2018 – 2019 North Bay Theatre Season Opens

September marks the opening of the new artistic season for many North Bay theatre companies. Here’s some of what they have in store for local audiences: Petaluma’s Cinnabar Theater (cinnabartheater.org) transforms itself into Berlin’s Kit Kat Club and bids you willkommen, bienvenue, and welcome to the classic Kander and Ebb musical Cabaret. Broadway veteran Michael…

Review: “The Comedy of Errors” in Santa Rosa

Like an Elizabethan game of whack-a-mole, as soon as North Bay theatre companies knock out one outdoor summer Shakespeare production, another one seems to pop up. Marin Shakespeare brought us Pericles at Dominican University’s Forest Meadows amphitheater, the Raven did A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Healdsburg’s Seghesio Winery, and Shakespeare in the Cannery did Shakespeare…

Review: “Mamma Mia!” on Mount Tamalpais

High atop Mt. Tamalpais, at about the 2,000 foot level,  sits the Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre where the “great outdoor theatre adventure” known as The Mountain Play has been produced for the past 105 years. Your all-day adventure includes a slow, winding ride up the mountain, a hike to the 4,000 seat amphitheatre and a trek…

With ‘Natural Shocks,’ Lauren Gunderson’s act of theatrical activism strikes a nationwide chord

By David Templeton On Friday, April 20, Marin Theatre Company (MTC) acknowledged the 19th anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting in Colorado, with a casual but keenly poignant reading of playwright Lauren Gunderson’s one-woman-play, Natural Shocks. On the same evening, all across the country, hundreds of schools, theaters and nonprofits gave simultaneous readings…