ETC and The SB Public Library Present A Virtual Book Club Discussion of AMERICAN SON
Monday, August 17, 2020; 5:30 pm
Christopher Demos-Brown's AMERICAN SON is a gripping look at the intersection of racial dynamics and the police. It portrays the parents of a black teenager as they anxiously await news of their son, who may have been picked up by the police.
AMERICAN SON was to have its West Coast premiere this past April at The New Vic. Although the production could not open due to the shutdown, there has been a strong interest in the community about AMERICAN SON, especially given the current events involving the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
The book club discussion, hosted by the Santa Barbara Public Library, will take place on Monday, August 17 at 5:30 pm. The discussion will be moderated by Jonathan Fox, artistic director of ETC, and James Joyce, Santa Barbara resident and founder of "Coffee With A Black Guy,” a program that holds community conversations about race.
The play may also be purchased via this link: Purchase A Copy of The Play.
A cinematic version of the play is also available for streaming on Netflix.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration for the event is required.
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
Saturday, August 22, 2020; 2:00 pm
Saturday, August 22, 2020; 7:00 pm
By Charles M. Schulz, Clark Gesner, Michael Mayer, Andrew Lippa
Book by John Gordon
Based on Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts
Choreography by Daniel Brackett
Sound Design by Randall Robert Tico
Vocal Instruction by Shannon Saleh
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Ticket holders will receive a unique viewing link and viewing instructions prior to the performance.
With charm, wit, and heart, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang. This revue of songs and vignettes, based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip, will surely light up your summer with happiness and uplift your spirit.
This musical comedy You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown includes all your beloved characters from the original comic strip: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Schroeder, Sally and Linus. The musical features many charming songs such as “Happiness,” “My Blanket and Me,” “The Kite,” “The Baseball Game,” and “Suppertime.”
The production features six extraordinary student performers from Santa Barbara County: Cassidy Broderick, Ruby Campbell, Morgan P. Johnson, Leo Kearney, Beck Mortensen, and Jett Mortensen.
The production team includes director Brian McDonald, musical director Rachel La Commare, choreographer Daniel Brackett, sound designer Randall Robert Tico, vocal instructor Shannon Saleh, and production stage manager Amber Zepf.
This production is generously sponsored by Janet and Mark L. Goldenson, The Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Oakie Charitable Foundation, The Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, The Towbes Foundation, John C. Mithun and Mercedes Millington, The Leni Fund and Sara Miller McCune.
HERSHEY FELDER AS GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE
Sunday, September 13, 2020; 5:00 pm
$55 / household + handling fees
Music & Lyrics by GEORGE GERSHWIN and IRA GERSHWIN
Book by HERSHEY FELDER
Directed by STEFANO DE CARLI and HERSHEY FELDER
Adapted from The Stage Play Directed by JOEL ZWICK
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"A truly amazing, must-see performance."
"Felder's performance is sublime."
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
An Exclusive Live-Stream Musical Event Live from Florence, Italy
George Gershwin Alone tells the story of America’s great composer, who with the groundbreaking “A Rhapsody in Blue,” made a “Lady out of Jazz.” The show incorporates the composer's best-known songs from The Man I Love and Someone to Watch Over Me, through the hits of An American In Paris and Porgy and Bess, to a complete performance of Rhapsody In Blue. As the only actor-musician to create the role of George Gershwin on the stage, and with over three-thousand performances, from California to Broadway to London’s West End, for the first time, Hershey Felder will bring George Gershwin to life on the stage of one of Europe’s oldest and most famous theaters.
George Gershwin was born in 1898 to Russian-Jewish immigrant parents in Brooklyn. Together, he and his brother Ira Gershwin wrote standards such as “The Man I Love,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Embraceable You,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “I Got Rhythm,” “’S Wonderful” and “They Can’t Take That Away from Me.” His groundbreaking opera, Porgy and Bess, is now considered an American classic. All told, George Gershwin wrote more than 1,000 songs for the stage and screen as well as works for the opera house and the symphony orchestra. In 1937, Gershwin died of an undiagnosed brain tumor at the age of 38, never knowing how famous and beloved he and his work would become.
Purchase includes the live stream performance and A WEEK of extended “on-demand” viewing access to the recording of the live stream performance (available one-hour after the performance ends). The live stream can be viewed on computers, iPads, iPhones and Smart TVs.
Your live stream link will be sent to you on Friday, September 11, via the email you used to register for this event. If you do not see the email by noon (PDT) on September 11, check your spam folder.
- Is this a family-friendly event? Yes, this is a family-friendly event.
- What if the LIVE STREAM buffers while I am watching? Don’t worry - you can watch what you missed in the recording later. The recording will be available to you for a full week after the event.
- What's the refund policy? There are no refunds for this event.
- Additional "How To Watch" Instructions can be found HERE.
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