CENTRAL COAST PLAYERS present local comedians on the first Saturday of the month at the Grange Hall, 2880 Broad St. in SLO. Shows start at 8:30 p.m. Cost is $5 at the door. Reservations aren’t required. Refreshments will be available. Info: 543-0639.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST hits the stage at Arroyo Grande High School May 21-30, Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and May 30 at 1 p.m., with a special school matinee on May 22 at 10 a.m. at the Clark Center, 487 Fair Oaks Ave. in Arroyo Grande. Tickets are $5-$15. Info and reservations: 489-9444.
GYPSY hits the stage May 22-June 21 at the San Luis Obispo Little Theatre at 888 Morro in SLO. $23-$25. Join the ultimate stage mother, Mama Rose, as she manages her daughter’s tour across the United States during the 1920s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Info: slolittletheatre.org or 786-2440.
HOUSELIGHTS THEATRE AND ALLIED ARTS PRESENT ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE May 22-June 21 at the Old Grammar School in Cambria. The show features Amanda Baker as Patsy Cline. Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. See it at 1350 Main St. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at the Cambria Chamber of Commerce or over the phone. Info: houselightstheatre.org or 927-4667.
COMEDIAN, JUGGLER, MUSICIAN AND MAGICIAN TODD PAUL performs on May 23 at the Grange Hall, 2880 Broad St. in SLO with local comedian Shady Parker at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be available. Info and tickets: 712-8469 or 543-0639.
THE SLIGHTEST MOVEMENT is presented by Drew Silvaggio at the SLO Little Theatre on May 24 and June 7 at 7 p.m. The Civic Ballet fundraiser is on May 24 at 6 p.m. before the show. Cost is $50 for the fundraiser at 888 Morro in SLO. Regular tickets are $15-$20. Info: 544-4363.
SLO LEGAL plays May 24-Sept. 6. Join the senior partners of Crane, Poole, and Schmidt for a symposium on the future of Boston’s most prestigious law firm at the Spyglass Inn Restaurant, 2305 Spyglass Drive in Shell Beach. This is a one-of-a-kind dinner theater experience overlooking the cliffs. Cost is $49. Info: 489-3875 or murderinmind.com.
YOURS, ANNE (a musical version of the diary of Anne Frank), presented by Coastal Conservatory Theatre, plays May 29-June 6 at the Clark Center at Arroyo Grande High School. $25. Info: 489-9444.
PISMO BEACH YOUTH THEATRE PERFORMANCES show Grease Jr., starring 4th-6th grade students May 29-30, and Grease starring 7th-12th grade students June 5-7 at 2 and 7 p.m. Little Shop of Horrors shows July 31-Aug. 2 at 2 and 7pm. High School Musical shows Aug. 7-9 at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Pismo Beach Veterans Hall. Tickets are $8-$10. Info and tickets (or purchase them at the door): 471-4976.
IMAGEN Y ESPIRITU MEXICO DE NOCHE, presented by Ballet Folklorico De Cal Poly, is May 30 at 7 p.m. at the Spanos Theatre in SLO. Info: 756-2787 or pacslo.org.
THE ACADEMY OF DANCE PRESENTS THE SAN LUIS JAZZ DANCERS IN CONCERT on May 31 at 6 p.m. Leading local choreographers will present a contemporary repertoire in a fast-paced evening of jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop entertainment at the Spanos Theatre in SLO. Info and tickets: 544-1230, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 756-2787.
INFUSION—JAZZ DANCERS IN CONCERT is May 31 at 6 p.m. at the Spanos Theatre in SLO. Info: 756-2787 or pacslo.org.
ALCHEMY WITH THE VARIABLE VELOCITY PERFORMANCE GROUP shows June 4-6 at the Cal Poly Spanos Theatre at 8 p.m. See a dance performance that integrates the arts into an evening of multi-media theater. $15-$20. Info: variablevelocity.org or 756-2787.
SOPA BLACK BOX THEATER presents Let’s Go to the Movies June 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27 at 116 W. Branch St. in Arroyo Grande. Info: 473-0377 or thestudioofperformingarts.com.
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY features Santa Maria Civic Ballet and Everybody Can Dance and guest director Alexei Badrak of the Bolshoi Ballet of Russia on June 6 at 7 p.m. and June 7 at 3 p.m. at the Clark Center, 487 Fair Oaks Ave. in Arroyo Grande. $10-$17. Info: 489-9444.
THE JUNGLE BOOK tells the story of Mowgli, who was raised by wolves and learns the ways of the jungle June 6-28 on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. $12-$16. See it at Unity, 1490 Southwood Drive, San Luis Obispo. Info: 543-PLAY or kelrikproductions.com.
ARROYO GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE ENSEMBLE presents the New Play Festival on June 8. Info: 489-9444 or clarkcenter.org.
UNDER THE BOARDWALK by Erik Stein plays at the Melodrama through June 14. Take a close look at life under the boardwalk in Pismo where a clam and a gull fall in love. See it at the theater on Highway 1 in Oceano. Tickets cost $17-$20, with discounts available. Info: 489-2499 or americanmelodrama.com.
GOLD FEVER AT THE ROUGH AND READY by Neal LaVine plays at the Great American Melodrama June 18-Sept. 19. A mining camp comes to life with heroic action, love, betrayal, deceit, and villainy on Highway 1 in Oceano. Tickets are $17-$20, with $2 discount for seniors, students, active military, with a $4 discount for children. Info: 489-2499 or americanmelodrama.com.
PACIFIC DANCE CENTER PRESENTS THE LITTLE MERMAID on June 27 at the Cal Poly Spanos Theater. Info: 772-7119 or 756-2787.
SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR by Bernard Slade takes the stage at the Pewter Plough Playhouse July 3-Aug. 9. The play is about two star-crossed lovers, seemingly happily married to other people, whose special connection leads them to meet. A preview is July 3 ($12), a Champagne opening is July 4 ($25). The show plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $15-$19. See it on Main Street at Sheffield in Cambria’s West Village. Info: 927-3877 or pewterploughplayhouse.org.
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2, presented by Kelrik Productions, shows July 10-19 at the PAC in SLO on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $22 and up. Info: 756-2787, 543-PLAY, or kelrikproductions.com.
SLO LITTLE THEATRE PRESENTS VEGAS, BABY! July 10-Aug. 2. See the history of the little town in the desert that became an oasis for the world at 888 Morro St. in SLO. Tickets cost $50 for Martini Nights, $35 for all other shows. Info: 786-2440 or slolittle
CENTRAL COAST SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL PRESENTS A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM AND TREASURE ISLAND, alternating from July 10-Aug.15 at River Oaks Amphitheatre, 800 Clubhouse Drive in Paso Robles. See them at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. $18-$20. Info: centralcoastshakespeare.org or 546-4224.
RIP VAN WINKLE alternates with Gold Fever at the Rough and Ready at the Great American Melodrama July 18-Sept. 20. Rip starts on July 16. Rip van Winkle is a lovable, if lazy, villager who prefers a song and a drink to a farmer’s work. Evil landlord Derrick von Beekman plots to cheat Rip out of his property, and when Rip’s wife throws him out of the house in frustration Rip climbs into the mountains. On Highway One in Oceano. $17-$20, discounts available. Info: 489-2499 or americanmelodrama.com.
SUMMER COMEDY JAM STARRING ARJ BARKER on Aug. 15 at 8pm at Spanos Theatre at the PAC in SLO. $20-$26. Info: 756-2787 or calpolyarts.org.
THE PRODUCERS three weekends at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts Aug. 21-Sept. 6. “An Evening in Rio” – a fundraising event for the musical takes place July 17 at the Monday Club in SLO. $30-$40. Info: 489-9444 or clarkcenter.org.
THE CLEAN HOUSE, by Sarah Ruhl Aug. 28-Sept. 20, Friday and Saturdays at 8pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. When all you want is a clean house, beware, someone just may air your dirty laundry. Pulitzer-Prize nominated play. 888 Morro St. in SLO. Info: 786-2440 or slolittletheatre.org.
PACIFIC REPERTORY OPERA PRESENTS “BROADWAY BY THE SEA” at the Chapman House in Shell Beach on Aug. 29. An afternoon of show tunes in the gardens. Bring a picnic for table or lawn seating. $25-$45. Info: 541-5369 or propera.org.
KATHY GRIFFIN comes to the PAC in SLO on Sept. 23 at 8pm. All Ages. $45-$70. Info: 756-2787 or Tickets.com.
PCPA LINE UP: Les Misérables: June 11-July 12 at the Solvang Festival Theater, performances Tuesday-Sunday at 8pm. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: June 19-July 11 at the Marian Theatre in Santa Maria. Performances Wednesday – Sunday with select Thursdays at 2pm and 7pm and July 17-Aug. 2 at the Solvang Festival Theater, performances Wednesday-Sunday at 8pm. Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man: July 17-Aug. 1 at the Marian Theatre, performances Wednesday-Sunday at 2pm and 7pm and Aug. 7 – 23 at the Solvang Festival Theater, performances Tuesday-Sunday at 8pm. The Spitfire Grill: Aug. 7-23 at the Marian Theatre, performances Wednesday-Sunday at 2pm and 7pm and Aug. 28-Sept. 13 at the Solvang Festival Theater, performances Wednesday-Sunday at 8pm. Distracted plays Aug. 7-Sept. 20 at the Severson Theatre, Santa Maria, performances Wednesday, Friday – Sunday, and Thursday Sept. 10 at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets and info: pcpa.org or 922-8313.
CAMBRIA FOLLIES take place Sept. 2-6 at 7:30pm at the Cambria Vets Hall. $25 and up. Info: cambriachamber.org or 927-8305.
SCARY POPPINS AT THE GREAT AMERICAN MELODRAMA by Ben E. Millet Sept. 24-Nov. 15. It’s Super-Nanny-Gone-Ballistic-Expialidocious! Young Jack and Jill Peabody live in Victorian London with their widowed father, a nutty inventor with little time to pay attention to his children. But when the children write to everybody’s favorite Super Nanny, they get more than they bargained for —instead of Mary Poppins, they end up with her bizarre twin sister, Scary Poppins. On Highway One in Oceano. $17-$20, with discounts available. Info: 489-2499 or americanmelodrama.com.