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The Music Man is a hit. The Ubu show rocked, No Shame this Friday.

The cast and crew of THE MUSIC MAN will go in to their second weekend of performances with two great reviews in their pockets! You can read the entire NEW TIMES review, by Andrea Catanzarite, HERE and Debby Nicklas’s TRIBUNE review is not posted as of 10 am this morning, but you can either pick up a print copy, or keep checking the website HERE. Take my word for it, they’re both wonderful!

Photos by Danielle Dutro McNamara Photography

The show is breaking records for ticket sales, but I promise, we can still get you in to see this show! Click HERE to purchase your seats online, and if it’s sold-out, just come on down to the theatre anyway. We’ll have a waiting list at the door beginning one hour before show time, and we’re always able to squeeze in  more than a  handful of those patient enough to wait. Whatever you do, don’t miss our fabulous season finale musical!

Photos by Danielle Dutro McNamara Photography

Our eighth UBU’S OTHER SHOE STAGED READING for the 2014-15 Season was an absolutely hilarious look at “feminism’s foibles.” Gina Gionfriddo’s 2012 comedy RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN was directed by Jenny Shaheen and featured the talented cast seen in the photos above. Congratulations to cast and crew on a wonderful show and a very successful two-night run. Mark your calendars now for our final UBU staged reading of the season, Edward Albee’s THE GOAT (or Who is Sylvia?) on June 19 and 20.


Our final After Hours @slotheatre late night comedy show of the 2014/15 Season will hit the Little Theatre stage on May 29th. We are thrilled to present actress and comedienne Jill Turnbow in her one-woman show BETWEEN IRAQ AND A HARD PLACE. In hilarious and heartwarming detail, the show details Jill’s experiences as a stand-up comic entertaining the troops during the Persian Gulf War of 1991. Imagine a huge cruise ship moored in the Persian Gulf, brought there to offer “R&R” for troops in the region. Then imagine a young, female, stand-up comic, 27,000 men and an open bar. The result? In Jill’s own words: “I had a pretty good time.”  We promise you will too.

You can read more about the show in an article at Theatermania right HERE. There’s also a review in the LA Times right HERE. And a great piece on the Backstage website HERE.  Yep. We’re talking the real deal here. Jill performed a limited run of this show on the Little Theatre stage a few years ago and if you missed that one, do NOT miss this one. Even if you saw that one… see it AGAIN.
There will be six shows only running Fridays and Saturdays at 9:45 pm (note the change in time!) and Sundays at 7 pm immediately following THE MUSIC MAN. I’d recommend you get your tickets NOW to ensure your seats. And you can do that right HERE.

NO SHAME May hits the stage this Friday night after The Music Man. The lobby opens at 9:30 pm, submissions start at 10 pm and get ready for FREE, LIVE, LOCAL, ORIGINAL, late-night theatre beginning at 10:30 pm. I’ll be there!

Brochure design by SUBPLOT STUDIO

Coming soon to a mailbox near you….the 2015-2016 SEASON!  To ensure that you receive our fabulous season brochure containing everything you need to know about purchasing season tickets (don’t get stranded in the waiting list line next season!) along with detailed information about all the great shows, education programs and more, give us a call at (805) 786-2440 or send us an EMAIL with your mailing address TODAY!  This little gem will be hitting the streets by the end of next week and you don’t want to miss out on your copy! You can take a sneak peek at next season’s schedule on our website HERE and you can even download a subscription ticket order form, so you can get your order in early and ensure that you get the best seats in the house!

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday weekend to everyone. Be sure to add some live theatre to your weekend plans, along with the traditional BBQ and beach!