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Need a laugh? Nothing better than Oscar Wilde to wash the blues away!

Greetings and happy new year blog fans!  It’s been far too long since we’ve posted here. Miss us? I know. Me too. But all is well. We’re back now with the latest and greatest news from SLO Little Theatre.

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There are rainy skies tonight and more expected this weekend. While the rain is welcome, it does tend to cause an increase in cases of “the blues” sometimes.  If you are a victim of dark days DSC_4096doldrums, inauguration ills or are just in need of a good belly laugh, we highly recommend The Importance of Being Earnest now playing at the Little Theatre. This is a young performers’ version of Oscar Wilde‘s classic comedy, which makes it even better. Fresh young faces, exciting new talent, in a beautifully directed and produced show. If you don’t leave the theatre with a smile on your face…well, you simply don’t have a sense of humor!

ACT’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest runs tonight (Friday, 1/20) through January 29. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets run just $15-$20 and you can buy yours HERE and now. You can read more about the show in this New Times story and you can also get a sneak peek at a scene or two, courtesy of KSBY!


Looking for a great acting class?  We’ve got seven of them coming right up!  Six spring classes for young actors, plus a spring break camp, and one six-week intensive workshop for adults.

Suzy_NewmanActing for the Stage: Practical Techniques for the Rehearsal Process will be taught by actress and director Suzy Newman. This is her second go-round with this class and it promises to be even better than the first. Students will learn hands-on application of acting fundamentals while going through a rehearsal process. You’ll be guided through character development and creating a dynamic scene using basic acting techniques, as well as learning practical components of collaborating with a director and other actors. This class is great for both the beginning and the experienced actor.  Space is limited to 12 students and just three spots remain, so check it out and be sure to sign up today! Class begins on January 28th.

ACT-04The Academy of Creative Theatre will be offering six Spring After School Classes for children ages 5-18 and a Spring Break Camp designed for ages 8-13. There’s bound to be a class that is perfect for your child. Generous scholarships are available so that every child can participate, so don’t let a limited budget stop  you. Do hurry, though. These classes always fill up. I mean, always. Sign up today or your child will miss out on the fun!

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And we’ve got so much more planned for you this spring as we continue our 70th Anniversary Season! You can count on “Luck being a lady tonight” when Guys and Dolls hits the stage on February 17th. And the laughs simply won’t stop when The Nerd takes over on March 31st. In May, Thornton Wilder‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town will give us a glimpse of small town life at the turn of the 20th century, and finally Oliver! will bring the streets of Victorian England to life with brilliant music and lyrics by Lionel Bart based on the timeless tale told by Charles Dickens.  And let’s not forget our four remaining Ubu’s Other Shoe Staged Readings coming your way this spring:  A Number, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Frozen and The Great God Pan.

There’s so much theatre left to enjoy in our landmark 70th season! So, stay dry this rainy weekend, but don’t forget to mark your calendars, get your tickets early and we’ll see you at the show!