MATILDA, the MUSICAL National High School Premiere, May 3rd - 12th
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!
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Closed November 11th
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SANTA BARBARA RETURNS
WELCOME TO OUR 2018-2019 SEASON
Welcome to the 2018-2019 Season at Santa Barbara High School, where we continue our quest to be THE Musical Theatre destination for students, designers, and audiences alike…starting in 2012 when we produced Into the Woods, beginning a string of 15 consecutive musical productions, and an evolution in our program that led to a partnership with Dr. Jon Nathan and the UCSB Jazz Ensemble program. Most schools have a traditional approach to theatre education and performance, producing a play in the Fall and a musical in the Spring. Here at SBHS, we do things a little differently, and this year I think we have upped our game—for the first time we will be doing three full-scale musicals (slotting one in the usually empty December slot), as well as the 19th iteration of the wildly popular student-produced, directed, and performed Broadway revue, MUSIC OF THE NIGHT. In addition, we are making a radical change to our ticket pricing structure and ticket purchasing, offering a season subscription to all three mainstage productions at a bargain price, and throwing in MOTN to boot! You can go to the Ticket Sales tab on the website to see details, but I think this change will generate more audience able to see incredible work at an extremely affordable price, especially for students, and parents who return night after night to support the actors and technicians in their families. Our goal, after all, is not to profit, but to be seen and heard.