Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 2/02/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 2/02/2014 CIRQUE ELOIZE: CIRKOPOLIS
The Granada Theatre
2/3-2/3/2014
In its dazzling new circus spectacular, Cirkopolis, Montreal-based troupe Cirque Éloize transports us to a retro-futuristic industrial world, inspired by the daring aesthetics of classic films Metropolis and Brazil. Through gravity-defying circus arts, dance and theater, 12 multitalented artists and acrobats tell the story of workers who rebel against the spirit-crushing monotony of the factory-city, challenging its boundaries and reinventing themselves. Accompanied by an original score and inventive video projections, this show for all ages plunges the spectator into a vibrant, dream-like universe, where the pursuit of our true place in the world reveals its vital importance.
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Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 2/02/2014 GISELLE
The Granada Theatre
2/5-2/5/2014
When it comes to new takes on classical repertory, the Royal New Zealand Ballet's critically acclaimed new staging of Giselle is the production of the moment. Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2013, the world-renowned dance troupe brings its expressive dancers to Santa Barbara for a retelling of this timeless ballet. The pitch-perfect production features stirring, human characters; an enchanting, fairytale-like plot; otherworldly spirits and gorgeous choreography - from pure classical ballet to joyful folk dances. The quintessential romantic ballet, Giselle conveys the power of forgiveness and redemption to vanquish the anguish of betrayal and desperate love.
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Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 2/02/2014 VENICE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
UCSB Campbell Hall
2/6-2/6/2014
Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, the "irresistible" (The New Yorker) Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of the premier ensembles devoted to period-instrument performance. A man on a mission, Marcon wants to bring to the group's performances all the freshness and flash that made Vivaldi's concertos so groundbreaking in their day. In its Santa Barbara debut, the ensemble performs a lively, buoyant program of Vivaldi and other Baroque masters.
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Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 2/02/2014 TRUE BLUES
UCSB Campbell Hall
2/10-2/10/2014
When the voices and songs and stories are true, the blues offers something for every listener along every stop in life's winding journey. A thriving community of remarkable contemporary musicians continues to keep rich and expressive blues traditions alive. True Blues chronicles the extraordinary living culture of the blues in an unforgettable evening of music and conversation hosted by blues great and MacArthur Fellow Corey Harris and featuring renowned roots musicians Guy Davis and Alvin Youngblood Hart. Inspired by the documentary film of the same name, the True Blues concert vividly brings to life this crucial wellspring of American music. Features performers from the new album and documentary.
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Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 2/02/2014 CEDAR LAKE CONTEMPORARY BALLET
The Granada Theatre
2/11-2/11/2014
Since its founding a decade ago, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet has become the go-to group for some of the world's most innovative and exciting work by up-and-coming choreographers. The acclaimed, intensely physical company has built a reputation for its daring integration of ballet technique into contemporary forms, with dancers who "go from zero to 60 with an ease you or I cannot fathom" (The New York Times). Emotionally visceral works by international choreographers Crystal Pite, Jo Stromgren, and Jiri Kylian showcase this distinctive company in all its dramatic power, with vivid stage lighting and driving musical scores.
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1776 (ALL FEMALE CAST)
The Tabard Theatre Company
1/24-2/16/2014
Theatre on San Pedro Square:book: Peter Stone; lyrics: Sherman Edwards; music: Sherman Edwards; dir: Diane Milo.
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Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 2/02/2014 LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE
Santa Maria Civic Theatre
1/31-2/22/2014
A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes, and memory covering all the important subjects - mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why women wear black. By turns amusing and reflective, deeply personal and universal, "Love, Loss..." presents a range of voices and stories that are quite stylish - and always in fashion.
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Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 2/02/2014 GOOD PEOPLE
Ensemble Theatre Company
2/6-2/23/2014
Does where we grow up inexorably imprint itself on our destiny? Nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play, this comic drama about social class takes place in two Boston neighborhoods: the working-class Southie and upscale Chestnut Hill. Margie Walsh has just been let go from her job at the Dollar Store and is now one bingo game away from being evicted from her home. Perhaps her high school boyfriend, Mikey, who has managed to escape his blue collar upbringing to become a successful doctor, could be her ticket out. With surprising plot twists and filled with humor, pathos, and suspense, Good People is one of the most popular plays of the year.
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