Review: “The God of Hell”

With the lifting of most restrictions on in-door gatherings, the curtain continues to slowly rise on live, in-person theatre in the North Bay. Many companies have made their season announcements and plan to re-open their houses to audiences with productions that will be opening from mid-August to early September. The Cloverdale Performing Arts Center gets…

Stream-a-palooza

So I’ve spent the last week trying to emulate all the cool kids by binge-watching a bunch of series I’ve been reading about but haven’t had the chance to stream. Here’s my short take on them all: Special – Netflix Give credit to creator/writer/star Ryan O’Connell for developing this series which is an autobiographically-based take…

Review – “Slow Food”

It’s been fifteen months since local audiences could set foot inside a theatre. Pandemic-necessitated closures and restrictions have limited performing arts organizations to streaming their shows to remain active and connected to their patrons. Try as they might, though, that “style” of production is simply not a replacement for live, in-person theatre.    With the availability…

Review: “Eat the Runt”

A well-crafted theatre review should contain a hint of plot, introductions to the characters, and evaluations of the performances, direction, and stagecraft. This is all to give a potential audience member some idea what they can expect to experience should they spend some of their hard-earned money on a ticket with the caveat that each…

KSRO Interview – “She Kills Monsters”

My guests on the Thursday, March 4 theatre segment* on KSRO’s The Drive with Steve Jaxon were director Leslie McCauley, performer Claire Grodrian, and designer Kris Hakim from the Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Arts streaming production of She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realm. * The audio file for this segment is incomplete. The file will…