Necessarily So

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What might have been a ducks-out-of-water mashup of different artistic temperaments turned out to be a highly entertaining and at times moving theatrical experience. “New Worlds: Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends” blew into the Granada Theatre for a UCSB Arts & Lectures show, and the audience was bowled over…

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Collaboration Cubed

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The Santa Barbara Symphony and State Street Ballet kick off their 2017-18 seasons by collaborating on Mozart’s Requiem Mass, marking their 4th time performing together. The strange history of this important and beautiful work makes a good jumping off point for this story about collaborations. It was commissioned in 1791…

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Uncoupling and Coupling

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Ensemble Theatre Company artistic director Jonathan Fox has come up with a bold stage adaptation of Woody Allen’s 1992 film “Husbands and Wives” which is (surprise) littered with neurotic New Yorkers. There’s a lot of philandering and dithering over mid-life crisis induced craziness, though Allen’s alter ego author and professor…

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The Glory of Stories

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Santa Barbara’s Award-Winning Boxtales Theatre Company brings folktales and myths from around the world to young audiences here, throughout the western U.S. and in Mexico. Using beautifully crafted masks and a wide variety of interesting ethnic musical instruments, the actors are dressed in simple white clothing adorned with minimal costuming…

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