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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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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Image of a record album with headphonesApril 26 through 30, 2017

Out of the Box Theatre Company presents

High Fidelity

Music by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, Bring It On The Musical, If/Then)

Lyrics by Amanda Green (Bring It On The Musical, Hands on a Hardbody)

Book by David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Shrek the Musical, Good People)

Meet Rob Gordon, a thirty-something, indie record store owner who knows everything there is to know about music but nothing about how to have a mature, functional relationship. Based on the popular novel by Nick Hornby (and the 2000 film featuring John Cusack), High Fidelity follows Rob on an introspective evaluation of his life and lost loves though an original rock and roll score that's peppered with musical references to some of the great rock and pop artists of our time.

NOTE: This production contains mature content and language.

TIMES: Wednesday April 26, at 8:00 P.M.

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

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

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

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

TICKETS: $28 general, $18 student 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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Poster with logtype and crowd sceneMay 5 and 7, 2017

Good Egg Productions PRESENTS

One Good Egg

A Bold, Brave and Funny One Woman Show "It will crack you up... and crack you open!"

Elaine Gale, writer and performer
Rod Lathim, director
Patricia L. Frank, scenic and lighting design
Lydia Violet, original music

A compassionate, enlightening journey of weeding through the mess of life and discovering love, new beginnings, finding home and creating a family. This illuminating work is powerful but balanced with humor and promises to inspire audiences.

Ultimately, ONE GOOD EGG is a universal story of how we make sense of our lives, move through challenges, and maintain hope, love, gratitude and a sense of humor.

What people are saying about ONE GOOD EGG:

I was blown away by your performance of One Good Egg. Raw. Honest. Heavy topics without feeling heavy. Uplifting. Touching. Hilarious. Brilliant. These are just some of the adjectives that come to mind.  I think your story is so poignant and beautifully told and important to help others better understand themselves through your journey. —Brian N.

Incredible!! I’m still beaming from it. Elaine, wow!!! Just wow. You rippled tremors of love and healing through the entire planet! —Annie F.

Your piece moved me to my core. The raw beauty and vulnerability you were able to capture that touched my soul. Witnessing someone in pure authenticity is magic. You were and are incredibly beautiful and powerful. Thank you for being such an inspiration and illuminating my path that much more for me. Thank you so much for coming alive, it’s such an invitation for me to do the same. —Erika S.

I want you all to know that this show was amazing—so professional! —easily as amazing as a Mike Birbiglia or other skilled one person show genius out there today. The crowd, laughed, cried, clapped, howled, sang, wolf whistled! DURING the show! —Vanja T.

I am bowled over and speechless at the fearless, beautiful and bold story. —Kristin R.

You must check out the poignant and hilarious performance by Elaine Gale in One Good Egg. I caught the LA debut and we were blown away by her insight-filled truth-telling, and courageous humor. —Gregory M.

The Friday May 5th 7:30 performance is a benefit and VIP reception for Direct Relief Women and Hospice of Santa Barbara. For tickets to this benefit performance please visit www.onegoodeggshow.com

More information at: www.onegoodeggshow.com

TIMES: Friday, May 5, at 7:30 P.M. - (Not Sold Through Center Stage Box Office)
TIMES: Saturday, May 6, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME) SOLD OUT
TIMES: Sunday, May 7, at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES: Sunday, May 7, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $25 general, $20 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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Adderley school logoMay 12 through 20, 2017

Dramatic Women presents

One Night Stands

Seven very quick plays by seven Santa Barbara playwrights
Ellen K. Anderson, Angelica Diaz, Emma-Jane Huerta, Annie Torsiglieri,
Jon Vreeland, Maggie Yates, with Stacie Burrows & Shannon Noel of Mommy Tonk

Lighting & scenic design by Vickie Scott

Directed by Kathy Arevalo, Yassi Jahanmir, Natalie Kellogg, Katie Walker, Kate Williams, Josie Osegueda and Emma-Jane Huerta

Featuring dozens of thrilling actors including Corey Monk, Sydney Poynton, Alex Coleman, Alison Coutts, Alec Fitton, Kyle Fitton, Emma-Jane Huerta, Stacie Burrows, Shannon Noel, Katrina Cleave, Annabell Walker, Nicolas Cristallo, Ivana Cruz, Crystal Groel, Jo Krukowski, Alesha Claveria, TaylorGannon, Brittany Harter and many more!

What’s your pleasure? A searing peek at celebrity?
Grave robber shenanigans? Young sisters torn asunder?
The wackiest bedtime story ever told? A most unusual book club?
Torch songs for bad husbands?  Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia?

We’ll serve you up 7 fresh hot plays with a shot of whiskey on the side.

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

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

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

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

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

TICKETS: $25 general, $20 students and military, $19 early bird special (must be purchased by Thursday, May 11)

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 logoMay 17, 2017

The Las Cumbres Observatory presents

Astronomy Talk Series

With Dr. Amy Mainzer

Dr. Mainzer is the Principal Investigator of NEOWISE, a mission studying asteroids and comets using the reactivated Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer satellite and run from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. She is also the Principal Investigator of the Near Earth Object Camera (NEOCam), a proposed NASA Discovery mission selected for extended Phase A study in January 2017. In 2012, Dr. Mainzer was awarded the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal.

Lecture at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm), followed by a reception with the speaker.
This is a free event, but seating is first come first served so please come early.
We look forward to seeing you there!

TIMES: Wednesday, May 17, at 7:00 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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Adderley school logoMay 16, 20 and 21, 2017

THE ADDERLEY SCHOOL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS presents

Adderley May Workshops

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

TIMES: Tuesday, May 16, at 6:00 P.M

TIMES: Saturday, May 20, at 2:30 P.M

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

TIMES: Sunday, May 21, at 5:30 P.M

TIMES: Sunday, May 21, at 7:00 P.M

TICKETS: $33 VIP, $23 general, $18 children. Group rates available for groups of 10 or more attending a single performance, contact the box office to arrange.

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 logotypeMay 21 and 22, 2017

Speaking of Stories presents

Survivor Stories

Inspirational, funny, poignant and moving stories of overcoming adversity and conquering life’s biggest obstacles. Featuring performances by Emmy award winner Joe Spano, and former Speaking of Stories Artistic Director Karin de la Penha.

Karin de la Penha reading Unmanageable by Lucia Berlin
Faline England reading Silver Water by Amy Bloom
Kathy Marden reading Survival Lessons by Alice Hoffman
Jenny Mercein reading Tumor Humor by Jill Kargman
Joe Spano reading Big Man by Jess Walter

TIMES: Sunday, May 21, at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES: Monday, May 22, 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, May 19)

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 logotypeMay 25, 2017

UCSB Dance Company presents

UCSB Dance Company

Directed by Delila Moseley

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

TICKETS: $23 general, $20 seniors, $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 logotypeMay 26 and 27, 2017

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet presents

Tales From Beatrix Potter

A One Act Ballet

For more information, visit santabarbarafestivalballet.com

TIMES: Friday, May 26, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)
TIMES: Saturday, May 27, at 2:30 P.M.
TIMES: Saturday, May 27, at 6:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general, $15 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 logotypeMay 28, 2017

Inspire Dance Santa Barbara presents

Mother Goose Tales

Join student Performing Groups from Inspire Dance Santa Barbara for a sweet and heart felt telling of your favorite Mother Goose nursery rhymes on May 28th, 2017, at 5 pm. See all of your childhood memories come to life through dance, acting and costume. Performers are aged 6 years to 16 + and welcome your imagination and enthusiasm for an age old tradition of storytelling through movement, mime and music. IDSB Performers will be sure to warm your heart and bring a smile to your face as they enact our childhood favorite nursery rhymes.

For more information contact IDSB at info@inspiredancesb.com or call (0805)770-5295

TIMES: Sunday, May 28 at 5:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $15 general, children (Ages 2.5 years and younger Free - Please call the box office at 805-963-0408 to arrange)
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 logotypeMay 31, 2017

Theater of the Feminine Underground presents

Anima

For more information, visit lisacitore.com

TIMES: Wednesday, May 31, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $22 general, $27 at the door SOLD OUT
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 logotypeJune 3, 2017

The Children's Montessori School presents

Annie Kids

Based on "Little Orphan Annie"

TIMES: Saturday, June 3 at 1:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general, $15 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 logotypeJune 6, 2017

Center Stage Theater presents

Dear Elizabeth

by Sarah Ruhl
A moving, innovative reading Starring Sylvia Short, John Fink, and Meredith Baxter

A play in letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and back again. Based on the compiled letters between poets Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop, Sarah Ruhl expresses the beauty in simple correspondence. Brought to life by reading Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, Ruhl maps the relationship of the two poets from first meeting to an abbreviated affair and the turmoil of their lives in between.  Their correspondence included more than 400 letters shared from shortly after their meeting in 1947 through Lowell’s sudden death from a heart attack in 1977. The play is charming, funny, touching and a beautiful exploration of an enduring friendship.
This reading will be performed by Sylvia Short, John Fink and Meredith Baxter.
The performance is a benefit for Center Stage Theater.  All proceeds will support Center Stage’s general operating fund and Rental Subsidy Grants.  Join us before and after the show for a reception on the patio.

REVIEWS 
"Ms. Ruhl has excerpted [Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop's] long correspondence...with a fine ear for emotional detail and the glistening phrase." - The New York Times
"...the language in the piece often soars, with the writing of even routine missives achieving a, yes, poetic quality... thanks to Dear Elizabeth, [Elizabeth Bishop] and Robert Lowell have come back to affecting life." - Hollywood Reporter
"Ruhl delicately explores, through nothing more than the letters and her own theatrical imagination, the solitude of the artist, the exactitude of the writer’s craft, the balance between confession and privacy and, in the end, why poetry matters." - Variety

TIMES: Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 suggested donation, $150 sponsor (includes 2 tickets and VIP seating)
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 logotypeJune 11, 2017

Inspire Dance Santa Barbara presents

Mother Goose Tales

Join Inspire Dance Santa Barbara's school recital and student Performing Groups for a sweet and heart felt telling of your favorite Mother Goose nursery rhymes on June 11th, 2017, at 5 pm. See all of your childhood memories come to life through dance, acting and costume. Performers are aged 3 years to 16 + and welcome your imagination and enthusiasm for an age old tradition of storytelling through movement, mime and music. IDSB Performers will be sure to warm your heart and bring a smile to your face as they enact our childhood favorite nursery rhymes.

For more information contact IDSB at info@inspiredancesb.com or call (0805)770-5295

TIMES: Sunday, June 11 at 5:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $15 general, children (Ages 2.5 years and younger Free - Please call the box office at 805-963-0408 to arrange)
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 logotypeJune 10 and 16

The Dance with Harout Performance Company presents

Possibilities, Dreams & Actions

The Dance with Harout Performance Company comes back for their third year at Center Stage Theater presenting: Possibilities, Dreams & Actions. Watch these characters live life powerfully as they expand their realm of possibility by taking actions in making their dreams come true. Sometimes all it takes is perceiving the impossible as possible to motivate us to take the actions that will make a dream come true. Come dream with us and see, through dance styles encompassing Hip Hop, Burlesque and Jazz Funk, what could be possible for you in this spectacular and inspiring production of Possibilities, Dreams & Actions!

Special guest performance on Friday, June 16th by the Los Angeles Dance With Harout Performance Company.

TIMES: Saturday, June 10, at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES: Saturday, June 10, at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: Friday, June 16, at 8:00 P.M. SOLD OUT

TICKETS: $30 general, $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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Poster with logotypeJune 21, 2017

Santa Barbara Festival presents

Growing up with Dance

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet's year end performance recital

TIMES: Wednesday, June 21 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 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 logotypeJune 17, 23 and 24, 2017

The Dance Network presents

Series 7

The Dance Network is proud to present its fourth annual studio showcase, Series 7! Our dancers are going for broke to bring you a night of high-energy, diverse, and entertaining performances!

We will present pieces from our studio classes, the Dance Network's professional performance companies, and guest dancers from our community. The evening will include tap, hip hop, jazz, contemporary, break dancing, and more from dancers ranging in ages 2 to almost 80!

Our talented choreographers this year are Meredith Cabaniss, Lauren Hovey, Karyn Laver, Colleen Mayer, Emma Neumann, Deja Re, Daniel Rojo, Grace Salsido, Hector Sanchez, Bethany Sutherland, and Kyle Ybarra. Our dance family is looking forward to a fun night with all of you!

TIMES: Saturday, June 17 at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)
TIMES: Friday, June 23, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)
TIMES: Saturday, June 24, 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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Poster with logotypeJune 30 and July 1, 2017

Momentum Dance Company presents

Momentum Dance Company
Summer Concert

Betsy Woyach, owner/director of Momentum Dance Company, is proud to bring you our first ever Summer Concert!
Three seasons strong of training Santa Barbara's finest dancers, MDC is back to close out an award winning season by bringing their competitive dances to our community!
The recreational dancers and competitive dance companies of MDC light up the Stage to perform their highly decorated competitive pieces and studio taught recreational dances in this 90 minute family friendly dance show. Dazzle in the upbeat arrangement of solos, duets, trios, small and large groups in all styles of dance including Hip Hop, Tap and Contemporary.

Betsy Woyach, director, teacher and choreographer of Momentum, prides herself on "keeping the fun" in dance. Dancers age 6-21 will keep you inspired and movin' in your seats as you enjoy each and every piece in this one-weekend show!

Performers include the 2016-2017 Competitive Dance Companies: Junior Company, Teen Company, Senior Company and Pro Company as well as Recreational dancers of Momentum. Choreography by Betsy Woyach, Kelly Marshall, Whitney Duggins, Kylie Transki and Pablo Gatica.

More info at www.MomentumDanceSB.com

TIMES: Friday, June 30, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)
TIMES: Saturday, July 1, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $20 general, $30 VIP
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 logotypeJuly 6, 2017

Weslie Ching presents

CRIT: Summer '17

Attention long-time performing arts aficionados and curious newbies:
Join us for a FREE informal showing of new works and works-in-progress by local choreographers Weslie Ching, Shelby Lynn Joyce, and Briana Markovitch followed by an audience critique moderated be Melanie Bales.

Come check out some new work and let us know your reaction! We'll keep it short, easy, and fun.

TIMES: Thursday, July 6 at 7:30 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 logotypeJuly 8, 2017

Goleta School of Ballet presents

Peter and the Wolf

And Selected Works

Peter and the Wolf takes place in the meadow surrounding Peter’s house. Despite his Grandfather’s warnings of the dangers of wolves, Peter and his friends, a Bird, a Cat and a Duck, go into the meadow to play. Then a Wolf does come out of the forest. Peter is the hero of the day with his 3 friends in tow!

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

TICKETS: $20 general, $15 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 logotypeJuly 13, 2017

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet presents

Once Upon a Time...

A Ballet Based Upon Children's Fairy Tales

TIMES: Thursday, July 13 at 2:30 P.M.

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 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 logotypeJuly 15 and 16, 2017

Spotlight Productions presents

Rent

Student directed, cast, and produced

Spotlight Productions is a non-profit organization that supports young aspiring artists giving them a place to work on their craft, express themselves freely and gain experiences beyond just performing. Jessica Kurtzman, 23, and Ryan Evans, 20, both Santa Barbara natives, have collectively been part of the theater and dance communities of Santa Barbara for over 20 years. They have grown from performers to producers, directors and choreographers in this time, and have had the mentorship of many adults they respect over the years. Now they are ready to take on the role of mentoring others. The cast includes both high school and colleges students, with the majority participating in the Santa Barbara Theater community for most of their lives. It includes students from the local high schools—SBHS, SMHS and DPHS and from colleges such as UCSB and NYU: Tisch. The Spotlight team is thrilled to be performing RENT at Center Stage.

More info at: Facebook and generosity.com

TIMES: Saturday, July 15 at 7:00 P.M. SOLD OUT
TIMES:
Sunday, July 16, at 2:00 P.M. SOLD OUT
TIMES:
Sunday, July 16, at 7:00 P.M. SOLD OUT

TICKETS: $20 general, $50 VIP
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 cancan dancerJuly 15 and 16, 2017

CENTER STAGE THEATER & SPEAKING OF STORIES presents

THE 29TH ANNUAL
SANTA BARBARA
FRENCH FESTIVAL

The Santa Barbara French Festival returns to Oak Park July 15 and 16 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 Canine Cavalcade! 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. 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 29th Annual Santa Barbara French Festival Saturday and Sunday July 15 and 17, 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, July 15, from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, July 16, from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: Admission is free!

 

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Poster with logotypeJuly 20, 2017

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 20, at 6:00 P.M.

TIMES Thursday, July 20, at 8:00 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 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 logotypeJuly 27, 2017

The Adderley School presents

Adderley July Workshops 2

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

TIMES: Thursday, July 27, at 5:00 P.M.

TIMES Thursday, July 27, 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 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 logotypeJuly 29, 2017

Santa Barbara Centre for Aerial Dance presents

Student Narratives

“One of the most ambitious performing arts projects ever to launch in Santa Barbara.” –Santa Barbara Independent

From aerial dance theory to technical application, students of the Santa Barbara Center for Aerial Dance’s 2017 Summer Intensives program debut three collective works highlighting their creative exploration of contemporary movement from the ground, up! Working in apparatus duets that include aerial fabrics, single-point trapeze, and cotton corde, dancers will explore relational concepts (with the apparatus; with other dancers; with themselves) and how they might influence physical aspirations and limitations. Join us for an afternoon of inspired flight at the intersection of athleticism and kinetic poetry, where eleven young artists share the fruits of their summer labor to bring you flight-bound dance from a decidedly contemporary point of view. Under the direction of Ninette Paloma with choreography by Serra Benson, Naphtali Bollenbaugh, Amelie Funk, Rachna Hailey, Lydia Johnson, Kara Le, Lucia Metcalf, Olivia Powell, Eleanor Simon, Skyler Storm, and Emily Stratton.

More information at www.sbaerial.com

TIMES: Saturday, July 29, at 2:00 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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Poster with logotypeJuly 30, 2017

Street lamp Productions presents

Luminosity: Better Together

Street Lamp Productions is a new non-profit organization that teams up with local boutiques to create a fashion show that will inspire & bring the community together.
100% of profit from this fashion show will go to Planned Parenthood.

Dress Formal
Ticket includes one raffle ticket & after party.

TIMES: Sunday, July 30 at 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $15 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 with logotypeAugust 9, 2017

Las Cumbres Observatory presents

The Spinning Sun, the Twirling Stars

With Dr. Tim Brown

We are pleased that our own Dr. Tim Brown of Las Cumbres Observatory will be speaking at our event in August! Dr. Tim Brown is Principal Scientist at LCO and Adjunct Professor with the Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy (CASA) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Before joining LCO, he spent over 25 years with the High Altitude Observatory, a division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and was concurrently an Adjoint Professor in the department of Astrophysical, Planetary, and Atmospheric Sciences, at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In 2016, Dr. Brown was awarded the prestigious James Craig Watson Medal for Astronomy by the National Academy of Sciences. The Academy awarded him this honor for “his visionary scientific and technical advancements that have been critical to the fields of helioseismology, asteroseismology, and the emerging field of spectroscopy of transiting exoplanets, and for his critical role in helping a new generation of scientists and facilities to succeed.”

The Spinning Sun, The Twirling Stars
All stars rotate. The Sun spins roughly once per month; some stars -- ones that are otherwise similar to the Sun -- spin several times per day. It turns out that this huge difference is related to age: like people, young stars move faster than old ones. But why? A picture addressing this question is just now becoming clear. I will tell the story of how astronomers have gained this clarity, and what the picture is. It describes a tangled relationship between the magnetic fields that cause sun- and starspots, rotation that carries spots around their stars, and the still-mysterious processes that drive stellar magnetic cycles. Studying these phenomena has required all the tools of modern astronomy, from imaging of the Sun's outermost atmosphere (the same "solar corona" that will be on dramatic display in this month's solar eclipse), to supercomputer models, to space-based photometry. Unexpectedly, the new understanding based on these studies suggests that our own Sun's magnetic behavior changed markedly at least once in the distant past, and that in the fairly near future it may change again.

TIMES: Wednesday, August 9 at 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: Admission is free, space is limited

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 logotypeAugust 11, 2017

Goleta School of Ballet presents

The Summer Intensive Workshop Performance

Paquita - Les Sylphides - Giselle Act 2

Join the Goleta School of Ballet and their Summer Intensive students as they dance a selection of classic romantic ballets.

TIMES: Friday, August 11 at 7:00 P.M. SOLD OUT

TICKETS: $20 general, $15 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 logotypeAugust 25, 2017

Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration present

CHAPDELAINE | MCMANUS

CLASSICAL OUTLAWS PLAY SOMOGYI

Michael Chapdelaine is the only guitarist ever to win First Prize in the world’s top competitions in both the Classical and Fingerstyle genres; the Guitar Foundation of America International Classical Guitar Competition and the National Fingerstyle Championships at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival in Winfield, Kansas.  From New York’s Lincoln Center to the Cactus Cafe in Austin, from Milano to Bangkok, Michael continues to enchant, dazzle and surprise audiences and critics alike as he redefines the modern acoustic guitar with his amazing technique, “soulful” expressiveness, and versatility as a performer, composer and arranger/producer.
Tony McManus is known as one of the leading Celtic guitar players, collaborating with top musicians in Ireland, Brittany and Galicia as well as his native Scotland. Tony is also a fine classical player, and will team with Michael in a classical pairing not seen before.
Ervin Somogyi is one of the leading steel string and classical acoustic guitar builders in the world.  This concert is rare opportunity to hear both luthier and musician.
Presented informally, trading stories and humor, the evening of acoustic music will be a delightful treat for those who love the harmonies of the classical guitar and have an opportunity to meet truly gifted maestros in their fields.

Visit their website here: www.sbaic.com http://sbaic.com/concerts/

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

TICKETS: $20 general, $12 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 logotypeAugust 18 through September 2, 2017

Dijo Productions presents

A Walk in The Woods

A play by Lee Blessing starring Ed Giron and Bill Waxman
A timely, emotionally charged, and humorous play about two nuclear arms negotiators during the Cold War

A Walk in the Woods tells the story of two diplomats, one an experienced Russian arms treaty negotiator (Ed Giron), the other an idealistic American (Bill Waxman). Based on a real incident that took place in the woods outside of Geneva, Switzerland, in 1982, it portrays how these two men exited the formal proceedings of a nuclear arms nonproliferation meeting between the superpowers to take the title’s “walk in the woods," getting to know each other as people. In the process, they develop a new strategy for de-escalating the mutual buildup of weapons of mass destruction.

"It's a clear-eyed look at realpolitik and human relations, highlighting the frustrations of the former and the importance of friendship in the latter." - David Bazemore

Select performances include a post-show conversation with leadership from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

TIMES: Friday, August 18 at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Saturday, August 19 at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Sunday, August 20 at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Saturday, August 26 at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Sunday, August 27 at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Friday, Sept 1 at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Saturday, Sept 2 at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $24 general, $21 students and Seniors, $18 groups of 10 or More (contact the Box Office to arrange)
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 logotypeSeptember 16, 2017

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara presents

In Conversation:

Curators Emiliano Valdés and Miki Garcia

Curators Emiliano Valdés and Miki Garcia, as well as artists featured in the exhibition Guatemala from 33,000 km, will speak about their work in the context of contemporary art in Central and Latin American art today. Organized by Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, this exhibition marks the first ever in-depth commitment to the study of Guatemalan art in the late 20th and early 21st century. With the support of the Getty’s Fall 2017 initiative, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Guatemala from 33,000 km features artwork in a range of media, tracing the tumultuous route that has traversed the history of Guatemala since 1960.

(NOTE: Click this link is for a FREE RSVP; the event is open to the public)

TIMES: Saturday, September 16, at 4:30 P.M.

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.

Poster with logotypeSeptember 17, 2017

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 Ming Lauren Holden

Returning for its seventh year, The Odyssey Project partners incarcerated teens at Los Prietos Boys Camp with UC students through a theatrical collaboration. Supported by a team of artists and mentors including a mask maker, an aikido instructor, a poet, and a mime/movement specialist, together they re-write Homer's epic Odyssey using their own life stories. Everyone in the cast is a hero or heroine on their path to empowerment. 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.” — Santa Barbara Independent

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

TIMES: Sunday, September 17, at 2:00 P.M.
TICKETS: $20 general

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late 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 logotypeSeptember 28 through October 1, 2017

The Producing Unit presents

Disgraced

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play
Limited run: 5 Performances only!!!

Professional Equity Cast features Fajer Al-Kaisi, Ivy Vahanian, Ryan McCarthy, Rasool Jahan and Samip Raval. A post-show discussion with the actors follows every performance.

From Ayad Akhtar comes the “breathtaking, raw and blistering” play about the clash between modern culture and ancient faiths. The son of South Asian immigrants, Amir has worked hard to achieve the American Dream — complete with a successful career, a beautiful wife and $600 custom-tailored shirts. But has he removed himself too far from his roots? And when a friendly dinner party conversation rockets out of control, will the internal battle between his culture and his identity destroy all that he’s worked so hard to achieve? Hailed as “terrific, turbulent, with fresh currents of dramatic electricity” (New York Times), this incendiary examination of one’s self and one’s beliefs will leave you breathless.

Performance Length - The performance length is approx. 90 minutes, with no intermission.
Be Aware - Recommended for ages 14+ for strong language and violence.

TIMES: Thursday, September 28, at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: Friday, September 29 at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Saturday, September 30 at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Saturday, September 30 at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Sunday, October 1 at 2:00 P.M.
TICKETS: $38 general, $25 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 logotypeOctober 4, 2017

Theater of the Feminine Underground presents

Anima

Featuring:
Cybil Gilbertson • Hannah Ruth Brothers• Cynthia Waring • Yemaya Duby • Melissa Lowenstein• Amber Noelle • Samantha Bonavia • Karen Barranco• Elaine Gale • Claire Cooley • Justine Sutton• Lamara Heartwell • Lisa Citore

more info at lisacitore.com

TIMES: Wednesday, October 4, at 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $23 in advance, $28 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 logotypeOctober 7, 2017

Weslie Ching Dance presents

Formal Devices

A Dance Concert

Local choreographer Weslie Ching shares an evening of modern dance performance with the Los Angeles-based JESSICA KONDRATH | THE MOVEMENT. Ching's work favors walking patterns layered with repetitions of quick, idiosyncratic gestures and abstract themes inspired by scientific principals. Kondrath takes the elegant, sculptural lines of ballet and deftly distorts them, creating poignant dances that are at once beautiful and awkward. While their work differs aesthetically, both are at heart formalists, interested in creating work that stimulates via visual and energetic patterns rather than overt narrative.

Ching's will be sharing The Entirety of Us, a light-hearted and quirky quintet based on the prismatic spectrum and the nature of light, Summer Eyes, a steely solo inspired by summer thunder storms, and Corpus/Chorus, a quartet that draws movement inspiration from principles of mechanics. Kondrath will be premiering a new work entitled Many Moons which is a quintet inspired by lunar cycles, gravitational pull, and with weightlessness of space.

TIMES: Saturday, October 7, at 8:00 P.M.
TICKETS: $20 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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Poster with logotypeOctober 14, 2017

Hector Sanchez presents

Envision!

Dance | Dreams


Unabashedly theatrical, decidedly contemporary, joyously uplifting and often thought provoking, Hector Sanchez’s ENVISION will undoubtedly entertain with its cast of Santa Barbara dance favorites!

 



Featuring the creative and choreographic talents of:
HAROUT ARISTAKESSIAN • DWH
LAUREN BREESE • AIREDANSE
CESAR CARTAGENA
DERRICK CURTIS
VASILY GOLOVIN • DANCE FEVER
AUTUMN MCINTYRE • ELEVATED DREAMS
TERESA KUSKEY NOWAK • LA BOHEME
HECTOR SANCHEZ • JUST BAILA
BETHANY SUTHERLAND
JATILA VAN DER VEEN

TIMES: Saturday, October 14, at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES: Saturday, October 14 at 7:00 P.M.
TICKETS: $25 general, $20 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 logotypeOctober 20 through 22, 2017

DogStar Theater presents

The Foreigner

Directed by Nita Davanzo

This timely story is both hilarious and frighteningly relevant. Winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play (1984) and Best Off- Broadway Production, based on what the NY Post describes as a "devilishly clever idea," the play demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English.

"I laughed start to finish at one comic surprise after another."The New Yorker.

"...a constant invitation to relax and laugh at the foolishness of life..." —Village Voice.

"Shue's comedy is positively antic, yet pleasantly seasoned with a few dashes of
sentimentality...He has raided comedy's storehouse..." — Bergen Record.

Check out their load-in below!

And today... we moved into the theater!!! Gooo team DogStar!!!!

Posted by Nita June Davanzo on Monday, October 16, 2017

The 2:00 show on Sunday, October 22 will be followed by a talkback with the director and cast

Starring:
Justin Davanzo
Ming Lauren Holden
Matt Smith
Leslie Story
Matt Cooper
Tyler X Koontz
& Van Riker

10% of all profits will be donated to The Anti-Defamation League in support of their fight against all forms of hatred and bigotry.

TIMES: Friday, October 20 at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: Saturday, October 21 at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Saturday, October 21 at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Sunday, October 22 at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Sunday, October 22 at 8:00 P.M.
TICKETS: $28 general, $20 students, seniors, and veterans

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 logotypeOctober 27 and 28, 2017

The Dance Network presents

The Voodoo Strut

The Dance Network is proud to present our third annual Halloween showcase!

This fall performance features Halloween-themed dance pieces, fun costumes, some tricks, and a surprise treat at the end of the show! Our unique showcase can be enjoyed by the whole family. Come see performers ranging in age from 3 to almost 80 years old in a variety of dance styles, including tap, hip hop, jazz, salsa, contemporary, and more! Our talented choreographers this year are Meredith Cabaniss, Kelli Forman, Karyn Laver, Emma Neumann, Daniel Rojo, Bethany Sutherland, and Kyle Ybarra. Our dance family is looking forward to having a blast with all of you!

TIMES: Friday, October 27 at 7:00 P.M.
TIMES: Saturday, October 28 at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Saturday, October 28 at 7:00 P.M.
TICKETS: $22 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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Poster with logotypeOctober 31 through November 4, 2017

Out of the Box Theatre Company presents

The Rocky Horror Show

Let’s do the time warp again!
Book, music, and lyrics by Richard O’Brien.

A satirical tribute to the science fiction and B-list horror movies of the 20th century, The Rocky Horror Show centers around two naive lovers, Brad and Janet. Seeking shelter from a thunderstorm in an old castle, they find themselves thrust into the laboratory of the cross-dressing mad scientist Dr. Frank 'N' Furter and his motley crew. Stripped of inhibitions - and their clothes - Brad and Janet embark on a wild, unforgettable journey of pleasure and self-discovery. Reality, fiction, and camp collide in this mash-up of comics, rock and roll, and late-night horror flicks.

NOTE: This production contains adult material and language.

more information at outoftheboxtheatre.org

TIMES: Tuesday, October 31 at 8:00 P.M. SOLD OUT
TIMES: Wednesday, November 1 at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Thursday, November 2 at 8:00 P.M. SOLD OUT
TIMES:
Friday, November 3 at 8:00 P.M. SOLD OUT
TIMES:
Saturday, November 4 at 8:00 P.M. SOLD OUT
TICKETS: $35 premium interactive seating Section (includes a prop bag),
TICKETS: $28 general, $15 student and senior (general admission section)

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 logotypeNovember 2, 2017

City of Santa Barbara, County of Santa Barbara presents

2017 Arts Symposium

Santa Barbara - November 2, 9:00am to 4:30pm
at Center Stage Theater and the Balboa Building


Arts Fund Us: How to Monetize Your Art featuring Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans and Randy Cohen, VP of Americans for the Arts

Join the arts and culture community to learn about ways that your art can be a revenue source. Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, will share his experience of how arts facilitated New Orleans' economic renaissance after Hurricane Katrina. Randy Cohen, Vice President of Americans for the Arts, will explain how nonprofit arts organizations generated over $50 million in income last year in Santa Barbara County.

This is a day you can't afford to miss! Everybody is welcome.

more information at Sbac.ca.gov/symposium

Download a Map of event locations for Santa Barbara Here

2017 Arts Symposium Santa Barbara:
Thurs., Nov. 2


AM SESSION: BALBOA BUILDING 735 State Street next to Banana Republic

9:00 a.m. - noon
AM Plenary/Keynote: Arts Make Dollars and Sense + Q & A
Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research & Policy, Americans for the Arts

LUNCH
12:00 p.m. Lunchtime Dine Arounds & Networking
Option 1: Arts Education in Santa Barbara (Host) at Blue Owl Cafe
Option 2: Pacific Standard Time (includes brief tour of the MCASB) at California Pizza Kitchen

PM SESSION: CENTER STAGE THEATER
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
PM Plenary/Keynote: How the Arts Revitalized New Orleans Post-Katrina + Q & A
Mayor Mitch Landrieu, City of New Orleans

more information at Arts Symposium 
more information at Americans For The Arts
more information at Arts Council of New Orleans

TIMES: Thursday, November 2 at 9:00 A.M.
TIMES: Thursday, November 2 at 12:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Thursday, November 2 at 1:30 P.M.
TICKETS: $5 general (each session), $15 Lunchtime dine arounds

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 logotypeNovember 3, 2017

County of Santa Barbara presents

2017 Arts Symposium

Santa Maria – November 3, 9:00am to 12:00pm at Milani Community Center

 

North County - 9:00-12pm at the Milani Community Center
Join fellow members of the arts and culture community across disciplines to learn about ways that your art can be a revenue source. Speakers:
• Randy Cohen, Vice President of Americans for the Arts, will explain ways that nonprofit arts organizations generated over $50 million in income for artists and cultural practitioners last year in Santa Barbara County.
• Sara Reisman, Artistic Director of the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation and former Director of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs’ Percent for the Art Program
• Santa Barbara County Alliance for Arts Education
• The Squire Foundation
This is a day you can't afford to miss! Everybody is welcome.

more information at Sbac.ca.gov/symposium

Santa Maria Schedule
AM SESSION: MINAMI COMMUNITY CENTER
9:00 a.m. - noon
AM Plenary/Keynote: Arts Make Dollars and Sense + Q & A
Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research & Policy, Americans for the Arts

more information at Arts Symposium 
more information at Americans For The Arts

TIMES: Friday, November 3 at 9:00 A.M.
TICKETS: $5 general admission (includes coffee and pastries)

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 logotype November 16, 2017

Dr. Alan Stern and The Las cumbres Observatory present

The Exploration of Pluto
by New Horizons

New Horizons is NASA’s mission to explore Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. After a dramatic, 26-year effort to develop and fly the mission, New Horizons made the first exploration of Pluto and its moons in July of 2015. I will recount the history of the mission, review its historic encounter with planet Pluto, discuss the major scientific discoveries made to date, speak to the viral public reaction to this exploration, and outline the mission’s future plans for its extended mission to explore the Kuiper Belt and its next flyby in January of 2019.

TIMES: Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 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 logotype November 19, 2017

SHANNON NOEL AND STACIE BURROWS present

An Evening with MOMMY TONK &
THE ASSLESS CHAPS

Mommy Tonk Celebrates The Release of Their Debut Album.
2 Moms. 1 Guitar. Cursing in Perfect Harmony.

Hire the babysitter, call your girlfriends, take your spouse on a date! Mommy Tonk is a musical comedy duo based in Los Angeles. This 90-minute show about motherhood and marriage is packed full of irreverent comedy, heartfelt storytelling, and the prettiest, filthiest music you ever did hear. Backed by The Assless Chaps, a fiddle-based variety trio performing American roots music in a country and bluegrass style, these ladies don’t hold back—they say, or rather sing, what you've been thinking all along. CDs for sale at the show so you can take the party home with you.

For more information, visit their website or check them out on Facebook

TIMES: Sunday, November 19 at 7:00 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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Poster with logotypeDecember 3, 2017

Speaking of Stories presents

Love Letters

by A.R. Gurney
Starring Meredith Baxter & Michael Gross

The stars of the iconic Eighties sitcom Family Ties reunite to bring to life A.R. Gurney’s wildly popular Love Letters. A benefit performance for Speaking of Stories. Two performances only! Join us on the patio after the performance for a reception with the actors.

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

TIMESSunday, December 3 at 6:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $150 sponsor, $25 general, $20 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 logotypeDecember 4, 2017

Noneow presents

The Black Market Trust

The Black Market Trust is a five member jazz band based in Los Angeles. Since the 2012 release of their all instrumental debut album “The Black Market Trust,” a milestone in the genre of gypsy jazz, the band has gone on to record two more albums, maintain a busy touring schedule, and have their music featured on TV shows like the ABC television series “Happy Endings” and the Hulu original program “Casual.” The band features the Django Reinhardt inspired gypsy sound of acoustic instruments, and infuses classics from the Great American Songbook with intricate vocal harmonies inspired by The Beach Boys, and other artists influential to the group. Their sophomore album “II” featured a Top Ten hit on the Adult Contemporary charts, a signature version of “Route 66”.

More info at: www.theblackmarkettrust.com/
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TIMES: Monday, December 4 at 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general

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