Center Stage Theater presents


  • Dec. 09 - Dec. 12, 2019
  • Performance Times Below
  • Center Stage Theater
An eclectic collection of original true stories, with a Holiday twist or turn, 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!

First-person true stories with a Holiday connection (any holiday is acceptable)
Word count 500-1500
5 to 10 minutes when read aloud

Digital submissions preferred in Word or PDF documents
Stories can be submitted by email

or hard copy to:
Center Stage Theater
751 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
If you have any questions or would like additional information call 805-963-8198 or email

Submission Deadline: Sunday October 20
Auditions: Selections announced October 22, auditions October 28 & 29
Final Selections announced November 1

TICKETS: $25 general, $18 students and military,
$20 Early Bird Special (must be purchased by Friday, December 6)
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)
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.


  • Dec. 09, 2019 at 7:30 PM
  • Dec. 10, 2019 at 7:30 PM
  • Dec. 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM
  • Dec. 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM

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