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Jewel Theatre Company presents the classic American musical Guys and Dolls in the new Colligan Theater at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz. Opening November 12. Details at JewelTheatre.net

Monterey Peninsula College Theatre Department’s season opens with the play Almost, Maine, featuring several funny and often poignant vignettes about couples finding (and sometimes losing) true love. The stories all take place simultaneously… just as the aurora borealis lights up the Northern night sky. November 12–November 22. Tickets available from the MPC Theatre Box Office (831-646-4213) or online at www.mpctheatre.com

Tandy Beal and Company present the vocal group SoVoSó performing a cappella World Music on Saturday, November 14 at 11:00AM at the Veterans Memorial Building in Santa Cruz. SoVoSó is Bryan Dyer, Zoe Ellis, Sunshine Becker, Vernon Bush, and David Worm. They continue to pioneer new horizons in contemporary vocal performance, bringing traditional world rhythms into the 21st century. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com.

On Saturday afternoon, the Banana Slug String Band comes to Kuumbwa Jazz in Santa Cruz to celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary. Two afternoon shows: 2PM and 4PM. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com

The Santa Cruz Symphony performs "Existential Worlds" a concert featuring woks by Debussy, Schbert, Saint-Saëns and Marquez with Zlatomir Fung, cellist. Saturday, November 14, at 8:00 PM, Pre-Concert Talk at 7:00 PM at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium and Sunday, November 15 at 2:00 PM, Pre-Concert Talk at 1:00 PM, Henry J. Mello Center for the Performing Arts in Watsonville. Information at santacruzsymphony.org

Irish traditional musician Brian Finnigan and guitarist William Coulter and special guests fiddler John Weed and cellist Aria DiSalvio perform Don Quixote's International Music Hall in Felton. Tuesday, November 17 at 7:30 pm. Tickets online at brownpapertickets.com or in person at Don Quixote's.


The Cabrillo College Theatre Arts Department presents the world premiere of Kaufman and Perri’s original musical It’s A Wonderful Life, playing November 7-21 at the Cabrillo Crocker Theater in Aptos. Local authors Marcus Kaufman and Chris Perri’s modern-day rendition of the beloved Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life is reimagined for a new generation of theatre-goers. Featuring original gospel, reggae, rock, ballad and show tune song and dance numbers. www.cabrillovapa.com

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Tandy Beal’s Nutcracker-inspired circus and dance extravaganza, “Nutz Re-Mixed”, comes to the UC Santa Cruz Mainstage this Thanksgiving featuring the a cappella group SoVoSó plus acrobats, dancers, and more. Friday, November 20–Sunday, December 6. Tickets on sale at santacruztickets.com, the UCSC Ticket Office, and the Santa Cruz Civic Box Office. UCSC Ticket Office: 831-459-2159 and the Santa Cruz Civic Box Office: 831-420-5260. santacruztickets.com

Celebrate the 30th Planet Cruz Comedy night featuring Will Durst, America’s foremost political satirist; Joe Klocek, San Francisco comedy phenom; Milt Abel; Swami Beyondananda Cosmic comedy; Sven Davis; Peter Cor and the Planetoid Band, Rhan Wilson, Matt Bohn, Olaf Schiappacasse, and Alan Heit. Saturday, November 21 at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz. 7:30PM. Tickets and information: www.PlanetCruzComedy.com or Streetlight Records, Tomboy. Brown Paper Tickets

The Distinguished Artists Concert & Lecture Series is proud to present the Delphi Piano Trio performing Haydn, Smetana, and Schubert. Sunday, November 22 at 7 pm at Peace United Church in Santa Cruz. Tickets and information at 831-539-0000 and www.distinguishedartists.org

Mountain Community Theater presents The Last Noel, a comic, film noir spoof. Murder and mayhem rock the Seattle Christmas caroling community when Sam Chase is framed for murder, his ex-wife having been bludgeoned to death with a giant candy cane. Attempting to clear his name, Sam encounters a corrupt underworld of femme fatales, killer snowmen, rogue department store elves, and the hunt for a mysterious, ancient carol "The Christmas Hymn of Malta." Friday, November 20 through Sunday, December 13.Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 p.m. Sunday matinee performances are November 29, December 6 and 13 at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 29 is Community Afternoon. Performances are at Park Hall in Ben Lomond.

Joni Morris and The After Midnight Band perform "A Patsy Cline Christmas" with guests the Scotts Valley High School Choir. Presented by the Surf City Santa Cruz Kiwanis Club as a fundraiser for local youth programs. December 13 at 2:00PM at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz. Tickets at www.riotheatre.com


If your PERFORMING ARTS organization has an upcoming event which might interest KUSP's listening audience, please send a BRIEF press release or SHORT public service announcement to: performing at kusp dot org

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KUSP Performing Arts Calendar 203 8th Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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