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<i>The Nutcracker</i>
2016/2017 State Street Ballet
The Nutcracker
State Street Ballet brings together its professional dancers, students of Gustafson Dance, Opera San Luis Obispo Orchestra, and the Morro Bay High School Chorus to perform this holiday classic in Santa Barbara style. Complete with opulent sets, a gigantic Christmas tree, and The Granada’s period-perfect architecture, State Street Ballet’s Nutcracker is a family-favorite.

Tickets*: Patron (loge or box seating) $104. Single performance tickets: $56, $46, $36. State Street Ballet Season Package of three or more performances: $46, $40, $30. Students/children $24. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. If buying 3 State Street Ballet performances or more, please call the box office @ 805-899-2222 for subscription discount packages.


Sat 12/17/16 2:00PM The Granada Theatre The Nutcracker
Sat 12/17/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre The Nutcracker
Sun 12/18/16 2:00PM The Granada Theatre The Nutcracker


Brian Setzer Orchestra Holiday Show
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Brian Setzer Orchestra Holiday Show
Tickets go on-sale 9/29/16 @ 10am

The iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner Brian Setzer and his 19-piece orchestra whip up a huge dose of retro holiday cheer with their Christmas Rocks! The acclaimed show also features music from their latest Christmas album, “Rockin’ Rudolph,” their three other best-selling holiday albums, as well as original Brian Setzer hits. Consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, Setzer’s trademark guitar work and vocal stylings are matched with the Brian Setzer Orchestra’s rockin' big-band horn arrangements—an unbeatable combination guaranteed to rock you into the holiday spirit! Tour presented by SiriusXM.

For this concert there will be a dance area open to all patrons in the front of the stage. Because of the dance floor, seating areas that may be obstructed by dancers have been designated as ‘Dance Floor – Obstructed View’ and have a reduced price. Please contact the box office for further details at 805-899-2222.

Swing dance the night away on the stage facing dance floor!


Mon 12/19/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Brian Setzer Orchestra Holiday Show


Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Experience the Magic! Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday celebration for over 25 years. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. The spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Don’t miss this ultimate holiday tradition from the #1 Christmas music artist in history!

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Thu 12/29/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Mannheim Steamroller Christmas


New Year's Eve Pops with Cirque de la Symphonie
Tickets on sale 9/15/2016

Bid a celebratory farewell to 2016 as you spend New Year’s Eve entertained by favorites from stage, screen and Broadway with acrobatic performers from Cirque de la Symphonie. We’ll light up the Granada from 8:30 to 10:30 on New Year’s Eve, welcoming the New Year in unforgettable style.


Sat 12/31/16 8:30PM The Granada Theatre New Year's Eve Pops with Cirque de la Symphonie


<i>El Bracero del Año</i>
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El Bracero del Año
Part of the Cine en Domingo Film Series

The theme of the film is the migration of Mexicans to the United States in search of the "American dream." The funny Piporro crosses illegally, swimming the Rio Grande and eventually work in the fields. Along the way, he experiences a series of life events including running away and hiding from the police. His work ethic though lead him to win the coveted award as "The Bracero of the Year" for his great work in the harvest. The same prize he would lose before returning to Mexico just as he arrived - with no money in his pocket!

El tema de la película es la migración de mexicanos a Estados Unidos en busca del " sueño americano". El divertido Piporro cruza ilegalmente nadando el Río Grande y finalmente llegar a trabajar en los campos. En el camino, él pasa por una serie de acontecimientos de la vida, incluyendo tener que huir y esconderse de la policía. Sin embargo, su buen trabajo en el campo lo llevó a ganar el codiciado premio como "El Bracero del Año," el mismo premio que perdería antes de regresar a México justo tal y como llegó: sin dinero en el bolsillo!

Cine en Domingo features both classic and contemporary Spanish language films from Latin America. Chosen to engage the Latino community and all who love this genre of filmmaking, audiences will also enjoy an introduction of captivating dialogue between civic leader Monique Limón and local media personality Andy Valdez. Films will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles (when available).


Sun 1/8/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre El Bracero del Año


<i>The Shootist</i>
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The Shootist
Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series

J.B. Books is an aging gunfighter diagnosed with cancer who comes to Nevada at the turn of the 20th century. Renting a room from widowed Bond Rogers and her son Gillom, Books is confronted by several people of questionable motives, including a man seeking to avenge his brother's death and a few who are looking to profit from Books' notoriety. Not wanting to die a quiet, painful death, Books devises a plan to go out with a bang.
Starring John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard
Director: Don Siegel | Writers: Glendon Swarthout, Miles Hood Swarthout, Scott Hale 1976, 1h 40m, PG


The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series is designed to highlight films that are important beyond their cinematic tradition for their showcasing of great cinematic scores.

In honor of the life and work of noted film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein, this series presents films noteworthy for the importance of their musical scores to the telling of each film’s unique story. Curated by Jon Burlingame there will be discussion and a Q & A.

Mon 1/9/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The Shootist


<i>Shine a Light</i>
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Shine a Light
Part of the And The Band Played On Film Series

Filmmaker Martin Scorsese documents the Rolling Stones' energetic performance at New York's Beacon Theatre. The concert, filmed in 2006, features Stones standards and favorites, plus guest appearances by Buddy Guy, Christina Aguilera and Jack White III. Scorsese takes note of the band's long career with music clips and interviews from previous decades.

PG-13 | 2h 2min |2008


Witness the story behind the music in this documentary film series featuring some of musics most influential artists and unforgettable concerts.

Tue 1/10/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Shine a Light


Gavin DeGraw
2016/2017 Kids Helping Kids
Gavin DeGraw
A Benefit Concert

Tickets go on-sale @ 10am on Friday, November 18th

Kids Helping Kids is honored to host Gavin DeGraw, a multi-platinum selling singer, performer, songwriter, and Grammy nominee known for top hits such as “Chariot,” “Not Over You,” “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Best I Ever Had,” and his most recent song, “She Sets The City On Fire.” The student-run organization’s fifteenth annual benefit concert will aid children locally and globally through this breathtaking concert.

Sat 1/14/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Gavin DeGraw


The Peking Acrobats
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
The Peking Acrobats
The Peking Acrobats have been redefining audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics for more than 30 years. Experts at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting and gymnastics, they defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control. They are masters of agility and grace, showcasing tremendous skill and ability with astonishing juggling dexterity and incredible balancing feats. The whole family will delight in the beautiful costumes, dazzling special effects and live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments in this very special 30th anniversary celebration in the Year of the Monkey!


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Sun 1/15/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre The Peking Acrobats


<i>Saturday Night Fever</i>
2016/2017 Theater League
Saturday Night Fever
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER – THE MUSICAL, the iconic story of Tony — the kid from Brooklyn USA — who wants to dance his way to a better life is back! And back in an all-new production that shares Tony’s love for dancing in spectacular new ways. Fueled by the vintage Bee Gee hits, this contemporary retelling of the classic story captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled movie audiences since 1977. Now, a new generation of dancers meets a new generation of playgoers to explore the soaring sounds and pulsating rhythms of this coming-of-age Disco fantasy.

Recommended for Mature Audiences

Single Tickets on sale in Summer '16... Subscriptions no longer available for the 16/17 Season. 17/18 Season subscription information will be available in early 2017.



Tue 1/17/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Saturday Night Fever
Wed 1/18/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Saturday Night Fever


Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company
Director and choreographer Bill T. Jones – whose major honors include a MacArthur “Genius” Award, the Kennedy Center Honors and two Tony Awards for Best Choreography – returns to the stage at the center of an acclaimed new work for his renowned company. In spired by legendary artist and composer John Cage, Jones creates a collage of dance, music and 70 of his own short stories, arranged anew for each performance by chance procedure. In Story/Time, Jones fuses the age-old art of storytelling with a vibrant landscape of contemporary movement and music. Similar to a busy streetscape or a crowded room, the experience challenges audience members to find meaning and connection in the sweep of randomized, disparate elements. Jones’ shorts stories are drawn from his own life and tales handed down through the generations of his family. In layering a traditional form against the avant-garde compositional concerns of the mid-century modernists, the tension between high and low art is called into question. (Mature content)


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Fri 1/20/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company


Garrison Keillor
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Garrison Keillor
Writer and humorist Garrison Keillor is beloved for his unique blend of comedy, charisma and wisdom. As host of the live radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion – now in his final season – he attracts 4 million listeners each week. Keillor is also the host of the daily radio program The Writer’s Almanac, the author of several books, including Lake Wobegon Days and the editor of several poetry anthologies. The recipient of Grammy, ACE and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal and elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Keillor will deliver insight and stories from his journey as one of America’s greatest storytellers.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Sun 1/22/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Garrison Keillor


Itzhak Perlman
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Itzhak Perlman
Twenty years have passed since Itzhak Perlman made his iconic album of klezmer music, In the Fiddler’s House. The collection of traditional klezmer songs was also filmed as a PBS special, which earned Perlman his third Emmy Award, featuring the reigning violin virtuoso performing in Poland with the world’s finest klezmer musicians. Marking its 20th anniversary, Perlman revisits this important, personal project, featuring music director Hankus Netsky on saxophone and piano, Andy Statman on clarinet and mandolin, members of the Brave Old World and Klezmer Conservatory Band and other special guests.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Mon 1/23/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Itzhak Perlman


Gregory Porter
2016/2017 Nederlander Presents
Gregory Porter
ATTENTION: THIS PERFORMANCE DATE HAS CHANGED TO JANUARY 24TH, 2017 @ 8PM. Those who already purchased tickets prior to the date change can keep their original tickets and they will be valid for the new date. If a customer who has already purchased tickets prior to the date change would like a reprint with the new date, please contact the box office.

An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with the May 6 release of Take Me to the Alley, the much-anticipated follow-up to his million-selling Grammy-winning 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit. The album pre-order launched along with the release of two singles—“Holding On” and “Don’t Lose Your Steam”—which fans will receive instantly when pre-ordering a download of the album. The album is also available for pre-order on CD, and the singles are also available on streaming services.
Tue 1/24/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Gregory Porter


Disney Fantasia Live in Concert
2016/2017 SB Symphony
Disney Fantasia Live in Concert
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

Disney shares one of its crown jewels of feature animation with a live orchestra concert accompanying scenes from Walt Disney’s original Fantasia (1940) and from Fantasia 2000, highlighting a selection of both films’ magnificent repertoire. Iconic moments from Disney’s stunning footage, including Mickey Mouse in Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice, will be shown in high definition on the big screen.

Presentation licensed by Disney Music Publishing and Buena Vista Concerts, a division of ABC Inc. (c) All rights reserved.


Sat 1/28/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Disney Fantasia Live in Concert
Sun 1/29/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Disney Fantasia Live in Concert


Joshua Bell & Sam Haywood
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Joshua Bell & Sam Haywood
Renowned for his passion, restless curiosity and multi-faceted musical interests, Joshua Bell is among the most celebrated violinists of his era. In a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor, Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs, garnering Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards. Accompanied by pianist Sam Haywood’s “dazzling, evocative playing” (The Washington Post), Bell returns to the Santa Barbara stage to inspire the audience with his infectious dedication to classical music.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Tue 1/31/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Joshua Bell & Sam Haywood


Canada’s Ballet BC
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Canada’s Ballet BC
Canada’s Ballet BC pushes the boundaries of dance, celebrating the diversity of technique and style in contemporary ballet while honoring its roots. Based in Vancouver, Ballet BC performs a diverse repertoire of works by the world’s most renowned choreographers and is a hotbed for the creation of new pieces. This ambitious company’s unique dancers, each with exquisite classical and contemporary training, will perform a bold program featuring works by three internationally acclaimed female choreographers: Emily Molnar’s 16+ a room is a study of time, transition and stillness; Sharon Eyal’s Bill delivers raw, unexpected beauty; Crystal Pite, former Ballet BC company member and founder of Kidd Pivot, explores themes of acceptance and loss with Solo Echo.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Fri 2/3/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Canada’s Ballet BC


The 7 Fingers of the Hand
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
The 7 Fingers of the Hand
In the words of this award-winning French Canadian cirque troupe, “life happens in the kitchen,” and never has the kitchen been more alive. Eye-popping choreography, pulsating music, humor and spectacle are fused with delicious smells and sights of baking in a treat for the senses. With beautifully unexpected dexterity, The 7 Fingers of the Hand’s Cuisine & Confessions reveals the extraordinary hidden within the ordinary, as the simple act of cooking a meal is transformed into a one-of-a-kind performance that must be experienced to be believed. No mouth-watering performance would be complete without the chance for the audience to taste the creations of this elaborately choreographed meal!


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Mon 2/6/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The 7 Fingers of the Hand


Bruckner Orchestra Linz
2016/2017 CAMA Series
Bruckner Orchestra Linz

Robert Schumann: Symphony No.1
Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto
Richard Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier


Tue 2/7/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Bruckner Orchestra Linz


Iconic Schubert & Copland
2016/2017 SB Symphony
Iconic Schubert & Copland
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

A monumental program starting with Schubert’s cherished “Unfinished” Symphony followed by the West Coast premiere of American composer Jonathan Leshnoff’s Clarinet Concer¬to, co-commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra - a first the Santa Barbara Symphony. Completing this majestic program is Copland's iconic Symphony No. 3.

Programming change as of 7/14/2016


Sat 2/11/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Iconic Schubert & Copland
Sun 2/12/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Iconic Schubert & Copland


Yuja Wang & Leonidas Kavakos
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Yuja Wang & Leonidas Kavakos
Pianist Yuja Wang and violinist Leonidas Kavakos come together in one of only a select few recitals across the nation for a night of superb technical virtuosity and emotional expression. Yuja Wang, “quite simply the most dazzlingly, uncannily gifted pianist in the concert world today” (San Francisco Chronicle) returns with her musical insight, fresh interpretations and charismatic power. Leonidas Kavakos, recently announced as the winner of the prestigious Léonie Sonning Music Prize, is an artist of rare quality known for his superb musicianship, the integrity of his playing and his “balance of pyrotechnics and lyricism” (The New York Times)


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Mon 2/13/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Yuja Wang & Leonidas Kavakos


<i>Rite of Spring</i>
2016/2017 State Street Ballet
Rite of Spring
Rite of Spring is the centerpiece of this contemporary program, and it promises to be a stellar world premiere. The ballet is set on the company by resident choreographer William Soleau, to the score by Igor Stravinsky, who described it as "a musical-choreographic work, representing pagan Russia...unified by a single idea: the mystery and great surge of the creative power of spring.” The ritualistic and avant-garde nature of the piece delivers much to contemplate in its exploration of contemporary movement.

Tickets*: Patron (loge or box seating) $104. Single performance tickets: $56, $46, $36. State Street Ballet Season Package of three or more performances: $46, $40, $30. Students/children $24. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. If buying 3 State Street Ballet performances or more, please call the box office @ 805-899-2222 for subscription discount packages.


Sat 2/18/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Rite of Spring


An Evening with David Cassidy
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An Evening with David Cassidy
Single Tickets On-sale 8/10/2016 @ 10am

Starring in “The Partridge Family” David Cassidy became the biggest TV and performing phenomenon in history by the time he was 20 and has managed to stay at the top of his game for over four decades! From television to recording and record-breaking concert tours, from Broadway and London’s West End to Las Vegas production shows, David Cassidy has made his mark and been lauded with nominations and awards in each arena. David was responsible for seven chart-topping Partridge Family singles including “Doesn’t Somebody Want To Be Wanted,” ”I Woke Up In Love This Morning,” ”Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” and of course, “I Think I Love You”, the best selling record of 1971. David Cassidy live at The Granada Theatre… that is truly something to get happy about!


Sun 2/19/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre An Evening with David Cassidy


<i>42 - The Jackie Robinson Story</i>
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42 - The Jackie Robinson Story
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

Brian Helgeland both writes and directs this inspiring film of the vital importance to healing the racism once rampant in the U.S. Guided by their Christian beliefs and Methodist principles, the two leaders in the integration of the Major League were Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Wesley Branch Rickey and the first African-American to play at that level, Jackie Robinson. The power this film is the documented strength, bravery and self-control that Robinson exhibited in the face of racial slurs and actual physical threats.

Join former Santa Barbara mayor and film critic Hal Conklin for a selection of great stories that touch the soul and draw out the best in humanity. These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series “Cinema In Focus,” these presentations will blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A.

Starring Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman

(2013) 128 minutes PG-13

Mon 2/20/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre 42 - The Jackie Robinson Story


The Chieftains with Paddy Moloney
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
The Chieftains with Paddy Moloney
Beloved for bringing traditional Irish music to the world’s attention, “virtuosos and historians” (The New York Times) The Chieftains have created their own exhilarating and definitive style. In their more than 50 years together, they have never been afraid to push boundaries. They were the first Western group to perform on the Great Wall of China; were featured at Roger Waters’ The Wall performance in Berlin; and collaborated with some of the biggest names in rock, pop and traditional music around the world. Performing with founder and piper Paddy Moloney, The Chieftains remain as fresh and relevant as when they began.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Tue 2/21/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre The Chieftains with Paddy Moloney


<i>The Cunning Little Vixen</i>
2016/2017 Opera Santa Barbara
The Cunning Little Vixen
Humans and animals bump into one another in a moonlit Czech forest in this humorous and tender allegory about the circle of life. Filled with dancing dragonflies, talking frogs, a litter of fox cubs and some endearingly tipsy humans, this beautiful new production will warm the hearts and light up the faces of adults and children alike.

Sung in English with English Supertitles.

Single tickets go on-sale 8/1/2016 @ 10am. Subscriptions on-sale NOW -- please call Opera Santa Barbara at 805-898-3890 or click here


Fri 3/3/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre The Cunning Little Vixen
Sun 3/5/17 2:30PM The Granada Theatre The Cunning Little Vixen


<i>For The Greater Glory</i>
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For The Greater Glory
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

Dean Wright and Michael Love bring to the screen the inspiring and tragic story of the Cristeros War in Mexico (1926-29) where the government tried unsuccessfully to rid the country of the influence of the Catholic Church. While the facts may be distinctly tied to a period of Mexican history, the imagery and evil portrayed is universal.

(2012) 145 minutes R

Join former Santa Barbara mayor and film critic Hal Conklin for a selection of great stories that touch the soul and draw out the best in humanity. These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series “Cinema In Focus,” these presentations will blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A.

PADRES CREANDO SUEÑOS (Parents Creating Dreams) was founded in 2014 as an opportunity for families living on the Westside to develop and sustain resources for children and youth in their neighborhood. The team is comprised entirely of adult Westside residents and has started a one-on-one neighborhood tutoring service and a volunteer literacy support team at Harding Elementary School on the Westside. The Westside contains the highest population-density tracts in Santa Barbara as of the 2010 census, and the fewest number of health & human services of all the county’s noted “high risk” neighborhoods. The neighborhood also has one of the highest populations of Latino residents in the city. Members of the Padres Creando Sueños team are familiar with the systemic challenges presented by their neighborhood, but are committed to using their strengths to promote positive change for families in their community. For more information, contact Landon Ranck: landon@Uffiziorder.org, 805-259-4692.

Mon 3/6/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre For The Greater Glory


Dorrance Dance
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Dorrance Dance
A Bessie Award-winning troupe known for “blasting open our notions of tap,” Dorrance Dance pushes tap dance’s tradition – rhythmically, aesthetically and conceptually. Street, club and experimental dance forms awaken to the furious rhythms of America’s long-standing jazz vernacular in a new, dynamically compelling context. Founder Michelle Dorrance, a MacArthur Fellow, is considered “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker). This Santa Barbara favorite from the 2014-2015 Dance series returns to perform a new program: SOUNDspace, an exciting work that explores movement as music; and ETM (“electronic tap music”), a nod toward electronic dance music with acoustic and digitally produced sounds.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Wed 3/8/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Dorrance Dance


Liner Notes: Songwriters, Stories and Music with <br>RITA WILSON<br> and Billy Steinberg, Richard Marx, MoZella
Tickets on-sale 12/9 @ 10am

Rita Wilson -- talented actress (It's Complicated, The Good Wife, Sleepless in Seattle), film producer (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Mamma Mia!), and Broadway star (Chicago) -- shows off her musical talent as she hits the stage at The Granada Theatre. She'll be joined by special guests Billy Steinberg, Richard Marx and MoZella for an evening in which she and other talented songwriters perform and share the stories behind their music.



*Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

Sat 3/11/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Liner Notes: Songwriters, Stories and Music with
RITA WILSON
and Billy Steinberg, Richard Marx, MoZella


<i>Escuela de Vagabundos</i>
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Escuela de Vagabundos
Part of the Cine en Domingo Film Series

Considered one of the finest comedies of Mexican cinema, Alberto Medina (Pedro Infante), a famous songwriter, is on a vacation hunting trip. The old car he's driving suddenly starts heating up and shooting vapor through the radiator, Alberto gets out of the car to search for water but the car, not having on the emergency break, starts going downhill in reverse until it falls off a cliff and gets destroyed, so he has to walk to find help and ends up in the Valverde's home, asking to make a phone call, but because of his dirty and ragged clothes Emilia takes him for a tramp and invites him to stay with them, Ultimately, he proves he is not a bad person and earns the family's respect.

Considerada una de las mejores comedias del cine mexicano, Alberto Medina (Pedro Infante) es un famoso compositor y está en un viaje de vacaciones. El coche repentinamente comienza a calentarse y a disparar vapor a través del radiador. Alberto se baja del coche para buscar agua, pero el coche empieza a ir cuesta abajo de reversa hasta que se cae y queda descompuesto. Asi que tiene que caminar para encontrar ayuda y termina en la casa de la prestigiada familia Valverde, pero a causa de sus ropas sucias y rasgadas Emilia lo toma como un vagabundo y le invita a quedarse con ellos, en última instancia él demuestra que no es una mala persona y se gana el respeto de la familia.

Cine en Domingo features both classic and contemporary Spanish language films from Latin America. Chosen to engage the Latino community and all who love this genre of filmmaking, audiences will also enjoy an introduction of captivating dialogue between civic leader Monique Limón and local media personality Andy Valdez. Films will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles (when available).


Sun 3/12/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Escuela de Vagabundos


<i>Far From Heaven</i>
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Far From Heaven
Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series

The story - which crosses both sexual and racial lines - revolves around a privileged suburban family whose lives are filled with daily family etiquette, social events at the club, and an overall desire to keep up with the Joneses. The family is turned upside down when both husband and wife are faced with choices that not only create a gossip mill for the entire community but also change their entire lives forever.
Starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert
Writer/Director: Todd Haynes
2002, 1h48m, PG-13

The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series is designed to highlight films that are important beyond their cinematic tradition for their showcasing of great cinematic scores.

In honor of the life and work of noted film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein, this series presents films noteworthy for the importance of their musical scores to the telling of each film’s unique story. Curated by Jon Burlingame there will be discussion and a Q & A.

Mon 3/13/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Far From Heaven


St Petersburg Philharmonic
2016/2017 CAMA Series
St Petersburg Philharmonic

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.10



Tue 3/14/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre St Petersburg Philharmonic


The Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla
2016/2017 SB Symphony
The Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

There is nothing compared to experiencing Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons live. The Santa Barbara Symphony celebrates the seasons with a magical combination of this work and Piazzolla’s Tango inspired The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. The concert concludes with Haydn’s dramatic Symphony 101, described as pure heartfelt joy.


Sat 3/18/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre The Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla
Sun 3/19/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre The Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla


<i>Jesus Christ Superstar</i>
2016/2017 Theater League
Jesus Christ Superstar
It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent '60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus' meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.

Single Tickets on sale in Summer '16... Subscriptions no longer available for the 16/17 Season. 17/18 Season subscription information will be available in early 2017.


Tue 3/21/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Jesus Christ Superstar
Wed 3/22/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Jesus Christ Superstar


Shen Yun
Shen Yun 2017 World Tour
Shen Yun
“Absolutely the no. 1 show in the world, absolutely the best—no other company or of any style can match this.”
—Kenn Wells, former lead dancer of the English National Ballet

A Shen Yun performance weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of authentic Chinese culture. Featuring 100 world class performers, over 400 sets of exquisite hand-made costumes, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops – creating a spectacular performance beyond your imagination.
Fri 3/24/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Shen Yun
Sat 3/25/17 2:00PM The Granada Theatre Shen Yun
Sat 3/25/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Shen Yun
Sun 3/26/17 1:00PM The Granada Theatre Shen Yun


Danish National Symphony Orchestra
2016/2017 CAMA Series
Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Carl Nielsen: Overture to Maskarade
Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.1


Tue 3/28/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Danish National Symphony Orchestra


<i>Cinderella</i>
2016/2017 State Street Ballet
Cinderella
State Street Ballet ’s Cinderella, which premiered in 2004 and has since gone on to be a highly-successful touring program across the country, returns to its perfect setting—The Granada stage. A light-hearted retelling of the classic story, this entertaining production brings together all your favorite characters: the beautiful Cinderella, her evil stepsisters (male dancers costumed in hoop skirts), the handsome prince and the guests at his ball. Opulent sets and digital animation augment the theatricality of this beloved performance that warms the hearts of audiences of all ages. Part of State Street Ballet’s Family Series, it’s an event you won’t want to miss!

Photo by David Bazemore


Tickets*: Patron (loge or box seating) $104. Single performance tickets: $56, $46, $36. State Street Ballet Season Package of three or more performances: $46, $40, $30. Students/children $24. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. If buying 3 State Street Ballet performances or more, please call the box office @ 805-899-2222 for subscription discount packages.


Sun 4/9/17 2:00PM The Granada Theatre Cinderella


<i>The Ten Commandments</i>
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The Ten Commandments
Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series

Enjoying a life of ease in the court of Egypt's pharaoh, Moses discovers his Hebrew heritage and, later, God's expectations of him. He dedicates himself to liberating his people from captivity and with the aid of plagues and divine intervention manages to lead them out of Egypt and across the Red Sea. A greater challenge comes in the form of the golden calf idol, however, and it takes an unforgettable visitation by God on Mount Sinai for Moses' mission to prevail.
Starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter
Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Writers: Joseph Holt Ingraham, Dorothy Clarke Wilson, Arthur Eustace Southon
1956, 4 hours, G


The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series is designed to highlight films that are important beyond their cinematic tradition for their showcasing of great cinematic scores.

In honor of the life and work of noted film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein, this series presents films noteworthy for the importance of their musical scores to the telling of each film’s unique story. Curated by Jon Burlingame there will be discussion and a Q & A.

Mon 4/10/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The Ten Commandments


Northern Impressions: The Best of Grieg and Sibelius
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

The Santa Barbara Symphony presents one of Grieg’s best-known works, his Piano Concerto, combined with Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5.

Programming change as of 7/14/2016


Sat 4/15/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Northern Impressions: The Best of Grieg and Sibelius
Sun 4/16/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Northern Impressions: The Best of Grieg and Sibelius


<i>Amistad</i>
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Amistad
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

Based on a true incident in 1839, Amistad presents a remarkable dialogue regarding the issue of slavery in the pre-Civil War United States. The fuse which ignited this dialogue was the revolt of the slaves imprisoned in the Spanish slave ship La Amistad. The “Amistad Africans” became a political symbol for the inherent struggle between the North and the South.

(1997) 155 minutes - R

Join former Santa Barbara mayor and film critic Hal Conklin for a selection of great stories that touch the soul and draw out the best in humanity. These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series “Cinema In Focus,” these presentations will blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A.

Mon 4/17/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Amistad


Compagnie Herve KOUBI
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Compagnie Herve KOUBI
Recognized as one of Europe’s most distinctive choreographers, Hervé Koubi makes his Southern California debut with What the Day Owes to the Night, a highly physical, stunningly fluid work that invokes the complex interwoven threads of his French-Algerian ancestral history. Combining capoeira, urban and contemporary dance with powerful imagery evocative of Orientalist paintings and the stone filigree of Islamic architecture, 12 French-Algerian and African male dancers appear in a striking contrasts of light and dark, skin and textile and whirling yet chiseled movement to reveal a powerful interpretation of an internal quest.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Tue 4/18/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Compagnie Herve KOUBI


Isabel Allende
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Isabel Allende
Literary legend Isabel Allende is beloved for sweeping narrative mixed with deeply personal, deftly political, evocatively historical writing. Allende wrote her acclaimed first novel, The House of the Spirits, in exile from her home country of Chile. She has since written 20 more works of fiction and memoir, including her latest work, The Japanese Lover. Among today’s most respected authors, Allende is an unapologetic romantic whose enduring passion blends with her unique wisdom gained from the experiences that have shaped her life. In a rare public appearance, “the queen of magical realism” (Los Angeles Times) weaves together her family history, literary trailblazing and the sorrows and heart-stirring beauty of the human condition.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Wed 4/19/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Isabel Allende


<i>La Rondine</i>
2016/2017 Opera Santa Barbara
La Rondine
A woman with a past is given a second chance when she falls in love with a young student. From the sumptuous salons of belle epoque Paris, to bustling nightclubs and the romantic French Riviera, we follow the beautiful Magda - “the swallow” - in her bittersweet journey to recapture the innocence of youth in Puccini’s only “operetta.”

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Single tickets go on-sale 8/1/2016 @ 10am. Subscriptions on-sale NOW -- please call Opera Santa Barbara at 805-898-3890 or click here


Fri 4/28/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre La Rondine
Sun 4/30/17 2:30PM The Granada Theatre La Rondine


Yo-Yo Ma – Edgar Meyer – Chris Thile
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Yo-Yo Ma – Edgar Meyer – Chris Thile
In 2011 these virtuosos and friends made history with The Goat Rodeo Sessions, a recording that blurred the lines of bluegrass, jazz and classical music to the delight of sold-out crowds and critics who gleefully praised the one-of-a-kind collaboration. Together once again, they’ll explore an all-Bach program. Yo-Yo Ma’s rendition of the Bach Cello Suites is regarded as a masterwork. Double bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile – masters in their own right, each a MacArthur Fellow – join him in arrangements of The Art of the Fugue, keyboard works including The Well-Tempered Clavier and various trio sonatas.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Tue 5/2/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Yo-Yo Ma – Edgar Meyer – Chris Thile


Elizabeth Gilbert
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert has put some serious time into writing about big topics, inspiring and empowering readers from all walks of life with her books, including the mega-bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, the wildly popular Committed: A Love Story and The Signature of All Things, named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, NPR and Time. Gilbert is fascinated by creativity and the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us, as explored in her recent work Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. In conversation with Santa Barbara favorite and fellow deep thinker Pico Iyer, Gilbert will delve into the mysterious nature of inspiration.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Sat 5/6/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Elizabeth Gilbert


Los Angeles Philharmonic
2016/2017 CAMA Series
Los Angeles Philharmonic

Franz Schubert: Symphony No.1
Gustav Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (“Songs of a Wayfarer”)
Franz Schubert: Symphony No.2



Sun 5/7/17 4:00PM The Granada Theatre Los Angeles Philharmonic


<i>The Birdman of Alcatraz</i>
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The Birdman of Alcatraz
Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series

Sentenced to life in solitary confinement after killing a prison guard, despondent inmate Robert Stroud combats loneliness and tedium by nursing an ailing bird back to health. Stroud develops an interest in caring for birds and becomes a talented ornithologist. After publishing a book on bird diseases from jail, he meets and marries Stella, a fellow bird enthusiast. When Stroud is suddenly moved to Alcatraz, though, his marriage and work are both threatened.
Starring Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter
Director: John Frankenheimer |Writers: Guy Trosper, Thomas E. Gaddis
1962, 147 mins,unrated


The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series is designed to highlight films that are important beyond their cinematic tradition for their showcasing of great cinematic scores.

In honor of the life and work of noted film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein, this series presents films noteworthy for the importance of their musical scores to the telling of each film’s unique story. Curated by Jon Burlingame there will be discussion and a Q & A.

Mon 5/8/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The Birdman of Alcatraz


From Paris to Broadway
2016/2017 SB Symphony
From Paris to Broadway
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

The Santa Barbara Symphony honors Paris, one of the world’s great cities and once considered the classical music center of Europe, where many composers made their debut. This program celebrates Mozart’s, Saint-Saëns', Liszt’s and Gershwin’s ties to Paris.


Sat 5/13/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre From Paris to Broadway
Sun 5/14/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre From Paris to Broadway


<i>Concussion</i>
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Concussion
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

The true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu’s discovery and campaign to protect football players from repeated, mind-altering concussions is told in Peter’s Landsman’s film Concussion. Though the film reveals in the credits some of the changes that have occurred since Omalu first published his paper in 2005, in real life he continues to campaign to stop young people whose brains are still developing from having the repeated head trauma that football and other sports require.

(2015) 123 minutes PG-13


Join former Santa Barbara mayor and film critic Hal Conklin for a selection of great stories that touch the soul and draw out the best in humanity. These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series “Cinema In Focus,” these presentations will blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A.

Mon 5/15/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Concussion


<i>Los Albaniles</i>
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Los Albaniles
Part of the Cine en Domingo Film Series

This classic Mexican movie shows us, the classic lifestyle of the Mexican construction workers in the middle 70's. This story begins with the police investigation of the murder of the night watch worker (Ignacio Lopez Tarso). The investigation swiftly expands to the corruption, robberies, acts of infidelity, envy and the poor treatment that these workers receive from their bosses. Some strong language but the movie appropriately portrays the real situation these bricklayers encountered at the time. Based on the novel by Vicente Leñero.

Esta película clásica mexicana nos muestra el estilo de vida clásico de los trabajadores de la construcción en México en la década de mediados de los 70’s. Esta historia comienza con la investigación policial del asesinato del trabajador de guardia nocturna (Ignacio López Tarso). La investigación se expande rápidamente a la corrupción, robos, actos de infidelidad, la envidia y el mal trato que estos trabajadores reciben de sus jefes. Tema y lenguaje fuerte pero la película retrata adecuadamente la situación real que los albañiles encontraron en esos tiempos. Basado en la novela de Vicente Leñero.

Cine en Domingo features both classic and contemporary Spanish language films from Latin America. Chosen to engage the Latino community and all who love this genre of filmmaking, audiences will also enjoy an introduction of captivating dialogue between civic leader Monique Limón and local media personality Andy Valdez. Films will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles (when available).


Sun 5/21/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Los Albaniles


<i>Dead Man Walking</i>
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Dead Man Walking
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

Dead Man Walking is the autobiography of Sister Prejean a Roman Catholic nun in Louisiana who brings the love of God to Matt Pontele, a prisoner on death row, as well as to the families whose children he murdered. Hiding behind his walls and lies, it is Sister Prejean's simple love which enables him to confess the truth and come out of hiding to receive God’s love through her.

Starring: Sean Penn

(1995) 122 minutes R

Join former Santa Barbara mayor and film critic Hal Conklin for a selection of great stories that touch the soul and draw out the best in humanity. These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series “Cinema In Focus,” these presentations will blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A.

Mon 6/5/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Dead Man Walking


<i>Trading Places</i>
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Trading Places
Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series

Upper-crust executive Louis Winthorpe III and down-and-out hustler Billy Ray Valentine are the subjects of a bet by successful brokers Mortimer and Randolph Duke. An employee of the Dukes, Winthorpe is framed by the brothers for a crime he didn't commit, with the siblings then installing the street-smart Valentine in his position. When Winthorpe and Valentine uncover the scheme, they set out to turn the tables on the Dukes.
Starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy
Director: John Landis | Writers: Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris
1983, 1h58m, R


The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series is designed to highlight films that are important beyond their cinematic tradition for their showcasing of great cinematic scores.

In honor of the life and work of noted film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein, this series presents films noteworthy for the importance of their musical scores to the telling of each film’s unique story. Curated by Jon Burlingame there will be discussion and a Q & A.

Mon 6/19/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Trading Places


<i>Dirty Dancing</i>
2016/2017 Theater League
Dirty Dancing
PLEASE BE ADVISED: We have been notified by the producer of the tour that DIRTY DANCING will not be able to play The Granada on February 14th & 15th, 2017. The performances have been RESCHEDULED TO MONDAY & TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9th & 10th, 2017 – still part of your 2016-17 Series. We apologize for this inconvenience. PLEASE NOTE: subscribers with Tuesday subscriptions should attend the October 10th performance. Wednesday subscribers should attend the October 9th performance.

Single tickets on-sale Monday, November 28th @ 10am

DIRTY DANCING is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”

Single Tickets on sale in Summer '16... Subscriptions no longer available for the 16/17 Season. 17/18 Season subscription information will be available in early 2017.


The Granada Theatre Dirty Dancing
The Granada Theatre Dirty Dancing