Looking for theatre this weekend? There actually is some.

Pushing back against the tide of cancellation of most North Bay theatre, a handful of companies have opted to move forward with their productions.   Despite cancelling classes for the rest of the winter term, the curtain will apparently still go up on the College of Marin‘s well-received production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Closing weekend…

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…

Season Announcement Parties in the North Bay

It used to be that when a theater company announced its next season of shows, they did so in a mailer. Sent through the actual, you know, mail. But that was long ago. Eventually, thanks to technological innovations, such announcements went on to be made via the internet, through website updates, email campaigns, and then,…

North Bay Theatres React to Public Health Concerns

Numerous North Bay Theatre companies have reached out to their subscribers and potential theatre-goers to address their concerns about attending productions in the wake of the Coronavirus. Theater companies, many of whom operate with very thin margins, are assuring their audiences that they are taking all the recommended steps to ensure the health and safety…