Sep 26, 2023

Tradition: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at 6th Street

I have a soft spot for Fiddler on the Roof. The 1971 film adaptation was the first movie musical I saw, and I made...
Sep 12, 2023

‘The Addams Family’ in Napa

Macabre Musical The Addams Family first appeared on the scene in 1938 in a series of single panel comics drawn by cartoonist Charles Addams and...
Left Edge - Photo by Dana Hunt
Sep 5, 2023

Mother’s Day: ‘Mary Jane’ at Left Edge in Santa Rosa

The proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” takes on added meaning for those rearing a child with special needs or chronic...
Spreckels - Photo by Jeff Thomas
Aug 29, 2023

Rolling ‘Stones’: Irish comedy satisfies at Spreckels

What happens when Hollywood comes to town is a well-worn plot device best exemplified by the classic “Mayberry Goes Hollywood” episode of The Andy...
Aug 8, 2023

Big Easy ‘Errors’: Shakespeare set in N’awlins

North Bay fans of Shakespeare “under the sun” have at least four options this summer, including two—count ’em—two different productions of Twelfth Night going...
Aug 1, 2023

Transcendence takes it off for ‘The Full Monty’

Buffalo, New York, is the setting for Terrance McNally’s 2000 adaptation—with music and lyrics by David Yazbeck—of the 1997 British film The Full Monty....
Jul 25, 2023

No Dice: Sonoma’s ‘Guys and Dolls’ Misses the Mark

The name Damon Runyon probably means little to most today. But in the early-to-mid 20th century he was a celebrated journalist, sports columnist and...
Jul 5, 2023

Living Color: Early Webber classic in Healdsburg

If Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has the feeling of a school show done large, it should come as no surprise that it...