Performing Arts in Sonoma County
Dec. 4, 5 & 6: Santa Rosa Symphony – Showcasing Our Own
Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, with its unique string configuration, is a perennial favorite. Francesco showcases five of the Symphony’s members in a concerto by Paul Hindemith, with the orchestra’s strings and brass providing counterpoint. Dimitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, claimed as an anthem by both the people and the oppressive Russian government, speaks to perseverance and hope.
Performer(s): Kathleen Lane Reynolds, flute; Laura Reynolds, oboe; Roy Zajac, clarinet; Karla Ekholm, bassoon; Dan Levitan, harp.
November 6-21: “How To Transcend A Happy Marriage” at Left Edge Theater
Written by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Sandra Ish
Featuring Gina Alvarado, Abbey Lee, Anthony Martinez, Angela Squire, Corey Jackson, Jewel Harmony Ramos
The Sonoma County premiere of award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl’s subversive enchantment.
At a dinner party in New Jersey, two couples discuss polyamory. Discussion turns to action and the exploration of unexplored desire turns animalistic. How to Transcend a Happy Marriage blurs the lines of monogamy and asks how deeply can friends, lovers, and strangers connect.
Nov. 19 – Dec. 12: The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley at Spreckels Performing Arts Center
By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
Directed by Emily Cornelius
If you loved our 2019 sold-out production of “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley”, you will delight in this funny, charming and moving sequel. Gunderson and Melcon once again bring Austen’s beloved characters to the stage for a yuletide sequel to Pride and Prejudice. THE WICKHAMS is a charming holiday tale that explores the confines of class and the generosity of forgiveness. The Wickhams stands on its own, and you needn’t have seen “Miss Bennet” to thoroughly enjoy this sequel.
Nov. 26 – Dec. 19: Scrooge in Love at 6th Street Playhouse
GK Hardt Theatre. By Duane Poole, Larry Grossman and Kellen Blair, directed by Jared Sakren.
“A feast of hummable tunes, clever lyrics and a story both funny and heart-warming.” —Eddie Reynolds, Theatre Eddys.
Both side-splitting and hopelessly romantic, Scrooge in Love! is the perfect holiday show for the whole family—and soon-to-become a new cherished tradition!
Nov. 26 – Dec. 18: Sonoma Arts Live Presents Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings
Directed by Michael Ross
Music Director Sherrill Peterson
Co-Producers Keith & Cheryl Hughes
Holiday Edition by Stuart Ross Original Forever Plaid by James Raitt
Vocal and musical arrangements by James Raitt and Brad Ellis
Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered that they shared a love for all things musical, especially all things The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. They formed a group of their own, but when the group meets an untimely end, they discover that their musical gifts continue to reach new heights. Forever Plaid/Plaid Tidings is truly “heaven-sent” – a holiday treat to lift your spirits and fill you with nostalgia for a bygone era of classic music sung in perfect harmony. It features Trevor Hoffmann as Jinx, Andrew Smith as Frankie, Scottie Woodard as Sparky, and Brian Watson as Smudge.
Nov. 27-Dec 19: Sonoma Arts Live Presents The Winter Wonderettes
Director: Michael Ross Music Director: Sherrill Peterson
Produced with permission from: Stage Rights Written and created by Roger Bean
Co-producers – Jeffery Walter & Valerie Pistole
Longtime pals The Winter Wonderettes find their girl group entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware holiday party, but when Santa turns up miss-ing, the gals use their talent and ingenuity to save the day. This holiday treat features great ’60s classics and is a perfect show for audiences of all ages.
SRJC Summer Repertory Theatre
Songs We Were Meant to Sing: A Video Collection From Our Lost Seasons
Watch clips of musicals intended to be performed in SRT’s canceled 2020 and 2021 seasons by the actors meant to sing them. SRT will return in 2022.