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CLT Announces 83rd Season Show Lineup

AUBURN, ME (October 3, 2022) — The L/A Community Little Theatre (CLT) will open its 83rd season in January with the critically acclaimed comedy It’s Only a Play by Terrence McNally. 

Veteran CLT performer, director, and choreographer Eileen Messina will direct It’s Only a Play, which will run January 19-22 and 26-29. Laughs ensue during an opening night party at a luxurious Manhattan home where a producer, playwright, director, actors and assorted friends and hangers-on as they nervously wait for the late-night reviews of the opening night of their Broadway play. The show includes adult themes and language. 

Starting April 20, CLT will present the musical Little Women, directed by Brandon Chaloux. With a book by Allan Knee, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and music by Jason Howland, the show is based on Louisa May Alcott’s semi-autobiographical two-volume novel. This beloved story of the adventures of the four March sisters is brought to life in this Tony-nominated musical. Performance dates are April 20-23 and 27-30.

 Picasso at the Lapin Agile, an absurd comedy of historical fiction, will take center stage opening June 15. Directed by long-time actor and director John Blanchette, this play written by comedian Steve Martin has Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso meeting in a Paris bar in 1904, where they have a spirited debate about the value of genius and talent, all the while interacting with a host of colorful characters. Performance dates are June 15-18 and 22-25.

The Tony-nominated musical Little Mermaid, directed by Becca Tinkham, will close CLT’s 83rd season in August. Based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and the Disney animated film of the same name, this hit musical is a hauntingly beautiful love about a mermaid who dreams of the world above the sea and gives up her voice to find true love. With music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, Little Mermaid will be performed August 10-13 and 17-20. 

Subscribers to CLT’s 83rd season can enjoy savings of 25 percent and get four shows for the price of three. Priority reserved seating for subscribers is also being restored for the upcoming season. The new season ticket prices are $66.00 for adults, $57.00 for seniors, and $42.00 for students (prices include all fees). Season tickets for new subscribers will go on sale October 1st at

Individual ticket prices have not increased for the upcoming season. Seating for individual ticket holders will continue to be general admission, and sales will be limited to allow for social distancing.

“While we will kick off our official four-show season in January with It’s Only a Play, we are very pleased to announce that CLT will host The Rocky Horror Show in October in collaboration with “Rocky for Equality,” a local theater company  dedicated to facilitating social change in our community,” notes CLT co-executive director Roger Philippon. The legendary rock ‘n roll musical will play on Halloween weekend, October 27-29. Many CLT regulars are involved in the show, headed by director Becca Tinkham, a CLT board member and frequent performer. Tickets and more information are available at The Rocky Horror Show is not part of CLT’s official season.

L/A Community Little Theatre is located at 30 Academy Street in Auburn. A volunteer, non-profit organization, CLT has produced live theatre since 1940 with the goal to provide affordable and quality entertainment in the performing arts as well as education, training, and experience in theatre for area youth. For more information, visit, or contact the box office at or 783-0958.

Below: The four shows of CLT’s 83rd Season.

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