Mar 14, 2023

A Raisin in the Sun: Hansberry Classic at 6th Street

A lot of “firsts” were achieved when Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun debuted on Broadway in 1959. It was the first time Broadway produced a play written by a Black woman and the first Broadway show helmed by a Black director. Santa Rosa’s 6th Street Playhouse has been...
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Feb 14, 2023

‘Open’ Closes Main Stage West’s Run

The word “abracadabra,” usually a bit of nonsense uttered by a magician prior to an illusion, actually means “I...
Feb 7, 2023

‘Sidekicked’ Play Finds Lucy’s ‘Ethel’ Playing Second Banana

Sonoma Arts Live brings a little retro-television to the Rotary Stage in Sonoma with Sidekicked, a one-woman show about...
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Jan 31, 2023

Disney’s Descendants: The Musical: Villainous offspring get a second chance

To be or not to be… evil. Lucky Penny and first-time director Kirstin Pieschke have opened a portal to magic...
Jan 25, 2023

‘Cesar Died Today’ moves to Cloverdale

Mounting a production of a little-known play in these pandemic and inflationary-influenced times is something of a risk for...
Jan 17, 2023

Who’s Your Daddy? Musical Two-hander onstage at Cinnabar

North Bay theater in the New Year kicks off with Cinnabar Theater’s production of the two-hander, Daddy Long Legs....
Jan 4, 2023

2022’s Top Torn Tix: The Sequel

Local dramas ranged from ‘solid’ to ‘unsettling’ Between health-related closures, dwindling audiences, casting challenges and at least one big change...
No single actor plays Guthrie. Instead, three performers provide the voice of the folk poet at various stages in his life. Photo by Ray Mabry FOLK POETS Tika Moon, Molly Larsen-Shine and Matthew Witthaus.
Dec 28, 2022

Top Torn Tix: The Best of Local Stages in 2022

Part One: Looking Back on a Year of Musicals and Comedies Live theater continued its steady march to some semblance...
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