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What makes the two young women of Victorian England say “yes” to the men who have come to court them? It’s not their males’ social status, character, charm or good looks, but their (supposed) name: Ernest. There is, both women confess, something in that name that inspires “absolute confidence,” so much so that one bride-to-be in her diary declared herself engaged to her Ernest before ever having actually met him. When the two lovebirds do meet, she tells her bewildered… Read More »
Santa Rosa Junior College give us an intimate and enjoyable look at love in “Prelude to a Kiss.”… Read More »
If last week’s production of “La Cage aux Folles” is any indication, Santa Rosa Junior College’s Summer Repertory Theatre is going to have another super season.… Read More »
Was “Monty Python’s Spamalot” custom made for the college stage? It seemed so Thursday night after the cast at Santa Rosa Junior College nailed its presentation of this whacky musical.… Read More »
An aristocratic Russian family in 1904 is broke and about to lose the estate that its ancestors have owned for generations. After a long absence, they return to the land shortly before it will be sold to pay off the mortgage. However, they seem ill prepared to do much more than beg relatives to help save it. The estate’s radiant, white-blossomed cherry orchard becomes a symbol of all they have lost.… Read More »
An interview with Dana Gioia, a nationally known artist and part-time Sonoma County resident.… Read More »
Thursday’s packed house and prolonged standing ovation attest that this show is one for the ages for the college’s Theatre Arts department. The cast, crew and orchestra have shown they can pull off with style one of the more demanding musical blockbusters of our era.
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The 6th Street Playhouse has revived its 2012 production, with many of the same cast members presenting its zany version of a man who becomes caught up with pre-World War II espionage, accused of murder and faced with trying to thwart the theft of a great national secret.… Read More »
The college’s Theatre Arts Department is kicking off its 2013/14 season with Lisa Loomer’s unsettling tale of a couple whose son has been diagnosed with ADHD. Next up will be Les Miserables, Nov. 22 to Dec. 8; The Cherry Orchard, March 7-16; and Monty Python’s Spamalot, April 25 to May 4.… Read More »