The 2021/22 Season is Finally Here!

Join Us for a Welcomed Return to the Magic of Live Theater In Foster City!

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We made it!
And we just can’t find the right words to adequately express the joy, excitement, and anticipation all of us at Hillbarn have about once again presenting a season of live theatre!
Usually we would gather together to celebrate the joy of a new season, but for now, we’ll just imagine you are sitting in your favorite seats; friends, colleagues and family around you all celebrating YOUR theatre, and as the lights fade, we take a collective breath and launch the 81st season together!
“We sit together in the dark to know, how to love each other in the light.” -Stages’, Houston
This year our season explores heart, humor, love, and that sense of pride and warmth that only comes from belonging to a community.
We’ve adopted the theatre’s call to action: “places, please!”  After waiting in the wings for what will be 20 months it’s now time for each of us to return to our respective spot in the theatre and bring our collective energy and joy back to our communal place of empathy.
December 3, 2021, at 8 pm will be our first “places, please” call for our community in over a year!
It is our job to reconnect and heal the human spirit as a whole community, ever-present, mindful, and inclusive. So without further ado,

Ticket Information

All five plays will be available as part of the 2021–2022 Season subscription series. If you have credit on your account from our 80th Season, the box office will inform you of that total and how to use it towards your 81st Season Tickets!
Renewal Deadline Extended!
If you are a returning subscriber your specific seats will now be held until September 30, 2021. After September 30th, you seats will be open to the public.
Subscriber benefits include first notification of the season lineup, the opportunity to purchase tickets to shows before the general public, free date changes, and the best available prices of the season.
Single ticket sale date to be announced! Prices for all shows range from $30 to $58. Discounts are available for students, seniors, and children.
Visit or call 650.349.6411 Ext. 2 beginning July 16 to secure your 81st season subscription!

Places, Please

The Hillbarn Theatre & Conservatory’s 81st Season
Shows are About to Begin!


Book by Walton Jones
Based on an idea by Walton Jones and Carol Lees
Music by various composers
A different time is evoked in this marvelously theatrical and winning show, a live broadcast of a The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. The spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and pop music meant “Strike Up the Band” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” (both are in this show) is accurately captured as the harassed producer copes with a drunk lead singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mike, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet playing sound effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller.

Jan. 27 – Feb. 13, 2022

Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn
Written by Sandy Rustin
Additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price
Based on the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture based on the Hasbro board game CLUE
Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth – the butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!

Mar. 10 – Mar. 27, 2022

Music by Thomas “Fats” Waller
Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. Murray Horwitz
Lyrics by Various
The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin’ new beat, swing music. Although not quite a biography, Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs that he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe. 

Apr. 22 – May 8, 2022

Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music by Jimmy Roberts
This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as ‘the relationship.’ Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, ‘Say, what are you doing Saturday night?’

Jun. 3 – Jun. 12, 2022

Written By Father Joe Bradley
Adapted for the Stage by: Father Joe Bradley, Antonia Ehlers, and Dan Demers
By all rights, Father Joe Bradley should be dead. If past usage of beer, marijuana, and cocaine didn’t do the trick, then certainly heart failure should have. Instead, by the grace of God, he is alive, clean, sober, and a functioning Catholic priest with another man’s heart beating in his chest. But it came at a huge cost. Based on the memoir by Father Joe Bradley, this play takes the stage after a two-year pandemic postponement.

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