I feel that summer theatres are hidden gems, located all over the country, just waiting to be discovered. The happiest time in my life was spent at the Westport Country Playhouse, where I acted with Tyrone Power in Lilliom in 1941. And then ran the Playhouse from 1949 for a number of seasons.
Summer theatre is so great, because you can do anything—there are no limitations!
Here is a list we found of theatres throughout the country with some fantastic shows you’ll likely want to see this summer. Because the list is so long (16 pages!), you can access or download it here:
It’s great because you can search by state, so you can see what’s going on in your state or any states that you may have plans to visit this summer!
Here’s a sample of what you will find:
- Red Mountain Theatre Company (Birmingham) Non-Equity, Non-Profit http://www.redmountaintheatre.org/
- California Musical Theatre (Sacramento) AEA, Non-Profit http://www.californiamusicaltheatre.com
- California Shakespeare Theater (Berkeley) AEA-LORT D, Non-Profit http://www.calshakes.org
- La Jolla Playhouse (La Jolla) AEA-LORT B, Non-Profit http://www.lajollaplayhouse.com
- Magic Theatre (San Francisco) AEA-BAT, Non-Profit http://magictheatre.org
- Marin Shakespeare Company (San Rafael) Non-Equity+ http://www.marinshakespeare.org
- Old Globe, The (San Diego) AEA-LORT, B, C2 http://www.oldglobe.org
- Pacific Repertory Theatre/Carmel Shakespeare Festival (Carmel by the Sea) Equity, Non-Profit http://www.pacrep.org
- PCPA Theaterfest (Santa Maria) AEA-U/RTA http://www.pcpa.org
- San Franciso Shakespeare Festival (San Francisco) AEA-LORT D/LOA (EMC) Non-Profit http://www.sfshakes.org
- Shakespeare Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz) Non-Eq. & AEA-LOA, Non-Profit http://www.shakespearesantacruz.org
- Six Flags Magic Mountain (Valencia) Non-Equity, Commercial http://www.sixflags.com
- Starlight Musical Theatre/San Diego Civic Light Opera (San Diego) AEA W CLO, Non-Profit http://www.starlighttheatre.org
- Summer Repertory Theatre (Santa Rosa) Non-Equity, Non-Profit http://www2.santarosa.edu
- Western Stage (Salinas) Non-Equity + AEA/GA, Non-Profit http://www.westernstage.com
- Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum (Topanga) LOA, Non-Profit http://www.theatricum.com