Sonoma Arts Live has announced their 2018 – 2019 season under the heading “A Toast to the Classics”. Their six-show season will consist of three musicals, two comedies, and a one-woman show. Here’s what’s will be playing on the Rotary Stage of Andrews Hall in the Sonoma Community Center in the coming year:
Hello, Dolly! – The Jerry Herman musical will run October 5 – 21 and reunites Daniela Innocenti Beem and Tim Setzer from last season’s Gypsy under the stage direction of Michael Ross and musical direction of Tina Lloyd Meals.
Anne of Green Gables – There are several different musical versions of the classic children’s novel. This version, to be directed by Libby Oberlin, is from the same folks who wrote Tenderley: The Rosemary Clooney Musical. It will be SAL’s holiday presentation and is scheduled to run November 29 – December 9.
Arsenic and Old Lace – This classic comedy of two ‘little old ladies’, some wine, and a basement full of bodies will run January 25 – February 10, 2019 and is to be directed by Michael Ross.
Born Yesterday – Melissa Claire will play Billie Dawn in this Carl Jordan-directed production of the popular Garson Kanin comedy scheduled to run April 26 – May 12, 2019.
The Belle of Amherst – Jennifer King will play Emily Dickenson in this one-woman show directed by Sharon Winagar with a run date yet to be determined.
My Fair Lady – Sonoma Arts Live will close out their season with this somewhat-controversial-these-days Lerner and Loewe classic. It’s scheduled to run July 12 – 28, 2019 and will be directed by the ubiquitous Michael Ross.
Individual tickets and season passes will be available starting July 1.
Sonoma Arts Live will be holding a general audition on Sunday, June 24 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm to fill numerous roles in all productions with the exceptions of Hello, Dolly! and The Belle of Amherst.
For more information on the auditions, go to www.sonomaartslive.org/auditions