Photos by Isaac Hernandez
Santa Barbara High School Theatre’s annual Broadway Revue, Music of the Night, has been a part of student culture at Santa Barbara High School for the past fourteen years and is now returning for its sixteenth season. Music of the Night was created in 1999 by students Blake Berris, Ashley Rodgers, and Evan Hughes, as a way to celebrate student ownership of their theatre education. What started as a little show to fill the long break between the Fall show and the Spring show, often done only with a piano or canned music, has become a full blown stage production, with costume, set and light designs, sophisticated videos, and a live band. It is cast, directed, choreographed, designed and produced entirely by student directors (Dante Gonzalez, Sable Layman, Rio Salazar and Lizzie Saunders) under the supervision of Artistic Director Otto Layman. This year the cast of 24 students will perform musical numbers from Broadway musicals — among them, The Producers, Hamilton, Hairspray, Aladdin, Wicked and many more. The show has grown tremendously over the years, and now has the same stature and attendance of our main stage shows--which is an enormous source of pride to the theatre staff.
Music of the Night 2016 plays January 28, 29, 30, at 7pm and January 31 at 2pm in the Santa Barbara High School Theatre. Be sure to mark your calendars, because this is one show you won’t want miss!
Music of the Night 2016 Featured:
Hazel Brady, Isaac Cortes, Tyler Dahneke, Bradley DeVine, Sophia Fischer, Dante Gonzalez, Gianna Gonzalez, Quique Hernandez-Black, Bella Holland, Natalie Jimenez, Sable Layman, Meredith LeMert, Julia McCarter, Nolan McCarthy, Cameron Meza, Cai Norton, Alana Ochoa, Olivia Ochoa, Miranda Ortega, Rio Salazar, Lizzie Saunders, Irving Soto, Hailey Turner, Mia Valdes, Sarina Wasserman, and Ben Zevallos