Featuring a star-studded cast of talented high school students, including Ben Kreitzer (Wade Walker/Cry-Baby), Miranda Ortega (Allison Williams), Pepper Walker (Bella Holland), Drewes McFarling (Baldwin Blandish), Penny O’Mahoney (Mrs. Williams), Lily Linz (Wanda Woodward), and Leah Martin (Mona Malnorowski), Cry-Baby is where Baltimore of the 1950’s meets the electrifying talent of Santa Barbara High School.Read More
SBHS Theatre News
We are happy to announce the cast of this fall's production of Young Frankenstein! The cast of 28 is led by Seniors Ben Zevallos (Frederick Frankenstein), Hazel Brady (Inga), William Blondell (Igor), and Sarina Wasserman (Elizabeth). Joined by an ensemble of talented singers and dancers, the cast and the production is sure to keep you on the edge of your seats with excitement, keep you rolling in the hay with laughter, and thrill you right to the very end.Read More
We are excited to announce the directors of Music of the Night 2017: Hazel Brady, Sarina Wasserman, Ben Zevallos. Stay Tuned for Auditions. Music of the Night Season 17 opens last week of January, 2016.Read More
Just weeks after closing a hugely successful production of “Hair” , we are excited to announce yet another ambitious production for the fall of 2016--Young Frankenstein, the hit 2007 musical based on the 1974 film of the same name.Read More
Santa Barbara High School Theatre's production of Hair, American Tribal Love-Rock musical has been cast! Directed by Otto Layman, with choreography by Jenna Tico, musical direction by Dr. Jon Nathan, Vocal Direction by Sio Tepper, along with costume design by Bonnie Thor, Hair continues the Santa Barbara High tradition of big, bold musicals, with spectacular sets and provocative stories.
Hair opens April 29 and runs April 29 - May 8 at Santa Barbara High School.
The Tribe of Hair Features:
Dante Gonzalez, Sable Layman, Irving Soto, Sarina Wasserman, Leora Wasserman, Ben Zevallos, Hailey Turner, Mia Valdes, Meredith LeMert, Bradley DeVine, Cai Norton, Cameron Meza, William Blondell, Rio Salazar, Cooper Umoff, Lizzie Saunders, Nolan McCarthy, Penny O’ Mahoney, Hazel Brady, Alana Ochoa, Bella Holland, Quique Hernandez, Iyana Brown, Lilliana Johnston, Leah Martin, Isaac Cortes, Sophia Hurtado, Zoë Padilla, Drewes McFarling, Julia McCarter
Claude - Irving Soto
Berger- Ben Zevallos
Sheila - Lizzie Saunders
Jeanie - Rio Salazar
Woof - Quique Hernandez
Hud - Dante Gonzalez
Margaret Mead - Hazel Brady
Suzannah - Iyana Brown
Steve - William Blondell
Paul - Cai Norton
Dionne - Meredith LeMert
Crissy - Sarina Wasserman
Linda - Sable Layman
First produced as a touring version for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008, HAIR played to sold-out houses in its two performances at SBHS, and its four performances at the Charlotte Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland, where it was named a Pick of the Festival by the Edinburgh Scotsman. Hair Returns this Spring!Read More
Auditions for SBHS Theatre's Fall Production of Pippin will be held at Santa Barbara High School Theatre on August 31 at 3:30pm with callbacks on September 1. Please come to the audition prepared to sing thirty-two bars a cappella from a musical. Sign up on the theatre callboard begining August 26.Read More
We are excited to announce that our Fall 2015 show, which begins Otto Layman’s 20th year at the helm of the theatre department at Santa Barbara High School, will be Pippin. Directed by Mr. Layman, with choreography by longtime collaborator Christina McCarthy, and musical direction by Doctor Jon Nathan, Pippin continues the Santa Barbara High tradition of big, bold musicals, with spectacular sets and provocative, sophisticated stories.Read More
We are excited to announce that our Spring show will be The Mystery of Edwin Drood—the musical where you choose whodunit—and whodunit with whom! Created by Rupert Holmes, who also wrote Curtains....Read More
For its fifteenth consecutive season, Music of the Night, Santa Barbara High School Theatre's Student directed Broadway Revue returns this January. 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. It is cast, directed, choreographed, designed and produced entirely by student directors (Aaron Linker, Sable Layman, Rio Salazar, and Dante Gonzalez) under the supervision of Artistic Director Otto Layman. This year the cast of 26 students, accompanied by a live orchestra under the direction of John Douglas, will perform musical numbers from Broadway musicals — among them Bullets Over Broadway, Matilda, Jersey Boys, Pippin, The Little Shop of Horrors, 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 plays for one weekend only January 29, 30, 31 at 7pm at Santa Barbara High School Theatre.
After a hugely successful run of The Drowsy Chaperone (including being named BEST SHOW IN TOWN by the Montecito Journal), followed by a riveting production of God of Carnage, SBHS's Theatre program is the featured Spotlight Theatre Arts program on BroadwayWorld.com for the week of December 7-13th.
Take a Look here: http://losangeles.broadwayworld.com/article/High-School-in-the-Spotlight-Santa-Barbara-High-20121119