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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Poster with logotypeJanuary 19, 2019

The Adderley School presents

January Workshops

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

TIMES: Saturday, January 19 at 12:00 P.M.
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Saturday, January 19 at 1:30 P.M.
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Saturday, January 19 at 3:00 P.M.
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Saturday, January 19 at 4:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $33 VIP, $23 general, $18 children, $18 groups of 10 or more (please call or visit the box office to arrange group tickets)

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 25 through February 3, 2019

THE PRODUCING UNIT presents

HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE

By Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Peter Frisch
Starring Ivy Vahanian, Brian Harwell, Jenna Scanlon, Bill Egan, Shay Munroe, Matt Chung, Blake Benlan, and Roz Borah

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 instincts 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, January 25 at 8:00 P.M.
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Saturday, January 26 at 8:00 P.M.
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Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 P.M.
TIMES: Thursday, January 31 at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: Friday, February 1 at 8:00 P.M.
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Saturday, February 2 at 8:00 P.M.
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Sunday, February 3 at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $29 general, $18 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 logotypeFebruary 9, 2019

Transform Through Arts Theater presents

COLORS OF LOVE

Join us for unforgettable celebration of love with dancers and singers ranging from Burlesque, Latin, Samba, Belly Dance and Argentine Tango Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at Center Stage Theater

Colors of Love is a Valentine Dance Show that features professional dancers and singers, together they blend their unique talents into powerful expression of various aspects of love.

You will experience mystery, vivacious energy, tender sensuality, exquisite beauty, infectious passion, being evoked and transformed into a new sense of aliveness.

Indulge your senses, heart and ears with delicious magic of dance and live music in a style of contemporary soulful love songs sung by fabulous Kanga LaVrado.

Featured musicians of this year are pianist Forrest Leichtberg and George Friendenthal.

Also show is a benefit for non profit Arts without limits.

TIMES: Saturday, February 9 at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $35 General (in advance), $40 General (at the door), $25 Student (With student 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 logotypeFebruary 15 and 16, 2019

Hector Sanchez presents

Envision: Humanity

This theatrical representation of today's changing world promises to entertain, inspire and educate audiences of all ages. Collaborating artists weave intricate stories about life, society, and highlight social movements in a multimedia presentation intricately blending contemporary aerial and dance with imagery and music.

Special guest, Nathaniel Gray, speaks about The Santa Barbara Project, an in-depth look into the hearts of 200+ people that call Santa Barbara home.

Produced by Hector Sanchez in collaboration with Lauren Breese and the AIREDANSE Collective, plus Aurora Moon Tribe – Krischana Thompson, Selah Dance Collective – Meredith Cabaniss, The Santa Barbara Project – Nathaniel Gray, Yulia Maluta, Vasily Golovin, Jatila van der Veen and more.

TIMES: Friday, February 15 at 7:30 P.M.
TIMES: Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $33 general, $28 student and senior

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 21, 2019

Arthur Murray Dance Studio Santa Barbara presents

Arthur Murray Theater Show

Starring the students and professional dancers from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Santa Barbara

Come and join us for a one-night only event full of glitz, glamour and ballroom dancing! The students and professional dancers of the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Santa Barbara invite you to enjoy a cornucopia of theatrical routines and beautiful dancing. From sizzling salsa performances to sensual and romantic rumba routines there is something for every mood and every taste. Dancers range from brand new students who show off how much you can accomplish within a few months to accomplished competitive dancers who travel the world and wow audiences with their impressive skills.

Whether you are a ballroom dancer yourself, someone who is curious about this fascinating hobby or just here to cheer on your friends and relatives, you are guaranteed to enjoy an exciting evening filled with laughter, tears and anything in between. Let us show you the diverse and exhilarating world of couples-dancing and show you the many ways you can enjoy this beautiful hobby.

About the organizer:
The Arthur Murray Dance Studios are the biggest private dance organization in the world, teaching the world to dance since 1912. As a franchise of ballroom dance studios it is our mission to change people’s lives through dancing and spread the joy of dancing all over the world. With over 260 studios in more than 21 countries Arthur Murray stays committed to the highest level of instruction through fully certified instructors who are constantly learning and improving their craft. The Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Santa Barbara has been part of the community since 1948 and is home to highly accomplished and certified instructors who can’t wait to bring dancing into the lives of everyone in the beautiful city of Santa Barbara.

http://www.arthurmurraysb.com
http://facebook.com/arthurmurraysb

TIMES: Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $25 General, $20 Student (must present valid student ID at will call)

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 through May 20, 2019

Speaking of Stories presents

SPEAKING OF STORIES 2019 SEASON

Speaking of Stories is pleased to announce our 25th season of performances, running February through May of 2019. The 2019 season will include 4 shows, Personal Stories February 24-27, Personal Stories II April 8-11, Nothing But Laughs April 28-29, and Celebration of Stories May 19-20 featuring performances by T.C. Boyle and Joe Spano.
This will be a very special season, because in addition to being our 25th Anniversary it will also be our final season. After much deliberation we have decided that it is time to bring the series to an end. We are excited to present these final wonderful shows in celebration of 25 great years.

Subscribe for all 4 shows or put together a package of 3. Both the February and April Personal Stories shows will actually have 2 bills of performers (Bill A and Bill B). You can chose one bill as your subscription show, and then add the second bill for just $20.
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 2019, February 24 through 27
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. If you purchase both bills, for the second bill your tickets will be just $20!

Personal Stories II 2019, April 8 through 11
There were so many great stories to chose from that we could not fit them all into a single show, so we are doing a second set of shows! 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. If you purchase both bills, for the second bill your tickets will be just $20!

Nothing But Laughs, April 28-29
Stories to Tickle Your Funny Bone! Speaking of Stories continues its 25th season with a performance of hilarious stories. Great stories performed by talented actors. Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk! Performers to be announced soon.

A Letter to My Grandson by Dave Barry
Bar Mitzvah by Michael Bernard read by Michael Bernard
The Don of the Dance by Karl MacDermott
Leo Wouldn’t Iron His Jeans by Jane Gawahl
Odd Jobs by Stuart McClean

Celebration of Stories May 19 & 20
featuring T.C. Boyle and Joe Spano
Inspirational, funny, poignant and moving stories, a free for all of great stories performed by fabulous actors! Please join us after the shows on the patio for a special celebration to toast the final performances.

Speaking of Stories by Saral Burdette read by Saral Burdette
I Walk Between the Raindrops
by T. C. Boyle read by T.C. Boyle
The Blue Tree by Rick Bass read by Faline England
Refresh, Refresh by Benjamin Percy read by Joe Spano

TICKETS:
A Level (reserved seat)
4 show $112 (Season plus Holiday Memories)
3 show $84
B Level (general admission)
4 show $92 (Season plus Holiday Memories)
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 logotypeFebruary 24 through February 27, 2019

Speaking of Stories presents

PERSONAL STORIES

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.  If you purchase both bills, for the second bill your tickets will be just $20!

Bill One

Royce Adams Thief Catcher
Deborah Bertling PK
Cody Minnick Free God Wrote Back
Patricia Heller Trust Issues
Tania Israel The Great Barrier
J.D. Lewis Twelve in Twelve
Marcia Orland When I Wasn't Looking
Robert MacNeal Imagine
Michael Seabaugh Charlie Girl
Marilee Zdenek Memories That Heal

Bill Two

Mashey Bernstein With My Father In the Dark
Robin Gerber The Greatest Gift
Valerie Girard Rune, The People Whisperer
Cie Gumucio In a Split Second
Gary James A Remote Memory
Judy Karin Elastic Collisions
Brian Silsbury Memories of the Mallard
Linda Stewart-Oaten What My Mother Wore
Paul Willis Gumdrops
Jonathan Young At the UFO Convention

TIMES: Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 P.M. (BILL ONE)
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Monday, February 25 at 7:30 P.M. (BILL TWO)
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Tuesday, February 26 at 7:30 P.M. (BILL ONE)
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Wednesday, February 27 at 7:30 P.M. (BILL TWO)

TICKETS: $28 general, $18 students and military,
TICKETS:$18 Early Bird Special (Sunday matinee and Wednesday night only, must be purchased by Thursday, February 21)
TICKETS:$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 logotypeFebruary 28 through March 3, 2019

Nebula Dance Lab presents

HH11

"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 5th 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 four 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 in three professional-quality performances. Each show is unique featuring a diverse representation of professional dance works. Plus, the Apogee Awards and kickoff evening March 1st, honoring Arts Education featuring special performances by youth and professional companies. Don't miss any of these amazing performances!
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].
Please note, Friday's performance March 1st includes a special Mix & Mingle event for all ticket holders including small bites, custom drinks by local mixologists, special projection by Robin Bisio with Inspiratia International and live music, 6-8pm, and a unique reception following the performances including desserts, drinks and live music.

Thursday February 28th
Plus Apogee Awards honoring Dance Education & Youth in a kickoff evening February 28th including special performances by State Street Ballet Young Dancers (SB), Santa Barbara Dance Arts (SB), Linda Vega Dance Studios (SB), The Dance Network (SB), Panther Dance Company (SB) , Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Dance Company (SB), and FELEDI Project (Budapest, Hungary)

Friday March 1st
Mix & Mingle 6-8pm: Including small bites, custom drinks by local mixologists, special projection by Robin Bisio with Inspiratia International and live music, and a unique reception following the performances including desserts, drinks and live music.
Peri Trono (SF), Chelsea Asman (LB), The Hubbard Collective (OC), Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Dance Company (SB), Robin Bisio Films (SB) with Inspiratia International (SB), UCSB Dance Company (SB), FUSE Dance Company (LA), FELEDI Project (Budapest, Hungary)

Saturday March 2nd
Robin Bisio Films (SB) with Inspiratia International (SB), Raadha Kalpa Dance Company/ Nitya Narasimhan (SC), Nebula Dance Lab (SB), RE|Dance Group (IL), The Dance Network (SB), Briana Markovich (SF), Danielle Diniz (NY, NY), ArtBark International | Stephen Kelly (SB), Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Dance Company (SB), Marco Pinter (SB), UCSB Dance Company (SB), GRAYSCALE (LA), Chloe Roberts (SB), Weslie Ching (SB), FELEDI Project (Budapest, Hungary)

Sunday March 3rd
FELEDI Project (SB), Hannah Ruth Brothers (SB), Maria Rendina/Motion Theatre (SB), Embark Dance Theatre (OC), Kathak Bandi Dance Collective (Canada), Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ LA Choreographers & Dancers (LA), and Nebula Dance Lab (SB), Robin Bisio Films (SB) with Inspiratia International (SB), ArtBark International | Misa Kelly & Michelle Cotrina aka "Leilani & Miele" (SB), FUSE Dance Company (LA), Kendra Pearson (SF), Jess Harper & Dancers (LA), GRAYSCALE (LA), The Dance Network (SB), Gianna Burright (OJ), UCSB Dance Company (SB)

TIMES: Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 P.M. SOLD OUT
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Friday, March 1 at 8:00 P.M.
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Saturday, March 2 at 8:00 P.M.
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Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $24 general, $18 students, $15 Opening Night/Apogee Awards, $58 Festival Pass, $68 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 logotypeMarch 6, 2019

Theater of the Feminine Underground presents

Anima

Local female artists share their dreams, secrets, fantasies, rants, revelations and vulnerable reveals on stage in dance, song, spoken word and performance art.

“Stirring, sensual, thought-provoking, mythic.” -Man About Town
“Bold, personal and bring-the-house-down funny.” - Sentinel
“Vulnerable, daring and feverishly gripping.” - Montecito Journal

TIMES: Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $23 general (in advance), $28 general (day of the 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 logotypeMarch 9 through 16, 2019

Santa Barbara Dance Arts presents

Configuration

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. See award winning choreography from Los Angeles choreographers Phil Wright and Richard Elszy, plus work from local favorites Brittany Sandoval, Chloe Roberts, Lauren Serrano, and Alana Tillim. 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 9 at 7:00 P.M.
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Sunday, March 10 at 2:00 P.M.
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Friday, March 15 at 7:00 P.M.
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Saturday, March 16 at 2:00 P.M.
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Saturday, March 16 at 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $50 patron, $25 general, $17 Student (matinees 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 logotypeMarch 22 through 24, 2019

Opera Santa Barbara presents

Dr. Miracle

by Georges Bizet

Featuring Opera SB’s Chrisman Studio Artists, this zany romance whisks together the best elements of The Elixir of Love and The Barber of Seville. Pacific Opera Project’s Josh Shaw directs. Certain to delight audiences of all ages! Soprano Jennifer Lindsay as Loretta and mezzo-soprano Ashley Kay Armstrong as Vivian. Baritone Yazid Gray will play the Sheriff and Michael Kollmorgen as the titular Doc Miracle and Captain Samuel/Pierre. The operetta will be in English and set in the American West.

March 22-24 5pm reception / 6pm performance
Ticket includes a pre-performance reception with small bites and wine.

More information here

TIMES: Friday, March 22 at 6:00 P.M.(5pm reception)
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Saturday, March 23 at 6:00 P.M.(5pm reception)
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Sunday, March 24 at 6:00 P.M.(5pm reception)

TICKETS: $25 general, $13 for 18 and under (must show ID at pickup)

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

 

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Poster with logotypeApril 8 through 11, 2019

Speaking of Stories presents

PERSONAL STORIES II

There were so many great stories to chose from that we could not fit them all into a single show, so we are doing a second set of shows! 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.  If you purchase both bills, for the second bill your tickets will be just $20!

Bill One

Valerie Burns Venice Vision
Susan Cochran My History Is In My Hands
Gary Delanoeye Running Away
Barbara Greenleaf This Old Body
Laura Kenig Losing Zane
Laurie Lindop Tick Tocker Club
Rudi Lion Under The Stars
Ann Lippincott The Walnut
Tony Miratti Asthma
Angie Swanson-Kyriaco Numbers

Bill Two

Carolyn Butcher Stevie The Troll
Dan Fontaine A Minor Gift In Prophecy
Madalena Fossatti The Voice Of God In Schools
Deborah Gunther Peter And The Wolf
Gib Johnson Mrs. Habegger’s Gift
Noah Lashly This Might Seem Stupid
Kathy Marden A Shock in the Shower
Jemi Reis McDonald Pronouns
Matthew Talbott Heyday
Catherine Weissenberg Taxi Cab Delivery

TIMES: Monday, April 8 at 7:30 P.M. (BILL ONE)
TIMES:
Tuesday, April 9at 7:30 P.M. (BILL TWO)
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Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 P.M. (BILL ONE)
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Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 P.M. (BILL TWO)

TICKETS: $28 general, $18 students and military,
TICKETS:$18 Early Bird Special (Monday and Tuesday night only, must be purchased by Friday, April 5)
TICKETS:$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.

 

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

Poster with logotypeApril 5 through 14, 2019

Out of the Box Theatre Company presents

Fun Home

A Coming-of-Age Musical

Description: The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, FUN HOME is based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This groundbreaking production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways.

“Heart-gripping and cathartic, FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up” The New York Times.

NOTE: This production contains mature language and content.

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Book by Lisa Kron
Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel

Deborah Bertling (Helen), Henry Challen (John), Rob Grayson (Bruce), Mikayla Knight (Joan), Paige Mobley (Medium Alison), Sam Pillow (Christian), Aileen Marie Scott (Alison), Zachary Thompson (Roy), Ember Reiter (Small Alison), and Hattie Ugoretz (Small Alison).
PRODUCTION TEAM: Amy Baer (Music Director), Ted Dolas (Lighting/Set Design), Austin Escamilla (Assistant Director), Samantha Eve (Director), Gitte (Props), Keith Robinson (Music Director), Mandy Sabedra (Stage Manager), and Maggie Yates.

TIMES: Friday, April 5 at 8:00 P.M.
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Saturday, April 6 at 8:00 P.M.
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Sunday, April 7 at 2:00 P.M.
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Friday, April 12 at 8:00 P.M.
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Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 P.M.
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Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $35 general, $20 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 logotypeApril 18, 2019

Indivisible Santa Barbara presents

Real Challenges/ Real Solutions: A Critical Path to a Sustainable Future

A Climate Reality Project (founder Al Gore) Leader presentation

Aaron Fyke, a leader in Al Gore's Climate Reality Project, will speak at Santa Barbara's Center Stage Theater about the challenges of climate change and present some real solutions on how we can take action. This presentation is free of charge to the public, sponsored by Indivisible Santa Barbara.

learn more at Aaron Fyke

TIMES: Thursday, April 18 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.

 

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.