On Stage in Sonoma County
Experience the magic of theatre!
Theatre offers a captivating experience for audience members. All the elements of a live show – the actors, sets, and costumes— combine to make you feel like you’re actually stepping into someone else’s shoes instead of watching from the outside. Unlike a movie, a theatre performance is never the same show twice; it’s a vibrant experience that is unique to that particular audience.
And, remember that the shows we enjoy in Sonoma County are produced largely by members of our community, working on the stage and behind the scenes to entertain and engage us. So get out and see a show!
November 17-December 3
A Christmas Carol by SRJC Theatre Arts
in The Burbank Theater
Directed by James Newman, Music Direction by Nate Riebli, Choreography by Tamara Grose, Vocal Direction by Mark Kratz and Nate Riebli,
Charles Dickens’ classic gets the full Broadway treatment by the team of Alan Menken (Little Mermaid), Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime). This full musical version follows the beloved story of Scrooge as he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future.
November 24-December 17
Elf The Musical
6th Street Playhouse – GK Hardt Theater
Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin,
director Aja Gianola-Norris, music director Ginger Beavers, choreographer Rachel Wynne.
One Christmas Eve, a young orphan crawls into Santa’s bag of toys and is unknowingly transported to the North Pole. Buddy the Elf, grows up unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities make him face the truth.
November 24-December 17
The Metromaniacs at Spreckels Performing Arts Center
Written by David Ives, directed by Kevin Bordi
It’s springtime in Paris,1738. Poets are the rock stars of the day, and young people like Damis have gone metromanie–crazy for poetry. So verse-crazed is Damis, he falls in love with his favorite poetess, not knowing that his idol is actually a wealthy, middle-aged gentleman writing under a pen name!
Nov 30 – Dec 23
Title of Show at Left Edge Theatre at The California
Jeff and Hunter, two self-described nobodies living in New York City, are determined to create an original musical for the New York Musical Theatre Festival, but they only have three weeks to write it. Hastily grabbing a couple of friends and a music director, they decide to stick to writing about what they know – namely, writing a musical. In the frenzy of composition, will they make the deadline? Does the show even need a title?
Often hilarious, occasionally heartbreaking, and always inspiring, “Title of Show” is a love song to the creative process and a fascinating glimpse of how a real-life Broadway hit evolved from page to stage in the most surprising ways.
December 1-10, Fri-Sun
Ring in the holiday season with two full weekends of Broadway Holiday – an intimate celebration with your favorite Transcendence artists brimming with holiday cheer! Filled with seasonal songs and good tidings, this festive indoor event is perfect for the entire family.
December 8, 9, 15, 16, 17
nightlight presented by The Imaginists
All along the Wintry Way remember to:
~Be nice to old ladies.
~Give the Hare their stew.
~Follow the voice of the Wind.
Can you see in the Dark?
nightlight is an immersive theater experience where spectators walk into the story. This year we explore darkness, and our relationship to the night, and to this dark time of year. Maybe we need to embrace the dark to be able to truly see?