KSRO Interview – James Newman on SRT

My guest on the second of two “Theatre Thursday” segments on the January 26 broadcast of The Drive with Steve Jaxon & Harry Duke on KSRO was James Newman, the Artistic Director for the last 16 years of the Santa Rosa Junior College’s nationally-known Summer Repertory Theatre program, to discuss the recent announcement of the…

Review: “Cesar Died Today” in Cloverdale

Mounting a production of a little-known play in these pandemic and inflationary-influenced times is something of a risk for most theater companies. Audiences have yet to return in full-force to live theatre, so a significant leap of faith is required to produce material that has little to no track record. Healdsburg’s Raven Players and the…

KSRO interview – “Cesar Died Today”

My guests on a special January 18 “Theatre Wednesday” segment on the The Drive with Steve Jaxon & Harry Duke on KSRO were playwright Gabriel Fraire and cast member Sky Hernandez from the Raven Players/Cloverdale Performing Arts Center co-production of Cesar Died Today. Click below to listen: ********** Click the graphic below for more info:

Review: “Daddy Long Legs” in Petaluma

North Bay theatre in the New Year kicks off with Cinnabar Theater’s production of the two-hander Daddy Long Legs. Former Cinnabar Artistic Director Elly Lichenstein returns to direct John Caird and Paul Gordon’s musical adaptation of the popular novel by Jean Webster that was first published in 1912. The production runs in Petaluma through Jan.…

Top Torn Tix of 2022 – Part II

Between health-related closures, dwindling audiences, casting challenges, and a couple of big changes in company leadership, there was almost as much drama off-stage as on in the North Bay theatre community in the past year. There was an assumption by some that pandemic-weary audiences (and theatre companies) would seek relief in comedies and small-scale musicals…