2017 Granada Theatre Legends Gala to Honor Marilyn Horne, Music Academy of the West and More

2017 Granada Theatre Legends Gala to Honor Marilyn Horne, Music Academy of the West and More

The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA) is honored to announce the shining stars to be honored at their third annual Granada Theatre Legends Gala, to be held on Friday, September 15, 2017.

The Legends Gala honors individuals and organizations that have had a significant impact on the performing arts, and this year the SBCPA is proud to celebrate Santa Barbara philanthropists Anne and Michael Towbes, beloved opera singer Marilyn Horne, and The Music Academy of the West as its 2017 Legends.

The 2017 Granada Theatre Legends Gala is co-chaired by local luminaries Gretchen Lieff, and Stephanie Sokolove, supported by a dynamic Legends Gala Committee. This stunning event is one of Santa Barbara's most impressive occasions and, in addition to showcasing their legends, the evening features extraordinary performances by some of the finest performing arts talent from Santa Barbara's cultural community.

All proceeds from the Legends Gala will help to ensure that this state-of-the-art venue continues to actively engage the community through diverse live performance and filmed entertainment programming. In addition, funds raised from the gala will assist the SBCPA in its effort to provide best-practices business and marketing support services for The Granada Theatre's eight resident companies and its Historic Theatre District partners. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this exciting event. Please contact Hayley Firestone Jessup, vice president for advancement, at 805.899.3000 or hjessup@granadasb.org. For more information, visit www.granadasb.org.

The SBCPA, a privately-funded 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1983, is dedicated to providing best-in-class production, sales and administrative support to arts organizations from throughout the Santa Barbara region, including its Historic Theatre District partners (Lobero Theatre and the New Vic Theatre) as well as its eight resident companies (CAMA, Music Academy of the West, Opera Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Choral Society, Santa Barbara Symphony, State Street Ballet, Theater League and UCSB Arts & Lectures).

The SBCPA's most visible service is operation of The Granada Theatre. Purchased by the SBCPA in 2003, restored and reopened in 2008, The Granada Theatre has state-of-the-art electrical, sound, lighting and fly systems, large and up-to-date dressing rooms, as well as contemporary audience amenities. By providing a world-class venue with skilled house management staff, production staff, marketing and ticketing services staff, the SBCPA is making it possible for many of Santa Barbara's finest performing arts organizations to present their programs with the highest level of contemporary production support and audience comfort. For more information, visit www.granadasb.org.

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