Why review theatre now?

What is the point of reviewing theatre? If you had asked me that question 90 days ago, my answer would be to provide potential audience members some information with which they could make informed decisions on which of the numerous North Bay productions they might choose to spend their discretionary income. If you had asked…

North Bay theatre artists to participate in “Globetrotting” Shakespeare production

Shakespeare artists from around the world – including the North Bay – will come together digitally to present a live stream performance of The Tempest courtesy the newly launched Globetrotting Shakespeare company. Journeying to Prospero’s digital island are theatre makers and artists representing Shakespeare by the Sea, Prague Shakespeare Company, Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the…

Performing Arts in the North Bay Today – 05/16/20

Four events taking place today (Saturday, May 16) in the North Bay (and viewable around the world!) 1. 4:30 p.m. Dirty Cello Dirty Cello performs love as part of Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol’s new “In The Meantime’ love concert series. It happens on the Hopmonk Tavern Facebook page. Watch the show, send Rebecca Roudman and company…

North Bay theatres take 16 awards at SFBATCC virtual Gala

Thwarted in their attempt to hold their annual Spring awards Gala by the Covid-19 pandemic, the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle took their Gala to cyberspace and held a virtual event in celebration of the excellent worked produced by Bay Area theatre artists in 2019. The event was sponsored by Actors’ Equity Association.…

Looking for theatre this weekend? There actually is some.

Pushing back against the tide of cancellation of most North Bay theatre, a handful of companies have opted to move forward with their productions.   Despite cancelling classes for the rest of the winter term, the curtain will apparently still go up on the College of Marin‘s well-received production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Closing weekend…

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…

Season Announcement Parties in the North Bay

It used to be that when a theater company announced its next season of shows, they did so in a mailer. Sent through the actual, you know, mail. But that was long ago. Eventually, thanks to technological innovations, such announcements went on to be made via the internet, through website updates, email campaigns, and then,…