Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Comes to Porter Theatre

Westmont College’s Repertory Theater presents William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 8 p.m. Feb. 25 and 26 and March 3-5 with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. March 5 in Porter Theatre. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for children, students and seniors. First printed in 1600, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” remains one… [Continue Reading]

Jazz as Worship at Westmont

As part of Westmont’s Conference on Christianity and Literature, Reverend Norm Freeman will marry music and ministry in a Jazz Vespers service 4:15 p.m. Jan. 22 in Hieronymus Lounge on the upper campus. The event is free and open to the public. The Jazz Vespers service synthesizes several traditions, each finding a unifying voice the… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Faculty Exhibit Recent Work

The “Faculty Show,” featuring recent work by the Westmont College art faculty, will appear Jan. 18 through March 12 in Reynolds Gallery. The college will host a reception for the artists, which is open to the public, 4-6 p.m. Jan. 20 in Reynolds Gallery on the lower campus. “This is our centerpiece show for the… [Continue Reading]

Christmas in Song

Hear and sing traditional music of the season when Westmont’s choral groups and instrumental ensembles present their holiday concert “Christ, the Prince of Peace,” 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11 at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Santa Barbara. Admission is free, although a donation will be requested. Performing will be the Westmont College Choir and… [Continue Reading]

Short, Sweet and Surreal Dance

Westmont Windancers’ fall dance program, “Cirque: Short, Sweet and Surreal,” offers a circus of surprising twists and turns 8 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4 in Porter Theatre. Refreshments and a question-and-answer time follow the short recital. Directed and choreographed by dance Professor Erlyne Whiteman, the production features choreography by theater arts instructor Vicki Finlayson and… [Continue Reading]

Kenosis, If a Soul Could Sing

The premiere public performance of “Kenosis,” an original composition of spiritual poetry set to contemporary music, will be 8 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Center Stage Theater, Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center in downtown Santa Barbara. “Kenosis” is based on a collection of poems, “Kenosis: A Song Cycle,” written by English Professor Randall J. VanderMey. It… [Continue Reading]

An Evening of Jazz

The Westmont Big Band and three combos will perform the best of their work at the Jazz Ensemble Concert 8 p.m. Nov. 19 in Deane Chapel. Admission is free. The 15-piece big band, directed by music instructor Ron McCarley, will feature both swing music and more contemporary big band music. “One piece is a tribute… [Continue Reading]