La Jolla Playhouse - Season Calendar 2024/2025

From family to friendship to Lincoln, the La Jolla Playhouse is your next stop for the best in theater. Here's the details on the 2024/2025 season calendar
Amanda Rosa
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Stacked Premieres and Productions, La Jolla Playhouse Unveils the 2024-25 Season

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Award-winning productions, Broadway bound success stories, and a Tony Award for America’s Outstanding Regional Theatre, the La Jolla Playhouse is a leader in the performing arts.

It’s no secret La Jolla Playhouse’s repertoire includes some of the best shows to grace Broadway, and every year the team behind the theater continues to push boundaries towards excellence.

The 2024 2025 Season at the La Jolla Playhouse
The 2024 2025 Season at the La Jolla Playhouse

The Season

The 2024/2025 season features the world premiere of five productions and one west coast premiere. All six shows offer recurring themes of exploring “monumental moments.”

We don’t know yet how far these productions will go, but there’s always a chance they’ll win the Tony Award for Best Musical, as The Outsiders and Jersey Boys did before them.

As Christopher Ashley, artistic director, said of the season, these are stories that “deepen our understanding of ourselves and our world.”

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The 2024/2025 Season

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Mandell Weiss Theatre at the La Jolla Playhouse

If the productions this year are all about exploring monumental moments, then audiences are in for a treat. Without further ado, let’s dive in!

Derecho

July 23 – August 18, 2024 | Mandell Weiss Forum | World Premiere.

Sisters and tension come to a boil ahead of a storm barreling toward the DC area. This one is a powerful combination of political ambitions and familial values.

It will be the 11th DNA New York Series show to debut at the Playhouse.

Talkback Tuesday will be held on July 30th and August 6th after the Derecho 7:30PM shows.

Velour: A Drag Spectacular

August 13 - September 8, 2024 | Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre | World Premiere.

Sasha Velour’s story promises to be “part memoir, part manifesto, and a modern coming-of-age tale.”

A high energy, fun, and magical show, it is worth mentioning that the website warns that tickets for Sasha Velour’s show are limited. Tickets are being released daily, so we recommend checking the website and box office often.

Primary Trust

September 24 - October 20, 2024 | Mandell Weiss Forum Theatre | West Coast Premiere.

A New York City import and New York Times Critic’s Pick that’s described as nearly perfect.

This is a touching journey of a bookstore worker who faces being laid off and must deal with long ignored challenges.

It’s a story of leaving comfort behind and discovering new possibilities.

Your Local Theater Presents…

November 19 – December 15, 2024 | Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre | World Premiere.

Your Local Theater Presents: A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, again gives the classic a fun, Playhouse twist.!

An actor muses on his decades long career in a regional theater performing A Christmas Carol in this equally funny and touching play by Anna Ouyang Moench.

Please note, this play is not family friendly.

3 Summers of Lincoln

February 18 – March 23, 2025 | Mandell Weiss Theatre | World Premiere.

This is the true story of the friendship and respect between Fredrick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln.

The sixth production from Joe DiPietro and Christopher Ashley, this new musical focuses on the three meetings Douglas and Lincoln shared to discuss their vision for the future of the country.

Entrance to the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre at the La Jolla Playhouse
Entrance to the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre at the La Jolla Playhouse

Past Production: The Ballad of Johnny and June

May 28 – July 7, 2024 | Mandell Weiss Theatre | World Premiere.

Lovingly created, this is the true story of the iconic love story between Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash.

The musical begins with their childhoods, to their meeting in 1956 and throughout their marriage as told through the eyes of their son, John.

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How to Buy Tickets for the 2024/2025 Season

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Box Office at the La Jolla Playhouse

Tickets for Derecho and Velour are currently available!

Visitors to the Playhouse website can also find access to rush tickets, UC San Diego Student Tickets, and other discounted tickets.

Tickets for Primary Trust, Your Local Theater Presents, and 3 Summers of Lincoln are currently only available through a season subscription.

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