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Holiday Memories

December 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

$18 – $25



An eclectic collection of original first person true stories of holiday memories performed by their authors. The performances range from scripted readings to storytelling. Stories of love, family, loss and adventure, lots of adventures, your Santa Barbara neighbors have some wonderful stories to share! Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: If you are interested in participating in this unique performance you are invited to submit your true stories for consideration.

The selection of the stories will be a 2-phase process. Artistic Director, Maggie Mixsell, will review the submissions and select those stories that she feels will best translate to the stage. This group will then be invited to audition. From the auditions she will select the final stories/authors for the show and they will receive one-on-one coaching and direction in preparation for the final performance. Maggie will work with the authors to determine the style of performance that best suits each selection. Everyone is welcome to submit. For the past Personal Stories productions, we had an eclectic and wonderful group that included professional actors who were making their first attempt at writing, published writers who were performing their works for the first time and pretty much everything else in between.

Submission Deadline: Monday November 5
Auditions: Selections announced November 9, auditions November 12-16

Final Selections announced November 19

First-person true stories
Word count 500-1500
5 to 10 minutes when read aloud

Digital submissions preferred in Word or PDF documents submitted to

or hard copy to:
Center Stage Theater
751 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
If you have any questions or would like additional information call 805-963-8198 or email

TIMES: Thursday, December 6 at 7:30 P.M.(BILL ONE)
Friday, December 7 at 7:30 P.M.(BILL TWO)
Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 P.M.(BILL ONE)
Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 P.M.(BILL TWO)

TICKETS: $25 general, $18 students and military, 
TICKETS:$18 Early Bird Special (Sunday matinee and Thursday night only, must be purchased by Tuesday, December 4)
TICKETS:$20 for 2nd bill (If you purchased a ticket for one bill and would like to go to the other you may purchase a discounted ticket. Please call the box office to arrange)

Other than A Level season subscribers, all seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seating is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408


December 6, 2018
7:30 pm
$18 – $25


Speaking of Stories
(805) 966-3875


Center Stage Theater
751 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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(805) 963-0408

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