Our 70th Anniversary Season is finally here and its fabulous! The Drowsy Chaperone opened last weekend to enthusiastic audiences who laughed all the way through this “fun, frothy production.” Winner of five Tony Awards in 2006, including Best Book and Best Original Score, this loving send-up of 1920’s musicals is an absolutely hilarious comedy set in a frolicsome musical…or is it a frolicsome musical set in a hilarious comedy? The review by Sarah Linn in Tribune Ticket today says it all:
“For an entertaining night at the theater, look no further than this light-hearted Broadway hit, a playful send-up of Jazz Age musicals.”
“As always, the Little Theatre makes the most of its performance space with a sleek and versatile set by David Linfield and lighting by Kevin Harris…Keith Wetzel’s glitzy costumes make as much of an impression as the characters who wear them. “
“[Mike] Mesker is a hoot as the Man in Chair, an opinionated musical theater fan with a seemingly endless supply of wry wisecracks.”
“[Tim] Stewart is superbly cast as stuffed shirt Robert…”
“Like her co-star, [Melanie] Marie has a strong voice and a winning stage presence.”
“[Karen Kahn] Pearson is deliciously languid as the Drowsy Chaperone.”
“As fluffy as an ostrich feather on a flapper’s dress, The Drowsy Chaperone…it’s fabulous stuff.”
Directed by Suzy Newman, with musical direction by Mark Robertshaw and choreography by Andrew Silvaggio, The Drowsy Chaperone is the perfect kick-off to our 70th Anniversary Season. Get here early for drinks at the theatre bar – we’re even serving martinis this Friday and Saturday! Lobby and bar open one hour before show time. This one is going to be a sell-out very soon, so don’t delay, join the celebration of our 70th Season and get your tickets today!
After School Theatre Classes
Get your child into the ACT! Registration is now open for our Academy of Creative Theatre Fall Classes. A total of six different after school theatre classes designed for students ages 5-18 will be offered September 12-November 9. All ACT classes take place in a lively, nurturing, fun environment and are taught by professional teaching artists who are passionate and skilled at working with young performers. ACT theatre classes stretch the imagination, encourage teamwork and collaboration, and help children to develop listening and speaking skills, all while promoting creative self-expression and self-esteem. Tuition ranges from $180-$195 and, thanks to generous grants provided through the Janssen Youth & Youth Sports Fund, held at The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County, and by the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust, scholarships are always available so that every child with a desire to learn can participate. Additional funding for ACT programs is provided by Rabobank and by individual donations made by Patricia McNamara, in memory of Laura McNamara and by Ann Robinson.
Season Tickets are going….going…GONE!
We’re not kidding. Season ticket sales have gone through the roof this year and they are almost gone! As I write this, we are 19 tickets away from cutting off sales of season tickets for our 2016-2017 Season. Call (805) 786-2440 or order online today and YOU can be one of the last 19! Guarantee yourself the BEST seats for all six Mainstage Season shows (including The Drowsy Chaperone!) at the BEST price, with unlimited EXCHANGES and you’ll never hear the words SOLD-OUT again! Get in on the fun and treat yourself to season tickets for our 70th Anniversary Season. You’ll be glad you did!