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By Robert Schenkkan


Directed by Peter Allas



BAY AREA PREMIERE!  1963.  An assassin’s bullet catapults Lyndon Baines Johnson into the presidency.  A Shakespearean figure of towering ambition and appetite, the charismatic, conflicted Texan hurls himself into Civil Rights legislation, throwing the country into turmoil.  Alternately bullying and beguiling, he enacts major social programs, faces down opponents, and wins the 1964 election in a landslide.  In the Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright’s vivid, 2014 Tony Award-winning dramatization of LBJ’s first year in office, means versus ends plays out on a broad stage canvas as politicians and civil rights leaders plot strategy and wage war.  As we enter our own midterm elections and explore the political battles waged before us, ALL THE WAY reflects the power of one person and one vote to transform our country.


“Action-packed, jaw-dropping drama. -  Variety


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Performance dates: November 3 - 18, 2018 (preview November 2)


Ticket Prices: $25-$52 (Discounts for Seniors, Educators, Patrons under 30, and Military available for all performances except Preview Night FRI NOV 2)


Age Recommendation: Ages 13 and up. Contains strong language and mature themes.


Approximate Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.


Parking Advisory: *Please Note: During ALL THE WAY, the Junior Museum and Zoo Construction Project happening next to the Lucie Stern Theater will be underway.  What this means is the current parking lot has been reduced to less than 30 parking spaces and is only accessible from the Hopkins Ave entrance, as the Middlefield entrance is being used for construction traffic.  As such, we recommend giving yourself at least an extra 20 minutes when traveling to the Lucie Stern Theater, as you may need to access street parking and walk a little bit further than normal to reach the theatre.  We’d also recommend carpooling or ridesharing (Lyft or Uber) as much as possible!  We will update you with further information as we receive it.


All performances are held at the:

Lucie Stern Theater

1305 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto, CA 94301

In cooperation with the City of Palo Alto, Community Services Department, Division of Arts and Sciences


For more information including details about parking, wheelchair access, and listening devices, visit our Plan Your Visit Page. For more information about our 2018-19 season, please visit our 88th Season Page HERE.



Opening Night AfterGlow Party

Saturday, November 3

Enjoy a post-show champagne reception with drinks and appetizers while meeting the cast, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for that evening’s performance.



Post-Show Director/Cast Talkback

Thursday, November 8

Enjoy our Talkback series with Director Peter Allas and members of the cast following the performance, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for any performance during the run.







Starring Michael Monagle* as President Lyndon Baines Johnson and also featuring (in order of appearance):

Lady Bird Johnson: Gwendolyne Wagner

Walter Jenkins/William Colmer: Kevin Copps

Secretary/Lurleen Wallace/Muriel Humphrey: Michelle Mosley

Hubert Humphrey/Strom Thurmond: Tom Gough

Richard Russell/Emanuel Celler: Frank Gallo

J. Edgar Hoover/Robert Byrd: Andrew Harris

Robert McNamara/James Eastland/William Moore McCulloch/Paul B. Johnson, Jr.: Vic Prosak

Katharine Graham/Katharine St. George: Josie Burgin Lawson

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Fred Pitts

Ralph Abernathy: Stephen L. Wilson

Stanley Levison/Seymore Trammell/Edwin King: Jay Delo

James Harrison/Stokely Carmichael: William Bryant Jr.

Cartha “Deke” DeLoach/Carl Sanders/Butler: Dermot J. Durnin

Howard “Judge” Smith/Everett Dirksen: John Musgrave

Coretta Scott King/Fannie Lou Hamer: Shannon Turner

George Wallace/James Corman/Walter Reuther: Kyle Smith

Roy Wilkins/Aaron Henry: Gaddy Foster

Bob Moses/David Dennis: Remi Ferguson


*Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States




Director: Peter Allas

Scenic Designer: Randy Wong-Westbrooke

Costume Designer: R. Dutch Fritz

Lighting Designer: Rick Amerson

Sound Designer: James Goode

Properties Designer: Margaret Deng

Make-up & Hair Designer: Shiboune Thill

Stage Manager: Jeff Grafton

Artistic Director: Patrick Klein





TERMS AND CONDITIONS Show times are at 7:30pm on Thursdays, 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm on Sundays. For ticket services, please call 650-329-0891. All sales are final; there are no exchanges or refunds. However, season subscribers are able to exchange at no charge when applicable. Ask our box office how you can become a season subscriber, and enjoy special perks like exchanges and discounted tickets. Will call ticket information: Tickets are available for pickup at the box office will call window one (1) hour prior to show time. U.S. mail ticket information: If requested, tickets are mailed via the U.S. Post Office First Class mail no later than seven (7) days prior to the show date. Palo Alto Players has two (2) price levels on the seating chart: PRIME and VALUE. If you have accessible seating needs or simply need assistance, please call our box office at (650) 329-0891. Thank you! Enjoy the show!