Ahmanson Theatre 2023/24 Season
The 2023/24 Ahmanson Season is filled with entertaining, crowd-pleasing shows that are guaranteed to leave a smile on your face. It’s a celebration of live performance at a time when we need it most, and it features beloved stories, Tony, Pulitzer, and Grammy winners, bold, new works, and timeless classics like you have never seen them before.
Don’t miss this incredible Season! The 5-show subscription package starts at only $199 per person! Be sure to add Hadestown, returning to the Ahmanson this fall! Subscribers will also be able to add on tickets to Dog Man: The Musical playing at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City this holiday season.
Subscribers enjoy exclusive discounts off single ticket prices and preferred seating at each of our theatres. Check out all of our exclusive subscriber benefits, including locked-in discounted pricing, easy (and FREE) ticket exchanges, and brand-new benefits such restaurant discounts and our Refer-a-Friend program.
Want to split payments? We can help. Call our Subscription Hotline (213.972.4444) and we'll divide your subscription order up into monthly payments. Your total subscription order will be split into up to three monthly payments and automatically charged on the last Thursday of each month after the initial payment. Any credits toward your order will be applied to the first payment. Additional tickets, donations, and parking will be charged separately and in full at time of order. Note that your subscription must be fully paid in the month prior to your first performance. Requires payment by one credit card and includes a one-time $10 payment processing fee.
About the Season
Music, Lyrics & Book by Anaïs Mitchell (she/her)
Developed with & Directed by Rachel Chavkin (she/her)
October 3 – 15, 2023
Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show from celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for today... and always.
HADESTOWN intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.
Book by Joseph Robinette
Music and Lyrics by Benji Pasek and Justin Paul
Original Direction on Broadway by John Rando
Choreography by Warren Carlyle
Directed by Matt Lenz
Executive Producer Dan Sher
December 5 – 31, 2023
From the songwriting team behind the smash hit Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the critically-acclaimed films La La Land and The Greatest Showman, A Christmas Story, The Musical, brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage! Set in 1940s Indiana, a young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish. Nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical, the Associated Press calls A Christmas Story, The Musical “a joyous Christmas miracle,” while The New York Times writes “I was dazzled. You’d have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face.”
Music by Terry Davies based on the original score by Sergei Prokofiev
Directed and Choreographed by Matthew Bourne
In collaboration with the New Adventures artistic team
North American Premiere
January 28 – February 25, 2024
Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet gives Shakespeare’s timeless story of forbidden love a scintillating injection of raw passion and youthful vitality. Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together. A masterful re-telling of an ageless tale of teenage discovery and the madness of first love, Romeo and Juliet garnered universal critical acclaim when it premiered in 2019, and now returns to the New Adventures repertoire alongside the very best of Bourne’s world renowned dance theatre productions.
Directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, collaborating with the New Adventures Artistic team; Etta Murfitt (Associate Artistic Director), Lez Brotherston (Set and Costume design), Paule Constable (Lighting Design), Paul Groothuis (Sound Design) and Arielle Smith (Associate Choreographer) with Terry Davies’ thrillingly fresh orchestrations of Prokofiev’s dynamic score.
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Book by Isobel Lennart
April 2 – 28, 2024
Featuring one of the most iconic scores of all time by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, an updated book from Harvey Fierstein based on the original classic by Isobel Lennart, tap choreography by Ayodele Casel, choreography by Ellenore Scott, and direction from Michael Mayer, this love letter to the theatre has the whole shebang!
The sensational Broadway revival dazzles with celebrated classic songs, including “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “People.” This bittersweet comedy is the story of the indomitable Fanny Brice, a girl from the Lower East Side who dreamed of a life on the stage. Everyone told her she’d never be a star, but then something funny happened—she became one of the most beloved performers in history, shining brighter than the brightest lights of Broadway.
Book, Music, And Lyrics by Michael R. Jackson
Choreography by Raja Feather Kelly
Directed by Stephen Brackett
A co-production with American Conservatory Theater
June 5 – 30, 2024
Hell-bent on breaking free of his own self-perception, Usher, a young, gay, Black writer who hates his day job, writes a musical about a young, gay, Black writer who’s writing a musical about a young, gay, Black writer...a strange loop. Usher grapples with desires, identity, and instincts he both loves and loathes, all brought to life on stage by a hilarious, straight-talking ensemble.
Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, Michael R. Jackson’s blisteringly funny, “audacious and uproarious” (The Guardian) show is a heartfelt and thought-provoking masterwork that uses humor and honesty to explore themes around race and sexuality.
Written by Sandy Rustin
Additional Material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price
Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn
Original Music by Michael Holland
July 30 – Aug 25, 2024
Murder and blackmail are on the menu when six mysterious guests assemble at Boddy Manor for a night they’ll never forget! Was it Mrs. Peacock in the study with the knife? Or was it Colonel Mustard in the library with the wrench? Based on the cult 1985 Paramount movie and inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is the ultimate whodunit that will leave you dying of laughter and keep you guessing until the final twist.
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- Additional tickets for friends and family at discounted subscriber prices
- No handling fees on additional tickets
- Flexible, unlimited, and FREE ticket exchanges
- Easy monthly payment plan available (by phone at 213.972.4444)
- Priority seating before shows go on sale to the public
- Complimentary improvement requests each year
- Subscribers will now get a 10% discount at local restaurants.
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