CODA makes a song and dance about Sondheim

Tickets for Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association’s autumn show – Side by Side by Sondheim, which is being staged at the Charles Cryer studio theatre this week – are now on sale.

Anyone who saw CODA‘s recent West Side Story – the Inside Croydon review is herewon’t want to miss this outstanding musical revue, with CODA performing at the Carshalton venue for the first time.

Opening on Wednesday night (October 31) and running until Saturday, November 3, CODA’s latest production features the songs of Broadway and film composer Stephen Sondheim.

The title comes from the song “Side by Side by Side” from Company and showcases many Sondheim favourites such as “Comedy Tonight”, “Love Is in the Air”, “You Could Drive a Person Crazy” and many more.

Tickets are on sale now online at or by calling their box office on 020 8770 6990.

CODA was formed in 1943 and will be celebrating its 70th anniversary of bringing music and drama to Croydon in 2013 with a year of musicals, plays and cabarets. For more details on shows or how to join the company, go to

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