Weekly Update


The new coBarricelli color resume picture copy 2mpany opens this week with As You Like It. The 2014 season, with performances in the Sinsheimer-Stanley Glen at UC Santa Cruz, also offers The Merry Wives of Windsor and Amy Freed’s madcap farce, The Beard of Avon. We’ve made Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s co-artistic director Marco Barricelli our Performing Arts People person of the week. Read about him HERE.


A cabaret salute to the best of Broadway musicals, directed b20140625_174221y Walt deFaria, with songs sung by Reg Huston, Gracie Poletti, Scott McQuiston, Lydia Lyons*, and Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer (who will be next week’s Performing Arts People person.) See our Calendar for days and times HERE.


Nico Muhly’s music was heard last year in a concert at Sunset Center during Philip Glass’ Days and Nights Festival. If you haven’t heard Muhly’s name before, you soon will. He’s composed works for many major orchestras and the Metropolitan Opera, to mention only a few. Muhly is also the subject of an interview in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which you can read HERE.

Links like this are collected on our Links of Interest page, which offers you an opportunity to gain a more global perspective on the state of the performing arts. We believe you will find these stories intriguing. Click HERE.


PAMB provides the community of Performing Arts in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties with an easy way to find out who is presenting live performances and educational opportunities in the performing arts. When you click HERE you’ll find categories in music, dance, theater and education performance programs. This is a community resource that you won’t find in one place anywhere else.


Robert Reid attended Monday’s concert by Judith LeClair and Mark Nuccio, of the New York Philharmonic, and submitted his take on it. Click HERE.

Scott MacClelland, editor; *photo by Michele Swanston