Review: “Enchanted April” in Sonoma

The specter of World War I rears its ugly head once again on a North Bay stage with the Sonoma Arts Live presentation of Enchanted April. Matthew Barber’s adaptation of Elizabeth von Arnim’s 1922 novel runs through February 9. Lotty Wilton (Katie Kelley) dreams of escaping a grey and dreary post-war England and a loveless…

Stephan Stubbins Stepping Down at Transcendence

Transcendence Theatre Company has announced that Stephan Stubbins, co-Executive Director and Chief Marketing Officer of the Company, will step down from those roles in February. Transcendence is best known for its “Broadway Under the Stars” performances in Jack London State Historic Park, as well as its education, outreach, and service projects throughout Sonoma County and…

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: “Merman’s Apprentice” in Sonoma

It’s a virtual Merman-palooza in the North Bay as two theatre companies present ‘musical fables’ with Ethel Merman connections. Santa Rosa’s 6th Street Playhouse has Gypsy running through Oct. 20 while Sonoma Arts Live has Merman’s Apprentice, an original musical with a fictional Merman character, running through Oct. 13. Merman’s Apprentice is a throw-back to…