GURLZ Behind Bars Encore!

GURLZ Behind Bars Encore!

Drag is NOT a Crime! Encore!


Center Stage Theater presents

GURLZ Behind Bars; Drag is NOT a Crime!


A Santa Barbara Drag Revue!

Friday, August 25, 2023

Hosted by Jim Sirianni

Please join us for our second annual Drag Revue and Cabaret! This year our theme is GURLZ Behind Bars; Drag is NOT a Crime and will be performed at Center Stage Theater! With all the political turmoil over this last year, aggression toward the LGBTQIA+ Community, and legislation across the country attacking Drag performers and performances, we felt it was necessary to counter all that noise! And have a little fun while doing it!! Come join us for GURLZ Behind Bars; Drag is NOT a Crime Encore!

The show promises to be an evening filled with bawdy, burlesque, illusion, and intrigue! And... tape, lots and lots of tape! We shall deliver a fabulous Drag Revue that only Santa Barbara can offer! Our gurlz are breaking out from behind bars to show you all a really good time! Oh! And by the way, this performance will serve as a fundraiser for Center Stage Theater!

You’ve been incarcerated in the big house, the Bastille, the slammer, the hoosegow, the stockade, the clink, cell block 101, also known as Center Stage Theater for “GURLZ Behind Bars; Drag is NOT a Crime! Encore!”

PLEASE NOTE: This production is for adults ages 18 plus and contains suggestive material and language.

Performance Dates and Times:
Friday, August 25 at 8:30 pm

Ticket Prices:
VIP Table Seating: $35 (Includes one drink ticket)
General Admission: $25
Student with ID: $18
Military with ID: $18

**All sales are final! No refunds or exchanges. **

All seating is general admission unless otherwise noted. (IE VIP Table seating) For all performances, there is limited late seating once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

There are no social distancing requirements in place for seating. There are no vaccine or testing requirements at this time. Masks are encouraged but not required. We are continuing our mitigation efforts. The HVAC system for the theater is set to bring in 100% fresh air. We are using CDC-recommended MERV-13 filters, the air is turned over 7.35 times an hour, and we also have portable HEPA air purifiers and our generous use of hand sanitizer. (Thank you to the Santa Barbara Foundation!) All of our staff are fully vaccinated, and performers are either vaccinated or tested negative before performing.

You can use either e-tickets, print-at-home tickets, or request Will Call tickets to be waiting for you at the Box Office. If you have any questions, please email Executive Director Teri Ball at

Thank you to everyone in the community who supported us through this prolonged intermission. We would not still be here without your support.

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