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: 2018

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Poster with logotypeJanuary 10 and 11, 2018

Betsy Woyach and Momentum Dance Company present

Be the Light

Momentum Dance Company is delighted to present their 4th annual Company Concert! This season the show comes with a special message to all in attendance: Let Your Light Shine. As always, this show is fun for the entire family and will inspire every member of your family to stomp their feet and clap their hands as we enter the holiday season!

Stepping into her fourth season of dance education in Santa Barbara, Momentum’s Director, Betsy Woyach, is proud to present 23 award winning dancers to the local community. Come enjoy MDC’s Competitive Company, ranging from ages 7 - 18, as they spread their “be the light” message with a total of 23 numbers choreographed by the director herself and some of today’s top industry choreographers. Dancers will perform solos, duets, trios, small, and large groups in all styles of dance including Hip Hop, Tap and Contemporary. 

Let Your Light Shine will definitely be the high-LIGHT to your holiday season!

More information at www.MomentumDanceSB.com

TIMES: Wednesday, January 10 at 7:00 P.M.

TIMESThursday, January 11 at 7:00 P.M.

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 logotypeJanuary 15, 2017

Land of the Free llc. presents

"Trump"

A one man show

Join us for an intimate evening where
"Donald Trump" will speak to you one on one in a town-hall setting.

The last 15 minutes will be reserved for questions from the audience.
Don't miss out. It will be a Huge huge bigly night!

50% of all ticket sales receipts will be donated to the victims of the flood

*Trump played by Lauren Watson.

TIMES: Monday, January 15 at 6:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $20.50 general, $10.25 students (with ID)

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late 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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January 25, 2018

MYERS, WIDDERS, GIBSON, JONES & FINEGOLD, LLP presents

RECOVERY A-Z:

Recovering from Insurance, FEMA and Southern California Edison
A Free Community Event - Informational Meeting For Victims Of The Thomas Fire And Flood

OJAI –
Wednesday, January 17 - 6pm to 9pm Summit School - Hartmann Hall, 12525 N. Ojai Rd.
Thursday, January 18 - 6pm to 9pm Ojai Valley Woman's Club, 441E. Ojai Ave.
Monday, January 22 - 6pm to 9pm Oak Grove School, 220 W. Lomita Ave.

VENTURA –
Friday, January 19 - 6pm to 9pm Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St.
Saturday, January 27 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St.

CARPINTERIA
Saturday, January 20 - 1pm to 5pm Alcazar Theatre, 4916 Carpinteria Ave.
Saturday January 27 - 12 pm to 4 pm Alcazar Theatre, 4916 Carpinteria Ave.

SANTA BARBARA
Thursday, January 25 - 6 pm to 9 pm
Center Stage Theatre, 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara

TIMES: Thursday, January 25 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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February 2 through 11, 2018

DramaDogs, a Theater Company presents

EARTH DUET and OTHER STORIES

A series of short works in collaboration with
Climate Change Theatre Action

Kicking off their 25th spectacular year, DramaDogs presents EARTH DUET a new series of short plays that artisticly combines poetry and humor, imparting the message about the importance of environmental conservation. Presented in collaboration with CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE ACTION, EARTH DUET celebrates the beauty of our planet while inspiring the imagination to consider the future of our environment."

Profits from the February 9th performance will be donated to Direct Relief to aid in community recovery from the Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslides.

TIMES: Friday, February 2 at 8:00 P.M.
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Saturday, February 3 at 8:00 P.M.
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Sunday, February 4 at 2:00 P.M.
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Thursday, February 8 at 8:00 P.M.
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Friday, February 9 at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: Sunday, February 11 at 2:00 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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February 10, 2018

Transform Trhough Arts Theater presents

Colors of Love

Colors of Love is a Valentine Dance Show featuring professional dancers and singers, together they blend their unique talents into powerful expression of different colors of human experience. Join us for unforgettable celebration of love with local and LA dancers and singers ranging from Latin, Salsa, Belly Dance, Burlesque, Samba to Argentine Tango and more.

Indulge your senses, heart and ears with delicious magic of dance and live music in a style of Barbara Streisand,Jazz and Love songs sung by fabulous Meghan Monroe.

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

TICKETS: $35 general in advance, $40 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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Adderley school logoFebruary 15, 2018

Weeping Willow Books presents

Unmasked LIVE

Women Read About Sex and Intimacy After Fifty

Unmasked LIVE, a blush-worthy performance of essays and poems from the new anthology, Unmasked, Women Write About Sex and Intimacy After Fifty. The production features readers Deborah Donohue, Andrea Weir Estrada, Maya Shaw Gale, Tanya Ko Hong, Perie Longo, Nancy Shobe, Linda Stewart-Oaten, and the anthology’s editors, Marcia Meier and Kathleen Barry.
In these days of heightened awareness about women and sex, #MeToo revelations, and soul-searching over sexual harassment, "Unmasked LIVE” offers a look at the inner world of women, sexuality and intimacy—and how important it is to talk about and focus on healthy sex.
As Gloria Steinem said: “Sex for women after 50 is invisible for the same reason that contraception, abortion, and sex between two women or two men has been forbidden: sexuality is supposed to be only about procreation. This lie was invented by patriarchy, monotheism, racism and other hierarchies. Sexuality is and always has been also about bonding, communicating, and pleasure. ‘Unmasked’ helps to restore a human right.”

TIMES: Thursday, February 15, at 7:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $23 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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Adderley school logoFebruary 22, 2018

Theater of the Feminine Underground presents

Anima

Anima, Theater of the Feminine Underground, is a women’s ritual theater project whose mission is to give voice to the feminine subconscious for the purpose of individual and collective transformation and bringing socio-political balance.
“Sexy, honest, intelligent, funny and darkly beautiful."
10 local powerhouse female artists bare their souls -sharing dreams, fantasies, secrets, rants, revelations and vulnerable reveals through dance, song, spoken word and performance art.

TIMES: Thursday, February 22, at 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $23 general in advance, $28 general day of the 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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February 25, 2018

The Endowment for Youth Committee presents

Tribute to Maya Angelou

Click here for more information

TIMES: Sunday, February 25, 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 February 25 through May 21, 2018

Speaking of Stories presents

Speaking of Stories 2018 season

at Center Stage Theater

In light of all of the challenges that our community is currently facing we have decided to postpone our 2018 season. The revised 4-show season will open on February 25th with Personal Stories. March 25 & 26 we will present our planned tribute to Jay Thomas, with a special Nothing But Laughs performance.

Enjoy a full season of great Speaking of Stories performances. Subscribe for all 4 shows or put together a package of 3. Select an A-level Subscription with an assigned seat, or a B-level with open seating. Whatever works for you! Remember, being a subscriber comes with special privileges! Unlike single tickets, Subscriber tickets can be exchanged if your plans change. As a subscriber you receive a discount on any additional tickets you purchase. Subscriptions range from $69 to $112.

Personal Stories 2018 February 25 through 28
An eclectic collection of original true stories performed by their authors. Performers range from accomplished professional actors to people appearing in front of an audience for the first time and as authors they include published, well established writers and others who are just beginning. Stories of love, sex, family, childhood misadventures and more.  Your friends and neighbors have some wonderful stories to tell, don’t miss being with us to hear them!  Join us on the patio after each show to toast the actors with cookies and milk – the perfect way to celebrate any great story. 
There will be 2 bills of stories, each program will be performed twice.

Nothing But Laughs March 25 & 26
A tribute to Jay Thomas, one of our favorite performers! We are all definitely ready for some laughs and this show will absolutely provide them! Dan Gunther, Devin Scott and Rudy Willrich will be performing three of the great comedic stories that Jay Thomas graced our stage with.

Dan Gunther reading Jamaica by David Schikler
Devin Scott reading Dave and the Dentist by Stuart McLean
Rudy Willrich reading The Phone Message by Stuart McLean

Speaking of Friends April 22 & 23
Stories of friends and friendship.

Bar Mitzvah by Michael Bernard 
Chivalry by Neal Gaiman 
Monster Ball by Anabelle Gurnitch 
The Ambien Diaries by Jen Lancaster 

Celebration of Stories May 20 & 21
featuring Joe Spano
Inspirational, funny, poignant and moving stories, a free for all of great stories performed by fabulous actors!

Faline England reading The Lover of Horses by Tess Gallagher
Megan Holaway reading The Haunting by John Connally
Joe Spano reading One Quarrel by Ron Carlson

For additional performance details see the individual show listings below or visit www.speakingofstories.org.

TICKETS:
A Level (reserved seat)
4 show $112
3 show $84

B Level (general admission)
4 show $92
3 show $69

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 logotype February 25 through 28, 2018

Speaking of Stories presents

Personal Stories 2018

An eclectic collection of original true stories performed by their authors. Performers range from accomplished professional actors to people appearing in front of an audience for the first time and as authors they include published, well established writers and others who are just beginning. Stories of love, sex, family, childhood misadventures and more.  Your friends and neighbors have some wonderful stories to tell, don’t miss being with us to hear them!  Join us on the patio after each show to toast the actors with cookies and milk – the perfect way to celebrate any great story. 

There will be 2 bills of stories, each program will be performed twice.

Bill A: Click here for Descriptions and Bios

Joel Altschul reading The Best Defense is a Good Offense
Susan Chiavelli reading (Gravity, No Engines)
Susan Cochran reading I Have a Granddaughter
Lisa Gates reading Body Parts
Cami Helmuth reading Cloud Watching
Michelle Howard reading The Year I Failed Women's Studies
Tania Israel reading I Come From
Noah Lashly reading Straight to Gay
Tony Miratti reading The Killer in the Closet
Angie Swanson-Kyriaco reading Denial, Depression and Dysfunction: The 90's Edition

Bill B: Click here for Descriptions and Bios

Megan Burwell reading Dear Megan Burwell
Anna Jordan reading I'm Gonna Need Backup
Rudi Lion reading Transported
Robert MacNeal reading Wooing
Kathy Marden reading Coming Home
Lesley Miller reading The Most Unexpected Year
Pauline Nelson reading Thereby Hangs A Tail
Marcia Orland reading Breakfast at Tiffany's
Jan K. Ruskin reading My Sexual Revolution
Cynthia Waring reading Smoky

TIMES:
BILL A:
Sunday, February 25 at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Tuesday, February 27 at 7:30 P.M.
BILL B:
Monday, February 26 at 7:30 P.M.
TIMES:
Wednesday, February 28 at 7:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $28 general, $18 students and military, $18 Early Bird Special (Sunday and Wednesday shows only, must be purchased by Friday, February 23)

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 logotype March 1 through 4, 2018

Nebula Dance Company presents

HHII Dance Festival

"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

Presented by Nebula Dance Lab, HH11 Dance Festival is an annual dance festival in its 4th year, showcasing 30+ works within three unique shows, plus the Apogee Awards and kickoff evening highlighting Arts Education & Youth performances. Artists featured over the past three years have spanned the Globe from Budapest Hungary to New York City, Chicago IL and Canada, plus across California including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, and Santa Barbara.

HH11 strives to bring together international & national artists both emerging and established over four days, four unique performances, featuring a diverse representation of professional dance works. Don't miss any of these amazing performances!
Artists featured: Robin Bisio Films (SB), FUSE Dance Company (LA), Kiruthika Rathanaswami (Canada), Project 21 Dance (LA), RE|Dance Group (IL), The Dance Network (SB), Santa Barbara City College Dance Company (SB), Janos Feledi | FELEDI PROJECT (Budapest, Hungary), Briana Markovich (SB), Watson Dance (OC), Psychopomp Dance Theater (LA), Kendra Pearson (SF), UCSB Dance Company (SB), Embark Dance Theater (OC), Stephen Kelly (SB), Rebecca Bryant Danceworks (LB), Lauren Chertudi (SF), Peri Trono (SF), Tonia Shimin (SB), Louise Reichlin/LA Choreographers & Dancers (LA), and Nebula Dance Lab (SB)

Plus Apogee Awards honoring Dance Education & Youth in a kickoff evening March 1st including special performances by State Street Ballet Young Dancers (SB), Santa Barbara Dance Arts (SB), Linda Vega Dance Studios (SB), Panther Dance Company (SB), and FELEDI Project (Budapest, Hungary)

Get your festival pass and participate in the rich experience the HHII Dance Festival provides [passes are not 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 30 minutes prior to each show].

TIMES: Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 P.M. SOLD OUT
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Friday, March 2 at 8:00 P.M.
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Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 P.M.
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Sunday, March 4 at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $24 general, $19 students, $58 Festival Pass, $68 Festival Pass (includes preferred seating, and complimentary beverage at each performance),

$11.50 general (Thursday March 1 only)

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late 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 March 15, 2018

Opper Films presents

Secrets of Desert Point

(Documentary)

"No talk, no maps, no photos... we became really good liars"

Directed by Ira Opper

In the early eighties, while sailing off remote Lombok Island in Indonesia, young California surfer Bill Heick and his friends stumbled across the perfect wave, a pristine barreling left reeling endlessly and empty over a shallow, live-coral reef. As treacherous as it was beautiful, it was later dubbed “Desert Point” for its dry forbidding nature. In the years that followed, a crew of hardcore surfers set up a makeshift beach outpost and kept their treasure off the surf-media map for most of a decade. Their mission: to surf uncrowded Desert Point at the highest level possible, no matter the cost. Life on the remote point was a constant balancing act between the surfing dream and the very real possibility of injury, armed robbery and life-threatening disease. 

"The most exciting and successful undercover wave discovery's in history" SURFER MAGAZINE

More information at:
www.opperfilms.com
www.secretsofdesertpoint.com

A BENEFIT FOR SURFRIDER SANTA BARBARA

TIMES: Thursday, March 15 at 6:30 pm
TIMES:
Thursday, March 15 at 8:30 pm

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 logotype March 10 through 17, 2018

Santa Barbara Dance Arts presents

Configuration 2018

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 entertaining jazz numbers that will leave you dancing in your seat.  Come see our award winning Axis Dance Company perform “Where the Light Gets In,” choreography by local favorite Brittany Sandoval, and Director, Alana Tillim set a piece addressing the helplessness our youth feel when faced with recent the tragic events in the world and now, in our own community.  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 10 at 7:00 P.M.
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Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 P.M. SOLD OUT
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Friday, March 16 at 7:00 P.M.
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Saturday, March 17 at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Saturday, March 17 at 7:00 P.M. SOLD OUT

TICKETS: $50 patron, $25 general, $17 Student (matinees only)

(Patron ticket sales will end 2 hours before each show)

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 March 23 and April 24, 2018

Meredith Cabaniss/selah dance collective presents

DISLOCATE |
a dance concert

featuring BLiPSWiTCH and Smashworks Dance Collective

For their fourth Santa Barbara production, Meredith Cabaniss/selah
dance collective will produce an evening of emerging artists from Austin, Los Angeles, 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 BLiPSWiTCH (Austin, TX), Smashworks Dance Collective (NY), and Novus Dance Project (LA).

Featured work "something like the desert", by Meredith Cabaniss/selah dance collective, is an evening-length work centered around a journey into one's personal wilderness. Inspired in part by The Alchemist, a fable about following one's dreams, the work confronts a traditional notion of where strength lies: is it in the moments where one stands tall and confronts fear? Or does one find strength comes from a quieter place where your heart can speak?

TIMES: Friday, March 23 at 8:00pm
TIMES:
Saturday, March 24 at 8:00pm

TICKETS: $23 general, $18 students with ID

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late 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 March 25 and 26, 2018

Speaking of Stories presents

Nothing but Laughs

A tribute to Jay Thomas

Jay Thomas was one of our favorite Speaking of Stories performers and we will begin our season with a tribute to him.  A collection of humorous stories that were performed by Jay Thomas. 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.)

Devin Scott reading Dave and the Dentist by Stuart McLean
Rudy Willrich reading The Phone Message by Stuart McLean
Dan Gunther reading Jamaica by David Schikler

TIMES: Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Monday, March 26 at 7:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $28 general, $18 students and military, $18 Early Bird Special (Sunday Matinee only, must be purchased by Friday, March 23)

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 logotypeApril 6 through 15, 2018

Out of the Box Theatre Company presents

Green Day's American Idiot

Green Day's powerhouse album is brought to life in this electric-rock musical of youthful disillusion. American Idiot -- based on Green Day's Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, a scorching attack on what they saw as the hypocrisy and moral evils of the Bush Administration after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, as well as the increasingly submissive nature of the American public -- boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. Lost and disconnected in modern day America, Johnny, Tunny, and Will struggle to find meaning in their lives. The three twenty-somethings flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, but their paths quickly diverge as Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to a pregnant girlfriend, and Johnny descends into an urban underworld, following a seductive love interest and a deadly new best friend. As each of the three men learns to navigate his "alienation," we see in them America's struggle to find a new path.
 
This powerful, high-octane, rock fable includes every song from Green Day's album American Idiot, as well as several songs from follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
 
NOTE: This production contains adult material and language.
more information at outoftheboxtheatre.org

TIMES: Friday, April 6 at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Saturday, April 7 at 8:00 P.M. SOLD OUT
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Sunday, April 8 at 2:00 P.M.
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Friday, April 13 at 8:00 P.M. SOLD OUT
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Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 P.M. SOLD OUT
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Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 P.M. SOLD OUT

TICKETS: $28 general, $15 students and Seniors
All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seating is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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Poster with logotypeApril 20 and 21, 2018

Opera Santa Barbara presents

Trouble in Tahiti and Gallantry

Before there was Mad Men – there was Trouble in Tahiti....
Before there was Grey's Anatomy – there was Gallantry…


Trouble in Tahiti is Leonard Bernstein’s witty, haunting take on the “perfect life” of a suburban couple, and is presented in honor of the "Bernstein at 100" centennial year. Douglas Moore’s hilarious Gallantry is a sendup of the American soap opera - complete with commercial interruptions!
Adding to the fun of Opera Santa Barbara's performances of these one-act operas (April 20 & 21) at Center Stage Theater is a free wine tasting. Your ticket includes a tasting from Andrew Murray and Santa Julia wines prior to the 7:40 curtain, and again at intermission.
Two operas, two wines – twice the fun for everyone.

This production is sponsored by the Mosher Foundation and features OSB’s Chrisman Studio Artists, directed by Alison Moritz with Kyle Naig as music director.

TIMES: Friday, April 20 at 7:30 P.M.
TIMES:
Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $35 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 logotype April 22 and 23, 2018

Speaking of Stories presents

Speaking of Friends

Featuring readings by Meredith Baxter & Joe Spano

Stories of friends and friendship.

Meredith Baxter reading Proper Wolf by Ron Carlson
Joe Spano reading Take My Hand by John Romano
Matt Talbott reading Fear by Matt Talbott
Pamela Dillman Haskell reading Monster Ball by Annabelle Gurwitch

(all stories and readers subject to change.)

TIMES: Sunday, April 22 at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Monday, April 23 at 7:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $28 general, $18 students and military, $18 Early Bird Special (Sunday Matinee only, must be purchased by Friday, April 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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Poster with logotype April 28, 2018

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet presents

Ballet in Bloom

Join the Santa Barbara Festival Ballet Performing Company for a Spring celebration of classical and contemporary ballet featuring choreography by Valerie Huston and Artistic Director Aimee Lopez. Ballet In Bloom will include special guest performances from State Street Ballet Young Dancers, Opus I, and the UCSB Freshman Dance Company as well as excerpts from Denise Rinaldi's new children's ballet, The Magic Toy Shoppe.

TIMES: Saturday, April 28 at 3:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Saturday, April 28 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 logotype April 29, 2018

Bahia Magia Dance Company and The Brazilian Cultural Arts Center of Santa Barbara presents

The Roots of Brazil

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 Sunday April 29th for matinee and evening shows. Purchase your tickets today to guarantee an unforgettable evening of culture, music, history and of course magic! We will be showcasing this amazing performance in a Matinee at 2pm. There is also an evening showcase that will include a reception where complementary delectable appetizers and beverages will be served prior to the show. Reception begins at 5pm and Evening show starts at 6pm.

TIMES: Sunday, April 29 at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Sunday, April 29 at 6:00 P.M.

TICKETS: Matinee: $30 general, $15 children
TICKETS: Evening: $40 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 logotype May 2 and 3, 2018

DTLA Entertainment Group, LLC presents

OUTLAW:

A One-Man Show Starring George Christie

Written and Directed by Richard La Plante

What is it like to be a member of the Hells Angels? What is it like to lead a notorious Motorcycle Club? George Christie did that for thirty-five years and now he tells his story, his side of the story.

OUTLAW is a one-man show, starring George Christie, thirty-five-year president of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. It takes us from his childhood, growing up as the son of poor Greek immigrants, to his tenure as an employee of the Department of Defense with top security clearance, to his glory days as a leader of the most infamous outlaw motorcycle club on the planet. OUTLAW chronicles the rise and fall of a man, from celebrity parties to solitary confinement in federal prison. It is the story of an era in America that has come and gone, with all its myth, magic, music and harsh reality.

OUTLAW is also the story of redemption, human spirit and the will to survive.

www.georgechristieoutlaw.com

TIMES: Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 P.M.
TIMES:
Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $33 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 logotype May 5, 2018

Inspire Dance Santa Barbara presents

The Wizard Of OZ

Join Inspire Dance Santa Barbara Performing Groups for a storybook ballet performance of your favorite childhood story Wizard of Oz! Dancers ages 5+ to 16+ will enchant you with their talent, creativity, and expression. Audience members ages 2 years and up will be sure to enjoy this classic children's tale.

TIMES: Saturday, May 5 at 4:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 General, $18 Seniors and children under 12

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late 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 May 16, 2018

Nebula Dance Lab presents

PantherDance Company

Peabody Charter School

Get ready, set, go to experience the dedication and passionate performances by PantherDance Company artists. Launched in 2017 at Peabody Charter School, PantherDance Company under the direction of Steven Lovelace, gives interested students a deeper experience of dance and performance. Students also have the opportunity to be mentored in their own choreography.

You will be treated to an evening of diverse student choreography, showcasing the dancers creativity, sure to entertain! Plus, group numbers created by the talented choreographic team led by Steven Lovelace. Buckle up and get ready, set, go!

Please note a portion of the proceeds will be donated to PantherDance Company to assist with costumes for their 2018-2019 Season.

TIMES: Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $25 VIP (reserved first four center rows), $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 logotype May 18 and 19, 2018

The Producing Unit presents

Spoon River Anthology

By Edgar Lee Masters
A Staged Reading
Adapted and Staged by Peter Frisch

Spoon River Anthology is at once unconventional in both style and content, shattering the myths of small town American life. The denizens of Edgar Lee Masters’ fictional Midwestern town speak to us from the grave - death has loosened their tongues, and they tell us what they really think about their hopes and dreams and damaged lives.

But the landscape of this particular 19th graveyard is peppered with lively and comic characters, as well as reflections that are both powerful and poignant. You’ll meet Fiddler Jones, Plymouth Rock Joe, Silas Dement, Hannah Armstrong, Marx the Sign Painter and a whole host of colorful and vivid town residents.
Spoon River Anthology genuinely shocked readers when it came out in 1915 — Masters’ more dramatic monologues take on subjects like suicide and sexual violence, telling a story about small-town America that isn’t especially positive or pretty. Nevertheless, due to the tremendous variety of characters, often profound content and uplifting poetic style, the evening is ultimately life-affirming and deeply satisfying.

Featuring a number of the Central Coast’s finest actors, including Bill Egan, Meredith McMinn, Tom Hinshaw, Ed Giron, Janelle Odair, Justin Davanzo and Ivy Vahanian.

TIMES: Friday, May 18 at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Saturday, May 19 at 8:00 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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Speaking of Stories presents

Celebration of Stories

featuring Joe Spano

Inspirational, funny, poignant and moving stories, a free for all of great stories performed by fabulous actors!

Faline England reading The Lover of Horses by Tess Gallagher
Meeghan Holaway reading The Haunting by John Connally
Joe Spano reading One Quarrel by Ron Carlson

(all stories and readers subject to change.)

TIMES: Sunday, May 20 at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Monday, May 21 at 7:30 P.M.

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

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 logotype May 23, 2018

Las Cumbres Observatory presents

Einstein, Gravitational Waves, Black Holes and Other Matters

with Dr. Gabriela González
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Louisiana State University, The LIGO Scientific
Collaboration, and the Virgo Collaboration

More than a hundred years ago, Einstein predicted that there were ripples in the fabric of space-time traveling at the speed of light: gravitational waves. On September 14 2015, the LIGO  detectors in Hanford, Washington and Livingston, Louisiana in the US registered for the first time ever a loud gravitational wave signal traveling through Earth, created more than a billion years ago by the merger of two black holes. Several other gravitational waves from black holes were detected, including one by LIGO and the Virgo detector in Europe produced by two neutron stars giving birth to a black hole, generating also electromagnetic waves detected by many telescopes. We will describe the history and details of the observations, and the gravity-bright  future of the field. 

For more Information see lco.global/events
First come, first served, no reservations taken

TIMES: Wednesday, May 23 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 logotypeMay 24 and 25, 2018

UCSB Dance Company presents

UCSB Dance Company in Concert

Directed by Delila Moseley

TIMES: Thursday, May 24, at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Friday 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 logotype May 26 and 27, 2018

Santa barbara Festival Ballet presents

The Toy Shoppe

The Toy Shoppe is a one act ballet for all ages, but will absolutely enthrall younger children. This ballet is a scant one hour long, but what a magic hour it is. Teeming with color, warmth, movement, and music, the production asks this question: do the dolls in a toy shop have a life of their own? This immersive production features the junior company of Santa Barbara Festival Ballet and is a showcase of amazing talent and exceptional training.

TIMES: Saturday, May 26 at 6:00 P.M.
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Sunday, May 27 at 2:30 P.M.
TIMES:
Sunday, May 27 at 6:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general, $15 child 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 logotype June 2, 2018

The Children's Montessori School presents

Pirates Past Noon Kids

Music by Jenny Laird & Will Osborne
Lyrics by Randy Courst & Will Osborne
Music by Randy Courst
Based on Magic Tree House #4:®
Pirates Part Noon” by Mary Pope Osborne


Pirates Part Noon Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.MTIShows.com

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

TICKETS: $20 general, $15 child

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 June 3, 2018

The Adderley School presents

Adderley June Workshop Performances

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

TIMES: Sunday, June 3 at 12:30 P.M.
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Sunday, June 3 at 3:30 P.M.
TIMES:
Sunday, June 3 at 5:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $33 VIP, $23 general, $18 children, $18 groups of 10 or more for a single performance (contact the box office for group ticket)

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 June 9, 2018

Inspire Dance Santa Barbara presents

Emerald City Celebration

Join Inspire Dance Santa Barbara for their 3rd Annual Recital 2018. Dancers aged 3 years to Adult will be dancing from their hearts. Questions? Call Inspire Dance at 805-770-5295.

TIMES: Saturday, June 9 at 1:00 P.M.

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

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late 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 June 9, 2018

Inspire Dance Santa Barbara presents

Wizard of Oz

Join Inspire Dance Santa Barbara Performing Groups for a storybook ballet performance of your favorite childhood story Wizard of Oz! Dancers ages 5+ to 16+ will enchant you with their talent, creativity, and expression. Audience members ages 2 years and up will be sure to enjoy this classic children's tale. Inspire Dance Santa Barbara

TIMES: Saturday, June 9 at 4:00 P.M.

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

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late 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 June 15 and 16, 2018

Dance with Harout Performance Co. presents

The Seven Deadly Sins

Performance by the Dance with Harout Performance Co.

A sultry production where dancers will captivate your attention through nine exceptional dance numbers and sinful story-telling. Combining hip hop, modern dance, and burlesque…and offering a different perspective on sin. Special Guest Performance June 16th only.

Harout Aristakessian, Founder of the Dance with Harout (DWH) Performance Co., teaches dance classes that are open to dancers of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of dance experience. His students get the life-enriching journey of participating in a show from the early stages of choreography to dancing on stage in a professional production.

More information on their facebook page here

TIMES: Friday, June 15 at 8:00 P.M. SOLD OUT
TIMES:
Saturday, June 16 at 8:00 P.M. SOLD OUT

TICKETS: $32 general (in advance), $42 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 logotype June 18 and 19, 2018

Momentum Dance Company presents

Let Your Light Shine

Momentum Dance Company is delighted to present their 4th annual Summer Concert! This season the show comes with a special message to all in attendance: Let Your Light Shine.

We want everyone’s mighty light to shine to the entire audience and community. This show is fun for the entire family! Enjoy two nights of upbeat inspiring dance as our performers, young and old, inspire every member of your family to feel the beat and clap their hands to every dance!

Stepping into her fourth season of dance education in Santa Barbara, Momentum’s Director, Betsy Woyach, is proud to present her recreational dancers as well as award winning dancers from MDC’s Competitive Company to the local community. Come enjoy dancers ages 7 - 18, as they spread their message “Let Your Light Shine” with energetic, Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary and Ballet. Witness choreography from not only the director but also LA and Santa Barbara’s up and coming dance educators: Whitney Bezzant, Nicole Russo, Pablo Gatica, Meghan Buddy and Quinn Oliver.

Let Your Light Shine will definitely be the high-LIGHT to kicking off of your summer season! Join us in celebrating dance in Santa Barbara! Tickets are on sale now!

More information on their MomentumDanceSB.com

TIMES: Monday, June 18 at 7:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Tuesday, June 19 at 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $30 VIP, $20 general

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

 

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Poster with logotype June 22 and 23, 2018

The Dance Network presents

Series 7

The Dance Network is proud to present its fifth 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 feature a performance of classic repertoire from famous tap company The Copasetics. 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, Kelli Forman, Karyn Laver, Daniel Rojo, Grace Salsido, Bethany Sutherland, and Kyle Ybarra. Our dance family is looking forward to a fun night with all of you!

TIMES: Friday, June 22 at 7:00 P.M. SOLD OUT
TIMES:
Saturday, June 23 at 7:00 P.M. SOLD OUT

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 logotype June 24, 2018

Carisa Carroll/Palm Dance Collective presents

Dance for Montecito

A fundraiser performance for the mudslide victims featuring dancers and companies from Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.A fundraiser performance for the mudslide victims featuring dancers and companies from Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.

Palm Dance Collective is holding a dance performance fundraiser event to raise funds for the hundreds of displaced families in the Montecito mudslide at Center Stage Theater, in Santa Barbara, CA, Sunday, June 24th. This tragedy occurred January 9th, 2018, leaving hundreds of families and businesses, homes and buildings, damaged or destroyed. We want to give to those in need by inviting all to attend a community dance performance where all proceeds will be given to the families through Habitat for Humanity Santa Barbara who is rebuilding homes. This will be a collaborative performance of many professional companies and schools in the Santa Barbara and Los Angeles areas that will be performing.

More information on their palmdancecollective.com

TIMES: Sunday, June 24 at 6:00 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 logotype July 6, 2018

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet presents

Pas de Seuss

TIMES: Friday, July 6 at 5:30 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 logotype July 7, 2018

gOLETA sCHOOL OF bALLET presents

Coppelia and Selected Works

TIMES: Saturday, July 7 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 showing a cancan dancerJuly 14 and 15, 2018

CENTER STAGE THEATER & SPEAKING OF STORIES presents

THE 30TH ANNUAL
SANTA BARBARA
FRENCH FESTIVAL

The Santa Barbara French Festival returns to Oak Park July 14 and 15 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 many 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 30th Annual Santa Barbara French Festival Saturday and Sunday July 14 and 15, 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 14, from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, July 15, from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: Admission is free!

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Poster with logotype July 26, 2018

The Adderley School presents

Adderley July Workshop Performance


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

TIMES: Thursday, July 26 at 6:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $33 VIP, $23 general, $18 children, $18 groups of 10 or more for a single performance (contact the box office for group ticket)

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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August 5, 2018

UC SANTA BARBARA DEPARTMENT OF THEATER AND DANCE presents

THE ODYSSEY PROJECT


To have a voice is to have a choice

By Homer and the Cast
Directed by Michael Morgan

Returning for its eighth 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, a dance choreographer, a graphic design artist, 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 The Odyssey Project

TIMES: Sunday, August 5, 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 logotype August 10, 2018

Goleta School of Ballet presents

The Summer Intensive Workshop Performance


La Sylphide - La Vivandiere - The Dream - Don Quixote - Raymonda

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

TIMES: Friday, August 10 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 logotype August 18, 2018

Transform Though Arts Theater presents

Into the Heart of a New Dimension


Into the heart of a new dimension Multi Media Dance Show

Join us in a beautiful message of empowerment, love and creativity on August 18th at Center Stage theater. Into the heart of a new dimension is a multi media dance show that takes you on a magical journey of new dimensions of love and consciousness through dance, live music and visual art. The show will be inspirational and educational in nature. Through Argentine Tango, Latin, Aerials, Theater Arts and Live Music audience willl be taken on a journey of exploration of new frontiers of consciousness.

A Benefit of ''Art without limit'' Non profit that mentors young artists.

more information at www.transformthoughartstheater.org

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

TICKETS: $35 general (in advance), $40 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 logotypeAugust 24 through September 2, 2018

Lit Moon presents

A Doll House

By Henrik Ibsen
Directed by John Blondell

Marriage, Family, Sex, Money… And Nora. Ibsen’s iconic domestic drama in a vividly contemporary new staging.

TIMES: Friday, August 24 at 7:30 P.M.
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Saturday, August 25 at 7:30 P.M.
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Thursday, August 30 at 7:30 P.M.
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Saturday, September 1 at 7:30 P.M.
TIMES: Sunday, September 2 at 4:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $23 general, $18 students and seniors

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late 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 1, 2018

Lit Moon presents

A Doll House Discussion

Hear a panel of Ibsen scholars, in a lively and illuminating discussion about the playwright and the new Lit Moon production of "A Doll House," currently running at Center Stage. Anna Jensen, Wendy Lukomski, and Simon Williams share perspectives about the play and production, moderated by Elaine Wagstaffe. Between performances of "Julius Caesar" and "A Doll House," on Saturday, September 1, at 4:30. It's FREE!!

TIMES: Saturday, September 1 at 4:30 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 logotypeAugust 31 and September 1, 2018

Lit Moon presents

Julius Caesar

By William Shakespeare
Directed by John Blondell

Ambition, Politics, Oratory… And Assassination. The past is the present in Shakespeare’s timely political tragedy. Two performances only! Don’t miss it in Santa Barbara before the company travels to the Yerevan Shakespeare Festival and the Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre in Tbilisi.

TIMES: Friday, August 31 at 7:30 P.M.
TIMES:
Saturday, September 1 at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $23 general, $18 students and seniors

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late 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 7 through September 16, 2018

DramaDogs, a Theater Company and DogStar Theater Company presents

Women ForwArd: 2 Plays

DramaDogs, a Theater Company and DogStar Theater Company are in collaboration; co-creating an innovative project which highlights women in roles regarding choice, introspection and transformation; women who play their significant part in the humanity of the world.

Partnering with local women-owned and operated businesses, these two theater companies bring you two weekends of "WOMEN FORWARD: 2 Plays".

DogStar Theater presents Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning "Three Tall Women", and DramaDogs presents Peter Shaffer's acclaimed comedy "Lettice and Lovage".

IMPORTANT: If you would like to purchase tickets to both shows please contact the box office for the discounted price, it is not available online.

Three Tall Women

TIMES: Friday, September 7 at 7:30 P.M.
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Saturday, September 8 at 2:00 P.M.
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Sunday, September 9 at 7:30 P.M.
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Tuesday, September 11 at 7:30 P.M.
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Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 P.M.
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Saturday, September 15 at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $28 general, $23 students and veterans
TICKETS::
$46 general for one ticket to Three Tall Women and one ticket to Lettice and Lovage (Not available online)

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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Lettice and Lovage

The first weekend of Lettice and Lovage (8 & 9) will be a preview and include a free beverage at intermission

 

TIMES: Saturday, September 8 at 7:30 P.M.
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Sunday, September 9 at 2:00 P.M.
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Wednesday, September 12 at 7:30 P.M.
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Friday, September 14 at 7:30 P.M.
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Saturday, September 15 at 7:30 P.M.
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Sunday, September 16 at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $28 general, $23 students and veterans
TICKETS::
$46 general for one ticket to Three Tall Women and one ticket to Lettice and Lovage (Not available online)

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 21, 2018

Dijo Productions presents

The Sorrow Cart

Announcing the most important show of the year!

Dijo Productions presents the West Coast premiere of The Sorrow Cart, a musical play about and for the homeless. All proceeds from the show will benefit The Soldiers Project to assist in aiding our homeless vets.

The Sorrow Cart brings to the stage an immense array of talent. It features well known K-LITE radio personality Catherine Remak, Ed Giron, most recently featured in A Walk In the Woods and host of the radio show Community Matters on KZSB Los Angeles and renown Santa Barbara acting luminaries, George Coe, Richard Lonsbury, Phil Moreno, Van Riker, and Alison Waxman. The show will also feature the talents of Heather Terbell, Claudia Kashin, and Audrey Brecher.

Sit back and be enthralled by the stories told through the eyes of the homeless in both word and song.

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

Give yourself the present of giving!
SUPPORT OUR HOMELESS VETS!

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

TICKETS: $20 general, $15 students, $10 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 logotypeSeptember 25, 2018

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara presents

Film Screening:
On the Edge of a Dream

A new surf documentary by Ellis Ericson and Andrew Kidman

Join us for the Santa Barbara premiere of On the Edge of A Dream, a new film and book by Ellis Ericson and Andrew Kidman, featuring titling and artwork by Barry McGee. Chronicling the process of developing a new surfboard design alongside surfing legend - and Santa Barbara native - George Greenough, the film is an intimate look into the shaping community in Australia and the quest to create the perfect board. The film is 53 minutes long. 

TIMES: Tuesday, September 25 at 6:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Tuesday, September 25 at 7:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $18 General, $15 MCASB Members & Students (tickets are not available through Center Stage, please follow the link below)

 

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Poster with logotypeSeptember 26, 2018

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara presents

Artist Talk:
Barry McGee

San Francisco, CA-based artist Barry McGee will speak in conversation with Associate Curator Alexandra Terry about his work currently on view at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) in Barry McGee: SB Mid Summer Intensive

Admission is FREE. RSVP here to reserve your seat. Please arrive on time as theater seating is limited. Any open seats will be made available on a first-come, first-serve basis after 6 pm. Should you need to modify or cancel your reservation for any reason, please email engagement@mcasantabarbara.org at your earliest convenience.

About the Artist:
Born in 1966, Barry McGee is arguably the most well-known and influential of the recent surge of artists from the Bay Area to have international success. He was raised in San Francisco, studied painting and printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute (graduating in 1991), and continues to live and work in the city. McGee's boldly graphic, colorful work incorporates a multitude of influences (including, for example, graffiti, American folk art, and Op Art), but is most immediately evocative of the urban street culture from which he hails. Engaging the ways in which the city's unique vernacular translates into artistic imagery, McGee celebrates the diversity, distinctive characters (one of his well-known motifs is a crawling, sad-sack bum), and neighborhood communities of the inner-city. His work critiques consumerist culture and the constant backdrop of commercialism in everyday interactions; rejecting the billboard and chain store, McGee instead finds inspiration in the seeming randomness of graffiti, the endless uploading of images on the internet, and the creative styling of misfits. McGee's work succeeds in its sensitive balance between anarchy and collaboration, resulting in environments which immerse the viewer in his singular, yet inclusive, vision.
His work has been the subject of exhibitions at the Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California; the Modern Art Museum Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Prada Foundation, Milan; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle, Ireland; and the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, among others.

About Alexandra Terry:
Alexandra Terry is Associate Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB). As an independent curator with a focus on emerging artists, Terry has curated exhibitions in the US and the UK, in addition to contributing to contemporary art publications. From 2008 to 2015 she was curator at the MOP Foundation, a London-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting Iranian contemporary art on a broad platform outside of Iran. Terry cofounded P.A.S.T. Projects in Bermondsey, London in 2009 and from 2010-2014 she was an active member of the GANDT artists' collective. Terry holds a BA from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO and a MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK. 

TIMES: Wednesday, September 26 at 6:00 P.M.

TICKETS: Free Admission RSVP here to reserve your seat.

 

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Poster with logotypeSeptember 28 and 29, 2018

The Producing Unit presents

How to Transcend a Happy Marriage

By Sarah Ruhl

A staged reading directed by Peter Frisch

An extraordinary new play by celebrated playwright Sarah Ruhl- a literate, funny and dark exploration into the incompatibility of traditional marriage with our sexual, animal roots.

Into the lives of two, "happily" married, middle-aged couples comes the remarkable Pip, a woman who lives, loves and sleeps with two male lovers and will only eat meat that she has killed herself. Responsive only to the insticts of her own, internal drummer, Pip's entrance onto the stage of the marrieds alters their understanding of life and relationships forever.

Sarah Ruhl has been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship and the PEN/Laura Pels Theater Award for a distinguished American playwright. Two of her plays have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and she received a nomination for Tony Award for Best Play.

"This new play is a subversive enchantment. It is part absurd domestic serio-comedy, part erotic magic realism, unflinching about taboos and about questioning that, just maybe, monogamy isn't enough"
-Newsday

Contains adult material. Not recommended for children.

TIMES: Friday, September 28 at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Saturday, September 29 at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 General, $15 Students

 

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Poster with logotypeOctober 15, 2019

SYLVIA SHORT MEMORIAL,
LIFE CELEBRATION,
STORY FEST

Sylvia Short
October 22, 1927 – April 14, 2018
Memorial, Life Celebration, Story Fest

Images from many of her performances (plus the rest of her very jam-packed, fun-filled life) will be shown and attendees are encouraged to share any Sylvia story they wish. For she lives on in our hearts and minds. Most indelibly. No tale is off limits – our girl didn’t feel compelled to play by any rules and she would want to be remembered in her full blown, unvarnished glory. In an effort to reach all the different circles in which Sylvia frolicked, please share details of the event with anyone you may know from her wide cadre of friends.

In lieu of flowers Sylvia asked that donations be made, in her name, to Center Stage Theater. Follow this link to donate.

TIMES: Monday, October 15 at 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS:Free Admission, all are welcome

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 17, 2018

Comedy Pet Theater presents

The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Voted Best Family Show in Vegas!

International circus legend award winner Gregory Popovich brings his European-style physical comedy, acrobats, jugglers but most important his furry cast of animals, the real stars of the show! All animals have been rescued from shelters all over the country and they have been transformed into Las Vegas stars.  The show features an amazing cast of house-cats, dogs, parrots, geese, mice, even a miniature horse named Diamond!

 He has published two books such as "You Can Train Your Cat" followed by "Doggy Gone Good". Gregory has been featured on The Tonight Show, David Letterman, in USA Today, People Magazine and was recently a finalist on America's Got Talent.  He starred in his first full-length film, winning the Audience Choice Award at the Dances With Films Festival in Los Angeles, CA.

POPOVICH Live Show Promo
Popovich on Animal Planet    
Popovich TV show promo  

TIMES: Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 P.M. SOLD OUT

TICKETS: $38 general, $33 senior, $23 Students and kids

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 and 21, 2018

ANNE TORSIGLIERI presents

"A" Train


Written and performed by Anne Torsiglieri
Music by Brad Carroll
Directed by Risa Brainin

 

“A” Train – Laughter. Songs. Autism. F-Bombs. Winner: Best Production at the United Solo Festival 2017. For more information visit www.ATraintheplay.com.
All proceeds from these performances will be donated to Hidden Wings, a place where young people with autism are empowered to spread their wings. To learn more visit www.hiddenwings.org.


“A” Train was developed through Launch Pad at UC Santa Barbara Department of Theater and Dance.

SATURDAY'S "A" TRAIN PERFORMANCE
During Saturday's performance of A Train we are anticipating problems with credit card processing due to an issue with the company that processes our credit card transactions. We will be able to process credit card orders, but it will be slower than usual. In order to make the pre-show run as smoothly as possible we suggest that you either purchase your tickets ahead of time, or pay with cash at the box office. To be clear, we will be able to run credit card orders but the fewer we have to run the better it will be. Also, there are only 30 tickets left for this performance so purchasing tickets ahead of time is a good idea anyway! You can call the theater on Friday between 11 and 5 and place you order over the phone, or use the link below to purchase online at any time. The Saturday performance is the only time we anticipate this problem. Thank you for your assistance!!!

TIMES: Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 P.M.
TIMES:
Sunday, October 21 at 7:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $22 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 26 and 27, 2018

The Dance Network presents

Voodoo Strut


The Dance Network's 4th annual fall performance features Halloween-themed dance pieces, fun costumes, some tricks, and a fun treat at the end of the show! This unique showcase can be enjoyed by the whole family. Come see performers ranging in age from 3 to over 70 years old in a variety of dance styles, including tap, hip hop, jazz, contemporary, and more! The talented choreographers for this year's showcase are Meredith Cabaniss, Kelli Forman, Karyn Laver, Daniel Rojo, Melanie Schuller, Bethany Sutherland, and Kyle Ybarra. Our dance family is looking forward to having a blast with all of you!

TIMES: Friday, October 26 at 7:00 P.M. SOLD OUT
TIMES:
Saturday, October 27 at 12:00 P.M.
TIMES:
Saturday, October 27 at 7:00 P.M. SOLD OUT

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 logotypeNovember 1, 2018

Theater of the Feminine Underground presents

Anima

Local female artists share their deepest longings, secrets, dreams, vulnerable moments and soul revelations through dance, song, spoken word and performance art.

“Vulnerable, daring, thought provoking."
-Montecito Journal

TIMES: Thursday, November 1 at 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $23 general (in advance), $28 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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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.