2024/25 SEASON
FUTURE CLASSICS

Welcome to our 2024/25 Season, featuring six adventurous and bold premieres. These stories explore monumental moments – both in history, and in our lives. This is a year of extraordinary theatre that we can’t wait to share with you.

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EXPLORE THE SEASON

THE BALLAD OF
JOHNNY AND JUNE
MAY – JUN 2024
WEISS THEATRE

BOOK BY ROBERT CARY AND DES MCANUFF
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY JOHNNY CASH, JUNE CARTER AND OTHERS
DIRECTED BY DES MCANUFF

Johnny Cash and June Carter had one of the most iconic love stories in music history. This whole-hearted and clear-eyed musical told through the eyes of their son covers it all — complete with a soundtrack of hits, including I Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Jackson, I’ve Been Everywhere and more.

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DERECHO
JUL – AUG 2024
FORUM THEATRE

BY NOELLE VIÑAS
DIRECTED BY DELICIA TURNER SONNENBERG

Eugenia Silva is a rising politician whose ambitions crash into her sister Mercedes’ need to reconnect with their roots. On the night of an intense storm, tensions reach a boiling point as the personal and political collide. Will the storm wipe out their relationship, or will the rains provide a fresh start?

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VELOUR: A DRAG SPECTACULAR
AUG – SEP 2024
POTIKER THEATRE

BY SASHA VELOUR AND MOISÉS KAUFMAN
DIRECTED BY MOISÉS KAUFMAN
A CO-PRODUCTION WITH TECTONIC THEATER PROJECT

A new theatrical experience about the rise and rise of a superstar. Part memoir, part manifesto inspired by Sasha Velour’s own origin story and the history of Drag. Expect sumptuous couture, an irresistible soundtrack and a visually magical pop-art universe.

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PRIMARY TRUST
SEP – OCT 2024
FORUM THEATRE

BY EBONI BOOTH
DIRECTED BY KNUD ADAMS

When the award-winning Primary Trust premiered, The Daily Beast said it’s “pretty darn near to perfect.” A transformative and heart-warming story of new beginnings, old (and new) friends, and finding the courage to see the world for the first time.

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YOUR LOCAL THEATER PRESENTS…
NOV – DEC 2024
POTIKER THEATRE

BY ANNA OUYANG MOENCH
DIRECTED BY LES WATERS

Leave the little ones at home and gather ‘round for a very Playhouse take on Christmas. Eddie is a young actor ready to make his mark on the American Theatre. First he’s just going to do this production of A Christmas Carol. This comedic play is a love letter to artists and dreamers of all professions who make sacrifices in service of their work… and wonder whether it was worth it.

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3 SUMMERS OF LINCOLN
FEB – MAR 2025
WEISS THEATRE

BOOK BY JOE DIPIETRO
LYRICS BY DANIEL J. WATTS & JOE DIPIETRO
MUSIC BY CRYSTAL MONEE HALL
DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER ASHLEY

Summer, 1862. The conflict has been raging for more than a year, and President Lincoln must find a way to end the Civil War. Enter powerful abolitionist Frederick Douglass. This new musical tells the inspirational story of one of the most important friendships in our nation’s history, and that of a divided country coming together.

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BOOK YOUR SUBSCRIPTION

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

Early Bird Perk
This early bird renewal offer has ended and the winner contacted.

Why is Subscription the Best Option?
Saving up to 20% is just one of the perks of your subscription. Check out the full list of benefits and perks here.

Premium Fixed Seat 6-Play Package
Our premium subscription 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.

Design-Your-Own Subscription
Design-Your-Own subscriptions go on sale in Spring 2024. Sign up for our mailing list here to be notified when they go on sale.

Renew Your Subscription
Renewing an Existing Subscription
The deadline to keep your seats was Jan 19! But don’t worry – if you are a subscriber looking to renew, please contact Patron Services asap at (858) 550-1010 and we will be happy to assist.

Your 6-Play pack contains all six productions in the season, including two thrilling world premiere musicals.

New Subscriptions
New Subscriptions
The fastest way to purchase your new 6-Play subscription is online.

Your 6-Play pack includes all six productions in the season, including two thrilling world-premiere musicals.

Subscribe

HOW TO BOOK

Renewing your Subscription

The deadline for Fixed Seat subscribers to keep your seats was Jan 19! But don’t worry – if you are a subscriber looking to renew, please contact Patron Services asap at (858) 550-1010 and we will be happy to assist.

New 2024/25 Subscriptions

New subscriptions are on sale now. A 2024/25 Subscription is a 6-Play package, with great seats at the best price that are renewable year after year. Subscriptions unlock a suite of savings and perks, and are an excellent way to support La Jolla Playhouse.

We process subscriptions in order of receipt, so we encourage you to book soon.

Subscription Ticket Pricing

6-Play Subscription – First Look (Week 1)


Gold Circle Seating
Area 1 Seating
Area 2 Seating
Tue-Fri, Sat Eve, Sat/Sun Mat
$365
$343
$277

6-Play Subscription – Regular (Week 2 and beyond)


Gold Circle Seating
Area 1 Seating
Area 2 Seating
Tue-Fri, Sun Eve
$397
$371
$300
Sat Mat, Sun Mat
$423
$393
$321
Sat Eve
$466
$428
$360

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

Book Online

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

Existing subscribers can renew online in under 5 minutes if you have no changes to your subscription. Please do not create a new account, as it will not be connected to your account history and discounted prices.

If you have changes to your subscription, please fill out the form included with your renewal invoice and mail it back to us.

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.

LJP 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.

Renewing and wish to connect your subscription to these events? Make the relevant selection on the form included with your renewal invoice and mail it back to us.

Purchasing a new subscription? Note within the purchase path the event you are interested in attending.

If you’re booking online, make a note within the purchase path.

Talkback Tuesday
Post-show, select Tuesday evenings
Participate in a lively discussion with performers and Playhouse staff members immediately following the performance.

Discovery Sunday
Post-show, a select Sunday 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 premium package of 6 plays, with excellent seats that are renewable year after year.

A subscription is much more cost effective than purchasing single tickets on a casual basis. It gives you first 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?

From Oct 31, existing subscribers can renew their subscription during an exclusive priority window.

From Nov 29, new subscribers can purchase a new subscription. Renewals are processed first, then new subscriptions are processed in order of receipt.

The first play of the season begins in late May 2024.

Can I purchase a subscription as a gift for someone else?

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. Read more.

Can I book tickets to individual plays?

Tickets to individual plays go on sale in 2024, closer to the run dates. In the meantime, plays are available as part of a subscription.

Join our mailing 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. Once your tickets have arrived in the mail, 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 – this confirms that your subscription will be processed in order of receipt. Patron Services works on your order and selects the best available seats for you. Tickets with specific performance dates are mailed to you in Spring 2024. Once your tickets have arrived in the mail, take advantage of your free exchange perk to adjust your subscription dates as needed.

I have a gift certificate. Can I use this toward my subscription?

Yes, if you have a gift certificate, you can apply this towards your subscription or single tickets. To utilize these funds toward your 2024/25 subscription renewal, please enter the 10-digit gift certificate number (please include the hyphen) when renewing online at lajollaplayhouse.org/renew, list the gift certificate number on your renewal invoice form, or 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 is 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 (Gold Circle, Area 1 or Area 2) when you order. You can also leave a note about a specific request when you are booking online. When our Patron Services team starts working on your subscription, they will select the best available seats for you. If they have questions, Patron Services will get in touch with you.

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

Renew Your Subscription
Renewing an Existing Subscription
The deadline to keep your seats was Jan 19! But don’t worry – if you are a subscriber looking to renew, please contact Patron Services asap at (858) 550-1010 and we will be happy to assist.

Your 6-Play pack contains all six productions in the season, including two thrilling world premiere musicals.

New Subscriptions
New Subscriptions
The fastest way to purchase your new 6-Play subscription is online.

Your 6-Play pack includes all six productions in the season, including two thrilling world-premiere musicals.

Subscribe

Photos: Johnny and June, courtesy Columbia Records/Creative Commons. Sasha Velour by Tanner Abel. Abraham Lincoln’s hat courtesy National Museum of American History.

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