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: 2016

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Poster showing several solo dancersJanuary 6 and 7, 2017

Vasily Golovin and Anastasia Banderovskaya present

Dance Fever Winter Showcase

Produced and directed by Dance Fever studio owners Vasily Golovin and Anastasia Banderovskaya. Ballroom dance showcase of kids and adults of all ages. Professional performance by World Champions from Russia and Special Guests from Boston, MA United States National Latin Finalists.

For more information, visit www.sb.dancefeverstudio.com

TIMES: Friday, January 6, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

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

TICKETS: $35 in advance, $40 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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Adderley school logoJanuary 20 and 21, 2017

THE ADDERLEY SCHOOL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS presents

Ruthless

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

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

TIMES: Saturday, January 21, at 1:00 P.M

TIMES: Saturday, January 21, at 4:00 P.M

TIMES: Saturday, January 21, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $33 VIP, $23 general, $18 children, $18 groups of 10 or more for a single performance

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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drawing of a man laughingJanuary 22 and 23, 2017

Speaking of Stories presents

Nothing But Laughs

Speaking of Stories begins its season with a performance of fun, silly and downright hilarious stories. Great stories performed by talented actors creating a wonderful fun performance, the perfect way to start the new year. Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk! (all stories and readers subject to change.)

Meredith Baxter reading “Matches” by Anne Lamott
Michael Bernard reading “Love Poems” by Michael Bernard
Tom Hinshaw reading “The Foosball Championship of the Whole Entire Universe” by Simon Rich
Devin Scott reading “Manliness Manifesto” by Dave Barry
Sylvia Short reading “The Catalogical Imperative” by Anne Fadiman
Dillon Yuhasz reading a surprise anonymous story

TIMES: Sunday, January 22, at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES: Monday, January 23, 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 Friday, January 20)

Other than A Level season subscribers, 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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logotypeJanuary 28 and 29, 2017

PlayFest Santa Barbara presents

New Play Festival 2017

PlayFest Santa Barbara presents its 5th annual festival of new plays, joining forces with DramaDogs, Dramatic Women, and Speaking of Stories. The festival is a celebration of new plays, including readings of plays by playwrights from Santa Barbara and beyond. Festival passes are available for admission to all events, or individual tickets can be purchased for each event in advance or at the door. Pre-sale tickets for all events are available through the Center Stage Theater box office. Tickets also available at the door for all events except the closing reception.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Saturday, January 28

10:00 A.M. DRAMATIC WOMEN & SPEAKING OF STORIES PRESENT
Breakfast with Smartasses
5 Sassy plays by 5 sassy female writers
$20 general, $15 students and military

1:30 P.M. PlayFest Santa Barbara presents
DramaDogs Workshop: Physicalizing the Text
Led by E. Bonnie Lewis & Ken Gilbert
$10 Participant, $7 Student, $7 Observer
 

7:30 P.M. PlayFest Santa Barbara presents
The Last of the Daytons
by Diane Grant
$20 general, $15 students and military

 

Sunday, January 29

10:30 A.M. PlayFest Santa Barbara presents
Playwrights Panel
$10 general, Students with ID free

12:30 P.M. PlayFest Santa Barbara presents
Artist and Donors Reception

Festival Artists/Donors ($100 and above)/sponsors
Festival Play Pass Gold and Platinum Ticket holders
Tickets NOT available for walk-up purchase to reception

Festival Play Pass $53
Admission and priority seating at all festival events except the closing reception

Gold Festival Play Pass $103
Admission and priority seating at all festival events, including the closing reception

Platinum Festival Play Pass $503
Admission and priority seating at all festival events, including the closing reception and a signed script for The Last of the Daytons and dinner for two with The Last of the Daytons Director at a date/time TBA

TIMES: See listings below for individual shows

TICKETS: For individual shows, see listings below. Festival Play Pass $53, Gold Festival Play Pass $103, Platinum Festival Play Pass $503.

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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LogotypeJanuary 28, 2017

Dramatic Women and Speaking of Stories present

Breakfast with Smartasses

Five Sassy plays by five sassy female writers

Dramatic Women and Speaking of Stories join forces to present readings of five sassy new plays by Ellen Anderson, Tania Israel, Brooke Mackenzie, Shannon Noel and Chelsea Sutton. The readings will be performed by an ensemble of Blake Benlan, Tania Israel, Laurel Lyle, Rick Mokler, Brooke Mackenzie and Shannon Noel. The performance will include a special (and absolutely smartassy) musical number by Stacie Burrows. Following the readings enjoy breakfast goodies, a mimosa and a chat with the playwrights and artistic team. Part of the 5th annual Santa Barbara PlayFest New Play Festival.

The Human Library by Ellen Anderson
For Agnes by Tania Israel
Run by Brooke Mackenzie
3-Year Bitch by Shannon Noel
The Grocery Story by Chelsea Sutton

TIMES: Saturday, January 28, at 10:00 A.M.

TICKETS: $20 general, $15 students and military

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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LogotypeJanuary 28, 2017

PLAYFEST SANTA BARBARA PRESENTS

DRAMADOGS WORKSHOP: PHYSICALIZING THE TEXT

Led by E. Bonnie Lewis & Ken Gilbert

TIMES: Saturday, January 28, at 1:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $10 participant, $7 student, $7 observer

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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LogotypeJanuary 28, 2017

PLAYFEST SANTA BARBARA PRESENTS

THE LAST OF THE DAYTONS

By Diane Grant
A staged reading directed by R. Michael Gros

The Last of the Daytons is about the universal human longing for family. It's also about how one incident can define and change a person's life forever. At first glance, Melina and Bob, Jodie and Devon might not be seen as "normal." Not that many people talk to invisible friends, escape from hospitals in their pajamas, or collect epitaphs. Not too many seventeen year old boys wear their Mother's bustiers. However, what these characters have found are various ways to cope with the past. All, except Devon, have put it into storage. Devon posts a message on LostRelatives.com; Bastard son searching for George Remington Dayton, and finds his uncle Matthew, who has been looking for him. Matthew, the seemingly normal one, brings everything into the open, and changes everybody. The family needs him, but in the end, he needs it more.

TIMES: Saturday, January 28, at 7:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general, $15 students and military

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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LogotypeJanuary 29, 2017

PLAYFEST SANTA BARBARA PRESENTS

Playwrights Panel

TIMES: Sunday, January 29, at 10:30 A.M.

TICKETS: $10 general, students with ID 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 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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LogotypeFebruary 3, 2017

Vickie Scott PRESENTS

Wood Boy Dog Fish

Following an acclaimed 2015 premiere in Los Angeles, Rogue Artists Ensemble brings back its wildly original play Wood Boy Dog Fish in a special one-night-only staged reading that will debut new musical selections and revisions to the original script. 
In this modern macabre retelling of Carlo Collodi’s The Adventures of Pinocchio, the cricket is killed, Blue haunts us all, and the legendary Dogfish monster preys on our greatest fears in the tumbledown tourist trap amusement park of Shoreside, where a little wooden puppet comes to life at the hands of the wood-maker Geppetto.

Proclaimed as a “breathtaking feat of theater” by the LA Times, Wood Boy Dog Fish was nominated for six Stage Raw Awards and three Ovation Awards, including an Honorary Ovation in Puppetry Design.
The reading will be followed by a reception and then a panel discussion with the design team about the evolution of this unique piece of theater, including stills and video from the original production.
Rogue Artists Ensemble differs from other theater companies in that it’s run by a collective of multi-disciplinary artists and designers rather than by actors, writers, or directors. By combining ancient storytelling techniques (music, dance, masks, puppetry) with modern technology (digital media, special effects, and theatrical illusions), the Rogues cultivate a unique style of live performance unlike any other. They define the combined use of these and other underrepresented art forms as Hyper-theater. Since 2002, the Rogues have created over a dozen original new works and collaborated with hundreds of artists and community members.

“FUN! FUN! FUN! Dark, adult, some violence, some twisted perspectives, yes, but thoroughly entertaining every minute, cannot wait to go back to see it again.” —Colorado Boulevard

“AN UNPARALLELED THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE… unlike anything I have ever seen… astonishingly ambitious… The climactic scene that takes place in a carnival ride is 3D enhanced, creating yet another thrilling dimension to an already extraordinary effort” —Paul Myrvold’s Theatre Notes

“SUBLIMELY DARK, FREAKY AND CONTEMPORARY… a hauntingly quirky show that serves to elevate live theatre by offering an immersive sensory live theatre experience while pushing the boundaries of modern story telling.” —Ryan Luevano, Tin Pan LA

TIMES: Friday, February 3, at 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $15 general, $10 students and military

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 with logotypeFebruary 11, 2017

DANCEFORMATIONAL PRODUCTIONS presents

Colors of Love

Dancing, Singing, Romance & Culture

Colors of Love is a Valentine Dance Show featuring professional dancers and singers, together they blend their unique talents into a powerful expression of human experience. Join us for an unforgettable celebration of love with local and LA dancers and singers ranging from Latin, Salsa, Burlesque to Argentine Tango and more. Indulge your senses, heart and ears with the delicious magic of dance and live music in the style of Lara Fabian, Andrea Bocelli, Barbara Streisand and more.

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

TICKETS: $30 General (in advance), $35 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 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 with logotypeFebruary 16 through 19, 2017

Nebula dance Lab presents

HH11 Dance Festival

Presented by Nebula Dance Lab, HH11 Dance Festival is an annual dance festival in its 3rd year, showcasing 37 works within three unique shows, plus 5 additional performances featured at the Thursday Festival welcome reception including the Apogee Awards honoring Dance Education & Youth. HH11 strives to bring together international & national artists both emerging and established in three professional-quality performances.  Each show is unique featuring a diverse representation of professional dance works. Styles featured this year include contemporary ballet, jazz, tap, modern, classic indian, and new this year hip-hop/street style. Don't miss any of these amazing performances!

Thursday February 16th - Welcome Reception/Apogee Awards
Free to the Public. An evening kicking off the HHII Festival, highlighting and honoring Dance Education & Youth. The Apogee Awards revamped for 2017 will honor dance professionals dedicating their lives to educating the next generation of artists. The awards will also highlight and honor one youth artist with the first ever scholarship by the Apogee Award program.
Throughout the evening you will be treated to performances by several youth companies as well as professional dance artists. Featured performances include: 
State Street Ballet Young Dancers, Santa Barbara
The Dance Network, Teen Dance Company, Santa Barbara
Watson Dance, Los Angeles
Panther Dance Company, Peabody Charter School, SB
Allan Hancock College Dance Company, SM

Join us as we celebrate Dance Education & Youth!

Friday February 17th
Santa Barbara City College Dance Company [SB]; Until East Meets West by Shelby Lynn Joyce
Alyssa Casey [WA]; Squatch!
Lyndsay Lewis [WI]; this digging reminds you
Shieldwall Dance Company [LA]; 5 Women With Big Balls
Peter & Co. [SF]; Interstice
Nebula Dance Lab [SB]; Rogue Planets by Meredith Cabaniss
Robin Bisio Films [SB]; Aphrodite's Wave
R.ED - Rhapsody En Dance [NY]; SPEAK
FUSE Dance Company [LA]; Pictoral Maxim
Kelli Forman [SB];  Imprints
Shieldwall Dance Company [LA]; Bells for the Blind
FELEDI Project [Budapest, Hungary]; Idők folyamán / In the Course of Time


Saturday February 18th
Santa Barbara City College Dance Company [SB]; We Are Made of Stars by Weslie Ching
The Dance Network [SB];  Bumble Rumble
Peter & Co. [SF]; Transverse Course
Kiruthika Rathanaswami [Canada]; Thillana
Eternity Dance Theatre Company [LA]; Sankofa
Hannah Ruth Brothers [SB]; Movin for Miles
Irishia Hubbard [LA]; Driven by the Bass
Robin Conrad [LA]; We became by the way of loss
Jessica Kondrath | THE MOVEMENT [LB]; Feed the Material Back Out of the Machine
The Dance Network [SB]; Slumber Party
Project 21 Dance [LA]; A Matter of Time
SELAH Dance Collective [SB]; Endgame
Kelli Forman [SB]; Imprints
Weslie Ching Dance [SB}; The Enterity of Us

Sunday February 19th
FUSE Dance Company [LA]; White Lies
Robin Conrad [LA]; T(w)o Still Becoming
Ashley Kohler Reynolds [SB]; Here Again
Santa Ana College Dance [Orange, CA]; outLook by Leann Alduenda
SOULSkin Dance Company [Fairfax, CA]; Rock Steady - An excerpt from A Pop Culture Journey Part 2: From Funk to Punk
Carisa Carroll [SB];Sticks & Stones
Mauricio Vera [SB]; Dear Childhood...
re|Dance Group [IL]; The Mysterious Disappearance of the Second Youngest Sister
ArtBark International [SB]; What’s the Solution? 
Alyssa Mitchel (SF); Reroute
Santa Barbara City College Dance Company [SB]; passing, pausa, gap by dannah bella
Irishia Hubbard [LA]; Sacred Matters

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, a complimentary beverage, and the opportunity to personally select and reserve your seat prior to the show [early VIP entry is half hour prior to showtime, General entry is 15 minutes prior to showtime].

"HHII Dance Festival reaches for the stars..." The Santa Barbara Independent
"International & National artists under one roof, three unique performances, 30+ dance works, across three days...exhilarating"  Devyn Duex, Founder/Artistic Director | Nebula Dance Lab
"Galaxy of Dance: HHII Dance Fest promises three days of new and recent work" Santa Barbara News-Press

February 16th Evening Reception &Apogee Awards honoring Dance Education & Youth 7pm [Tickets for this performance are free, however donations to help defer the costs of the show are encouraged and deeply appreciated. You can purchase a regular ticket instead of the comp ticket, or add a donation when you get your ticket in person or online, and mention that you would like the donation to go to Nebula Dance. If you are purchasing online you can leave this note in the comment section. THANKS!]

TIMES: Thursday, February 16, at 7:00 P.M. SOLD OUT
TIMES: Friday, February 17, at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: Saturday, February 18, at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: Sunday, February 19, at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $23 general, $16 student, $55 Festival Pass, $65 VIP Festival Pass (includes preferred seating, and complimentary beverage at each performance)

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 with logotypeFebruary 23, 2017

KCRW,  PACIFIC STANDARD MAGAZINE & HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH present

KCRW Live – The Human Face of Drought

In partnership with Pacific Standard Magazine and Human Rights Watch A live broadcast hosted by KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian

In a one-hour, live broadcast conversation between investigative reporters, human rights practitioners and environment academics, we will explore the human face of climate change on a global level as well as the very real human consequences of drought on our own California doorstep, and consider the steps we might take towards responding to the symptoms of a warming world. The discussion, moderated by KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian, will be followed by a brief question/answer session.

Nathan Halverson is an Emmy Award-winning reporter and producer for Reveal at the Center for Investigative Reporting. He covers business and finance with a current emphasis on the global food and water system. He was the principal reporter on Reveal’s award-winning coverage of Beijing’s involvement in the takeover of America’s largest pork company, Smithfield Foods. His food and water reporting has taken him to Venezuela, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the deserts of Arizona, where Saudi Arabia has tapped into ancient aquifers to grow hay to ship back to Riyadh. His most recent coverage has focused on why world powers are concerned that water shortages could result in regional instability.

Katharina Rall is a Researcher with the Health and Human Rights Division at Human Rights Watch where her current work is focusing on human rights violations in the context of climate change and environmental health. She also researches economic, social and cultural rights more broadly with the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University School of Law. Her experience prior to joining HRW includes collaborating with human rights lawyers and communities affected by extractive industries in Haiti, the protection of human rights defenders in the Inter-American human rights system, litigation and advocacy seeking accountability from the U.N. for its role in Haiti’s cholera outbreak, and advising members of the German Parliament on human rights and international law issues. Katharina holds a law degree from the University of Goettingen School of Law and graduated from New York University School of Law with an LL.M in International Legal Studies. Katharina speaks English, German, French, Spanish, and some Haitian Creole.

Jim Salzman is the Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law with joint appointments at the Bren School and the UCLA Law School. In more than eight books and eighty articles and book chapters, his broad-ranging scholarship has addressed topics spanning drinking water, trade and environment conflicts, policy instrument design, and the legal and institutional issues in creating markets for ecosystem services.He frequently appears as a media commentator and has lectured on environmental policy on every continent except Antarctica. Active in high-level government policy debates, he serves on both the National Drinking Water Advisory Council and the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee. He has served as a visiting law professor at Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, and Yale as well as at universities in Australia, China, Israel, Italy, Portugal, and Sweden. His most recent book, Drinking Water: A History, was praised as a “Recommended Read” by Scientific American and is in its third printing.

There will be a pre-discussion reception on the patio beginning at 6:00, the theater will open for seating at 6:30 and the discussion and live broadcast will begin promptly at 7:00. To RSVP, visit KCRW at www.kcrw.com
*Please note that your RSVP does not guarantee admission. Seating will be first-come, first-served.

TIMES: Thursday, February 23, at 7:00 P.M., Reception at 6:00 P.M.

TICKETS: Free admission

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 with logotypeFebruary 24, 2017

Endowment For Youth Committee, Jordon Killebrew & Pastor David Moore present

EYC Black History Month Celebration Tribute to Maya Angelou

Directed by: Cliff Lambert

Endowment For Youth Committee (EYC) is presenting to the Santa Barbara Community at large a Tribute to Maya Angelou. A depiction of some of her works (poetry) that speaks to the issues of: Race, inclusion, inequality, Freedom and Justice. The Tribute to Maya Angelou will be a poetry reading contest for Santa Barbara County High School Students to compete for $1,000.00 in cash prizes. Students must memorize and present one of the following poems: Still I Rise, Human Family, The Bird Cage Sings, Equality and Phenomenal Women.

TIMES: Friday, February 24, at 6:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: Free admission

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 with logotypeFebruary 26 through March 1, 2017

Speaking of Stories presents

Personal Stories III

An eclectic collection of original first person true stories performed by their authors. The performances range from scripted readings to storytelling. Stories of love, family, loss and adventure, lots of adventures. Everything from refugees fleeing Vietnam to a “commando” trip to an ex’s wedding, your Santa Barbara neighbors have some wonderful stories to share! Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk!

Bill One:
Sunday, February 26 at 2:00 P.M.
Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 P.M.

Deborah Bertling reading Christmas on the 405
Deborah Donohue reading Twenty-Two Weeks
Beverlye Hyman Fead reading Paths We Have Taken
Nancy Gutfreund reading Elemental Differences: The Opera Singer and Auschwitz
Perie Longo reading Resurrecting My Husband's First Wife
Julia McHugh reading The Name Game
Adele Menichella reading Reliable Messenger
Maureen Murdock reading Tinkertoy Windmills
Fred Nadis reading Flight of the Bumblebee
Tam Trinh reading The Great Escape

Bill Two:
Monday, February 27 at 7:30 P.M.
Wednesday, March 1 at 7:30 P.M.

Carolyn Butcher reading Commando Spider Complications
Holly Doden reading The Morning
Gary James reading Well-Hung Walls
Susan Keller reading Games People Play
Peggy Lamb reading Big Agnes
Elaine Lopez reading Escape
Kathy Marden reading What a Shame
Lance Mason reading Getting it Back
Pauline Brand Nelson reading How Checkbooks Work
Kelly Samuels reading I am Here

TIMES: Sunday, February 26, at 2:00 P.M. (BILL ONE)
TIMES: Monday, February 27, at 7:30 P.M. (BILL TWO)
TIMES: Tuesday, February 28, at 7:30 P.M. (BILL ONE)
TIMES: Wednesday, March 1, at 7:30 P.M. (BILL TWO)

TICKETS: $28 general, $18 students and military, $18 Early Bird Special (Sunday matinee and Wednesday night only, must be purchased by Friday, February 24)
$20 for 2nd bill (If you purchased a ticket for one bill and would like to go to the other you may purchase a discounted ticket. Please call the box office to arrange)

Other than A Level season subscribers, 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 with logotypeMarch 4 through 11, 2017

Santa Barbara Dance Arts presents

Configuration 2017

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 also see our award winning Competition Team, choreography by local favorite Brittany Sandoval, Director Alana Tillim is excited to present a “The Blue Light Between Us” a commentary on our phones and social media. Fresh from NYC, Lauren Serrano’s award winning “Stop The Hate” is a tribute to the victims of the PULSE Orlando shooting. Unique to this production, student work shares the stage with professional choreographers; carefully selected nurtured by professional mentors while they compete for a $250 cash prize courtesy of American Riviera Bank will be awarded at the opening evening performance. Patron VIP seating available at all shows.

TIMES: Saturday, March 4, at 7:00 P.M.
TIMES: Sunday, March 5, at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES: Friday, March 10, at 7:00 P.M.
TIMES: Saturday, March 11, at 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, March 11, at 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $53 patron, $22 general, $15 Student (matinees only)
TICKETS: Pricing above includes a $3.00/ticket surcharge assessed by the theatre. Additional fees apply for online purchases.

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 with logotypeMarch 18, 2017

Instant Karma Improv Comedy presents

Spontaneous Broadway

The amazing and hilarious Improvised Broadway Musical!

Featuring Maestro Richard Allen and Instant Karma and Friends.

Watch as Instant Karma and the hilarious Ventura Improv Company create musical magic before your eyes.
It’s song, It’s music, It’s comedy. It’s a great evening out!

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

TICKETS: $18 general, $15 student
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 with logotypeMarch 25, 2017

A Mariano Silva Production, www.Dance805.com presents

Experience the Magic of Brazil

A Folkloric Performance Showcase Featuring the Bahia Magia Dance Co.

Let your imagination take you on an adventure as the magic of Brazil comes to life just before your eyes in the breathtaking performances by the Bahia Magia Dance Company – A Mariano Silva Production. In vivid celebration of the rich history of Brazilian culture the Bahia Magia Dance Company’s performances include acrobatic Capoeira demonstrations, live Brazilian percussion and drumming ensemble, Orixa dances, traditional African Brazilian dances, stick fight dance of resistance and contemporary African Brazilian dance pieces which will weave together the many components of Brazilian culture. These whirling, magical performances will have your heart beating to the drum and have you out of your seats as performers will be leaping across the stage in these feet stomping, skirt twirling and body soaring pieces. This don’t want to miss performance will only be occurring on the Saturday March 25th matinee and evening shows. Purchase your tickets today to guarantee an unforgettable evening of culture, music, history and of course magic!

After each showing there will be a reception where delectable Brazilian cuisine and beverages will be for purchase on the veranda.

More information at www.Dance805.com

TIMES: Saturday, March 25, at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES: Saturday, March 25, at 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $35 general, $20 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 with Twilight Zone logotypeMarch 26 and 27, 2017

Speaking of Stories presents

Tales from the Twilight Zone

Stories that inspired episodes on the iconic Twilight Zone television show, and a special bonus treat by Santa Barbara’s own Susan Chiavelli. Be ready for some fun twists, turns and surprises. Fans of the show will recall that you never quite know where a Twilight Zone adventure might take you! (all stories and readers subject to change.)

Howard Cohen reading One for the Angels by Anne Serling-Sutton
Michele Hunter reading Nightmare at 2000 Feet by Richard Matheson
Tony Miratti reading Time Enough At Last by Lynn A. Venable
Jenna Scanlon reading After the Monkey Speaks: A Midcentury Tale by Susan Chiavelli

TIMES: Sunday, March 26, at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES: Monday, March 27, 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 Friday, March 24)

Other than A Level season subscribers, 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 with Twilight Zone logotype March 31 and April 1, 2017

Nebula Dance Lab presents

endgame

by Selah Dance Collective/Meredith Cabaniss

A must see evening of dance featuring guest performance by companies across the US. 
For their third Santa Barbara production, Meredith Cabaniss/selah dance collective teams up with Nebula Dance Lab to bring together young, emerging artists from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and New York to create an exhilarating evening of innovative dance work. Part of a larger exchange of movement and production ideas from coast to coast, this radical evening will show eight new works. Guest companies include Hannah Ruth Brothers (SB), Smashworks Dance (NY), Bones Movement (SF) and Novus Dance Project (LA). 
Featured work Endgame, by Meredith Cabaniss/selah dance collective, is an evening-length work that explores the fluid balance of reality and illusion as expressed by the continual reconciliation of what we wish and what we know. Inspired by Samuel Beckett’s play of the same name as well as the work of Marcel Duchamp and other artists of the 1913 Armory Show, this piece creates a world where the usable becomes unusable, the obvious is suspicious, and reality is questioned. An ambitious creative endeavor in the company’s third season, Endgame comes to life through emotional rawness, physical exertion, and fast-paced non-linear narrative.

TIMES: Friday, March 31, at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: Saturday, April 1, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $23 general, $16 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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Poster with logotypeApril 8, 2017

Santa Barbara FestivalBallet presents

Ballet in Bloom

Aimee Lopez, Artistic Director

Enjoy an evening of dance with Santa Barbara Festival Ballet's Spring repertoire concert, Ballet In Bloom. The evening will include the essence of classical ballet with excerpts from the Paquita Grand Pas Classique, first staged by Marius Petipa in 1881. Leaping from the 1800's to today, the performance will showcase the company's diversity and will include the debut of Valerie Huston's Emboité and Brooke Melton's haunting contemporary work As If Heading Nowhere. There will be a special guest performance from the UCSB dance company and a sneak peek at SBFB's new story book ballet, The Tales of Beatrix Potter. Two performances only. Don't miss it.

TIMES: Saturday, April 8, at 3:00 P.M.
TIMES: Saturday, April 8, at 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $28 general, $22 students and seniors, $20 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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Poster with Twilight Zone logotype April 9, 2017

Inspire Dance Santa Barbara presents

Peter Pan

A Storybook Ballet

Fun for all ages!

Join student Performing Groups from Inspire Dance Santa Barbara for a magical telling of Peter Pan on April 9th at 4pm and 6 pm. See the characters from your favorite fairytale come to life through dance, acting and costume. Performers will be sure to warm your heart and bring a smile to your face as they fly to Never Never Land. Save a seat for your favorite Fairytale. Audience members ages 2 1/2 to Adult welcome. Performance time 35 minutes. More information? Email: info@inspiredancesb.com.

TIMES: Sunday, April 9, at 4:00 P.M.
TIMES: Sunday, April 9, at 6:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $18 general, $15 students and seniors, $12 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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Poster with Twilight Zone logotypeApril 13 and 15, 2017

DogStar Theater Company presents

Last Train to Nibroc

by Arlene Hutton

Directed by Nita Davanzo

Starring Justin Davanzo and Ming Lauren Holden

A funny and touching portrait of two people searching for happiness amidst a time of anxiety and change.

"…a gently charming little play set in the 1940s, reminiscent of Thornton Wilder in its look at rustic Americans who are to be treasured for their simplicity and directness…" —Associated Press.
"NIBROC's jokes are funny and its couple endearing because their emotional struggles ring true." —Time Out NY.
"…a blissfully sweet romantic play quite unlike the typical fare offered in theatres these days." —NYTheatre.com.
"A character study that has originality and charm…Hutton's attention to detail (in character and period) plus her wonderfully authentic ear augurs well for her plays to come." —BackStage.
"It is beautifully written…Every line is a heartbeat." —Financial Times.

TIMES: Thursday, April 13 at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TIMES: Saturday, April 15, at 3:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, April 15 at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $28 general, $23 student

 

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 with Twilight Zone logotype April 14, 2017

The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Babara presents

3rd Annual Tastemakers Conference:

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life

Keynote Presentation by Sharon Louden, artist and editor of The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life,and Hrag Vartanian, critic, curator, editor-in-chief, and co-founder of Hyperallergic.

Calling all creative professionals and students! Join the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) for a dynamic evening of learning, sharing, and networking. The 3rd Annual Tastemakers Conference will feature a keynote presentation by Sharon Louden, artist and editor of The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life,and Hrag Vartanian, critic, curator, editor-in-chief, and co-founder of Hyperallergic. The conversation will explore models of sustainability for creative producers and the keys to sustaining a creative life with a focus on the role of the creative in our community. The speakers will then lead an interactive workshop and participate in a question and answer period with conference attendees, followed by a book signing and networking reception. Copies of The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life will be available for purchase.

MCASB’s Tastemakers Conference is an effort to deepen the Museum’s role as a resource for the creative community in the Tri-County region, nurturing new ideas and inspiring creativity through meaningful engagement with the art of our time.

Special thanks to the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation and the Santa Barbara County Office of Art & Culture.

For more information visit: hragvartanian.com and livesustain.org

TIMES: Friday, April 14, at 5:30 P.M.

TICKETS: Free Admission, Space is limited, so RSVP here

 

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 with logtype and crowd sceneApril 23 and 24, 2017

Speaking of Stories presents

Voices of Tomorrow

Stories from some of today’s best young and emerging authors. (all stories and readers subject to change.)

John Brindle reading The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu
Pamela Dillman Haskell reading Landline by Chris Winn
Paisley Forster-Saunders reading Potato and the Wax by Chelsea Sutton
Anne Guynn reading Don't Worry Baby by Benjamin Hale

TIMES: Sunday, April 23, at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES: Monday, April 24, 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 Friday, April 21)

Other than A Level season subscribers, 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.