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SSU’s Latest Farce Asks: Was Lincoln Gay?

_MG_5199The eight cast members make most of this three-act play, which turns from the politically farcical to the slapstick silly to the deadly bizarre.

By | October 16th, 2015|Comments Off on SSU’s Latest Farce Asks: Was Lincoln Gay?

SRJC’s “Almost, Maine” offers bite-sized, tasty fun

From SRJC Theatre ArtsSanta Rosa Junior College's Theatre Arts has got the new season off to a nice start with this at-times wacky look at love by John Cariani.

By | September 28th, 2015|Comments Off on SRJC’s “Almost, Maine” offers bite-sized, tasty fun

With Rousing “South Pacific,” SRT launches its 2015 Season

CHuqX28UMAAXnDm"South Pacific" is just one of five shows for this season's Summer Repertory Theatre.

By | June 22nd, 2015|Comments Off on With Rousing “South Pacific,” SRT launches its 2015 Season

SRJC Presents Toe-tapping “Footloose”

SRJCTheatreFOOTImagephotobytomchown2-web-599x900Get ready for toe-tapping fun and scenes that tug at the heart.

By | April 20th, 2015|Comments Off on SRJC Presents Toe-tapping “Footloose”

SSU Adds Twist with Multi-media Dance/Drama for “Orchard Development”

ssu cherry The dancers help evoke the drama's sense of lingering loss.

By | April 17th, 2015|Comments Off on SSU Adds Twist with Multi-media Dance/Drama for “Orchard Development”

“Ballad of Juan José” tickles as it teaches the U.S. Experience

ballad juan joseMarcos Rivas Sanchez effortlessly embodies the wide-eyed Juan José, a modern-day stranger in a strange land. The play, originally commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, reminds us of that striking American notion: all people are created equal.

By | March 9th, 2015|Comments Off on “Ballad of Juan José” tickles as it teaches the U.S. Experience

SSU’s “Heroines” Lets Female Voices Be Heard

heroinesIf you can’t find the operetta you want, build the operetta that works for you. That’s the idea behind Sonoma State University’s “Heroines,” which opened Thursday at the Everett B. Person Theatre. The college has a wealth of talented young female voices, so instructors Lynne Morrow and Jane Erwin Hammett decided to take songs from a variety of works from the 1880s to the 1930s in order to put together the many roles needed.

By | February 6th, 2015|Comments Off on SSU’s “Heroines” Lets Female Voices Be Heard

SRJC’s Blockbuster “Phantom” Dazzles, Raises the Bar for Local Theater

phantom imageTheater lovers will delight in this landmark production from Santa Rosa Junior College. Performances continue through Dec. 7 at the college's Burbank Auditorium.

By | November 24th, 2014|Comments Off on SRJC’s Blockbuster “Phantom” Dazzles, Raises the Bar for Local Theater

SSU’s Smart “Importance of Being Earnest”

SSU Theatre Arts 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 [...]

By | October 31st, 2014|Comments Off on SSU’s Smart “Importance of Being Earnest”

SRJC’s winsome “Prelude to a Kiss”

PRELUDESanta Rosa Junior College give us an intimate and enjoyable look at love in “Prelude to a Kiss.”

By | October 6th, 2014|Comments Off on SRJC’s winsome “Prelude to a Kiss”