6th Street Playhouse celebrates 50 years of presenting quality plays and musicals. The nonprofit theatre company is a staple of the community having something for everyone. 6th Street Playhouse has a robust Education Department featuring Classes, Camps and Performances for young people. Aja Gianola-Norris, first joined the Playhouse as the Director of Hair and recently, she become the Director of Education & Community Engagement. This Summer the Education Department presents Annie Jr. and Legally Blonde Jr. featuring the enthusiastic young actors as they have the opportunity to take their performance skills to the stage.
6th Street Playhouse’s Managing Director, Anne Clark states, “I am so thrilled to welcome Aja Gianola-Norris to our team at 6th Street Playhouse as the new Director of Education & Community Engagement. Her quiet strength, kindness, intelligence and joy for theater make her the perfect fit for this role and what she contributes will be a gift for our students and the community. Her connections to the theater community in Sonoma County run deep and her passion for theater education is inspiring! We are very lucky to have her.”
The inaugural Concert Series features Shana Morrison & Caledonia on Saturday, July 30th. Shana Morrison is the daughter of Music Legend, Van Morrison. She is a talented singer with a great band. Also, on July 30th, Moondance, an after party with 3 DJ’s round out the evening for your dancing pleasure from 10:30pm to 1:30am. DJ Loisaida explains, “People love to dance to uplifting music and we are thrilled to offer the opportunity to showcase some great music from various genres.”
Every Brilliant Thing tackles a giant subject: What is it that Makes Life Worth Living?
This one-man show starring Craig A. Miller, the former Artistic Director of 6th Street Playhouse (2011-2018) deals with mental health issues in an uplifting way. It’s the story of a man who, at age seven, in order to cheer up his mom when she first tries to end her life begins compiling a list of the minutiae that make life worth living. Things like ‘ice cream’ and ‘water fights’ give way years later to ‘listening to Miles Davis’ and ‘falling in love.’ Eventually, the ever-growing list is as much for himas it was for his mom.
The production of Every Brilliant Thing from July 29-31, is a benefit for the Buy the Building fund for 6thStreet Playhouse.
The New Season has 10 great productions; including Pride and Prejudice, Cabaret, River Bride, Scrooge in Love, A Year with Frog and Toad, Little Shop of Horrors, Raisin in the Sun, Always…Patsy Cline, Smart People and Something Rotten! The 2022/2023 Season opens on August 11 with Pride and Prejudice; however, this is not the old-fashioned version but rather, an updated contemporary rendition written by Kate Hamill and based on the classic novel by Jane Austen. 6th Street Playhouse your go to place for top-notch entertainment.
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