Billy Crystal Comes to S.B. Feb. 18

Comedian/Actor/Author Presents One-Man Stage Show

Little did Billy Crystal know when he ad libbed “Have fun storming the castle” as Miracle Max in The Princess Bride that he’d be making cinematic dialogue history — that line has become one of the most quoted ever. But clever language and memorable roles are Crystal’s career calling cards — he’s been playing unforgettable characters since his breakthrough television role as Jodie Dallas in the comedy Soap.

Early next year, Santa Barbarans will have the opportunity to see Crystal live on stage when he brings his one-man show Spend the Night with Billy Crystal to the Arlington Saturday, February 18. The star of such mega-hit films as When Harry Met Sally…, City Slickers, and Monsters, Inc., took his show on the road to Australia this past year and come 2017, he will be bringing the laughs to the States. “This show is unique. There’s stand up, and ‘sit down’ which gives me great freedom to tell stories, show film clips and talk about my life and career and the world as I see it,” said Crystal in a press release. “It’s loose, unpredictable and intimate. The most fun I’ve had on stage in a long time.”

Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, December 2, at 10 a.m., and are available online at and; by phone (800) 745-3000 or (805) 963-4408; or at the Arlington Theatre ticket office, 1317 State St.

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