Welcome to City Lights!

Since 1982, we’ve been inspiring, challenging and connecting with audiences through live theater. Starting in September: Our exciting new season of plays and musicals! Buy your season pass now to experience our full vision for 2023-24, and get the best savings on ticket prices.

See below for more about shows and tickets. We can’t wait to welcome you to the theater.

-Lisa Mallette, executive artistic director

King Liz
Runs Mar 21 - Apr 21, 2024
Written by:Fernanda Coppel
Directed by:Kinan Valdez
Supported by:Producers Anita Kapadia and Feroze Taraporavala
Season supported by:Season Producers Nancy B. Coleman & Paul M. Resch
[image: Neon light blue and lavender lights delineating a basketball court]
Sports agents have to fight to stay on top. If you’re a woman, it’s doubly hard. With an elite client roster, Liz Rico is poised to take over the agency she’s helped build. Then she takes on high school basketball superstar Freddie Luna. With a temper as hot as his talent, he could make his career and hers if she can keep things under control. But at what price?
Nothing but Net: Backstage at "King Liz"
Apr 2, 2024
Join director Kinan Valdez and other artists from "King Liz" in this online talkback. These events are free, up-close, and lots of fun!
Nineteen Jazz Orchestra: TV & Movie Themes
Apr 14, 2024
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Some of your favorite TV and movie themes were scored for a Big Band! Join Nineteen Jazz Orchestra, San Jose's professional Big Band, for an unforgettable evening of live music emceed by Mercury News columnist Sal Pizarro. (This event was rescheduled from Feb. 4 after the theater lost power during a storm.)
Black & White Time Warp Ball
Apr 27, 2024
Dynamic live performances, a sit-down dinner catered by Il Fornaio, and your favorite City Lights actors telling their favorite theater stories? Yes please! Come do the Time Warp with us at our fundraising gala on Saturday, April 27.
Runs May 16 - Jun 9, 2024
Written by:Lynn Nottage
Directed by:Aldo Billingslea
Supported by:Producers Sandra Moll & Rick Holden
Season supported by:Season Producers Nancy B. Coleman & Paul M. Resch
Clyde’s Sandwich Shop is more than just a greasy spoon. It serves up a chance at redemption for its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff. Clyde may be a devil of a boss, but the workers discover purpose in their lives as they find themselves banding together -- and sharing a quest to create the perfect sandwich.
Cory Cullinan & Riley Max
Jun 16, 2024
[image: At left, a smiling man in a DR NOIZE T-shirt. At right, his smiling daughter in a dark T-shirt with long blond hair]
This special Father's Day concert features father and daughter musicians Cory Cullinan and Riley Max: songs and storytelling from each of their albums about life, family and friends. Cory has songs in major movies, documentaries, and on multiple albums, and is also the family recording artist Doctor Noize. Riley hit the scene last year with her stunning debut album of original songs, "ROY G BIV."
Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show
Runs Jul 19 - Aug 25, 2024
Book, Music and Lyrics by:Richard O'Brien
Directed by:Amber Smith
Choreographed by:Stephanie Staszak
Supported by:Producers Jonathan Karpf and Kathleen Zaretsky
Season supported by:Season Producers Nancy B. Coleman & Paul M. Resch
In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter and its houseful of wild characters. Complete with sass from the audience, this kitschy rock 'n' roll sci-fi gothic musical is more fun than ever. City Lights had hit productions in 2003 and 2013, and we can’t wait to do the Time Warp with you again!