Review: “The Music Man” in Rohnert Park

American musical theatre doesn’t get any more old-fashioned than it does with The Music Man. Broadway is currently hosting a revival of Meredith Willson’s melodic tale of con man Harold Hill and Marian the Librarian but North Bay audiences looking to travel back to turn-of-the-century River City, Iowa need only head to Rohnert Park. The…

KSRO Interview – “The Music Man”

We did a special “Theatre Thursday”segment on the Friday, September 15 broadcast of The Drive with Steve Jaxon & Harry Duke on KSRO with Michael Ross, director of the Spreckels Theatre Company production of The Music Man. Click below to listen: ********** Click the graphic below for more information:

KSRO Interview – “Cabaret”

My guests on the September 15 “Theatre Thursday” segment of The Drive with Steve Jaxon & Harry Duke on KSRO were Erin Solorio and Michael Strelo-Smith for a conversation about the 6th Street Playhouse production of Cabaret. Click below to listen: ********** Click the graphic below for more info:

Review: “The Realistic Joneses” in San Anselmo

Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses is a difficult play to categorize. Is it a drama or a comedy? Realistic or surrealistic? Life-affirming or death-obsessed?  The answer to all these questions is “yes”. You can decide for yourself by attending the Jolee & Too Soon Old production that’s running at the Playhouse in San Anselmo through…

Review: “Fun Home” in Santa Rosa

The California Theatre, the North Bay’s newest entertainment venue, hosts Left Edge Theatre’s season-opening production of Fun Home. The musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name took home five Tonys, including Best Musical, for its 2015 Broadway run. The show is scheduled to run through September 18. Bechdel’s original work,…

KSRO Interview – “Ain’t Misbehavin'”

My guests on the September 1 “Theatre Thursday” segment on The Drive with Steve Jaxon & Harry Duke on KSRO were Aja Gianola-Norris and Selena Elize from the upcoming Sonoma Arts Live production of Ain’t Misbehavin’. Contrary to what I say at the opening of the interview, the show opens on September 9. Click below…