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.”

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Summer Repertory Theatre off to another top-notch season

srt imageIf 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.

By | July 8th, 2014|Comments Off on Summer Repertory Theatre off to another top-notch season

“Spamalot” custom fitted for fine SRJC production

spamalot 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.

By | May 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

A Lost World Evoked in SRJC’s “The Cherry Orchard”

Upheaval comes in “The Cherry Orchard,” Santa Rosa Junior College’s latest theatrical production. 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.

By | March 14th, 2014|0 Comments

Dana Gioia, past NEA chair & a poet craving beauty, speaks April 26 in Santa Rosa

An interview with Dana Gioia, a nationally known artist and part-time Sonoma County resident.

By | February 25th, 2014|0 Comments

“Les Miz” a Show for the Ages for SRJC Theatre Arts

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.

By | December 6th, 2013|1 Comment

6th Street Playhouse Revives Its Madcap “39 Steps”

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.

By | November 15th, 2013|0 Comments