Most North Bay theatre performances canceled or postponed

Announcements of the cancellation or postponement of North Bay theatrical productions continue to be made.

The Santa Rosa Junior College production of The Cripple of Inishmaan has had its run cut short.

SRJC Theatre Arts & Fashion Department Chair Leslie McCauley made the following announcement via email:

“We regret to inform you that this weekend’s final performances of The Cripple of Inishmaan have been cancelled. We will decide within the next 24 hours if we are able to reschedule performances. If so, we will honor exchanges of your tickets for these added performances. Please check our website for updates.”

Patrons are being offered the following three refund options:

  • An even exchange for tickets to their production of The Wedding Singer (April 17  -May 3, 2020)
  • A refund for ticket cost: A check refund will be issued and refunds take 30 days to process. 
  • Donating the cost of the ticket to the Theatre Arts program and students.

The SRJC Box Office is open today, March 12, and Friday March 13 but then closed for spring break, reopening March 25 at 12PM during regular business hours 12-4PM.

“We are greatly disappointed at this closure,” says McCauley, “particularly since our new theatre just opened after a two and half year remodel. We hope that you will join us for The Wedding Singer opening April 17 in the new Burbank Auditorium!”

For updates on the JC’s plans, please visit their website at theatrearts.santarosa.edu

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Sebastopol’s Main Stage West has announced a delay in their opening of Accidental Death of an Anarchist, originally scheduled for Friday, March 20. The opening is now scheduled for March 27.

Their statement:

“Yesterday evening, the Sonoma County Health Officer released a statement in which they advised “cancelling or postponing non-essential indoor gatherings of 50 people or more for older adults over the age of 60, and those with chronic medical conditions.” This advisement is in effect through March 25th, and, while we will always maintain that theater is a matter of great importance, we also acknowledge the wisdom of caution in this case. As such, the opening of Accidental Death of an Anarchist will be postponed from March 20th to March 27th.

At this point, the information regarding this virus and the responses from federal, state, and local governments are developing rapidly. Large theaters and stadiums are already choosing to shut for extended periods of time. The next 72 hours will determine how we move forward with the remaining productions in our season. For those patrons and subscribers that have already purchased tickets, we are developing our own plan to honor all requests for exchange and refund. We will send out more information on Monday the 16th, or sooner, as the situation warrants. Most of all, please stay safe and take care of your families. We will see you back at the theater as soon as possible!”

Main Stage West

For updates on their production, got to mainstagewest.com

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Napa’s Lucky Penny Productions has postponed their production of Sweeney Todd to a still-undetermined date in May or June.

From their statement:

“As you may know, there have been many advisories regarding the COVID-19 virus. As of last night, the Governor issued a recommendation that small theatre companies like ours, among other organizations who draw crowds, suspend their activities until the end of March. 

With your health in mind as loyal patrons, volunteers, and artists, we are compelled to follow this recommendation, and therefore will be postponing the upcoming production of “Sweeney Todd.” The production was scheduled to open next Friday March 20th and we are moving it to a slot this May-June.

If you have a ticket to an upcoming performance of “Sweeney Todd” we will transfer it to the corresponding date for the run in June and will be contacting you individually. If you cannot attend the show at that time of year, we will be happy to give you a credit for any future Lucky Penny Production. It is going to take us sometime to go through all of the reticketing that needs to take place, so we ask for your patience and understanding. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have at info@luckypennynapa.com.

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Napa Valley College has announced the postponement of their production of The Addams Family Musical, originally scheduled to open March 13.

Their statement:

“As you may know, there have been many recommendations regarding the COVID-19 virus. Last night, state public health experts recommended that gatherings with 250 people or more should be rescheduled or canceled.

In the interest of the safety of our students, faculty, staff and patrons, we have decided to postpone The Addams Family Musical, with the hopes of offering it in April.

Customers who purchased tickets will receive a full refund.

If you would like to make a donation to the Theater Arts fund, please visit performingartsnapavalley.org/support.

Thank you for continued support of the performing arts at Napa Valley College.

For questions, please email PacEvents@napavalley.edu.

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Sonoma Arts Live has canceled the extended performances of Daddy Long Legs.

From their statement:

“It is with a very heavy heart that we bring you news that we must cancel our final performances of Daddy Long Legs

As a statement was issued by the Sonoma County Health Department advising that gatherings of 50 or more be postponed or cancelled due to the threat of the COVID-19 virus, Sonoma Arts Live must regretfully cancel the added three performances of Daddy Long Legs scheduled for this weekend, March 13,14,15.

While Sonoma Arts Live is not able to offer refunds, we are happy to offer you the opportunity to use your ticket for Daddy Long Legs to an upcoming show of The TaffetasLaughter on the 23rd Floor or Sunset Boulevard (with exchange fees waived). If you are unable to attend any of these shows, we will be happy to provide a donation receipt for your tax purposes. Reach out to boxoffice@sonomaartslive.org  to arrange for either.   Call Box Office at 707-939-0918 M – F 9:00am – 5:00pm

Thank you for your continued support through this stressful time. Please stay healthy and let’s spread positivity and hope. 

The shows WILL go on… soon!”

Sonoma Arts Live

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Left Edge Theatre has canceled their run of The Flick.

Their statement:

Due to increasing concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and Governor Gavin Newsom’s recommendation to postpone large events, Left Edge Theatre has canceled all remaining performances of THE FLICK, including the one this evening, March 12.

The guidance to cancel large events takes us through the end March, and we hope that we will be able to share performances beyond then with our audiences. We are allowing ticket holders to exchange to a future performance. Please consider turning your ticket into a donation. As a nonprofit arts organization, Left Edge relies heavily on the support of donors, subscribers, and single-ticket buyers. This support is crucial to the organization’s existence, and Left Edge and other arts organizations could see significant losses due to the impact of COVID-19.

We anticipate that our patrons may have questions. Feel free to contact us or visit our website for more information.

The health and safety of you, our valued patrons, and our employees and artists is of utmost importance. Take care of yourselves. And thank you for your support and patience as we navigate this unprecedented and ever-changing situation. Know that we will be back in touch soon.

Sincerely,

Argo Thompson, Artistic Director

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Marin Theatre Company has announced to cancellation of all remaining performances of Love.

Marin Theatre Company (MTC) announces today that based on recommendations from the State of California and Marin County Health & Human Services to postpone or cancel large capacity indoor events, as well as the rising health concerns surrounding the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)—it will cancel all upcoming performances of Kate Cortesi’s Love and Lauren Gunderson’s Natural Shocks

Kate Cortesi’s Love, which opened on Tuesday, March 10th, was scheduled to run through Sunday, March 29th. All performances are cancelled.

Lauren Gunderson was scheduled to perform her one-woman play, Natural Shocks, on Monday, March 16th as part of the Bay Area Women’s Theatre Festival. Monday night’s reading is cancelled.

MTC is currently working to provide an online, recorded video option for current ticket holders to both Love and Natural Shocks, allowing patrons to engage with these vital pieces of theatre from the comfort of their homes, without risk to their health. MTC will be following up with patrons in the next week with more information.

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The Ross Valley Players have canceled this weekend’s performances of The Glass Menagerie.

“Due to safety and health precautions, this weekend’s performances of The Glass Menagerie – March 12 -15 – have been canceled. Ross Valley Players will monitor the situation and advise about future performances.

Thank you for your continued support!”

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Santa Rosa’s 6th Street Playhouse has suspended its run of Sweeney Todd through March 25.

“All the world’s a stage…filled with drama, comedy, tragedy…and our world is experiencing it all right now.

The safety and health of our patrons, staff, volunteers, artists, and the general public is the top priority for 6th Street Playhouse.

As Governor Newsom has outlined new rules for the health of our fellow citizens, it is with much sadness that we announce that we will postpone all programming immediately through March 25, at which time we will re-evaluate how we move forward to bring world-class theater to Santa Rosa and Sonoma County.
We hope to be able to continue our run of Sweeney Todd, perform Space Pirates and resume classes in the coming weeks. Our Box Office will be in touch with you to help with exchanges or tax-deductible donations of tickets and registration fees.We appreciate your generosity and consideration throughout this process.”The Board and Staff at 6th Street Playhouse

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Santa Rosa’s Roustabout Theater has postponed the opening of Mary Page Marlowe to March 20.

“In order to provide the best care for our cast and patrons, Roustabout Theater has decided to postpone the opening of “Mary Page Marlowe” until March 20. Please contact the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts for ticket exchanges and info at 707-546-3600.”

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The Novato Theater Company has suspended further performances of Tommy.

“It is with a heavy heart, but with our responsibility to our community in mind, that we announce that, due to the public health crisis, we are suspending performances of ‘TOMMY’, effective immediately, Friday, March 13.

We are also suspending our Marin Actors’ Workshop classes, starting tomorrow.

We will reassess the situation on Monday, March 30, with a view to hopefully being able to re-open ‘TOMMY’ for its scheduled final weekend, but the situation is changing rapidly, and will undoubtedly get worse before it gets better, so we cannot make any promises at this time.

We realize that this means that most, and perhaps all, of you who have reservations will not get the see the show, and we ask you to please bear with us while we make arrangements for handling ticket-related matters. Sales are already suspended, and we will be in touch again soon once we have a policy in place.”

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The Cloverdale Performing Arts Center has announced its closure and the suspension of its run of Talley’s Folly.

“Based on continued daily, confusion, misinformation, and the pending declaration of national emergency, it has become evident that the only reasonable and safe step would be to announce the closure of Cloverdale Performing Arts Center until April 10, 2020.

We are grateful for the continued support of our community and the hard work of our actors and stage personnel. This is a regrettable situation and no one is happy about the closure.

We will keep you updated on the re-opening, and re-scheduling of performances.

We hope you will consider donating the purchase of your ticket back to the theater. However, if you seek a refund, please contact us via our website.”

The Board of Directors of Cloverdale Performing Arts Center

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The Spreckels Performing Arts Center has announced the cancellation of their upcoming production of Galatea and their general auditions.

From Artistic Director Sheri Lee Miller:

“The health and safety of the local theatre community is our first priority here at Spreckels Performing Arts Center. After much consideration, Spreckels Theatre Company has made the difficult decision of canceling the upcoming General Auditions for the 2020/21 season until further notice, Due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

When we re-schedule the auditions, we will post the dates and times on Facebook and on our website.”

and

“In an effort to do our part in helping prevent the spread of the Corona Virus, Spreckels has cancelled our production of Galatea, which was scheduled to open Friday, March 20. We want to take this opportunity to thank, from the bottom of our hearts, the wonderful artists that have given whole-souled of their time and talent for this project…

Hopefully we will be able to revisit it at a later date.”

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This article will be regularly updated with any further cancellations or postponements.

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