Review: “Oliver!” in Santa Rosa

North Bay theatre patrons are well aware of the number of performances cancelled because of the Kincade fire and the PG&E power shutoffs. What they may not know is the impact those factors had on shows in the middle of their rehearsal process.  There’s no doubt that loss of critical time can be attributed to…

Curtain Going Up Again at North Bay Theatres

With the Kincade fire no longer posing an imminent threat and with PG&E enlisting a full contingent of wheel-running squirrels to power up the area, North Bay theatre companies that were forced to shutter their productions last week are looking forward to resuming their runs this weekend. Here’s the status of all Sonoma and Marin…

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…