Preview: Sonoma & Napa Holiday Theatre

‘Tis the season for holiday-themed shows to take center stage at many North Bay theatres. Family-friendly musicals continue to be the go-to choices of a lot of companies, but there are a few offering a break to those who’ve grown weary of the Christmas music thrust upon them since late September. Lauren Gunderson and Margot…

Review: “She Loves Me” in Ross

It’s been almost 85 years since two of Marin’s oldest theatre companies joined forces to present a full theatrical production. Apparently, it worked so well that the Mountain Play and the Ross Valley Players have decided to do it again. Their co-production of She Loves Me, the 1963 musical adaptation of the 1937 Hungarian play…

Review: “Bluff” in San Rafael

Writers have been dressing up the “boy meets girl, boy loses girl” trope for centuries now from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to every Hallmark Channel movie. Playwright Jeffrey Sweet took his shot at it twenty years ago with Bluff, running now at The Belrose in San Rafael through November 16. Sweet, long connected with Chicago…