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Count on it: Plenty of Talent for Summer Rep at SRJC

west side story srtWith its opening of “West Side Story,” Santa Rosa Junior College on Friday kicked off its 46th season of bringing in talented college students from around the nation for a whirlwind summer of 80 performances in eight weeks.

By | June 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Count on it: Plenty of Talent for Summer Rep at SRJC

SRJC offers knockout “In the Heights” by “Hamilton’s” Miranda

SRJC_InTheHeights_Image2It may not be "Hamilton," but it likely is the best local stage production you could see this year.

By | April 24th, 2017|Comments Off on SRJC offers knockout “In the Heights” by “Hamilton’s” Miranda

Humor abounds, surrounds SRJC’s slapstick “Two Masters”

1-Tom Chown132160There’s a slapstick story holding together Santa Rosa’s Junior College’s latest production of “The Servant of Two Masters,” but at times it feels as if it’s wedged in the middle of a comedy workshop.

By | March 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Humor abounds, surrounds SRJC’s slapstick “Two Masters”

Great voices, memorable Mozart in SSU’s “The Magic Flute”

SSU_Magic_Flute_ blogpicIt's got soaring arias, cute animals puppets and plenty of memorable Mozart. It's SSU's latest production, "The Magic Flute."

By | February 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Great voices, memorable Mozart in SSU’s “The Magic Flute”

SSU’s “Bluebird” for young at heart

Bluebird_Prod_MG_2839Here is a tale for the young at heart. "The Bluebird" tells of a boy and his dog taking a journey into magical lands in search of the secret of happiness.

By | December 6th, 2016|Comments Off on SSU’s “Bluebird” for young at heart

The magical story of “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Guest Blogger Crissi Langwell shares about this prequel to the classic by J.M. Barrie, now playing at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center.

By | November 30th, 2016|Comments Off on The magical story of “Peter and the Starcatcher”

SRJC delights with rousingly good “Music Man”

Music_Man_SRJC_Nov2016For its annual fall extravaganza, SRJC has stacked the deck with an impressive cast, including at least 10 actors who've had top roles in past college productions.

By | November 28th, 2016|Comments Off on SRJC delights with rousingly good “Music Man”

Five strong women take the stage in SSU’s “Waiting for the Parade”

Parade_PROD_MG_0177In the play, we see the lives of five Canadian women upended by the outbreak of World War II.

By | October 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Five strong women take the stage in SSU’s “Waiting for the Parade”

SRJC’s “Leaving Home” a striking montage of student lives

SRJC_LeavingHome_Image 5 In SRJC's "Leaving Home," the actors convincingly embody a variety of characters. And their lines in these brief vignettes are crisp and thought provoking.

By | October 10th, 2016|Comments Off on SRJC’s “Leaving Home” a striking montage of student lives

45th SRT season hits right notes with Gershwin’s “Nice Work”

nice workThe Santa Rosa Junior College summer program got its 45th season off to a strong start with this musical featuring the works of George and Ira Gershwin.

By | June 27th, 2016|Comments Off on 45th SRT season hits right notes with Gershwin’s “Nice Work”