Feb 20, 2024

60’s-inspired ‘Midsummer’ staged at Spreckels

When mounting a Shakespeare production, companies usually pick either a well-known adaptation or inject a “concept.” Rohnert Park’s Spreckels Theater Company, however, has chosen to do both with its three-hour-long production of A Midsummer Night's Dream…60’s Style! The result is a really good Shakespearean production that often seems to break...
Feb 13, 2024

Everybody Dies

Jan 16, 2024

Wobbly ‘Fences’: Wilson classic at 6th Street

Pivotal is a description often applied to August Wilson’s 1985 play, Fences. It’s the third play written, but chronologically...
Jan 9, 2024

‘The Last Five Years’ at Cinnabar

Petaluma’s Cinnabar Theater kicks off North Bay theater in 2024 with their production of the Jason Robert Brown musical...
Jan 3, 2024

Top Torn Tix, Part 2: The Plays

While musicals may be the bread and butter of local theater, much can be learned about a community through...
Dec 26, 2023

Top Torn Tix of 2023

Part 1: The Musicals! Live theater continues to struggle to find its footing in a post pandemic world. The year was...
Dec 19, 2023

Discover the magic of [Title of Show]: a meta-theatrical gem from Left Edge

A self-aware, funny, and well-cast show about the unoriginality of Broadway, Left Edge Theatre's production of [title of show] is well sung and well-costumed, and features a powerful performance from Molly Larsen-Shine.
Dec 12, 2023

Musical ‘Elf’ at 6th Street

A Broadway musical made of the 2003 Will Ferrell comedy, Elf? Inevitable. Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan took the basic...
Dec 5, 2023

‘Metromaniacs’ on stage at Spreckels

What does one get when crossing an 18th-century play satirizing Voltaire, a rhyming dictionary, bubblegum and a modern playwright...
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