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‘Tis the Season for Giving, for Celebrating and for Enjoying some Great Holiday Shows!


In Miracle on 34th Street, a very practical little girl named Susan (as well as the entire city of New York!) learns how to “believe even when common sense tells you not to.” Common Sense. Some might say that anyone who chooses to work in the unpredictable world of live theatre, does NOT have that trait in abundance. But one thing we do have is the ability to believe, especially when common sense tells us not to!

This year at the Little Theatre, we have two fabulous holiday shows running eight shows per week, an additional Ubu’s Other Shoe staged reading with two performances next week and our Academy of Creative Theatre students grab the theatre whenever it’s not already booked to rehearse Pinocchio (opening January 10th!) This is a very busy place in December and sometimes I wonder how we ever get it all done! We have a very small staff and a very tight budget but with the help of 300 miraculous volunteers, somehow we’re able to produce 10 great shows, reaching over 14,000 people on 44 out of 52 weekends every year–and we’ve been doing it for over 67 years! How, you may ask? It’s a mystery.

Actually, the answer lies in the fact that we LOVE it. We believe in live theatre and, with your help, it’s always possible. Many thanks to the over 250 individuals and businesses who have already made a donation to the Little Theatre this season. Thank you for playing your part in bringing the magic of live theatre to San Luis Obispo! In particular, we’d like to thank the many people who have made a special end of year donation. If you’d like to join them, we’d love to welcome you to the family. You can help make the new year a bright one for the Little Theatre by making your tax deductible contribution right HERE.

If you have not yet gotten your tickets for MIRACLE ON 34th STREET and THE SANTALAND DIARIES, you’d best get on it!!  Santaland is sold-out tonight and well on it’s way to that status for it’s remaining three shows! You can purchase your tickets for this hilarious comedy featuring Kevin Harris, HERE.  And as for our heartwarming production of Miracle, there are just 11 shows remaining and all are nearly sold-out. So, come on!  Get up off that sofa and have a little holiday fun!  You can purchase your tickets right HERE

Next week’s Ubu’s Other Shoe staged reading features a monopoly game that you won’t soon forget. Join us for A HOTEL ON MARVIN GARDENS, Nagle Jackson’s hilarious metaphor on corporate greed. The dates are December 17th and 18th at 7pm. If you come on Tuesday, you can stay for a talk-back with the cast and director Cynthia Anthony. Find out more and get your tickets HERE.

All of us here at the Little Theatre wish you a happy and healthy holiday season filled with the love of family and good friends and the magic that is live theatre. Hope to see you soon for a show, but until then, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

~ Patty