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Lights Up! Theatre Company Presents The Drowsy Chaperone!

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

$25 – $35

Lights Up! Theatre Company hits the ground running in 2023 with its first of two musical productions! Santa Barbara’s premiere teen theater company is proud to present The Drowsy Chaperone! A Tony award-winning spoof of the Ziegfeld Follies type musicals of the 20’s, it was hailed as the funniest musical on Broadway in 2006. When a lonely, die-hard musical theater lover drops the needle on their favorite cast recording, a zany and wonderful world comes to life before their eyes. A high spirited cast of gangsters, showgirls, and matinee idols tango, tap, and Charleston their way through this witty and bubbly “musical within a comedy”. For all its effervescence, though, there is a dramatic undertone; The Drowsy Chaperone is also a timely story about how people find hope during a time of isolation, and the importance of love, connection and community to our mental health. Mark your calendars for January 26th-28th, because this wild and wonderful musical is one you won’t want to miss!

Now in its 5th season, Lights Up! Theatre Company continues to expand with a new Conservatory program that allows actors to train with the company’s acting, dance, and music professionals. This growth was sparked by the company’s growing popularity and “a need to accommodate actors who want to be involved, but who benefit from a more low key introduction to the exciting world of theater, or who are too busy to commit to a performance based production schedule,” says director Amy Love. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer this more relaxed, yet vital training ground for actors to build skills and confidence. Many of our performance company members take the conservatory classes as well – so it’s also a great place to make friends and create community before auditioning for the shows.”

Coming up next in early Spring is Lights Up! Theatre Company’s production of Sondeim’s modern classic, Into the Woods. “We’re adding some new elements to our production that call out the magic of the woods and the wisdom to be gained there,” Amy Love says. Into the Woods is one of the most popular musicals on the high school circuit and the actors are loving rehearsals!

The Drowsy Chaperone opens at the Marjorie Luke Theater on Thursday, January 26th and runs through Sunday, January 28th. Performances are 7:00pm each evening, with a 1:00pm Saturday matinee. For tickets, please visit ( Ticket prices: adults $35, students $25, VIP $75.


January 26
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$25 – $35


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