A diverse, thought-provoking, and entertaining year of live theatre awaits audiences for SLO REP’s just-announced 2024-25 season, number 78 in the organization’s long history.

Season tickets for SLO REP’s five mainstage shows will go on sale June 12, with season subscribers guaranteed priority seating at the best prices, with unlimited ticket exchanges all year long:

  • The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) August 16-September 15: A hilarious satire of musical theatre, where one story is turned into five mini-musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Kander & Ebb.
  • Misery October 11-27: A play based on the novel by Stephen King that follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car crash by his “number one fan,” Annie Wilkes, and wakes up captive in her secluded home.
  • The Cake March 28-April 13, 2025: A topical dramatic comedy in which Della, who makes cakes, must make a judgement call when the girl she helped raise comes back home to get married, but the fiancé is actually a fiancée, and Della’s not sure she can make a cake for such a wedding.
  • I Hate Hamlet May 2-18, 2025: A comedy that takes the supernatural intervention of a ghost—the legendary John Barrymore—to help a television star confront two challenges: life on stage cast in his greatest role as Hamlet, and a girlfriend who won’t have sex with him.
  • You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown June 6-29, 2025: A familiar and hearty musical full of charm, wit, and heart for all ages that explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang made famous by Charles M. Schulz.

SLO REP’s “A La Carte” shows are not included in season subscription sales, and are available for sale only to season subscribers until July 10:

  • A Christmas Story November 30-December 22: A Central Coast holiday tradition based on Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s that follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas.
  • Mamma Mia! February 7-March 9, 2025: A sunny and funny tale of love, laughter, and friendship featuring some of ABBA’s greatest hits–including “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” and “Super Trouper”—all on a Greek island paradise. Performance rights for this show are not yet confirmed.

“Ubu’s Other Shoe” presents five staged readings during its 20th anniversary season:

  • Fortinbras by Lee Blessing September 20-21
  • Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel November 1-2
  • 17 Raccoons by Jill Turnbow March 14-15, 2025
  • Seminar by Theresa Rebeck April 18-19, 2025
  • Ada and the Engine by Lauren Gunderson May 23-24, 2025

The Academy of Creative Theatre offers students the opportunity to participate in full-length, fully-supported, professionally-produced shows on the SLO REP stage:

  • Crazy for You July 19-28: A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy.
  • Twelfth Night or What You Will January 10-19, 2025: Shakespeare’s delightful comedy of shipwrecks, mistaken identities and cross-gartered yellow stockings.