Broadway at the Coronado offers Rockford premiere of The Producers

Hairspray opens 2006-07 season with Wednesday, Sept. 27 performance

Shows and dates for the ’06-’07 Broadway at the Coronado season have been announced, and include the Rockford premiere of The Producers, the hilarious Mel Brooks musical and the winner of the most Tony Awards in history.

The ’06-’07 Broadway at the Coronado season also includes Hairspray, the big fat, musical comedy phenomenon that’s the winner of eight 2003 Tony Awards, including Best Musical; the return of Broadway’s family classic Cats, the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s timeless melodies, including the hit song, “Memory;” I Can’t Stop Loving You, the smash hit celebrating of the genius of Ray Charles; Jesus Christ Superstar, the timeless, biblical epic from Andrew Lloyd Webber starring Ted Neeley; Man of La Mancha, the Tony Award-winning musical based on the book Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes; and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the most colorful show ever to hit Broadway.

Subscription renewals are available. New subscriber orders will be processed in the order they are received after all current subscribers’ renewal requests have been processed. All seats are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Only subscription sales are currently available. Tickets for individual shows will go on sale as each performance date approaches.

The ’06-’07 Broadway at the Coronado subscriber benefits include the guaranteed same great seats to all season shows, as well as the first chance to renew the same great seats from year to year. Subscribers also receive discounted tickets, the exclusive opportunity to purchase additional tickets at a 10 percent discount, and the first chance to purchase tickets to new shows added to the season. Subscribers’ tickets are sent directly to them by mail to avoid waiting in lines, and they also receive lost ticket insurance, absolutely free.

For information about subscription renewals or becoming a new subscriber of the ’06-’07 Broadway at the Coronado season, call the Subscription Hotline at 968-5222 or visit the Centre Events Box Office.

Offered this year is a five-show Classic Series that includes Hairspray, I Can’t Stop Loving You, Jesus Christ Superstar, Man of La Mancha and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

A six-show Premiere Series is also offered, and it includes the Classic Series plus The Producers.

Prices range from $145 to $299, depending on series and seating choices. Cats can be added to any series package for an additional charge.

For information about subscription renewals or becoming a new subscriber of the ’06-’07 Broadway at the Coronado season, call the Subscription Hotline at 968-5222 or visit the Centre Events Box Office.

Show dates and times

Hairspray, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27

Cats, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 12

I Can’t Stop Loving You, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29

Jesus Christ Superstar, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007

The Producers, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007

Man of La Mancha, 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 7 p.m., Monday, April 30, 2007

From the Sept. 6-12, 2006, issue

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