News about the New Santa Barbara Theater
by Ann Marie Danimus
In my first article as the new owner of the Santa Barbara Theater I am happy to report exciting news for the near future and the coming season.
JOIN US FOR A SUMMER SEND OFF WITH THE “RAISE THE ROOF” BENEFIT MAY 2
First off, mark your calendar now for May 2nd. Those of you that will be in town will not want to miss Raise the Roof, a benefit concert to start our new in-house Becas program and fund some needed improvements to the stage equipment.
Your favorite local performers have volunteered their time to share some of the hottest numbers from their past and future shows. There will be a silent auction, door prizes, snacks and a drink, all for the donation of $350 pesos. The doors open at 7:00 pm and the show starts at 8:00 pm.
The Becas program will provide scholarship funds for children who would like to participate in our upcoming summer theater camp or dance classes but need financial assistance to do so.
Summer camp will start July 7th and run through August 8th with a recital so the kids can show their stuff. Classes will be Monday – Friday from 9 am to 3 pm with lunch and a snack included. Classes will consist of singing, dancing, acting, set design, make up and costuming. ALL kids will get a chance to develop their talent and perform in the recital. Call the theater (223-2048) for more details. Registration starts April 25th and spaces are limited.
Don’t forget about our fabulous shows! We have a powerhouse line up with Nunsense on Wednesday, Fever! on Thursday and Dolly Would if Kenny Could on Friday.
Nunsense is the celebrated and must see musical comedy about the whacked-out antics of some feisty nuns from Hoboken, New Jersey, but now on vacation in Puerto Vallarta. When some of the sisters drown in Banderas Bay while on a banana boat ride, the surviving four nuns put on an emergency fund-raising show full of pun-punched songs and high-energy dance routines. Fabulously directed and choreographed by our Freddy and Paul you will be out-of-breath from laughing and smiling.
Fever! starring local favorite Mikki Prost has been getting rave reviews for its pleasing mix of song and dance favorites. Mikki most recently wowed Vallarta audiences with her portrayal of Louise in “Always, Patsy Cline” selling out every night this season. She is not to be missed in this one woman show.