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The Broad Stage

2016/17 Season

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Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center

Purchase tickets online at
or call (310) 434-3200

Programs, artists, prices, and dates are subject to change.

Family Programming at The Broad Stage is generously supported by the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Antonio Sacre 

Family Workshop

Storytelling with Antonio Sacre

The Edye

Sun / Dec 11, 2016 / 10 am

Everyone has a story to tell! Join us in The Edye to meet children’s book author and storyteller Antonio Sacre as he teaches families how to find stories waiting to be told. Learn about the magic of creating and sharing your very own stories. This workshop is suitable for children ages 4+ and their families. Visit to learn more about Antonio.



Mon / Dec 12, 2016 / 7:30 pm

A tenor with “the kind of voice you want to hang medals on” (Opera News), Piotr Beczala returns to his Los Angeles home for an evening of operatic brilliance.

Celebrity Opera Series at The Broad Stage 
supported by a generous gift from 
Lloyd E. Rigler – Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation.



Impro Theatre: 1966 Holiday Variety Extravaganza

Dec 15-17, 2016 / 7:30 pm

Hey cats and kittens—it’s 1966. Don’t let the Cold War get you down. Warm your spirits by the hilarious hearth of Impro Theatre’s unscripted holiday variety show. From the brilliant creators and performers of Jane Austen UnScripted comes a brand new show created just for The Broad Stage. A totally improvised TV holiday show spectacular of yore.

Thu / Dec 15, 2016 / 7:30 pm

Fri / Dec 16, 2016 / 7:30 pm

Sat / Dec 17, 2016 / 7:30 pm

Theater at The Broad Stage made possible in part by a generous gift from Laurie and Bill Benenson.


David Broza & Friends, the Not Quite Xmas Spectacular​

Sun / Dec 18, 2016 / 7:30 pm

Israeli superstar singer-guitarist David Broza launches the West Coast debut of his popular “Not Exactly Xmas Show” with an all-star lineup of internationally acclaimed musicians. Having made his Broad Stage debut last season to a raucous audience of admirers, this holiday treat combines lively rhythms and joyous feelings for all!


Beethoven, Bagels & Banter

The Edye

Sun / Jan 8, 2017 / 11:00 am

This popular series is designed to satisfy your classical music cravings. Curated by Robert Davidovici, winner of the Naumburg Competition and the Carnegie Hall International American Music Violin Competition, and featuring a mélange of world-class guest musicians, Beethoven, Bagels & Banter is the perfect way to spend a Sunday morning: with great music, lively conversation and freshly made bagels.

This series made possible by a generous gift from Barbara Herman.


Matthew Morrison

Sat / Jan 14, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Best known for his starring role on Glee, the versatile Tony®, Emmy, and Golden Globe-nominated actor/singer will be joined by a topflight jazz band for an evening of standards and favorites. A treat for Broadway and jazz fans alike!


The Bad Plus

Sun / Jan 15, 2017 / 7:30 pm

A dynamic and idiosyncratic jazz trio without frontiers, The Bad Plus delves deep into thoughtful exploration with every live performance. Experience the group’s commitment to melody and heart through its signature style.

Jazz at The Broad Stage made possible by a generous gift from Richard and Lisa Kendall.


Anna Deavere Smith

Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education

Feb 1-5, 2017

MacArthur Award-winner and Broad Stage favorite Anna Deavere Smith returns to the Westside with a compelling new project that examines one of our country’s most pressing issues. In Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, Ms. Smith turns her attention to “the school-to-prison pipeline” and performs striking portraits culled from interviews she conducted with more than 100 individuals across the nation, affected by the pipeline’s devastating policies—capturing the dynamics of a rapidly shifting social issue through her trademark performance technique.

Theater at The Broad Stage made possible in part by a generous gift from Laurie and Bill Benenson.

Wed / Feb 1, 2017 / 7:30 pm

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Feb 2, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Fri / Feb 3, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Sat / Feb 4, 2017 / 2:00 pm

Sat / Feb 4, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Sun / Feb 5, 2017 / 2:00 pm

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For more information, please see or call 310.434.3427.

General Information

Theater Location Address

1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(Main entrance is located on 11th Street between Santa Monica Blvd. and Arizona)

Box Office

Phone: 310.434.3200

The Box Office is open Mon – Fri, 12 – 6pm, and starting one hour prior to performance times. On performance days, the window will be open for 30 minutes after the show starts.

All artists, dates, times, and prices subject to change.