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Farewell to January, 4000 Miles and The Secret Garden and Welcome to February, our History Exhibit and SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN!

Last weekend’s Ubu’s Other Shoe production of 4000 MILES performed to capacity audiences in three awesome shows. Our Ubu staged readings grow more and more popular with each performance. Thank you to director Danielle McNamara and her fabulous cast and crew for creating a wonderful show. Mark your calendars now for our next Ubu’s Other Shoe Staged Reading:  ROCK ‘N ROLL, directed by Leticia Velez. Click HERE to find out more about this 2006 Tom Stoppard play and our talented local cast.

We also bid farewell to our Academy of Creative Theatre production of THE SECRET GARDEN in January. This heartwarming tale of the transforming power of love and nature was beautifully told by our young, student cast and we were sorry to see it go. If you know a young person who would like to learn and grow their theatrical talents, consider signing them up for ACT Spring Theatre Classes at the Little Theatre! There are still a few spots open in our musical theatre class AND in our Spring Break Camp. Click HERE for all the details and to register your child. Generous scholarships are always available thanks to a grant provided by The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County.

Interested in some Little Theatre history? Join us at Art After Dark this Friday night at the History Center of San Luis Obispo County for a look-back at 68 years of SLO Little Theatre called: “LET’S PUT ON A SHOW!” The exhibit will run through April 26th at the History Center at 696 Monterey Street in downtown SLO. In addition to showcasing some of our history, we’ll also give you a glimpse of some exciting plans for the future! The exhibit project was spearheaded by board member Michael Simkins and has been generously sponsored by Joan Gellert Sargen. Click HERE for more information, then join us for Art After Dark in downtown SLO next weekend!

Photo by Jamie Foster Photography

Meet the cast of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN! One of the most beloved Hollywood movie musicals of all time will be coming to SLO, live on stage, and it’s not too late for you to join us for our Gala Opening Night Celebration on February 13th! This very special evening will feature generous hors d’oeuvres, wine, martinis, a movie-themed silent auction and more! Film maker, actor and producer Todd Fisher (son of the lovely Debbie Reynolds, star of the original MGM Classic film!!) will be at the opening night show and will be bringing along a very special item to display: one of the original costumes worn by his famous Mom in the film! Also on hand will be KSBY’s charming meteorologist Dave Hovde. Dave will keep us posted on the weather and serve as our host for the evening. Guests are invited to join the fun, dressing in classic 1920’s style, or elegant black tie and gowns. Doors open at 5:30 pm for wine, food and auction, and the show starts at 7 pm. After the performance, you’re invited to stick around for dessert and  mingling with the cast and crew.

Photo by Jamie Foster Photography

Center section seats are SOLD OUT for our gala opening  night, but there are still side seats available at the discounted price of $75. Click HERE for more information about the show and our gala opening night and click HERE to reserve one of only 14 remaining seats for this fabulous event!

And if you can’t make it on Opening Night?  No worries! There are still great seats available for most performances, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm, running February 14-March 15. All seats are $35. Click HERE for more info and a link to buy tickets. But you’d better hurry, tickets are flying out the door!

The Little Theatre is dark this weekend as we get ready for our Gala Opening Night Celebration next weekend. Hope you have a great weekend and we hope to see you at SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN!