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This week: 

"Splinters in Our Ankles" features a professional dance company and students performing a new dance work by UC Santa Cruz professor Gerald Casel. Opening Friday, May 22–Sunday, May 31 in the Mainstage Theater, Theater Arts Center, UC Santa Cruz. 7:30pm curtain (Sundays at 3:00pm). Tickets at santacruztickets.com, the UCSC Ticket Office (831-549-2159) and the Santa Cruz Civic box office (831-420-5260), and at the door. Santacruztickets.com

Michael Glick, organist and music director for St. John’s Episcopal Church in Aptos, performs in concert for completion of his first year of his Master’s studies in organ performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Michael, age 27, is an up-and-coming organist and composer and will be performing selections by J.S. Bach, Buxtehude, Franck and Mendelssohn, as well as some hymns to be sung by all in attendance! Saturday, May 23, 6:30pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 125 Canterbury Dr. Aptos.

Vocalist Storm Large returns to Santa Cruz’s Kuumbwa Jazz on Tuesday, May 26 for two shows at 7pm and 9pm. Tickets can be purchased at kuumbwajazz.org or at 831-425-5299

What is wisdom? Who has it and what happens when we don't use it?  Willing Suspension Armchair Theater presents “Wit, Wisdom and Wisecracks” featuring hilarious stories, parables, anecdotes, and one-liners from some of our most notable writers, pundits, comics, and wits, including Mark Twain, George Carlin, Garrison Keillor, and Kurt Vonnegut. Readers include: Shari Gallegos, Marc Grossman, Geraldine Byrne, Brian Heath and Kathryn Adkins, who also directs. Performance next Thursday, May 28 at the Scotts Valley Library at 7:00pm. Performances are free, but donations are most welcome and appreciated.

A magical, musical adventure comes to the Recital Hall at UC Santa Cruz when the UC Santa Cruz opera program presents Rachel Portman's two-act opera The Little Prince based on the story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Thu-Sun, May 28-31 at the Music Center Recital Hall, UC  Santa Cruz.  Tickets at the UCSC Ticket Office and santacruztickets.com


Van Antwerp Theatre Co. presents Thomas Strelich's dark comedy Dog Logic. The play takes place at a run-down pet cemetery in the California desert where caretaker Hertel Dagget’s solitude is broken by an aspiring real estate magnate, an ex-wife, and his presumed-dead mother to turn his property into a shopping mall. This dark comedy is a hilarious yet disturbing study of devotion to ideals. Hertel's fight with the forces of reality is a mixture of the sublime and surreal—dinosaurs, cave-men, Egyptians, Godzilla and gospel music. Through May 23 at the Radius Gallery, Tannery Arts Center, 1050 River Street, Santa Cruz. Limited seating. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com

The musical comedy "Nunsense" by Dan Goggin plays at Paper Wing Theater in Monterey playing through May 24, Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM AND Sunday Matinees at 2PM. Paper Wing, 320 Hoffman Avenue in Monterey. Five of the 19 surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, accidentally killed the other fifty-two residents of the convent with her tainted vichyssoise while they were off playing bingo with a group of Maryknolls. With the deceased nuns on ice in the deep freeze, they decide to stage a variety show in the Mount Saint Helen's School auditorium to raise the necessary amount to pay for the expenses of the burials. With singing, dancing, wisecracking nuns... who could ask for anything more? Appropriate for ALL AGES! Directed by Kate Bradley Faber. Tickets online at www.PaperWing.com or at the door.

Coming up:

Shakespeare To Go, the traveling student troupe from UC Santa Cruz, performs a condensed version of “As You Like It” directed by Patty Gallagher on Saturday, May 30 at Abbott Square at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz. Performance starts at 1:00pm.

The Santa Cruz Symphony hearing your favorite Hollywood themes from the master of film scores, John Williams. Featuring themes from classics including Star Wars, E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, and more! Pre-concert festivities begin at 6:30 in front of the Civic (the street will be closed). Music, drinks, appetizers, and a costume contest start the night off. Saturday, June 6 at 8:00pm at the Santa Cruz Civic.  Tickets at santacruztickets.com


Deadline to submit work MAY 30: Paper Wing Theatre has spots open for its annual play reading exhibition, Sundays at 4pm, June 28–August 9. Submit your play and you can have your work read aloud by Paper Wing actors in front of a live audience at Paper Wing Theatre FREMONT in Monterey. The audience is invited to participate by offering their feedback. One play is then chosen by the company to be produced at Paper Wing Theatre in 2016. This is an EXCELLENT way to workshop your play and to hear constructive opinions from an avid audience. Free to submit work. Send submissions to thepaperwingco@yahoo.com.

Community Music School Summer Camp registration:
Last year’s kid and teen camp prices are still good until May 22, but after that they go up!  So if you’re coming, register now and get a deal. We have a nice new google docs form set up for both camps and Dulcimer Day, so go to our website and click on the appropriate event, and register directly. Pay by check or PayPal.  And if you’d like to help us provide scholarships to needy students by covering their room and board at teen camp, we hope you’ll sponsor a camper! You get preferential treatment at the concerts: June 20 and August 15, and a copy of the Dulcimer Day CD! Details: http://communitymusicschool.org/ 

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