KSRO Interview – “Galatea”

My guests on the first of two theatre segments on the Thursday, August 26 broadcast of KSRO’s The Drive with Steve Jaxon were director Marty Pistone and actor Abbey Lee from the upcoming Spreckels Theatre Company production of Galatea. Click below to listen: *********** 

Review: “Love, Loss, And What I Wore”

Rarely does a play’s title capture the complete essence of a script better than Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore. The Ephron sisters’ adaptation of the 1995 book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman is Santa Rosa’s 6th Street Playhouse’s season opener and runs live, on stage through August 29.…

KSRO Interview – David Templeton

My guest on the Thursday, August 12 theatre segment on KSRO’s The Drive with Steve Jaxon was journalist/playwright David Templeton for a discussion on Bay Area theatres’ reaction to the Delta variant and on the much-delayed production of his newest play Galatea. Click below to listen: *********** 

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…

Ross Valley Players Announce 92nd Season

Marin County’s Ross Valley Players have announced their 92nd season of productions. Their five-show season opens on September 10 and concludes on June 5, 2022. It will consist of four “major” productions and one “RAW” (Ross Alternative Works) staged presentation. All five shows will be presented at The Barn at the Marin Art and Garden…

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…

Napa’s Lucky Penny Productions Announces 2021/22 Season

Napa’s Lucky Penny Productions has announced their 2021/2022 season. Their seven-show season opens on September 10, 2021 and concludes on June 12, 2022. The season is music heavy with two Broadway musicals, one television musical adaptation, a “jukebox”‘ musical, and one play with music. An original short-play festival and a single “straight” play fill out…