different places," he goes on. "We learned the language and immersed ourselves in the culture. It is very special to be able to take a K-Pop song and turn it into orchestral masterpiece."
 
The album closes with an original from the group, "Miracles," in which the four-piece teams with the Chinese Philharmonic Orchestra to bring their story of hope to the forefront. "We love throwing in new textures, so it has got electric cello" he adds. "Thematically, it is the moment where someone remembers the miracles they have experienced in their lives. That is our story. As children, we feel completely free. We have not had the limits of the world projected on us yet in youth. We have not been oppressed by the limits we place on ourselves about failure either. The whole album is a reminder that this innocence still exists within us, and we can do anything."
 
In the end, Limitless shares an important message. "We hope this feeling of Limitless-ness transfers," he leaves off. "As a mission of The Piano Guys, we hope we can be spokesmen of hope and faith. We want to make listeners feel like they can get up and conquer the world. We hope you become excited about what you can do!"

 

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Broadway: Jersey Boys ::

Broadway: Jersey Boys Date: Saturday November 23, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

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“TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30!  JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” “THE CROWD GOES WILD!” cheers The New York Times. The JERSEY BOYS creative team comprises two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

 *JERSEY BOYS contains authentic, “profane Jersey language” and is recommended for ages 12+.

Pre-sale: Friday, October 4, 2019 10AM

On-sale: Friday, October 11, 2019 10AM

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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer ::

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Date: Thursday December 12, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

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The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius  and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL.  It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.  Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

Pre-sale: Friday, October 25, 2019 10AM
On-sale: Friday, November 1, 2019 10AM

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Broadway: The Color Purple ::

Broadway: The Color Purple Date: Sunday January 19, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

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THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival!  Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times).

Pre-sale: Friday, November 29, 2019 10AM
On-sale: Friday, December 6, 2019 10AM 

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Broadway: Waitress ::

Broadway: Waitress Date: Monday March 16, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “​The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying run-in with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking, all-female creative team, this Tony Award®​ ​-nominated hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy®​ ​nominee Sara Bareilles (“Love Song,” “Brave”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (​I Am Sam​) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (​Pippin​, ​Finding Neverland​).

Pre-sale: Friday, January 24, 2020 10AM
On-sale: Friday, January 31, 2020 10AM

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Broadway: Blue Man Group ::

Broadway: Blue Man Group Date: Tuesday April 14, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

Experience the Phenomenon. BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” E! Entertainment News exclaims, “BLUE MAN GROUP is what every live performance aspires to be.” The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!”

Pre-sale: Friday, February 21, 2020 10AM

On-sale: Friday, February 28, 2020 10AM

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Broadway: Blue Man Group ::

Broadway: Blue Man Group Date: Wednesday April 15, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

Experience the Phenomenon. BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” E! Entertainment News exclaims, “BLUE MAN GROUP is what every live performance aspires to be.” The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!”

Pre-sale: Friday, February 21, 2020 10AM

On-sale: Friday, February 28, 2020 10AM

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