2017-2018 Season

What’s in store for you next season?
Unforgettable Characters and Extraordinary Stories!

SEASON TICKETS ON SALE JUNE 9

Into the Woods, Jr.

AN ACADEMY OF CREATIVE THEATRE SUMMER MUSICAL
July 21 – August 6, 2017
Adapted for young performers
Book by James Lapine
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Shelagh Garren

“Into the woods, each time you go, There’s more to learn of what you know. “ – Stephen Sondheim


The All Night Strut!

SEASON SUBSCRIPTION SHOW
August 25 – September 17, 2017
Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Fran Charnas
Directed and Choreographed by Michael Jenkinson

A two-act musical celebration of the 1930s and ’40s, filled with jazz, blues, bebop and American songbook standards. Featuring a live band and four multi-talented performers, this classy, sassy  musical will kick off our 71st Season in style!


Rabbit Hole

SEASON SUBSCRIPTION SHOW
October 6-22, 2017
By David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Ron Clark

Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize

“David Lindsay-Abaire has crafted a drama that’s not just a departure but a revelation—an in-tensely emotional examination of grief, laced with wit, insightfulness, compassion and searing honesty.” – Variety


Rounding Third

SEASON SUBSCRIPTION SHOW
November 3-19, 2017
By Richard Dresser
Directed by Lawrence Lesher

“Rounding Third introduces us to two coaches — one a veteran, the other a new recruit — and their markedly different personal circumstances and philosophies about the game. Their clash of styles and wills drives this funny, acerbic and touching play through the bumpy terrain of fatherhood and baseball.” – Variety


A Christmas Story

HOLIDAY SHOW
December 2-23, 2017
Based on the motion picture
Written by Philip Grecian
Based upon the book by Jean Shepherd
Directed by Kevin Harris

A NEW holiday tradition for Central Coast families! Join Ralphie Parker on his quest for a genuine Red Ryder BB gun and enjoy a fun, festive holiday treat!


The Producers

GALA MUSICAL FUNDRAISER
February 16 – March 11, 2018
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Directed by Kevin Harris

Winner of 12 Tony Awards, The Producers skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender!”


Alfred Hitchcock’s
The 39 Steps

SEASON SUBSCRIPTION SHOW
March 30 – April 15, 2018
By Patrick Barlow and John Buchan
Directed by Jody Hovland

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre!


Lost in Yonkers

SEASON SUBSCRIPTION SHOW
May 4-20, 2018
by Neil Simon

Winner of the 1991 Pulitzer Prize and the 1991 Tony Award for Best Play

“One of Simon’s most impressive and funniest plays.” – NY Daily News


Annie

SEASON SUBSCRIPTION SHOW
June 8 – July 1, 2018
Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin

Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical

The perfect family-friendly musical ends our 71st Season with laughter and hope!


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Ubu’s Other Shoe Staged Readings

Taking Sides
AUGUST 11-12, 2017
by Ronald Harwood

“Harwood’s fierce moral debate is set in the American zone of occupied Berlin in 1946. The play acts as a powerful metaphor for the present and all those post-authoritarian societies busy ransacking their pasts.” —The Guardian

Circle Mirror Transformation
SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2017
by Annie Baker

“The kind of unheralded gem that sends people into the streets babbling and bright-eyed with the desire to spread the word. The play traces the lives of a handful of small-town Vermont residents who gather each week for an acting class taught at the local community center. By the play’s end we seem to see to the very bottom of these souls, and feel how the artificial intimacy of the acting class has shaped their lives in substantial ways.”—NY Times

New Jerusalem
FEBRUARY 2-3, 2018
by David Ives

“Theocracy versus universalist science, a Reformation-era prequel to the Scopes trial, Inherit the Wind with a chilling extra touch of proto-Nazism…Comic imagery renders the ideas tangible without coarsening them…we learn enough to sense both the urgent bigness of Ives’ subject and the power with which he’s captured it.” —Village Voice

The Other Place
MARCH 16-17, 2018
by Sharr White

“Sudden flares of uncontrolled feeling appear like lightning flashes from a sky that was clear just moments before…Gradually our faith in this seemingly most reliable of narrators is undermined by deftly disclosed pieces of information.” —NY Times

Life X 3
APRIL 20-21, 2018
by Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton

“Minimally, millennially chic…swift, sharply phrased, poised and awash with uncertainty.” —Observer
“[An] extraordinary play…The writing is brisk, brittle, funny and lethally accurate.” —Sunday Times

The How and the Why
MAY 25-26, 2018
by Sarah Treem

“A moving portrait of a woman meeting with equanimity an unexpected, often painful series of questions about the choices she made in the past.” —NY Times


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