KSRO Interview – “Wink”

My guests on the June 1 Theatre Thursday segment on The Drive with Steve Jaxon on KSRO were director James Pelican and actor John Browning from the Main Stage West production of Wink. Ckick below to listen: ********** Click the graphic below for more information:

Left Edge Theatre moving to new digs

Santa Rosa’s Left Edge Theatre, a resident theatre company of the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts since its opening in 2015, has announced a relocation scheduled for September of this year. Left Edge and its associated Young Actors Studio will become resident theatre companies at The California, a new 199-seat cabaret-style theater scheduled to…

KSRO Interview – “Dance Nation”

My guests on the May 26, 2022 Theatre Thursday segment on The Drive with Steve Jaxon on KSRO were Paige Picard and Abbey Lee from the upcoming Left Edge Theatre production of Clare Barron’s Dance Nation. Click below to listen: ********** Click the graphic below for more information :

Review: “A Doll’s House, Part 2” in Novato

Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House premiered in 1879 to great controversy. His look at the limitations and restrictions placed on women in a patriarchal society was considered quite scandalous at the time. Many consider it to be the beginning of modern feminist literature, though Ibsen himself denied that. Suffice it to say that…

Review: “The Book of Will” in Healdsburg

William Shakespeare, who wrote a couple of plays, never had one actually published in his lifetime. They existed, often in pieces, in hand-scrawled scripts and in the memories of the actors who performed them. If not for Shakespeare’s friends and colleagues’ efforts to preserve his work for posterity, high school drama students would have a…

Review: “The Sound of Music” in Mill Valley

Mill Valley’s Throckmorton Theatre is alive with The Sound of Music. Their production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic runs through May 29. The show stars Katrina Lauren McGraw – a recent recipient of a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Principal Performance in a Musical – in the role of Maria Rainer, a…

Review: “Matilda the Musical” in Rohnert Park

After a two-year pandemic-induced delay, Matilda the Musical finally hits the expansive Codding Stage at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park. The musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s tale of a gifted little girl navigating a treacherous world runs through May 22. Matilda Wormwood (played by Gigi Bruce Low, alternating with Anja Kao Nielsen)…

Review: “The Government Inspector” in Ross

The good ol’ USA has never had a lock on corrupt, windbag politicians as evidenced by Russian dramatist Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector. Originally published in 1836, Gogol’s takedown of the dishonesty, greed, and stupidity that runs rampant in government is considered by many to be one of the world’s greatest comedies. Director Lisa Morse…