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  • Personal Stories II
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    Personal Stories II

    SPEAKING OF STORIES PRESENTS

    PERSONAL STORIES II

  • Configuration
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    Configuration

    Come see Santa Barbara’s premiere youth dance company at the annual sell-out smash, Configuration, presented by Santa Barbara Dance Arts and The Arts Mentorship Program. Perfect for the entire family, Configuration features high-energy hip hop, evocative contemporary, and entertaining jazz numbers that will leave you dancing in your seat. See award winning choreography from Los Angeles choreographers Phil Wright and Richard Elszy, plus work from local favorites Brittany Sandoval, Chloe Roberts, Lauren Serrano, and Alana Tillim.

  • Anima
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    Anima

    Local female artists share their dreams, secrets, fantasies, rants, revelations and vulnerable reveals on stage in dance, song, spoken word and performance art.

    “Stirring, sensual, thought-provoking, mythic.” -Man About Town
    “Bold, personal and bring-the-house-down funny.” - Sentinel
    “Vulnerable, daring and feverishly gripping.” - Montecito Journal

    TIMES: Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00 P.M.

  • HH11
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    HH11

    "HHII Dance Festival reaches for the stars..." The Santa Barbara Independent
    "International & National artists under one roof, three unique performances, 30+ dance works, across three days...exhilarating" Devyn Duex, Founder/Artistic Director | Nebula Dance Lab
    "Galaxy of Dance: HHII Dance Fest promises three days of new and recent work" Santa Barbara News-Press

  • Arthur Murray Theater Show
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    Arthur Murray Theater Show

    Starring the students and professional dancers from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Santa Barbara

  • Envision: Humanity
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    Envision: Humanity

    This theatrical representation of today's changing world promises to entertain, inspire and educate audiences of all ages. Collaborating artists weave intricate stories about life, society, and highlight social movements in a multimedia presentation intricately blending contemporary aerial and dance with imagery and music.

    Special guest, Nathaniel Gray, speaks about The Santa Barbara Project, an in-depth look into the hearts of 200+ people that call Santa Barbara home.

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    Envision: Humanity

    This theatrical representation of today's changing world promises to entertain, inspire and educate audiences of all ages. Collaborating artists weave intricate stories about life, society, and highlight social movements in a multimedia presentation intricately blending contemporary aerial and dance with imagery and music.

    Special guest, Nathaniel Gray, speaks about The Santa Barbara Project, an in-depth look into the hearts of 200+ people that call Santa Barbara home.

  • Colors of Love
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    Colors of Love

    Join us for unforgettable celebration of love with dancers and singers ranging from Burlesque, Latin, Samba, Belly Dance and Argentine Tango Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at Center Stage Theater

    Colors of Love is a Valentine Dance Show that features professional dancers and singers, together they blend their unique talents into powerful expression of various aspects of love.

    You will experience mystery, vivacious energy, tender sensuality, exquisite beauty, infectious passion, being evoked and transformed into a new sense of aliveness.

  • Adderley January Workshops
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    Adderley January Workshops

    THE ADDERLEY SCHOOL PRESENTS:
    January Workshops
    Students from the Adderley School for the Performing Arts present musical theater performances as a culmination of their recent workshop training.
    TIMES: Saturday, January 19 at 12:00 P.M.
    TIMES: Saturday, January 19 at 1:30 P.M.
    TIMES: Saturday, January 19 at 3:00 P.M.
    TIMES: Saturday, January 19 at 4:30 P.M.

  • Haiti Girl Power: Music for the Maison
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    Haiti Girl Power: Music for the Maison

    HAITI GIRL POWER: Music for the Maison is an all-day celebration to benefit the Maison des Jasmins, a transition house in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti for orphan young women to complete their education. For more information about the cause, visit MaisonDJ.com

    Daytime activities:
    Zumba with Josette Tkacik at the Carrillo Recreational Center at 11:15am
    Drum Circle with Jerry Zacarias at Center Stage Theater at 3pm

    Evening Concert at Center Stage Theater:
    Matthew Doohan at 7:00pm
    The Brambles at 7:45pm
    Jason Campbell and The Drive at 8:30pm

  • Celebration of Stories
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    Celebration of Stories

    featuring Joe Spano

    Inspirational, funny, poignant and moving stories, a free for all of great stories performed by fabulous actors!

    I Walk Between the Raindrops by T. C. Boyle read by T.C. Boyle
    The Blue Tree by Rick Bass read by Faline England
    Refresh, Refresh by Benjamin Percy read by Joe Spano

    TIMES: Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 P.M.
    TIMES: Monday, May 20 at 7:30 P.M. (Note early time)

  • Nothing But Laughs
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    Nothing But Laughs

    Stories to Tickle Your Funny Bone Speaking of Stories begins its 25th season with a performance of hilarious stories. Great stories performed by talented actors. Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk! Stories and actors to be announced soon.

    A Letter to My Grandson by Dave Barry
    Bar Mitzvah by Michael Bernard read by Michael Bernard
    The Don of the Dance by Karl MacDermott
    Leo Wouldn’t Iron His Jeans by Jane Gawahl
    Odd Jobs by Stuart McClean

  • Personal Stories
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    Personal Stories

    An eclectic collection of original true stories 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.

  • The Nina Variations
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    The Nina Variations

    By Steven Dietz
    Directed by John Blondell

    In a remarkable tour de force, Steven Dietz riffs on a famous scene between Nina and Konstantin in Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. As part of the Lit Moon Reunion Weekend, 43 company actors from the past and present play the 43 scenes of this poignant and heartbreaking play. A not to missed one-time-only event!

    TIMES: Saturday, January 5 at 4:00 P.M.

    TICKETS: $30 general

  • A Doll House
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    A Doll House

    By Henrik Ibsen
    Directed by John Blondell

    Did you miss Lit Moon’s landmark performance the first time around? It’s back – for one 2019 performance! Ibsen’s iconic domestic drama in a vividly contemporary new staging.

    “a fascinating and sharply defined production of one of the world’s great dramas.…” -Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent

    TIMES: Friday, January 4 at 7:30 P.M.

    TICKETS: $23 general, $18 students and seniors

  • Humbug!
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    Humbug!

    By Charles Dickens
    Adapted and Directed by John Blondell

    “You will be visited by three ghosts…” Lit Moon premiered its version of Charles Dickens’ haunting story about Christmastide redemption in 2007. Refreshed and back for Christmas 2018! Featuring Victoria Finlayson, Stanley Hoffman, Nina Sallinen, Anna Telfer, Chris Wagstaffe, with music by Jim Connolly. Props and objects by Jaco Connolly, Costumes by Olivia Warner, Lighting by Jonathan Hicks.

  • Holiday Memories
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    Holiday Memories

    An eclectic collection of original first person true stories of holiday memories performed by their authors. The performances range from scripted readings to storytelling. Stories of love, family, loss and adventure, lots of adventures, your Santa Barbara neighbors have some wonderful stories to share! Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk!

  • The Glass Menagerie
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    The Glass Menagerie

    By Tennessee Williams
    Directed by John Blondell

    Remodeled from the company’s 2016 staging, Tennessee Williams’ haunting memory play centers on the remembrances and longings of the Wingfield family in Depression-era St. Louis. Featuring Victoria Finlayson, Stanley Hoffman, Anna Telfer, Chris Wagstaffe. Lighting by Danielle Draper.

    “Brilliant and innovative….[an] unqualified success…” -Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent

  • The Voodoo Strut
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    The Voodoo Strut

    The Dance Network's 4th annual fall performance features Halloween-themed dance pieces, fun costumes, some tricks, and a fun treat at the end of the show! This unique showcase can be enjoyed by the whole family. Come see performers ranging in age from 3 to over 70 years old in a variety of dance styles, including tap, hip hop, jazz, contemporary, and more! The talented choreographers for this year's showcase are Meredith Cabaniss, Kelli Forman, Karyn Laver, Daniel Rojo, Melanie Schuller, Bethany Sutherland, and Kyle Ybarra.

  • How to aTranscend a Happy Marriage
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    How to aTranscend a Happy Marriage

    By Sarah Ruhl

    A staged reading directed by Peter Frisch

    An extraordinary new play by celebrated playwright Sarah Ruhl- a literate, funny and dark exploration into the incompatibility of traditional marriage with our sexual, animal roots.

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