In this time when live venues are dark and struggling to stay alive, I am excited to be producing the The Marjorie Luke Theatre Virtual Concert Series celebrating the diverse and amazing talents of Santa Barbara instrumentalists, vocalists, and spoken word artists. In this challenging time, we are turning our lights on! In the spirit of keeping the arts alive and thriving, our staff and board are adapting and creating fresh, vibrant, high-quality presentations that are free to anyone who would like to enjoy them at home.
Thanks to our generous Sponsors, we are able to provide our stage and all the technical offerings of our historic theatre to area artists to perform. We have created a virtual television studio in The Luke, and we are videotaping each event with 3-4 cameras, editing and mixing picture and sound to create high quality productions.
As of mid March of 2021, over 250,000 people have viewed our first six concerts. The numbers will continue to grow with new, upcoming concerts which will stream at well into 2021. Strict COVID 19 safety protocols are being followed in producing these events to keep our staff and artists safe and healthy.
“Perhaps the best locally-produced video made during the pandemic…that should reward repeat viewings well beyond December 18th. A voice that needs to be heard – one with deeply personal vision – delivered with both beauty and emotional nakedness. Jackson Gillies' lyrics evoke images of the often inaccessible far reaches
of the heart.”
Steven Libowitz – Montecito Journal
Join us for wonderful events which you can stream 24/7 for free. New events are being created for next year. The Luke will survive this pandemic! We look forward to the day when we can all gather again to celebrate the lively arts in person. Meanwhile, your support is deeply appreciated. Please support The Luke Theatre with a donation, so we can continue to employ artists and technicians to create these concerts. Thank you!