Pandemic Playbill

North Bay theaters adapt to Covid-19 “Creative people are like the shark that has to keep moving forward to live”, says Barry Martin, Managing Director of Napa’s Lucky Penny Productions. “If we don’t tell stories, who are we?” That “show must go on attitude” continues as local theatre companies adjust to the pandemic-necessitated limitations on…

KSRO Interview – Transcendence Theatre Company

My guests on the phoned-in Wednesday, May 20 theatre segment on KSRO’s The Drive with Steve Jaxon were Brad Surosky and Amy Miller from the Transcendence Theatre Company. Brad and Amy filled us in on how their “Broadway Under the Stars” summer program will work this year. Click below to listen:   **********

Performing Arts in the North Bay Today – 05/16/20

Four events taking place today (Saturday, May 16) in the North Bay (and viewable around the world!) 1. 4:30 p.m. Dirty Cello Dirty Cello performs love as part of Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol’s new “In The Meantime’ love concert series. It happens on the Hopmonk Tavern Facebook page. Watch the show, send Rebecca Roudman and company…

KSRO Interview – Left Edge Theatre

My guest on the phoned-in Wednesday, April 1 theatre segment on KSRO’s The Drive with Steve Jaxon was Argo Thompson, Artistic Director of Left Edge Theatre. Argo filled us in on how Left Edge is adapting to the current situation. Click below to listen.   ********** 

Most North Bay theatre performances canceled or postponed

Announcements of the cancellation or postponement of North Bay theatrical productions continue to be made. The Santa Rosa Junior College production of The Cripple of Inishmaan has had its run cut short. SRJC Theatre Arts & Fashion Department Chair Leslie McCauley made the following announcement via email: “We regret to inform you that this weekend’s…

Review: “The Cripple of Inishmaan” in Santa Rosa

The renovation and remodeling of Santa Rosa Junior College’s 80-year old Burbank Auditorium is now complete. The venerable 600-seat theatre has been reconfigured into two performance venues; a 400-seat proscenium arch space and a 200-seat 3/4 thrust studio theatre. The JC’s Theatre Arts Department, which has had to take their shows “on the road” for…

Heroines, Harpies and Harlots take over North Bay stage

Sonoma County’s contribution to the inaugural Bay Area Women’s Theatre Festival is a two-weekend mini-festival being presented by 6th Street Playhouse under the umbrella title Heroines, Harpies, and Harlots – A Woman Speaks. With performances from February 28 through March 8, this celebration of women’s place in history has been written, produced, and directed by…