Tag archives: Marjorie Luke Theatre

Noah (and Jacob) Bake Bread for the Soul
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 6, 2020

More than three decades ago, Noah benShea created Jacob the Baker, a simple but wise character whose plainspoken wisdom and commonsense approach to life are delivered as parables and often funny pearls of wisdom. The Jacob books, four in total now after We Are All Jacob’s Children ended a 20-year hiatus in 2018, have provided […]

Generosity of Eye Screening
By Richard Mineards   |   October 24, 2019

Santa Barbara Junior High’s Marjorie Luke Theatre was socially gridlocked when Generosity of Eye, directed by Emmy-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus‘s husband, Brad Hall, was shown to raise funds for the theater. The entertaining film, which debuted at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, focused on Julia’s late billionaire father, William, who died three years ago […]

Coming Full Circle with ‘Generosity of Eye’
By Steven Libowitz   |   October 10, 2019

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is no stranger to the camera as the actress has starred as Elaine in the iconic sitcom Seinfeld and the title character in the just-concluded HBO hit VEEP, as well as several feature films. She’s collected 11 Emmy Awards, a SAG prize and a Golden Globe. But perhaps her most personal work appears […]

‘Loving’ and ‘Leap’-ing at the Luke
By Steven Libowitz   |   September 26, 2019

The Marjorie Luke Theatre, which earlier this month began its own ongoing series on spirituality and healing called Mind, Body & Soul, is now also the home for events from the Santa Barbara Consciousness Network. Next up is Dr. Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., the famed author, personal growth and relationships expert and speaker who, alone or […]

Maile Kai and Kristin On Stage
By James Buckley   |   September 19, 2019

If you missed Maile Kai Merrick‘s performance with Kenny Loggins and Sofia Schuster at the Marjorie Luke in August during a special “Footloose” Summer Stock concert, you’ll have another chance to hear the young singer, as Maile is scheduled to join Kristin Chenoweth on stage at the Granada on October 2. Here’s how that happened: […]

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 […]

Manchester by the Sea, Finally
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 22, 2019

Melissa Manchester’s career began at an early age, including studying piano and harpsichord at the Manhattan School of Music, singing commercial jingles at 15, and serving as a staff writer for Chappell Music while still attending Manhattan’s High School of Performing Arts. After serving as a member of the Harlettes, Bette Midler’s back-up singers, Manchester […]

Cutting Footloose for 35 Years
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 15, 2019

When Kenny Loggins composed the music that would become “Footloose” back in 1983, the singer-songwriter didn’t even give it a second thought. With “I’m Alright” from Caddyshack from a couple of years earlier his lone movie song smash, Loggins had yet to become the “King of the Movie Soundtrack,” so he stuck it on the […]

Teens Sing Event
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   May 24, 2018

This Sunday, May 27, at 8 pm, KEYT will air the Teens Sing for Santa Barbara sold-out concert that took place on March 9 at the Marjorie Luke Theatre. The concert raised $65,000 for the Unity Shoppe Santa Barbara and Montecito Disaster Survivors Fund and featured the talents of local teens, as well as Montecito […]

Center for Successful Aging
By Lynda Millner   |   April 12, 2018

The Center for Successful Aging (CSA) presented “Sophisticated Ladies” which was a tribute to the Assistance League of Santa Barbara for their 70 years of service to our community. The event featured Ike Jenkins and his 20-piece Santa Barbara Big Band described as brassy, jazzy, nostalgic music of the Big Band era. Marjorie Luke Theatre […]