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August 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am

– 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 Parisand 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 LadiesDiego 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.”



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

Leo Kottke

Metta Quintet

Mandy Patinkin – Diaries

Pink Martini featuring China Forbes

Jake Shimabukuro

George Winston



Loreto Aramendi – organ recital

Emanuel Ax

Raúl Prieto Ramírez – organ recital

Siberian State Symphony Orchestra



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


Cherish the Ladies

Diego Figueiredo Trio – Brazilian Nights

Flor de Toloache

Las Cafeteras




August 5, 2019
10:00 am
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