North Bay Theaters Get $ome Relief

Theaters throughout the North Bay have finally started to receive disbursements from the Federal Government’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program. The program, administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration, was signed into law in December 2020. It offers substantial grants to producing organizations and entertainment venues to replace lost revenue as a result of COVID-19…

Review: “The God of Hell”

With the lifting of most restrictions on in-door gatherings, the curtain continues to slowly rise on live, in-person theatre in the North Bay. Many companies have made their season announcements and plan to re-open their houses to audiences with productions that will be opening from mid-August to early September. The Cloverdale Performing Arts Center gets…

Sonoma Arts Live Reveals 2021/22 Season

At a fundraising event held Friday night at the Sonoma Community Center, the Sonoma Arts Live Theater Company revealed its selections for their 2021/22 season. Their seven-show season opens on September 24 and concludes on July 31, 2022. All seven shows will be presented on the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Community…

Left Edge Theatre Announces 2021/22 Season

Santa Rosa’s Left Edge Theatre, which just a few weeks ago became the first Bay Area company to welcome back audiences inside to live, in-theatre performances, has announced their 2021/2022 season. Their five-show season opens on September 4 and concludes on June 12, 2022. All five shows will be Sonoma County premieres with two productions…

6th Street Playhouse Announces 2021/22 Season

Santa Rosa’s 6th Street Playhouse has announced their 2021/2022 season. Their season of ten shows kicks off on August 12, 2021 and runs through June 26, 2022. Five shows will play in the GK Hardt Theatre and five will play in their “black box” on the Monroe Stage. No directors or casts for the productions…

Review – “Slow Food”

It’s been fifteen months since local audiences could set foot inside a theatre. Pandemic-necessitated closures and restrictions have limited performing arts organizations to streaming their shows to remain active and connected to their patrons. Try as they might, though, that “style” of production is simply not a replacement for live, in-person theatre.    With the availability…