2023/24 SEASON
FUTURE CLASSICS

Welcome to our 2023/24 Season, featuring six world premieres and a line-up of some of America’s most iconic theatre-makers and performers. This is a year of thrilling theatre that is not to be missed, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

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EXPLORE THE SEASON

LOVE ALL
JUN – JUL 2023
WEISS THEATRE

By Anna Deavere Smith
Directed by Marc Bruni

Love All is the triumphant story of the rise of sports icon and social justice pioneer Billie Jean King. The trailblazer for equality faced tough competition on the court and adversity in the world against a backdrop of the massive social changes of the 1960s and ‘70s.

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IS IT
THURSDAY YET?

JUL – AUG 2023
FORUM THEATRE

Created, Choreographed and Performed by Jenn Freeman
Created, Choreographed and Directed by Sonya Tayeh
Composed and Performed by Holland Andrews

Is It Thursday Yet? invites you into the unique complexities of dancer/choreographer Jenn Freeman’s neurodivergent brain through a stunning tapestry of dance, live music, home video footage and audio narrations. This inventive new work is directed by the electrifying choreographer Sonya Tayeh (Tony Award-winner for Moulin Rouge).

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THE UNTITLED UNAUTHORIZED
HUNTER S. THOMPSON MUSICAL
SEP – OCT 2023
POTIKER THEATRE

Music and lyrics by Joe Iconis
Book by Joe Iconis and Gregory S. Moss
Directed by Christopher Ashley

Who was Hunter S. Thompson? He changed journalism. He defined counterculture. Equal parts philosopher, clown and genius, he was armed and dangerous with a typewriter as his preferred weapon. Set to Joe Iconis’ anarchic and tuneful score, this musical is a rock ‘n’ roll thrill-ride into the life of an artist seeking greatness and coming to terms with his own legacy.

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SUMO
SEP – OCT 2023
FORUM THEATRE

Written by Lisa Sanaye Dring
Directed by Ralph B. Peña
A co-production with Ma-Yi Theater Company

Entrenched in an elite sumo training facility in Tokyo, six men practice, eat, love, play and ultimately fight. This tenderly drawn and unique work about Akio, the ambitious newcomer, and his fellow wrestlers features live taiko drumming.

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BABBITT
NOV – DEC 2023
WEISS THEATRE

By Joe DiPietro
Adapted from the novel by Sinclair Lewis
Directed by Christopher Ashley

Award-winning star Matthew Broderick and Tony Award-winning playwright Joe DiPietro (Diana, Memphis) join forces with our own Christopher Ashley for this remarkable theatrical event based on a literary classic.

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REDWOOD
FEB – MAR 2024
POTIKER THEATRE

Book by Tina Landau
Music by Kate Diaz
Lyrics by Kate Diaz and Tina Landau
With additional contributions by Idina Menzel
Directed by Tina Landau

Do not miss one of Broadway’s greatest stars, Idina Menzel, in this exhilarating, immersive new musical about one woman’s adventure into the ancient forests of Northern California, where she finds strange and powerful connections and a chance at healing.

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BOOK YOUR SUBSCRIPTION

Subscribers enjoy first access to the best seats, best value, free exchanges, no fees and many more perks.


Why is Subscription the Best Option?
Ultimate flexibility and locked-in prices are just some of the perks of Design-Your-Own Packages still available today! While Fixed Seat Packages are sold out, with savings of up to 20% and many more perks, you’ll want to secure yours early next season. Check out the full list of benefits and perks here.

Design-Your-Own Subscription
Select 3 or more shows and dates to design a subscription that works best for you.

Fixed Seat 6-Play Package (Sold Out)
2023/24 6-Play packages included all six productions in the season, including Babbitt starring Matthew Broderick and Redwood featuring Idina Menzel.

Fixed Seat 4-Play Package (Sold Out)
Your 4-Play package included Love All, Is It Thursday Yet?, The Hunter S. Thompson Musical and SUMO.

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If you prefer, read about the plays in our season brochure.


Fixed Seat 6-Play or 4-Play
The most premium option, and undoubtedly the best deal. Enjoy the lowest prices and a superior range of perks including the same excellent seats, renewable year after year.

Sold Out


Design-Your-Own
For ultimate flexibility, mix and match the dates that suit you best and the shows that capture your imagination.

Sold Out

2023/24 Subscriptions

Subscriptions unlock a suite of savings and perks, and are an excellent way to support La Jolla Playhouse.
We offer different types of subscriptions to best suit your desires. We process subscriptions in order of receipt, so we encourage you to book soon.

Subscription Benefits


Fixed Seat (Sold Out)
Design-Your-Own
Single Tickets
Lowest prices, best value - save up to 20%
Exclusive early access to the best seats
Price increase protection: prices for Fixed Seat subscribers will not increase as demand rises and other prices go up
Enjoy your same great seats, year after year
Free parking guaranteed
Discounted extra tickets all year - great for gifts!*
Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back*
Free exchanges guaranteed (save up to $15 per ticket)*
No handling fees
Priority seating selected for you before single tickets go on sale
Ultimate flexibility – select the dates and shows that best suit you and your social calendar
Secure tickets to the most in-demand shows of the year - tickets are flying and some shows will sell out
Exclusive event invitations, pre-sales and discount offers
No charge for lost or forgotten tickets

* Some conditions apply, subject to availability.

Subscription Ticket Pricing

Design-Your-Own Ticket Pricing

Due to popular demand and limited capacity, prices are subject to change. We encourage you to subscribe ASAP to secure the best seats at the lowest available price.

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Book Online

The quickest and easiest way to secure the best available seats is to book online.

Accessibility

If you require an Access subscription, please call (858) 550-1010 or email [email protected] and we will work with you to address your access needs.

On a select Saturday matinee performance of each production, American Sign Language interpretation is available for those who are Deaf or hard of hearing, and audio description for those who are blind or have low vision. La Jolla Playhouse caters for a wide range of access and special requirements. Please do not hesitate to get in touch so we can help ensure your comfort and enjoyment. Find more info at LaJollaPlayhouse.org/access.

Insight and Engagement Events

Get the most out of your subscription by taking part in these events to enhance your Playhouse experience and deepen your enjoyment of the work on stage.

Talkback Tuesday
Post-show, two select Tue eves during the run.
Participate in a lively discussion with performers and Playhouse staff members immediately following the performance.

Discovery Sunday
Post-show, a select Sun matinee.
Hear from guest speakers in a moderated discussion exploring the themes of the show.

Please note these events are subject to change, and if your tickets are affected you will be notified.

Discounted Subscriptions

Students, Seniors and Military are eligible for a discounted subscription. You can select your relevant discount when you purchase your subscription.

Gift Subscription

A gift subscription is perfect for any occasion, promising an unforgettable year of theatre experiences. You choose the amount, and the gift certificate will be emailed to you. The recipient can book their subscription online or contact our Patron Services team at (858) 550-1010 to secure their seats.

A MESSAGE FROM CHRISTOPHER ASHLEY
THE RICH FAMILY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND USEFUL INFO

What is a subscription and why is it the best option?

A subscription is a package of 6 plays or 4 plays.

A subscription is more cost effective than purchasing single tickets on a casual basis through the year. It gives you access to the best available seats, savings of up to 20% on single ticket prices and a range of other exclusive benefits, including early access to special offers, no transaction fees, free parking and free exchanges. Check out the top benefits here.

Additionally, a subscription is an excellent way to support La Jolla Playhouse’s work and provides a vital foundation to ensure we can continue to advance theatre as an art form, tell stories that inspire and create a dialogue toward a more just future.

When can I purchase a subscription?

Design-Your-Own Subscriptions are available until October, just pick 3 or more shows to enjoy. 2023/24 Fixed Seat Subscriptions are no longer available.

Can I book tickets to individual plays?

Tickets to individual plays go on sale closer to the run dates. In the meantime, plays are available as part of a subscription.

Join our email list to be sent a reminder when single tickets go on sale.

Can I exchange tickets to another date?

One of the benefits of your subscription is fee-free exchanges, guaranteed. You can exchange into another date of the same production, subject to availability.

How are my tickets sent to me?

You will receive a transaction confirmation email immediately. Tickets will be mailed to you within 10 days of the purchase date. If the first performance in your subscription is less than 10 days away, tickets will be held in will call. Take advantage of your free exchange perk to adjust your subscription dates as needed.

I have money on my account. Can I use this?

Yes, if you have money on your Playhouse account, you can apply this towards your subscription or single tickets. To find out how much you have remaining, and to utilize these funds toward your 2023/24 subscription, call Patron Services at (858) 550-1010.

Can I make a Group Booking?

Yes, the more the merrier! A Group Subscription is a wonderful way to plan enjoyable outings with your friends, family, colleagues or social group.

Book online – You can book for groups of up to 10 people online. This is the quickest and easiest way to access the best available seats.
Group 10+ – For groups over 10 people, please call (858) 550-1010 or email [email protected] and we will work with you to plan for your Group’s needs and find the best seats.

What is a ‘First Look’ show?

‘First Look’ performances are the first week of the run of each show prior to opening night (with some exceptions). First Look tickets are lower price and offer the opportunity to experience the show while the creative team are still polishing and making changes. This is a vital element of a show’s evolution, allowing the creative team to step back and see the show through the eyes and experience of the audience. Playhouse staff speak to the audience briefly before the show starts, and the creative team may be seated near you taking notes.

What safety procedures does La Jolla Playhouse have in place?

The health and safety of audiences, artists, staff, volunteers and our community are our highest priority. Please read our most current safety policy here.

Can I select my seats?

Subscribers select the seating area when you order. If you have specific requests, please add them to the notes section within the purchase path when booking online, or the relevant section on your invoice form.

We encourage you to order swiftly to ensure you get the pick of the best seats – orders are processed in order of receipt.

BOOK YOUR SUBSCRIPTION


Fixed Seat 6-Play or 4-Play
The most premium option, and undoubtedly the best deal. Enjoy the lowest prices and a superior range of perks including the same excellent seats, renewable year after year.

Sold Out


Design-Your-Own
For ultimate flexibility, mix and match the dates that suit you best and the shows that capture your imagination.

Sold Out

Photos: Courtesy of the artists. Love All photo © Jerry Coli | | Is It Thursday Yet? photograph of Jenn Freeman by Art Davison, artwork by Lola Jiblazee. | Dreamstime; SUMO photo © Lusia83 | Dreamstime, Hunter S. Thompson, published by Random House, July 1972.

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