– Single event tickets for the exciting new Cal Poly Arts 2019-20 season go on sale to the public on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 10 a.m. The new season boasts more than 35 events, celebrating 35 years of presenting extraordinary arts and entertainment on the Central Coast. The discount subscription period ends Friday, August 2, 2019.
All remaining individual show tickets will be available by phone or in person at the Cal Poly Ticket Office (805-756-4849) and online: calpolyarts.org.
Full season information is available at calpolyarts.org.
Offering a wide array of unique speakers and artists from all of the performing arts genres, season highlights include:
An Evening with David Sedaris and a new line-up of National Geographic Live speakers; brilliant Broadway musicals Waitress, American in Paris, and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical; the magical spectacle The Illusionists – Live From Broadway; comedy from George Lopez, The Improvised Shakespeare Company and Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood’s “Scared Scriptless” improv tour; concerts by Mandy Patinkin, Leo Kottke, Thelma Houston’s Motown Experience; George Winston; and the return of Pink Martini and “Late Night with Stephen Colbert” bandleader Jon Batiste, this time with Batiste’s Stay Human band.
Classical music is well represented with master pianist Emanuel Ax performing an all-Beethoven concert and the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra. World music and dance span the globe: Ireland’s Cherish the Ladies; Diego Figueiredo Trio’s “Brazilian Nights,” the all-female Mariachi band Flor de Toloache; LA’s Las Cafeteras; and Hawaii’s Waipuna. Dance companies include Dorrance Dance, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and Lula Washington Dance Theatre, while modern circus arts and acrobatics are explored by Cirque Éloize in their latest production, Hotel.
“Our single ticket on sale date is always a highlight day for us,” says Cal Poly Arts Director Steve Lerian. “The response so far from the community in purchasing season subscriptions has been extraordinary. We’ve been presenting world-class performances in San Luis Obispo for the past 35 years, and I am confident in saying that this is one of, if not the, finest collection of artists and companies we have ever put together. I’m sure our patrons are going to love it.”
BROADWAY & THEATRE
An American in Paris
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
Cirque Éloize – HOTEL
The Hip Hop Nutcracker
The Illusionists – Live from Broadway
NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players – The Mikado
Jon Batiste & Stay Human
A.J. Croce – Croce Plays Croce
Christian Elliott – Why Be Good?
Thelma Houston’s Motown Experience
Mandy Patinkin – Diaries
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
Loreto Aramendi – organ recital
Raúl Prieto Ramírez – organ recital
Siberian State Symphony Orchestra
COMEDY & SPEAKERS
An Evening with David Sedaris
The Improvised Shakespeare Company
George Lopez – The Wall World Tour
Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood – The Scared Scriptless Tour
National Geographic Live
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Dorrance Dance – SOUNDspace
Lula Washington Dance Theatre
WORLD MUSIC & DANCE
Cherish the Ladies
Diego Figueiredo Trio – Brazilian Nights
Flor de Toloache
TAO – DRUM TAO 2020