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Boom! Ubu’s Copenhagen hits the stage this weekend, plus more news that inquiring minds want to know!

Recently seen posted on Facebook:

“There’s nothing more exciting than a theatre buzzing with creativity. Tonight at SLO Little Theatre there were dancers in the lobby, singers on the patio, a reader’s theatre in the rehearsal room, auditions upstairs, and Music Man principals on the main stage. It’s energizing.”

Yep. It’s true. There’s nothing like being at the Little Theatre when it’s alive with activity… which is most of the time. You might call us the Little Theatre that could…or the theatre that never sleeps or… well, you get the idea.  So, if this blog post is just a tad long listing everything we’ve got coming up, I hope you’ll understand.
#7 out of 9 Ubu’s Other Shoe Staged Readings this season will hit the stage this Friday and Saturday for 3 shows only. Make sure you’re at one of them. COPENHAGEN is a Tony Award-winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art. Michael Frayn‘s engrossing drama is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb. Directed by John Battalino and featuring Michael Siebrass, Nathan Emmons and Debora Schwartz, this one’s gonna make you think. Tickets are only $10 and you can get them HERE. 

And right after Friday night’s performance of COPENHAGEN, stick around for NO SHAME APRIL! (in May.)  It’s live, it’s original, it’s FREE and it’s not your ordinary, run of the mill evening out. Doors open at 9:30 pm, submit your scripts or whatever you’ve got at 10 pm and the show starts at 10:30 pm. If you’ve never “No Shamed” it on a Friday night, I highly recommend giving it a try.
The Academy of Creative Theatre will be having auditions for a fabulous, kid-sized version of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE on May 5 & May 7. Auditions are open to young actors ages 7-18 by appointment only. So, if you know a talented young actor, bring ’em on down! You can find out more about audition requirements HERE. The popular Gilbert & Sullivan operetta will run July 17-August 2. Tickets will go on sale in late May.

If you missed the premiere of this hilarious Michael Kaplan comedy on our stage back in January, you’ve got one more chance to see it live onstage with the original cast! On Friday, May 8 at the South Bay Community Center in Los Osos, We’re Canceling Cable (And Other Empty Threats) will be resurrected as a benefit for the Monarch Grove PTA. This hilarious look at parenthood is directed by Jill Turnbow and will feature the talents of Gregory Gorrindo, Alicia Klein, Katie Gucik and Nathan Emmons with piano accompaniment by Mark Pietri. Original sketches, monologues, and songs explore the hilarious, sometimes cringe-worthy moments that take place on sidelines of soccer fields, behind closed doors of parent-teacher conferences, and within our own living rooms. Get your tickets HERE! (This show features adult language and situations; not exactly appropriate for children.  But why would you bring them? This is your time.)

We’re hiring!  We are in need of a part-time Assistant Technical Director to manage all the technical needs associated with next year’s After Hours, ACT and Ubu’s Other Shoe shows. Interested? Or know someone who is? You can get all the details on the job right HERE. Interviews will take place the week of May 18th. Come on… trust me, it’s a fun place to work. You’ll love it!

Back to Ubu’s Other Shoe for one quick second: we’ve got a cast for our final UBU of the season! Directed by Jill Turnbow, THE GOAT will feature the formidable talents of David Norum, Polly Firestone-Walker, Daniel Freeman and Anthony Hernandez. Get your tickets early, folks. That’s going to be quite a show. Show runs June 19-20 and tickets are available right NOW, right HERE.

Do you love the the Little Theatre? Would you like to step up your involvement and help to create an exciting future for your community theatre? The Little Theatre is governed by a volunteer board of directors who meet monthly. The Nominating Committee is currently seeking interested members of the community who wish to become more involved in serving this dynamic and successful organization. For more information, please contact [email protected]
And last, but certainly not least, there are two more shows on the way! So, mark your calendars and get your tickets NOW as we race toward the finish line of our jam-packed 68th Anniversary Season! THE MUSIC MAN will march into the theatre on May 15th with all 76 trombones (kind of…) and you can get your tickets HERE.  The Ubu’s Other Shoe comedy, RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN runs two nights only and you can get tickets HERE
Phew!  I know that was a lot for one blog post, but as our friend on Facebook said: “There’s nothing more exciting than a theatre buzzing with creativity!” Come on down and join the fun. Whether you’re onstage or off, there’s nothing like live, local theatre.
P.S. The 2015-2016 is coming soon! We’ll be publicly announcing the entire line-up in the next week and tickets will be on sale in late May. Can’t wait to share the excitement with you!