Review: “Disney’s The Little Mermaid”

What’s a community theatre to do when it wants to put on a large-scale family musical in the age of COVID? Well, if you’re Napa’s Lucky Penny Productions, you hire Scottie Woodard to direct the show and follow his lead in assembling a really creative design team and cast. Their production of Disney’s The Little…

Napa’s Lucky Penny Productions Announces 2021/22 Season

Napa’s Lucky Penny Productions has announced their 2021/2022 season. Their seven-show season opens on September 10, 2021 and concludes on June 12, 2022. The season is music heavy with two Broadway musicals, one television musical adaptation, a “jukebox”‘ musical, and one play with music. An original short-play festival and a single “straight” play fill out…

One Zoomular Sensation

Napa Valley College Performing Arts ventures where few other North Bay theatres are willing to go with their one-night-only virtual production of the classic Broadway musical A Chorus Line. The Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning concept musical captures the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition by exploring the inner lives and bittersweet ambitions of…

The dead rise in Napa!

Ok, North Bay horror fans. Here ya go. Napa Valley College Theater Arts will present a live stream virtual performance of Night of the Living Dead: The Rising, a co-production of NVC Theater Arts and The Streaming Theatre on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 7 p.m. Set in a rural town amidst global civil unrest,…

They’re coming to get you, Napa

Zombies soon to be seen in Wine Country No, I’m not referring to the usual plethora of out-of-town tourists after all-day tastings. Napa Valley College Performing Arts has announced auditions for their fall production of Night of the Living Dead. The community is invited to submit video auditions for their upcoming live stream performance of…

North Bay theatre artists to participate in “Globetrotting” Shakespeare production

Shakespeare artists from around the world – including the North Bay – will come together digitally to present a live stream performance of The Tempest courtesy the newly launched Globetrotting Shakespeare company. Journeying to Prospero’s digital island are theatre makers and artists representing Shakespeare by the Sea, Prague Shakespeare Company, Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the…

Review: “Five Course Love” in Napa

There’s irony to be found in the fact that a guy with the surname “Coffin” wrote one of the liveliest theatrical productions I’ve attended in a while. Five Course Love by playwright/composer Greg Coffin is the show and it runs through March 1 at the Lucky Penny Community Arts Center in Napa. The show consists…

Review: “Matilda the Musical” in Napa

Author Roald Dahl’s children’s stories usually feature an exceptional child living in an unexceptional world of abusive adults and oppressive institutions. Whether it’s James traveling in a giant peach or Charlie touring a chocolate factory, the young protagonists usually triumph with the help of a loving grown-up. That formula is at work again in Matilda…