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MAR
09
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West Coast Premiere of a Comedy Play in One-Act

Lois Robbins
 
Theatre Planners Presents
West Coast Premiere of a Comedy Play in One-Act
L.O.V.E.R.
Tales of Love and Lust from a #GrownUpWomansPOV
 
LOS ANGELES, Calif.  — Accomplished actress Lois Robbins takes us on a poignant and comic journey as one woman explores her sexual history, in what ultimately becomes her coming of age story, L.O.V.E.R. Directed by Sonia SebastianL.O.V.E.R. opens on April 13, running through May 12 at the Zephyr Theatre on Melrose Avenue.

L.O.V.E.R.
 is a riff on childhood, adolescents and finally adulthood from a grown-up woman’s point of view. Robbins’ one-act comic play first workshopped in June 2017 at The Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls, NY.

 
 
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MAR
09
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SB Choral Society’s 70th Anniversary Concert announced

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As the Choral Society turns 70 and Conductor JoAnne Wasserman takes the podium in her 25th season, she's programmed a 70th Anniversary Concert repertoire that features a work never yet performed during her tenure and spans the choral cannon from the classical to the modern, reflective of the uninterrupted journey from the venerable chorus’s inception just post WWII to today. 
 
Rena Harms, Soprano
 
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MAR
05
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8 Facts About A Remarkable Young Man.

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On Wikipedia, it mentions that Ethan Bortnick has 6 occupations, they are a pianist, singer, actor, songwriter, composer, and comedian, and he is only 17 years old!! He has accomplished more things in his seventeen years than most people in a lifetime and I have a feeling that he is only just getting started. 
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FEB
12
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Review: ETC’s The City of Conversation

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Theatre
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Wrongs of the Righteous
Anthony Giardina’s timely play, The City of Conversation, now playing at Santa Barbara’s ETC, traces the story of a fictional Washington D.C. political doyen, Hester Ferris, pushing American politics Pamela Harriman-style, behind the scenes in her dining and drawing rooms, across four decades and many more presidential regimes. It is in many ways a difficult play to pull off, in spite of its many funny lines, and pertinent content.
 
This ETC production fairs better than most, in large part thanks to Sharon Lawrence’s superb rendering of Hester Ferris, its lead character. In a sense, the main reason to watch this play is to see Lawrence work her magic.
 
 
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FEB
12
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Review: This Random World

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Steven Dietz's This Random World at SPTC
 
Santa Paula Theatre Center kicks off its 2018 season with a wonderfully good production of Steven Dietz's This Random World. SPTC produced Dietz's Becky's New Car last season as well; but these are two very different plays with little in common except Dietz's genius for fascinating female parts; a beautifully controlled, understated sense of humor; terrific writing; and Dietz's particularly good-hearted, slightly off-kilter somewhat philosophical bent.
 
 
Scott Blanchard (L) and Aileen-Marie (R)

 
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FEB
12
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Art Review: Vonder Gray at WAV

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Art Review
Vonder Gray at WAV
 
Vonder Gray's exhibition of new work at the WAV is an important show for this artist, the WAV and the greater Ventura art community.  Continuing her recent forays into improvisational abstraction, featuring large, sometimes unstretched, paintings on canvas, the new work is more open, expansive, confident, and larger in conception.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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FEB
05
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William Soleau named Co-artistic Director

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State Street Ballet makes bold strides in the first days of 2018
 
Resident Choreographer William Soleau named Co-artistic Director
 
State Street Ballet, Santa Barbara’s 23-year-old ballet company, begins 2018 with exciting changes and confident new steps toward the future. Founder, Executive and Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson has named Resident Choreographer William Soleau as Co-artistic Director, creating a new partnership that will propel the already acclaimed company to new heights.
 
 
 
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JAN
24
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LOS ANGELES DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR ACHIEVEMENTS DURING 2017

INTRO ladcc new logo 300x260RLos Angeles,CA The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange County and Ventura County theatre for the year 2017 (Dec. 1, 2016 – Nov. 30, 2017). The 49th annual LADCC awards ceremony will take place on Monday, March 19, 2018, at A Noise Within, 3352 East Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107. There is ample, free, on-site parking. All event tickets are $40 and can be purchased at here/ (a small service fee applies) or at the door if available. (Purchased tickets will be held at Will Call.) Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a reception. The show will commence at 7:30 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
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JAN
22
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Ligia Lewis' minor matter at REDCAT

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Dance
Beyond The 805
The dance starts and ends with black, the absence or complete absorption of visible light. What happens in between is red; as the second installation of a three part performance, minor matter is a fervent outpouring of joy giving life to rage, rage to joy.
 
 
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JAN
16
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ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY presents the third show of its 2017-2018 Season!

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SHARON LAWRENCE & MEREDITH BAXTER
headlining in
THE CITY OF CONVERSATION
Limited Engagement Begins Performances Thursday, February 8
at The New Vic in Santa Barbara!
 
Santa Barbara, CA - ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY is thrilled to announce the third show of its 2017-2018 Season, the 2014-2015 Outer Critics Circle & Drama Desk award nominee for Best Play, THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, written by Anthony Giardina and directed by Cameron Watson. Meredith Baxter and Sharon Lawrence star in this deeply moving and thought-provoking story about how the political divide tears apart an American family. THE CITY OF CONVERSATION begins previews on Thursday, February 8, opens on Saturday, February 10, and runs through Sunday, February 25, 2018 at The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara.
 
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