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: 2014

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Photo: M Kertesz

January 3 through 4, 2014

Dana Lawton Dances Presents

Beyond This Moment

Dana Lawton Dances (DLD) presents an evening-length modern dance performance. The culmination of over a year and half of creativity and rehearsal, Dana Lawton and her core company of eight dancers will present Beyond This Moment. Exploring the idea of memories, both shared and individual, the piece weaves through a lifetime of beauty, reflection, challenges and joy.

Collaboration with Santa Barbara based musicians Sean McCue, Michelle Bauchesne, Bill Flores, and with husband Jon Lawton, enhances the movement sections with deft skill and delicacy. Original stage design by Rogelio Lopez and lighting design by Linda Baumgardener create a sacred space to explore the deeper recesses of memory.

Two key creative components are social relevancy, and collaboration in a diverse community of artists. DLD is unique in that it includes a wide age range (23-60) of dancers. Working in rehearsals the artists developed personal stories, investigated how each feels in his/her body and how their lives have unfolded.

San Francisco Bay Guardian calls Lawton's work “evocative,” “delicious,” and “fresh and rich.”

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

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

TICKETS: $28 general

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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Motown Museum photoJanuary 10 through 11, 2014

The Anacapa School Presents

Motown Magic

Everyone loves the music, the costumes and those fabulous dance moves! Join us to celebrate the magic of the music called MOTOWN. The Anacapa performing arts students and the school band join together to perform the greatest hits from The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, the Jackson 5, The Temptations and more.

TIMES: Friday, January 10, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TIMES: Saturday, January 11, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $11.50 general, $6.50 students, Anacapa students free with ID

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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Speaking of Stories LogoJanuary 12 through 13, 2014

Speaking of Stories Presents

Nothing But Laughs

Stories to Tickle Your Funny Bone

Speaking of Stories begins its 20th Anniversary season with a performance of hilarious stories, selected by Founder Steven Gilbar. Great stories performed by talented actors. Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk!

Katie Thatcher reading "The Pony Problem" by Sloane Crosley
Meredith McMinn reading "I Feel Bad About My Neck" by Nora Ephron
Devin Scott reading "The F Word" by Michael Thomas Ford
Tom Hinshaw reading "In New England Everyone Calls You Dave" by David Rakoff
Robert Lesser reading "Good Enough to Eat" by Paul Rudnick

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

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

TICKETS: $28 general, $18 students and military, $18 Early Bird Special (Sunday Matinee only, must be purchased by Thursday, January 9)

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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Speaking of Stories LogoJanuary 14, 2014

Opening Acts Presents

Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams

The New Rules for Dating and Relating in the New Year

This lively, interactive town hall-style discussion and debate on the current state of the date will comprise an audience of 75 of Santa Barbara’s most eligible bachelors facing off against 75 of the city’s most dynamic single women to answer the question, “Why is everyone still single?”

‘We are thrilled to be bringing this unique, entertaining, and engaging event to Santa Barbara,” says Brian Howie, founder of Opening Acts. “People are extremely passionate about love, the evening will be a really fun and exciting way to raise questions - and find answers!”

The event  will be hosted and moderated by nationally-renowned journalist and bestselling author of Love Rehab Jo Piazza, and features a panel of Southern California’s most prominent relationship specialists, including:  Lisa Darsonval, owner of Santa Barbara Matchmaking; Brian Howie, author and creator of How to Find Love in 60 SecondsMegan O’Brien, celebrity blogger and CEO of BeautyBrander;  Jackie Ruka, “America’s Happyologist” and creator of “Get Happy Zone”;  Shelli Stutz, founder of “ManFixer,” and Dr. Jonathan Harvin, human sexuality and relationship expert.

Seating is extremely limited (75 per gender). All attendees receive a premium gift bag filled with products, perks, & privileges (including a signed copy of Love Rehab) as well complimentary admission to post-event VIP party at Eureka!. 

A portion of the evening's net proceeds goes to benefit Casa Esperanza.

For further information and media inquiries, please contact Brian Howie via email at brian@openingacts.org  or at 310.310.0746.

Opening Acts was founded with a social mission to enhance and enrich Santa Barbara through the creation of opportunities in the creative and performing arts, and to introduce new members into the artistic community.   For further information, please visit www.openingacts.org.  

TIMES: Tuesday, January 14, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $43 general

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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photo of actor on his knees, disclaimingJanuary 17 through 18, 2014

TIRNA THEATRE Presents

Jimmy Titanic

This is Titanic like you've never seen it before. Having gone down with the ship, Jimmy has rock star status in heaven and boy does he milk it. Flirting with angels, rewriting history and with a direct line to an unlikely God—Jimmy Titanic is a unique and hilarious take on the story of the greatest ship ever built.

The play is performed as a one-man show with actor Colin Hamell playing more than twenty different roles including Jimmy Boylan, Tommy Mackey, Angel Gabriel, Titanic passengers, Titanic crew, Spanish Man, Malcolm Goodbody, St. Peter, God, John Jacob Astor, Jacques Futrelle, New York Times Editor, Sidney, Mayor R. J. McMordie, Barry John, Denis Murphy, Bruce Ismay and Senator William Smith.

What the critics say….

“God and Gabriel are just two of some 20 delightfully outrageous characters in Bernard McMullan’s darkly funny Jimmy Titanic.... Colin Hamell is the real entertainer.” —Boston Globe

“You've never seen God portrayed in the way that Hamell imagines him; it is a revelation.” —Broadway World

“Four stars.......Jimmy Titanic is a triumphant addition to the ships legacy.” —Belfast Telegraph

“A remarkable piece of pared down theatre manages to entertain, inform, move, and comment from a completely original point of view.... Scenes that make one shudder are balanced by those with wicked humour. The conceit of such cavalcade being presented as a one man show is inspired.” —New York, Woman about Town

“Hamell’s characters are all consistently masterful storytellers. Be prepared to laugh out loud one minute, while choking back tears the next.” —Boston Metro

“Playwright, Bernard McMullan, brings new perspective to the famed ship’s lore by mixing comedy and tragedy.” —Philadelphia Metro

“Colin Hamell switches effortlessly from comedy to drama….This is the work of a virtuoso.” —Boston Edge

“Belfast playwright Bernard McMullan, like all good Irish writers, was able to find the humour at the bottom of the pit of sadness—and craft a story that...you likely haven’t heard.” —Philadelphiairish.com

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

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

TICKETS: $23 general, $20 students and seniors

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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speaking of stories logo of open bookJanuary 22 through March 12, 2014

Speaking of Stories Presents

Readers Theater Class

Uncover the Performer Inside of You!

Develop your acting and public speaking skills recreating stories and characters. Explore classic and modern literature and discover the language of theater, dig for literary themes, build character, uncover through-lines and learn the essentials of playwriting by reading aloud.

Classes are open to all experience levels. Class size is limited. (Classes must meet minimum enrollment to proceed.)

TIMES: Wednesdays, January 22 through March 12, at 6:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $203 registration fee

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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speaking of stories logo of open bookJanuary 23 through March 13, 2014

Speaking of Stories Presents

Acting FUndamentals Class

Uncover the Performer Inside of You!

Class will include both monologue and scene work with instruction in text and character analysis plus acting craft such as motivation, given circumstances, subtext, beats, blocking, and the use of stage business. Class work can either be memorized or with script in hand.

Classes are open to all experience levels. Class size is limited. (Classes must meet minimum enrollment to proceed.)

TIMES: Thursdays, January 23 through March 13, at 6:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $203 registration fee

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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cast photoJanuary 30 through 31, 2014

Westmont college Music Drama workshop Presents

La Canterina

(THE SONGSTRESS)
Comic Opera by Joseph Haydn

La Canterina is a comic opera about how the young singer Gasparina and her "mother," Apollonia, deceive two suitors. One suitor is her (much older) voice teacher, Don Pelagio, and the other is the young and wealthy Don Ettore. Both men are in love with Gasparina. Conflict arises when these men discover the ladies' plan. The show will provide a wonderful night of entertainment and laughter!

The cast includes singers Megan Silberstein, playing the role of Gasparina (Jan 31); Andrew Combs, playing Don Pelagio; and Kim Huff playing Apollonia. These wonderful young singers will also be performing in Pirates of Penzance for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Our cast also includes Andrey Kitsen, a soloist in Westmont College's Christmas Festival, playing the role of Don Ettore; and Emmalee Wetzel, who will be playing the role of Gasparina (Jan 30) and is leaving for Germany in February to continue her vocal studies abroad. The opera is approximately one hour long.

TIMES: Thursday, January 30, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Friday, January 31, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $13.50 general

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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photo of girl in tutuFebruary 8, 2014

Goleta Ballet Theatre Presents

Gala

Goleta Ballet Theatre presents their 3rd Annual "Gala." This selected works program is an opportunity for students in the Pre-Professional training company of the Goleta Ballet School to perform alternative repertoire apart from the school's winter and spring full length classic ballets. The 21 dancers in Goleta Ballet Theatre will present their company's work to the music of Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Faure and Adam.

TIMES: Saturday, February 8, at 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, February 8, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $20 general

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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show posterFebruary 9 through 10 2014

Speaking of Stories Presents

Gilbar’s Giggles and Guffaws

Speaking of Stories continues its 20th Anniversary season with a performance of hysterical stories, selected by founder Steven Gilbar. These are some of his favorite humor stories from the Speaking of Stories archives. If you have enjoyed the "Nothing But Laughs" performance through the years, you will love revisiting some of the most giggle and guffaw inducing stories from the past. Great stories performed by talented actors. Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk!

Bill Egan reading "Some of Us Have Been Threatening Our Friend Colby" by Donald Barthelme
Dan Gunther reading "Nativity, Caucasian" by Allan Gurganus
Tony Miratti reading "The Kugelmass Affair" by Woody Allen
Simon Williams reading "Goodbye to All Cats" by P.G. Wodehouse

TIMES: Sunday, February 9, at 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Monday, February 10, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $28 general, $18 students and military, $18 Early Bird Special (Sunday Matinee only, must be purchased by Thursday, February 6)

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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Catherine Bennett, photo

February 21 through 22, 2014

SANTA BARBARA DANCE ALLIANCE Presents

KINESIS 2014

A thought provoking, visually stimulating sumptuous Contemporary Dance feast for the audience, presented by Santa Barbara Dance Alliance.

A collaborative collection of premier works with Santa Barbara based choreographers: ArtBark International, Hillary Bassoff, Catherine Bennett/Robin Bisio, Meredith Cabaniss, Nicole Helton, Valerie Huston, Tracy Kofford, Delila Moseley, Nebula Dance Lab, Matthew Nelson, and Tonia Shimin, showcasing Multi-Media, Contemporary, Modern, Contemporary Ballet and Dance Theater.

For more information, please visit sbdancealliance.org

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

TIMES: Saturday, February 22, at 2:00 P.M

TIMES: Saturday, February 22, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $53 patron, $29 general, $26 SBDA member/senior, $22 student with student I.D.

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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February 9, 15, 16, 23, March 2, 2014

The Adderley School Presents

Adderley School February Workshop Performances

Students from the Adderley School for the Performing Arts present musical theater performances as a culmination of their recent workshop training.

TIMES: Sunday, February 9, at 6:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, February 15, at 10:00 A.M., 12:30 P.M., 3:00 P.M., 5:00 P.M,.and 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, February 16, at 12:30P.M., 3:00 P.M., and 5:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, February 23, at 1:00 P.M.

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

TIMES: Sunday, March 2, at 3:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $38 VIP includes preferred seating, $28 general, $18 children age 15 and under

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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February 19 and 26, March 5 and 12, 2014

Reality Santa Barbara Presents

Discovering Christ

Know What the Bible Says

The Bible may sometimes feel like a collection of cryptic writings that are difficult for contemporary readers to understand. But anyone can learn to interpret the Bible with a little direction!

Reality Santa Barbara is hosting a four-week lecture taught by pastor Chris Lazo, which will provide basic interpretive principles for understanding the Biblical authors that the Holy Spirit inspired, as they wrote in specific cultural, historical, and literary settings.

Do you want to cultivate depth in your walk with God and His Word? This class is for you, and we would love to have you! Join us on Wednesday nights in the heart of Santa Barbara, and let's learn to study God's Word together!

TIMES: Times: Wednesday, February 19, at 7:00 P.M.
TIMES: Wednesday, February 26, at 7:00 P.M.
TIMES: Wednesday, March 5, at 7:00 P.M.
TIMES: Wednesday, March 12, at 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: Admission free

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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posterMarch 1, 2014

The Mahakankala Buddhist Center Presents

Modern Buddhism:

Transforming Life’s Difficulties into the Spiritual Path

Gen Kelsang Rigpa, National Spiritual Director for the Western U.S., will visit Santa Barbara to give a special talk on how we can transform our daily difficulties into the spiritual path.

Often life is filled with difficult circumstances that make us feel overwhelmed and trapped. When we respond to life’s difficulties with discouragement, frustration, irritation or depression, our problems increase. We can learn to change our minds. Then we can respond to difficulties with positive and constructive attitudes instead. By living in accordance with the insights developed during meditation, gradually we will learn how to be free from everyday problems. Learn how to transform these difficulties into a spiritual path that you can learn positive life lessons leading you to a life of joy and peace of mind.

“When we learn to accept difficult circumstances patiently, the real problem disappears.”

—Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

For more information, visit www.meditationinsantabarbara.org/modern-buddhism-talk/

TIMES: Saturday, March 1, at 5:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $11.50 general in advance, $18 general on March 1

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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AAF LogoMarch 11, 2014

AAF Santa Barbara Presents

The Coastal California American Advertising Awards

Undoubtedly the signature event within the advertising community, the American Advertising Federation of Santa Barbara invites you to the Coastal California American Advertising Awards, an epic night of stunning design, breathtaking imagery and exceptional talent. For one night only, professionals from near and far will gather in celebration of the power of creativity and acknowledge the achievements of our peers and colleagues in the past year. The Coastal California American Advertising Awards celebrates the opportunity to showcase breakthrough creative in all media and give recognition to talented individuals and companies.

Join us at 6:30 P.M. at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (formerly Contemporary Arts Forum) to view competition entries, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and mingle with other entrants. The awards ceremony starts at 7:30 P.M. at Center Stage Theater. Dress to impress. Step into the spotlight and receive your rewards. The entry with the most votes gets the People’s Choice Award. Bring your parents (you know they'll always vote for you), your friends, your neighbors, your coworkers and anyone else you can convince to vote for you.

Contact Ariana Rubio to join and save today! aafsantabarbara@gmail.com 916-289-3399

TIMES: Tuesday, March 11, reception at 6:30 P.M., awards ceremony at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: Members $35 in advance, $45 at the door; non-members $45 in advance, $55 at the door

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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posterMarch 8 through 15, 2014

SB Dance Arts and The Arts Mentorship Program Present

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Join our pre-professional dance companies in a show for the whole family. This year’s show offers new works in contemporary, jazz, and hip hop styles. This sell-out smash is fun for all ages!

TIMES: Saturday, March 8, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)
TIMES: Sunday, March 9, at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES: Friday, March 14, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)
TIMES: Saturday, March 15, at 2:00 P.M..
TIMES: Saturday, March 15, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $53 patron, $22 general, $20 matinees, $13.50 students (at matinees only). Prices include CST facilty fee.

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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speaking of stories logo of open bookMarch 16 through 17, 2014

Speaking of Stories Presents

Audience Favorites

Speaking of Stories continues its 20th Anniversary season with a performance of stories chosen by the audience and subscribers. Their favorite stories and authors. Great stories performed by talented actors. Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk!

Henry Brown reading "The Nine Best Movies" by Gregory McDonald
John Luca reading "The Impala" by John Luca
Ed Romine reading "Dave Cooks The Turkey" by Stuart McLean
Nick Woolf reading "The Three Fat Women of Antibes" by W. Somerset Maugham

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

TIMES: Monday, March 17, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $28 general, $18 students and military, $18 Early Bird Special (Sunday Matinee only, must be purchased by Thursday, March 13)

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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speaking of stories logo of open bookMarch 20 through 22, 2014

The Santa Barbara Silver Follies Presents

Travel the World

The Santa Barbara Silver Follies return to Center Stage with travel on the mind!

Familiar favorite songs give rise to lively dancing and splashy costumes while the performers "Fly You to the Moon," take you on a "Slow Boat to China" and help you board the "Chattanooga Choo Choo." Many local talented artists will add their talent to the Traveling Show and help "Ease You Down The Road"!

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

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

TIMES: Saturday, March 22, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $28 general

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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man standing in front of a screen on which is scrawled the single word, "Hamlet"March 27 through 29, 2014

Lit Moon Presents

Hamlet

Last seen at the 2006 Lit Moon World Shakespeare Festival, Lit Moon’s Hamlet is back on stage in its third complete incarnation. Begun in 2000, this 80-minute “mini spectacle” stands as one of the company’s signature pieces, and features four actors, a composer-musician, and a gigantic paper set created by the late great Czech scenographer Milon Kalis. Words, action, space, and music all converge to create a haunting and heightened interpretation of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. The show has played in Santa Barbara on many occasions, toured to Europe and Canada, and been invited to play at the International Shakespeare Festival in Beijing, China, in the fall. Featuring James Connolly, Victoria Finlayson, Stanley Hoffman, Jeff Mills, and Sara Reynolds; Lighting Design by Theodore Michael Dolas; and Stage Managed by Elaine Galang. Directed by John Blondell. Don’t miss it – it comes around only once in a Blue Moon…

“…just plain brilliant…” Matt Radz, Montreal Gazette

TIMES: Thursday, March 27, at 8:00 P.M.

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

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

TICKETS: $23 general, $18 students and seniors

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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photo of dancersMarch 30, 2014

Festival Ballet Presents

Festival Ballet Dances

TIMES: Sunday, March 30, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $28 general, $23 seniors and children under 12

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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posterApril 3 through 13, 2014

Out of the Box Theatre Company Presents

Bonnie and Clyde

A Regional Premiere Musical

At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America's most renowned folk heroes and the Texas law enforcement's worst nightmares. As their notoriety and body count rose, the ill-fated lovers found themselves spiraling out of control as they raced to the top of the Public Enemies list.

With a book by Ivan Menchell, music by Frank Wildhorn (The Scarlett Pimpernel, Jekyll & Hyde), and lyrics by Don Black, Bonnie and Clyde is a thrilling new musical with a non-traditional score, combining blues, gospel and rockabilly music.

Warning: This production contains violence, mature themes and language.

For more information, visit www.outoftheboxtheatre.org

TIMES: Thursday, April 3, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Friday, April 4, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, April 5, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, April 6, at 1:00 P.M.

TIMES: Thursday, April 10, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Friday, April 11, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, April 12, at 8:00 P.M.

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

TICKETS: $28.00 general, $18.00 student with student I.D.

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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posterApril 13 through 14, 2014

Speaking of STories Presents

Maggie’s Hit Parade

Speaking of Stories continues its 20th Anniversary season with a performance of some of Artistic Director Maggie Mixsell’s favorite stories from her first 10 years. Great stories performed by talented actors. Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk!

Jeff Mills reading "Gift For A Sweetheart" by Isabelle Allende
Joe Spano reading "Gary Garrison's Wedding Vows" by Ron Carlson
Scott Paulin reading "Jamaica" by David Schickler

TIMES: Sunday, April 13, at 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Monday, April 14, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $28 general, $18 students and military, $18 Early Bird Special (Sunday Matinee only, must be purchased by Thursday, April 10)

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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PosterApril 18 through 19, 2014

SBCC Dance Presents

Collective

Local, national and international choreographers converge for SBCC’s annual Spring Dance Concert, Collective, under artistic director Tracy R. Kofford. An eccentric evening of works presented by SBCC Dance, featuring choreography by SBCC Faculty and students, Danah Bella DanceWorks, UCSB Student Company, The Los Olivos Dance Gallery, Fusion Dance Company and other Santa Barbara choreographic treasures. It’s an evening of dance not to be missed.

“Complex, intense, interesting, haunting, powerful and beautiful are only a few words to describe… ‘Collective.’”
The Channels

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

TIMES: Saturday, April 19, at 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, April 19, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $28 general

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PHoto of ballerinas standing in front of a backdrop of treesApril 24, 2014

Santa Barbara Festival BAllet Presents

The Enchanted Forest

Created by Sean L. Crawford

"Balletic spiders swirling and prancing alongside lovingly choreographed moonbeams in a hushed, wooded glade under watchful starlight...where else but in an Enchanted Forest? And who else but the imaginative and ever-surprising Santa Barbara Festival Ballet?" —Jeff Wing

TIMES: Thursday, April 24, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $18 general, $15 children and seniors

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April 25 through 27, 2014

The Adderley School Presents

April Workshop Performances

TIMES: Friday, April 25, at 6:00 P.M.

TIMES: Friday, April 25, at 7:30 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, April 26, at 1:30 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, April 26, at 2:30 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, April 2,6 at 5:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, April 26, at 6:30 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, April 27, at 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, April 27, at 3:30 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, April 27, at 5:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, April 2,7 at 6:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $35 VIP with reserved seating, $23 general, $13 children

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PosterMay 2 through 10, 2014

The Producing UniT Presents

Time Stands STill

Written by Donald Margulies
Directed by Peter Frisch

From Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies comes a powerful and often hilarious story of relationships, mid-life crisis and the ties of friendship. After barely surviving a bomb blast in Iraq, photojournalist Sarah Goodwin finds herself caught in a tug-of-war between her exhilarating career and the contentment of family life. Returning home into the care of her long-time lover James, Sarah's caught off guard by his desire for family and by the simple domestic life pursued by Richard, her editor, and his much younger girlfriend Mandy.

Starring Ivy Vahanian, Bill Egan, Janelle Odair, and Thom Zimerle.

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

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

TIMES: Sunday, May 4, at 2:30 P.M.

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

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

TIMES: Saturday, May 10, at 2:30 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, May 10, at 8:00 P.M..

TICKETS: $23 general, $15 student and groups of 10 or more

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PosterMay 4, 2014

Center STage Theater Presents

Savory & Sweet:

It All Begins at Center Stage

An artistic and edible feast pairing exemplary Center Stage performances, carefully selected from the year’s best work, with great food and libations at the lovely Montecito home of Dan and Katherine Gunther.

Featuring performances by Selah Dance Collective, Josephine Hyde, the Santa Barbara School for Performing Arts and the Westmont College Music Drama Workshop.

We all remember that person who gave us the chance to try something new; who helped us, trusted us and then let us go ahead on our own. For 23 years, Center Stage has been a place where artists find their voice, do their first show, or build a tradition of excellence—Lit Moon, Speaking of Stories, Nebula Dance Lab, Out of the Box Theatre Company, Santa Barbara Dance Alliance, to name just a few. With 196 shows by 60 companies, more than 1,000 performers, and 14,000 audience members in just the last year, we can proudly say— it all begins at Center Stage.

More new production companies get their start at Center Stage than any other venue in Santa Barbara and this is your chance to help us support these aspiring artists. Savory and Sweet combines the pleasure of a wonderfully entertaining afternoon with the great cause of helping us raise $15,000 to upgrade the theater’s sound equipment and sustain our Renter Subsidy Fund.

When you support Center Stage, you support our community’s artistic spirit. Please help us keep it all beginning at Center Stage by joining us at Savory and Sweet, May 4.

View the invitation: click here.

TIMES: Sunday, May 4, at 3:00 P.M. Location and directions will be given when tickets are purchased.

TICKETS: Co-Host $1,000 (includes 8 tickets to the party)

TICKETS: Producer $500 (includes 4 tickets to the party)

TICKETS: Sponsor $250 (includes 2 tickets to the party)

TICKETS: Party tickets only: $75 each or 2 for $100

 

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PosterMay 2 through 10, 2014

The Producing UniT Presents

Time Stands STill

Written by Donald Margulies
Directed by Peter Frisch

From Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies comes a powerful and often hilarious story of relationships, mid-life crisis and the ties of friendship. After barely surviving a bomb blast in Iraq, photojournalist Sarah Goodwin finds herself caught in a tug-of-war between her exhilarating career and the contentment of family life. Returning home into the care of her long-time lover James, Sarah's caught off guard by his desire for family and by the simple domestic life pursued by Richard, her editor, and his much younger girlfriend Mandy.

Starring Ivy Vahanian, Bill Egan, Janelle Odair, and Thom Zimerle.

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

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

TIMES: Sunday, May 4, at 2:30 P.M.

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

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

TIMES: Saturday, May 10, at 2:30 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, May 10, at 8:00 P.M..

TICKETS: $23 general, $15 student and groups of 10 or more

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PosterMay 13 through 14, 2014

Santa Barbara School of Performing Arts Presents

Aladdin

SBSOPA and Arete Productions are proud to announce their Intermezzo Track's spring production of Disney's Aladdin! Come get swept away into the land of Agrabah, with outrageous characters, soaring melodies, and tons of family fun! This magic carpet ride of a show is something you and your whole family will enjoy. Come get ready for summer and join us with classic hit songs like "Arabian Nights," "A Whole New World," and "Friend Like Me."

TIMES: Tuesday, May 13, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TIMES: Wednesday, May 14, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $23 general, $13 children

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PosterMay 16 through 17, 2014

The Anacapa School Presents

Seussical Jr.,
the Musical

Tony-winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination—Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Seussical Jr. is fun for the whole family!

TIMES: Friday, May 16, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TIMES: Saturday, May 17, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $12 general, $7 students. Anacapa School students free with I.D.

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Poster featuring a photo of T.C. BoyleMay 18 through 19, 2014

Speaking of STories Presents

Speaking of T.C. Boyle

Speaking of Stories continues its 20th Anniversary season with a performance of stories by T.C. Boyle. New and old stories by one of our favorite authors and long-time supporters. Mr. Boyle will be reading at Monday’s performance. Great stories performed by talented actors. Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk!

T.C. Boyle reading "The Relive Box" - MONDAY ONLY
Charles de L'Arbre reading "Theft"
Pamela Dillman Haskell reading "The Five Pound Burrito"
Brian Harwell reading "The Relive Box" - SUNDAY ONLY

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

TIMES: Monday, May 19, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $28 general, $18 students and military, $18 Early Bird Special (Sunday Matinee only, must be purchased by Thursday, May 15)

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photo of dancerMay 28 and 29, 2014

UCSB Dance Company

Directed by Delila Moseley

New works by Alexandra Beller, Nancy Colahan, Christopher Pilafian, Colin Connor, and featuring “Songs for Chile” by master choreographer Lucas Hoving.

TIMES: Wednesday, May 28, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Thursday, May 29, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $22 general, $16 students

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text-bsed posterMay 31, 2014

The Children's Montessori School Presents

The Jungle Book Kids

Music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman and Terry Gilkyson

Book adapted and additional lyrics by Marcy Heisler

Music adapted and arranged by Bryan Louiselle

Based on the screenplay by Larry Clemmons

Based on the novel The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

TIMES: Saturday, May 31, at 1:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $12 general, $10 children

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PosterJune 6 and 7, 2014

THE FUSION DANCE COMPANY Presents

Legacy

The 10th Annual Showcase

Under the Direction of Kara Stewart

What is a legacy? Is it something that is attained by only the powerful or the strong and mighty? Can someone so seemingly small in this huge world make a difference? Come see the stories revealed by the dancers that answer that question! Intimate and engaging you are sure to feel like you are part of the lives of the performers.

Choreographers include Kara Stewart, Bethany Sutherland. David Wilson, Audrey Uhland, Chris Makens, Lauren Breeze, and Hector Sanchez. Guests include Nebula and Meredith Cabaniss.

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

TIMES: Saturday, June 7, at 3:00 P.M.

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

TICKETS: $23 general, $21 students and seniors, $11.50 children 12 and under

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PosterJune 12 through 14, 2014

Turner-Cray inc. Presents

Manchester Girl

After a Fringe First win in Edinburgh and a successful run off London's west end Manchester Girl on route to New York, stops in Santa Barbara for only 3 shows at our very own Center Stage.

Escaping Thatcher's Northern England via Tokyo's 1980s modeling world, small town Sara takes a wild and dangerous ride. This riveting Fringe First-winning play takes you on a vivid journey of hilarious culture clash, discos, drugs, and heartbreak. Be catapulted around the world, from 1980s Manchester to the Japanese fashion world and witness Manchester Girl's heroic journey of self-discovery, transformation, and truth.

FOUR STARS **** THE LONDON TIMES
"Riveting...vivid..uses every inch of her body to relate her tale...feels as vital as if written in her own blood"

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
"An energetic and engaging show...Turner-Cray doesn't let us regret a minute spent in her company"

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
"Impressive still as an actress...Slips in and out of numerous impersonations...all vividly evoked..."

FOUR STARS **** THE SCOTSMAN
"Vividly staged...captures with an eloquence of the body, as much as of language, the huge sense of energy exhilaration and happiness that carries her through those sometimes agonising adventures."

THE HUFFINGTON POST
"Manchester Girl breathes stoic affirmation for women in search of self in an undertow of uncertainty. It dazzles the mind and spirit. Academy Award winning editor Richard Harris is in charge of major technicalities blending moving and photographic images as projectionist. Harris gives great backdrop and vision to Cray's manifesto destiny and in this case the Titanic does not sink. It soars!"

For more information, visit www.manchestergirl.com

TIMES: Thursday, June 12, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Friday, June 13, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, June 14, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $40 general, $28 students, seniors, and military

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PosterJune 20 and 21, 2014

The Dance Network Presents

Emergence

The Dance Network is proud to announce its first annual studio showcase! The dance performance will feature pieces from our studio classes, the Dance Network's professional performance company, and other local artists. The evening's program highlights different styles of dance including jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, and more! All the performers, ranging in ages from 6 to 70, are ready to show you how much fun they have in class and on stage! Our dance family and network welcome everyone to dance and enjoy dance, so come have an evening of fun with us!

Choreographers and guest artists include: Lauren Breese, Nicole Helton, Karyn Laver, Dannielle Merlino, Nebula Dance Lab, Daniel Rojo, Hector Sanchez (JustBaila!), Jamie Vaughn, and Kyle Ybarra.

TIMES: Friday, June 20, at 7:00 P.M. NOTE EARLY TIME

TIMES: Saturday, June 21, at 7:00 P.M. NOTE EARLY TIME

TICKETS: $18 general, $13 children

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female dancer in colorful dress, from aboveJune 28, 2014

Alma de Mexico Santa Barbara Presents

Mexican Heritage

Directed by Georgina Rodriguez

TIMES: Saturday, June 28, at 7:00 P.M.NOTE EARLY TIME

TICKETS: $18 general, $13 children under 10

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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Adderly School LogoJuly 2 and 3, 2014

The Adderley School Presents

July Adderley Workshops

TIMES: Wednesday, July 2, at 6:00 P.M.NOTE EARLY TIME

TIMES: Wednesday, July 2, at 7:30 P.M.NOTE EARLY TIME

TIMES: Thursday, July 3, at 6:00 P.M.NOTE EARLY TIME

TIMES: Thursday, July 3, at 7:30 P.M. NOTE EARLY TIME

TICKETS: $23 general, $18 children, $18 groups of 10 or more (by phone or at the box office only)

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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PosterJuly 5, 2014

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet presents

Fairy Tale Dreams

TIMES: Saturday, July 5, at 1:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $15 general

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PosterJuly 8, 2014

Savannah Fuentes presents

La Luna Nueva

Summer Flamenco Tour
with Bobby de Sofia and Jose Anillo

TIMES: Tuesday, July 8, at 7:30 P.M. NOTE EARLY TIME

TICKETS: $38 VIP (with reserved seating), $26 general, $18 students, $11.50 children

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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PosterJuly 12, 2014

Goleta School of Ballet presents

Coppelia

Their end of Dance Camp Performance

A comedy story in two acts that takes place in a peasant village and toymaker’s workshop many years ago. The students of Goleta School of Ballet conclude their three-week summer session with this performance of Coppelia and selected works.

TIMES: Saturday, July 12, at 2:00 P.M

TICKETS: $18 general

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PosterJuly 24, 2014

The Adderley School presents

July Adderley Workshops

TIMES: Thursday, July 24, at 6:00 P.M. NOTE EARLY TIME

TIMES: Thursday, July 24, at 7:30 P.M. NOTE EARLY TIME

TICKETS: $23 general, $18 children, $18 groups of 10 or more (by phone or at the box office only), $33 VIP (with reserved seating)

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PosterJuly 18 through August 10, 2014

DIJO Productions presents

Ghetto

Directed by Ed Giron

Music Director Bill Waxman

Joshua Sobol's powerful play based on true events about residents of a wartime Jewish ghetto who entertain the Nazis in exchange for their lives. Not suitable for children. Contains adult themes, gunfire, loud noises.

TIMES: Preview Friday, July 18, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, July 19, at 8:00 P.M.

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

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

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

TIMES: Sunday, July 27, at 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Friday, August 1, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, August 2, at 8:00 P.M.

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

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

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

TIMES: Sunday, August 10, at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: Preview, July 18: $18 general. All other dates: $25 general, $21 students and seniors

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PosterAugust 3, 2014

UC Santa Barbara Department of Theater/Dance presents

The Odyssey Project

by Homer and the Cast
Directed by Michael Morgan

Now in its fourth year, The Odyssey Project partners teens from Los Prietor Boys Camp with UC students through a theatrical collaboration. Supported by a network for university and community contributors including a mask maker, hip-hop music artists, storyteller, martial artist and hip-hop choreographer, together they re-write the Odyssey of Homer using their own life stories. Come journey with us! Please support The Odyssey Project film: odysseyprojectfilm.com.

"... a compelling performance from start to finish. It's hard to tell which actors are college students and which are teens from Los Prietos."

—Santa Barbara News Press 2012

TIMES: Sunday, August 3, at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general

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PosterAugust 13 and 14, 2014

The Adderley School presents

August Adderley Workshops

Students from the Adderley School for the Performing Arts present musical theater performances as a culmination of their recent workshop training.

TIMES: Wednesday, August 13, at 6:30 P.M.

TIMES: Thursday, August 14, at 5:00 P.M.

TIMES: Thursday, August 14, at 6:00 P.M.

TIMES: Thursday, August 14, at 7:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $33 VIP (reserved seating), $23 general, $18 children, $18 groups of 10 or more (by phone or at the box office only)

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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PosterAugust 15, 2014

The Goleta School of Ballet presents

Giselle

Goleta School of Ballet’s Summer Intensive students present the full-length classic Giselle. Students participating in the GSB 5-week summer course will culminate their studies in this classic ballet presentation.

TIMES: Friday, August 15 at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $20 general

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PosterAugust 21, 2014

The Adderley School presents

August Adderley Workshops

Students from the Adderley School for the Performing Arts present musical theater performances as a culmination of their recent workshop training.

TIMES: Thursday, August 21, at 6:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $33 VIP (reserved seating), $23 general, $18 children, $18 groups of 10 or more (by phone or at the box office only)

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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PosterAugust 25, 2014

Opera Santa Barbara presents

The Telephone

By Gian Carlo Menotti

Directed by Jose Maria Condemi

Cast: Lucy (Molly Wilson), Ben (Daniel Scofield)

Pianist/Coach: Cheryl Lin Fielding

Join Opera Santa Barbara for a staged performance of Gian Carlo Menotti’s one-act comic opera The Telephone. Premiering in 1947, the opera tells the story of Ben, who is leaving on a trip and wants to propose to his girlfriend Lucy before leaving. However, Lucy is occupied with interminable conversations on the phone. Ben leaves without asking Lucy for her hand in marriage, but finds a way to make one last attempt, over the phone. The performance will be directed by Artistic Director Jose Maria Condemi, will star Molly Wilson as Lucy and Daniel Scofield as Ben, and will be played and coached by pianist Cheryl Lin Fielding.

TIMES: Monday, August 25, at 12:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $18 general

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PosterSeptember 4, 2014

Samuel A. Simon presents

The Actual Dance

A love story by Samuel A. Simon

An award-winning play, directed by Kate Holland, performed by Sam Simon

The Actual Dance is one of the most beautiful love stories ever told—a spiritually inspiring journey, from navigating the uncharted waters of a cancer diagnosis, through the fear and trepidation at the possible loss of a spouse, and ultimately achieving dual survival through the power of love. Upon learning his wife’s grim diagnosis of breast cancer, the ringing in Sam’s ear was not as one would expect, in fact it was an orchestra, playing the music of his life—The Actual Dance.

A special presentation of The Actual Dance in Santa Barbara in advance of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Sam and his wife, Susan, will both participate in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer September 7 & 8 in Santa Barbara.

From People Who Have Seen the Show:
“It was personally moving and cathartic for me and my family.”
“A special experience that I won’t forget. Thanks, Sam.”
“Really shook me when I heard you talk about your mom.…”
“You are Fabulous!!”
“Sam, [you] give voice to a perspective and experience not often heard—the experience of husbands coping with wives’ serious illnesses. You are a rare male voice in the breast cancer journey.”

The performance will be followed by a discussion with the playwright.

Learn more at www.theactualdance.com

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

TICKETS: $18 general, $12 walkers or crew for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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photo of cut up paper set

Photo: David Bazemore

September 12 and 13, 2014

Lit Moon Theatre presents

Hamlet

Last seen in March, Lit Moon returns again to CST, with its striking, unconventional staging of Hamlet. Begun in 2000, this 80-minute “mini spectacle” stands as one of the company’s signature pieces, and features four actors, a composer-musician, and a gigantic paper set created by the late great Czech scenographer Milon Kalis. Words, action, space, and music all converge to create a haunting and heightened interpretation of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. The show has played in Santa Barbara on many occasions, toured to Europe and Canada, and plays in Beijing in October 2014, as part of the National Theatre of China’s Festival of International Theatre.

Featuring James Connolly, Victoria Finlayson, Stanley Hoffman, Jeff Mills, and Mitchell Thomas; Lighting Design by Theodore Michael Dolas; and Stage Managed by Elaine Galang. Directed by John Blondell.

Come wish Lit Moon “bon voyage,” and don’t miss it—it only comes around once in a blue moon.

“startling…” “groundbreaking…” an “’avant-garde classic…’”

—Tom Jacobs, Santa Barbara Independent

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

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

TICKETS: $23 general, $18 students and seniors

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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PosterSeptember 20, 2014

On Edge Festival presents

Faye Driscoll
You're Me (Redux)

Performed by Faye Driscoll and Jesse Zarritt

Faye Driscoll’s You’re Me considers how we are constantly made-up and un-done by each other. Originally conceived as an evening-length duet which premiered at NYC's The Kitchen in April 2012, Driscoll probes and obfuscates the inescapable nature of relationship as the contemporary, archetypal, fantastical and personal crash into each other, bending and warping in one shrug, quarrel, or reframing of a scene. (55 min)

The On Edge Festival is a program of the MCA Santa Barbara. More info at www.mcasantabarbara.org

TIMES: Saturday, September 20, at 8:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $18 general, $11.50 students (with valid student ID)

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PosterSeptember 21, 2014

On Edge Festival presents

Janie Geiser
Fugitive Time

World premiere, co-commissioned by the On Edge Festival

Fugitive Time is a multidisciplinary performance that integrates performed objects and puppetry with live performance, and live-feed video manipulations of found, constructed, collaged, and human elements to form an integrated live “film-performance." Using Bunraku–inspired puppets, cutouts, shadow puppets, and video, Fugitive Time explores the tension between the miniature and the magnified, the landscape and the body.

The On Edge Festival is a program of the MCA Santa Barbara. More info at www.mcasantabarbara.org

TIMES: Sunday, September 21, at 7:00 P.M. NOTE EARLY TIME

TICKETS: $18 general, $11.50 students (with valid student ID)

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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PosterSeptember 26 through October 5, 2014

DramaDogs presents

DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE

An Ensemble of Short Plays
by EM Lewis

Come experience eight short plays by E.M. Lewis that crack open relationships between friends, families, teacher and student, fan and celebrity, to actors on stage. Funny, serious, often poignant, it’s real life done up in the body-centered style of performance DramaDogs is known for. The stories are short but will keep you thinking long after the lights have come down.

Directed by Ken Gilbert and E. Bonnie Lewis. Lighting and set design by Theodore Michael Dolas. Featuring E. Bonnie Lewis, Ken Gilbert, Kathy Marden, Jennifer Marco, George Coe, and Mack Urbanowicz.

TIMES: Friday, September 26 at 8:00 P.M.

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

TIMES: Sunday, September 28 at 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Thursday, October 2 at 8:00 P.M.

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

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

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

TICKETS: $23 General, $18 Seniors/Students (with valid student ID)
Pay What You Can Performances September 28 & October 2. Sales at the box office only, no online sales or credit card sales. $8 suggested minimum donation.

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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posterOctober 9 through 12, 2014

Nebula Dance Lab presents

Dreamscape

Nebula Dance Lab returns to Center Stage for a fourth season with four performances of Dreamscape, featuring choreography by Nebula Dance Lab. Nebula returns fresh and hungry to explore new territory as a company with this new and exciting work. Dreamscape from its beginning has been centered around the collaborative process Nebula holds near and dear; from the initial concept, through the choreography into the lighting, costumes, and music. The entire company has been a participant in the creation of this work. The new twist this season is that the choreography has been also included in this collaborative process, where dancers have become choreographers and directors working cohesively as a team to create this full evening length work.

Fresh off their 2013 season touring their work throughout California, and an invitation to travel to Chile for performance and outreach, Nebula is thrilled to produce the world premiere of their sixth original work choreographed by Nebula Dance Lab, Dreamscape; featuring choreography by Devyn Duex, Emily Tatomer, Meghan Morelli, Megan Butala, Megan Ragland, Shelby Joyce, Meredith Cabaniss, and featuring guest performance by Kaita Mrazek. The purpose of this work is to explore the various forms and concepts of dreaming, both literally and figuratively. The goal is to take the audience on a journey oddly familiar, transitory, and hopeful. This work showcases Nebula’s whimsical and humorous side. In addition to the powerful choreography depicted through this story, Nebula collaborates with a variety of artists to bring this dream world to life, including Anaya Cullen on costume design; Meredith Cabaniss, lighting/visual arts design, William Pasley, music composition, and more!

This work’s goal is to take you out of reality just for a moment in time…and explore the inner workings of the landscape of dreams. Set to an original score by William Pasley, Nebula's first opportunity to include the professional artistry of sound throughout the entire work.

Nebula’s Dreamscape showcases the musical talents of four professional artist(s). Catch their live performances starting 15 minutes prior to show times. A different musical guest each show…come to each show and catch them all.

For more information about Nebula Dance Lab please visit www.nebuladance.org

TIMES: Thursday, October 9, at 8:00 P.M.

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

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

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

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

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October 20 through December 8, 2014

Speaking of Stories presents

Readers Theater Class

Eight-Week Class with Final Performance
With Artistic Director Maggie Mixsell

Discover the performer inside of you. Develop your acting and public speaking skills recreating stories and characters. Explore classic and modern dramatic literature and discover the language of theater, dig for literary themes, build character, uncover through-lines and learn the essentials of playwriting by reading aloud. Open to all levels of experience. Seven two-hour class sessions and a final performance. Class size is limited.

"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

TIMES: Class will start on Monday, October 20, at 3:30 or 6:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $200 registration fee

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posterOctober 23 through 25, 2014

Sexy Sandwich Productions presents

The Wilde Circus:
Ember

All Hail the Red Prince
Directed by Peter Withers

In a modern Europe, ruled by a despotic warrior king and feudal nobles, a band of outlaws began taking in the world’s lost and outcast, offering them protection, education, and subsistence as part of their traveling show.Lead by the witch, Mab, they are, The Wilde Circus.

Love and loyalty are tested in the most recent installment of original fairy tales in The Wilde Circus Anthology by Sexy Sandwich Productions. Djinn Prince, Ember, a fabled demon conqueror, threatens to wake from his 3,000 year enchantment and wreak havoc. The outlaws of the Wilde Circus have been conscripted by the king’s military police, to slay Ember. Mab’s best friend, Arthur, a former servant of the Djinn Prince, splinters from the Circus to seek out his old master. Titania, the waning ghost of Mab’s lover, does her best to see her circus family through this time of peril as she loses her mind and slowly disintegrates into nothing.

Staring Violet Bast as the Irreverent Ghost of Titania Greene, Meighann Helene as the Militant Princess Vivienne Rougemont, Samantha Bonavia as the Fearless Mab Wilde, Bo Filomia as the Scheming Grey Man Jim Dear, Krystal Freedom as the Compassionate Kythera "Kitty" Wilde, Cory Carillo as the Jeweled Queen Agate, Victor Carrasco as the Gentle Half-Giant Arthur Stone, Donnie Ross as the Cursed Warrior Marais DuBois, Featuring the Faeriefest Faeries Clau Orona Erika Petra and Janelle Richmond as the Willow Sisters. With Jon MacDonald as the Forest God Erlking,Chad Enlow as the Lovestruck Tom, Peter Withers as the Dauntless and Affable Bob , and Randy Moore as the Vicious Prince Ember.

Sexy Sandwich is a non profit theater company founded in 2012 by fire performer and producer Krystal Freedom, and playwright, Violet Bast. Sexy Sandwich uses lush art direction and costuming, traditional stage and shadow puppetry, live actors, and digital multimedia projection art and effects to tell fantastical narratives that tackle real world issues and give voice to historically underrepresented groups.

Our 5th play and 2nd in an anthology of Wilde Circus stories is Ember; directed by Peter Withers, with combat choreography by Peter Withers and Erika Petra, dance choreography by Solvang Faerie Fest’s Clau Orona, and with a special appearance by The Faerie Fest Faeries. Script by Violet Bast.

Show contains adult language and some sexual themes.

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

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

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

TICKETS: $20 general, $15 students

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photo of a dancer on the beachNovember 2, 2014

The Open Hive Project presents

Buzz

A Collaborative Concert
Featuring
ArtBark International
Drama Dogs—A Theater Company
Jessica Kondrath / The Movement
KIN Dance Company
K. Mrazek, L. Heartwell, T. Tillman
Melissa and Sarah Block
Mindy Nelson
Motion Theatre Dance Company
Ruban Rouge Dance Company
Selah Dance Collective
Watson Dance
Weslie Ching

A full evening of dance, music, & physical theater by local Santa Barbara and Southern LA performing artists filling the HIVE with wonder, magic, passion and extraordinary talent from Santa Barbara and Southern California.

Join us for an evening of wonder! Designed by artists who seek more sustainable ways of producing the performing arts, the Open HIVE is an initiative that is lateral, co-operative, and co-creative launched by Maria Rendina-Frantz, Melissa Block, Meredith Cabaniss, and Misa and Stephen Kelly June of 2014.

Rather than a single individual or organization carrying the bulk of the financial and production responsibilities, participating HIVE artists work as a community to generate and maintain this performing opportunity. All artists have contributed a production fee which they will have an opportunity to earn back if ticket sales and fundraising exceed production costs, with any surplus being divided equally among participating groups.

Participating HIVE artists contribute creative work and also share in the labor and decisions which are necessary to produce an evening of exceptional professional dance, music, and physical theater. MotionTheatre dance company ((501c(3)) is the non profit organization sponsoring the first season of the Open Hive.

TIMES: Sunday, November 2, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $20 general; $15 children, seniors (65 and above), and students (with student ID)

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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PosterNovember 6 through 16, 2014

Out of the box theatre company presents

Bare: A Rock Opera

Music by Damon Intrabartolo
Book and Lyrics by Jon Hartmere.

A contemporary rock musical in the vein of Spring Awakening and RENT, BARE: A Rock Opera explores the story of a group of coed Catholic boarding school students wrestling with identity, sexuality and religion. It centers on the secret relationship that develops between two male roommates, until their secrets come to light and their friends become entangled in the controversy. Set to an electrifying rock score, BARE is a provocative and tender story of love, friendship, secrets, acceptance, and consequences.

NOTE: This production contains adult material and language.

More info at www.outoftheboxtheatre.org

TIMES: Thursday, November 6, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Friday, November 7, at 8:00 P.M.

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

TIMES: Sunday, November 9, at 2:00 P.M.

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

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

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

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

TICKETS: $28 general, $18 seniors and student (with student ID)

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PosterNovember 20, 2014

Instant Karma and Friends present

Instant Karma

This November Instant Karma and Friends return to Center Stage Theater to present a pre-Thanksgiving treat. Indulge in a night of spontaneous hilarity on Thursday, November 20, at 8:00 P.M.

Instant Karma is a troupe of improv artists who have achieved notoriety with their lightning-quick wit and madcap imaginations. They’re so far outside the box, they’re a circle. If you like “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” you’ll love Instant Karma.

Audience suggestions (and laughter) inspire immediate, ingenious and often outrageous storytelling. The performers create completely improvised scenes, games, and songs. Musical improviser, composer, conductor, and Magic Castle veteran Maestro Richard Allen accompanies and inspires the cast.

This is a completely raw and wild form of entertainment where performers rely on their wits and one another. Anything can happen. Tina Fey famously said: “In improv there are no mistakes, only beautiful accidents.”

Instant Karma’s previous Central Coast appearances include a sellout show at Center Stage Theater and ongoing artistic residency at the award-winning Ventura Improv Company.

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

TICKETS: $17.50 general, $15 student and seniors

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Photo of bulletin board with polaroid snapshotsNovember 21 through 23, 2014

Speaking of Stories presents

Personal Stories:
Santa Barbara Voices

Speaking of Stories presents an eclectic collection of original first person true stories performed by their authors. The performers range from very accomplished professional actors to people appearing in front of an audience for the first time in their lives and as authors they include published, well established writers and others who are just beginning. The performances will range from scripted readings to storytelling.

BILL A
Friday, November 21, at 8:00
Sunday, November 23, at 2:00

Michael Bernard, “I’m a Terrible Parent”
Deborah Donohue Wills, “How I Came to Love the Leaf Mold”
Nancy Gutfreund, “A Taurus, a Gold Chain…and the Man Next Door”
Sam Harley, “Mystery Girl”
Rebecca Jacks, “Tic…Tic…Boom”
Kathy Marden, “My Dad”
Meredith McMinn, “This Time I Was Ready”
Jenny Mercein, “Soul Fire”
Michael J. Russer “Creating Extraordinary Intimacy in a Shutdown World”
Linda Stewart-Oaten, “Awaiting Trial”

BILL B
Saturday, November 22, at 8:00
Sunday, November 23, at 6:00

Martin Bell, “The Answered Call”
Carolyn Butcher, “Butterfly”
Michael Colin, “Making Christ's Acquaintance”
Kristina Coggins, “Best Laid Plans”
Dan Gunther, “French Hospital 3:35 A.M.
Susan Gulbransen, “School Daze 1966”
Gary James, “Learner’s Permit”
Tania Israel, “Always the Bride”
Jeff Wing, “What a Deferens a Day Makes”
Ann Wisehart, “The Bloody Hand”

For more information visit www.speakingofstories.org.

TIMES: BILL A: Friday, November 21, at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: BILL B: Saturday, November 22, at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: BILL A: Sunday, November 23, at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES: BILL B: Sunday, November 23, at 6:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $18 general, $15 Students

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Speaking of Stories logo of open bookDecember 6 and 7, 2014

The Adderley School presents

Adderley December Workshops

Students from the Adderley School for the Performing Arts present musical theater performances as a culmination of their recent workshop training.

TIMES: Saturday, December 6, at 10:00 A.M.

TIMES: Saturday, December 6, at 11:00 A.M.

TIMES: Saturday, December 6, at 12:30 P.M.

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

TIMES: Saturday, December 6, at 4:30 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, December 6, at 6:30 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, December 7, at 1:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, December 7, at 2:30 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, December 7, at 4:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $33 VIP, $23 general, $18 children

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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Album cover showing Lois Mahalia by a Christmas treeDecember 14, 2014

Lois Mahalia
Christmas Concert

Featuring the Lois Mahalia Band and friends

Enjoy a special evening with Lois Mahalia as she celebrates the holiday season. The first show starting at 4:00 P.M. is fun for the whole family and will include a childrens choir of Lois's vocal students, original songs by local recording artist Zach Madden, and songs from Christmas Once Again, Lois Mahalia’s Christmas CD.

The second show starts at 7:30 and will add a little jazz, funk and soul to your Christmas season. Zach Madden with Lois singing harmony will open the show, followed by the Lois Mahalia Band, who are currently working on their first CD with a mix of originals as well as new arrangements of some well known songs.

Lois Mahalia Band: Brad Rabuchin on guitar. Brad toured with Ray Charles and recorded on many albums. Donzel Davis is on drums. Donzel has toured with the Supremes as well as many others. Brian Fox on bass, who has performed and recorded with Cougar Estrada from Los Lobos among others.

For more information, visit www.LoisMahalia.com

TIMES: Sunday, December 14, at 4:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, December 14, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: Matinee: $24 general, $18 students with ID, $15 children under 18

TICKETS: Evening: $24 general

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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posterDecember 17 and 18, 2014

Betsy Woyach & Momentum Dance Company present

1st Annual Company Concert

Betsy Woyach, owner/director of Santa Barbara's newest competitive dance company is proud to present the First Annual Company Concert!

Momentum Dance Company brings dancers ages 6 to 20 to the stage performing solos, duets trios, and large groups in all styles of dance ranging from Tap to Hip Hop.

Fun for the entire family, this show is sure to inspire the artist in us all! Guest performances will be included. You do not want to miss out on the first show of it's kind Santa Barbara has ever seen!

Performers include the 2014-2015 Competitive Companies: Mini Company, Junior Company, Teen Company, Senior Company and Pro Company. Choreographers include Betsy Woyach, Kelly Marshal,l and Jess Warfield.

For more information, visit www.MomentumDanceSB.com or www.MissBetsyAnn.com

Please note that the Thursday performance is sold out.

TIMES: Wednesday, December 17, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TIMES: Thursday, December 18, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME) SOLD OUT

TICKETS: $20 general

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image of ballerinaDecember 20 and 21, 2014

WEST COAST BALLET PRESENTS

A GEM OF A NUTCRACKER

West Coast Ballet, under the artistic direction of Ellen Schipper, proudly presents its 24th 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 much more. Bring your friends and family to join the West Coast Ballet family for this special holiday tradition.

The West Coast Ballet will be joined by the dedicated and accomplished students of the Ellen Schipper Classical Ballet Studio as well as select West Coast Ballet alumni.

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

Special guest artist Darion Smith, Artistic Director of Janusphere, in the role of Herr Drosselmeyer.

TIMES: Saturday, December 20, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME).
TIMES: Sunday, December 21, at 2:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $26 general, $21 students and seniors, $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. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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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.