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Fabulous entertainer Lola (Barton “Bart” Perry, center) and Lola’s angels dancing in “Kinky Boots” (2023). Photo by Christian Pizzirani.
City Lights presents an exciting mix of plays and musicals, along with the Lights & Music Concert Series; Zoom talkbacks; and the podcast Filament. Scroll down for photos and video. For more, contact marketing director Rebecca Wallace, or call our box office at 408-295-4200 on Mondays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and Tuesday-Friday from noon-4 p.m.

On our mainstage through Aug. 25: Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, the original rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi musical upon which the 1975 fan- favorite flick was based.

Synopsis: 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. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” Complete with sass from the audience, this deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic musical is more fun than ever. City Lights had hit productions of Rocky Horror in 2003 and 2013 (with lines around the block), and we can’t wait to do the Time Warp with you again!

High-res photos by Christian Pizzirani
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Our 2024-25 season:
The 2024-25 season begins in September with J.B. Priestley’s gripping drama An Inspector Calls, which premiered in 1945 but whose plea for a more just society still strongly resonates today. Next, City Lights brings back Kit Wilder and Jeffrey Bracco’s 2014 hit Truce: A Christmas Wish from the Great War, which commemorates the “Christmas Truce” during World War I. January brings Madhuri Shekar’s In Love and Warcraft, a delightfully raunchy romcom; followed by Agatha Christie’s classic mystery The Mousetrap. In May comes Bekah Brunstetter’s The Cake, a comedy about faith, family and frosting. Then City Lights’ summer 2025 musical is Head Over Heels, a love-affirming tale set to the music of The Go-Go’s.

2024-25 season press release

City Lights is a fully vaccinated company. Masks are recommended in the building, and required at select performances of each mainstage show. City Lights recommends but does not require the Covid vaccine and booster.

We ask that if any patron is feeling unwell or has any concerning symptoms to please stay home. We’ll be happy to exchange tickets for another performance, free of charge. For more about City Lights’ Covid protocols, which may change at any time as the pandemic evolves, go to cltc.org/covid-protocols.