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: 2015

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image of juke boxJanuary 9 and 10, 2015

Anacapa School presents

Sockhop

A Musical Tribute to Early Rock and Roll

The Performing Arts and Music classes of the Anacapa School come together to entertain you with some of the best loved songs from the 1950’s and 60’s. Enjoy music from Dion and the Belmonts, Danny and the Juniors, the Ronettes, the Five Satins and more!

TIMES: Friday, January 9, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME).
TIMES: Saturday, January 10, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $11.50 general, $6.50 students, Anacapa Students free with school 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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Speaking of Stories logo of open bookJanuary 11 and 12, 2015

Speaking of Stories presents

Nothing But Laughs

Stories to Tickle Your Funny Bone

Speaking of Stories begins its season with a performance of hilarious stories. 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!

Michael Bernard reading "I'm a Terrible Parent" by Michael Bernard
Kristina Coggins reading "Meet The Sweet Potato Queens" by Jill Conner Browne
Ann Guynn reading "Wishful Shrinking" by Carrie Fisher
Rick Mokler and Devin Scott reading "Oh the Places They Will Go" by David Rakoff
Sage Parker reading "French Kiss-Off" by Ali Wentworth

Critics Praise The Other Language
"These stories are worldly, political and funny to boot." - Gary Shteyngart
"Moving, marvelously light and tender." - Sheila Heti
"Affecting, suspensful and sublimely crafted.  The best new collection in years." - Julia Glass
"Astonishing.  Written with extraordinary clarity and elegance, The Other Language is a vision of geography as it grounds us, as it shatter us, as it transforms the soul." - Jhumpa Lahiri

Speaking of Stories 2015 Season: Nothing But Laughs January 11 & 12; Speaking of Francesca Marciano February 15 & 16; Speaking of Food March 15 & 16; Celebration of Stories April 19 & 20; Speaking of T.C. Boyle May 17 & 18

Subscribe for all 5 shows or put together a package of 3 or 4 shows. Select an A-level Subscription with an assigned seat, or a B-level with open seating. Whatever works for you! Remember, being a subscriber comes with special privileges! Unlike single tickets, Subscriber tickets can be exchanged if your plans change. Also as a subscriber you receive a discount on any additional tickets you purchase. Subscriptions range from $74 to $137.

For complete subscription details visit www.speakingofstories.org.

TIMES: Sunday, January 11, at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES: Monday, January 12, 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 8)

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 17 and 18, 2015

The Adderley School presents

Adderley January Workshops

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

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

TIMES: Saturday, January 17, at 5:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, January 18, at 1:30 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, January 18, at 5:00 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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speaking of stories logo of open bookJanuary 27 through March 18, 2015

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: Tuesdays, January 27 through March 17, at 1:30 P.M.

TIMES: Wednesdays, January 28 through March 18, 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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Posters howing hightway signsJanuary 23 through February 1, 2015

The Producing Unit presents

154 & Paradise

Written by Gerald DiPego
Directed by Peter Frisch

The Producing Unit proudly presents the world premiere of 154 and Paradise by Gerald DiPego, the celebrated screenwriter, sole credited author of Phenomenon with John Travolta, The Forgotten with Julianne Moore, Message in a Bottle with Kevin Costner, Instinct with Anthony Hopkins, Angel Eyes with Jennifer Lopez, Sharky's Machine with Burt Reynolds, and on and on.

Peter Frisch, former director of the Granada Theater restoration and opening seasons, stage director of 160 plays, musicals, cabaret and opera presentation and producer of 150 hours of network television, directs 154 & Paradise.

154 & Paradise is an extraordinary work, part Twilight Zone, part Six Characters in Search of an Author, part 12 Angry Men, about the ways in our lives are intertwined here on earth, the ways in which our every action and every word can affect each other and tip the scales of life’s delicate balance.

DiPego is a confirmed Magic Realist, and his plays, his characters and even the settings are not quite what they seem. We hope to give this script a wonderful launch as it will definitely have "legs" and eventually reach a national audience and publication.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/TheProducingUnit

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

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

TIMES: Sunday, January 25, at 3:00 P.M.

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

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

TIMES: Saturday, January 31, at 5:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, January 31, at 9:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, February 1, at 3:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $29 general, $18 students and seniors, $11.50 student rush 30 minutes before curtain subject to availability, student I.D. required

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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Poster showing dandelionFebruary 6 through 14, 2015

DramaDogs, a Theater Company presents

Tales of Woo and Woe:
A Journey of the Heart

A celebration of the follies, sorrows, and joys of love in the words and songs of William Shakespeare.

A theatre piece integrating various Shakespearean scenes, monologues, and songs to create a life journey of our woos and woes.

Using the powerful words of the Bard as our springboard, we will explore our relationships with ourselves and each other.

Valentine’s Day lasts for two weeks!

Directed by Ken Gilbert and E. Bonnie Lewis. Set and lighting: by Theodore Michael Dolas. Featuring: E. Bonnie Lewis, Ken Gilbert, George Coe, Mindy Turano, Hylla Sue Fischer, Jennifer Marco, Mack Urbanowicz, and Josh Jenkins

For more information, visit www.dramadogs.org

This Project is funded in part by the Community Arts Grant Program using Funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission. It is also funded in part by the Center Stage Rent Subsidy Program.

TIMES: Friday, February 6, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, February 7, at 8:00 P.M.

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

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

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

TIMES: Saturday, February 14, at 2:00 P.M.

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

TICKETS: $23 general, $18 students/seniors SPECIAL: “Pay What You Can” February 8 and 14 (at 2 P.M.). At the door or by phone only (no online sales). Suggested minimum donation $8. Cash or check 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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Speaking of Stories logo of open bookFebruary 15 and 16, 2015

Speaking of Stories presents

SPEAKING OF FRANCESCA MARCIANO

Speaking of Stories continues its season with a collection of stories from Italian author Francesca Marciano's brilliant recent collection "The Other Language." Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk!

Ann Dusenberry reading "Roman Romance"
Meredith McMinn reading "Chanel"
Anne Torsiglieri reading "The Italian System"

Speaking of Stories 2015 Season: Nothing But Laughs January 11 & 12; Speaking of Francesca Marciano February 15 & 16; Speaking of Food March 15 & 16; Celebration of Stories April 19 & 20; Speaking of T.C. Boyle May 17 & 18

Subscribe for all 5 shows or put together a package of 3 or 4 shows. Select an A-level Subscription with an assigned seat, or a B-level with open seating. Whatever works for you! Remember, being a subscriber comes with special privileges! Unlike single tickets, Subscriber tickets can be exchanged if your plans change. Also as a subscriber you receive a discount on any additional tickets you purchase. Subscriptions range from $74 to $137.

For complete subscription details visit www.speakingofstories.org.

TIMES: Sunday, February 15, at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES: Monday, February 16, 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 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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posterFebruary 22 through 27, 2015

Proboscis Productions presents

Fellinifest 2015

La La La Strada

A Theater Festival for Movie Lovers

A five-day festival of plays about movies and the people who made them.  Three premiere, original productions.  Jeff Mills and Proboscis Theater Company present La La La Strada, a new play that explores the creation of Federico Fellini's iconic 1953 film La Strada.  Hungarian theater artist Eva Magyar present Marlene: The Competition, a one-women exploration of the trials and challenges faces by a  Marlene Dietrich impersonator living in London circa 2014.  The Paradise Theater from Chimacum Washington presents Rosebud: The Lives of Orson Welles, a tour de force solo performance that brings the giant and magnetic personality of Orson Welles to life.

TIMES: Sunday, February 22, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)
TIMES: Tuesday, February 24, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)
TIMES: Thursday, February 26, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)
TIMES: Friday, February 27, at 9:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $28 general, $23 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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posterFebruary 23, 2015

Proboscis Productions presents

Fellinifest 2015

Marlene:
The Competition

A Theater Festival for Movie Lovers

A five-day festival of plays about movies and the people who made them.  Three premiere, original productions.  Jeff Mills and Proboscis Theater Company present La La La Strada, a new play that explores the creation of Federico Fellini's iconic 1953 film La Strada.  Hungarian theater artist Eva Magyar present Marlene: The Competition, a one-women exploration of the trials and challenges faces by a  Marlene Dietrich impersonator living in London circa 2014.  The Paradise Theater from Chimacum Washington presents Rosebud: The Lives of Orson Welles, a tour de force solo performance that brings the giant and magnetic personality of Orson Welles to life.

TIMES: Monday, February 23, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $28 general, $23 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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posterFebruary 27, 2015

Proboscis Productions presents

Fellinifest 2015

Rosebud:
The Lives of Orson WellEs

A Theater Festival for Movie Lovers

A five-day festival of plays about movies and the people who made them.  Three premiere, original productions.  Jeff Mills and Proboscis Theater Company present La La La Strada, a new play that explores the creation of Federico Fellini's iconic 1953 film La Strada.  Hungarian theater artist Eva Magyar present Marlene: The Competition, a one-women exploration of the trials and challenges faces by a  Marlene Dietrich impersonator living in London circa 2014.  The Paradise Theater from Chimacum Washington presents Rosebud: The Lives of Orson Welles, a tour de force solo performance that brings the giant and magnetic personality of Orson Welles to life.

TIMES: Friday, February 27, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $28 general, $23 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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illustration of a girl flyingMarch 9, 2015

UpGroove PRESENTs

Ivy and the
Wicker Suitcase

Songs and Story by Brian Beattie

Illustrations by Valerie Fowler

It's a book, it's a record, it's a movie for your ears!

Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase is an epic surreal ear movie musical, a low-tech extravaganza whose story is told with tunes, dialogue, and sound effects, accompanied by a 64-page fully illustrated book, not unlike the old Disney gatefold Buena Vista album.

Limited touring engagement, appearing in Santa Barbara for one night only!

For more information visit: www.ivyandthewickersuitcase.com and www.valeriefowler.com

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

TICKETS: $11.50 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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posterMarch 7 through 14, 2014

SB DANCE ARTS AND THE ARTS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM PRESENT

CONFIGURATION

Come see Santa Barbara’s premiere youth dance company at the annual sell-out smash, Configuration, presented by Santa Barbara Dance Arts and The Arts Mentorship Program. Perfect for the entire family, Configuration features high-energy hip hop, evocative contemporary, and sassy jazz numbers that will leave you dancing in your seat. This year, you can see choreography by local favorite Brittney Sandoval and Los Angeles artist Nika Kljun, who recently worked with Beyonce and J-Lo. Plus, UCSB Dance Major Kyleigh Carlson’s moving tribute to the Isla Vista shootings and a piece by Director Alana Tillim address issues of insecurity and self-worth round out the repertory.

Unique to this production, student work shares the stage with professional choreographers; carefully selected nurtured by professional mentors. A $250 cash prize courtesy of Honey’s will be awarded at the opening evening performance.

Patron VIP seating available at all shows.

TIMES: Saturday, March 7, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)
TIMES: Sunday, March 8, at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES: Friday, March 13, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)
TIMES: Saturday, March 14, at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES: Saturday, March 14, at 7:00 P.M. SOLD OUT

TICKETS: $53 patron (patron tickets in advance only—not available at the door), $22 general, $15 students (student tickets available for matinees only). Prices include CST facility 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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Photo of a man eating cakeMarch 15 and 16, 2014

Speaking of Stories presents

SPEAKING OF FOOD

A Collection of Tasty Tales

Speaking of Stories presents a feast of foody tales, deliciously delivered. Join us on the patio after the show for complimentary wine and samplings both savory and sweet, in honor of our tasty subject matter.

"How to Make an Apple Pie" by Elizabeth Berg read by Linda Burrows
"The Kitchen Child" by Angela Carter read by Pamela Dillman Haskell
Excerpts from "Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain read by Dan Gunther
"Family Dining" by Aleksandar Hemon read by Bob Lesser

Speaking of Stories 2015 Season: Nothing But Laughs January 11 & 12; Speaking of Francesca Marciano February 15 & 16; Speaking of Food March 15 & 16; Celebration of Stories April 19 & 20; Speaking of T.C. Boyle May 17 & 18

Subscribe for all 5 shows or put together a package of 3 or 4 shows. Select an A-level Subscription with an assigned seat, or a B-level with open seating. Whatever works for you! Remember, being a subscriber comes with special privileges! Unlike single tickets, Subscriber tickets can be exchanged if your plans change. Also as a subscriber you receive a discount on any additional tickets you purchase. Subscriptions range from $74 to $137.

For complete subscription details visit www.speakingofstories.org.

TIMES: Sunday, March 15, at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES: Monday, March 16, 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 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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Poster showing dancersMarch 22, 2015

Hart Pulse Dance Company presents

Hart Pulse Dance Company California Tour 2015

Celebrating their ninth year, Hart Pulse Dance Company brings their newest, most loved contemporary dance works to four different California stages with their 2015 tour! Presenting one world premiere and twelve fan favorites along with guest performances by Santa Barbara natives ArtBark International and Nebula Dance Lab, Hart Pulse Dance is excited to share their passion for strong technique, music and dynamic choreography with this amazing community of dance enthusiasts!

Recognized by the New York Times this past August and voted LA's Top Dance Show by LA Weekly newspaper, Hart Pulse Dance Company is known for its dynamic partnering, beautiful storytelling and addictive musical choices.

Hart Pulse Dance Company's 2015 California Tour will offer company-taught master classes the day of each performance and post-show mingling so dancers and audiences alike can get to know its dancers and director. This tour is guaranteed to move you, impress you, and leave you wanting more!

For more information, visit www.hartpulsedance.com

TIMES: Sunday, March 22, at 3:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general, $15 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. 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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Poster showing title HH11 Dance FestivalMarch 27 through 29, 2015

Nebula Dance Lab presents

HH11 Dance Festival

Presented by Nebula Dance Lab, HH11 Dance Festival is an annual dance festival in its inaugural year, offering an opportunity to showcase more than 30 works within three unique shows. Artists featured in the 2015 festival include: Nebula Dance Lab (Santa Barbara), Tonia Shimin (Santa Barbara), Weslie Ching (Santa Barbara), Jessica Kondrath (Long Beach), Kendra Pearson (San Francisco), Michelle Lynch (New York City), Rebecca Bryant (Los Angeles), Keith Johnson and Dancers (Long Beach), Louise Reichlin & Dancers (Los Angeles), Kelly Todd (Long Beach), Anna Krupp (Iowa), Noelle Andressen/Rubans Rouge Dance Company (Los Angeles), Josh Romero/FUSE Dance Company (Los Angeles), Karyn Laver (Santa Barbara), Dominique Miller/Strickly Addikcted Dance (Los Angeles), Project 21 Dance Company (Los Angeles), Matt Nelson (Santa Barbara) and Watson Dance (Los Angeles).

HH11 strives to bring together artists both emerging and established in three professional-quality performances. Each show is unique, featuring a diverse representation of professional dance works. Don't miss any of these amazing performances!

Friday March 27th
SELAH Dance Collective; here
Weslie Ching; You, or Someone Like You
Jessica Kondrath | The Movement; Fleeting
Nebula Dance Lab; Unimagined Outcome [excerpt from Dreamscape]
BodySensate Resilient, Receptive
FUSE Dance Company; Tread
Tonia Shimin; Of Stones and Water
Kelly Todd; Restless Pillow
Project 21; Pendumlum

Saturday March 28
Rebecca Bryant; Suite Dances for Female 1-8
Weslie Ching; You, or Someone Like You
Keith Johnson & Dancers; Sawdust and Diamonds
Jessica Kondrath | The Movement; In the Presence of Shadows
Anna Krupp; 100 Bitten Tongues
The Dance Network; Curio Commission
Nebula Dance Lab; Sand Into Glass [excerpt]
FUSE Dance Company; Snatched
Tonia Shimin; A Walk with Modigliani
Strickly Addicted; Stained Concrete

Sunday March 29
Rubans Rouges Dance Company; Rosewood
SELAH Dance Collective; Wages
Weslie Ching; You, or Someone Like You
Jessica Kondrath | The Movement; The Art of Breathing
Michelle Tara Lynch; Keep the Change
Nebula Dance Lab; Push and Pull [excerpt]
Kendra Pearson; Time
Louse Reichlin & Dancers; Brandenburg
FUSE Dance Company; Part
Tonia Shimin; Of Time and the Spirit
Watson Dance; Ladies in Waiting

Get your festival pass and participate in the rich experience the HHII Dance Festival provides (passes are transferable). VIP festival passes are available for patrons interested in early entry to reserve their seats prior to the show, and include a complimentary ticket to the Hart Pulse Dance Company west coast tour at CST March 22, with special guest performances by ArtBark International and Nebula Dance Company. VIP entry is 30 minutes prior to the start time for the performance (general entry is 15 minutes prior to the start time); seat selection is during the early VIP entry, not at the time of ticket purchase. VIP pass must be purchased prior to March 22 performance to receive a ticket to the Hart Plus Dance Company performance.

TIMES: Friday, March 27, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TIMES: Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

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

TICKETS: $21 general, $16 students, $55 Festival Pass (includes entry to all festival performances), $65 VIP Festival Pass (includes entry to all festival performances with early admission at to reserve a seat, and a ticket to Hart Pulse Dance Company's March 22 performance at CST)

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 8 through 11, 2014

Out of the box theatre company presents

the wild party:
In Concert

Music, book and lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Based on the poem by Joseph Moncure March

In the 1920s, urban America shed its moral inhibitions as brazenly as women had discarded their high-button shoes and whalebone corsets. Hot jazz, flappers, and flowing bootleg booze were emblematic of a devil-may-care, post-WWI cynicism and irrational exuberance. Like F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, The Wild Party evokes the darker recesses of that era.

Out of the Box Theatre Company presents their unique, cabaret-style interpretation of The Wild Party, a steamy prohibition tale based on a once-banned, book-length poem written in and about the Roaring Twenties. Come dressed to the “nines” to our makeshift speakeasy at Center Stage Theater as we tell the story of one wild evening in the Manhattan apartment shared by Queenie and Burrs, a chorus dancer and a vaudeville clown. In a relationship marked by vicious behavior and recklessness, they decide to throw a party to end all parties... but after a long night of hellbent hedonism, jealousy erupts and a romantic double-triangle ends in tragedy.

NOTE: This production contains adult material and language.

More info at www.outoftheboxtheatre.org

TIMES: Wednesday, April 8, at 8:00 P.M.

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

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

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

TICKETS: $35 on-stage cabaret table seating (where prohibition-themed cocktails and other beverages and treats can be purchased and enjoyed), $28 general, $15 student (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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PosterApril 17 and 18, 2014

SBCC Dance presents

Collective 2015

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

“…a dramatic choreographic statement.”
      —CASA Magazine

“Collective…a fresh and serious sensibility…in a beautifully tethered evening”
      —CASA Magazine

Local, national, and international choreographers converge for SBCC’s annual spring dance oncert, Collective, under artistic director Tracy R. Kofford. An eccentric evening of works presented by SBCC Dance, featuring choreography by SBCC faculty, student choreographers, danah bella DanceWorks, UCSB Student Company, the Los Olivos Dance Gallery, Thacher Dance Ensemble, and other Santa Barbara choreographic treasures. It’s an evening of dance not to be missed.

TIMES: Friday, April 17, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

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

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

TICKETS: $20 general in advance, $25 general 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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Photo of Rudy WillrichApril 19 and 20, 2015

Speaking of Stories presents

CELEBRATION OF STORIES

Great Stories by a Collection of Wonderful Authors

An eclectic group of compelling stories, full of charm and a few surprises. 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!

Jenny Mercein reading "Dad" by Anne Lamott
Jenny Mercein and Rudy Willrich reading "Julia and the Warlord" by B.J. Novak
Edward Romine reading "An Empty Jacket" by Wendell Berry
Joseph Velasco reading "Plenty Good Fiesta" by Elizabeth Taylor
Rudy Willrich reading "The Rematch" by B.J. Novak

TIMES: Sunday, April 19, at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES: Monday, April 20, 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 16)

All seating is general admission with the exception of reserved seat subscribers. 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 bookApril 19, 25 and 26, 2015

The Adderley School presents

Adderley April Workshops

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

TIMES: Sunday, April 19, at 5:30 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, April 19, at 7:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, April 25, at 10:00 A.M.

TIMES: Saturday, April 25, at 11:30 A.M.

TIMES: Saturday, April 25, at 1:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, April 25, at 2:30 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, April 25, at 4:30 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, April 25, at 6:30 P.M.

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

TIMES: Sunday, April 26, at 11:30 A.M.

TIMES: Sunday, April 26, at 1:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, April 26, at 3:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, April 26, at 4:30 P.M.

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

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

TICKETS: $18 Groups of 10 or more for a single performance (Available at the box office or by phone 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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poster showing dancersApril 24, 2015

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet presents

Festival Ballet Dances

With guests: UCSB Student Company and Selah Dance Collective.

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

TICKETS: $30 general, $22 students and seniors, $20 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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posterMay 1 and 2, 2015

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet presents

Alice in Wonderland

A short children’s ballet with dancers 5-1/2 to 18 years old.

TIMES: Friday, May 1, at 6:30 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, May 2, at 1:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general, $15 students and seniors, $12 children ages 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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CST logoMay 3, 2015

CENTER STAGE THEATERt 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 home of Pamela Vander Heide

Featuring performances by The Adderley School for Performing Arts, The Dance Network, Proboscis Theater Company, and Sue Turner-Cray

Imagine a space where artists, young and old, experienced and novice, can create and share their work with their community…a space where it is safe to experiment and dare the boundaries of your talent because a seasoned, professional staff is there to support and encourage you…a space where the quality exceeds the costs, where financial support is available to the enterprising newcomer, so that art can still find its way. This is not a dream. This space is Center Stage.

Born nearly 25 years ago in a unique collaboration of business, city government, and the community, Center Stage owes its existence, and continuous improvement, to the generosity of our supporters. Please join us at our annual fundraiser, Savory and Sweet: It All Begins at Center Stage on Sunday May 3, at the lovely home of Pamela Vander Hiede, where you will get a delicious taste of good food and some of the sweetest and savoriest moments from our last season….

  • Musical theater selections by the talented young students of The Adderley School for the Performing Arts
  • Dancers from The Dance Network performing a site-specific piece created for the event
  • Sue Turner-Cray performing an excerpt from her one-woman tour de force Manchester Girl
  • Proboscis Theater Company sharing a bit of La La La Strada, a new play that recently concluded its Center Stage run with rave reviews. “It may be worth seeing La La La Strada more than once to fully appreciate the extent of its artistry. The cumulative impact of the ensemble is quite seamless; together the actors weave a total—and totally bizarre—world.” —Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent

With your help, we hope to raise $15,000 toward capital improvements for the theater and to sustain our Rental Subsidy Fund.

Here is what our performers are saying:

“You’re the only game in town and thank goodness for you.”
“Love the staff—everyone is very helpful and supportive.”
“Ummmmmm…You folks ROCK!!!!”

Together, we will keep Center Stage alive and thriving, so that every aspiring artist in Santa Barbara can know that there is space to realize their dreams.

TIMES: Sunday, May 3, at 3:00 P.M. at the home of Pamela Vander Heide

TICKETS: Co-host $1,000 (includes 8 tickets); Producer $500 (includes 4 tickets); Sponsor $250 (includes 2 tickets); single tickets $75 each or 2 for $100

 

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Caribbean style posterMay 8 and 9, 2015

The Anacapa School presents

Once on This Island

Once on This Island is a captivating legend of romance between a peasant girl and a rich city boy whom she saves from death. This calypso-flavored story opens on a Caribbean island where villagers comfort a little girl with the story of the orphan Ti Moune, destined to love too much for the human heart to bear. Staged with minimal props, sets and costumes, Once on This Island delivers melody, love and joy in tropical abundance.

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy

TIMES: Friday, May 8, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TIMES: Saturday, May 9, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $9.50 adults, $6.50 students, Anacapa School students free with ID

All seating is general admission with the exception of reserved seat subscribers. 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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Poster showing cartoon man and woman flying over an urban parkMay 15 through 23, 2015

Dramatic Women presents

In the Forest of Detroit

A new play by Ellen K. Anderson

 

Directed by Rena Heinrich

Live music by Mommy Tonk

Lighting & scenic design by Vickie Scott

 

Featuring the lovely Leslie Gangl Howe, Lisa Gates, Wendy Sims-Moten, Mickey Flacks, Terry Li, Caroline DeLoreto, Tyler X. Koontz, Erica Flor, and Tonea Lolin

Five women, an African statue, and a missionary walk into an old house in Detroit … What’s not to love about In the Forest of Detroit, Santa Barbara playwright Ellen K. Anderson’s second love letter to the Motor City?

When Grandma Trudy planted gingko trees in her forgotten neighborhood, she cast both a charm and a curse encircling the abandoned home where her daughter now hides with a mysterious statue stolen from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Join three generations of women as they revel in the power of redemption, art, and laughter that rises from the rubble surrounding them.

TIMES: Friday, May 15, at 8:00 P.M.

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

TIMES: Thursday, May 21, at 8:00 P.M..

TIMES: Friday, May 22, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, May 23, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $23 general, $18 students

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Photo of Joe Spano at a podium, speaking. Actually he's not speaking, he's just smiling. He's squinting from the light in his eyes. He can't see me. He doesn't even know I'm writing this. Hey Joe! Hey, over here! Hey! Nananananan!!!May 17 and 18, 2015

Speaking of Stories presents

SPEAKING OF T.C. BOYLE

Speaking of Stories concludes its season with a collection of stories by T.C. Boyle, one of our favorite authors! This is a great chance to hear some of Mr. Boyle newest works, including "No Slant to the Sun" which is the first chapter of his recently published novel The Harder They Come. Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk!

"You Don't Miss Your Water (Till the Well Runs Dry)" read by Joe Spano
"The Silence" read by Charles de L'Arbre
"No Slant to the Sun" read by Brian Harwelll

TIMES: Sunday, May 17, at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES: Monday, May 18, 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 14)

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photo of dancers surrounding a backlit mannequinMay 27 and 28, 2015

UCSB DANCE COMPANY IN CONCERT

Directed by Delila Moseley

TIMES: Wednesday, May 27, at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: Thursday, May 28, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $23 general, $18 students

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Title logoMay 30, 2015

The Children's Montessori School presents

Willy Wonka Kids

Based on ”Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl

Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley

Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy A. McDonald

The Children’s Montessori School presents its twenty-seventh annual production.

TIMES: Saturday, May 30, at 1:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $12 general, $10 children

All seating is general admission with the exception of reserved seat subscribers. 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 many people as if in jailMay 30 and 31, 2015

Harout Aristakessian presents

Dance with Harout Performance Company

Spring Showcase

Directed and Choreographed by Harout Aristakessian

“Everyone dances. Everyone has a place.”

Dance with Harout Performance Company is a unique dance ensemble that integrates dancers of all ages and abilities, from all walks of life. Everyone dances and everyone has a place on stage, regardless of age, race, body type, sexual or gender orientation, dance experience or physical limitations. Under the stewardship of founder, artistic director, producer and instructor Harout Aristakessian, the company has grown exponentially over the last three years, and now comprises more than 35 dancers, aged 22 to 70. While a few have formal dance training, many of the company’s performers have little or no previous dance instruction. Most had never danced in front of an audience before joining the group.

Harout’s unique choreographic voice coalesces stylistic elements from street and lyrical hip hop, burlesque, urban-inspired jazz and Middle Eastern dance traditions. Instead of insisting on rigid adherence to any one form of expression, Harout encourages dancers to infuse each dance move with her or his own spirit and style. This artistic focus on self-expression and self-acceptance (as opposed to physical or aesthetic “perfection”) allows dancers the freedom to explore new emotional, intellectual and physical connections to the music and choreography. Harout has harnessed and forged this artistic diversity into an eclectic repertoire of cohesive works that showcase each dancer’s voice and abilities.

Spring 2015 marks the first solo showcase performance for the Dancewith Harout Performance Company and promises to be a powerful, energetic and inspiring event. Dance with Harout Performance Company has performed at a variety of venues up and down California’s Central Coast over the past three years, including two previous showcases in collaboration with other dance companies, and they will be bringing both fan favorites and new choreography to the Solo Showcase. The company’s Spring Showcase will be the group’s third annual showcase performance in downtown Santa Barbara.

Harout also teaches a variety of dance classes in Santa Barbara, including hip hop, burlesque and cardio dance. For more information on Harout and Dance with Harout, please go to Facebook.com/DanceWithHarout or send an email to: dancewithharout@gmail.com.

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

TIMES: Sunday, May 31, at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $28 general in advance, $38 general at the door

All seating is general admission with the exception of reserved seat subscribers. 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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poaster of flying dancerJune 6, 2015

BETSY WOYACH & MOMENTUM DANCE COMPANY present

C2: MOMENTUM'S SPRING COMPANY CONCERT

Betsy Woyach, owner/director of Santa Barbara's newest competitive dance company, Momentum Dance Company, is proud to bring you C2!

After an award-winning season all over Southern California, the competitive dance companies of MDC are back to perform their highly decorated competitive pieces. Watch dancers ages 6 to 20 light up the stage with solos, duets, trios, small and large groups in all styles of dance including Hip Hop, Tap and Contemporary.

This show is fun for the whole family and will leave each audience member feeling inspired and ready to dance! After two sold out shows in December they are back for one night only to close out an incredible first season!

Performers include the 2014-2016 Competitive Dance Companies: Mini Company, Junior Company, Teen Company, Senior Company and Pro Company. Choreography by Betsy Woyach, Kelly Marshall, Krista Miller and Jess Warfield

For more information, visit www.MomentumDanceSB.com

TIMES: Saturday, June 6, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $20 general, VIP $30 (seating in the first two rows)

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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poaster of flying dancerJune 7, 2015

The Adderley School presents

Adderley June Workshops

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

TIMES: Sunday, June 7, at 5:00 P.M. (NOTE NEW TIME)

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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poster with small vignettes of dancersJune 19 and 20, 2015

THE DANCE NETWORK presents

SERIES 7

The Dance Network is back for it's second annual studio showcase, Series 7! Our dancers are going for broke this year with works from our studio classes, competition companies, the Dance Network's professional company, and other amazing local talent. This show will feature many varying and dynamic styles of dance, including jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary, and more! All the performers, ranging in ages 6 to 80, have an incredible night of fun and energy in store for you. Our dance family cannot wait to share the joy of dance with all of you, so join us for this unique showcase!

TIMES: Friday, June 19, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TIMES: Saturday, June 20, at 7:00 P.M. ((NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $20 general, $13 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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photo of ballerinasJune 27, 2015

Alma de Mexico presents

Raices de mi tierra

Come and celebrate with us a night of tradition and a night of folklore. Showcasing Santa Barbara’s Alma de Mexico. A night you will not forget as you will be experiencing the love of dance through Costumes and Dances from several regions of Mexico, all which tell a story. The stories being told by little to young adults as they take the stage and share their love for their Raices. A family of dance who has been united through the love of dance and the need to identify.

TIMES: Saturday, June 27, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $18 general, $13 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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poaster of flying dancerJuly 2, 2015

The Adderley School presents

Adderley July Workshop

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

TIMES: Thursday, July 2, at 6:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

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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photo of ballerinasJuly 10, 2015

Goleta School of Ballet presents

Cinderella &
Special Selections

This performance concludes Goleta School of Ballet's Dance Camp! The program is a special performance of Cinderella as well as musical theater pieces the students have been working on during their three-week summer camp.

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

TICKETS: $18 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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silhouette of mermaid in rainbow colors seated on a rockJuly 11, 2015

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet presents

The Little Mermaid

Artistic Director: Sean Lynn Crawford

 

A Ballet for All Ages

TIMES: Saturday, July 11, at 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, July 11, at 4:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general, $ 18.00 students and seniors, $12.00 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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photo of ballerinasJuly 18 and 19, 2015

Center Stage Theater & Speaking of Stories present

The 27 annual
Santa Barbara
French Festival

The Santa Barbara French Festival returns to Oak Park July 18 and 19 to celebrate Bastille Day and all the things that make the French cultural history so rich. Great food, wine, mimosas, crepes, delicious pastries, music, dance—and, of course, the infamous Poodles & Pals Parade! The Santa Barbara French Festival is an event not to be missed. It's a Dance Festival, a Music Festival, an Arts & Crafts Festival and, of course, a Food Festival! It is also a way to support Center Stage Theater and Speaking of Stories, two great Santa Barbara arts organizations. Each day the fun starts at 11:00 am when the entertainment kicks off on three different stages and continues non-stop until 7:00. The stages are filled with dance and music from more than 30 different acts including performances, audience participation opportunities and instruction. And every minute of entertainment is all free! Great entertainment is only part of what the French Festival has to offer—more than 70 booths will be offering everything from crepes and delicious French pastries to face painting and henna tattoos. You can grab a mimosa or a beer, as you peruse some beautiful paintings and photography. Enjoy a delicious crepe while shopping for your French Festival t-shirt and beret. Take a moment for a quick massage before you settle in for the next performance with a sinfully delicious croissant. All in the beautiful setting of Santa Barbara's Oak Park. Center Stage Theater and Speaking of Stories are pleased to present this great community event, which serves as a joint fundraiser for the two organizations. We are proud to welcome back our sponsors Santa Barbara Travel, South Pacific Hotel Management, Kronenbourg 1664, Perrier, French Bulldog Rescue and HiddenProvence.com. For complete details on the performers, food, crafts, shopping and activities visit FrenchFestival.com or "Like" us on Facebook so you get all the updates as the Festival approaches. The 27th Annual Santa Barbara French Festival Saturday and Sunday July 18 and 19, 11:00 to 7:00 in Oak Park at 300 W. Alamar. Admission is Free and the Festival is a non-smoking event.

For more information visit FrenchFestival.com, frenchfestival@sbcoxmail.com or call 805-963-8198.

TIMES: Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

TICKETS: Admission is Free!

 

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Logo with "A" in front of a red curtainJuly 23, 2015

The Adderley School presents

Adderley July Workshops

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

TIMES: Thursday, July 23, at 5:00 P.M.

TIMES: Thursday, July 23, at 6:30 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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Logo showing letter A in front of a red curtainAugust 13, 2015

The Adderley School presents

Adderley August 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 13, at 5:00 P.M.

TIMES: Thursday, August 13, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

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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photo of ballerinasAugust 14, 2015

Goleta School of Ballet presents

Summer Workshop Performance

Goleta School of Ballet presents the Summer Intensive Workshop Performance on August 14. This performance is the culmination of the five-week summer program for pre-professional students and features excerpts from classic ballets Paquita, Swan Lake, Don Quixote and La Vivandiere.

TIMES: Friday, August 14, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $18 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 ballerinasAugust 15, 2015

Center Stage Theater presents

Center Stage theater
25th anniversary celebration

Join us for a gala celebration of Center Stage Theater’s first 25 years!

Please join us on August 15th for a party worthy of our 25 years—delectable treats and cocktails followed by a special performance showcasing the diversity and talent that fills Center Stage each year: Alma de Mexico, Santa Barbara Silver Follies, Proboscis Theater Company, and more.  Our goal is to raise $25,000 for capital improvements to make the theater even better for the next 25.

Help us celebrate!
Share your stories, photos, memorabilia... click here

For more information visit CenterStageTheater.org, cstheater@sbcoxmail.com or call 805-963-8198.

TIMES: Saturday, August 15, reception at 7:00 P.M., performance at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $50 general

SPONSORSHIPS: $250 (with 2 tickets), $500 (with 4 tickets), $1,000 (with 10 tickets)

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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Poster showing hand granade and dog tagsAugust 21 through September 2, 2015

So Called Productions presents

Pvt. Wars

Written by James McLure

Directed by Bill Egan

Starring George Coe, Sean Jackson and Sean O’Shea.

All proceeds benefit The Santa Barbara Theatre Awards

Pvt. Wars, a comedy with heart-wrenching overtones, is the story of three vietnam veterans dealing with life after returning from war.  The setting is a psychiatric ward of a VA hospital, where the three, as they become friends, work through their physical, mental, and emotional wounds in the best way they know how.
Although this production commemorates the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, many of its themes are as relevant today as they were 40 years ago.

Tuesday, September 1 we are having a pre-show reception at 7:15 and a 30 minute post show talk back.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TIMES: Tuesday, September 1, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Wednesday, September 2, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: General: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

TICKETS: Seniors: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

TICKETS: Students, Veterans, and Active Military w/I.D.: $20

TICKETS: Veterans and Active Military (9/1 performance only): $12.50

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Black and white photo of audience membersSeptember 3, 2015

Weslie Ching Dance presents

CRIT 001

CRIT 001 is the first in a series of free informal showings of new works and works-in-progress by local performing artists followed by a community critique. Come check out some new work and let us know your reaction! We'll keep it short, easy, and fun. We welcome both long-time performing arts aficionados and curious newbies.

The artists this round are Art Bark Local, Elizabeth Folk and Ally Bortolazzo, Shannon Willis and Kaita Mrazek, Tim Wood, and Weslie Ching, with a post show critique moderated by Patrick Melroy.

For more information, visit www.wesliechingdance.com/CRIT

TIMES: Thursday, September 3, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: Admission free

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Balladismo CD coverSeptember 12, 2105

Household Ink presents

Headless Household

Balladismo

CD Release Windging

Headless Household returns to a Center Stage Theater near you, on Saturday, September 12. After a few years away from a favorite old haunt, Center Stage Theater—where the group has played 20 concerts, mostly around xmas, starting in the now 25-year-old theater's very first year—the weirdly eclectic and edgy, yet weirdly pleasant band is back. This time out, the release of the long labored-over new (and ninth) Headless Household album, Balladismo—a "mostly ballads" project, with detours—with side trips through the bulging Headless songbook, going back nearly 32 years.

Kickstarter friends helped make Balladismo possible, along with the kindness of guest musicians, and a poetic touch by graphic designer/ photographer Kim Reierson (who has graced many a Household Ink Records project). As usual, the core charter membered group (keyboarder Dick Dunlap, drummer/engineer Tom Lackner, bassist Chris Symer, guitarist/song-construction-worker Joe Woodard) were joined by a friendly, talented posse of guests, many with many years invested as “Honorary Householders.” Familiar faces and voices appear on the new album, including tenor saxist Tom Buckner and internationally-known alto saxist Dave Binney, trumpeter/vocalist Nate Birkey, guest vocalists Glen Phillips and Julie Christensen, bassist David Piltch, violinist Sally Barr, pedal steel man Bill Flores, and a new member of the Household family, the wonderful and flexible singer Nicole Lvoff (who will be at the Center Stage show).

The Center Stage show will lean into the Balladismo chapter, but trip along the byways of the Headless Household discography to date, all on the in-house Household Ink Records label: Headless Household (1987), Inside/Outside USA (1993), ITEMS (1995), Free Associations (1999), mockhausen (2000), post-Polka (2003), Blur Joan (2005), Basemento (2010), Balladism (2015). The wayward adventure continues, heeding the headless impulse.

For more information, visit www.householdink.com/headless.htm and/or www.joewoodard.com

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

TICKETS: $17 general, $12 students and seniors

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Poster showing masked figuresSeptember 13, 2015

UC Santa Barbara Department of Theater and Dance presents

The Odyssey Project

To have a voice is to have a choice

By Homer and the Cast

Directed by Michael Morgan

Now in its fifth year, The Odyssey Project partners teens from Los Prietos Boys Camp with UC students through a theatrical collaboration. Supported by a network of university and community teaching artists including a mask maker, hip-hop music artists, storyteller, martial artist, dance choreographer, animation and mime artist, together they re-write the Odyssey of Homer using their own life stories. Everyone in the cast is a hero or heroine on their path to empowerment—their personal Ithaca. Come journey with us!

“The show they captured was varied, upbeat, and revealing. Through a variety of techniques, including recitation from the Odyssey, enactments of its scenes, dance, shared personal stories, raps, and affirmations, the cast created a hybrid virtual world that contained both the grandeur and exoticism of the ancient Mediterranean and the gritty, uncompromising reality of life at risk in contemporary Southern California.” —Independent

For more information, visit www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu/projects/odyssey/ and http://odysseyprojectfilm.com

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

TICKETS: $20 general

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Poster showing someone in a Tibetan mask playing a guitarSeptember 25 through October 4, 2015

The Producing Unit presents

What Rhymes with America

Written by Melissa James Gibson

Directed by Peter Frisch

A father and his teenage daughter stand on either side of a closed door. Life is unraveling for him, and it is entirely uncertain for her. So begins Melissa James Gibson's poignant and hysterically funny play about estrangement and the partially examined life. Four lost souls fight their losing battle for identity and happiness in an unforgiving world.

Starring Bill Egan, Deborah Bertling, Ariel Eakin and Ivy Vahanian

Peter Frisch, former Executive Director of the Granada Theater, stage director of 160 plays, musicals, cabaret and opera, producer of 150 hours of network television, directs Gibson’s miniature, quirky, gem of a play.

Hank (Bill Egan) is a recently separated dad. Because of the messy way his marriage is ending, he tries to define a new relationship with his 16-year-old daughter, Marlene (Ariel Eakin). Backstage at the Metropolitan Opera, Hank finds a friend in the needy and unpredictable Sheryl (Ivy Vahanian) and thanks to a chance meeting, he becomes involved with the seriously complicated Lydia (Deborah Bertling). What Rhymes With America examines how Hank adjusts to his new life and juggles relationships with these three, very different women. The 2012 “dramedy” mixes big laughs with truly heartbreaking moments.

"This touching, sorrowful comedy [is]…full of compassionate wonder at the innumerable ways in which lives can go wrong."

—NY Times.

"Gibson writes fluidly and beautifully for that Impatient Age, slowing down our emotional metabolism for deeper scrutiny.

—New York Magazine.

"People in Melissa James Gibson's enchanting, tough-minded, 85-minute play, WHAT RHYMES WITH AMERICA, feel their way around life with an off-balance neediness that is both morose and unexpectedly engaging

—Newsday.

For more information, visit www.TheProducingUnit.org and www.facebook.com/TheProducingUnit

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

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

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

TIMES: Thursday, October 1, at 8:00 P.M.

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

TIMES: Saturday, October 3, at 2:00 P.M.

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

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

TICKETS: $29 general, $18 groups of 10 or more, $18 students, $11.50 student rush 30 minutes before curtain subject to availability, I.D. required

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 seating 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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Poster showing a zombie playing a stratocasterOctober 9 through 11, 2015

nebula dance lab presents

The inquisitor

Inspired by the short story “The Three Questions” by Leo Tolstoy

Featuring music score by Adam Phillips

The Inquisitor is sure to be a treat for all audiences, a modern dance spin on the search for the answers to life. Told through Nebula's choreographic lens this piece weaves the audience through a storyline filled with rich characters, original multi-media scenery, and musical score by Adam Phillips played live by Mission Creek Trio transports you into the characters’ world. Does the Inquisitor find the answers she is searching for? Join us and find out.  

Also premiering Push & Pull by Shelby Lynn Joyce and Devyn Duex. Exploring the five stages of grieving framed in the real-life experiences of the choreographers after losing each a parent, this piece intends to bring out of the shadows the importance of the healing/grieving process, evoking dialogue and discussion. Push & Pull features powerful ensemble work, pushing Nebula's dance vocabulary into new territory. 

Join us in this once in a lifetime opportunity to experience dance, music and art all in one amazing show.

Visit www.nebuladance.org for more information.

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

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

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

TICKETS: General: $21 in advance, $24 at the door

TICKETS: Students w/I.D: $16 in advance, $19 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 seating 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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Poster showing zombies dancingOctober 16 and 17, 2015

The Dance Network presents

The Voodoo Strut

A fun-filled Halloween show for the whole family!

The studio's first fall showcase will feature Halloween-themed dance pieces, guest performers, fun costumes, some tricks, and a surprise treat for the audience at the end of the show! Come see performers ages 4 to almost 80 in a wide variety of dances, including jazz, tap, hip hop, and more!

Choreographers are: Kyleigh Carlson, Karyn Laver, Deja Re, Daniel Rojo, Bethany Sutherland, and guest performers Just Baila.

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

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

TICKETS: $20 general, $13 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 seating 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 showing speaker at a deskOctober 18, 2015

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara's
On Edge Festival presents

Good Morning Evening Feelings

with Dynasty Handbag

Good Morning Evening Feelings with Dynasty Handbag is a live, conceptual, one-hour hybrid morning/late-night/children’s show for adults, hosted by everyone’s favorite no one, Dynasty Handbag. Presented as part of the MCA Santa Barbara's On Edge Festival

This inspirational hour is designed to help you navigate through the four basic terrible human feelings—fear, anger, guilt, and shame—which pop up throughout your day and try to kill you. Good Morning features an unpleasant, ineffective exercise routine with irate broadway star Mallory Stropplecalfs, a fear-squelching cooking segment with famous lesbian chef Kristie Smoofs, a celebrity interview with Womanhood, and experimental commercial breaks. All this and much more, delivered by the hand of Handbag in a dirty lace glove.

For more information, visit www.mcasantabarbara.org/onedge_temp and www.dynastyhandbag.com.

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

TICKETS: $20 general, $15 students and MCASB members

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 seating 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, can't make out what it is thoughOctober 23 and 24, 2015

Dana Lawton Dances presents

Home

An evening-length dance presenting
contexts, relationships, and images
that will trigger your thinking about
what “home” means in each of us

“Santa Barbara, California is my hometown. My parents still live in the house where I grew up.” Santa Barbara native and Bay Area based Dana Lawton returns home with her contemporary dance company to explore the imagery, emotions and ideas that encompass this powerful concept in our human lives. The bitter, the sweet, the silly, the sad…all the ways we live in our homes.

Home is geographical. Home is physical. Home is emotional. Home is metaphorical. Home is where you are whole.

Join Dana Lawton Dances in an exciting and heart-opening evening which features live music, visual images and an intergenerational dance company.

Come home!

For more information, visit http://danalawtondances.org or https://www.facebook.com/events/772211352890350/

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

TIMES: Saturday, October 24 at 4:00 P.M.

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

TICKETS: $25 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 seating 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, can't make out what it is thoughOctober 25, 2015

Simrit Kaur presents

Simrit

From The Ancient Storm Tour

“For Simrit, singing is not a performance, it is a sacred worship of the Divine. Her voice, her music, and her teaching, reflect this devotion which seems to come from her so effortlessly. This devotion is a gift, a talent beyond any, that will lead thousands into the lightness of being and awareness that is so vital to humanity in this day and age.” —Snatam Kaur

“I’m such a fan of Simrit. Her musicality and energy set her apart. She is the voice of this new day and age.” —Belinda Carlisle

Simrit's sound is hailed worldwide as haunting, hypnotic, healing, and majestic, and it has topped world music charts, including iTunes at #1 for consecutive weeks, Billboard at #3. Her voice is known to communicate with so much humanity.

A revolutionary innovation on devotional chant music, Simrits haunting, evocative voice floats over a bed of layered instrumentation and modern drums in dynamic, energetic arrangements that heal and evoke the innate power within all human beings.

For more information, visit http://simritkaurmusic.com/

TIMES: Sunday, October 25, at 7:30 P.M, (NOTE EARLY TIME)

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 seating 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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Poster showing a zombie playing a stratocasterOctober 28 through 31, 2015

Rick Cipes presents

Zombie Rock

Open Mic Night for the Undead

What happens when a group of zombies take over an open mic night? Grunts, groans and bad puns? Pretty much! But there's also a fabulous, eclectic batch of songs ranging from moving ballads to hilarious parodies of such classics as "Kung Fu Fighting" and "FourFiveSeconds" by Rihanna.

Zombie Rock is written and directed by Rick Cipes, whose musical Bad Daddy played at Center Stage summer of 2010 before going on to Cambridge, MA. in 2011. Cipes has written for over 40 publications including the L.A. Times, Playboy and ESPN Magazine, and fronts local indie band The Agreeables.

Halloween week: We will, we will Zombie Rock you!

Please visit www.zombierock.com for more, and see the video at https://youtu.be/s6Uoxqp799I

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

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

TIMES: Friday, October 30, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, October 31, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $10 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 seating 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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Poster showing three women from the backNovember 5 through 15, 2015

Out of the Box Theatre Company presents

Heathers: The Musical

Book, music & lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy
Based on the film by Daniel Walters

Heathers: The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls for the dangerous new kid, J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather's aerobicized ass...but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

NOTE: This production contains adult material and language.

For more information, visit www.outoftheboxtheatre.org.

TIMES: Thursday, November 5, at 8:00 P.M.

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

TIMES: Saturday, November 7, at 8:00 P.M. SOLD OUT

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

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

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

TIMES: Saturday, November 14, at 8:00 P.M. SOLD OUT

TIMES: Sunday, November 15, at 2:00 P.M. SOLD OUT

TICKETS: $28 general, $15 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 seating 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 20 and 21, 2015

Instant Karma Improv Comedy presents

Impro Theatre’s

Twilight Zone UnScripted

Directed by Jo McGinley and Stephen Kearin

Completely improvised plays in the style of The Twilight Zone.

From the theatrical geniuses who brought you Jane Austen UnScripted, Impro Theatre returns with an eerie, macabre, entirely spontaneous show that starts with a single audience suggestion. Each evening’s composed of four completely improvised episodes in the style of the award-winning classic TV series The Twilight Zone.

Twilight Zone Unscripted is improvisation as an art form. It is an imaginative, fearless and bold trip down the freeway of risk and chance without a net. An ensemble of experienced and highly-trained performers invest heart, soul and spirit in every character they portray. As such it moves, challenges and inspires us to not only be better creative spirits, but human beings. What more can one say about a theater company." —NorthHollywoodPatch.com

“Delightful! Sit back as this company’s remarkably adroit wizards of improvisation take you on a sidesplitting ride through The Twilight Zone. Impro Theatre’s excellent grasp of this style of long-form improvisation is a credit to its own collective talent.” — ArtsinLA.com

“Hysterically funny. These master improvisers play off each other's verbal and physical cues seamlessly, taking the sometimes-absurd dialogue to such extreme ridiculousness you just have to burst out laughing.” —CultureSpotLA.com

“A scary delight. The entire cast was truly great; how they manage to create such hilarious perfection on stage is perhaps the most unfathomable mystery of the night.” —EDGE LA Magazine

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

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

TICKETS: $25 general, $22 students

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 seating 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 22, 2015

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet presents

Winter Wonderland

A holiday-themed evening of ballet.

TIMES: Sunday, November 22, at 2:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general, $15 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 seating 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 29, 2015

Inspire Dance SB presents

’Twas the Night Before Christmas

A Storybook Ballet for All Ages

’Twas the Night Before Christmas is a delightful storybook ballet set in the Victorian era, about two young girls, Frances and Mary, who run into all kinds of adventures as they return home to spend Christmas with their Auntie Bess. This classic holiday show, filled with Dancing Dolls, Swirling Snowflakes, beautiful Snow Princesses, and Mischievous Mice, is sure to mesmerize even the youngest audience members. Come join Inspire Dance Arts in its premier of ’Twas the Night Before Christmas and enjoy an unforgettable kick-off to your holiday season. You will be charmed by heartwarming performances from dancers ages 6 years and up and dazzled by gorgeous sets and costumes. Artistic Directo:r Sean Lynn Crawford.

TIMES: Sunday, November 29, at 1:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, November 29, at 5:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $18 general, $15 student and senior, $10 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 seating 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 logoDecember 6, 2015

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: Sunday, December 6, at 1:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, December 6, at 2:30 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, December 6, at 4:00 P.M.

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

TIMES: Sunday, December 6, at 7:30 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 seating 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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poster showing dancerDecember 16 and 17, 2015

Betsy Woyach and Momentum Dance Company present

Momentum Dance Company
2nd Annual Winter Concert

Betsy Woyach, owner and director of Santa Barbara's premier competitive dance company, is proud to present Momentum Dance Company’s 2nd Annual Winter Concert!

After taking home coveted trophies from all over Southern California, MDC is back at Center Stage to perform their top-honored, top-favorite competitive pieces in Hip Hop, Tap, Contemporary, and Jazz. Watch dancers ages 6 through 21 light up the stage in a show that is fun for the whole family! After three sold-out shows last year, MDC will leave you inspired and ready to dance!

Performers include the 2014-2016 Competitive Dance Companies: Mini Company, Junior Company, Teen Company, and Pro Company. Choreography by Betsy Woyach and Chelsea Wood.

For more information, visit www.MomentumDanceSB.com

TIMES: Wednesday, December 16, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

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

TICKETS: $30 VIP, $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 seating 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 ballerina holding a nutcrackerDecember 19 and 20, 2015

West Coast Ballet presents

A GEm of a Nutcracker

West Coast Ballet, under the artistic direction of Ellen Schipper, proudly presents its 25th annual production of Tchaikovsky's classic holiday ballet with "The Best of a Gem of a Nutcracker."

This unique production will include favorite scenes from The Nutcracker (approximately 45 minute running time) with lavish costumes and will take place in the intimate setting of the Center Stage Theater. The "best of" excerpts are particularly suitable for young children.

Local student and accomplished dancer, Kailea Hieshima, will lead the cast as Clara. West Coast Ballet will be joined by the dedicated students of the Ellen Schipper Classical Ballet Studio as well as select West Coast Ballet alumni.

Bring your friends and family to join the West Coast Ballet family for this special holiday tradition.

TIMES: Saturday, December 19, at 2:30 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, December 20, at 2:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $16 general, $14 students and seniors, $10 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 seating 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.