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NEW! PIANO BAR & CABARET premieres in June, A CHORUS LINE continues to rock the house, NO SHAME MAY this weekend and the 14/15 SEASON is on its way!

Just when you thought you’d experienced everything the Little Theatre has to offer, we’ve come up with something new!  Join us after another sold-out performance of A Chorus Line for an evening of
wonderful songs performed by some of your favorite local singers at the inaugural Little Theatre Piano Bar and Cabaret!
Friday, June 6 – 9:45 pm – 12:30 pm
SLO Little Theatre Lobby
Relax with a glass of wine in the transformed Little
Theatre lobby and enjoy over 10 great local singers performing their favorite
songs accompanied by Jacqueline Edwards on the piano. There’s no cover charge and beer and wine will be available for purchase. Our director/emcee is Grant Crowl and our fabulous vocalists include: Cadence Mitchell, Heather Malcom, Katie Gucik, Lizz Premer, Maya Ellisman, Michael Rogers, Phil Edwards, Suzy Newman and Valerie Pallai.  See you there!

A CHORUS LINE had a fabulous sold-out opening weekend and will continue to run through June 15th. Shows are filling up rapidly, with the center section sold-out or nearly sold-out for every show, but there are still excellent seats available on either side of our thrust stage. I sat on the far right side for the opening night performance and LOVED it! Director Zach Johnson has done a fabulous job staging this show so that there is truly not a bad seat in the house. Don’t be afraid to sit on the side for this one! CLICK HERE for tickets. You can also read a review by Charlotte Alexander HERE and don’t miss Joan Crowder’s review of the show in tomorrow’s TICKET.

Yep. Another month has gone by and it’s time once again for NO SHAME! Join us this Friday, May 23rd,  for unpredictable, uncensored, original, always entertaining, FREE, LIVE theatre. Better yet, write something and join us on stage! Doors open at 9:30 pm, submissions are accepted beginning at 10 pm and the show starts at 10:30 pm. See you there!
I know, I know…you’ve been hearing about it for a month now and yet tickets are still NOT available! Soon, I promise. VERY soon. There’s a LOT that goes in to launching a season like this! Do you know that we’re planning 25 plays, 225 performances on 45 out of 52 weekends next season? That’s more than any other theatre in the state! We’re currently working our little fingers to the bone getting our season brochure ready for printing, PLUS we’re installing a new ticket printer (thanks to a generous grant from The Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County!) PLUS we’re updating our website with ALL of those performance listings PLUS…well, trust me, we’ve been busy!
 Here’s a very brief timeline of some upcoming dates, just so you can mark your calendars!

JUNE 1:  Tickets available for PLAY ON! A Suzy Miller Dance Spectacular
The fabulous Suzy Miller is back for our first gala musical fundraiser of the season and it’s going to be truly SPECTACULAR! The show opens on July 4th and trust me, it’ll be more fun than fireworks!

JUNE 6:   Our Season brochure hits the streets and season subscriptions are on sale!
Save 15{efcf22502b1e74b0202af948281d54f129dde7dacd2c3f6ff4c98fe998904ac4} on Season Shows, 30{efcf22502b1e74b0202af948281d54f129dde7dacd2c3f6ff4c98fe998904ac4} on Ubu’s Other Shoe Staged Readings AND our new After Hours @ SLOTheatre series! Season Subscribers receive priority seating for all shows until July 15th, which is just one more GREAT reason to become a season subscriber!
So, keep calm and carry on. The 2014-2015 Season is almost here. You can see the schedule right HERE right NOW and you can make sure you’re on our mailing list to receive our season brochure by emailing me today!
If you haven’t yet signed up your student for their CINDERELLA audition (May 27 & 29) do it today! Click HERE for more information about auditions for our Academy of Creative Theatre summer musical and mark your calendars for opening night on August 8th!
Director Anet Carlin has assembled an absolutely amazing cast for our final Ubu’s Other Shoe Staged Reading of the 2013-14 Season. Click HERE for all the details about AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY and get your tickets early to ensure your seats for this Pulitzer Prize winning, knock-your-socks-off, season finale!
For the fifth year in a row, the Little Theatre has been voted Best Local Theater Group in SLO County in the annual New Times reader poll. Thanks New Times Readers and thanks SLO County! 
Now, I’d better finish up a few other projects before the cast of Play On! arrives to rehearse and distract me with their “flights of fancy from Shakespeare to Sondheim!” It’s tough to concentrate sometimes with all that great music going on downstairs. 🙂
Hope you have a great rest of your week. See you here at the theatre soon!