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Ensemble Theater Company plans “Curtain Up!” benefit to

Linda Purl

SANTA BARBARA — Ensemble Theater Company has announced a special fundraising event, “Curtain Up!”

The benefit will include dinner as well as a live performance by Linda Purl (“Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Story”) and a silent auction.

“Curtain up! will take place at 5 p.m. on August 21 at the Santa Barbara Club, 1105 Chapala St., Santa Barbara. All proceeds support ETC’s mission to bring professional quality theater to the city.

The silent auction items include a three-night stay at the Manhattan Club Penthouse in New York, which includes two Broadway shows and dinner vouchers for two New York restaurants.

Other items include a Hermosa Beach getaway for two in a beautiful condo on the Strand in Hermosa Beach; a night at the El Encanto Hotel, overlooking Santa Barbara; an empanada cooking class for six of your friends at your home; a collection of 29 wines from the cellars of ETC board members; new artwork by Ruth Ellen Hoag and other special experiences.

If you can’t attend the event in person, you can bid on auction items. You can also purchase unique experiences including an architectural tour of downtown Santa Barbara led by expert Paul Longanbach and a performance/reading with Santa Barbara actress Meredith Baxter, who starred in “Family Ties” by NBC.

Visit to start bidding on these spectacular items today.

Tickets are available at

For more information, email Christine Hollinger at [email protected]

—Katherine Zehnder

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