President’s Message: Stats & Stars

In this highlight from BACKSTAGE, Board president Amy MacLeod highlights stats from last year and gives a shoutout to some star performers.  

Welcome to a new season at the Lobero!

photo: Jackson Augustus

As I begin my second year as Lobero Board President, I am pleased to reflect on a wonderfully successful 2016-17 season. Theatre activity was up by nearly 14% from the prior year, the community enjoyed a number of (sold out!) performances by incredible artists, and we provided a professional performing arts experience to more than 2,000 local youth through our Youth and Community Outreach programs.

I am also happy to report that the Board and staff are making clear strides toward building an endowment for the Lobero, a critical tool for ensuring the long-term stability and vibrancy of this important venue. We are committed to making sure that we leave this theatre stronger and more financially secure for the generations of artists, audiences, and volunteers who will follow in our footsteps. 

As I look forward to the coming season, I’m excited for the opportunities and experiences awaiting us. Santa Barbara Revels will be premiering a brand new performance based on California and Santa Barbara history. We will also see the return of the AHA! Sing it Out program, which had their Lobero debut in April. Watching these teens overcome their challenges and perform fearlessly on stage is a touching and inspiring experience, and we are happy to be the new hosts for their annual show.

I hope you will join me often at the theatre and share another great season.

Amy MacLeod, 
Lobero Board President

 

Take a look at the 2016-2017 Annual Report:

 

Lighting Up Santa Barbara this spring

Check out the newest Lighting Up Santa Barbara performance catalog, and start making your plans.

Santa Barbara’s Historic Theatre District offers a bounty of great performing arts for fans on foot! Reaching from the Lobero to the Arlington, with the Granada and New Vic in between, there’s more than just theatres to experience; the District includes a wealth of restaurants, shops and galleries, making downtown Santa Barbara a perfect park-and-walk cultural destination almost any night of the year.

“This kind of collaboration is what Santa Barbara is all about, and the partnership established here will enhance the performing arts experience for artists, residents, and visitors throughout the year.” – Mayor Helene Schneider.

2KKTGT-2016_-Jan-Performance_cover-webThis comprehensive catalog lets you know what’s coming up at all these lovely venues, and monthly mini-brochures are on display at many of the restaurants and bars along the route, including:

Residents know that downtown is the place for local performing arts, and the recently formed Santa Barbara Historic Theatre District plans to make it even livelier.

BACKSTAGE Spring 2015

BACKSTAGE AT THE LOBERO is the Lobero Theatre’s bi-annual magazine detailing all the action taking place behind-the-scenes of this historic hall.

From all of us at the Lobero Theatre Foundation, we hope you enjoy the newest installment of BACKSTAGE at the Lobero, and we hope to see you at the theatre soon.

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