ETC Presents the West Coast Premiere of the
Hilarious New Comedy, Women in Jeopardy!
November 7, 2015 – Santa Barbara, CA – Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) at the New Vic is excited to present the West Coast premiere of a side-splitting new comedy, Women in Jeopardy!, by Wendy MacLeod. Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club in this fun and flirtatious laugh-out-loud comedy, under the direction of Bart DeLorenzo and featuring comedic actress, author and columnist Annabelle Gurwitch. Filled with side-splitting laughs and a perfect recipe for holiday fun, Women in Jeopardy! plays December 3 through 20, 2015. Opening night is December 5.
Divorcees Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz’s new dentist boyfriend. He’s not just a weirdo; he may be a serial killer! After all, his hygienist just disappeared. Trading their wine glasses for spyglasses, imaginations run wild as the ladies try to discover the truth and save their friend in a hilarious off-road adventure. “Modern, lively, and loads of fun,” says The Boston Globe.
ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES ITS
2015-2016 SEASON LINEUP
WITH CAPTIVATING, CONNIVING, AND CHARMING WOMEN LEADING THE CHARGE
August 10, 2015 – Santa Barbara, CA — Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) is proud to announce its 37th Season of plays and musicals. Entering the third season at The New Vic Theatre, ETC continues to be Santa Barbara’s premiere professional theatre company, and will flex its dramatic muscles in the 2015-2016 Season with a thrilling musical, a West Coast premiere, a classic comedy, a one-man, tour-de-force drama, and one of the most popular contemporary plays around the country. The 2015-2016 Season is generously sponsored by the Stephen and Carla Hahn Foundation.
“’Pretty Women,’ a gorgeous song from our first production of the season, might also be an appropriate title for our 2015-2016 Season,” says Jonathan Fox, now entering his tenth season as Executive Artistic Director. “Captivating, conniving, charming, and commanding women are at the center of each play: wives and lovers, women in the throes of first love, and women who’ve been around the block a time or two. Each story is refracted through a different lens.”
MUSIC AND GENIUS COLLIDE
OPENS AT ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY OCTOBER 11
September 16, 2014 – Santa Barbara, CA — Ensemble Theatre Company opens its 36th Season with the Tony Award and Oscar-winning masterpiece Amadeus by Peter Shaffer. Called “triumphant” and “thrilling” by The New York Times, and brimming with gorgeous music and language, Amadeus follows the meeting of – and inevitable rivalry between – Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, two of the most gifted composers of the Eighteenth Century. Distressed that Mozart is exceptionally talented but unrefined in his manner, Salieri makes it his mission to undermine and destroy his remarkable adversary. Friendships are forged, bonds are broken, and eternal fame is the sole prize in the competition between two brilliant but tragically flawed men.
Ensemble Theatre Company Announces
Exciting Second Season at the New Vic
(Santa Barbara, CA) Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) and Jonathan Fox, Executive Artistic Director, are pleased to announce its second season in its fully remodeled state-of-the-art home at the New Vic in downtown Santa Barbara. The 2014-15 lineup will be ETC's 36th season, which is comprised of a great variety of work, including a rarely performed musical and the American premiere of a new comedy. The five-play season begins on October 9, 2014 and runs through June 28, 2015.
New Comedy about the Legendary Tallulah Bankhead
Closes Ensembles First Season at the New Vic
Santa Barbara CA — Ensemble Theatre Company’s final production of its 2013-14 Season in the New Vic will be the hilarious new comedy Looped, by Matthew Lombardo, author of ETC’s hit play Tea at Five. Based on a real event, this brazenly funny show reveals a little-known incident involving the internationally-celebrated Tallulah Bankhead. Starring as the flamboyantly eccentric actress will be movie, television, and stage actor Diane Louise Salinger, under the direction of Emmy Award-winner Glenn Jordan. This irreverent comedy will run from July 10–27, 2014. Opening night is Saturday, July 12.