Review: “Sweeney Todd” in Napa

Within the last year we’ve lost Angela Lansbury and Stephen Sondheim and each passing brought to mind their most successful collaboration – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The original Broadway production nabbed eight of the nine Tonys for which it was nominated and has become a Halloween-season staple of community theatres. After…

Review: “The Music Man” in Rohnert Park

American musical theatre doesn’t get any more old-fashioned than it does with The Music Man. Broadway is currently hosting a revival of Meredith Willson’s melodic tale of con man Harold Hill and Marian the Librarian but North Bay audiences looking to travel back to turn-of-the-century River City, Iowa need only head to Rohnert Park. The…

KSRO Interview – “The Music Man”

We did a special “Theatre Thursday”segment on the Friday, September 15 broadcast of The Drive with Steve Jaxon & Harry Duke on KSRO with Michael Ross, director of the Spreckels Theatre Company production of The Music Man. Click below to listen: ********** Click the graphic below for more information:

KSRO Interview – “Cabaret”

My guests on the September 15 “Theatre Thursday” segment of The Drive with Steve Jaxon & Harry Duke on KSRO were Erin Solorio and Michael Strelo-Smith for a conversation about the 6th Street Playhouse production of Cabaret. Click below to listen: ********** Click the graphic below for more info:

Review: “Fun Home” in Santa Rosa

The California Theatre, the North Bay’s newest entertainment venue, hosts Left Edge Theatre’s season-opening production of Fun Home. The musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name took home five Tonys, including Best Musical, for its 2015 Broadway run. The show is scheduled to run through September 18. Bechdel’s original work,…

KSRO Interview – “Ain’t Misbehavin'”

My guests on the September 1 “Theatre Thursday” segment on The Drive with Steve Jaxon & Harry Duke on KSRO were Aja Gianola-Norris and Selena Elize from the upcoming Sonoma Arts Live production of Ain’t Misbehavin’. Contrary to what I say at the opening of the interview, the show opens on September 9. Click below…

KSRO Interview – “Fun Home” at The California

My guests on the August 25 Theatre Thursday segment on The Drive with Steve Jaxon on KSRO were Left Edge Theatre’s Argo Thompson and Emily Jansen-Adan from their season-opening production of Fun Home, which will also be the inaugural production at The California, downtown Santa Rosa’s newest entertainment venue. Click below to listen: ********** Click…