From the glow of enthusiasm I let the melody escape. I pursue it. Breathless I catch up with it. It flies again; it disappears; it plunges into a chaos of diverse emotions. I catch it again; I seize it; I embrace it with delight.
-Ludwig Von Bethoven

Category Archives: theater

Val Kilmer Presents Cinema Twain LIVE

by lesliedinaberg on June 29, 2017

Val Kilmer will be at the Lobero Theatre this Friday night (Jun. 30) at 8 p.m. to present a screening of his play about Mark Twain. The one-man show, Citizen Twain, played to sold-out houses at several performing arts venues in Los Angeles. Kilmer transforms himself into Twain in a comedic and moving performance based […]

Cavalia’s Odysseo is One Wild Ride

by lesliedinaberg on December 6, 2016

If you’re looking for a perfect way to entertain the whole family this holiday season, Cavalia‘s new Odysseo show is just the ticket. This magical spectacle blends jaw-dropping equestrian artistry with Cirque du Soleil level acrobatics and music, as well as beautiful costumes and incredible set design. It’s really quite a magical experience, and well […]

Editor’s Pick: The Producers

by lesliedinaberg on February 5, 2016

I’ve been a fan of The Producers since my childhood friend (and Santa Barbara local) Cady Huffman originated the part of Ulla and won a Tony Award for it in 2001. This Mel Brooks hit musical is still one of the funniest shows around. Just thinking about the geriatric Old Betties dance number with their […]

Impro Theatre’s Twilight Zone UnScripted

by lesliedinaberg on November 19, 2015

From the folks that brought us last spring’s laugh-out-loud hilarious performance of Impro Theatre’s Jane Austen UnScripted, Instant Karma Improv Comedy brings the group back to town with their wildly popular Twilight Zone UnScripted, directed by Jo McGinley and Stephen Kearin. Hailed as “the greatest improvisational theatre company in the world,” Impro Theatre’s Twilight Zone UnScripted creates four […]

Ensemble Theater Company and K-9 Pals Partner for Pets

by lesliedinaberg on December 19, 2014

In conjunction with promoting the new comedy, The Best Brothers—in which dog ownership is featured prominently—Ensemble Theatre Company has partnered with local nonprofit dog adoption agency, K-9 Pals, to raise awareness about the growing need for homes for dogs in Santa Barbara. The Best Brothers, playing now through December 21 at the New Vic, focuses on […]