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The Enduring Power of


Their idea grew, but they needed help to make it a reality. So they brought the community together at the Lobero Theatre and designed special events to generate support for what would become Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Today we celebrate over 125 years of creativity, partnership and health in our community. We applaud the power of people and inspiring minds working together to build stronger communities.

Thank you, Lobero Theatre, for allowing us to sing, laugh, dance, think and grow together. Learn more about the history of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital at

Our story started with a group of women and one big idea: Build a great hospital for Santa Barbara.


President’s Message

John Lorenz, Wells Hughes, Dan Meisel, Steve Hayes, Gary Pearce


Marc Broussard & Steve Hayes Jeff DeVine, Steve Hayes, Charles De L’arbre, Bridget Foreman, Amy MacLeod, Tim Casey

Marc Broussard

As the new President of the Lobero Theatre Foundation Board of Directors, I am happy to welcome you to our 2019-20 Season. It is an honor to be elected to this position, and I want to begin by thanking Amy MacLeod, who has served as president for the past three years and whose leadership has moved the Lobero strategically forward. I worked closely with Amy as Vice President during her tenure, and am grateful that her dedication and that of the entire Lobero Board has put the organization in a strong position for the future. Several years ago, the Board made a commitment to reduce major capital campaigns by working to address capital fundraising on an annual basis. This year we are making the most of that promise. While some projects, like repairing the roof or replacing the flooring in the spaces behind our stage are less visible, others are more prominent. We hope that our new concession stands and LED lighting system will make your theater-going experience more enjoyable while fulfilling our mission to improve and maintain this venue for the community’s long-term use. For more on these critical projects, see page 49.

We are also working to ensure that the theater is accessible for our local performing arts community, and providing great programming for our audiences. We are working with promoters both local and from around the country to bring more comedy, music, film and dance to the Lobero. Our Board is deeply engaged in expanding our programmatic strategies, and eager to ensure that the best performances are happening here on this stage. As I begin my Presidency, I am energized by the Board and Staff ’s commitment to this theater. It is a great team and I look forward to working with them as we continually strive to improve this community treasure. I hope you will join us often this season.


Steve Hayes Lobero Board President 5


The Immediate Family

BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Steve H. Hayes, President Charles de L’Arbre, Vice President Melissa Fassett, Secretary Bridget Foreman, Treasurer Amy MacLeod, Past President Tim Casey, At Large John Gerngross, At Large

Mike Pahos Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree Marilyn Schuermann Rob Skinner Anne F. Towbes Anthony Wall Judi Weisbart Gay Ashforth Wilson Nancy R. Lynn, Executive Director Emeritus

BOARD MEMBERS David Anderson Sharon Whittier Bradford Tim Casey Steve Cloud Mindy Denson Jeff DeVine Melissa Fassett Bridget Foreman John Gerngross Brett Hodges Michael Jaffe Laurie Bentson Kauth Janet McCann William Nasif Frank Schipper Ben Trosky Bo Willis

EXECUTIVE TEAM David Asbell, Executive Director Marianne Clark, Administrative Director Don McGreevy, Controller DEVELOPMENT TEAM Brandon Mowery, Director of Development Jim Dougherty, Director of Planned Giving Adrienne DeGuevara, Assistant Director of Development Sheila Caldwell, Donor Relations & Events MARKETING TEAM Angie Bertucci, Marketing & Communications Director Cecilia Martini-Muth, Marketing & Graphic Design Naseem Hyder, Web Development OPERATIONS TEAM Genevieve Rhiger, Ticketing Services Director Daniel Ramirez, House Manager Betsy Craig, Concession Manager Luis Mejia-Luna, Maintenance Marco McNew, Maintenance PRODUCTION STAFF Todd A. Jared, Technical Director and Production Manager J.O. Davis, Audio Engineer Tony Mangini, Lighting Director Erik Moore, Projectionist BOX OFFICE TEAM Gina Graham, Box Office Manager Emily Valenzuela, Assistant Box Office Manager Diane Torres, Box Office Associate

LOBERO THEATRE ASSOCIATES Mindy Denson, President Maribel Jarchow, Vice President Joan Crossland, Treasurer Susan Tarlow, Corresponding Secretary Margaret Slater, Recording Secretary Emily Dempster, Historian Annie Williams, Past President and Parliamentarian


ADVISORY BOARD Barbara J. Burgess Leland Crawford Jr. Patrick Davis Rod Lathim Bob Light Paula Lopez Lillian Lovelace Craig Madsen Alfred V. Morgan Jim Morouse

Lobero Theatre Foundation 33 E. Canon Perdido Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Box Office: 805.963.0761 Foundation Office: 805.966.4946

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President’s Message


2018-2019 Annual Report


Lobero Fund Letter / Volunteer Update


Director’s Letter


Jim’s Corner


Associates Spotlight


Donor Profile: John Gerngross & Cheryl Doty


Board Business/ Renter Spotlight


Ghostlight Luminary Induction


Ghostlight Society Donors




Sponsorship Opportunities




Youth & Community Outreach


Rent the Lobero


Going Green


Heritage Society


In Memoriam


VIP Tickets


How to Give


Lobero FUND Donors


Advertiser Index


Heritage Society / Endowment Donors

BACKSTAGE AT THE LOBERO, Fall 2019 edition BACKSTAGE AT THE LOBERO is published biannually by the Lobero Theatre Foundation. 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Free of charge. Performance photos by David Bazemore unless otherwise noted. Cover art by Lori Elizabeth McKinley.

Annual Report

June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019

The Lobero continues to thrive thanks to partnerships with a diverse group of arts organizations and national event promoters who bring a wide variety of events to our stage. These organizations represent 90% of our building activity, and enrich our offerings to the community. City of Santa Barbara CAMA Masterseries Complexions Contemporary Ballet Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation Doublewide Kings Eclipse Production Studios Emporium Presents Flamenco Arts Festival Fund for Santa Barbara Goldenvoice KCLU KCRW Kerry Irish Productions Live Nation Music Academy of the West New Noise Music Festival Opera Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Aerial Arts Santa Barbara City College Foundation Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce Santa Barbara Choral Society Santa Barbara Dance Theatre Santa Barbara International Film Festival Santa Barbara Music Foundation Santa Barbara Revels Santa Barbara Zoo SBL Entertainment Southern California Institute of Law State Street Ballet Summerdance Santa Barbara The Rhythmic Arts Project Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Warren Miller Entertainment UCSB Library Opera UC Santa Barbara

Rooted in History, Evolving for the Future Over the 2018 – 2019 Season we featured you, our Lobero Family, by highlighting the many volunteers, donors, patrons and arts organizations that make this venue more than just a stage. We spent a lot of time distilling the “Lobero Experience” and working to find ways to share that magic. We saw ticket sales and concessions revenue increase over the course of the year, and achieved our fundraising goals–all thanks to your support and patronage. Our family came together in a big way on February 22nd for our third annual Lobero Give Day. Each year Lobero Give Day is driven by touching personal stories, photos and enthusiasm for this great venue. We saw many smiling faces with text donation signs that led to over $21K in gifts, making it our most successful yet.

We are deeply grateful for the ability to sustain this historic cultural treasure. It is a testament to your loyalty and love. 7

Resources and Management Last season, we embarked on a three-year strategic plan aimed at (1) increasing activity in the theater, (2) growing our endowment funds for long-term fiscal health and (3) addressing physical maintenance of the building on an annual basis, instead of relying on costly capital campaigns.

We have already made great headway in achieving many of these goals: We’ve increased the number of tickets sold by 11% and have increased our total rental activity by 6%. We believe this is a direct result of a new promotions package which provides additional print and online ad support for rental clients. The Heritage Fund has continued to gain traction with $2.8 million in our endowment and another $1 million in pledges and planned gifts. Our primary capital funds project replaced our stage lighting system with an energy-efficient LED system, raising $129,000 to fulfill this need. The new lighting system will not only help shrink our carbon footprint, but will increase the options available to our performers. (Read more on pg 49) 8

2018-2019 saw approx. 162 live events comprised of 26 Lobero LIVE presentations and 69 rental events brought to life by 45 different presenters.

Lobero LIVE The Lobero Theatre Foundation continues to be committed to bringing the finest entertainment to our stage via our Lobero LIVE presentations. We presented a total of 26 concerts and events that best highlight the acoustics of the room and our core audience. From folk icons Arlo Guthrie, and the I’m With Her Trio of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan to jazz legends Eddie Palmieri and alternative darlings Cowboy Junkies, it was as memorable and eclectic a season as ever.

Youth and Community Outreach

The following organizations are essential to making performing arts dreams a reality on our stage:

This year we distributed nearly 2,000 complimentary tickets to students, families and seniors through social service agencies and schools. We also partnered with local music, dance and theater education programs to provide a professional stage experience for more than 800 students.

AHA! Santa Barbara Crane School Girls Rock Gustafson Dance Montecito Union & Cold Spring Schools Nebula Dance Santa Barbara Vocal Jazz Foundation Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre Santa Barbara Youth Symphony State Street Ballet Young Dancers

“I was scared to go on the stage because I had stage fright. But now ... I’m in the very front!” – Santa Barbara Vocal Jazz participant expenses 4%


5% 41%

1% 35%




Rental Operations Program Expense Employee Costs Fundraising Management & General

23% 9%



Rental Operations Programs & Presentations Endowment Interest Individual Donors Board of Directors Foundations/Government Corporate Sponsors Lobero Theatre Associates

41% (1,181,371) 31% (884,597) 21% (606,821) 4% (115,963) 3% (80,504)

35% (1,049,868) 22% (640,163) 3% (84,674) 23% (669,025) 5% (163,256) 9% (267,300) 2% (70,336) 1% (39,186)


Get Involved The Lobero Theatre Foundation was established as a 501c(3) non-profit organization in 1938 to act as stewards for, and to raise funds to maintain and operate an important historic institution. As committed managers of this community treasure, we ask for your partnership. Please consider making a contribution to the Lobero Theatre Foundation today. We have a variety of programs available to ensure your gift supports something close to your heart.

Designate your gift to:

The Brubeck Circle supporting outstanding performances and ongoing jazz music education in local schools.

Youth & Community Outreach programs, which guarantee the Lobero remains an accessible stage for young artists and low-income individuals.

The Lobero Fund, which supports all the great work happening behind-the-scenes, from performance subsidies to the preservation of an important historic building.

The Heritage Fund, a Legacy gift that can be designated to one of our performance pillars (American Roots, Dance, Theatre, Classical Music or Youth Performances), or to the ongoing preservation of the iconic Lobero Theatre. Please consider making a commitment to the Lobero Theatre Foundation today. Make an online gift at or contact Brandon Mowery at 805.679.6009 Or text LOBERO to 41444






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“An individual action, multiplied by millions, creates global change.” – Jack Johnson As you’ll see throughout this issue, we are working hard behind the scenes to implement sustainability practices into our daily operations, and that includes opportunities for paperless giving. Next time you’re buying tickets online, it’s easy to add a gift to your order– combining two tasks into one transaction. While we consistently send out mailings to support our fundraising efforts, you can help us move away from paper. Making a gift online has never been easier; visit or simply text Lobero to 41444 to access the form. Adrienne DeGuevara & Jeff Bridges

Each gift to the Lobero Fund–no matter the size–goes to help the Lobero Theatre Foundation continue its good work. The Lobero Fund supports a wide variety of enrichment programs including underwriting performance fees from our non-profit partners, bringing kids in for a professional stage experience, and fulfilling a myriad of other operating tasks. Ticket sales only cover 50% of our operating expenses, which makes your generosity critical. We hope you will continue to support us in serving you as we move toward a bright future together.

“Nothing is Art if it does not come from nature.” – Antoni Gaudi As we do our part to make our venue a more environmentally-friendly place, we ask you to join us. Be sure to pay attention to signs instructing you where to recycle, compost and deposit your trash in their respective containers. Remember to bring your pint cup or reusable water bottle for each show. If you’re reading this magazine in the theater today, feel free to return it to an usher once you’re finished, and we can re-distribute it at the next performance. We look forward to welcoming you to an clean, green theater soon.

Daniel Ramirez House Manager,

In thanks,

Adrienne DeGuevara, Asst. Director of Development PS: We love to work with companies who share our commitment toward green business practices. If your company is looking to align with our sustainability efforts, please contact me to discuss a corporate sponsorship.

Thanks to our ushers of the month Todd Smith, Tom Hoffman, Barbara Petronis, Rosemarie Fennell, Debra Fedaleo, Elaine Rymills, Joe Legacy, Sid Slaff Usher of the Year: Aninha Brill


ONIRACOM SUPPORTS THE ARTS Painting by Genivieve Le Duc / Photo by Nik Blaskovich / © 2019 Oniracom /


Cecilia Martini-Muth & Sheila Caldwell


Dave Asbell and Denise Dannemiller

From the Esplanade to the Green Room, we’re focusing on the future. One of the things we are most proud of is our history of service to the community. Since 1873, the Lobero has been an important presence in downtown Santa Barbara, influencing people, businesses and vendors on all sides of event production, and we take this responsibility seriously. Our work to reduce waste reduction began back in 2011 as the Lobero became the first theater to join the City of Santa Barbara’s Recycling and composting program, bringing in compostable cups, napkins, straws, and utensils for all receptions and concessions. In 2013, Encore Lobero renovations ushered in low-flow toilets, drought tolerant landscaping and energy-efficient electrical systems, which allowed us to add Certified Green Business to our resume.

plastic water bottles. We provide artist meal service on real dishes, and offer filtered water in the greenroom area as well as the water fountains in the lobby in an effort to cut down on disposables throughout the venue.

These investments in sustainability are the right thing to do for many reasons beyond preserving the environment. Frankly, there’s lots to look forward to as benefits like savings on electrical bills, improved lighting setups, and shorter concession lines become a reality.

We collaborate with several partners in this area, including the Santa Barbara Bowl. They have led the way on producing cleaner concerts in many aspects, and have been very helpful as we introduced reusable pint cups. Many Bowl patrons now regularly bring their own cups to the venue, and we hope to reinforce this good habit. We also see cleaner-concert trends with many artists who are conscious of their carbon-footprint. Brett Dennen is one such performer, and his May concert helped us to join the #BYOBottle program, which is focused on the elimination of single-use

With a special thanks to foundation grants and some of our Ghostlight members we have successfully raised enough funds to update the entire stage lighting system to energy-efficient LED’s, replacing hundreds of outdated stage bulbs. New concession stands will make the switch to wine and beer kegs, eliminating thousands of empty bottles and speeding up bartending services. It is our role as stewards of this great building that we embrace the opportunity ahead of us to do the right thing and invest in renewable energy.

We’ll see you at the theater,

David Asbell, Executive Director 15

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The stories this stage could tell… For as long as I’ve worked here I have enjoyed both hearing and telling stories about the remarkable HISTORY of the Lobero. They are stories of the people and the role of this old theater in helping shape the cultural landscape of Santa Barbara over the past 146 years. There is no question that it is has been the place where memories have been made and the splendor of the arts revealed and revered through the years. But that’s only the beginning of the tale.

Today, I want to challenge you to think of the FUTURE and consider becoming a benefactor of those memories yet to be made. The Lobero has not only stood the test of time, but continues to excite and nourish Santa Barbara’s commitment to the arts. It stands on a foundation built by the community and for the community. It is not defined by a single genre but

provides a fertile ground for the diversity of performances and the creativity of future generations. The Lobero Theatre Foundation is committed to creating an endowment that will help strengthen and inspire future generations to embrace the arts. The Lobero will always be a place for our community to come together, to manifest our humanity through shared experience and creative expression. Please consider endowing your love of the Lobero today. Together we can ensure there will be more stories to be told. I welcome the opportunity to tell you more.


Jim Dougherty, Director of Planned Giving

Thanks to Heritage Society Members Lyn & David Anderson *Ruth Appleby *Julia Bates Sarah Boyajian Sharon & David Bradford George Burtness Louise & Tim Casey Joanna Candler *Charlotte M. Castalde Bridget Colleary Christina Criswell Barbara & Charles DeL’Arbre Josie & Jeff DeVine Bridget & Mark Foreman *Sandra K. Garcia Konnie & Andy Gault Cheryl Doty & John Gerngross Christine Green Shirley Ann & Jim Hurley Laurie Bentson Kauth & Bill Kauth Elaine & Herb Kendall Shirley & Seymour Lehrer Amy & Don MacLeod Janet & John McCann John E. McGovern & Family Graciela Montgomery Bob Pedraglia Meg & Dan Purdy *Betty L. Richardson Leslie & Frank Schipper Harlene & Doug Smith Michael Smith *Michael Towbes Linda & Doug Wood *In memoriam and with gratitude


L to R: Annie Williams, Holly Murhpy, Mindy Denson, Leslie Haight, Hattie Beresford, Rhea Hayes, Cindy Feinberg, Nina Katsev, Margaret Slater

Hats Off for Hattie On a chilly April morning, the Associates met at the Four Seasons Biltmore for an engaging trip down memory lane with guest speaker Hattie Beresford. EXECUTIVE BOARD: Mindy Denson, President Maribel Jarchow, Vice President Joan Crossland, Treasurer Susan Tarlow, Corresponding Secretary Margaret Slater, Recording Secretary Emily Dempster, Historian Annie Williams, Past President and Parliamentarian

Through her presentation, Ms. Beresford skillfully described the early days of Giuseppe “José” Lobero’s original Lobero Theatre. Mr. Lobero–a saloon owner, musician and opera singer–opened his opera house in what was then Santa Barbara’s Chinatown neighborhood. Did you know one of his early goals was to have local residents perform on its stage? That dancers taller than five feet four were quite unusual at that time? Hattie shared tidbits like these as well as other bawdy and brilliant insights from those founding years. By 1923, it was necessary to rebuild the nearly 50-year-old adobe and timber


building. Using the architectural plans of George Washington Smith and designs by Lutah Maria Riggs, the new theater was completed thanks to the support of the community and held its first performance in August of 1924. The rest, as they say, is history. Following the presentation, emcee Catherine Remak led a rowdy paddle raise aimed at underwriting the newest architectural project for the Lobero–the addition of a summer tent for the courtyard. Santa Barbara’s architectural wizard, Jeff Shelton, designed the Lobero’s current courtyard tent, and was generous enough to envision a whimsical new summer covering. The designs have been complete for some time, but the project has been on hold due to funding constraints.* Thanks to this luncheon, the Associates brought in $30K to bring the new artistic tent to life!





Coming up The Lobero Theatre Associates present

An Evening with

Steve Tyrell October 4

GRAMMY ® Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, and performer. In addition to selling thousands of albums all over the world, Tyrell has produced hit songs for top artists including Linda Ronstadt, Aaron Neville, Rod Stewart and Diana Ross. Don’t miss a special evening including an exclusive VIP Reception showcasing the Associates and all they do for the Lobero.

*Naming Rights Are Available.

If supporting the beautiful new shaded courtyard is something you are passionate about, contact Brandon Mowery at 805.679.6009 to find out more.

1 L to R: Angie Bertucci, Brandon Mowery, Bridget Foreman, George Burtness, David Asbell, Jim Dougherty, Annie Williams, Charles De L’Arbre, Janet McCann, Marianne Clark. 2 Emily Dempster and Ellen Kislingbury 3 Hope Kelly, Blair Buster 4 Mindy Denson, Maribel Jarchow, Hattie Beresford, Annie Williams, Janet McCann Photos by Monie


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Cheryl Doty, Poncho Sanchez & John Gerngross

About John Gerngross and Cheryl Doty

Interviewed by Brandon Mowery, Lobero Theatre Director of Development This past summer, the Lobero underwent a major upgrade in its stage equipment by installing a new, energy-efficient LED lighting package thanks to a generous donation from one of our biggest fans. I spent an afternoon with John Gerngross, who is an active member of the Lobero Theatre Board of Directors and Ghostlight Society, to discuss his enthusiasm for this project, supporting his wife Cheryl’s artwork, and enjoying live music at his favorite venue. Thank you for your influential gift this year. What about the lighting package project appealed to you? I am a technology guy, and the lighting package is the latest and greatest tech. It’s really a great addition that not only enhances the audience’s experience at the Lobero, it’s also an obvious win for the environment. Why do you think it is important that we strive to improve our standing as a Green Business? We are citizens of the planet, and we owe it to our community. Theaters are huge consumers of energy, so if we can reduce our footprint, it’s our duty to do so. It’s important that we keep moving in that direction.

You serve as a member of the Development Committee. What makes the Lobero worthy of private support? Good question. The Lobero is a fabulous institution. It brings so much to the community that wouldn’t be possible without additional support. To know that this season and the following will benefit from our help–providing for not only us, but the entire town–it’s immensely gratifying. As your involvement has grown, have there been any performances that have stood out? I really enjoyed Ahmad Jamal, and Poncho Sanchez. Jazz is something I truly love. One thing the Lobero does well is to bring new acts to town that I am not familiar with. For example, Cheryl and I saw Future Islands, whom we had never heard of before that night, and they were fabulous. Readers may not know that your wife Cheryl is a fantastic artist who has painted two BACKSTAGE covers. What role do you play in that creative process? I support Cheryl 100% in her art. For instance, with her most recent BACKSTAGE cover, I staged several photos of dancers as they prepared to go onstage, which she ended up taking as inspiration. That’s often how we work together. View the full conversation at

How were you introduced to the Lobero board, and what do you gain from that experience? I was looking to get more involved in the arts in Santa Barbara, and the Lobero had always been my favorite venue. I love the small feeling, I love that there isn’t a bad seat, I love the acts, I love the quality. My ability to contribute to this great theater and to be part of something bigger than myself is something that I value and enjoy.

Cheryl Doty will be presenting a gallery of her Lobero-inspired art at the VIP Reception for Richard Thompson and Eliza Gilkyson on November 9. 21

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Photos by David Bazemore. Impro Theatre members Kelly Holden Bashar and Brian Lohmann

IMPROVology, the Santa Barbara Zoo’s comedy show is now at the Lobero Theatre. Since 2015, sold-out shows at the Zoo have proved audiences are “batty” about this mashup of wildlife talks and improvisational antics. “We’ve outgrown our nest,” says Zoo CEO Rich Block, “not unlike California condor chicks who soar for the first time. But a lot funnier.” At IMPROVology, animal experts are interviewed live on stage. Comedy skits, songs, and silliness based on the talk are created on the spot by members of L.A.’s Impro Theatre, accompanied by live music. Audience participation is encouraged.

It’s Wild Over Here

During the Lobero debut show in May, Dr. Tara Stoinski of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund revealed that gorilla poop is like gold to researchers who use it for genetic tests, and that gorillas pass gas – a lot of gas. The actors turned this into a Shakespearean tragedy starring an eloquent,


Stephen Kearin, Michael Jones, and Kelly Holden Bashar

flatulent, male gorilla (with sound effects) confronting a human tracker wanting his poop. The gorilla’s mate, worried genetic testing will reveal he’s not their child’s true father, cries “Out! Out, damn tracker!” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Joseph Brandt explained that he often rappels into remote cliffside nests of endangered California condors to check if newly laid eggs are fertile. In the skit, actors and a large condor puppet confront and flirt with the researcher. He ends up sitting on the egg, as the condor on his shoulder cracks, “You aren’t going anywhere, buddy.”

Don’t miss IMPROVology on Friday, October 25 – with more in store for 2020. Videos and more at

Brett Hodges joins Board of Directors Brett Hodges is a fifth generation Californian who has lived in Santa Barbara since 1980. A graduate of Lancaster University in England, Brett also attended Brooks Institute. He has produced a documentary for PBS, and created several businesses including RightPet–a pet adoption and pet owner review website. Brett is passionate about supporting the local educational and cultural organizations which enrich our very special community. He has served as a trustee for a number of Santa Barbara institutions, including Laguna Blanca School, Direct Relief International and the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. He considers the Lobero one of Santa Barbara’s most treasured cultural resources and appreciates the eclectic variety of world-class talent that graces this stage. Now that he’s a Lobero Theatre Board Member, Brett is especially excited to work towards developing more programming to engage young audiences. 23



Welcome Ghostlight Society Luminary, Jim Dougherty The Lobero Theatre Foundation inducts one of their own On April 7, members of the Ghostlight Society Jim helped to build, along with family and friends, had the opportunity to thank him for his service and celebrate his accomplishments that continue to illuminate our stage, and beyond. The theme of the evening was steeped in natural surroundings in an homage to Jim’s love of fishing and the great outdoors. Guests were able to pose with a larger-than-life cutout of Jim in waders, and the stage had been transformed into a lovely dining experience mimicking a backyard evening soiree. Lush green plants adorned the sides of the stage and the centerpieces were made from colorful succulents planted in reusable pint cups. A slideshow highlighted Jim and his family’s many adventures throughout the years. Born in Taft California, Jim is married to Sallie McClave Dougherty, and together they have two remarkable daughters and sons-in-law and five equally remarkable grandchildren. Jim’s varied career path includes everything from coaching to being CEO of small public company before becoming a 24

professional fundraiser. Jim has made an enduring impact on the Lobero Theatre over the course of several capital improvement campaigns. Today, Jim is focused on the Lobero’s long-term fiscal stability with the Heritage Campaign, which will build a $10 million endowment for this historic treasure. See pg 52 The selected musical performances embodied the presentations Jim was instrumental in bringing to the Lobero stage. Jackson Gillies, recently seen on American Idol, got his start with The Adderley School For The Performing Arts, whose performance of “Somewhere” from West Side Story had guests on their feet in applause. Also performing was the Santa Barbara Opera’s Chrisman Fellows, and a surprise appearance from acclaimed jazz artist and Lobero-enthusiast, Tierney Sutton and Roger Kellaway. Each performance was punctuated with touching remarks and stories about how special and crucial the Lobero Theatre has been in their lives and careers, and at the center of each story, was our own Jim Dougherty. If you would like to learn about the Ghostlight Society contact Director of Development, Brandon Mowery at 805.679.6009 or








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Photos by Monie David Anderson and Jim Dougherty Tierney Sutton Jackson Gillies Adderly School for the Performing Arts Jim & Sallie Dougherty Fishin’ Jim, Jim & Mary Morouse George Burtness and Jim Dougherty Betsey & John Moller, Jim Dougherty and Anne Smith Towbes Opera Chrisman Fellows

Big thanks go out to the evening’s sponsors, including the Fess Parker Family, who provided wine as well as cuisine from their Bear and Star Restaurant, whose refined ranch cuisine paired with the beautiful and rustic tablescape so perfectly. Thanks also to Roberto Vargas plant rental and Shelley and Paul Schulte for their contributions to this wonderful evening.

Keeping the light of live performance burning bright. The Lobero Ghostlight Society. Lamplighters Lyn & David Anderson Sharon & David Bradford Coleen & Ted Friedel Peter Hilf Natalie & Brett Hodges Laurie & Bill Kauth Herbert & Elaine Kendall Lillian Lovelace Earl Minnis Mercedes Millington & John Mithun Dianne & Daniel Vapnek Norm Waitt

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How do you follow an incredible tenth anniversary celebration? Take it back to the beginning. Doug Varone was SUMMERDANCE Santa Barbara’s first invited choreographer in 1997, who has gone on to great critical acclaim since then. For DANCEworks’ eleventh residency, Executive Director Dianne Vapnek has invited Varone back to create once again. The celebrated choreographer and director works in dance, theater, opera, film, and fashion. His company, Doug Varone and Dancers, has been commissioned and presented by leading international venues for over three decades including the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Limón Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and many more across the globe. In this residency, Doug Varone and Dancers will create Somewhere–a love letter to West Side Story–set to the film’s iconic Bernstein orchestral score. The company will also bring the transcendent Lux back to its roots. Lux was commissioned by Dianne & Daniel Vapnek and created in SUMMERDANCE SB ’06. It has been praised by The Washington Post as, “the kind of dancing I might dream about: loose and sweeping in a spirit of exultation,” yet another testament to DANCEworks’ dynamic legacy. Board of Directors Dianne Vapnek, Acting President | Daniel Vapnek, Treasurer | Alisa Baur, Secretary Melanie Bales | Larry Keigwin | Brett Marsetti | Starr Siegele | Dianne Vapnek, Executive Director

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September 6/7

Doug Varone and Dancers

DANCEworks welcomes award-winning choreographer and director Doug Varone and his New York City-based company, Doug Varone and Dancers, for the 2019 residency. Varone has been commissioned and presented to critical acclaim for over three decades, building a celebrated body of works. While in residence, Varone will create an ode to the 1961 movie version of West Side Story, set to Leonard Bernstein’s iconic musical score. Presented by DANCEworks. Dance, Contemporary. Friday, September 6 & Saturday, September 7, 8 PM



SBCC Music with Michael McDonald


Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

Last year’s sold-out show was a highlight in the local music scene. SBCC’s award-winning Lunch Break Jazz Band directed by Jim Mooy will present an exciting set of contemporary Big Band Jazz, and the New World Jazz Ensemble directed by Tony Ybarra will play a tribute to Miles Davis. Musical legend Michael McDonald will perform hits from his illustrious career accompanied by a string quartet and SBCC faculty band. Accomplished SBCC Music alumni will also perform. Presented by SBCC Foundation. Jazz, Classic Rock, Blue Eyed Soul. Saturday, September 14, 7 PM

Waves of Empowerment

Join the Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation for an evening with Jesse Billauer, a world champion quadriplegic surfer and inspirational speaker. Jesse’s talk will amaze and inspire you and change your outlook on life. CRH’s therapeutic recreation programs inspire, motivate and support people with disabilities to do amazing things. Presented by Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation. Lecture, Thursday, September 12, 7 PM

Flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert has since become one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past decade, thrilling audiences throughout the world and releasing a catalog of classic recordings. Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, his musical style is a mix of Spanish, Mexican and World elements, strong melodies tinged with a shade of melancholy, balanced with upbeat rhythms. Presented by SBL Entertainment. World Music, Spanish Guitar. Sunday, September 15, 7 PM 35


Al Di Meola PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE Music of Di Meola, Piazzolla & The Beatles US Fall Tour 2019

A bona fide guitar hero, perennial poll-winner, and prolific composer, Al Di Meola’s ongoing fascination with complex rhythmic syncopation combined with provocative lyrical melodies and sophisticated harmony has been at the heart of his music throughout a celebrated career that has spanned four decades and earned him critical accolades, three gold albums and more than six million in record sales worldwide. Presented by SBL Entertainment. Jazz, Classic Rock. Wednesday, September 25, 8 PM


Andres Vadin Project


Compañia Eduardo Guerrero

Prepare to be thrilled by the Santa Barbara debut of the Andres Vadin Project. The music concert features Los Angeles based composer and guitarist Andres Vadin, Manuel Gutiérrez (vocals, dance), Yosmel Montejo (bass), Ioannis Goudelis (piano, accordion), and Diego Álvarez (percussion). Andres Vadin’s talent spans many different genres while highlighting the flamenco guitar as a universal instrument — a breathtaking fusion of traditional and contemporary interpretations, often infused with Cuban and Arabic influences. Presented by the Flamenco Arts Festival. Flamenco. Thursday, September 26, 7:30 PM

Like a shining beacon, Eduardo Guerrero will immediately draw you into FARO (‘Lighthouse’). Inspired by a journey across Spain to discover the magic and majesty of the country’s lighthouses, this tour-through-dance starts in the north, with travels to the Faro de Peñas in Asturias, with a final stop in Cádiz, where the lighthouse plays a significant role in Guerrero’s first childhood memories. Presented by Flamenco Arts Festival. Flamenco. Saturday, September 28, 7:30 PM



October 1

Jim Messina

An undisputed expert in the fine art of making hit music, Jim Messina’s legacy of musical genius spans five decades, three super groups (Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Loggins & Messina), a vibrant solo career and scores of producing and engineering credits. Today, after a series of celebrated solo acoustic tours, Jim hits the road with a band comprised of acclaimed musicians who have played with him throughout his career. His latest release, In the Groove, includes selected hits from previous bands solo works. Presented by SBL Entertainment. Music. Tuesday, October 1, 8 PM


Maz Jobrani

Comedian and actor Maz Jobrani is known for his jokes and riffs about living as an Iranian immigrant in the United States. In addition to stand-up comedy, TED Talks and NPR, Jobrani is a founding member of the “Axis of Evil” comedy tour. His comedy specials have aired on Comedy Central and Showtime and his latest special, Immigrant, premiered on Netflix in 2017. Presented by SBL Entertainment. Standup Comedy. Thursday, October 3, 8 PM


An Evening with Steve Tyrell

GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. Tyrell has produced hits for GRAMMY®-winning Artists ranging from Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, to Rod Stewart and Diana Ross and sold hundreds of thousands of albums all over the world. Presented by The Lobero Theatre Associates. Jazz, Contemporary. Friday, October 4, 8 PM


An Evening with Leo Kottke

Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke has absorbed a variety of musical influences from John Philip Sousa to the country-blues of Mississippi John Hurt. Since his 1971 major-label debut, Mudlark, Kottke has gained an international following thanks to his standout technique and frequent touring schedule around the world. Presented by Lobero LIVE. Roots, Americana. Tuesday, October 8, 8 PM


Keiko Matsui

Internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and humanitarian Keiko Matsui’s transcendent and haunting melodies have long sought to build bridges. A master storyteller, Matsui crafts exquisite compositions replete with 37

lush harmonies and global rhythms to create timeless musical anthems. Like iconic musicians Miles Davis and Shirley Horn, Keiko is also a master at utilizing space in her music to create a backdrop of drama, tension and sheer beauty. Presented by SBL Entertainment. Jazz, New Age. Sunday, October 13, 7 PM


Luis Muñoz The Infinite Dream featuring Lois Mahalia & special guest Téka

Cost Rican composer/multi-instrumentalist Luis Muñoz has released nine albums of original compositions as a leader, all of them receiving multiple accolades and awards from the world media. After 45 years in Santa Barbara, Muñoz says farewell to our city with this concert and release of his newest album, The Infinite Dream, featuring singer Lois Mahalia, with special guest Teka and friends. Presented by Luis Munoz Inc. Latin Jazz. Friday, October 18, 8 PM



Todrick, Haus Party World Tour

Multi-talented singer, rapper, actor, director, choreographer, and YouTube personality, Todrick Hall rose to prominence on American Idol. His popular YouTube channel has over 2.7 million subscribers and 510 million channel views. Known best for original songs, choreographed flash mobs for

Beyoncé, musical collaborations, and appearing on RuPaul’s Drag Race as a guest judge. Presented by SBL Entertainment. Dance, Music, Theater. Monday, October 21, 8 PM




Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan 40th Anniversary Celebration

The Santa Barbara Zoo’s side-splitting sciencemeets-comedy show has flown the coop and moved to the Lobero Theatre. Two animal experts are interviewed live on stage, then comedy skits, songs, and silliness are created on-the-spot by members of L.A.’s Impro Theatre, accompanied by live music. Audience participation is encouraged. Shows continue in 2020. Who knew a comedy show about wildlife could be so … wild? Presented by the Santa Barbara Zoo. Comedy, Storytelling, Family. Shows continue in 2020 – season tickets available soon. Friday, October 25, 8 PM

Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan have been playing their unique blend of guitar and harmonica blues, rags, and good time music to diverse audiences for 40 years. They’ve appeared on television internationally, have played for audiences of 300 million via Voice of America and are frequent guests on NPR . In their long career, the boys have played every venue in town – from the smallest dive bar to the Santa Barbara Bowl – but the Lobero has always been their favorite. Roots, Americana. Saturday, October 26, 8 PM



Lewis Black: Alive in Concert

Lewis Black, GRAMMY® Award-winning stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. More a pissed-off optimist than a mean-spirited curmudgeon, Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world. Presented by Live Nation. Comedy. Sunday, October 27, 7 PM


Stephen Hough, piano

CAMA’s 101 Concert Season opens appropriately with the return of the highly regarded British pianist Stephen Hough. Named by The Economist as one of 20 Living Polymaths (“a person of great and varied learning”), he is a leading concert pianist, writer, composer, teacher and painter who has won global acclaim for his outstanding interpretations of the piano repertoire and has continued to amass awards, accomplishments, and accolades. Presented by CAMA’s Masterseries. Classical. Tuesday, October 29, 8 PM



Journey through Jazz Each school year the Lobero Theatre Foundation and Santa Barbara Vocal Jazz Foundation team up to provide hands-on jazz education and instruction

to local students who learn the history of this uniquely American art form and have the chance to perform live on the Lobero stage. Youth, Music. Wednesday, October 30, 7:15 PM

November 1

Michael & Amy McDonald, Bill & Tamara Champlin, with the band Fall Risk and special guest Ellis Hall

Hosted by Lin Aubochon, Michael & Amy McDonald and friends gather to celebrate The Rhythmic Arts Project with what’s becoming the can’t-miss benefit concert of the season. TRAP has provided service for over 20 years to friends with Intellectual and Developmental Differences locally and globally. Presented by The Rhythmic Arts Project. Classic Rock, Fundraiser. Friday, November 1, 7:30 PM


Dorado Schmitt & Django Festival All-Stars

Gypsy jazz genius Dorado Schmitt and his all-star ensemble follow in the footsteps of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, taking hot-swing jazz beyond with their virtuosity, original compositions and hip improvisations. Presented as part of the Jazz at the Lobero Series. Jazz, Hot Swing. Monday, November 4, 8 PM 39



Join us in the kickoff of a Decade of Dance Lab celebration with a journey through the first ten years of Nebula’s creative collaboration. Featuring repertory work by Erin Martinez, Emily Tatomer, Meredith Cabaniss, Brooke Hughes Melton, Devyn Duex and internationally renowned Edgar Zendejas. Also premiering new works by Gianna Burright and Indy Award Winning choreographers Shelby Lynn Joyce and Weslie Ching. A diverse palette of dance works performed by Nebula’s professional artists. Plus special pre-show performances by youth companies in Santa Barbara. Presented by Nebula Dance Lab. Dance, Contemporary. Thursday, November 7, 7 PM


Richard Thompson with special guest Eliza Gilkyson

Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. Thompson’s massive body of work includes over 40 albums and many GRAMMY® nominations. Eliza Gilkyson is a two-time GRAMMY®-nominated singer, songwriter and activist whose songs have been covered by Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash. Presented by Lobero LIVE. Classic Rock, Folk. Saturday, November 9, 8 PM



It’s sure to be one hot night with Benise, “The Prince of Spanish Guitar,” and his Emmy Award winning production of FUEGO! Set against a beautiful and charming Spanish courtyard, the composer and virtuoso guitarist will debut new songs, costumes, choreography, and set from the PBS special including the “Dress of a Thousand Roses” and many more surprises. Presented by Spanish Guitar Entertainment. World Music. Sunday, November 10, 7 PM


The Joshua Redman Quartet

Critics and fans alike are blown away by innovative saxophonist Joshua Redman’s passionate live performances and acclaimed recordings. In the Joshua Redman Quartet, Redman evokes a sound that can be challenging, provocative, and forward-looking, but also hardswinging, mmelodic and soulful. Presented as part of the Jazz at the Lobero Series. Jazz. Tuesday, November 12, 8 PM




Doublewide Kings play Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

A lasting influence on American music and culture, CSNY is known for their intricate vocal harmonies. The Kings and special guests will bring their own harmonic sound and musicianship to their favorite timeless tracks from the CSNY catalog. Presented by Rivahil Winery & 99.9 KTYD. Classic Rock, Folk Rock. Saturday, November 16, 8 PM


Preacher Lawson

Best known from this past season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Preacher Lawson was a Top 5 Finalist in the show’s highest-rated season to date and won the title of Funniest Comedian in Florida and the Seattle International Comedy Competition. Preacher has been bringing his brand of goofy, high-energy comedy to the stage since he was seventeen and currently headlines at major comedy clubs, colleges, and theaters throughout the country. Presented by SBL Entertainment. Comedy. Friday, November 22, 8 PM


A Celebration of Joni Mitchell featuring Kimberly Ford Kimberly Ford returns to the Lobero Theatre with

her seven-piece Celebration of Joni Mitchell band. Drawing on Mitchell’s nearly 40-year canon, Ford sings many favorites across all genres — folk, pop rock, jazz — and a few you may not have heard. November marks Joni’s 76th birthday. Come celebrate! Jazz, Tribute. Saturday, November 23, 8 PM


SB Youth Symphony Winter Concert

Heralded as “…a prestigious group of young, talented musicians …” by Santa Barbara Seasons magazine, the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony brings together 70-80 of the top musicians, ages 12-18, from Santa Barbara and Ventura counties to perform works across the orchestral repertoire. Youth, Classical. Sunday, November 24, 4 PM


Jim Brickman: A Christmas Celebration

The best-selling piano artist of our time, Jim Brickman and his special guests will dazzle audiences with holiday favorites, #1 hits, vibrant vocals, laughter & joy in this bright, festive winter’s night celebration that the Dallas Morning News calls, “pure entertainment.” Presented by SBL Entertainment. Holiday. Friday, November 29, 8 PM 41

December 3

Warren Miller’s Timeless

Don’t miss the kick off for winter with the 70th annual winter-sports film from Warren Miller Entertainment. Travel with all-star athletes to worldrenowned locations including Jackson Hole, Chamonix, Switzerland, British Columbia, Colorado and beyond. All moviegoers will receive amazing lift ticket offers to destination resorts and mom and pop hills we all know and love. Presented by Volkswagen. Film. Tuesday, December 3, 7:30 PM


DeJohnette. Coltrane. Garrison.

Twenty years ago, DeJohnette brought saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and bassist Matthew Garrison together for the first time to perform the music of John Coltrane at The Brooklyn Museum. This configuration of historical significance has now been reborn. Representing the prestigious lineage of today’s great jazz families, The Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matt Garrison Trio explores open improvisation in addition to their own compositions. Presented as part of the Jazz at the Lobero Series. Jazz. Friday, December 6, 8 PM 42




An Irish Christmas


Pamela Frank, violin and Peter Serkin, piano

Dancers from Gustafson Dance and State Street Ballet Young Dancers present the classic tale of a misfit reindeer. A heart-warming tale with a good moral performed to holiday classics will usher in a joyful holiday season. Presented by Gustafson Dance. Ballet, Youth. Saturday, December 7, 2 & 6 PM

An award-winning cast of Irish dancers led by Riverdance Principal Dancer Caterina Coyne, World Champion Dancer Tyler Schwartz and Connor Reider as well as members of the Kerry Dance Troupe, The Kerry Voice Squad and the Kerry Traditional Orchestra in a night of superb dance, song and traditional music celebrating the international spirit of the holiday season. A perfect family event! Presented by Kerry Irish Productions. Theater, Dance, Holiday. Sunday, December 8, 2:30 PM

Violinist Pamela Frank and pianist Peter Serkin are two of America’s most distinguished classical musicians,


both born in New York City to legendary musical families with musical talent coursing through their blood, each has carved out an internationally respected career performing in recital, with the most prominent orchestras and with other artists and chamber groups. These two master musicians will give a rare performance of all six of Bach’s Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard. Presented by CAMA’s Masterseries. Classical. Wednesday, December 11, 8 PM

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The Hallelujah Project

Kick off the season in magical, musical style with The Hallelujah Project’s trademark blend of holiday classics and seasonal favorites. Conductor Jo Anne Wasserman will lead the Santa Barbara Choral Society and Orchestra in this program of holiday merriment, which is returning to the Lobero stage for the seventh year. Presented by Santa Barbara Choral Society. Holiday. Saturday, December 14, 8 PM & 3 PM

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The Christmas Revels: A Venetian Celebration of the Winter Solstice

This year, Revels transports audiences to Renaissance Venice, where the “Festival of Fishes” fast approaches. Performing groups vie for inclusion in the event but a traveling commedia dell’arte troupe runs afoul of the Magistrato in charge, who vows to exclude from the lineup the very lowest level of citizenry–actors. Comedy and complications ensue; people go into hiding, go to jail, get lost, change identities, but all’s well that ends well. Join us and be joyous! Presented by Santa Barbara Revels. Holiday music, dance, storytelling, seasonal traditions. Saturday, December 21, 2:30 & 7:30 PM, Sunday, December 22, 2:30 PM

January 13

Emmanuel Ax, piano

Few American pianists are as accomplished as the masterful Emanuel Ax. Between 1986 and 1996, Ax was awarded five GRAMMY® Awards for Best Chamber Music Performance for his collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Jaime Laredo, Isaac Stern and Richard Stoltzman. Ax’s all-Beethoven recital focuses on widely and lesser known masterpieces of the iconic master’s large piano canon in celebration of the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in Bonn, Germany in 1770. Presented by CAMA’s Masterseries. Classical. Monday, January 13, 8 PM

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Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Dedicated to engaging, enriching and inspiring people through the power of film, The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) offers 11 days of 200+ films, tributes, panels, and free events that transform beautiful downtown Santa Barbara, CA into a rich destination for film lovers–attracting more than 95,000 attendees. Presented by Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Films, Panel Discussions, Artisans Award Tribute, Lounge. 35th Edition will be January 15 – 25. Various times/locations 43

February 14

Assad Brothers


Betty Buckley

Sérgio & Odair Assad, the guitar-playing brothers from São Paulo, began playing Brazilian folk melodies, and transitioned to classical guitar in their teens, training under the most prominent instructors in Brazil. The Washington Post has referred to the brothers as “the best two-guitar team in existence, maybe even in history.” Presented by CAMA’s Masterseries. Classical, World Music. Friday, February 14, 8 PM

TONY® Award winner Betty Buckley is one of theater’s most respected and legendary leading ladies. Her career spans theater, film, television and concert halls through the world. Her collaborator for the past eight years is multi GRAMMY® Award nominated pianist/composer Christian Jacob. Ms. Buckley and Mr. Jacob have recorded three albums together, including the highly praised Story Songs. Presented by Lobero LIVE. Broadway, Cabaret. Saturday, February 15, 8 PM


Ladysmith Black Mambazo


SB Youth Symphony Winter Concert

For over 50 years, South Africa’s five time GRAMMY® Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter. Since the world discovered their powerful a cappella vocals from Paul Simon’s Graceland album, the original members have welcomed a younger generation in their mission, passing along the tradition of storytelling and spreading a message of peace, love, and harmony to millions of people the world over. Presented by Lobero LIVE. World Music. Thursday, February 21, 8 PM

Heralded as “… a prestigious group of young, talented musicians …” by Santa Barbara Seasons magazine, the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony brings together 70-80 of the top musicians, ages 12-18, from Santa Barbara and Ventura counties to perform works across the orchestral repertoire. Youth, Classical music. Saturday, February 23, 4 PM

An Evening with Dianne Reeves

Dianne’s magical, timeless voice, exceptional personality and the sheer force of her performance mark her as a captivating world-class artist. As a result of her virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Dianne has received five GRAMMY® Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album, an honorary doctorate of music from Juilliard and was recently named a 2018 National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master. Presented as part of the Jazz at the Lobero Series. Jazz. Monday, February 18, 8 PM 44


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“What an incredible day! I could see the players in my band playing “up” to the world-class musicians in Derek’s band.” – Jim Mooy, Artistic Director, SBCC Jazz Ensemble Here at the Lobero, we believe the best gift we can give to local youth is the chance to experience live performances. Whether as a performer on our stage or as member of the audience, the Lobero’s Youth & Community Outreach programs bring the arts alive for thousands each year.

Jazz Residencies Thanks to the Brubeck Circle, we have two standout jazz residencies that impact hundreds of students throughout Santa Barbara County. • Santa Barbara Vocal Jazz Foundation provides residencies to local fourth, fifth and sixth grade students at three schools. This fun, seven-week in-classroom experience teaches the history of this deeply American art form, and introduces concepts of harmony, melody, improvisation, a cappella and more. • Each spring, the Derek Douget Band comes all the way from New Orleans to provide hands-on instruction to local jazz bands. Last year more than 300 students from 10 schools participated, and the band traveled as far as Lompoc and Santa Ynez to ensure that music students county-wide had the benefit of their expertise.

Thanks to our sponsors SBVJF’s residencies are funded in part by the Community Arts Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the County Office of Arts & Culture, and also by the Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts, a field of interest fund of the Santa Barbara Foundation.

Performance Subsidies In the past year more than 800 students sang, danced, acted or played an instrument on the Lobero stage. Santa Barbara Vocal Jazz Foundation, Santa Barbara Youth Symphony, Gustafson Dance, Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre, Montecito Union, Cold Spring and Crane Schools and the AHA! Sing It Out program all brought their culminating recitals home to the Lobero for a professional performance experience.

Tickets for Youth and Families Throughout the year, at-risk and low-income students, seniors and families are invited to join our audience for a live arts experience – for many, their first. In 2019-20, more than 2000 individuals will receive complimentary tickets for Nebula Dance Lab, Santa Barbara Vocal Jazz, It’s Magic!, the Derek Douget Band and other Lobero LIVE events.

Our thanks to the Lobero Brubeck Circle and the many sponsors and donors who make these programs possible: The Bentson Foundation, Brown Family Foundation The Leni Fund, Harold P. McAlister Foundation John C. Mithun Foundation, Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts, a field of interest fund of the Santa Barbara Foundation



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Creating a more sustainable and earth-friendly Lobero From reusable pint cups to a robust recycling and composting program, our staff are continually working on ways to reduce the theater’s carbon footprint and create a sustainable business model for the future. IMPROVED CONCESSIONS We heard you! Standing in line for a glass of wine or cup of coffee can be time-consuming. With that in mind, we hope you will enjoy our new concessions service. In addition to cutting wait times, we have eliminated the need to recycle hundreds of pounds of glass by incorporating keg refrigerators for both beer and wine. Pouring beverages will be quicker, and you can feel great knowing that your cold drink was drawn from an environmentally friendly, reusable container. Our Concessions Manager, Betsy Craig, worked to design a system that will improve service and sustainability. “In addition to helping us serve our customers faster, the keg system should bring product waste down to almost nothing. This is absolutely the next step in our goal of continually working greener and more efficiently.”

LED LIGHTING SYSTEM Keep an eye out for a more vibrant color-scape of stage lighting thanks to an all new, energy-efficient set of LED stage lights. In addition to offering seamless color changes in nearly limitless lighting combinations, these new LED bulbs will dramatically reduce the amount of electricity required to produce a show. Ready to have your mind blown? Our former incandescent light bulbs drew 1000 watts of electricity, and had a life of approximately 20 hours, so they ran hot and required frequent replacement. In comparison, the new LED bulbs use less than one watt each, and run for 20,000 hours. (We can’t wait to see our next energy bill.)

We owe a big thanks to the visionary supporters who helped us to bring these “green” initiatives to life. Tim & Louise Casey Elizabeth & Lee Gabler Cheryl Doty & John Gerngross The Hind Foundation Kind World Foundation Earl Minnis The Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation If you would like to learn about how you can help the Lobero become a more carbon-conscious venue, please contact Director of Development, Brandon Mowery at 805.679.6009 or 49


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In Memoriam Jean Schuyler (1927-2019) Jean Schuyler supported the Santa Barbara community in so many ways. From the arts to the environment, education to women’s rights, Jean was a fierce champion for the causes she believed in. Extremely generous with her time, knowledge and resources, her life’s actions and accomplishments leave an unrivaled legacy. An accomplished horsewoman and backpacker her entire life, Jean was equally at home in Santa Barbara’s backcountry or seeking wildflowers high in the Sierras as she was in the board room. No job was too menial for her; pulling weeds or picking up trash on Cliff Drive was just as important and meaningful as chairing the board of Planned Parenthood, the Maritime Museum or providing advice to any of the tens of organizations she supported. Jean was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Barry in 2011. She is survived by her four children: Ann (Paul Brenner), Peter (Lisa Stratton), Kate, and John (Marianne); her seven grandchildren, Tristan (Lauren) and James Brenner, Dylan and Jaime Schuyler, Patrick Wilcox, Sophie Schuyler, and Dorrien Schuyler; and her great granddaughter, Josephine. Despite a debilitating stroke nearly ten years ago, Jean remained active and engaged in weekly meetings and events. Less than two weeks before her passing, in fact, she was at the Lobero Theatre Associates’ Hats Off Luncheon, mingling with old friends and supporting one of her beloved institutions. She was able to live a full and active life, in no small part, due to the love and attention she received from her caregivers: Melissa, Catalina, Sandra, Martha, Armida and her nurse, Carol. Jean left her community and the world a better place, and she will be dearly missed.

Oswald da Ros (1921-2018) Oswald “Ozzie” Da Ros, was a true Santa Barbara native, and left his physical mark on the city he loved. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School and served in the Army in Persia during World War II. He was a member of the El Pescatore Club, E Clampus Vitus and the Westerners, and served on boards of the St. Francis Foundation, Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Santa Barbara Carriage Museum, Old Spanish Days and Catholic Charities amongst others. Ozzie was a greatly respected stone mason, and was involved in restorations of Mission Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and La Arcada as well as the Museum of Natural History. For the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, he produced adobe bricks in his own yard. He participated in the development of many of the garden areas at Lotusland working closely with Madame Ganna Walska for decades, taking over for his father who had worked under the previous owners and carrying forward into the third generation with his son, Peter Da Ros. Though he is gone, his legacy lives on in the extensive work he did to beautify Santa Barbara. Ozzie was predeceased by his wife Kathleen Lennon Da Ros in 2004 and his sister, Mary Devine in 2012. He is survived by his children Kathleen Mackins and Peter Da Ros (Christina) of Santa Barbara and Ann Martin of Fort Worth, Texas, as well as by grandchildren Bradley Mackins (Kristen), Danielle Leholm (Ryan Bailey), Katie O’Toole, Rachel Da Ros and Marianna Da Ros, Keegan Anderson (Dustin) and James Martin; great-grandchildren Chase and Austin Mackins, Kaylie Leholm and Brixton Bailey.
















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Your generosity makes a big impact on this theater and the community we serve. $25,000 – Ghostlight Lamplighters Further illuminates behind-the-scenes efforts to keep this vibrant theater from ever going dark by filling in funding gaps and building our endowment. $10,000 – Ghostlight Members Become part of an exclusive giving society that supports the Lobero’s mission. Enjoy perks including a personal ticket concierge and special access to events and artists.

Send a gift right from your phone by texting “Lobero” to 41444

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$2,500 – Spotlight Covers the cost of an event presented by a local non-profit organization.

Sponsor a show to bring a favorite artist to the Lobero stage

$1,000 – Ovation Aids in the continued presentation of jazz in Santa Barbara and ensures the future of this uniquely American art form at one of the world’s top venues.

Become a corporate sponsor. Advertising, tickets for your clients, use of the Lobero Courtyard and great exposure are just a few benefits that come with corporate partnership

$500 – Headliner Makes it possible for ten students from Title 1 schools to take a field trip to the Lobero and experience the arts live.

Book your next performance, lecture, screening, or conference at the Lobero. Our team is happy to customize a package and work with you every step of the way to present the perfect event

Consider naming the Lobero in your estate plan, endowing your love of this historic theatre for generations to come

$5,000 – Green Room Represents an investment in capital improvements, from roof tiles to technical equipment.

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Ghostlight Lamplighters $25,000+ Lyn & David Anderson In honor of Jim Dougherty The Bentson Kauth Family The Bentson Foundation Sharon & David Bradford In honor of Jim Dougherty Coleen & Ted Friedel Natalie & Brett Hodges In honor of Jim Dougherty Elaine & Herbert Kendall Lobero Theatre Associates Lillian Lovelace MacDonald Family Foundation Earl Minnis John C. Mithun Foundation Mercedes Millington & John C. Mithun Elaine F. Stepanek Foundation The Walter J. & Holly O. Thomson Foundation WWW Foundation Ghostlight Members $10,000+ Ann Jackson Family Foundation Brown Family Foundation Sheila & Bailey Caldwell The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Louise & Tim Casey In honor of Jim Dougherty Roger & Sarah Chrisman

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Kathleen Dewitt Fess Parker Winery & Vineyards Special thanks to Ashley Parker Snider & Tim Snider Patricia & Tom Foley Cheryl Doty & John Gerngross Olive & George H. Griffiths Charitable Foundation Robert Guttman In honor of Jim Dougherty, Ghostlight Luminary Steve Hayes Hutton Parker Foundation Beth & Lee Gabler Joan & Palmer G. Jackson Sr. Susan & Palmer Jackson Jr. Laurie Bentson Kauth & William Kauth Jutta Maue-Kay & John Kay Melinda Goodman Kemp & Robert Kemp In honor of Jim Dougherty Lynne Cantlay & Dr. Robert Klein In honor of Jim Dougherty Marilyn & Richard Mazess In honor of Jim Dougherty Harold P. McAlister Foundation Janet & John McCann John McGovern Betsey & John Moller In honor of Jim Dougherty Mary & Jim Morouse Susan & Ronald Morrow National Endowment for the Arts Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture Leslie & Frank Schipper In honor of Jim Dougherty Schlinger Chrisman Foundation Missy & Chuck Sheldon Barbara Stupay

Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts, a field of interest fund of the Santa Barbara Foundation Cheryl & Ben Trosky Bo Willis Zegar Family Fund Green Room $5,000+ American Riviera Bank Arlington Financial Advisors Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, LLP Mary Jane & Gunther Baumgartner Becton Family Foundation Wendy & James Drasdo Christine A. Green Hayes Commercial Group Amy & Don MacLeod Manchester Capital Management Peter Melnick Montecito Bank & Trust Rabobank Santa Barbara Travel Bureau Schipper Construction Company Jill Simonson Louise L. Tighe The Whimsie Fund Spotlight $2,500+ Anonymous Ella & Scott Brittingham Cinda & Don Erdman Bridget & Mark Foreman Dr. Bob Forinash Hub International of California Jann & Michael Jaffe Ellen Lawson Eileen & William Nasif Barbara Morse 61

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Norberg Family Foundation Laurie & Marc Recordon Santa Barbara Education Foundation Shelley & Paul Schulte Sally St. John Swift Impact Fund Denise & James Taylor In honor of Jim Dougherty The Leni Fund Tomchin Family Foundation Linda & Doug Wood In honor of Jim Dougherty Ovation $1,000+ Rebecca & Peter Adams Anonymous Holly & Tim Armour Denise Dannemiller & David Asbell In honor of the great Lobero staff Josephine Ireland & Christopher Baker Bayhurst Foundation Gina & Martin Bell Paul Blake & Mark Bennet Lynn & Chris Brown Wendel M. Bruss George L. Burtness Elizabeth & Andrew Butcher 62

Nancy & Michael Casey Marianne & Jordan Clark Lisa & Stephen Cloud Nancybell Coe & William Burke Sallie & Curt Coughlin Christina Criswell In memory of Walter E. Criswell Nancy Crouse Barbara & Charles de L’Arbre Thomas Bunnell & Adrienne DeGuevara Josie & Jeff DeVine Jane Dyruff Christine & Robert Emmons Margo & Robert Feinberg Joan Gresh Chana & James Jackson Todd & Lauren Jared Dawn & Joel Kaufman In honor of Hale & Anne Milgrim and Peggie Jones & 22 years of Sings Like Hell Kit & Barry Liker LoJo Foundation, A Charitable Corporation Sara Miller McCune Bruce McRoy Jocelyn & William Meeker Suzanne & Duncan Mellichamp Maryanne Mott In honor of Jim Dougherty Mosher Foundation Joanne & Peter Norris Ellen & John S. Pillsbury III Alan Porter Julie & Richard Powell In honor of Jim Dougherty Gina & Tom Schemenauer In memory of Ned Schemenauer Jean Schuyler Melissa Fassett & David Sheehan Julie & David Siegel Meghan & Robert Stoll Patricia Toppel Anne Towbes Polly Turpin Watling Foundation Annie & Bill Williams Janice Willis Zephyr Fund Headliner $500+ Pete & Molly Anderson In memory of Brook Burnell & in honor of our granddaughter Page Christman B&B Foundation Richard Banks

Bergman Fund of Triangle Community Foundation Susan E. Bower Karen & Jack Byers Virginia Castagnola-Hunter Mary Jane & Andrew Cooper Delphine Dannemiller In honor of David Asbell Gwen & Roger Dawson Ginni & Chad Dreier Teri & Eric Gabrielsen Konnie & Andy Gault In honor of Jim Dougherty Beth & Dodd Geiger Claudette & Gene Geller Kerrilee & Martin Gore Susan Bowman & Fred Greenfield Chris Gresh Betty & Stanley Hatch Phyllis & Bill Helm In honor of Todd Jared Rob Hunt Gerd & Peter Jordano Mitchell Kriegman Adam Liff Sandra Lynne In Memory of Sam & Cheryl Kapelson Glennis & James Malcolm Siri & Bob Marshall Leslie & Ray Mathiasen Mavis & John Mayne Jerry Prawl James Read Jean M. Reiche Suzanne & John Sanford III Carol & Mid Squier Nancy & Tom Upton Applause $250+ Anonymous Anonymous Joan & Norman Armour Marilyn & Michael Avenali Susan & Richard Ayling Linda & Gary Beatson Jill & Arnold Bellowe Janice Brubeck In memory of Henry, Dave, Howard & Peter Brubeck Patricia Carver Bridget Colleary Jim & Sallie Dougherty

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Liz & Robert Dautch In memory of Mike Shobe Leslie & Scott Deardorff Cecilia & Robert Eaton Sally & Patrick Enthoven Hallie Goodall Wendy & David Gronsky Eleanor H. Jacobs In memory of Gail Towbes Emily & Christopher Johnson Mary Gianos & Wayne Kleinman David Landecker Meredith Baxter & Nancy Locke Nancy & James Lynn Peggy Merizalde Katie O’Brien Mowery & Brandon Mowery Denis Napton In memory of Jonathan Winters Lisa & Dan Oh Lee & Bobby Orgel Claire & Gerald Parent Marnie & Steven Pinsker Peter Rathbone Meggen Maloney & Jason Rick In memory of Jim Dougherty Jane Rieffel Daron Builta & Stephen Schaible Maureen & Les Shapiro Sally Sphar Sandy Stahl Rachel & David Stein Patty & Gene Sinser King Straus Peggy & James Swartchild Joyce & James Tamborello Ted Tedesco Gail & David Teton-Landis Nancy & Tony Wall

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Carol & James Collins In honor of Hope Kelly Joan & Steven Crossland Elena Marie & Tino DeGuevara Edward De La Rosa Dr. Julia Delgado Linda Diamant Bob Donovan Courtney Tan & Warren Eustace Dr. Ernest Ferrel David Gay Anne & David L. Gersh Sally Gill Laura Wilkinson & Tim Gill Val Selvaggio & Michael Glazer Lisa Vignale & Kerry Goldberg Arlyn Goldsby William Goodale Gina Graham Seraphin & Geoff Green Kathryn Greene Aurora Lombardi & Charles R. Grimm Susan Gwynne Donna Hall Peggy Hamilton Wendy Kaufman & Steve Harkins In honor of Brandon Mowery Dr. Laurie Harris Lee Heller Anthony Henkins Anne & Raymond Higgins Paul C. Hilbun Carol Hilke Sharon Landecker & Glen A. Holden Jody & Tom Holehouse Meredith Reeback & Thomas D. Hughes Linda Brown & Von Jansma Patricia & Bob Jones David Jones Charitable Fund Susan Kadner Emmy Lou & Fred Keller Lief Koepsel Charles Lang Elinor & James Langer Jill & Neil Levinson In Honor of Jim Dougherty Michael Lewellen Jere & Dr. Fima Lifshitz Ann Lincoln Cherie Mignone & Ted Long Martha & Douglas Lorch Leslie & Peter MacDougall Deanna & William Major Penny & Richard Martin Cecilia Martini-Muth & Geoff Muth 63

Michael Marzolla Kim McIntyre Kay Miller Susan & John Mitchell III Joan & Christian Mogelvang Dixie & Martin Moore Linda Moore Michael J. Neff Susan & Jim Neuman In honor of Jim Dougherty Jerry Nichols Rita & Loren Nickloff Sharon O’Brien Christie Ontjes In honor of Rod Ontjes Rod Ontjes Pete Overgaag Rebecca Amundsen & Tim Owens In honor of David Asbell and Steve Cloud Carol & Kenneth Pasternack Jean Perloff Hensley & James Peterson Kimberly Pittman Jan & Reilly Pollard Michele Profant Kostis Protopapas Lynne Marie & Patrick Quinlan Debra & Ted Reed Albert Reid Ilene Resnick John Rowbottam Kelly & Scott Rowland Mike Russell SB CASA LLC Susie & Frank Schiff Nancy Schulte Marjorie & Joseph Shipp Lindsey & Adam Shumway David Shumway Becky Hunsaker & Nathan Sikes Daniel K. Simon Elizabeth & Donald Smith Barbara Koutnik & Melbourne Smith James Smyth Robin Snider Anita & Eric Sonquist In honor of Hale Milgrim Anne Sprecher In memory of Harris D. Sprecher Olivia & Steve Starkey Sudi Staub Sherri & Sam Stoddard Carol & Joseph Sullivan 64

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WHY BECOME A MEMBER OF THE LOBERO HERITAGE SOCIETY? The Lobero Theatre Foundation is here to guarantee that the Lobero Theatre remains a vibrant home for Santa Barbara’s performing arts. The purpose of our endowment is to ensure and advance our mission to maintain and operate this treasured venue as a community asset in perpetuity. We have been stewards of this historic landmark since 1938, and are committed to providing a home for local music, dance, theatre and film, today and for future generations.

Here are a number of charitable gift and estate planning options the will allow you to partner with us in supporting our local arts for generations to come. CHARITABLE BEQUEST – Make a future gift to our

endowment in your will or trust. BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS – Make a future gift to

the endowment from your financial accounts, retirement accounts or life insurance. CHARITABLE LIFE ESTATE – Deed your property to us

for the endowment and reserve lifetime use. To learn more about how you can make a significant gift to endow our future, please contact Jim Dougherty at 805.679.6005, or

Consider a gift to our Endowment to help help ensure that history continues to be made at the Lobero Theatre. Carol & Marshall Ackerman Lyn & David Anderson Ann Jackson Family Foundation Anonymous Margo & Jeffrey Barbakow The Coeta & Donald Barker Foundation Beck, Whitehead & Company Linda & John Paul Beltran Richard Benjamin *Marlyn Bernard Bernstein Emily Blair Linda Blazy Bleakley Development Company Sarah Boyajian Juanita & Leland Breneman Dixie Brummel Marlyn & Gladys Burch George L. Burtness The Estate of Janet Caminetti Ann C. Carneros Louise & Tim Casey Bridget Colleary Jack Cowles Jeffrey Cox Christina Criswell

L. Haney Crocker Jerald Davis Barry De Vorzon Jayne Eckhardt Paula C. Gaskins Konnie & Andy Gault Bernice Gracey Anne & Ken Graham Christine Green Robert W. Hanrahan Catherine & Jim Haslem Steve Hausz Dr. Marshall Havenhill II Nancy & Oliver Hayden Monika Henreid Richard Hilliard Natalie & Brett Hodges The Hollis Norris Fund Shirley Ann & Jim Hurley Hutton Parker Foundation Dr. John Ise Shami & Brett Keegan Elaine & Herbert Kendall Marilyn Lee Lehrer Family Foundation Joan & Jim Lindsey

Liselotte Kuttler Trust Ted Loughrin Jerome Lowenthal Wilda Lunt Amy & Don MacLeod John E. McGovern & Family Virginia & Kenneth Miller Kirk Miller Peggy & Alfred V. Morgan Mary & Jim Morouse Helga & David Morris Jerry Mulinex Eileen & William Nasif Jerome Nerman Kimberly & Kevin O’Brien Neil Oehme Jr. Clifford Oldham Muriel Osterhaus Robert Pedraglia Kären Pick Meg & Dan Purdy William Ramsay Sr. Donald Resch James Resch *Betty Richardson Douglas Safreno

Trudie Safreno Schlinger Chrisman Foundation Leslie Meadowcroft Schipper Leslie & Frank Schipper J Rhoda Schulte *Jan & John G. Severson Maureen & Les Shapiro James Shelton Susan & Joseph Skenderian Harlene & S. Doug Smith Lewis M. Smith Michael T. Smith Riichiro Suzuki Mary Jean Thomson *Michael Towbes Paul R. Trent Jr. Calvin Underwood Ed Wehkamp Linda & Doug Wood Jodie & Bruce Willard Linda Woodrow WWW Foundation Fritzi & Robert Yamin *In Memoriam









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