Review: “The River Bride” in Santa Rosa

Folks who like their fairy-tale endings in the “and they lived happily ever after” vein may find themselves challenged by Marisela Treviño Orta’s The River Bride. Part Brazilian folklore and part Brothers Grimm at their grimmest, it’s the tale of two sisters and the men in their lives. Santa Rosa’s 6th Street Playhouse has a…

KSRO Interview – “Stand and Deliver”

My guests on the September 22 “Theatre Thursday” segment on The Drive with Steve Jaxon & Harry Duke on KSRO were Elizabeth Dale and Miriam Valencia from the SRJC Theatre Arts production of Stand and Deliver. Miriam’s dad Carlos joined in the conversation to tell of his experience meeting Jaime Escalante. Click below to listen:…

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 – “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…

Review: “Pride & Prejudice” in Santa Rosa

Jane Austen’s Bennet sisters have enjoyed something of a theatrical renaissance in the last few years courtesy of Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon’s Christmas in Pemberley triptych. For those unfamiliar with those works, they took the characters and plot line from Austen’s Pride & Prejudice and continued the story by moving the focus off of…