Planning to see a live theatre performance this weekend?
Not so fast.
Multiple theatre companies are reporting that they have been notified by PG&E that their venues may be in the area designated for a massive Public Safety Power Shutoff scheduled for early Saturday evening.
Also, nearby mandatory evacuation orders are leading companies to make performance decisions with the artists’ and audiences‘ safety in mind.
The Marin Musical Theatre Company, which has a production of The Rocky Horror Show running at the Playhouse in San Anselmo, has notified their ticket holders that they may want to exchange any Saturday or Sunday tickets for this evening’s 7:30 pm pre-show, 8:00 pm performance or one of their two Halloween shows.
Rohnert Park’s Spreckels Theatre Company has cancelled the closing weekend performances of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. They are offering to exchange Saturday and Sunday tickets for a future Spreckels production
Santa Rosa’s 6th Street Playhouse has cancelled all weekend performances after Saturday’s matinee of Wait Until Dark and will exchange tickets for future performances.
Left Edge Theatre Company has cancelled their weekend performances of Between Riverside and Crazy.
Napa’s Lucky Penny Productions (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) and Marin’s Novato Theater Company (Sweeney Todd) are all reporting that they are not in a PSPS effected area and plan to go on with all scheduled performances.
The Raven Performing Arts Theater – where Healdsburg’s Raven Players, who cancelled their Thursday evening performance of The Laramie Project but performed on Friday – is located in an area now under a mandatory evacuation order and has gone dark till further notice.
The Cloverdale Performing Arts Center’s “Big Reveal”/Season Announcement celebration is still scheduled for Saturday at 5:30 pm.
No public comments have been made by Sebastopol’s Main Stage West or Petaluma’s Cinnabar Theater.
Most companies plan to contact their ticket holders by email (when possible) if a performance is cancelled, but they are encouraging audience members to check the companies’ web sites and/or Facebook pages for the latest on a show’s status.
This post will be updated should we receive additional information.
*Post updated on 10/26/19 @ 1:55 pm