Santa Barbara Events
2023/2024 Season

The Thanksgiving Play October 5-22, 2023

Written by Larissa FastHorse
Directed by Brian McDonald


Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.


“Very, very funny… this clever satire is something for which to be truly thankful.” – Hollywood Reporter

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash November 30 - December 15, 2023

Created by Richard Maltby, Jr. Conceived by William Meade
Director: Randy Redd


From the opening chords of vintage country to rockabilly, rock n’ roll, searing ballads and gentle songs of love and deep faith, RING OF FIRE packs a score that provides a rich fabric in which to lay down the story of Johnny Cash. The great bio-pic “Walk the Line” told the story of the events of Cash’s life and the incredible struggles and triumphs of his life. RING OF FIRE gives the music the spotlight, as a core group of talented actor/musicians celebrate the songs that are such a part of our collective experience.


“Talk about a burning ring of fire.” – Chicago Tribune


The Pianist of Willesden Lane February 1 - 18, 2024

Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen.


Director: Hershey Felder


Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitz, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspirational story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist who is dreaming about her concert debut at Vienna’s storied Musikverein concert hall. But with the issuing of new ordinances under the Nazi regime, everything for Lisa changes, except for her love of music and the pursuit of her dream.  Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek performs some of the world’s most beloved music as she shares her mother’s riveting true story of survival.


“This is stunning theatre that will leave you emotionally breathless. Marvelously adapted and directed by Hershey Felder, Lisa Jura’s story is a theatrical experience not to be missed.” – Broadway World


The Lehman Trilogy April 4 - 21, 2024

By Stefano Massini, Adapted By Ben Power


Tony award for Best Play 2022


Weaving together nearly two centuries of family history, this epic theatrical event charts the humble beginnings, outrageous successes and devastating failure of the financial institution that would ultimately bring the global economy to its knees. The Lehman Trilogy is the quintessential story of western capitalism, rendered through the lens of a single immigrant family.


“True blockbuster theatre that will hold you captive until the final curtain call.” – Vanity Fair

Alice, Formerly of Wonderland May 30 - June 16, 2024

Written by Mark Saltzman
Directed by Meredith McDonough

World Premiere Musical – Based on the true story of the secret romance of the real Alice (Alice Liddell), who as a child was the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s immortal story, and her British prince, Leopold, the youngest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, during the four years he spent at Oxford. This romantic comedy tells the tale of the Prince’s courtship of Alice and the Queen’s furious objections. To honor the a cappella traditions at Oxford the music of Alice, Formerly of Wonderland is performed without accompaniment.

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