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Happy New Year’s Eve friends of the Little Theatre!

2012 has been a great year at 888 Morro Street. In January we came back (after closing our record-breaking production of A Christmas Story) and began teching our Winter Academy of Creative Theatre production of The Little Prince. The beautiful production wowed local audiences and ended up exceeding our net budget goals by nearly 50{efcf22502b1e74b0202af948281d54f129dde7dacd2c3f6ff4c98fe998904ac4}.

The Little Prince was followed by our Winter Fundraiser, My Generation, which brought David Vienna, Drew Silvaggio, Kevin Harris, and Stephen Tosh together to lead the company of 25 singers, dancers, and actors. My Generation was called “…the best fundraising show the Little Theatre has produced…” (THE TRIBUNE) and ended up easily exceeding our net budget goals.

Next up: the Pulitzer prize-winning drama Dinner with Friends. This production broke box office records for Little Theatre dramas and ended up exceeding our net budget goals by nearly 100{efcf22502b1e74b0202af948281d54f129dde7dacd2c3f6ff4c98fe998904ac4}.

We ended our 2011-2012 season with The House of Blue Leaves, which played to sold-out houses and exceeded our net budget goals by over 50{efcf22502b1e74b0202af948281d54f129dde7dacd2c3f6ff4c98fe998904ac4}.

In June, the first production of the 2012-2013 season jumped onto the stage: My Way! A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra. This swingin’ musical journey through Sinatra’s career sold out nearly every performance started our new season off right!

Frank Sinatra was followed by Anne of Avonlea, our ACT Summer production. Once again, the production delighted our audiences, and enrollment in our ACT production classes were the strongest they had ever been.

Our 2012-2013 mainstage season opened next with The Marvelous Wonderettes, a fantastic trip down memory lane led by four quirky teenagers at their high school prom and reunion. Audiences fell for our Wonderettes and we easily exceeded our net budget goals.

Following up the Wonderettes was Gore Vidal’s political thriller The Best Man! Our audiences proved that the classics are still alive and well at the Little Theatre, selling out many shows and easily exceeding our net budget goals.

And finally, we just finished up our completely sold out production of It’s a Wonderful Life in late December. The retelling of America’s favorite holiday story played to packed houses, closing out 2012 with a box office bang. Wonderful Life exceeded our net budget goals by over 50{efcf22502b1e74b0202af948281d54f129dde7dacd2c3f6ff4c98fe998904ac4}.

After every mainstage production in 2012 Ubu’s Other Shoe (our Readers’ Theatre program at the Little Theatre) took the stage. In 2012, this important program presented some of best plays produced on the Central Coast including Arcadia, Time Stands Still, Good People, and Photograph 51.

And don’t forget- the Little theatre produced 12 nights of all-original theatre in 2012 through NO SHAME CENTRAL COAST. No Shame celebrated its 2-year anniversary last Friday!

Thanks you to everyone who supported the Little Theatre as a patron, volunteer, performer, or donor during 2012! What a great year! We have so much to share with you in 2013. Don’t miss a moment!

Happy new year, everybody!