MTJA Announces Award Winners at Third Annual Celebration of Sonoma County Theater

San Francisco North Bay theater artists gathered Monday night at the Juncture Taproom and Lounge in Santa Rosa for the Third Annual Marquee Theater Journalists Association Awards. Seventeen awards were given to local theatre artists and productions whose nominations were culled from the sixty-six Sonoma County productions attended by members from September 1, 2017 through…

2018 – 2019 North Bay Theatre Season Opens

September marks the opening of the new artistic season for many North Bay theatre companies. Here’s some of what they have in store for local audiences: Petaluma’s Cinnabar Theater (cinnabartheater.org) transforms itself into Berlin’s Kit Kat Club and bids you willkommen, bienvenue, and welcome to the classic Kander and Ebb musical Cabaret. Broadway veteran Michael…

Main Stage West Announces 2018 – 2019 Season

Main Stage West revealed its 2018 – 2019 season at a season announcement party held Sunday night at its Sebastopol theatre. Artistic Director Elizabeth Craven announced the following productions: Savage Wealth – a world premiere comedy by Bob Duxbury running August 31 through September 16 and directed by John Shillington The Night Alive – Conor McPherson’s…

Review: “Blackbird” in Sebastopol

At a post-show Q & A following the opening night performance of Main Stage West’s Blackbird, director David Lear stated he felt that one of theater’s responsibilities is to make an audience “a little uncomfortable.” He more than succeeds with this production. The lights come up and through the windows of a darkened employee break room…