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UCSB's Department of Theater and Dance tackled Part One of Tony Kushner's new classic, Angels in America with great success.

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Angels in America

Published on December 19, 2007

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Angels in America

Published on December 19, 2007

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Santa Barbara Theatre transformed the black box of Center Stage into a Mississippi country kitchen for Stephen Sachs's adaptation of Strindberg's Miss Julie, a tale of lust and betrayal transposed from Sweden in the 1880s to 1964 in the Deep South. In this electrifying production, the racial and sexual tension was thick enough to cut with a knife.

Published on December 19, 2007

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Of course, it doesn't get much more American than Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, and Garrison Keillor, host of the wildly popular national public radio program Prairie Home Companion, held a packed Arlington Theatre spellbound for more than two hours-he even led the crowd in a few rounds of "America, the Beautiful" before the evening was out.

Published on December 19, 2007

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Despite the absence of our beloved Summerdance Santa Barbara season in July, dance soared to new heights in 2007, with spectacular performances all year long. Highlights included Les Grands Ballet Canadiens de Montreal's magnificent performance of Ohad Naharin's haunting Minus One at the Arlington Theatre

Published on December 19, 2007

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Over at the Lobero Theatre, Quebec's Cirque loize combined breathtaking circus acrobatics and a cinematic aesthetic in an unforgettable performance of Rain.

Published on December 19, 2007

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A number of companies took their dancing airborne this year, among them Pilobolus Dance Theatre, whose quirky, playful style only grows sweeter with time.

Published on December 19, 2007

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