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board and staff BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Amy MacLeod, President Stephen H. Hayes, Vice President Melissa Fassett, Secretary Bridget Foreman, Treasurer Jeff DeVine, Past President Tim Casey, At Large Charles de L’Arbre, 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 Steve Cloud Mason Farrell John Gerngross Michael Jaffe Laurie Bentson-Kauth Janet McCann Graciela Montgomery William Nasif Frank Schipper Ben Trosky Annie Williams Bo Willis Doug Wood LOBERO THEATRE ASSOCIATES Annie Williams, President Mindy Denson, Vice President Rhea Hayes, Treasurer Susan Tarlow, Corresponding Secretary Margaret Slater, Recording Secretary Joan Crossland, Parliamentarian Janet McCann, Past President Emily Dempster, Historian 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


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Board and Staff / Table of Contents


President’s Letter


New Board member


Bon Voyage

STAFF David Asbell, Executive Director Jessica Baggarly, Sponsorships & Special Events Angie Bertucci, Marketing & Communications Director Sheila Caldwell, Database Management & Development Page Christman, Box Office Associate Marianne Clark, Administrative Director Dave Compton, Audio Engineer Betsy Craig, Reception Coordinator J.O. Davis, Audio Engineer Adrienne DeGuevara, Hospitality Coordinator Jim Dougherty, Director of Planned Giving Will Gonzalez, Box Office Associate & Maintenance Assistant Gina Graham, Assistant Box Office Manager Naseem Hyder, Web Development Todd A. Jared, Technical Director Tony Mangini, Lighting Director Cecilia Martini-Muth, Graphic Design Don McGreevy, Controller Luis Mejia-Luna, Maintenance Assistant Erik Moore, Projectionist Brandon Mowery, Director of Development John Peale, Box Office Associate Daniel Ramirez, House Manager Genevieve Rhiger, Ticketing Services Director Diane Torres, Box Office Associate


Lobero FUND Letter


Jim’s Corner, Heritage donor listing


Lobero Ghostlight Society


Highbrow Lowdown


Volunteer Update


Associates Spotlight


Brubeck Circle Residency


Corporate Sponsorship


Spotlight: DANCEworks


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Lobero Restaurant Partners


Farewell to Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra


Lobero Green


Youth Spotlight


Heritage Campaign


In Memoriam / About the Artist


VIP Tickets


Lobero LIVE Stage Photos


Lobero FUND Donors


Advertiser Index


Lobero Endowment

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Santa Barbara Revels

president’s message On behalf of the Lobero Theatre Foundation’s Board of Directors, I want to give condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in the devastating Montecito mudslides. As I write this, authorities are still searching for missing persons, thousands of people have been dislocated from their homes, and our broader community is trying to heal. It turned out to be a harrowing holiday season for Santa Barbara. The Thomas Fire surprised all of us by becoming the largest fire in California’s history, forcing thousands of evacuations and a number of cancelled events all over town. Amid the chaos, we worked to fulfill our mission by keeping our doors open for as many holiday performances as we could from local organizations including the Choral Society, Gustafson Dance, and the Santa Barbara Revels. The Revels’ eagerly anticipated new program was set in early California, and it was perfect that Santa Barbara’s oldest theatre could play a role in bringing the show to fruition, even in a limited run. Thank you to the many friends who shared with us that you were happy to escape to the Lobero for a few hours during trying times. The Lobero Theatre has proved as resilient in this tragedy as it has for over 140 years, standing through events like the 1925 earthquake. Once again after the horrific mudslide, the box office and staff worked with clients and ticketholders to accommodate their needs and reschedule performances. The Lobero opened the stage to Camerata Pacifica, who found themselves stranded as their concert at the Music Academy of the West faced cancellation due to the storm damage. Together Camerata Pacifica and the Lobero Theatre Foundation offered this concert as a benefit with tickets for sale on a pay-as-you-wish basis with all proceeds going to relief efforts. Patrons gave generously, contributing with their ticket purchases and via the Lobero’s text giving capabilities.

“Camerata Pacifica’s role in our community is to present music,” said Camerata Pacifica Artistic Director Adrian Spence, “This music speaks to each of us individually, and from it we each draw our own comfort.” David Asbell, Lobero Theatre Executive Director, echoes these sentiments. “The Lobero Theatre has always been a home to the community in times of need, and this evening exemplifies the healing power of the arts.” Today, we mourn all that we have lost and take stock in the strength of our community. Our deepest thanks go out to the thousands of brave firefighters, first responders, volunteers and all those working to mitigate this disaster. You’re all heroes.

If you’d like to make a gift to support relief efforts, you may text THOMAS to 41444. All proceeds benefit the United Way Thomas Fire and Flood Fund to support victims in Santa Barbara County

Amy MacLeod Lobero Board President


Welcome new board member Michael Jaffe Feature Films & Local Philanthropy

One Crazy Summer, Body Snatchers, The Informant and most recently, Texas Killing Fields. Mr. Jaffe partnered with Howard Braunstein for 21 years during which time they developed, financed and executive produced about 110 television movies.

Michael Jaffe has joined the Lobero Theatre Foundation Board of Directors. Thanks to the encouragement from his friend John Gerngross, and his motivation to support a variety of causes including arts and education, Mr. Jaffe brings broad experience in the realms of banking, financing, producing and managing film productions to this dynamic board.

Now happily retired, Mr. Jaffe has served on several governing boards including the Cold Spring School Foundation for four years where he took an active role in arranging for a $2.9 million construction loan and negotiated a settlement agreement between the school and Westmont College. Jaffe has also served on the Santa Barbara Middle School Board for 13 years, heading up the development and site committees. When his kids attended the MAD Academy at the high school, he joined the newly formed Santa Barbara High School Foundation and was President for two years, running some very successful fundraising campaigns and negotiating lasting agreements with the school district.

Mr. Jaffe and his family have made Santa Barbara home since 1978, raising his two children, Jacob and Emma here. He earned a B.A. degree with majors in theatre and religion and an M.A. degree in theatre from Cornell. After college he worked with his father who founded AFTRA in 1935 and went on to produce over 600 hours of prime time television. Starting in Movies for Television in 1974, Mr. Jaffe went on to produce and/or finance several series including “Crime Story,” “Nero Wolfe,” and “100 Center Street,” as well as a number of feature films including Better Off Dead, The Disoderlies, 18 Again,


Artura Sandoval and his band

Mr. Jaffe’s goals on the Lobero board include expanding the outreach of the theatre to new audiences. He’s inspired by the beauty of the theatre and the Lobero’s diverse presentations, and we look forward to welcoming him in this season.

bon voyage Clockwise: J.O. Davis, Todd Jared, Tony Mangini, Dave Compton. Dave Compton at the sound board. Hale Milgrim and Dave Compton, “Go to Hale”

Cheers to Dave Compton February 2018 marks the end of an era at the Lobero Theatre as longtime Stagehand, Monitor Engineer, and Assistant Technical Director, Dave Compton retires after the 2018 Santa Barbara International Film Festival wraps. Dave Compton first came to the Lobero stage in 1987 and has worked here regularly ever since. His seniority in the Stagehands’ union (Local 442) made him eligible to cherry-pick his work schedule among the four locally contracted Santa Barbara venues and special events at the Bacara and Ventura County Fair, among many others. But Dave chose to spend most of his stage time at the Lobero. His impact can be seen all over the theatre–from his initials carved into wet concrete back in the 1990’s, to the virtually endless list of items he custom-built for us, including mix desk tables, dance floor racks, riser dollies, dressing room shelving, lumber racks, step units, audio systems, lighting racks, stage hoist installations and more.

Dave’s real, lasting legacy is his competence and mastery of his craft as well as his affably unflappable nature. Stage crew work can be stressful at times due to a variety of factors, from balancing performer egos to navigating contract demands and time constraints, but Dave’s leadership has brought calm confidence to the most trying of circumstances. Dave and his wife Margie will move to Waleska, Georgia to be near their children. We thank him for every early morning and late night spent at the Lobero Theatre, and wish him a restful retirement filled with afternoon ball games and time with family.

The Lobero’s reputation for high quality work and appealing cast and crew conditions is largely due to Dave Compton’s 30 years of service.

In recent years Dave has specialized in being Monitor Engineer for nearly every band that has crossed this stage. While the Front of House Engineer mixes the band for the audience, it’s the Monitor Engineer’s responsibility to mix for the band–a daunting responsibility.

Todd A. Jared, Production Manager/Technical Director







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Kids Say The Darndest Things What can I say; I’m a lucky guy. Santa Barbara is a pretty amazing place to raise a family, and I’m proud to say that the Lobero is one of the great reasons why. Our kids Love the Lobero! They come here to sing. They come here to dance. They come here to grow.

Take a look at some actual feedback from my son’s third grade class following their field trip to Boxtales’ performance of Stand Up Stories: Multicultural Tales to Live By:

As a parent of grade school kids, it saddens me to see that many local elementary schools can no longer provide music or art programs during the school day. Thanks to incredibly generous support from the community, the Lobero has been able to step up and play a role in supplementing Arts and Music Education for area students in many ways.

“My favorite things about the Lobero was when I got to sit with my friend”

We are thrilled to have valuable partnerships with youth-oriented non-profit groups like Boxtales Theatre Company and Nebula Dance Lab, who offer free performances to hundreds of excited students. We also work with dynamic programs like Santa Barbara Vocal Jazz’s “Journey Through Jazz” and AHA’s “Sing It Out!,” which offer kids a chance to sing for their peers and parents on a professional stage.

“I liked how it was cool and amazing; the lights were beautiful”

“It was red, gold and fluffy seats.” “Amasing” “Ramarkable” Spelling aside, they nailed it. Just like our theatre, Lobero Fund supporters are amazing and remarkable–your generosity allows kids to experience the magic of the theatre that will stay with them for a lifetime. Thank you for your continued impact. For all wonderful theatre patrons reading this who are not yet giving, please consider supporting the Lobero Fund today.

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Where There’s a Will … We are never too old to learn, and my current efforts to help endow the future of the Lobero Theatre have made me aware of the need to leave a legacy that does more than leave wealth.

Without the existence of a will or estate plan, too often families face difficult decisions, wondering what their loved ones would have wanted. These decisions could cause strife between siblings and family members who find themselves feuding over the value of things, which does not honor the wishes of the loved one nor the family members. Leaving a legacy takes willpower, and the first step is considering the power of your Will. It is a step I have committed to take and I hope you will join me.

I have read that less than 20% of us have completed a basic will. Even now, as I’m trying to convince my Lobero family to turn their love for the Lobero into a legacy–I realized that I am one of those without a will or estate plan!

In 1922, the community rallied to re-build this historic theatre as a gift to Santa Barbara and their children and grandchildren to come. It is a gift that has continued to give, and one that has finally got me thinking about how my heirs will remember my values after I am gone.

Thanks to our current Heritage Society Members

Lyn & David Anderson *Ruth Appleby *Julia Bates Sharon & David Bradford George Burtness Louise & Tim Casey *Charlotte M. Castalde Christina Criswell Barbara & Charles de L’Arbre Josie & Jeff DeVine

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Jim Dougherty Director of Planned Giving Bridget & Mark Foreman Konnie & Andy Gault Cheryl Doty & John Gerngross Christine Green Laurie Bentson Kauth & Bill Kauth Elaine & Herb Kendall Shirley & Seymour Lehrer Amy & Don MacLeod Janet & John McCann Graciela Montgomery

Read more about creating an estate plan on pg 43. Robert Pedraglia *Betty L. Richardson Leslie & Frank Schipper Harlene & S. Doug Smith Michael Smith *Michael Towbes Linda & Doug Wood *In memoriam and with gratitude

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Anonymous Nori & Ed Brown Louise & Tim Casey Wendy & James Drasdo Cheryl Doty & John Gerngross Melinda Goodman Kemp & Robert Kemp Elaine & Herb Kendall Leslie & Philip Haight Steve Hayes Joan & Palmer Jackson Susan & Palmer Jackson Jr. Lillian Lovelace The McAlister Family


George Burtness Lillian & Jon* Lovelace Anne & Michael* Towbes

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Artistic Luminaries Charles Lloyd Milt Larsen

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For 145 years, through the leanest times and grandest evenings, the Ghostlight has cast a warm glow over our intimate stage. It’s a beacon for the muses of drama, dance and music – a spark of brilliance to keep creative spirits company from curtain-down to curtain-up. The strong and steady support of the Lobero Ghostlight Society illuminates our behindthe-scenes efforts and – like the steadfast bulb at center stage – keeps our vibrant theatre from ever going dark.

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“The Lobero has become an old friend.” – Charles Lloyd

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Charles Lloyd

Jazz for all generations It can be easy to overlook how important Charles Lloyd is to the world of jazz since we are lucky enough to enjoy an easy friendship with him. He’s an NEA Jazzmaster who has played with Cannonball Adderley, Keith Jarrett and Jack DeJohnette, to name a few. Today he continues to tour the globe and churn out quality music; the man is unstoppable. We have great admiration and appreciation for Charles, honoring him as our first Ghostlight Artistic Luminary in 2016, and we know that each time he returns to our stage, we are guaranteed a new and innovative evening. In celebration of his 80th Birthday, the program he will be presenting has a spirit of homecoming; both to the Lobero and to the music of his youth on the Mississippi Delta. Guest performers including Booker T. Jones (of Booker T and the MG’s, and master of the Hammond B3 organ) as well as Julian Lage (guitar prodigy currently making a name for himself) have signed on to be part of the jam, and I have no doubt it’s going to be another can’t-miss evening in the continuing legend of Charles Lloyd. Thanks to the Brubeck Circle and generous support from the Bentson Kauth Family, we have a new jazz residency program lined up for late February. New Orleans’ own Derek Douget, a member of the Ellis Marsalis Quartet and the Director of the Heritage School of Music, will be in Santa Barbara to work with high school and college jazz students and worthy non-profit organizations including Notes for Notes, the Endowment for Youth

Committee, and the local Boys & Girls Clubs. This collaboration is designed to inspire young jazz players, to celebrate Black History Month, and to help create the jazz audiences of the future. Douget may even be sitting in on some local pub gigs. Keep an eye out, and learn more on pg 21. The Lobero Theatre is once again be recognized as one of DownBeat Magazine’s Great Jazz Venues for 2018, honoring the warmth and intimacy of the hall and the rich legacy of jazz, roots and blues musicians that we present here. I’m glad the word is getting out on our efforts, and as always, I look forward to seeing them in action. Here’s to a new generation of jazz lovers.

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volunteer update “Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated!” -Osho Bravo to Ushers of the Month for 2016-2017: Linda Moore, Lee Juskalian, Michael Meredith, Julie Ann Lewis, Penelope Salinger, Mary Harris, Myrna Epstein, Michal Lynch, Aninha Brill, Tim Pettit, Barbara Petronis, Todd Smith

A round of applause to ushers who worked 50 events: Vicki Ahlgren, Robert Arenz, Catherine Sharkey, Evelyne Chezum, Tim Pettit, Elaine Rymills, Sidonia Slaff, Linda Moore

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Front of House Dispatch At the fourth annual Lobero Volunteer Appreciation Evening held in October, we celebrated the accomplishments of our family of ushers once again. It was a beautiful fall day, and the Lobero Theatre Foundation staff took on the role of ushers for the evening by leading the volunteers to their seats for a brief awards ceremony. We honored those who have earned Usher of the Month and those who ushered 50 & 100 events–just think, in order to rack up those numbers, these exemplary volunteers were at the Lobero at least twice per week! The gift of their time is truly priceless, and we could not accomplish our goals without them. After the awards were handed out, everyone enjoyed music by Al Vafa and a delicious dinner on stage provided by El Zarape. Year after year, I admire the level of support and commitment to the arts that this group gives to the Lobero, and at many other local venues as well. It’s a tight-knit community of dedicated individuals, and I’m grateful they consider the Lobero home. If you are interested in joining the ranks of this passionate and impressive group, please reach out! We’d love to see our family grow. We hope to see you soon at the Lobero Theatre for another unforgettable evening.

And to this usher who worked 100 events: PHIL PARSON … and a standing ovation to our Usher of the Year for 2016-2017: LINDA MOORE

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How the Associates Make an Impact In 1938 the Lobero Theatre Foundation was incorporated as a 501c3 organization that manages, maintains, preserves and programs the Lobero Theatre. In 1972, the Associates were founded as a women’s auxiliary to support the theatre’s mission. The Associates hold a seat on the Lobero Theatre Foundation Board and the Associates President attends meetings. The Lobero Theatre Associates have been committed advocates of the Lobero Theatre for over 40 years, contributing more than $1 million to ensure the Lobero Theatre remains a vital and enduring home for the arts in Santa Barbara. Improvements such as the patio renovation, tent and furniture purchase, a new ticketing system, Steinway piano, and contributions to the renovation of the women’s restroom and youth outreach programs are all thanks to the Associates.

If you would like more information about joining the Lobero Theatre Associates, please contact Joan Crossland at Right: Jane Burkemper, Lucinda Freeman, Maribel Jarchow. below: Mindy Denson, Annie Williams, Margaret Slater, Janet McCann, Jessica Baggarly, Rhea Hayes, Brandon Mowery.

Executive Board: Annie Williams, President Mindy Denson, Vice President and Public Relations Rhea Hayes, Treasurer Susan Tarlow, Corresponding Secretary Margaret Slater, Recording Secretary Joan Crossland, Parliamentarian Janet McCann, Past President Emily Dempster, Historian 18

Left to right: Hope Kelly, Sharon Wolfe, Emily Johnson, Candy Logue, Lana McIntyre, Cindy Leonard, Missy DeYoung. Hope Kelly.

Starting off a new season in style The Lobero Theatre Associates kicked off the new season with a delightful luncheon and fashion show held at the beautiful La Cumbre Country Club for new members. The audience was treated to the latest in fashion trends courtesy of k.frank and models from Hello Gorgeous. Many thanks to this year’s Membership Committee headed up by Emily Johnson for such an incredible turnout for the 2017-2018 membership.

The Associates welcomed four new active members: Blair Buster, Missy DeYoung, Cindy Leonard and Lana McIntyre along with new mini-members: Marianne Clark, Cindy Feinberg, Barbara Kummer, Candy Logue, Mary Morrow, Kristan O’Donnell, Camille Rutherford, Mimi Weyrick and Sharon Wolfe.


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Coming Soon: Jazz Residency with Derek Douget Derek Douget may not be a household name in these parts, but around New Orleans, he’s a good person to know. In addition to playing with the Ellis Marsalis Quartet and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Derek leads his own ensembles with a variety of illustrious players. Most importantly, he is the Director of the Heritage School of Music, which is the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s free education program. That makes him the perfect partner for the Lobero Theatre Foundation’s Youth & Community Outreach Program. On February 20-23, 2018 Derek will be in Santa Barbara to work with a diverse group of students from local high schools, colleges and non-profit organizations. He and his band

will spend quality time providing in-classroom instruction, working on charts with kids at Notes for Notes at the local Boys & Girls Clubs, and the Endowment for Youth Committee. Santa Barbarans to may also see him sitting in on sets at Seven Bar & Kitchen in the funk zone. Special thanks go out to the Bentson Kauth Family for supporting this unique residency. We also appreciate the support of the Santa Barbara Bowl and the many members of our Brubeck Society. Supporting music and other arts education is an important part of the Lobero’s mission, but we could not do it without the partnership of friends and funders who share our vision. 21

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“This was as thrilling as performance gets–the great elegance of the tango master meeting the headlong exuberance and risk-taking of youth.” – The Santa Barbara Independent

In Love They Broke Beyond By Ninette Paloma If the 2017 DANCEworks residency could be summed up over a singular characteristic, the word “familial” easily comes to mind. With genuine conviction, these seven artists believed themselves capable of breaking open without falling apart, and with each passing week, the marks of transformation grew strikingly deeper; an electric co-mingling of ages and experiences all under the unifying auspices of dance. Kate Weare once noted that her absolute confidence over deconstructing the language of tango stemmed from Moreno’s presence as a grounding force, a metaphorical spirit animal guiding her through unfamiliar territory. On that final evening, two dance companies with seemingly disparate qualities took to the stage to teach us a lesson or two about altruistic collaboration. If the audience’s standing ovations were any indication, Weare’s desire to explore gender fluidity and the occasional ambiguity of relationships, played out to marvelous effect. Over drinks and empanadas later that evening, Weare and Moreno shared their mounting plan to take Sin Salida/In Love I Broke Beyond across the pond, citing a second residency and tentative debut in France in early 2018. 26

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celebrates 10 years! Dianne Vapnek, DANCEworks Artistic Director (Photo: Paul Wellman)

Doug Elkins, 2011 & 2018 (Photo: Christopher Duggan)

We’re celebrating 10 years of making new steps by welcoming back one of our favorites, Doug Elkins! Since his last visit to DANCEworks, we’ve seen Doug’s career soar, with rave reviews from The New York Times, a commission by the Paul Taylor American Dance Company and more accolades than we can keep track of.

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KEIGWIN Doug Elkins is a two-time New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award-winning +C (Photo: M OMPANY, 2010 & atthew M 2013 choreographer and 2012 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Creative urphy) Arts Fellow. He has received a Brandeis University Creative Arts Medal, the Martha Hill Award for Career Achievement; and an Elliot Norton Award for Choreography. Elkins was commissioned by Paul Taylor American Modern Dance to create The Weight of Smoke, for the spring 2015 season at Lincoln Center and subsequent national touring. Most recently, Montclair State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programming, under the direction of Jed Wheeler, commissioned A Hundred Indecisions, a film conceived and directed by Elkins, and O, round desire, an ensemble piece for five dancers.

“Doug Elkins is one of the most musical, witty and inventive choreographers of his generation.” – Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times

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An evening with Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen with John Jorgenson

Chris Hillman, a founding member of the Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, and the Desert Rose Band has released Bidin’ My Time, his first studio album in more than a decade. The Tom Petty-produced album has been warmly received by critics who praise the “sharp and ruminative collection of new and old tunes by a musician whose influence far outstrips his fame.” (Stereogum) In light of the devastation of the Thomas Fire and flooding, proceeds from this concert will benefit those affected by these disasters. Presented by the Santa Barbara Music Foundation. Music: Americana, Fundraiser. Friday, February 16, 8 PM


JackShit + Happy Traum & Adam Traum


Peter Serkin, Piano


Santa Barbara Youth Symphony Winter Concert

Get ready, Santa Barbara: here comes Pete Thomas, Davey Faragher and Val McCallum ... JackShit! With two Hall of Famers and a guitar slinger of fearsome reputation, JackShit is poised to take on the known universe. Adam Traum always puts on a fun high-energy show that has a rootsy vibe with a rock and roll attitude. Raised in Woodstock by his father Happy Traum–a mainstay of the Greenwich Village folk scene– Traum is a chip off the old block. Presented by Sings Like Hell. Music: Rock, Country. Saturday, February 17, 8 PM

The distinguished American pianist Peter Serkin‘s rich musical heritage extends back several generations: his father was pianist Rudolf Serkin and his grandfather violinist/composer Adolf Busch. Recognized over the past five decades as a major artist of deep passion and integrity, his inspired performances and recordings have successfully conveyed the essence of nearly five centuries of keyboard repertoire and been lauded worldwide. He returns for his fifth Masterseries appearance with an Apollonian program of Mozart, plus Bach’s immortal Goldberg Variations. Presented by CAMA’s Masterseries. Music: Classical. Saturday, February 24, 8 PM

The Santa Barbara Youth Symphony is an orchestra of 65-70 young musicians from Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. These students, ages 12-18 and all from our regional schools, perform serious pieces from the standard orchestral repertoire. Presented by the Santa Barbara Symphony Music Education Center. Music: Classical, Youth. Sunday, February 25, 4 PM


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An Evening with David Rawlings


Chris Smither Trio + Jackie Venson

Acclaimed songwriter and guitarist David Rawlings hits the road this spring with a full band including longtime compatriot Gillian Welch, Paul Kowert (of The Punch Brothers), Willie Watson and Brittany Haas, in support of his third album, Poor David’s Almanack. For Poor David’s Almanack, Rawlings has left the Dave Rawlings Machine moniker behind and serves up a wry mixture of acoustic and electric music rich in ageless American vernacular. Presented by Lobero LIVE. Music: Americana, Country. Friday, March 2, 8 PM

A profound songwriter, Chris Smither draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets, and philosophers. Reviewers continue to praise his dazzling guitar work, gravelly voice and songwriting. Jackie Venson’s “… astonishing mix of raw soul, superb musicianship and laid back grace…” (Austin American Statesman) has been compared to the likes of Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse and fellow Austin native Gary Clark, Jr. Presented by Sings Like Hell. Music: Rock, Country. Saturday, March 3, 8 PM


k.d. lang Ingénue Redux Tour

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of her GRAMMY®award winning, critically acclaimed album Ingénue, k.d. lang will perform of the platinum-selling record – including the GRAMMY® -award winning hit “Constant Craving” – along with hits from her 2004 album, Hymns of the 49th Parallel. Presented by Lobero Ghostlight Society. Music: Adult Contemporary. Tuesday, March 6, 8 PM.


15 Charles Lloyd and Friends,

An 80th Birthday Celebration In celebration of his 80th birthday, Charles Lloyd presents an evening that spans the colorful arc of his life in music – from Memphis and the Mississippi Delta with Booker T. Jones to the universe beyond with Gerald Clayton, Julian Lage, Reuben Rogers, Eric Harland, and other special guests. Presented by Jazz at the Lobero. Music: Jazz. Thursday, March 15, 8 PM


A Spring Celebration of Dance

The apprentice company to State Street Ballet, SSB Young Dancers will perform new and innovative works in addition to classical and emerging choreography. Presented by State Street Ballet Young Dancers. Dance: Ballet, Youth. Saturday, March 17, 7 PM

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Romeo & Juliet


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State Street Ballet Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson retells William Shakespeare’s poignant classic with stylistic verve. Using music by Sergei Prokofiev, Gustafson intensifies the drama by highlighting the most emotional and romantic moments of the world’s most treasured love story. The result is spellbinding, with fast-paced action and enhanced empathy for the young lovers. Presented by State Street Ballet. Dance: Ballet. Friday, March 23 7:30 PM, & Saturday March 24 2 PM

America’s longest-running magic revue celebrates 20 years of comedy and magic at the Lobero Theatre when It’s Magic! returns on March 31. Each year is an all-new show featuring top magicians from all over the world, and is sure to be a treat for the whole family. See why the LA Times has called it, “The liveliest lineup of magic acts this side of Las Vegas!” Presented by Lobero LIVE, Terry Hill and Milt Larsen. Magic, Comedy. Saturday, March 31, 2 & 6:30 PM

What began as a modest storytelling collective in its founder’s living room has grown into an epic, nationwide phenomenon with a cult-like following. The Moth’s Mainstage events are the critically acclaimed storytelling group’s hottest tickets as each show explores a theme in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the show dances between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience. Top-level ticket holders will have access to a pre-party with complementary drinks and bites before the show, with a live set spun by KCRW DJ Anne Litt. Presented by KCRW and the Santa Barbara Independent. Storytelling, Theater. Wednesday, April 4, 7 PM


Hearts On Fire Fashion Show with Song and Dance

Santa Barbara embraces its third year of Transgender Day Of Visibility with an event that will richen your awareness and set your heart on fire. The “Hearts On Fire Fashion Show” celebrates Transgender Day Of Visibility by showcasing talented local performers coming together to provide a valuable message through song, dance, and a dazzling array of fashion. Presented by Santa Barbara Transgender Advocacy Network. Music, Variety, Fashion show. Saturday, April 7, 7 PM 31

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Sir András Schiff, Piano

Sir András Schiff is world-renowned and critically acclaimed as a pianist, conductor, pedagogue and lecturer. He returns to Santa Barbara for his seventh Masterseries appearance in recital. Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to music, Sir András is one of the piano’s true legends. Presented by CAMA’s Masterseries. Music: Classical. Thursday, April 12, 8 PM.


Sing It Out!

A dozen teenagers will take to the stage to perform solo renditions of rock-and-roll covers, backed by the great Tina Schlieske and the Graceland Exiles with Sister Laura. This is a program of AHA!, a nonprofit that fosters social and emotional intelligence in adolescents. Presented by AHA! Attitude. Harmony. Achievement. Music: Youth. Sunday, April 29, 7:30 PM

may 7

The Capitol Steps

Before The Daily Show, Full Frontal, and The Colbert Report, this Washington, DC-based comedy troupe gave audience laugh cramps with their bipartisan lampooning. No matter who or what is in the headlines, you can bet the Capitol Steps will tackle both sides of the political spectrum and all things equally foolish. Presented by Lobero LIVE. Musical Comedy: Political Satire. Monday, May 7, 8 PM


Isabel Bayrakdarian, Soprano / St. Lawrence String Quartet


Santa Barbara Youth Symphony Spring Concert

Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian is an eagerly anticipated visitor to opera houses and concert halls the world over, celebrated for her strikingly multihued voice and immense interpretive talent. Established in Toronto in 1989, the St. Lawrence String Quartet quickly earned acclaim at top international chamber music competitions and was soon playing hundreds of concerts per year worldwide. Presented by CAMA’s Masterseries. Music: Classical. Saturday, May 12, 8 PM

The Santa Barbara Youth Symphony is an orchestra of 65-70 young musicians from Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. These students, ages 12-18 and all from our regional schools, perform serious pieces from the standard orchestral repertoire. Presented by Santa Barbara Symphony Music Education Center. Music: Classical, Youth. Sunday, May 13, 4 PM 32

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Les Misérables

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19-20 Les Misérables

Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre celebrates its twelfth season at the Lobero with an aweinspiring production of Les Misérables. This Broadway-quality performance is the culmination of nine months of theatrical enrichment featuring approximately 40 actors aged 8-16. Led by Creative Director Janet Adderley–a Broadway & TV veteran– these talented children bring to the stage an unforgettable, and emotionally evocative show. Presented by Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre. Musical Theater: Youth. Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, 2 PM & 6 PM


Sonnet of Limbs

Now in its fifth season, the Floor to Air Festival returns with a fresh ensemble of flight-bound dancers from across the globe for the premiere of a collaborative works celebrating the art of aerial dance. Weaving classic apparatus with contemporary movement, audiences will witness an aweinspiring display of strength and unapologetic beauty against a musical backdrop of strings and percussion. Presented by 2018 Santa Barbara Floor to Air Festival. Dance: Aerial, Modern. Friday, May 25, 7 PM


Brian Culbertson Colors of Love Tour

Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Brian Culbertson is known for his distinct brand of genre-crossing contemporary jazz, R&B and funk. Inspired by the iconic R&B-jazz-pop artists of the 1970’s like Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Chicago, David Sanborn and others, Culbertson has amassed 30 Billboard No. 1 singles and a deep catalogue of 18. With love, romance and his recent twentieth wedding anniversary serving as his inspiration, Culbertson crafted thirteen new songs, followed by a U.S. concert tour bringing Colors of Love to life in a vivid theatrical production. Music: Funk, Jazz, R&B. Wednesday, May 30, 7:30 PM

Lobero LIVE is funded in part by the Events and Festivals Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture.



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Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra

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“The SBCO gave lyricism and life to both the works by Mozart. Like finely crafted crystal, these pieces were specimens of proportion and light.” – The Santa Barbara Independent The Lobero Theatre was proud to be the home stage of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra for more than 30 years of delightful Tuesday night concerts. This past August the Chamber Orchestra Board of Directors came to the difficult decision to suspend operations, but not without one final concert. On October 8, the community came together for the grand finale of this venerable group. Founded by UCSB Conducting student Jeffrey Evans in the late 70’s, the Chamber Orchestra grew from a humble community orchestra performing in coffee houses and libraries to a fullyoperational company of professional musicians. Music Director Heiichiro Ohyama took over the baton in 1983, leading the Chamber Orchestra toward its well-respected status, and welcoming many critically-acclaimed guest soloists including Alessio Bax, Jerome Lowenthal, Yefim Bronfman and Carter Brey among many others. Several of the Chamber Orchestra’s members have gone on to very successful musical careers. Many current and past SBCO musicians also perform with the LA Philharmonic, Los

Angeles Opera and Pacific Symphony, and two former SBCO concertmasters, Sheryl Staples and Michelle Kim, now serve as the principal associate concertmaster and assistant concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. Photos: L-R, Ann Towbes, Lyn and David Anderson, Joe Campanelli. Heiichiro Ohyama, Bob & Christine Emmons

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the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra have generously decided to gift the funds held at closing to the Lobero Theatre Foundation to subsidize performances of chamber music and educational programs. We are proud of all the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra has accomplished, and look forward to future collaborations between the Lobero, Maestro Ohyama and members of the ensemble. 39

youth and community outreach Whether on the stage, in the classroom or in the audience, we bring the arts alive for thousands of local students, seniors and families each year.

BOXTALES in the Spotlight!

On the Stage

In October 2017, Boxtales Theatre Company premiered a brand new work, Stand Up Stories: Multicultural Tales to Live By. This production shares the ancient wisdom of Greek, Chinese, Ethiopian and Native American folk tales. More than 1,000 students attended performances, and this show will now go on to tour in schools state-wide! If you would like Boxtales to perform one of their many offerings at your child’s school, you can get more information at Special thanks to the California Arts Council, Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, Jackson Family Foundation, Santa Barbara Foundation and the Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts for giving this new production life.

In the coming year, nearly 1000 students will sing, dance, act or play an instrument on the Lobero stage. Santa Barbara Vocal Jazz Foundation, Santa Barbara Youth Symphony, Gustafson Dance, Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre, Santa Barbara Revels, Santa Barbara Aerial Festival and the AHA! Sing it Out program will all bring their culminating recitals home to the Lobero for a professional performance experience.

“I think you helped us by telling us that we should never forget our culture and what we grew up with.” – Jazmin, Guadalupe Elementary

Residency programs from Santa Barbara Vocal Jazz provide 6-8 weeks of in-classroom music history and performance training for local 4th, 5th and 6th graders. This program targets Title 1 schools, and residencies culminate in a heart-warming show on the Lobero stage.

In the Audience

The Lobero’s Youth Programs are made possible through the generosity of the following donors:
 Harold P. McAlister Foundation Brown Family Foundation SBVJF’s residencies are funded in part by the Organizational Development Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture, in addition to generous support by The Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts, a field of interest of the Santa Barbara Foundation.

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Throughout the year, at-risk and low-income students, seniors and families are invited to join our audience for a live arts experience, one that for many is their first. In 2017-18, more than 2,500 individuals have received complimentary tickets for BOXTALES Theatre Company, Nebula Dance Lab, Santa Barbara Vocal Jazz, Santa Barbara Revels, It’s Magic! and other Lobero LIVE events.








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Consider practical questions, such as, “If I give my house to my adult son and my adult daughter, what will they do with it?” If you come up with a question that you can’t seem to find a solution for, make a note to ask your attorney.


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Phyllis and Angelo Mozilo

Cheryl Doty

in memoriam PHYLLIS MOZILO (1940-2017) Phyllis Grace Ardese Mozilo was born February 7, 1940, in the Bronx, New York. She met her husband, Angelo, when they were teenagers. The two married in 1961. Shortly after, the young couple began a journey that brought them from the Northeast to the South and finally out West to California. They settled in Glendale, California in 1969 where she and Angelo raised five children. Phyllis was a supportive wife, a devoted mother, and a loving friend. She was and remains beloved by all who had the good fortune to meet her. She passed her love of travel, food, curiosities, and the small treasures in life to her children and eleven grandchildren. Phyllis had a talent for cooking, baking, and painting and she shared her gifts with friends and strangers alike. She was a voracious reader. Her most astounding attributes were her humor, empathy, and can-do attitude that she shared liberally with those in need of guidance and wisdom.

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Cheryl Doty Cheryl Doty’s lifetime passion for art and design has led her from her small, midwestern hometown to her current state of mind based out of an historic property in Montecito. This move has allowed her to focus her creativity and business skills toward flipping houses from LA to Santa Barbara, and a renewed focus on creating new works of fine art. Cheryl has graciously offered both of this season’s BACKSTAGE cover paintings for sale with proceeds to benefit the Lobero Theatre Foundation. If you are interested in hanging a piece of the Lobero on your walls, please reach out to Jim Dougherty at 679.6005 /

Phyllis loved her time tutoring children in the Santa Barbara area. She was famous among her students for her sparkly stickers, which she presented for a job well done. She cared deeply for many causes, including medical care for children and access to education for the underserved. The Lobero was honored to have her support. She donated both time and treasure to her favorite causes through her family foundation. She is survived and will be deeply missed by her husband, Angelo Mozilo, her five children, Elizabeth Mozilo, Mark Mozilo, Christy Mozilo Larsen, David Mozilo, and Eric Mozilo, and her eleven grandchildren. Showtime 24 H x 18 W Oil on canvas Price: $2,000 with frame

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Danielle & John McCaffery Bruce McRoy Barbara Morse Maryanne Mott Eileen & William Nasif Joanne & Peter Norris Dr. Robert Ruby SB CASA LLC Melissa Fassett & David Sheehan Missy & Chuck Sheldon In memory of Alan Thicke Julie & David Siegel Sally St. John Patricia Toppel Watling Foundation Annie & Bill Williams Zephyr Fund Gina & Alex Ziegler Benefactors $500+ Antoinette & Dr. A. Amorteguy B & B Foundation Marguerite & Richard Berti Virginia & Tim Bliss Judy Mosley & Steve Botts Susan E. Bower Karen & Jack Byers In memory of Alan Thicke Alison Wrigley Rusak & Geoffrey Caslin In memory of Alan Thicke Nancy Crouse Barbara & Charles de L’Arbre Fidelity Investments Eldon Ford In memory of Grace Ford Eleanor & William Freudenstein Stuart Fuss Beth & Dodd Geiger Claudette & Gene Geller Aurora Lombardi & Charles R. Grimm Ronald Hays Rob Hunt Diane & Donald A. Jackson Emily & Christopher Johnson Scott Kaufman Dawn & David Lafitte In memory of Alan Thicke Kit & Barry Liker Sandra Lynne In memory of Sam Kapelson & Cheryl Kapelson Glennis & James Malcolm Nancy & Douglas Norberg Lee & Bobby Orgel Julie & Richard Powell In honor of Jim Dougherty Meg & Dan Purdy Jean M. Reiche Susan Sheller & Bob Roe Regina & Rick Roney Daron Builta & Stephen Schaible Gina & Tom Schemenauer In memory of Ned Schemenauer Nancy Schlosser Pru & Robert Sternin Polly & George Turpin Patricia Van Every Nancy & Tony Wall Claudia & Leonadi Ward Sustainers $250+ Christiane Schlumberger & Tony Allina Sue & Brent Anderson Joan & Norman Armour Denise Dannemiller & David Asbell In honor of the handsome staff of the Lobero Development team! Marilyn & Michael Avenali Susan & Richard Ayling Linda & Gary Beatson Jill & Arnold Bellowe Danielle & Dennis Blocker Debra Brandon In memory of Graham Lovejoy Janice Brubeck In memory of Henry, Dave & Peter Brubeck Adrienne DeGuevara & Thomas Bunnell Patricia Carver In memory of Jack Dimock Bridget Colleary Nancy & Thomas Crawford Jr. Leslie & Scott Deardorff Kristen & Michael Desmond Michael Drury In memory of Evelyn Hill Cecilia & Robert Eaton In honor of Angie Bertucci Gail & Hunt Gammel Konnie & Andy Gault Hallie Goodall Carol & John Goodman Terry & Gary Guidry In honor of Eddie Tuduri and all those at TRAP Susan Gwynne Jane & Jeffrey Hankoff 53

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Colleen & Joel Apigian Joyce Niland & Stanley Azen Diane Baskin Dinah & Jerome Baumgartner Linda & Peter Beuret Melissa & Ronald Brooks In honor of David Asbell Robert Brown Gary Brummett Barbara J. Burgess In honor of Melanie Anne Thomas Robert Burtness In honor of George Burtness William Burtness Gale & Ronald Busch Sheila & Bailey Caldwell In memory of Dodie Moore & Ripkyn Murphy Stephen Carlan Camille Cimini-Fruin Eleanor & Yale Coggan Mary Blackwood Collier Carol & James Collins In honor of Hope Kelly Patti & Jimmy Connors In memory of Alan Thicke Gary Credle Kathy & Bill Crevier Oswald Da Ros In memory of Kathleen Da Ros Adrianne & Andrew Davis Telma Dawallo Edward De La Rosa Kathryn & Michael Dean

Dr. Julia Delgado In honor of David Asbell Linda Diamant Anne Love Donahue Courtney Tan & Warren Eustace In memory of Kenneth Eustace Judy Foggia Leanne & George Friedenthal Chris Gallo Anne & David L. Gersh Lisa Vignale & Kerry Goldberg Arlyn Goldsby William Goodale Kathryn Greene Wendy & David Gronsky Diana D. Guyer Peggy & Charles F. Hamilton Claudia Gay Whitman & Dr. Richard Handin Bill Hanrahan Mary Harris In honor of Steve Cloud Lee Heller Patricia Heller In memory of Suzanne Wedow Andree & Stuart Herscovici Peace & love through music Anne & Raymond Higgins Paul C. Hilbun Michelle Zimney & Ted Hoagland Debbie Hudson Eleanor H. Jacobs In honor of Sarah Jacobs Linda Brown & Von Jansma Janet Jared Greg & Sharlae Jenkins

Lee Johnson David Jones Susan Kadner Emmy Lou & Fred Keller James King Alexis Lettington & Vicki Klassen Fred Klein Rebecca Knight Richard Knowles Mara Kohn Dana Kopfer-Maxey In honor of David Asbell Minda & Guy Kraines Doris Murray Kuhns Wendy Foster & Pierre Lafond David Landecker Gail & David Teton-Landis Elinor & James Langer Margaret Learmonth Janet & Steve Lew Jere & Dr. Fima Lifshitz Cherie Mignone & Ted Long Carlos Lopez-Hills Jerome Lowenthal Leslie & Peter MacDougall Cecilia Martini-Muth & Geoff Muth In honor of my Lobero Family Mavis & John Mayne Terry Mehr Suzanne & Duncan Mellichamp Jenni & Jon Miller Kay Miller Susan & John Mitchell III Dixie & Martin Moore Linda Moore Mary & Stuart Morrow In memory of Alan Thicke Barbara & Arthur Najera Denis Napton Michael J. Neff Carol & Steve Newman Valerie & Donley Olson Christie Ontjes In honor of Rod Ontjes Rod Ontjes Rebecca Amundsen & Tim Owens In honor of David Asbell & Stephen Cloud Carol & Kenneth Pasternack Martha Patterson Lizzie & Brent Peus Jan & Reilly Pollard Laura Presburger Debra & Ted Reed Albert Reid Ilene Resnick

Suzanne & Bruce Reuter Sharla & Gilbert Rodriguez In honor of Alicia Cunningham Jazz Vocalist Loretta H. Roper Debbie Russell Mike Russell Angela Ryan In memory of James Ryan Cynthia & John Sanger

Charles Stauffer Cecilia-Anne Stevens In honor & memory of Mary Guthrie Boyle Heidi Stilwell Sherri & Sam Stoddard Carol & Joseph Sullivan Linda Taber Ursula Ruland & Ray Tracy Mark Trueblood

Brad Mehldau

Richard Schiada Lynn & Mark Schiffmacher Patricia Dallam & Maren Semler Marjorie & Joseph Shipp Patty & Gene Sinser Amy Sloan Elizabeth & Donald Smith Harlene & S. Doug Smith Barbara Koutnik & Melbourne Smith Delia & Paul Smith Anita & Eric Sonquist In honor of Hale Milgrim Anne Sprecher Carol & Mid Squier Olivia & Steve Starkey

Henri Albert & Stanley Tsunoda In honor of David Asbell Evan & Paul Turpin Inqe & Robert Uphoff Nancy & Tom Upton Dana & Randall Vandermey In memory of Michael Towbes Kathleen & Ty Varing Michele & Jason Vedder Maria Vega & John Vega Christy & John Venable In honor of Hale Milgrim, thank you! E. C. Waian Mary Walsh Tisha Weber-Ford 55


Judi & Harry Weisbart In memory of Sheila Ehrman Jennie & David Whaley Alison Wilcox Joy Winer Linda Wisner The Write Team Karma Wurx Tracy Wyle John Ziegwied Monica & Steve Zeimer Under $100 Alynka Alcocer Robert Alimena Gary Allensworth Anonymous Anonymous Leslie Ammerman Richard Anderson Margery Baragona Martha M. Barrett Elizabeth Bates Freed Kristi Newton & Joseph Beban Barbara Bengry Danny Bernstein Alexandra & Joost Bongaerts Joy Bowman 56

Melissa Braun Marisa Brenninkmeyer Brinton Brockett Theresa Brooks Noelle Buffett Karen & Charley Burgett Antonio Carbone James Carrillo Clayton Carter Anthony K. Casteel Marcos Christodoulou Judy Clapp Frederick Clegg Wayne M. Cole Jann Collett Donald Cook Dr. Sophie Craighead Kevin Crossley Bill Cushman Lindy Dado Scott Holbrook Dahlquist Ashleigh Davis Gregory Davis James Dingman Richard J. Donati Charles Donelan Kevin Doyle Lorraine Duerr Tara & Michael Dunham In memory of Doris Dunham Michael Dunn Mariangelica Duque Sylvia & Robert Easton Elaine Edwards Mimi A. Elder Susan A. Engbrecht Patricia & Rick Escalera Richard Facko Christine Fancher Marina Feraud Cynthia & Anthony Fernandes Alejandra Folguera Stephen Foster Brandi & Josh Fraser Douglas Friedman Brandon Friesen Karen Gabai Val Selvaggio & Michael Glazer Penelope & Andy Gottlieb Gina Graham Betsy Green Gene Hamilton Stephen Harrison Douglas Hechter Sandy Hirsch

Jody & Tom Holehouse In honor of Bill Nasif Kaaren & James Hollister Mark L. Itzkowitz Katherine Jennette Grethe & Henning Jensen Rosie Jerezano Carol Johansen Rev. Willem Jonker Frances Kliza Kroger Bruce Kuesis Shawn Kyles Sharon & Don Lafler Cynthia Lawrenz Catherine Lee In memory of Lutah Maria Riggs Christina Leveque Michael Lewellen M. David Lewis John Lorenz Toni Lorien Gail & Michael Lovell Christine Lyons Hosia Malekane Ella & James Markham Colleen Markovich Steve A Martinez Michael Marzolla Patricia McClanahan Jeffrey McCune Meredith McMinn Toni & Terry McQueen Michelle Mellish Lee Mirrer Mark Morgan Linda & Fred Mose Chris Mulhern Paul Nichols Rita & Loren Nickloff John Nightingale Jon Norris Joanne Northup Lloyd Nugent Sharon O’Brien Lisa & Dan Oh Linda Ousley Erik Ozolins Isaac Pachulski Jon Peale Rosemary Peters Caroline Powers Jill Prioreschi Nydia Quiroga Sandra Ramos

Deborah Reber Melissa Renda Anna Rice Carol Roberts Sharla & Gilbert Rodriguez In memory of Ed de La Torre Jr. Susan & Gil Rosas In memory of Alexander Ryan Singh Arden Rose Roz & Richard Rosin In honor of David Asbell Judy Rossiter Kate Samsa Arlene Satterlee Jacquelyn M. Sawyer Courtney Scarborough Evander Schley Luke Schwartz Karin & Jeff Shelton Susan Shields Judi & David Shor Madeleine Sifantus Colleen Sitolini Margo Smith James Smyth Daniel Sogorka Neil Sorochan Alison Stanley Patricia Reilly


Cathleen Stern Sheila Stone Bert Terreri Shelli Thomas Mary Ellen Tiffany In memory of Mike Towbes Jo Anne Tipps Paul J. Tozzi Suzanne Vierling Laura Vucich Gayle Ward Jeff Waxman In memory of Rex Marchbanks

Vicki Wedmore Bettie Weiss Carol Weitz Elbert Wells III Melissa White Larry Whitehead Adam Wiesner Carolyn & Kenneth Wolf May Wong-Droese James Zidell Erin J. Atamian-Zuck & Jeffrey Zuck


Index of Advertisers American Riviera Bank


Arlington Financial Advisors


Art Without Limits


Au Bon Climat Winery


Babcock Winery


Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, LLP


Bella Vista Designs Inc.


Bobby & Lee Orgel


Bryant & Sons


C’est Cheese


Chaucer’s Books


Chocolats du CaliBressan


Community Arts Music Association


Curvature Ensemble Theatre Company Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard


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Hayes Commercial Group


KCSB-91.9 FM


La Playá Azul Cafe


Manchester Capital Management


Metro Solutions Inc.


Montecito Bank & Trust


Nothing Bundt Cakes


NS Ceramic, Inc.


One Hour Martinizing




Pickles & Swiss


Rincon Events


Santa Barbara Axxess


Santa Barbara Independent


Santa Barbara Studio Artists


Santa Barbara Travel Bureau


Schipper Construction Co.


South Coast Deli


Spanish Garden Inn


State & Fig


The Upham Hotel & Country House


V3 Printing & Graphics


Voice Magazine


Whole Foods Market


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 Juanita & Leland Breneman Dixie Brummel Marlyn & Gladys Burch George L. Burtness The Estate of Janet Caminetti Ann C. Carneros Louise & Tim Casey Jack Cowles Jeffrey Cox

L. Haney Crocker Jerald Davis Barry De Vorzon Jayne Eckhardt Paula C. Gaskins Bernice Gracey Anne & Ken Graham 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 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 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 William Ramsay Sr. Donald Resch James Resch Betty Richardson Douglas Safreno

Trudie Safreno Schlinger Chrisman Foundation 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 Anne & Michael Towbes Paul R. Trent Jr. Calvin Underwood Ed Wehkamp Jodie & Bruce Willard Linda Woodrow WWW Foundation Fritzi & Robert Yamin

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BACKSTAGE at the Lobero-Spring 2018  

We invite you to take a look BACKSTAGE at the historic Lobero Theatre and learn more about all the programs and people behind-the-scenes tha...

BACKSTAGE at the Lobero-Spring 2018  

We invite you to take a look BACKSTAGE at the historic Lobero Theatre and learn more about all the programs and people behind-the-scenes tha...