Aug 10, 2022

Dreamgirl Comes to Sonoma Community Center

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced the theater community to be even more creative than usual to survive, a struggle for many companies even in the best of times.  As theaters dealt with dwindling audiences, theater artists dealt with dwindling opportunities.  Theaters have postponed or canceled performances or worse, shut their...
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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.
Jul 6, 2022

Glory Bound: Woody Guthrie musical to play Plaza

The Raven Players bring live outdoor entertainment to Healdsburg’s Downtown Plaza with their production of Woody Guthrie’s American Song:...
Photo by Rob Martel DANCE Simon Pearl makes moves with the ensemble.
Jun 29, 2022

Fancy Footwork – Transcendence returns

By Beulah F. Vega  Transcendence Theatre Company opens their 2022 season with Let’s Dance! Conceived by Luis Salgado, Matt Smart...
Jun 22, 2022

Workplace Woes

‘9 to 5, the Musical’ clocks in at 6th Street By Harry Duke  It’s been over 40 years since Dolly Parton...
Lauren Heney CAT PEOPLE John Browning and Ilana Niernberger play a couple divided by a cat with murder on his mind in a local production of Jen Silverman’s ‘Wink.’
Jun 15, 2022

Here, Kitty, Kitty! – ‘Wink’ slinks on stage at Main Stage West

By Harry Duke  Feline conspiracy theorists who believe that cats are plotting to take over the world might count playwright...
Photo by Eric Chazankin CHOREOGRAPHED Actors Mike Pavone, Serena Elize Flores and Abbey Lee (left to right) appear in a local production of Clare Barron’s play about a preteen competitive dance troupe.
Jun 8, 2022

Let’s Dance! – ‘Dance Nation’ invades Left Edge

By Beulah F. Vega Santa Rosa’s Left Edge Theatre closes out their 2021/2022 season with Clare Barron’s Dance Nation. Barron’s...
Photo by Jere Torkelsen SEQUEL Jannely Calmell and Alison Peltz in 'A Doll's House, Part 2.'
Jun 1, 2022

Ibsen Sequel

‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ By Harry Duke Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House premiered in 1879 to great controversy....
May 18, 2022

Faithful Friends: Gunderson’s ‘Book’ opens in Healdsburg

William Shakespeare never had a play actually published in his lifetime. They existed, often in pieces, in hand-scrawled scripts...
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