Classic Theatre & San Pedro Playhouse: Name Change and 2024-2025 112th Season Announcement, March 6, 2024



112th Season Announced for 2024–25

(via San Pedro Playhouse)(SAN ANTONIO, TX - March 6, 2024) — The iconic institution formerly known as The Public Theater of San Antonio is proud to announce its return to its historic roots as San Pedro Playhouse. With a rich legacy deeply embedded in the cultural fabric of San Antonio, this rebranding marks a momentous occasion in the theater's storied history. Embracing an original name, San Pedro Playhouse reaffirms its commitment to serving as a vibrant hub for artistic expression, community engagement, and theatrical innovation in the heart of San Antonio. 


Asia Ciaravino, President & CEO adds: “San Pedro Springs Park represents hundreds of years of storytellers that gathered in the park — we hope to continue that tradition and create spaces for artists to thrive. In honoring this rich heritage, we recognize the profound importance of storytelling as a cornerstone of human connection and cultural preservation. Just as many have gathered beneath the shade of the ancient trees in the park to share tales of wisdom and wonder, we aspire to foster an environment where artists can explore, innovate, and amplify their voices.”


The curtains rise once again as San Pedro Playhouse proudly unveils its highly anticipated 112th season lineup, promising an exhilarating journey through a diverse array of theatrical productions. As a cornerstone of San Antonio's cultural landscape, the Playhouse continues its legacy of delivering captivating performances that resonate with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. With a steadfast commitment to excellence and innovation, the upcoming season promises to captivate, inspire, and delight theatre enthusiasts throughout the community and beyond.


J. Robert “Jimmy” Moore, Producing Artistic Director: “I'm thrilled to unveil our 2024–25 “Season of Legends” at San Pedro Playhouse, where each tale showcases legendary stories and individuals that will undoubtedly captivate and rock the socks off our audiences! Join us as we journey through the realms of myth, history, and imagination, bringing to life the larger-than-life characters and timeless narratives that have shaped cultures and inspired generations. Whether you're a seasoned theatergoer or new to the magic of live performance, there's something for everyone in our Season of Legends. Come be a part of the excitement and experience the power of storytelling like never before!”




The Fantastikos

Music by Harvey Schmidt

Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones

September 12–29, 2024

Classic Theater


Step into a world of whimsy and wonder with a groundbreaking bilingual adaptation of the beloved classic musical that enchants audiences of all ages. Set in a mysterious and magical world, the story follows two neighboring families who feign a feud to bring their children together. As boy meets girl, they journey through trials and tribulations, and discover the true meaning of love and the power of imagination.This adaptation, the first of its kind, has been granted special permission from Musical Theatre International. This September, experience an unforgettable theatrical experience that celebrates the joys and challenges of life in Classic Theatre’s first full musical production The Fantastikos. 

Naughty Encore Add-On

The Rocky Horror Show 

Music, Lyrics, and Book by Richard O'Brien

October 4–31, 2024

Russell Hill Rogers Theater


In a titillating place where conventions dissolve, and eccentricity reigns supreme, venture alongside an unsuspecting couple as they embark on a “strange journey.” As their evening unfolds, hidden desires emerge from the shadows, and inhibitions dissolve. This October, prepare to be swept away on a whirlwind journey of self-discovery and antici….pation. Join us, at select show times featuring late nights and a special halloween performance, for electrifying exploration of identity, liberation, and rock-and-roll with The Rocky Horror Show.


By Holland Taylor

Starring Anna Gangai

November 8–24, 2024

Classic Theatre


Witness the captivating one-woman play, ANN, in the new Classic Theatre, formally the Cellar Theater. This riveting performance brings the fearless persona of Texas Governor Ann Richards, a woman known for her tenacity and iron-willed spirit to the stage. This powerful portrayal highlights her journey, revealing how she emerged stronger through trials, embodying the tagline, "Tougher than Nails." The play captures the essence of Richards' resilience, her sharp wit, and her unwavering commitment to public service. Don't miss this glimpse into the life of a woman who truly defined a generation.

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens

Adapted by Tim Hedgepeth and Anthony Ciaravino

November 29–December 22, 2024

Russell Hill Rogers Theater


This season marks the triumphant return of the new Playhouse family tradition – A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story. Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit as the theater presents this unique version of the timeless classic, integrating American Sign Language (ASL) throughout the production. Witness the transformative power of inclusivity and renew your subscription now to secure your seats for a heartwarming celebration that transcends language barriers.

Holiday Encore Add-On

The Frosty Follies: A Holiday Cabaret

Conceived by J. Robert "Jimmy" Moore

December 6–15, 2024

Classic Theatre


Welcome to a showcase where local talent shines bright in a cozy setting adorned with twinkling lights and holiday cheer! Join us for festive evenings in December filled with beloved classic musical numbers performed by actors we know and love from our community. From jazzy renditions of "Let It Snow" to heartfelt interpretations of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," our talented ensemble will captivate you with their unique flair and infectious energy. It's the perfect way to celebrate the season with loved ones, laughter, and cherished memories. Join our family and friends  in the Classic Theatre for The Frosty Follies: A Holiday Cabaret.

Jersey Boys 

Book by Marshall Brickman

Book by Rick Elice

Music by Bob Gaudio

Lyrics by Bob Crewe

February 7–March 2, 2025

Russell Hill Rogers Theater


Get ready to embark on a musical journey with the regional-produced premiere of the Broadway sensation Jersey Boys. Step into the vibrant world of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons as the theater develops this iconic hit and gripping story to the Russell Hill Rogers Theater. You can secure your subscription today to make sure you're part of the excitement as this toe-tapping, chart-topping Broadway hit is produced for the first time in the region.


Spring Encore Add-On

Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare

March 25–30, 2025

Shakespeare in the Park at San Pedro Springs Park


In March 2025, we are looking forward to bringing back another beloved San Antono tradition. Join us for Shakespeare in the Park, where the timeless tales come to life amidst the serene beauty of San Antonio's oldest park, San Pedro Springs Park. Audiences will be transported to fair Verona, where feuding families and undying passion collide in a gripping tale of romance and tragedy. San Antonio’s latest tradition returns with Shakespeare’s timeless love story, Romeo and Juliet.

Anything Goes 

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton

and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse

New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman

May 9–June 1, 2025

Russell Hill Rogers Theater


Step aboard the S.S. American in May for a delightful voyage filled with laughter, romance, and toe-tapping tunes in this hilarious and high-energy musical comedy! Set sail with us on this journey where mistaken identities, madcap antics, and unlikely romances abound among the eccentric passengers and colorful characters navigating the high seas. Accompanied by Cole Porter's unforgettable score featuring classics like "You're the Top," "I Get a Kick Out of You," and, of course, the titular song. With dazzling dance numbers, witty humor, and infectious charm, this production promises an evening of pure entertainment and escapism. So grab your life jacket and get ready for a first-class voyage with Anything Goes, a theatrical experience that will leave you singing and dancing in the aisles!


by Peter Shaffer

June 5–29, 2025

Classic Theatre


Enter the dazzling world of genius and envy with a gripping tale of rivalry, obsession, and the pursuit of artistic excellence set against the backdrop of 18th-century Vienna. Explore the tumultuous relationship between two composers as one grapples with jealousy and moral conflict. Experience classic music unparalleled talent and unruly behavior, leading to a battle of wills with far-reaching consequences. With a sumptuous score of beloved compositions, including "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" and "Requiem," this theatrical masterpiece explores the complexities of genius, ambition, and the price of fame. In June 2025, don't miss this thrilling and thought-provoking production that will captivate audiences from start to finish in Amadeus.

Season Subscriptions and Tickets for the 112th Season of 2024–25 

  • Season Subscriptions and Passes are currently available only for existing subscribers for both San Pedro Playhouse and Classic Theatre. Season Subscriptions for new subscribers will be available on May 6, 2024. Single tickets will be available on July 1, 2024. To stay up to date on season information, visit, call (210) 733-7258, or email

  • Season Packages Available:

    • Loyalist Bundle | $330-370 — Includes Russell Hill Rogers Subscription with four shows, three Classic Theatre shows, one Russell Hill Rogers add-on, one Holiday Classic Theatre add-on, and one Shakespeare in the Park add-on. (10 shows total.) 

    • Enthusiast Bundle | $240-280 — Includes Russell Hill Rogers Subscription with four shows and three Classic Theatre shows. (7 shows)

    • Curtain Call Subscription | $120-160 — Includes four shows in the Russell Hill Rogers Theater. (4 shows total.)

    • Classic Theatre Pass | $120 — Includes three shows in the Classic Theatre. (3 shows total.)

    • Encore Add-Ons | $30 each — Three different offerings are available: One in the Russell Hill Rogers Theater, one in the Classic Theatre, and ONE in Shakespeare in the Park.

About San Pedro Playhouse

San Pedro Playhouse is a non-profit organization producing live professional theater that inspires, educates, and connects communities. As San Antonio’s professional theater, many volunteers and service contractors contribute to the organization’s success. An average of two hundred professionally paid performers and technicians annually participate in productions. Nearly 90% of the performers and creative team members are from the local region. Established in 1912 as the San Antonio Dramatic Club and incorporated on April 6, 1927, as the San Antonio Little Theatre, it is the longest-running theater in South Texas. The company has had other brands, such as San Pedro Playhouse (1997) and The Playhouse San Antonio (2012).  Its most recent brand, The Public Theater of San Antonio, was unveiled on January 7, 2018. San Pedro Playhouse has evolved to serve its community as a 501c3 non-profit organization for over a century. Visit for more information.


About Classic Theatre 

Classic Theatre is a nonprofit professional theatre in San Antonio, Texas, committed to producing theatre that is relevant, diverse, entertaining, and transformative. It produces three shows a year. Classic Theatre was founded in 2008 by Chris Cheever, Asia Ciaravino, Anthony Ciaravino, Diane Malone, Rick Malone, Terri Peña Ross, and Allan S. Ross, and counts among its credits more than 70 Alamo Theatre Arts Council (ATAC) Awards.

112th Season
by San Pedro Playhouse and Classic Theatre SA
San Pedro Playhouse

March 06 - March 20, 2024
Russell Hill Rogers Stage, San Pedro Playhouse, San Antonio
800 West Ashby Place
San Antonio, TX, 78212

112th Season, 2024-2025

San Pedro Playhouse and Classic Theatre of San Antonio