Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 6/01/2014

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<a href=Merle Haggard in Broadway" border="0" bheight="100" width="100" align="right"> MERLE HAGGARD
Chumash Casino Resort
Merle Haggard's body of work easily places him beside Hank Williams as one of the most influential artists in country music history. Called "the poet of the common man," it would be difficult to find an artist as stubbornly true to himself as Haggard. Don't miss him performing hits including "I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink," Okie From Muskogee," "Mama Tried" and more!
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<a href=Karla Bonoff and Jimmy Webb in Broadway" border="0" bheight="100" width="100" align="right"> KARLA BONOFF AND JIMMY WEBB
Lobero Theatre
Two GRAMMY® winning songwriters of international acclaim, Jimmy Webb and Karla Bonoff, share their most famous compositions in a double-bill performance. Webb-the only artist to receive GRAMMY®'s for music, lyrics, and orchestration-has provided career-making classics for Glen Campbell, Art Garfunkel, The Fifth Dimension, and Joe Cocker with hits including "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," "Up, Up and Away" and "MacArthur Park." Artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd and Lynn Anderson have interpreted Karla Bonoff's songs, and her solo albums and performances continue to draw critical praise.
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Good People in Broadway GOOD PEOPLE
Magic Circle Theatre
Central Coast Premiere! Nominated for the Tony Award for Best play 2011, NY Drama Critics' Circle Awards Best Play 2011. In South Boston, good people lean on their neighbors through hardship, nights are spent playing bingo at the local church, and life is lived from paycheck to paycheck. Falling on tough times, Margie Walsh turns to former boyfriend Mikey, who has managed to escape his blue collar upbringing to become a successful doctor. Can she manage to turn her life and luck around? Margie is about to risk what little she has to find out. With surprising plot twists filled with humor and pathos this comic drama about social class asks the question does where we grow up determine our destiny? Is it strength of character or just a few lucky breaks that determines a person's fate?
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Murder by the Book in Broadway MURDER BY THE BOOK
Circle Bar B Dinner Theatre
Crisp, witty exchanges pepper this light hearted and inventive thriller that unfolds with a series of macabre twists. A thriller writer indulges in vitriolic word duels with his estranged wife until she shoots him. An amateur detective from the next flat attempts to solve the murder before calling the police. More deadly games are in store when the corpse rises and the tables are turned more than once for the victim and the killers.
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