Center Stage Theater, Santa Barbara, California

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
An intimate black box theater with weekly performances by a variety of artists and companies, located in Paseo Nuevo in the heart of the downtown Santa Barbara cultural district.


SOME PAST PERFORMANCES: 2012

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group photoJanuary 6 and 7, 2012

The Anacapa School presents

THE TOTALLY AWESOME 80’s PROM

Songs from your favorite 80’s musicians!

Skits from your favorite 80’s movies!

 

TIMES: Friday, January 6, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TIMES: Saturday, January 7, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $15 general, $5 students, free for Anacapa students with school I.D.

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group photoJanuary 8 and 9, 2012

SPEAKING OF STORIES PRESENTS

NOTHING BUT LAUGHS

An evening of stories to tickle your funny bone and make you smile

Directed by Maggie Mixsell

Christina Allison reading “Renaldo and the Early Bird Special” by Christina Allison
Tony Miratti and Rich Hoag reading “Duck Variations" by David Mamet
Devin Scott reading "The Whore of Mensa" by Woody Allen
Bob Lesser reading "Respect" by T.C. Boyle

All stories and performers subject to change.

TIMES: Sunday, January 8, at 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Monday, January 9, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $25 general, $15 students with I.D.

TICKETS: Early Bird Special: $15 Sunday Matinee only, must be purchased by Thursday,

TICKETS: January 5. Season subscriptions also available $69-$134

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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posterJanuary 15, 2012

Christina Allison Presents

Up Mussolini’s Nose

First Public Reading

A Serious Comedy
by Christina Allison

TIMES: Sunday, January 15, at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $17 general, $15 students and seniors

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January 20 through 22, 2012

The Adderley School Presents

Winter workshops

TIMES: Friday, January 20, at 6:00 and 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, January 21, at 11:30, 2:00, 4:30 and 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIMES)

TIMES: Sunday, January 22, at 11:30, 2:00, 4:30 and 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIMES)

TICKETS: $25 general, $15 students age 15 and under, $35 VIP (front row center)

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posterJanuary 23, 2012

Center Stage Theater Presents

Center Stage Open House

A New Year Full of New Possibilities

Find out what it means for you!

The new year brings great new possibilities to Center Stage Theater. Join us for an open house to learn about the exciting upgrades to our seating configurations, available staging platforms, and lighting equipment. We will also be announcing our new Rental Subsidy Fund. There will be a brief presentation at 7:15, but stop by any time between 6:00 and 8:00 and see our new toys. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge for this event.

TIMES: Monday, January 23, at 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: Free!

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posterJanuary 27, 28, 29, 2012

Nebula Dance Lab Presents

Clair-Obscur

An Exploration of Shadow and Light

Under the direction of Devyn Duex

Choreography by Emily Wheeler and Erin Martinez

Clair-Obscur features Emily Wheeler’s world premiere new work, “Take the Bull by the Horns,” and choreographer Erin Martinez’s multimedia world premiere of “The Singing Bones.” Incorporating the talents of Nebula Dance Lab’s professional dancers, exhilarating costumes, and multimedia elements it is sure to be a captivating and compelling show.

Performed by Nebula company dancers Weslie Ching, Kaita LePore, Lindsey Slavik, Michelle Lynch, Sarah Shouse, Emily Wheeler, and Erin Martinez. Lighting Designer: Andrew Schmedake.

“Take the Bull by the Horns,” choreographed by Emily Wheeler, is an exploration of the psychological journey towards personal acceptance. Through investigating our negative habits and thought patterns, and really looking at our perceptions and expectations of ourselves, we may be able to let go of tired ideals and see ourselves plainly for who we really are. One hopes that by facing the truth of self head on, we may find acceptance of who and what we are in the present moment.

“The Singing Bones,” choreographed by Erin Martinez, is a new adaptation of “The Two Sisters,” a traditional murder ballad that recounts the tale of a girl drowned by her sister. It is first known to have appeared on a broadside in 1656 as “The Miller and the King’s Daughter.” “The Singing Bones” is a blend of drastically fast and articulate choreography, dark, stylistic video projection, a haunting electro-folk-acoustic score, and live shadow theater. This contemporary folklore is wonderfully bone-chilling and emotionally hard hitting.

For more information visit, www.nebuladance.org

This project is funded in part by the Commuity Arts grant program, using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission.

Photography by Arna Bee
Sponsored by IM=X Pilates Santa Barbara

TIMES: Friday, January 27, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, January 28, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, January 29, at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $18 general, $13 students with I.D.

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posterFebruary 3 and 4, 2012

Santa Barbara Dance Alliance PRESENTS

KinEsis 2012

A dance concert of contemporary pieces presented by Santa Barbara Dance Alliance. Bringing fresh and sophisticated original dance works by local choreographers showcasing a progressive artistic experience unique to Santa Barbara including Contemporary, Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Afro-Brazilian and American Modern Dance

Contains brief nudity.

TIMES: Friday, February 3, at 8:00 P.M.SOLD OUT

TIMES: Saturday, February, 4 at 8:00 P.M. SOLD OUT

TICKETS: $50 patrons, $22 general, $18 SBDA members, students and seniors

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photo of dancerFebruary 7, 2012

SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre PRESENTS

Affinity:
SB-ADaPT Fest Sprouts

Recharge and refresh! SonneBlauma celebrates its 15th & transitional season with Affinity: SB-ADaPT Fest Sprouts. Building on the phenomenal success of the inaugural year of the critically acclaimed Festival, SonneBlauma implements phase two of the project via continued artistic exchange intended to build local, regional, national and international community. Performances in Pasadena, Santa Barbara and New York keep the creative flow between communities vibrant and the spark of inspiration alive in the hearts of participating artists and audiences alike. The Center Stage Theater performance features SB-ADaPT Fest 2011 artists: Block & Block, Christine Suarez, Hart Pulse Dance Company, Rubans Rouge Dance Company, SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre. Mojca Majcen Returns from Celje, Slovenia to perform with SonneBlauma & SonneBlauma alumna Devyn Duex's new company Nebula also shares work on the program.

Don't miss out on this FREE performance celebration.

Bring memories to share and hopes for the future as we take on a new look and a name change to ArtBark.

For more information and artist bios, visit www.sonneblauma.com,

TIME: Tuesday, February 7, at 7:00 P.M., 6:30 pre-show with band Dante Elephante

TICKETS: Free. Reservations at www.sonneblauma.com

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posterFebruary 10 and 11, 2012

SANTA BARBARA DANCE ARTS PRESENTS

DANCE TEACHERS GONE WILD!

Join Santa Barbara's favorite dance instructors who will be performing for to raise scholarship dollars for local studios. Faculty from Santa Barbara Dance Arts, Gustafson School of Dance, Timo Nunez Flamenco, and more will be featured in this incredible showcase of talent and love. From passionate flamenco, to raw contemporary, to high energy hip hop, Santa Barbara’s hottest teachers will light up the stage for a good cause. Produced by the Arts Mentorship Program and SB Dance Arts.

Please support our teachers and support our kids and get ready to get WILD!

For more information visit www.sbdancearts.com.

TIMES: Friday, February 10, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TIMES: Saturday, February 11, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $25 general, $20 students, $50 VIP patron

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group photoFebruary 12 and 13, 2011

SPEAKING OF STORIES PRESENTS

Latin Lovers

Celebrate Valentine's Day with
love stories by great Latin authors

Directed by Maggie Mixsell

"Toad’s Mouth" by Isabelle Allende read by Faline England
"Ester Lucero" by Isabelle Allende read by Maria Oliveria
"The Miracle of the Birds" by Jorge Amado read by Joe Velasco
"Death Constant Beyond Love" by Gabriel Garcia Márquez read by Simon Williams

All stories and performers subject to change.

TIMES: Sunday, February 12, at 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Monday, February 13, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $25 general, $15, military and students with I.D.

TICKETS: Early Bird Special: $15 Sunday Matinee only, must be purchased by Thursday,

TICKETS: February 9. Season subscriptions also available $69-$134

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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posterFebruary 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 2012

Lit Moon Theatre Company PRESENTS

Henry vi, Part 3

In a gripping, visceral staging of Shakespeare’s great historical tragedy, eight Lit Moon actors depict the blood-saturated events of the English civil war known as the Wars of the Roses. The play presents a nation ripped apart by familial and national discord, and depicts the dizzying reversals and betrayals that drive the violent action. Directed by John Blondell, the Lit Moon production anticipates Blondell’s staging of the play for the Macedonian National Theatre in Bitola, participants in the Globe Theatre’s Globe to Globe Festival, presented as part of the 2012 Olympic Games. In that festival, all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays will be played in 37 different languages in the first festival of its kind ever produced. Come see it in Santa Barbara, in English, right here at the Center Stage!

TIMES: Friday, February 17, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, February 18, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Thursday, February 23, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Friday, February 24, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, February 25, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $26.50 general, $16.50 students

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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photo of jaguarFebruary 19, 2011

the Jaguar’s Nest

A staged reading of a new play

Produced by Maria Lane Ross

Story by Maria Lane Ross

Written by Ed Giron & Maria Lane Ross

Directed by Ed Giron

The Jaguar's Nest is a fictional story of an individual's struggle against a society that neglects mental illness. Funny, irreverent, dramatic, and sometimes heartbreaking! The story reflects a woman's struggle within herself and with a failed system, where when everything looks to be stripped from you, if you still have hope, miracles happen.... Our journey progresses with situations that are comedic, some sad, some joyful, just as in life. The mix of elements of the work are thought-provoking, without being heavy-handed & light, with some hard punches of reality to show what does not work in our society. The story portrays the main character both in the present tense and younger, intertwining what was, what is, what could have been, and a mixture of reality and supposition that acknowledges whether we are diagnosed or not, we all live in a pretty surreal world! Written and directed by the esteemed Ed Giron. We anticipate and encourage a lively discussion at our Q&A sessions following each performance. These performances benefit Peoples' Self-Help Housing, with the specifically designated purpose of providing emotionally challenged, low-income residents of Santa Barbara complimentary access to the exquisite cultural events Santa Barbara has to offer!

TIMES: Sunday, February 19, at 3:00 and 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: General $21.50
TICKETS: Patron $51.50
TICKETS: Silver Sponsors at $101.50
TICKETS: Gold Sponsors at $251.50
TICKETS: Platinum Sponsors at $501.50
TICKETS: Event Presenting Sponsors at $1451.50
TICKETS: (Patron and Sponsor tickets include VIP reception with desserts &
TICKETS: appetizers as well as preferred seating)

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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photo of dancersMarch 3, 4, 9, and 10, 2012

THE ARTS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM AND DANCE ARTS PRESENT

CONFIGURATION

A fun show for the whole family to enjoy, featuring the pre-professional Student Companies from Dance Arts. Energetic Hip Hop, sassy Broadway, emotional Contemporary, and six new works of inspiring student choreography round out this exciting show. Four shows sold out last year, so get your tickets today!

TIMES: Saturday, March 3, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TIMES: Sunday, March 4, at 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Friday, March 9, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TIMES: Saturday, March 10, at 2:00 and 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $50 patron with preferred seating, $17 general, $10 students matinees only

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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group photoMarch 11 and 12, 2012

SPEAKING OF STORIES PRESENTS

STORIES BY
KURT VONNEGUT

A collection of Stories by Kurt Vonnegut, celebrating this great American author

Directed by Maggie Mixsell

“Shout About It from the Housetops” read by John Brindle
“FUBAR” read by Charles de L'Arbre
“Tom Edison's Shaggy Dog” read by Pamela Dillman Haskell
“The Honor of a Newsboy” read by Tim Whitcomb
“Confido” read by Rudolph Willrich

All stories and performers subject to change.

TIMES: Sunday, March 11, at 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Monday, March 12, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $25 general, $15, military and students with I.D.

TICKETS: Early Bird Special: $15 Sunday Matinee only, must be purchased by Thursday,

TICKETS: March 8. Season subscriptions also available $69-$134

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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March 15, 2012

2012 Central Coast California ADDY Awards

The 2012 Central Coast California ADDY® Evening of Awards will be held at the Center Stage Theater in Santa Barbara on Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 6:30-8:30 P.M. Come view all competition entries and honor the winners at our premier event of the year! Enjoy drinks and appetizers, and mingle with other advertising professionals in our community.

TIMES: Thursday, March 15, at 6:30 P.M (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $15 presale, $25 at the door

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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posterMarch 17, 2012

Goleta Ballet Theatre PRESENTS

Spring gala

Selected Works

Goleta Ballet Theatre, the Pre-Professional training company of the Goleta School of Ballet presents a program of selected works to the music of Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Faure.

For more information, visit www.goletaschoolofballet.com.

TIMES: Saturday, March 17, at 1:30 P.M.

TIMES: Satiurday, March 17, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $20 general, $16 children 12 and under

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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posterMarch 21 through May 9, 2012

Speaking of Stories PRESENTS

Readers Theater class

With Artistic Director Maggie Mixsell

Selected Works

Uncover the performer inside of you. Put your acting skills and imagination to work recreating stories and characters. Explore classic and modern dramatic literature and discover the language of theater, dig for literary themes, build character, stumble onto through-lines and learn the essentials of playwriting by reading aloud. Theater is the collaborative art form and together we will build an ensemble group to bring plays and readings from the page to the stage with scripts in hand.

Seven two-hour sessions and a final performance at Center Stage Theater. Class size will be limited to assure one-on-one instruction time. Afternoon or evening sessions. (Each class requires a minimum enrollment in order to proceed.)

“With Maggie Mixsell’s guidance, Speaking of Stories deepened my appreciation of how to interpret a text, give it character and bring it to life. I learned more than I could have ever imagined.” —Robert Romanyshyn

“This class was an invaluable experience in my continued growth as an actor. Maggie brings wisdom, wit, and a keen ear for what will ring true.” —Kathy Marden

“As a writer, I highly recommend Maggie Mixsell’s Readers Theater class to anyone who’s anxious (or terrified) by the prospect of reading their work before an audience. A huge bonus was being reminded how to analyze stories in terms of structure, theme, mood, rhythm, point of view, character and setting.” — Linda Stewart-Oaten

“MUCH better than toastmasters!” —Nena

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TIMES: Wednesdays, March 21 through May 9, at 3:30 P.M.

TIMES: OR Wednesdays, March 21 through May 9, at 6:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $200 registration fee

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March 22, 2012

The Adderley School PRESENTS

AdLab: Winter Showcase

TIMES: Thursday, March 22, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $26.50 general, $16.50 students age 17 and younger with I.D.

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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dancers in flightApril 5, 2012

Contemporary Arts Forum PRESENTS

Flights From Wonder

Suddenly Summer Somewhere is a duet that follows the relationship between two performers, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass, who embody quirky, fallible, and familiar characters. This whimsical dance theater piece is set to live recordings of the Rat Pack and blends deadpan comedy, space-devouring choreography, and awkwardly strenuous partnering. Barnes’ work slips between comedy and tragedy as the performers struggle along their journey together.

Monica Bill Barnes & Co. will be performing at Center Stage Theater at 7:00 P.M. We invite you arrive early and join us for a pre-performance Happy Hour at CAF, featuring La Tour Wine, music by Warbler Records, and an opportunity to peruse the exhibition Fights from Wonder.

Support for Forum Lounge 2011-2012 is generously provided by: Endever Music Productions, the Franciscan Inn, KCSB, La Tour Wine, the National Endowment for the Arts, Santa Barbara Independent, Therese Schweidler, and Warbler Records. Forum Lounge is presented in association with the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization’s 1st Thursday.

TIMES: Thursday, April 5, Happy Hour 5:00 P.M., performance 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: FREE

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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posterApril 13, 2012

Ajjani Knight PRESENTS

Razzle Dazzle Jazz

Ajjani

Making her Santa Barbara Debut

Ajjani sings Ella style vocals with a few "surprises." Featuring stellar local favorites Debbie Denke, Kim Collins, James Antunez and Carl Villaverde.

For more information, visit www.razzledazzle-ajjani.com

TIMES: Friday, April 13 at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $20 general, includes a signed copy of the live performance CD.

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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April 14, 2012

THE ADDERLEY SCHOOL PRESENTS

ADLAB:
WINTER SHOWCASE—ENCORE

TIMES: Saturday, April 14 at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $20 general, $15 students age 15 and younger with I.D

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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posterApril 15 and 16, 2012

SPEAKING OF STORIES PRESENTS

NOTHING like a good surprise!

Stories that will give you a surprise on the journey from beginning to end

Directed by Maggie Mixsell

"Can Can" by Arturo Vivant read by Suzanne Bodine
"Trusty" by Ron Rash read by Henry Brown
"Mercy" by Pickney Benedict read by Ed Romine
"The Cop and the Anthem" by O. Henry read by Matthew Tavianini

All stories and performers subject to change.

TIMES: Sunday, April 15, at 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Monday, April 16, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $25 general, $15, military and students with I.D.

TICKETS: Early Bird Special: $15 Sunday Matinee only, must be purchased by Thursday,

TICKETS: April 12. Season subscriptions also available $69-$134

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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posterApril 19 through 29, 2012

Out of the Box Theatre Company PRESENTS

Spring Awakening

A Rock Musical

Caught between their sexual urges and society's contradictory teachings, a group of teenagers reveal their alluringly melancholy story of self-discovery and coming-of-age anxiety as seen through the eyes of young teenagers. Set in repressive 19th-century Germany, these students attempt to reckon with the thrilling, complicated and confusing time of their adolescence. This haunting and provocative rock musical is a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion in a daring fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll.

Winner of 8 Tony awards, including Best Musical.

"Haunting and electrifying! This brave new musical has a shivery, sensual allure unmatched by anything in the theater right now." —The New York Times

For more information, visit www.outoftheboxtheatre.org.

TIMES: Thursday, April 19, through Saturday, April 21, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, April 22, at 2:00 P.M

TIMES: Thursday, April 26, through Saturday, April 28, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, April 29, at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $30 onstage seating, $25 general, $10 student rush (10 seats available at the door one hour before each performance with student ID)

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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photo of girl with puppetsMay 11 and 12, 2012

The Anacapa School Performing Arts Department PRESENTS

Carnival

This musical is based on the 1953 film "Lili" and tells the story of a young orphan who joins a run down traveling carnival- The Grand Imperial Cirque du Paris!. She becomes part of the puppet show featuring Carrot Top, Marguerite, Horrible Henry and Renardo, and the show is such a hit, the carnival attendance grows and the performers have hope that they can reclaim the glamour and prestige that the Cirque du Paris once experienced. With carnival acts including a magician, sword swallower, unicyclists, hoola-hooper, snake charmer, palm reader and more, this production is sure to please audiences members of all ages!

Winner of 2 Tony awards: Best actress and set designer
Music and Lyrics by Bob Merrill and Book by Michael Stewart

posterMay 18, 2012

City @ Peace PRESENTS

Echoes

An evening of poems, monologues and songs written and performed by a diverse group of teens from local high schools and junior highs, Echoes is directed by Waldo Demaso Figueroa and is produced by City at Peace-Santa Barbara. City at Peace, currently under the auspices of Artistic Director Joseph Velasco and Managing Director Karena Jew, has been empowering teenagers to create safe, healthy, and peaceful lives and communities since 1996. Using the performing arts as a vehicle, City at Peace teens offer a realistic glimpse into their own lives and those of their peers dramatizing the issues they face growing up in Santa Barbara.

TIMES: Friday, May 18, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $15 general, $10 seniors, $7 students

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TIMES: Friday, May 11, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TIMES: Saturday, May 12, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $12 general, $5 students, FREE for Anacapa School students with I.D.

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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head shot of Joe SpanoMay 20 and 21, 2012

SPEAKING OF STORIES PRESENTS

CELEBRATION OF STORIES

Great stories by wonderful authors—
do you need anything more?

Directed by Maggie Mixsell

“Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez read by Jeff Mills
“The Debutante's Return” by Jay McInerney read by Meredith McMinn
“Shakers” by Daniel Orozco read by Joe Spano
“The Flowers” by Alice Walker read by Michael Morgan

All stories and performers subject to change.

TIMES: Sunday, May 20, at 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Monday, May 21, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $25 general, $15, military and students with I.D.

TICKETS: Early Bird Special: $15 Sunday Matinee only, must be purchased by Thursday,

TICKETS: May17.

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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posterMay 24 through 27, 2012

Dramatic Women PRESENTS

Three short plays in one thrilling evening!

Unfinished Business by Rod Lathim
A hopeful and illuminating glimpse into the mystical transition from one world to the next.

Always. Together. by Catherine Cole
Once there were two, always together. Where one went, the other followed. Like twins, so alike one could hardly tell them apart. They usually dressed in the same clothes. But then . . .

Wabi Sabi Underground by Ellen K. Anderson
In a laboratory a mile deep in the earth, three widows experiment with grief. Will they discover peace or only the Dark Matter that hides there?

Starring: Allison Batty, Ryan Baumann, Catherine Cole, Ann Dusenberry, Stephanie Farnum, Marion Freitag, Natasha Nicole Kaye, Solomon Ndung'u, Julie Anne Ruggieri, Allan Stewart-Oaten, and Katie Thatcher

For more information, visit dramaticwomen.org.

TIMES: Thursday, May 24, at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: Friday, May 25, at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: Saturday, May 26, at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: Sunday, May 27 at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general, $15 students & seniors

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. Sign Language interpreting by advance request on Sunday, May 27.

 

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May 26, 2012

Elements Theatre Collective and
Out of the Box Theatre Company Present

Santa Barbara
General Auditions

Elements Theatre Collective and Out of the Box Theatre Company are excited to host the FIRST EVER SB General Auditions.

Performers of all ages and union status are invited to attend this exciting opportunity to access local theatre companies. (AEA Please email for registration instructions).

All local theater companies are invited to attend the auditions, offering you a chance to see quality local talent. Contact us if you're interested.

Auditions will be held at Center Stage Theater in downtown Santa Barbara on May 26, 2012, from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

Each actor will have 90 seconds to perform one or two monologues, or 16 to 32 bars of a song and a monologue.

Discounted registration fee for children 12 and under, Elements members and participants of previous Elements/Out of the the Box's Audition Workshop Series.

As part of the theater community's dedication to education, a short question-and-answer session will be held at the end of the audition day. Here, actors and theater companies will have an opportunity to ask questions and hear feedback.

Register online, or to register by mail, please send completed Registration Application, single-page headshot, single-page resume, and $25 cash or check ($20 for children 12 and under, Elements members, or prior Audition Workshop Series participant) to:

Elements Theatre Collective
618 W. Canon Perdido Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

All audition appointments will be assigned upon receipt of all materials.
Registration ends May 19, 2012, at 12 A.M.
Registration fee is non-refundable.

Questions? E-mail us at elementstheatrecollective@gmail.com

Participating Companies
Boxtales Theatre Company, Matthew Tavianini
Circle Bar B, Susie Couch
DramaDogs, E. Bonnie Lewis
Dramatic Women
Elements Theatre Collective, Emily Jewell & Sara Rademacher
Ensemble Theatre Company, Jonathan Fox
The Frisch Studio, Peter Frisch
Lit Moon Theatre Company, John Blondell
Out of the Box Theatre Company, Samantha Eve
Proboscis Theatre Company, Jeff Mills
Ratatat Theatre, Casey Caldwell
Santa Barbara Children's Theatre, Miller James
Santa Barbara City College, R. Michael Gros
Santa Barbara Revels
Speaking of Stories, Maggie Mixsell

TIMES: Saturday, May 26, 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: See registration information above

 

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posterMay 31, 2012

UCSB Dance Company

Directed by Delila Moseley

Featuring works by three groundbreaking New York choreographers and an excerpt from "Psalm" by José Limón, icon of the New York dance world.

TIMES: Thursday, May 31, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $18 general, $14 students

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June 2, 2012

Children's Montessori School Presents

Treasure
Island

TIMES: Saturday, June 2 at 1:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $10 general

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photo of 4 musiciansJune 5 through 26, 2012

Speaking of Stories Presents

Readers Theater Class

Mini 4-Week Class
with Artistic Director Maggie Mixsell

Put your acting skills to work recreating stories and characters. Explore classic and modern dramatic literature and discover the language of theater, dig for literary themes, learn the essentials of play writing by reading aloud. Become comfortable speaking to and performing for an audience.

TIMES: Tuesdays, June 5 through 26, at 3:30 or 6:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $100 registration fee

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photo of 4 musiciansJune 8 and 9, 2012

The Fusion Dance Company Presents

Synergy

The 8th Annual Showcase
under the Direction of Kara Stewart

TIMES: Friday, June 8 at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, June 9 at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general, $18 students and seniors, $15 children age 12 and under

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photo of 4 musiciansJune 16, 2012

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Presents

Rose & the Nightingale

“The Spirit of the Garden”

Rose & the Nightingale is a New York City-based quartet of world-class improvising vocalists and instrumentalists, creating beautiful and unique genre-defying music, full of melody, harmony, and energetic expression. Rose & the Nightingale's current concert, “The Spirit of the Garden,” blurs the boundaries of world music, folk, art song, and jazz improvisation. This unique program integrates poetry about gardens and the nexus of spirituality and nature as the lyrics to the songs, as inspiration for improvised interludes, and as thematic threads throughout the concert. Critically acclaimed, Rose & the Nightingale’s live performances have uplifted audiences with the power of the quartet’s fiery rhythmic energy, sublime harmonies, lyrical beauty, and staggering talent. Onstage, the band is a great demonstration of female strength and grace.

TIMES: Saturday, June 16, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $40 general

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posterJune 22 through 23, 2012

Poetic Justice Project Presents

Planet OF Love

 

Directed by Molly Williams Stuckey, with music by The Beatles

When a misfired alien from the Planet of Love lands in the middle of a prison yard show, he thinks he's in Heaven and the inmates are angels. Hilarity ensues in this comedy that shows prison like you've never seen it. Written by Deborah Tobola, music direction by Mark Stuckey, with a cast of formerly incarcerated actors.

For more information, visit http://poeticjusticeproject.org/

TIMES: Friday, June 22 at 7:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, June 23 at 2:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general, $15 students and seniors, $10 groups of 10 or more

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June 28, 2012

The Adderley School Presents

Adderley Summer
Workshop Performances

TIMES: Thursday, June 28, at 5:00 and 6:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general, $10 children 15 and under

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group photoJune 30, 2012

Ventura Improv Company Presents

Instant Karma
Improv Comedy

TIMES: Saturday, June 30, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $15.00 general

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photo of musiciansJuly 1, 2012

Looking through the Windows

Nate Lane

with Ejé Lynn-Jacobs

Santa Barbara native singer/songwriter Nate Lane previews his debut CD/album Looking Through the Windows along with the project's musical producer and arranger, Eje Lynn-Jacobs, and their five-piece band. Local favorite Reid Spencer will open the show, which will last about an hour and a half in its entirety.

Come join us to celebrate this triumph with an afternoon filled with compelling performances of the original music followed by a CD release party at the El Paseo restaurant.

Hold on to your ticket stubs to enjoy the Mexican buffet and open bar at the El Paseo restaurant, 813 Anacapa St. after the performances.

Mark your calendar for July 1st, 2:00 to 6:30 for an afternoon of great music, food, drink and fun. We're going to have a blast and would love you to join us on this Sunday leading up to the Fourth of July.

TIMES: Sunday, July 1, at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $28.50 general (includes after-party at El Paseo restaurant )

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July 6, 2012

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet Presents

Fairy Tale Dreams

TIMES: Friday, July 6, at 11:00 A.M. and 1:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $15 general, $10 children under 10

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photo of ballerina readingJuly 7, 2012

Goleta School of Ballet Presents

Dance Camp Performance

Coppélia and Other Selections

TIMES: Saturday, July 7, at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $15.00 general

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photo of four womenJuly 20 through August 4, 2012

Dijo Productions Presents

The Vagina Monologues

by Eve Ensler

DIJO Productions is delighted to be bringing to the Santa Barbara stage the highly acclaimed and award-winning play The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler.  This play is especially timely given its recent performance on the Statehouse steps in Lansing, MI by a state lawmaker, who was joined by the play’s author.  Democratic state Rep. Lisa Brown participated in the performance along with other lawmakers and actresses after Republicans barred her from speaking in the house because she used the word “vagina” during debate over anti-abortion legislation. 

Jerry Oshinsky and E. Bonnie Lewis will direct the production.  The cast features E. Bonnie Lewis, Carol Metcalf, Maia Mook, and Ivy Vahanian. Kat Bruington-Garcia is the stage manager.

First produced in 1998, The Vagina Monologues has been called “probably the most important piece of political theater in the last decade” and follows DIJO’s recent productions of The Exonerated, and Frost/Nixon.

Saturday is Date Night: Buy One, Get One Free. Mention the Date Night special when ordering through the box office and receive one free ticket for each purchased ticket for a Saturday performance. This offer is not available for online sales.

TIMES: Preview Thursday, July 19, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Friday, July 20, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, July 21, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, July 22, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, July 28, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, July 29, at 3:00 P.M.

TIMES: Friday, August 3, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, August 4, at 3:00 P.M.

TICKETS: Preview July 19: $15 general, $12 students andseniors, $12 groups of 10 or more

TICKETS: All other dates: $20 general, $17 students and seniors, $17 groups of 10 or more

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photo of actorsJuly 25 through August 5, 2012

Dijo Productions Presents

The English Bride

by Lucile Lichtblau

DIJO Productions is delighted to be bringing to the Santa Barbara stage the highly acclaimed and award-winning play The English Bride by Lucile Lichtblau.

The play is the recipient of the Susan Glaspell Prize and will have its official world premiere at the Centenary Stage in New Jersey in April, 2013. The work will also be performed in November of this year at Theatre Exile in Philadelphia, PA as part of a “rolling world premiere.”

DIJO is honored to be able to have the rights to perform a full production of the piece as a Writers’ Workshop. The English Bride is based on true events, which events also gave rise to the question raised by airport authorities—“Did you pack your own luggage?” In the fictionalized version, playwright Lucile Lichtblau creates three intriguing characters—an Englishwoman lonely for companionship as she sees her life passing by; a terrorist whose confidence and charm spark a love affair between he and the Englishwoman ; and a Mossad agent on the trail of both, who believes no one and nothing can be trusted.

Director Ed Giron, who had the good fortune of working with the playwright in an early reading of the work also plays Dov, the Mossad agent. Eileen, the working class woman from Leeds and bride to be who is eager for vindication is portrayed by Leslie Gangl. William Waxman portrays Ali, the charming and manipulative terrorist.

Saturday is Date Night: Buy One, Get One Free. Mention the Date Night special when ordering through the box office and receive one free ticket for each purchased ticket for a Saturday performance. This offer is not available for online sales.

TIMES: Wednesday, July 25, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Thursday, July 26, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Friday, July 27, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, July 29, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Thursday August 2 at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, August 4, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, August 5, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general, $17 students and seniors, $17 groups of 10 or more

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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illustration of ancient shipAugust 5, 2012

Michael Morgan and UCSB Department of Theater & Dance Present

The Odyssey Project 2012

Homer's Odyssey is a compelling story of a hero's journey home. Michael Morgan's The Odyssey Project that partners teens from Los Prietos Boys Camp with UC students will be presented at Center Stage on August 5. Together these two different cultures come together to re-write the Odyssey of Homer using their own life stories. Each member of the cast has been encouraged to develop their own unique voice supported by a network of university and community contributors including a mask maker, poet, storyteller, martial artist and hip-hop choreographer. The project seeks to demonstrate how artistic cooperation transcends class, racial and social barriers and how art with rehabilitation serves as an alternative to incarceration and penalty. The project is social change in action. It provides a democratic blueprint, a level playing field between teens at risk and UC students. Conception Media of Santa Barbara is currently filming a documentary short on this experimental process. It will examine the efficacy of this creative collaboration as a model for social justice and life affirming transformation.

The performance will be followed by a Q&A with the participants.

Tickets for this performance are not available online and must be purchased through the Center Stage box office.

The producers of this performance reserve the right to refuse admittance at the time of performance.

TIMES: Sunday, August 5, at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 suggested donation

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August 9, 2012

The Adderley School Presents

Adderley Summer Workshop

TIMES: Thursday, August 9, at 4:30, 6:00, and 7:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general, $10 children 12 and under

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poster of young ballerinaAugust 10, 2012

Goleta School of Ballet Presents

Workshop Performances

The Goleta School of Ballet Summer Intensive students conclude their 5-week summer session with this selection of workshop pieces.

TIMES: Friday, August 10, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $15 general

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posterAugust 11, 2012

Solvei Presents

PASIÓN!

Featuring Solvei
and her band ZumaSOL

Don’t miss internationally and critically acclaimed singer Solvei & her band ZumaSOL for a night of PASIÓN!, a celebration of Latin-Jazz music. Solvei (pronounced Soulvay) is a native of Norway, World music Award recipient, Amnesty International endorsed artist, Los Angeles Awards nominee, and one of Europe’s top recording artists. Solvei's voice is well known to jazz aficionados and other music lovers. Her music is frequently played on Southland radio stations K-JAZZ, KCRW, and KPFK as well as across Europe. Plus, Will Clipman, a six-time Grammy-award nomine, will be joining the show. This exciting night of music is made possible through the generous sponsorship of ABC (Animal Behavior College). For more information: www.solvei-music.com

TIMES: Saturday, August 11, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $15 general

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posterAugust 17 and 18, 2012

Shadows:
An Original Musical

When the shroom-addicted Mario finds himself forever lost in a glitch, it is time for his failure of a younger brother to step into his shoes. With a rag-tag team of chain-smoking Daisy, delicate Link, and careless Wario at his side, Luigi finds himself cast into the spotlight for the first time. His mission: to save the fair Princess Peach from the wicked tyrant Bowser.

Will he cave under the pressure of becoming the hero? Will he find his true place, finally out of his brother's shadow? Will he and his team be able to pull off the rescue of a lifetime? To find out, the timid plumber is forced out of his little New Jersey shop to somewhere he's never even heard of... The Mushroom Kingdom! (AGES 13+)

TIMES: Friday, August 17, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TIMES: Saturday, August 18, at 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, August 18, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $15 general, $12 students and seniors

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photo of singer Anne BellAugust 25 and 26, 2012

Speaking of Stories Presents

A Night at the Opera
In Stories and Music

Directed by Maggie Mixsell

Musical Direction by Anne Bell

Singers Christina Ball, Anne Bell and Travis Haase

Readings by Michael Bernard and Anne Torsiglieri

Accompanist Michael Alfera

Murder, suicide, a bullfighter, a princess, disguise balls, women dressed as men—it's just a typical Night at the Opera. A unique and captivating performance blending beautiful arias from La Bohème, Tales of Hoffman, Carmen, Die Fledermaus and more intertwined with stories from Age of Innocence, Where Angels Fear to Tread, The Phantom of the Opera, Madame Bovary and Ulysses by James Joyce.

Post-show patron reception Saturday night only
Join the performers after the show for a toast—martinis, wine, champagne and some elegant post-show delights.

TIMES: Saturday, August 25, at 6:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TIMES: Sunday, August 26, at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $25 general, $15 students and military.

TICKETS: $50 patron Saturday, August 25, only. Includes performance and reception.

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posterSeptember 6 through 9, 2012

Drama Dogs Presents

Queen Undaunted:
Margaret of Anjou

Queen Undaunted: Margaret of Anjou, a one woman show gives us Margaret according to Shakespeare. She is the only person to appear in four of Shakespeare’s plays. Modest and girlish at the beginning, she becomes ruthless, vengeful and fierce. She loves, she hates, and she acts with intensity in a world where women were meant to be compliant and submissive—and quiet. Complex and ambiguous, her voice resonates down the ages.

"When the show debuted last year, Noozhawk reviewer raved, “E. Bonnie Lewis shone in speaking the words as Queen Margaret in all the facets of her complex character — from wide-eyed teenager being married off to Henry VI of England, to high-powered ruler of England, to mother suffering personal tragedy, to penniless exile. The elegant language, often imbued with her slightly more modern tone and expression, felt accessible and yet still authentic More than the words, what brought Margaret to life was Lewis’ movement. A dancer as well as actor…a small gesture of her hand or turn of her mouth could bring deep humanity and vulnerability to this ambitious and volatile character."

–Justine Sutton, Noozhawk

TIMES: Preview Thursday, September 6, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Friday, September 7, at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: Saturday, September 8, at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES: Saturday, September 8, at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: Sunday, September 9, at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: Thursday preview $10 general
TICKETS: All other times $20 general, $15 students and Seniors.

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posterSeptember 13 through 23, 2012

Cat on a
Hot Tin Roof

Directed by Moosie Drier ("Reba")

Starring Rosemary Alexander (“Sordid Lives”), Tina Arning (“Everybody Loves Raymond”), Heidi Brook Myers (“Dexter”) Mitch Carter(“Sordid Lives”), David Zyler (“Ice Age”) Tom Schanley (“Criminal Minds”),

TIMES: Thursday, September 13, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Friday, September 14, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, September 15, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, September 16, at 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Thursday, September 20, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Friday, September 21, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturda,y September 22, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, September 23, at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 Advance purchase, $30 at the door. Students buy one, get one free (in advance only; must purchase at box office or by phone; I.D. required). Student rush $10 (all tickets, no 2-for-1) 1 hour before performance at box office only.

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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Speaking of Stories logoSeptember 19 through November 7, 2012

Speaking of Stories Presents

Readers Theater Class

Full 8-Week Class
with Artistic Director Maggie Mixsell

Put your acting skills to work recreating stories and characters. Explore classic and modern dramatic literature and discover the language of theater, dig for literary themes, learn the essentials of play writing by reading aloud. Become comfortable speaking to and performing for an audience.

TIMES: Wednesdays, September 19 through November 7, at 3:30 or 6:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $200 registration fee

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Speaking of Stories logoSeptember 28 through 30, 2012

Nebula DAnce Lab Presents

Re:Vision

Dance as perception, memory, sensation

Re:Vision will feature the choreography of Devyn Duex and Emily Tatomer, in three distinct works united by their use of dance as a medium of conveying perception, memory, and sensation.

Set to the soulful music of Nina Simone, "Snapshots," a lush and lyrical new work by Emily Tatomer, is a meditation on sense-memories, some somber and some light-hearted. "Sand Into Glass," a bold and intense new work choreographed by Devyn Duex and accompanied by video art by Erin Martinez, explores the emotional and physical landscape of a journey from self-destructive behavior to healing then to moving forward. Re:Vision will also feature a reprise of “Take the Bull by the Horns,” the dynamic, intellectual work by Emily Tatomer first presented in our debut 2011-2012 season. 

Nebula Dance Lab was founded by president and artstic director Devyn Duex in 2010 to provide artists in modern dance the opportunity to experiment, push boundaries, and create new language in dance through physical exploration. Our artists-in-residence have shared their vibrant work at venues such as the NECTAR artist forum, SB-ADaPT Fest, and fundraisers/workshops with local community non-profit organizations, in addition our self-produced events.  

For more information visit, www.nebuladance.org

TIMES: Friday, September 28, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, January 29, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, September 30,  at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $18 general admission and $13 students with ID

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posterOctober 4 through 14, 2012

Out of the Box Theatre Company Presents

John & Jen

Music by Andrew Lippa

Lyrics by Tom Greenwald

Book by Tom Greenwald and Andrew Lippa

Set against the background of a changing America between 1950 and 1990, this truly original musical takes a look at the complexities of relationships between brothers and sisters and parents and children. This is the story of Jen and her relationships with the two Johns of her life: her younger brother, who was killed in Vietnam, and his namesake, her son who is trying to find his own way in a confusing world. With a cast of only two people, John & Jen is a tour-de-force for two actors who take them from childhood, through adolescence and beyond.

Following the October 7 matinee, you're invited to connect with the artistic staff and fellow theatre-goers by participating in our first ever post-show discussion. Featuring a live video chat Q&A with Tony-nominated composer Andrew Lippa. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to talk with professional theatre artists about their work!

For more information, visit www.outoftheboxtheatre.org

TIMES: Thursday, October 4, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Friday, October 5, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, October 6, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, October 7, at 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Thursday, October 11, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Friday, October 12, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, October 13, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, October 14, at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $25 general, $10 student rush (10 seats available at the door one hour before each performance with student I.D.)

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posterOctober 18 through 28, 2012

Lit Moon Theatre Company Presents

The Tempest

By William Shakespeare

Lit Moon returns to Center Stage with its intimate, galvanic production of Shakespeare’s great play, which last played the theater at the 2006 Lit Moon World Shakespeare Festival. Revived, Revitalized, Reanimated, Reinvigorated, Regenerated and otherwise Revved Up, the show highlights the emotional storms and comic bravura of the play, creating an uncompromising, intensely theatrical experience. Featuring Michael Bernard, Babz Farnum, Victoria Finlayson, Nolan Hamlin, Stanley Hoffman, Sara Reynolds, and Matt Tavianini. Original music by Jim Connolly. Scenography by the late, great Milon Kalis. Costumes by Jaco Connolly. Lighting by Theodore Michael Dolas. Stage managed by Elaine Galang.  John Blondell directs.

For more information, visit www.litmoon.com

TIMES: Thursday, October 18, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Friday, October 19, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Thursday, October 25, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, October 27, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, October 28, at 4:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $25 general, $16.50 children, students, and seniors

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posterOctober 20 and 21, 2012

UCSB Department of Theater and Dance Presents

A Naked Shakes Production of

The Merchant of Venice

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Irwin Appel

Naked Shakes is now in its seventh season at UCSB, and its mission since 2006 has been to present energetic, exciting, raw, vibrant Shakespeare using the power of the actors and the language. The critically acclaimed, Santa Barbara Independent Award-winning Naked Shakes has performed at UCSB and transported productions to the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, as well as once again to Center Stage. Past Naked Shakes productions include: A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, and Measure for Measure. This season, Naked Shakes is producing one of Shakespeare's most controversial and interesting comedies, The Merchant of Venice.

A talkback follows the Sunday, October 21, matinee.

TIMES: Saturday, October 20, at 4:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, October 20, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, October 21, at 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, October 21, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $16.50 general, $11.50 students and seniors

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photo of actress as Edith HeadNovember 2 through 4, 2012

Susan Claassen in

A CONVERSATION
WITH EDITH HEAD

By Paddy Calistro and Susan Claassen

An Evening of Wit, Wisdom and a Whisper of Gossip!

This critically acclaimed production is a feast of delicious behind-the-scenes stories about Hollywood’s greatest stars, providing an intimate portrait of Hollywood’s legendary costume designer.

In her six decades of costume design, Edith Head worked on more than 1,100 films, dressed the greatest stars of Hollywood, received 35 Academy Award® nomination,, and won an unprecedented eight Oscars®. Edith Head’s story is as fascinating as the history of the film industry itself, filled with humor, frustration and, above all, glamour. This "reel" diva of design helped to define glamour in the most glamorous place in the world—Hollywood!

TIMES: Friday, November 2, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, November 3, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, November 4, at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $30 general, $25 students

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photo of singerNovember 10, 2012

Center Stage Theater Presents

CENTER STAGE THEATER
22ND UN-BIRTHDAY
Benefit Bash
WITH SPECIAL
GUEST AREA 51

Music—Dancing—Drinks—Food!

Party the night away with Area 51, one of Santa Barbara's most popular dance bands, playing a celebratory mix of funk, Soul, R&B, Motown, and Disco.

Cool off from the hot tunes with martinis, margaritas, delectable finger foods, tasty treats, great raffle prizes and more!

Win a Mexican Beach Vacation -- A Free 1 Year Pass to Center Stage -- Your Own Original 3-minute Play -- A Private Piano Concert -- and more great prizes!

Enjoy a great night of fun while you support the theater and all the groups that perform here. Proceeds will help us purchase a new light board for the theater and sustain our Rental Subsidy Fund.

No host bar and appetizer menu. Complimentary birthday cake, of course!

Raffle Prizes

• 7-day Mexican Beach Surf Vacation
La Chuparosa de Saladita is a luxurious Mexican surf retreat right on the beach at Playa La Saladita, just steps away from some of Mexico's best waves. Built in beautiful Mexican beach style architecture, accommodations are designed to provide a comfortable, relaxing Mexican beach vacation experience for surfers and non-surfers alike. Playa La Saladita is on the Pacific coast of Mexico 1 hour north of Zihuatanejo.
xxxx The prize includes 7 days in a beautiful 3 bedroom 3 bath villa. Travel to the area is not included and there are some blackout periods. Visit www.lachuparosadesaladita.com to learn more about La Chuparosa de Saladita.

• One Year Free Pass to Center Stage Theater
A pass good for 2 tickets to all Center Stage Theater performances for one year.

• Original 3-Minute Play
A 3-minute play by Ellen Anderson written about the winner's best or worst moment in life. (This is paper script only and does not include production.)

• Private Piano Concert
A private house concert for four performed by Stephen Kelly, with dessert!

• AND MORE!

TIMES: Saturday, November 10, at 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $25 general

TICKETS: $150 Sponsorship: 2 tickets, 2 drinks, and 2 raffle tickets

TICKETS: $250 Sponsorship: 4 tickets, 4 drinks, and 4 raffle tickets

TICKETS: $500 Sponsorship: 8 tickets, 8 drinks, and 8 raffle tickets

TICKETS: $1,000 sponsorship: 10 tickets, 10 drinks, an appetizer, and 20 raffle tickets

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image of old Amsterdam

Kristin Lee

November 9 through 25, 2012

Dijo Productions Presents

New Jerusalem

by David Ives

Directed by Ed Giron

Acclaimed playwright David Ives has created a taut historical work that plays out like a modern day trial. Ives based his play on actual fact, with the dialogue being his creation. New Jerusalem pits religion against philosophy; government against religion; and community against government. Set in the mid-1600s, New Jerusalem explores the enclave of Sephardic Jews within the City of Amsterdam. Allowed to self-police as a condition of residing in the city without fear of punishment, the Jews must come to grips with the radical thinking of Baruch Spinoza, the supposedly religious Jewish philosopher whose thoughts threaten the existence of his closed community even as he heads down a path that threatens his very survival. This is the inquisition of Spinoza by the Dutch regents, the equivalent of a modern day Inherit the Wind according to one reviewer, a battle that hurls the Western Europe of the 1600s into a territory of fear and doubt.

New Jerusalem has its Santa Barbara debut thanks to DIJO Productions and its Executive Director Jerry Oshinsky. Other historical plays from DIJO include Frost/Nixon, The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Hanna and Martin, and Fifteen Rounds with Jackson Pollock.

Director/actor Ed Giron has had recent theatre roles in Frost /Nixon (Indy Award for Performance) and English Bride in Santa Barbara, and Heartbreak House and Richard III in Los Angeles. His directing credits include The Persians, The Exonerated, Inherit the Wind and English Bride.

Playwright David Ives is known for his comedic plays including the collections known as All in the Timing and Mere Mortals. He is also the most highly regarded “fixer” of numerous plays en route to Broadway. New Jerusalem is a departure from his usual genre, but although it is an intense historical drama it is not without the humor that is classic David Ives.

Featured in the cast are William Waxman, recently seen at Center Stage in English Bride; Brian Kolb, recently featured in Elite Theatre’s production of No Exit; Jesi Vasquez, seen at Center Stage in Morning’s at Seven; Aden Hailu, seen at Center Stage in The Exonerated; Jerry Oshinsky, seen in The Exonerated and Vagina Monologues at Center Stage; and Ed Giron , most recently appearing in and directing English Bride at Center Stage.

TIMES: Friday, November 9, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, November 11, 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Wednesday, November 14, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Thursday, November 15, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Friday, November 16, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Monday, November 19, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Tuesday, November 20, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Friday November 23, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, November 24, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, November 25, at 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, November 25, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $22 general, $18 students and Seniors

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statue of Julius CaesarNovember 11 through 24, 2012

Dijo Productions Presents

Conversations in Tusculum

by Richard Nelson

The Plot to Assassinate Julius Caesar

Playwright Richard Nelson is the recipient of a Tony Award, an Olivier Award, two Obie Awards and a New York Drama Critic’s Circle Award. Conversations in Tusculum brings to life the intense and controversial interactions among Brutus, Cassius, and Cicero leading up to the assassination of Julius Caesar. It is a riveting new work about power and its abuse, and shows how ancient Rome has startling resonance with our age. The New York Times review by Ben Brantley stated: "Set in country villas outside of Rome in the months before Caesar's assassination, Conversations in Tusculum imagines the frustrations of fiery senators and warriors reduced to brooding in self-imposed isolation about the endangered civil freedoms of their republic." He also described it as "a deeply felt study of the hopelessness that comes with inaction."

Director/actor Ed Giron has had recent theatre roles in Frost/Nixon (Indy Award for Performance) and English Bride in Santa Barbara, and Heartbreak House and Richard III in Los Angeles. His directing credits include The Persians, The Exonerated, Inherit the Wind, and English Bride.

Featured in the cast are Ed Giron (most recently having appeared in and directed English Bride at Center Stage), William Waxman (most recently seen at Center Stage in English Bride), Jerry Oshinsky (seen in The Exonerated and Vagina Monologues at Center Stage), Aden Hailu (seen at Center Stage in The Exonerated), Philip Levere(seen in The Exonerated at Center Stage), and Maia Mook (most recently seen at Center Stage in Vagina Monologues and The Exonerated).

The staged reading of Conversations in Tusculum will be in tandem with another historical play, a production of New Jerusalem by David Ives.

TIMES: Sunday, November 11, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Tuesday, November 13, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, November 24, at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $22 general, $18 students and Seniors

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posterNovember 17 and 18, 2012

Speaking of Stories presents

Old Time Radio Drama

An evening of classic radio plays featuring Sherlock Holmes, The Fat Man and Gunsmoke

Speaking of Stories transforms Center Stage into a 1940s radio station for a performance of classic radio plays complete with live sound effects. You won't want to miss this night of fun with episodes from Sherlock Holmes, The Fat Man and Gunsmoke. Jeff Mills, Michael Morgan and Jenna Scanlon will bring these classic characters to life with Irwin Appel serving double duty as actor and live on-stage sound effects master.

TIMES: Saturday, November 17, at 6:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TIMES: Sunday, November 18, at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $25 general, $15 students and military, $50 Patron (Saturday performance only; includes preferred seating and post-performance champagne reception with the performers.)

$15 Earlybird Special - Good for the Sunday matinee only and must be purchased by 11/15.

 

Subscription packages also available $69-$134.  Visit speakingofstories.org for complete details.

 

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photo of woman in lace stockingsNovember 18, 2012

Keep it Wet

Smart Sexy Stand-up Comedy

What if every time a woman has an orgasm a republican gets fairy wings? What if sexual energy is the next renewable fuel source? Sharing everything from her knowledge of Tantra to her adventures as a pleasure activist, Lisa Citore will blow your mind while making you laugh hysterically.

Lisa Citore is a pleasure activist, performance artist and a teacher of Tantra yoga. She has led sacred sexuality workshops in southern California for women, men and couples for ten years. She is the writer, director and producer of two theater productions, The Tao of Sex and Bloodlines/Women’s Moon Stories. Her last one-woman show, Sex, Light Addicts & Riding Dragons brings humor and the mystical to sexuality. She is the founder of Magdalene Women, a nonprofit whose mission is to inspire, empower and connect women’s voices through poetry, theater, dance and ritual. She is a co-founder of Woman Wide Open, a women’s improvisational performance troupe. For more information on her work, see www.Magdalenewomen.com and www.Bloodlines.tv.

After party at the Wild Cat.

TIMES: Sunday, November 18, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $20 general

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photo of flamenco dancerDecember 1, 2012

Noche de Flamenco

Produced and directed by Pamela Lourant


Cast:
Pamela Lourant
Briseyda Zarate
Vanessa Acosta
Gabriel Osuna and Gerardo Morales of "Encuentro"

And introducing "Sangre Nueva"

We are proud to announce the grand opening of "Noche de Flamenco" at Center Stage Theater! This is a monthly flamenco performance open to all flamenco dance and music lovers. The cast will change from month to month giving audiances a brand new show each and every month!

Educationa/Student Show
Noche de Flamenco
will be preceded Saturday afternoon by a special educational student show designed to educate new, young and music students who are interested in flamenco dance/music. Dancers from "Sangre Nueva" dance company will perform traditional flamenco dances with dance and musical explanation by Pamela Lourant. An informed audience is the best audience.

For more information, visit: www.pamelalourantflamenco.com

TIMES: Educational/Student show Saturday, December 1, 4:00 to 4:45 P.M.

TIMES: Performance Saturday, December 1, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: Educational/Student Show $10 general. Performance $25 general

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December 2 and 8, 2012

THE ADDERLEY SCHOOL presents

Winter Workshops

TIMES: Sunday, December 2, at 6:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, December 8, at 11:00 A.M., 12:30, 2:00, 4:00, and 6:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general, $15 students age 15 and under

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photo of musiciansDecember 3, 2012

HOUSEHOLD, INK PRESENTS

HEADLESS HOUSEHOLD

20th (Sorta) Annual Xmas Concert

Featuring Dick Dunlap, Tom Lackner, Joe Woodard, Julie Christensen, Tom Buckner, Sally Barr, Bill Flores, Tom Ball… and ?

 

Still happily confused after all these years, in terms of what to call its music, the madly eclectric Headless Household continues on the merry path to… ? Meanwhile, numbers are noted along the way. This year’s notable number: the band will play its 20th (sorta) annual xmas period concert at Center Stage Theater, on Monday, December 3. The “sorta” referes to a three-year hiatus, triggered by the Tea Fire and aftermath. Way back when, the band—formed in 1983 and starting its recording life in 1987—was looking for a way to move out of the nightclub hurly burly and do a more theater-based show. Center Stage had recently opened its doors, and a artist-site match was made. As usual, Headless Household’s core quartet, Dick Dunlap on keys, Tom Lackner on drums, Joe Woodard on guitar and songmaking (and bassist in absentia, Chris Symer, now a Seattle-ite) is amended by a critical addition of musical allies, including heroic saxist Tom Buckner, singer Julie Christensen, violinist Sally Barr, pedal steel et al man Bill Flores, and others tba. Among other holidazed treats, old and new, the band will play songs from its work-in-progress, an all-ballads album, which will be its ninth release to date on the in-house Household Ink Records label.

For more information, visit www.householdink.com

TIMES: Monday, December 3, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $15 general, $12 students and seniors

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poasterDecember 12 through 15, 2012

Santa Barbara Silver Follies' presents

Christmas at the Stage Door Cabaret

TIMES: Wednesday, December 12, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Thursday, December 13, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Friday, December 14, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, December 15, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $25 general

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photo of  princessDecember 22 and 23, 2012

West Coast Ballet' presents

A Gem of a Nutcracker

West Coast Ballet, under the artistic direction of Ellen Schipper, proudly presents its 22nd annual production of Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday ballet, The Nutcracker.

E.T. Amadeus Hoffman’s eternal Christmas story will come to life, complete with falling snow, dancing sweets, magical dolls, waltzing flowers, fighting mice, and so much more. Bring your family to join the West Coast Ballet family for this special holiday tradition.

West Coast Ballet will be joined by select alumni, including Mia Monteabaro, as well as the dedicated and accomplished students of the Ellen Schipper Classical Ballet Studio. Christopher Story IV and local character actors will fill out the cast.

This unique production, with its lavish costumes and special effects in the intimate setting of the Center Stage Theater, is sure to be entertaining for the entire family and especially the younger audience.

TIMES: Saturday, December 22, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TIMES: Sunday, December 23, at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $26 general, $21 students and seniors, $16 children 12 and under

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posterDecember 28 and 29, 2012

Wind in a Mirror...
Ayahuasca Visions

A multimedia solo show by Josie Hyde
Music by Tom Lackner and Amazon shamans Don Agustin and Don Jose
Video by Rani DeMuth and Josie Hyde

Wind in a Mirror...Ayahuasca Visions is a boldly original multimedia solo show, a play of irony and paradox about death, guilt and transcendence. The story is a search for enlightenment climaxing in the Amazon in an ayahuasca, the hallucinogenic Vine of Death, ceremony.

The unique mix of spoken word and song is accompanied by a surreal art video with the music of Tom Lackner and Amazon shamans Don Agustin Rivas Vasquez and Don Jose Campos.  Wind in a Mirror...Ayahuasca Visions premiered in May 2012 at the Marsh in San Francisco to a sold-out theater and Josie received a standing ovation.  John Klein of Klein Films wrote, “Riveting, still speechless the next day!”

     Strictly speaking, that body asleep in your bed is kin to your corpse.
                Occupant elsewhere.  Every night we disappear. 
                 Without this little dab of perspective, we’d go mad!

Josie Hyde has won first place in poetry slams in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Chicago, New York, Costa Rica and Berlin and performed her poetry in festivals and clubs in North America, Central America and Europe. Twice she received The Honor Award for Lyrics in The Great American Song Contest. Spalding Gray was her good friend and inspirer. Drummer/percussionist Tom Lackner composes, records and produces in his studio The Tompound in Santa Barbara, and tours with Jeff Bridges in the band The Abiders. Rani DeMuth has screened her films at over sixty international film festivals, winning awards in every category of filmmaking. Her short film The Double starring Eric Roberts received LACMA's Art of Film Award.

For more information, visit: www.JosieHydeAyahuascaVisions.com

TIMES: Friday, December 28, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, December 29, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $22 general

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This project is funded in part by the Organizational Development Grant Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission.