WHO: Linda Newlin & CALM Present the world premiere of a new musical
WHAT: It’s Not Okay Written, Directed & Performed by: Linda Newlin
WHEN: Monday, April 9 7 p.m. VIP Reception after the show
WHERE: Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 www.lobero.com
COST: $100 VIP, $40 general and $20 students/seniors Plus $5 facility fee
INFO: (805) 963-0761 or online @ Lobero.com
ABOUT: World premiere musical delving into the multi-layered subject of abuse and why It’s Not Okay to abuse ourselves by not living our dreams, not being who we truly are and not shining our light in the world. Song styles range from rock and jazz to Broadway ballads, country and rap. Log onto Newlin’s website to purchase the CD Love Your Self with songs from the show.
It's Not Okay A Musical Journey to Inspire and Move You to Act
A Benefit Performance for CALM at the Lobero Theater
(Santa Barbara, CA) Linda Newlin, singer/songwriter, coach, speaker, educator and activist, has just finished writing her thought provoking musical journey entitled It's Not Okay, along with the much-anticipated release of her new CD, Love Your Self. The world premiere performance will take place at the historic Lobero Theater, 33E. Canon Perdido St. at 7pm on Monday, April 9. Profits from the show will benefit CALM (Child Abuse Listening and Meditation), the Santa Barbara-based organization whose mission is, like the musical, to end all forms of abuse. You can see the music video of the title tune on YouTube @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idALxKBZ_W8 and you can also purchase Linda's CD on her website @ LindaNewlin.com.
This musical delves into the multi-layered subject of why It’s Not Okay to abuse ourselves by not living our dreams, not being who we truly are and not shining our light in the world delivers multiple genres - from Broadway, to country, rap, rock and jazz. Mixed in with laughter and words of wisdom, this one woman show provides hope as we collectively search for life's purpose and that which makes us ‘sing.’ This inspired music has been written and recorded in collaboration with extraordinary singer/songwriter, Kate Wallace and David West, of Play Ball Musical Services. According to Newlin, "I was fortunate to work with amazing local talent who supported my passion for authenticity and encouraging people to live their dreams by breaking free from all forms of abuse. It's not just physical and sexual violence. It's all the ways we abuse ourselves with negative self-talk, staying in empty relationships, working in unfulfilling jobs, and not allowing ourselves to be who we truly are."
David West, producer of Love Your Self, says, “Linda Newlin's new CD Love Your Self is a beautiful and courageous wake up call. It is a long overdue proclamation that at least one woman will no longer tolerate society's tacit acceptance of the many faces of child abuse, domestic violence, and self abuse. Nor will she allow those afflicted to recede into the shadows of ‘victim-ness.’ Within this amazing album of songs is a highly motivational lesson in just how to Love Your Self. The point of Love Your Self is not just to point an accusing finger at the man/woman in the mirror, but to show us finally, each of us have the power to turn the light on all forms of abuse and heal the personal and societal wounds.”
West continued, “I have observed Linda throughout the process of production, and I can only describe her as a ‘Force of Nature.’ I watched as she focused her energy on her goal. I watched as her energy attracted a cadre of creative people who seemed to come from nowhere to give advice, support and talent at just the time it was most needed. And with the guidance of the amply talented Kate Wallace, I've seen her emerge as a gifted songwriter and song interpreter. I have a feeling this is just the opening salvo.” West owns Studio Z and Play Ball Musical Services here in Santa Barbara.
It’s Not Okay is written, directed and performed by Newlin, with sound and multi-media design by Annie J. Dahlgren of Over 40 Productions. Tickets to It’s Not Okay are available at the Lobero box office or online at www.lobero.com. VIP tickets are $100 and include CD/gift bag and reception with celebrity friends following the performance in the Lobero courtyard. General tickets are $40 and Students/Seniors $20 (all prices plus $5 facility fee). The Lobero Theatre is located in the heart of downtown at 33 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm and Saturday, 12pm to 5pm and two hours prior to all shows. Phone: (805)963.0761. The Lobero is wheelchair accessible and has the assistive listening system in place for patrons who have hearing issues.