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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 made her film debut in...
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 Jen Silverman as an ally...
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. His look at the limitations...
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 and in the memories of...
Photo by Jeff Thomas MIRACLE CHILD Anja Kao Nielsen stars as one of the Matildas.
May 11, 2022

Kids in Revolt – Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda’ in Rohnert Park

After a two-year pandemic-induced delay, Matilda the Musical finally hits the stage at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park. The musical adaptation...
Photo by Miller Oberlin BORSCHT BELTERS The cast of ‘Saturday Night at Grossinger’s,’ now playing at Sonoma Community Center.
May 4, 2022

Mrs. Saturday Night: Catskills come to Sonoma

The Borscht Belt comes to wine country with the Sonoma Arts Live presentation of Saturday Night at Grossinger’s. This musical by Stephen Cole (Merman’s...
Apr 27, 2022

‘Wedding’ Jitters

Sandler movie becomes a musical To some in the theatre world, the sourcing of an Adam Sandler movie as the basis for a musical was...
Apr 19, 2022

Maternal strife staged at Cinnabar

Playwriting is often a form of artistic exorcism. Many a play has been written to bring a form of closure to unresolved conflicts, strained...