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 4, 2019

Lit Moon Theatre Company presents

A Doll House

By Henrik Ibsen
Directed by John Blondell

Did you miss Lit Moon’s landmark performance the first time around? It’s back – for one 2019 performance! Ibsen’s iconic domestic drama in a vividly contemporary new staging.

“a fascinating and sharply defined production of one of the world’s great dramas.…” -Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent

TIMES: Friday, January 4 at 7:30 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.

 

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)

Poster with logotypeJanuary 5, 2019

Lit Moon Theatre Company presents

The Nina Variations

By Steven Dietz
Directed by John Blondell

In a remarkable tour de force, Steven Dietz riffs on a famous scene between Nina and Konstantin in Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. As part of the Lit Moon Reunion Weekend, 43 company actors from the past and present play the 43 scenes of this poignant and heartbreaking play. A not to missed one-time-only event!

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

TICKETS: $30 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.

 

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)

Poster with logotypeJanuary 12, 2019

benefit for Maison des Jasmins presents

Haiti Girl Power:

Music for the Maison

HAITI GIRL POWER: Music for the Maison is an all-day celebration to benefit the Maison des Jasmins, a transition house in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti for orphan young women to complete their education. For more information about the cause, visit MaisonDJ.com

Daytime activities:
Zumba with Josette Tkacik at the Carrillo Recreation Center at 11:15am
Drum Circle with Jerry Zacarias at Center Stage Theater at 3pm

Evening Concert at Center Stage Theater:
Matthew Doohan at 7:00pm
The Brambles at 7:45pm
Jason Campbell and The Drive at 8:30pm

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Jason Campbell and The Drive:
Winding down the foothills of Santa Barbara is an open road that delivers Jason Campbell and The Drive…There, three musicians crafted a musical intersection of rock, country, and funk that resulted in a sound that is uniquely their own. Although their sound is difficult to define (one reviewer seems to have gotten close with “wooden groove music”) it is undeniably accessible and infectious. The originality owes in no small part to the organic genesis of this band. The soon-to-be band mates were friends and neighbors on previously independent musical journeys, but they discovered an undeniable synergy while jamming in the hills they called home. They soon decided to commit to this new sound, and Jason Campbell and The Drive had taken root. The friendship and musical odyssey continues, and Jason Campbell and The Drive has emerged as a staple of the Santa Barbara music scene where they energize audiences with 60+ shows annually.

The Brambles:
California duo Carly (ukelele) and Bethany (percussion) are The Brambles. A Young female duo inspired by Americana Folk ballads and toe tapping tunes. Friends since high school their musical kinship developed when they were brought together by their mutual passion of euphoric acoustics in unusual places. In 2014 they made it official and began their passion of yelling harmoniously in public. In 2017 the Brambles released their first studio EP "The Brambles Greatest Hits" Musical influences: Head and the Heart, Janis Joplin, The Civil Wars, Etta James, Bob Dylan, Alison Krauss, The Everly Brothers, Kate Nash, David Bowie, Billie Holiday. Shared interests-sandwiches, cats, whales, honey, bubble baths, whiskey in a jar, good red wine.
THE BRAMBLES HAVE OPENED FOR: John Doe, The White Buffalo, Lissie, Timmy Curran, Brian Wright, Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters), Emy Reynolds, Mimi Gilbert.
AND HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF PLAYING: The Lobero, The Alcazar Theater, Hotel Cafe, Hotel Utah, Topa Topa Folk Fest, Soho, Presq'uile Winery, Cold Spring Tavern, Santa Barbara Summer Solstice, Santa Barbara Earth Day, various wineries and breweries up and down the west coast.

Matthew Doohan:
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Matthew Doohan now fronts the Seattle-based rock band, Fortress of the Bear. He’s known for his soulful vocals.

Drum Circle
TIMES:
Saturday, January 12 at 3:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $10 general, $5 kids 6-12, kids under 6 are free

Evening Concert

TIMES: Saturday, January 12 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.

 

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)

Poster with logotypeJanuary 13, 2019

Noneow presents

The Black Market Trust

The Black Market Trust are an American Traditional Pop/Vocal Jazz group from Los Angeles who combine the sounds of the legendary American crooners and vocal groups with the fire and energy of Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Consisting of five world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages and with music’s most renowned artists, The Black Market Trust capitalize on their experience and pedigree to deliver a high energy, crowd pleasing performance filled with some of the best songs ever written.

Their live show features material from The Great American Songbook infused with Django’s romantic and virtuosic flavor. Add some intricate vocal harmonies, a dash of Rat Pack-style comedy and it’s clear to audiences why The Black Market Trust have quickly earned a reputation as one of the premier live acts performing in music today. Be transported as they meld two distinctly different vibes- one of a gypsy campfire, the other a slick metropolitan nightclub- into a cohesive, stylish sound.

TIMES: Sunday, January 13 at 3:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $28 general

 

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

 

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)

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.