Tag archives: Janet Adderly

James Corden’s Son Stars in Janet Adderley Play
By Richard Mineards   |   November 5, 2020

British TV talk show star James Corden, who has hosted both the Tonys and Grammys, has given the ultimate accolade to Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre founder Janet Adderley. Bubbly Janet, whom I have known for 12 years, is a Broadway veteran and starred in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express in 1978 before founding her […]

Cutting Footloose
By Richard Mineards   |   August 29, 2019

The Marjorie Luke Theatre at Santa Barbara Junior High was packed to the eaves when Montecito rocker Kenny Loggins, in collaboration with Janet Adderley’s Advanced Conservatory, celebrated the music of Footloose on its 35th anniversary. Kenny, who also showed some fancy footwork, composed theme music that would become the 1984 film and, later, a Broadway […]