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Sonoma County

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Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken – 6th Street Playhouse – A delectably unusual story of Seymour, a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop. One day he happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names after his crush, Audrey. Little does he know this peculiar plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth and an unquenchable thirst for human blood. As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of human blood.  Just when it’s too late, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s extra-terrestrial origins and his true drive for world-domination.

with Noah Sternhill, Gillian Eichenberger, Dan Schwager, Robert Nelson, Aja Gianola-Norris, Serena Elize Flores, Chiyako Nelson, Sam Minnifield, Keene Hudson

Directed by Aja Gianola-Norris

Santa Rosa * January 26 – February 19

Tickets $28 – $48

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Sidekicked by Kim Powers – Sonoma Arts Live – It wasn’t all sugar and spice on the set of I Love Lucy. Sidekicked begins on the last night of filming The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, March 1960. Vivian Vance is in her dressing room, baring her soul to her therapist as she prepares to transform into the most famous sidekick of all time, Ethel Mertz, for one last show.

with Libby Oberlin

Directed by Michael Ross

Sonoma * February 3 – February 19

Tickets $25 – $42

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Open by Crystal Skillman – Main Stage West – Open is a magic show that takes place in the main character’s mind. The audience has been summoned to play a critical role, but why? The Magician presents a myriad of tricks for our entertainment, while attempting the impossible. Is our faith in her illusions enough to rewrite the past? The clock is ticking, the show must go on, and we mustn’t look away.

with Taylor Diffenderfer

Directed by Lauren Heney

Sebastopol * February 3 – February 26

Tickets $20 – $32

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The Children by Lucy Kirkwood – Left Edge Theatre – Robin and Hazel, a long-married couple, have retired to a farm by the sea. Their life is self-sufficient and apparently tranquil, until the arrival of an unwelcome figure from the past forces them to contemplate the  world beyond their front door. This disturbing, compelling drama, set in the wake of a disaster at the nearby nuclear power plant, considers the personal responsibility of past and present generations for actions that will have profound consequences for our children.

Cast list not available.

Directed by Sandra Ish

Santa Rosa * February 8 – February 19

Tickets $22 – $40

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A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler – Spreckels Theatre Company – A Little Night Music is full of hilariously witty and heartbreakingly moving moments of adoration, regret and desire. This dramatic musical celebration of love contains one of Sondheims’s most popular songs, the haunting “Send in the Clowns.”

Directed by Sheri Lee Miller

with Eileen Morris, Daniela Innocenti Beem, Molly Belle Hart, Brenna Sammon, Sam J. Gleason, Larry Williams, Taylor Bartolucci, Michael Coury Murdock, Kaela Mariano, Skyler King, Sean O’Brien, Michael Arbitter, Brandy Noveh, Stacy Rutz, Ariana Arbitter, Chase Thompson, Savannah Steffen

Rohnert Park * February 10 – February 26

Tickets $12 – $36

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Marin County

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Reservations by Joe Barison – Ross Valley Players – A New York City hotel has mistakenly reserved the same room for two complete strangers – a man and a woman. With no vacancies at the hotel or apparently anywhere else in town, the two travelers agree to share the room for the night. As the two guests get to know each other, they learn that each is living the life that the other dreams of. Just as they start to connect in important ways, people in their lives unexpectedly arrive. Mix in the hotel’s young bellhop who’s doing her film school documentary, an art patron who will go to any length to buy a painting, and a hotel manager who wants to get through just one week without a crisis, and it gets hard to keep track of who’s checking in and who’s checking out.

Cast list not available.

Dircted by Michael R. Cohen

Ross * January 27 – February 12

Tickets $15 – $25

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JUSTICE: A New Musical by Lauren Gunderson, Bree Lowdermilk, Kait Kerrigan – Marin Theatre Company – JUSTICE explores the first women on the U.S. Supreme Court Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor at the height of their power. Following the fraught confirmation process of Justice Sotomayor, we uncover the true sisterhood of these three iconic Americans as they inspire, challenge, and usher in the next generation of changemakers and trailblazers in American jurisprudence, while fighting private battles of their own. They confront and comfort each other about equal justice under the law, legal strategy, civic responsibility, as well as husbands, motherhood, kids, dreams, and sorrows, all while setting a new course for our country and the world.

with Lynda DiVito, Stephanie Prentice, Karen Murphy

Directed by Ashley Rodbro

Ross * February 16 – March 12

Tickets $25.50 – $43.50

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Napa County

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Disney’s Descendants: The Musical – Lucky Penny Productions – It is present-day, and in the kingdom of Auradon, all of Disney’s beloved heroes and royalty are living happily ever after, safe from the terrifying villains and troublesome sidekicks they have banished to the magic-free Isle of the Lost. That is until Ben, the benevolent teenage son of Belle and King Adam (The Beast), offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of the evilest villains. Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos – the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, and Jafar – are welcomed to Auradon Prep to attend school with the children of their parents’ sworn enemies. The four Villain Kids have a difficult choice: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?

with Emma Sutherland, Pilar Gonzales, Alex Corey, No’Eau Kahale, Sam Schneider, Atticus Fisher, Sheccid Donatt, Trey Reeves, Harper Hughes, Andrea Dennison-Laufer, Matt Davis, Becky Davis, Staci Arriaga, Leslie Sexton, Scott Slagle, Jeff Bristow

Directed by Kirstin Pieschke

Napa * January 27 – February 12

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Tickets $20 – $43

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