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Our 2023-2024 Season!

We are excited to share our 77th upcoming season with you — and there is so much to share!  In the words of Oscar Wilde: “I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” This season, there will be many moments to share and feel human together. Here’s our fabulous, 77th season.

SEASON PACKAGES on sale June 9
SINGLE TICKETS on sale July 6

Five Mainstage Season Subscription Shows

Stones in his Pockets

By Marie Jones
Aug 11 – 27, 2023
With just two actors playing over a dozen parts, Stones In His Pockets is a comedic yet tragic take on the effects of the Hollywood dream in a small Irish town.



Book, Music and Lyrics by Dan Goggin
Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, 2023
A zany, wholesome, hilarious musical revue full of “nun” liners, “nun” puns and “nun” sequiturs with the Little Sisters of Hoboken as they put on a fundraiser to bury sisters poisoned by the convent cook.
“Wacky and outrageous with a hysterical ‘anything goes’ sense of fun!” – The New York Times

What the Constitution Means to Me

by Heidi Schreck
Mar 29 – Apr. 14, 2024
In this hilarious, hopeful and achingly human play, Playwright Heidi Schreck resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives.

The Thanksgiving Play

By Larissa FastHorse
May 3 – 19, 2024
Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in this wickedly clever satire, as a troupe of well-meaning, but misguided teaching artists scramble to create a school pageant that can somehow celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.

9 to 5, The Musical

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick
Based on the 20th Century Fox film
June 7 – 30, 2024
Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she? Set in the late 1970s, this story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.


One Fabulous Gala Musical

Beehive – The 60s Musical!

Created by Larry Gallagher
Feb 9 – Mar 10, 2024
Take a trip down memory lane with this musical celebration featuring iconic female voices of the 1960’s, with such timeless hits as “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Be My Baby,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and “Me and Bobby McGee.”


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
Nov 17 – Dec 23, 2023
It’s back…again! 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,


Two ACT Shows

Honk Jr.

A Musical Tale of The Ugly Duckling
Music by George Stiles
Book and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
July 14 – 23, 2023
This delightful adaptation of the beloved fable and the award-winning musical is a heartwarming celebration for audiences of all ages.

Suite Surrender 

By Michael McKeever
Jan 12 – 21, 2024
It’s 1942, and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel — mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 30s and 40s.


Five Ubu’s Other Shoe Staged Readings

Sept 1-2, 2023: Keely and Du
by Jane Martin

Oct 20-21, 2023: Heroes of the Fourth Turning
by Will Arbery

Jan 26-27, 2024: The Revolutionists
by Lauren Gunderson

Mar 15-16, 2024: Constellations
by Nick Payne

Apr 19-20, 2024: TBA, World Premiere


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