Patty Thayer Uncategorized

New Season, New Growth, New Beginnings. Here we go!

We are absolutely, positively THRILLED to announce our 2022-2023 Season!

Next season — our 76th! — will be our first FULL season of shows since 2019. It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years. Wow. It’s been a long haul, but we made it. Thank you for hanging in there with us while our stage was dark and throughout our abbreviated 2022 Season of just four Mainstage shows (it’s not over yet — don’t miss THE CHILDREN and XANADU!)

We’re coming back for our 76th Season with new energy, new shows, and more shows! Plus more camps, more classes and SEASON TICKETS!!  The future looks bright and we can’t wait to share it with you.

SEASON TICKETS  will go on sale June 8th – so mark your calendars!

We will post more information soon, but for now here’s a peek at our fabulous, NEW season!

Six Mainstage Season Subscription Shows

Steel Magnolias

By Robert Harling
July 29-August 14, 2022

“…a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South…” —Dramalogue
“…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy.” —NY Post

Around the World in 80 Days

Adapted by Mark Brown
From the Novel by Jules Verne
September 9-25, 2022

“Smart enough to make sophisticated adults laugh out loud. And shamelessly silly enough to keep children interested and entertained!” — NY Times
“A trip well worth taking.” — NY Post


by John Logan
October 14-30, 2022

“Intense and exciting…a study in artist appreciation, a portrait of an angry and brilliant mind that asks you to feel the shape and texture of thoughts…RED captures the dynamic relationship between an artist and his creations. — NY Times
“…smart, elegant entertainment.” — The New Yorker

Vania and Sonia and Masha and Spike

by Christopher Durang
March 31-April 16, 2023

“Deliriously funny…a heedless good time.” — NY Times
“Riotous…the show’s a ton of fun even if you can’t tell your Seagull from your Uncle Vanya.” — NY Post

A Doll’s House, Part 2

by Lucas Hnath
May 5-21, 2023

“Delivers explosive laughs while also posing thoughtful questions… an ingenious elaboration and deconstruction of A Doll’s House as a sequel, and it stands perfectly well on its own.” — Hollywood Reporter


Book by Enda Walsh
Music & Lyrics by Glenn Hansard & Markéta Irglová
Based on the Motion Picture written & directed by John Carney
June 9-July 2, 2023

“What makes this musical really special and puts it in a different league to other offerings is the captivating, magical quality of the songs. Almost from the first note, you realize you are listening to music that is extraordinarily distinctive, powerfully emotional and hugely affecting – in a word… stunning.” — London Theatre Guide


One Fabulous Gala Musical

Ring of Fire – The Johnny Cash Musical

Created by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Conceived by Bill Meade
February 10-March 12, 2023
*Gala Party Night: February 17th

“Using songs recorded by Mr. Cash between 1955 and 2002, the show follows a sort of ages-of-man path from green country-boy idealism into the sloughs of a hard-living musician’s disillusionment and on up to the mountains of spiritual redemption.” —The New York Times


One Holiday Show

A Christmas Story

A Play in Two Acts written by Philip Grecian
Based on the Warner Bros. Motion Picture by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown & Bob Clark and on the book “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash” by Jean Shepherd

December 3-18, 2022

It’s back! A Central Coast Holiday Tradition!

“Christmas is upon us, with heart-warming stories to unfold. Take the whole family for a truly wonderful tale, well-told..” —Charlotte Alexander,


One ACT Winter Show

A Wrinkle in Time

Adapted from the novel by Madeline L’Engle

January 13-22, 2023

We know two things for sure:
1. Love CAN overcome evil
2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.


Five Ubu’s Other Shoe Staged Readings

The Niceties

by Eleanor Burgess
August 19-20, 2022
“A barnburner of a play…One of the best plays I’ve seen about who gets to tell the story of America, and how.” – The Washington Post

The Quality of Life

by Jane Anderson
November 4-5, 2022
“…a remarkable and completely engrossing new play.” – Theatermania

Escaped Alone

by Caryl Churchill
January 27-28, 2023
“It’s hard to imagine you’ll come across a more brilliant play this year.” – Time Out

NEW Original Musical!

March 17-18, 2023
A concert version of a new work!

The Father

by Florian Zeller
April 21-22, 2023
“…harrowing…an exceedingly ingenious premise…” – NY Times


More information will be coming soon as we get our engines up and running for our 76th Season.

So, mark your calendars! On your marks, get ready, get set… LET’S GO!