Review: “Half Life – A Love Story” in Sebastopol

Two world premiere works by North Bay theatre artists are about to conclude their runs on local stages. Sebastopol’s Main Stage West is hosting the musical Half Life – A Love Story, while Santa Rosa’s Left Edge Theatre is presenting the comedy Drumming with Anubis. Both shows end their runs on June 30. If you’ve…

Review: “A Chorus Line” in Glen Ellen

For eight years, the Transcendence Theatre Company has entertained local audiences with top quality musical revues featuring magnificent choreography set to a mixture of show tunes and popular musical hits. Utilizing talent with Broadway and national touring company experience, the question “When are they going to do a real show?” has lingered over the winery…

Review – “West Side Story” in Santa Rosa

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has been the source material for umpteen movies and plays. The tale of star-crossed lovers had its most successful theatrical iteration with the 1957 Broadway musical West Side Story. It’s running now through July 7 at Santa Rosa’s 6th Street Playhouse. Groundbreaking at its time for innovations in dance and music…

KSRO Interview: “A Chorus Line”

David Templeton guest-hosted the Thursday, June 13 theatre segment on KSRO’s The Drive with Steve Jaxon.  His guests were actress Alicia Albright and resident artist and assistant to the Artistic Director Meggie Cansler Ness from the Transcendence Theatre Company production of A Chorus Line. Click below to listen: **********

Review: “Cabaret” in Napa

Is there a darker or more depressing Broadway musical than Cabaret? Kander and Ebb’s 1966 musical (with book by Joe Masteroff) won eight Tonys for its original run and four more for its 1998 revival. It’s become a staple of regional and community theatres, as evidenced by the umpteen productions throughout the Bay area in…