Sonoma State University Stages a Contemporary Spin on “Hamlet”

  Hamlet’s world has been utterly destroyed: his father is dead, his throne is usurped, his mother remarries, his girlfriend abandons him and there are spies everywhere. Then Hamlet is told to kill the king.  What’s a young person to do? Sonoma State University Dept. of Theatre Arts & Dance presents this main stage production(…)

Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” Staged at SSU

  Classic fairy tale stories and characters merge in Stephen Sondheim’s 1987 award-winning musical “Into the Woods,” a modern version of what happens after “they all lived happily ever after.” Characters from “Cinderella,” “Rapunzel,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “The Baker and his Wife” and “Little Red Riding Hood” are featured in this fractured musical fairy(…)

Seven Amazing Performances Coming Soon to Sonoma County

You haven’t even made it through Thanksgiving and Christmas yet, so you’re probably not making plans for next year just now. But tickets are on sale for some promising shows during 2016 at both Green Music Center in Rohnert Park and Wells Fargo Center in Santa Rosa. If you want the best seats, it’s not(…)

Spreckels Theatre Company 2015 to 2016 Season

  Spreckels Theatre Company has announced its main stage and studio theater productions for its 2015 to 2016 season including an encore presentation of “Mary Poppins” and award-winning musicals “The Light in the Piazza” and “Kismet” Located in Rohnert Park, Spreckels Theatre Company is a semi-professional resident theater company which has garnered critical and audience(…)

Shakespeare in the Park!

Pegasus Theater Company is pleased to present William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as the inaugural performance at the newly-opened Riverkeeper Stewardship Park in downtown Guerneville. Yes, it’s in iambic pentameter (incidentally, so is your heartbeat). It also uses archaic language and everybody knows that there may be jokes that only an English teacher could(…)

“Mother Jones in Heaven” Opens at Main Stage West in Sebastopol

The indomitable Mary Gannon Graham meets the invincible Mother Jones in this new one-woman musical by the legendary singer/songwriter and activist, Si Kahn. Many people know the name Mother Jones, but most have no idea of the impact and power of her life story. THE STORY: Mother Jones wakes up in heaven, which to her(…)

“Yesterday Again” Opens at Sixth Street Playhouse

  Yesterday Again follows the stories of Eric Baxter and Bella Kadie in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood—simultaneously. The play explores how people change, the stories that thread throughout our lives, and the ripple effects of trauma. Poetic in its form and honest in its portrayals, this original theatre piece promises a new way of storytelling;(…)

“Youth in Revolt: The Adventures of Nick Twisp” Opens at The Raven in Windsor

  The hilarious, take-no-prisoners play about a cynical, sex-obsessed teenager’s pining love for an intelligent girl- Released in 2009 as a major motion picture from Dimension Films starring Michael Cera, Steve Buscemi, Zach Galifianakis, Jean Smart, Ray Liotta, Fred Willard, Mary Kay Place, Portia Doubleday and Justin Long- is about six months in the life(…)