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BWW Review: CRIMES OF THE HEART at SBCC Jurkowitz Theatre BWW Review: CRIMES OF THE HEART at SBCC Jurkowitz Theatre
by Anna Jensen on April 20, 2018 in Santa Barbara

A Delightful Southern Treat. SBCC's production of CRIMES OF THE HEART by Beth Henley, Directed by R. Michael Gros. April 11-28, 2018, Jurkowitz Theatre, SBCC West Campus, 900 block of Cliff Dr. 805-965-5935 or www.theatregroupsbcc.com for tickets and information. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 4/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW on April 20, 2018 in Santa Barbara

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Santa Barbara (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More!
by BWW Special on April 20, 2018 in Santa Barbara

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! (more...)
BWW Review: TROUBLE IN TAHITI AND GALLANTRY at Center Stage Theater BWW Review: TROUBLE IN TAHITI AND GALLANTRY at Center Stage Theater
by Anna Jensen on April 18, 2018 in Santa Barbara

A rare treat this weekend only, Opera Santa Barbara presents an evening of one-act comic operas in the intimacy of Center Stage Theater. Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti will be performed along with Douglas Moore's broadly comic work, Gallantry. Both showcase the talents of Opera Santa Barbara's Chrisman Studio Artists (Chelsea Melamed, Byron Mayes, Elle Valera, and Jonathan Walker-VanKuren) in featured roles. Opera Santa Barbara's Artistic Director, Kostis Protopapas, praises these singers for their 'charisma and charm combined with impeccable comedic timing.' (more...)
'How To Be A Latin Lover' Screens At The Granada Theatre 'How To Be A Latin Lover' Screens At The Granada Theatre
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2018 in Santa Barbara

The "Cine en Domingo" Film Series presents How to Be a Latin Lover at The Granada Theatre on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm. Assemblymember Monique Limon and actor Andy Valdez will host a community discussion about the 2017 film, that tells the story of a divorced man learning the importance of family and community. The "Cine en Domingo" series as a whole showcases both classic and contemporary Spanish language films, with compelling titles chosen to engage the Latino community and all who love this genre of filmmaking. How to Be a Latin Lover is presented in Spanish with no subtitles. (more...)
BWW Review: THE INVISIBLE HAND at New Victoria Theater BWW Review: THE INVISIBLE HAND at New Victoria Theater
by Anna Jensen on April 16, 2018 in Santa Barbara

Entrancing but, as the kids in theory class say, 'problematic' (more...)
Photo Flash: Ensemble Theatre Company Presents THE INVISIBLE HAND Photo Flash: Ensemble Theatre Company Presents THE INVISIBLE HAND
by BWW News Desk on April 15, 2018 in Santa Barbara

ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY (in a co-production with the ENGLISH THEATRE FRANKFURT) is thrilled to announce the fourth show of its 2017-2018 Season, a witty and provocative new thriller, THE INVISIBLE HAND, written by Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced) and directed by Jonathan Fox. THE INVISIBLE HAND begins previews on Thursday, April 12, opens on Saturday, April 14, and runs through Sunday, April 29, 2018 at The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara. The production will then transfer to the English Theatre Frankfurt on May 9, 2018. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/12 - LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/12 - LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More!
by BWW Special on April 13, 2018 in Santa Barbara

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT at Center Stage Theater BWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT at Center Stage Theater
by Anna Jensen on April 11, 2018 in Santa Barbara

The punk rock musical American Idiot, now on stage at Center Stage, gives Green Day fans an opportunity to immerse themselves into the titular album through dance, imagery, and, of course, music. American Idiot does not tell a story so much as it performs the gesture of punk rock: a clench-fisted rebellion against the banality of American society and culture. (more...)
BWW Previews: THE INVISIBLE HAND at Ensemble Theatre Company BWW Previews: THE INVISIBLE HAND at Ensemble Theatre Company
by Maggie Yates on April 10, 2018 in Santa Barbara

The Invisible Handplays out events in a market atmosphere without stringent guidelines, in which capitalism can run amuck. 'Pakistan is the wild west,' says Tufts. 'How will capitalism thrive in an unregulated environment? It thrives with enormous consequence.' Directed by Jonathan Fox, The Invisible Handalso stars Mujahid Abdul-Rashid and Sarang Sharma. This Southern California premiere runs at the New Vic Theater April 12-April 29th, and then moves to the English Theater Frankfurt in May. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Ensemble Theatre Company's THE INVISIBLE HAND Photo Flash: First Look at Ensemble Theatre Company's THE INVISIBLE HAND
by BWW News Desk on April 08, 2018 in Santa Barbara

ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY (in a co-production with the ENGLISH THEATRE FRANKFURT) is thrilled to announce the fourth show of its 2017-2018 Season, a witty and provocative new thriller, THE INVISIBLE HAND, written by Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced) and directed by Jonathan Fox. THE INVISIBLE HAND begins previews on Thursday, April 12, opens on Saturday, April 14, and runs through Sunday, April 29, 2018 at The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara. The production will then transfer to the English Theatre Frankfurt on May 9, 2018. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 8 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 8
by Audition Roundup on April 08, 2018 in Santa Barbara

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 8, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Santa Barbara Symphony To Present Mahler 6! Santa Barbara Symphony To Present Mahler 6!
by BWW News Desk on April 05, 2018 in Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Nir Kabaretti, will present Gustav Mahler's monumental Symphony No. 6 for the first time in its 64-year history on Saturday, April 21, at the Granada Theatre. An encore performance will take place on Sunday, April 22. Presented without intermission, the concerts will start at 8 pm on April 21 and at 3 pm on April 22. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased at www.granadasb.org or by calling 805-899-2222. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/6 - THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS, WICKED and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/6 - THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS, WICKED and More!
by BWW Special on April 06, 2018 in Santa Barbara

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS, WICKED and more! (more...)
Santa Barbara Symphony Announces New Season Santa Barbara Symphony Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk on April 02, 2018 in Santa Barbara

???????Subscription sales are underway for the Santa Barbara Symphony's 65th anniversary season, which will open October 20 with compelling works by Dohnanyi, Gershwin, and Berlioz. The orchestra will present a total of nine deeply satisfying programs at the Granada Theatre over the course of the season, including three non-subscription concerts. Series packages start at $163. (more...)
BWW Preview: GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT at Out Of The Box Theatre Company BWW Preview: GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT at Out Of The Box Theatre Company
by Maggie Yates on April 02, 2018 in Santa Barbara

Punk's not dead! So says Out of the Box Theater Company, who brings Green Day's American Idiot to Center Stage Theater April 6-15. (more...)
BWW Previews: NEWSIES at Dos Pueblos Theatre Company BWW Previews: NEWSIES at Dos Pueblos Theatre Company
by Maggie Yates on April 01, 2018 in Santa Barbara

High school theater programs are faced with an interesting set of challenges that professional or community theatre companies don't necessarily experience. The age and commensurate maturity of the student actors limits the type of works that can be meaningfully and effectively produced, and there's the practical consideration of aligning the choice of production with the available student population, whether that be an overabundance or dearth of performers. Beyond that, program directors are also educators, thus beholden to the cultural regulations of the school's environment. Finding a quality play that meets these requirements can be challenging, and often the options are 'experienced' classics that have little situational relateability to a cast born in the new millennia. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 3/30 - PRETTY WOMAN, LES MIS, BOOK OF MORMON, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 3/30 - PRETTY WOMAN, LES MIS, BOOK OF MORMON, and More!
by BWW Special on March 30, 2018 in Santa Barbara

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature PRETTY WOMAN, LES MIS, BOOK OF MORMON, and More! (more...)
UCSB Announces Arts Walk 2018 UCSB Announces Arts Walk 2018
by BWW News Desk on March 28, 2018 in Santa Barbara

UC Santa Barbara will present the inaugural UCSB Arts Walk on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 4:30-8 p.m. at various locations across the UCSB campus. Hosted by the UCSB Library, Department of Music, Department of Theater and Dance, Department of Art, MultiCultural Center, College of Creative Studies, and Art, Design, & Architecture Museum, the event will give students, faculty, staff, and community members the opportunity to visit galleries and studios, watch preview performances and behind the scenes rehearsals, and participate in programming designed to highlight the artistic creativity and talent of the UCSB community, all free of charge. (more...)
An Epic New Musical Comes To PCPA's Stages An Epic New Musical Comes To PCPA's Stages
by BWW News Desk on March 27, 2018 in Santa Barbara

The Hunchback of Notre Dame A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame a truly unforgettable musical and an instant classic. It plays in the Marian Theatre April 26 - May 13 then June 14 - July 8 in the Solvang Festival Theatre. (more...)
100 Theaters Join Playwrights in The Nationwide Ticketing Initiative 100 Theaters Join Playwrights in The Nationwide Ticketing Initiative
by BWW News Desk on March 27, 2018 in Santa Barbara

Playwrights Welcome, the nationwide free ticketing initiative created by Samuel French for Dramatists Guild of America members, is thrilled to announce that over 100 theaters have joined the program. These Participating Theaters, located in 26 states, have joined Playwrights Welcome to invest in the success and artistic health of our industry writers, and by extension, the vibrancy of the American theatre. (more...)
Leonard Bernstein's Take On Marriage Circa 1950 To Get Showing At Center Stage Theater Leonard Bernstein's Take On Marriage Circa 1950 To Get Showing At Center Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk on March 27, 2018 in Santa Barbara

Opera Santa Barbara concludes its 2017-2018 season with a double bill of two one-act operas by American masters sponsored by the Mosher Foundation. (more...)
BWW Interview: Eric Tucker Creating Bedlam With HAMLET & SAINT JOAN BWW Interview: Eric Tucker Creating Bedlam With HAMLET & SAINT JOAN
by Gil Kaan on March 27, 2018 in Santa Barbara

Bedlam, a New York City audience-favorite and award-winning theatre group has been touring select cities across the nation bringing their unique brand of minimalism for distinctly innovative interpretations of selected theatre classics. Bedlam's co-founder and current artistic director Eric Tucker spared a few minutes of his multi, multi-tasking schedule for some insights into his juggling of directorial projects with his families, theatrical and personal. (more...)
The Granada Theatre Celebrates 10th Anniversary The Granada Theatre Celebrates 10th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk on March 26, 2018 in Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA) celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the completion of the historic Granada Theatre Restoration Project, and recognizes the vast and diverse programming and performances that have taken the stage at the new theater. Based on feedback from the eight organizations that would become The Granada Theatre's resident companies, the goal of the Renovation Project was to build an extraordinary performance hall that would exceed the needs of the Santa Barbara region's performing arts companies for the next century to come. As one of the most anticipated renovations of its time, the curtains rose on March 6, 2008 for the Grand Reopening and unveiled the beautifully restored theater, and a new beacon within the Santa Barbara community.  (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 3/23 - PHANTOM, IN THE HEIGHTS, WAITRESS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 3/23 - PHANTOM, IN THE HEIGHTS, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special on March 23, 2018 in Santa Barbara

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature The Lion King, Finding Neverland, The Crucible, and more! (more...)