Two North Bay Shows to Resume Performances

With the power back on in most of the North Bay, two theatre companies who had to cancel performances have announced that they’re back on, too. The Santa Rosa Junior College production of The Good Doctor will re-open with their scheduled Saturday and two Sunday performances at the Newman Auditorium location. Click HERE for more information…

The “Doctor” is OUT, “Merman’s” No Business

The SRJC Theatre Arts Department production of The Good Doctor remains shuttered as the College announced its continued closure on Friday due to lack of power. No decisions have been made as to the scheduled weekend performances. ********** Since PG&E pulled the plug on Sonoma, Sonoma Arts Live has had no choice but to pull…

Review: “Gypsy” in Santa Rosa

In sports, the term ‘ringer’ generally refers to the practice of using a clearly superior competitor in order to gain an unfair advantage. In theatrical terms, it can be used to describe the importation of outside talent in the hope of drawing a larger-than-normal audience. In both cases, the hope is that the player/performer will…

Review: “Nuts” in Santa Rosa

While technically not set in a courtroom, Tom Topor’s Nuts, running now at Santa Rosa’s Left Edge Theatre through Sept. 29, has all the elements of a classic courtroom drama – a defendant, a judge, a prosecuting attorney, a defense attorney, and witnesses. However, the question of Innocence or guilt of a crime is not…

Review: “The Book Club Play” in Santa Rosa

Perhaps the most mislabeled entertainment genre is what we refer to as “reality TV”.  The belief that anything can be real in the presence of cameras is misleading at best and downright deceitful at worst. That’s one of the themes at work in Karen Zacarias’ The Book Club Play, 6th Street Playhouse’s season opener running…