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THEATER, Performing Arts  - Sonoma County CALENDAR

by Vesta Copestakes

This Performing & Film Arts Calendar is the same as we publish in our print edition. If you have additons you would like us to make throughout the month, please send them via e-mail. For details on each of these listings, please visit our CALENDAR where events are listed by Day - Week - Month. Please send additions and corrections to vesta@sonic.net


AUDITIONS: 

thru April 1 ~ Pegasus - Tapas 2017 Play Submissions  - Seven Plays will be selected for the 11 annual Tapas new Short Play Festival. Requirements: 10 minutes or under; Unpublished, Written by Bay Area playwrite; No more than 5 characters. Limit 2 plays per playwrite - Call Scott Kersnar: 707-869-0136

LIVE THEATER:

Thru Mar 19 ~ A Little Night Of Music - Winner of four Tony Awards, A Little Night Music is a musical work that has forever entranced the world of theatre. Set in 1900 Sweden, it explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress Desirée Armfeldt and the men who love her: a lawyer by the name of Fredrik Egerman and the Count Carl-Magnus Malcom. 6th St. Playhouse 52 W. 6th St. Santa Rosa. 707-523-4185

Mar 3 - 25 ~ Murder Mistakes - A classic British thriller by Janet Green.  A murder occurs due to a horrible misunderstanding. Now someone else will have to die.  Packed with suspense, thrills, and not a little bit of British dry humor, the machinations of the killer’s mind are laid bare for the observation of the audience, and the twists are unexpected and spine-chilling. $20  Gala performance and fundraiser tickets $50 minimum donation on March 25. Friday and Saturday at 8p/Sunday at 2p. Russian River Hall, 20347 Hwy 116, Monte Rio.  707-524-8739 -  russianriverhall.com/events/

Mar 5 ~ "The Magic Flute" Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder Direction by Lynne Moore / Stage direction by Amanda McTigue  Co-produced by the SSU Depts. of Music and Theatre Arts & Dance- Evert B. Person Theatre -  A noble prince sets out to rescue a beautiful princess and ensure the triumph of truth and justice in this musical fantasy adventure where good battles forces of evil. Mozart's final opera is beloved for its blend of fantastical storytelling, appealing characters, Shakespearean scope, emotional range and exquisite beauty of its music. $10 - $17 - Sonoma State University 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. Evert B. Person Theatre and Ives Hall

Mar 7 ~ They Call me Q - A one woman performance about a girl from Bombay growing up in the Bronx who seeks balance between her immigrant cultural traditions and desire for acceptance in American society, freaturing actress Qurrat Ann Kadwani. Free 5-6:30p Carole L. Ellis Auditorium SRJC Petaluma Campus Sonoma Mountain Pkwy #680, Petaluma - https://events.santarosa.edu/event/womens-history-month-2017

Mar 9 – 11 ~ Guys & Dolls - Come watch your favorite Maria Carrillo High School (MCHS) actors and hear all the songs you know and love, like "Luck Be A Lady" and "Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat."  This is a fun musical for the entire family. Music performed by MCHS Band. $12 adults/$10 seniors and children. 7p.  Maria Carrillo High School, 6975 Montecito Blvd, Santa Rosa 707-528-5097  facebook.com/events

Mar 9 - 18 ~ Art -Serge has just spent $200,000 on an all white painting. When his friends Marc and Yvan come over to admire his purchase, heated discussions ensue, some philosophical, some personal. Friends argue, debate and repeatedly offend each other in this funny, engaging, provocative play. $10 - $25 Location:Paul Mahder Art Gallery 222 Healdsburg Ave. Healdsburg  Contact: Carol NoackLocal: 707-433-6335 info@raventheater.org 

Mar 10 & 11 ~ Kid Street Learning Theater "McQuadle" - A Dragon’s Tale is an action-packed adventure starring a young dragon searching for his purpose. Utilizing audience participation, laugh-out-loud silly jokes and sight gags, this comedy has a little something for everyone! McQuadle, the Dragon, responds to an advertisement by the “wise” Evil Queen, who lives in the castle on the hill.  When he arrives, the Dragon discovers the Evil Queen tricked him into coming for her own secret purpose! Will McQuadle make it home for dinner! Will he rescue his friend from the Evil Queen’s dungeon?  A great theater experience for families with children of all ages! The play runs approximately 40 minutes.  $5 (Fri: 7p / Sat: 1p and 7p) Kid Street Learning Center Theater, 709 Davis St., Santa Rosa   squareup.com/store/a-theater-for-children & santarosatheaterforchildren.com/events

Mar 10 - 18 ~ Into the Woods  The Award Winning Analy Arts Department presents the Broadway sensation Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. A humorous cautionary tale, skillfully told by a narrator, weaving the well-known fairy tales of “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Cinderella”, “Rapunzel”, and “Jack & The Beanstalk” with Lapine’s original story of “The Baker & His Wife”, who represent the working middle-class. With an unforgettable musical score by Stephen Sondheim one cannot walk away from this musical unmoved. $15/$10/$5 at brownpapertickets.com or at the door the day of performances $20/$15/$5. Evening and matinee performances. Analy High School, 6950 Analy Avenue, Sebastopol analyhighschool.org/th/   

Mar 10 - 19 ~ Beauty and the Beast - Your whole family will enjoy this classic tale brought alive by renowned duo--Director, Noelle Huberty, and costume/ prop designer Judy Bellows. Enjoy live piano music and the talented K-8 Forestville School and Academy students. Tickets $8 adults/$5 Kids  March 10, 11, 17, 18 @ 7pm - March 12, 18, 19 @ 2pm -Forestville School 6321 CA-116, Forestville

Mar 10 - 19 ~ The Servant of Two Masters - The Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Theatre Arts Department presents Carlo Goldoni's “The Servant of Two Masters.” A cross between traditional Italian Commedia and postmodern vaudeville, this new version of Goldoni's classic pits the madcap servant Truffaldino against masters, mistresses, lovers, lawyers, and twenty-seven plates of meatballs. Imagine a Bob Hope or Woody Allen comedy written by Monty Python and performed with the physical bravura of Chaplin or Keaton—with places in the script for ad-libs and audience participation! Recommended for ages twelve and above and presented through a special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.  Tickets $10 - $18. Mar 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18 at 8p, Mar 12, 18, 19 at 2:00p. Burbank Auditorium, Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Av, Santa Rosa. 707 527-4307, theatrearts.santarosa.edu

Mar 14 & 28 - Occidental Center for the Arts Reader's Theatre Group -Come check out the diverse, creative selections this talented group chooses to read--short plays, essays, poems, short stories, original works, even T-shirts! Free, 7 - 9 pm, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 3850 Doris Murphy Court. For more info:Joan Ambrosini:  joanjustjoan@hotmail.com   

Mar 17 thru Apr 2 ~ A View from the Bridge - An American Classic about a complicated family, Miller’s award-winning play A View From the Bridge comes to the LBC, produced by North Bay Stage Company. Like Death of a Salesman, this passionate drama about Italian-American immigrant life in the 1950s also examines the promise and the failure of the American Dream. It’s the story of Brooklyn longshoreman Eddie Carbone, a man who holds family and honor above all else — and yet betrays them both. Eddie is infatuated with the orphaned niece he’s raising as a daughter, but when she falls for one of her aunt’s recently immigrated cousins, their lives are set on a tragic course. Directed by Carl Hamilton. $28 - Luther Burbank Center for the Arts - 50 Mark West Springs Rd. Santa Rosa. 707-546-3600, tickets.lutherburbankcenter.org

Mar 19 ~ The Life and Art of Isadora Duncan - Director and solo dancer Lois Flood brings the iconic dancer and revolutionary feminist to dramatic life with Duncan’s original choreography, classical costumes, exquisite music by Chopin, Gluck and Shubert, and historical stories. Celebrate International Women’s History Month! Fine Refreshments available. $15 General admission. 4 p. Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Ct., Occidental.  Accessible to persons with disabilities. Art gallery open during events. occidentalcenterforthearts.org, 707-874-9392. 

Mar 19 ~ Last of the Red Hot Tenants - What would you do if somebody offered you over half a million dollars to leave your rent controlled apartment? That’s the dilemma Manhattan artist Jean Herman faces in this one-woman play. Written and performed by Lois Pearlman, the play tells Jean’s story, and explains how a third-floor walk-up ended up embedded in the side of a 31-story high rise. Based on Jean Herman’s true story and directed by Diana Grogg. $10. 6p. Doors open at 5p, with house made refreshments. Gaia’s Garden, 1899 Mendocino Ave. #B. Free parking in the rear behind Santa Rosa Community Market. 707 -494-9127,  lois5@sonic.net 

Apr 7 - 23 ~ The Diary of Anne Frank - In this gripping new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, recently discovered writings from Anne Frank’s diary are interwoven with the original play to create a contemporary, impassioned story of the lives of people persecuted under Nazi rule. This is an adaptation for a new generation, confronting the horrors of the Holocaust through the youthful, earnest voice of Anne Frank.“In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Written by Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Wendly Kesselmend and Directed by Diane Bailey.  Should you bring the kids? Our recommendation: 12+ Immediately following all Sunday matinees, members of the cast and crew will return to the stage to answer your questions.  $25, Senior 65+ $20,  Student w/ID $10 , Thu Value Night Adults & Snr $12. Tickets are also available after Mar 10 (cash/check only) at Copperfield's in Healdsburg & Santa Rosa, and at Pages in Windsor. Apr 7, (Opening Night) Apr 8, 13, 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 8p, Matines Apr 9, 16, and 23 at 2p. Raven Theatre Healdsburg, 115 North Street, Headlsburg. raventheater.org, 707-433-6335

 

Left Edge Theatre ~ Featuring productions of bold new plays.  www.leftedgetheatre.com. Performances at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. 707-546-3600

Feb 3-26, 2017 ~ You Got Older - Performance extended! a comedy by Claire Baron. Winner 2015 Obie Award for Playwriting and Performance