Stage Review: Marin Theatre Company
Playwright John Maran's 'Old Wicked Songs' suffers from predictability in Mill Valley.
Stage Review: A. R. Gurney
Pacific Alliance Stage Company in Rohnert Park and Sonoma County Repertory Theater in Sebastopol each stage his work.
Sixth Street Playhouse scores a straight flush with edgy apocalyptic musical.
Just in time for the centennial of his death, is Henrik Ibsen becoming cool again?
SSU's Lynne Morrow leads students through Sondheim puzzle.
Sauce and Sausages
AT plays hard with Steve Martin's naughty little 'Underpants.'
'Bus Stop' and 'All My Sons' hit area stages.
River town springs to life in affectionate 'Dim Sum Parade.'
David Templeton looks back at the top 10 torn film, concert and theater tickets of 2005.
MTC's 'Raft' marks season of greatness.
Exciting and original 'Beatbox' is one of year's best shows.
Now's the time for North Bay theater to get political.
Much Ado to Do
Arts United Day a dizzy calendar.
'Drake's Drum' is more than scheming pirates, floating queens, beer and pizza.
High Holy Haze
Just in time for Rosh Hashanah, 'Jewish Girls' brings the house down.
'IVES' in love with language.
Wild and Wet
'River's End' audaciously explores a famous mystery.
Wine, Women & Song
Cinnabar harvests 'Most Happy Fella.'
Free & Easy
Local theaters prepare to give it all away.
Ring a Ding Ding!
Ron Hawking does Frank 'His Way.'
Dave Gorman's wonderful, horrible life is up for laughs.
'The Full Monty' gets naked; 'Woman in Mind' goes nuts.
Ren Faire stages come alive with some off-color comedies.
The devil's in the details at Ashland.
Horns of Plenty
SRT's ambitious new season offers rich, magical 'Beauty and the Beast.'
Ken Brown and the art of (Sonoma) living.
North Bay's open spaces prepare for the best of the Bard.
At this year's Mountain Play, a gritty, down-to-earth 'Oklahoma!' includes the rich family history of musician Doug Adamz.
The Rep gets real with Mamet's tense and funny 'Buffalo.'
'Stones' shows Hollywood from the extras' side of the set.
Genius on the Rocks
Picasso and Einstein bump heads in 'Lapin Agile.'
Actors Theatre's '(sic)' makes the words work.
A Perfect Onion
McNally's 'Ganesh' is magical, unforgettable theater.
Where have all the good men gone?
A Playhouse Is Born
At long last, Actors Theatre and Santa Rosa Players have the new home they've been hoping, praying and (are still) fundraising for.
'Streetcar' and 'Iguana' engage Williams brilliantly.
Coming of Age
Hip-hop theater fest legitimizes the art form.
MTC's sweet 'Fortune' tempts fate.
Barrel of Laughs
Colorful cast exults in hilarious weirdness of AT's new 'Wonder of the World.'
Fun with Nuns
'Nuncrackers' makes merry.
Clowns and monsters populate Loading Zone's sharp, satirical shorts.
Charismatic cast shine in charming production of 'The Fantasticks.'
There's more than one way to scalp a ticket.
Memory and truth collide in magical 'Drawer Boy.'
MTC resurrects Duke Ellington's long lost musical.
New CDs spotlight Bruce's comedic genius.
Cinnabar's staging of 'Cabaret' transcends.
'Vep' is a vampish delight.
Our guide to warm autumn days, hot autumn nights.
Comic Brett Butler is a mix of truck driver and Southern belle.
Shakespeare's star-cross'd lovers take their lives--again.
World's a Stage
Guerrilla theater, Elizabethan-style, at Ren faire.
Two Good to See
Marin Shakespeare scores with 'Othello' and 'Conquer.'
A trip to Ashland is well worth the drive.
It's All Good
SRT sharpens the light in 'Our Town.'
King of Comedy
Aaron Lamb's performance anchors SRT's top-notch 'Present Laughter.'
It's Shakespeare's world--we just watch it.
Comedy of Errors
Petaluma's Cinnabar Theater presents John O'Keefe's world premiere, 'Queer Theory.'
Play's the Thing
To director James Dunn, theater is forever.
'Barrymore' proves that a single great performance is all a one-man show needs.
AT's staging of Kushner early work is timely, unforgettable.
'High Society' provides plenty of the wrong kind of fun.
Fringe on Top
Dominican's annual celebration of undiscovered one-acts.
Choreographer Ronald K. Brown comes into the light.
PASCO conjure up dreamy 'Lughnasa.'
With 'La Traviata' and a host of other plays in rotation, the North Bay Theater Group sets the stage for a new era. David Templeton treads the boards.
Behind Closed Doors
'No. 11 (Blue and White)' depicts a dark side of high school life.
In the Zone
In Loading Zone, actors are doin' it for themselves.
Kill the Critic
'Frythescum.com' turns theater reviewing on its ear.
On Prospera's Island
Napa Valley Shakespeare Festival's 'The Tempest' brings womanly energy to the storm.
Front & Center
The Napa Valley Opera House opens with a bang, bringing 19th-century style and 21st-century culture to Napa.
Hearts of Darkness
'Big Love' offers grim view of gender war.
A Night at the Opera
Napa Valley Opera House gets a makeover.
King and Phillips shine in 'Talley's Folly.'
Don't let the 'Rashomon' flirtations of 'Trailer Trash' fool you--this musical sticks to its roots.
Theater gets fast and furious in 'Quickies.'
War Is Hell
'Kuwait' serves up truth and consequences.
For actor-writer Eliot Fintushel, the end of the world is a one-man show.
Hatching a Gem
A band of actors join together onstage to resurrect the colorful socialist chicken ranchers of 1930s Petaluma.
One is the loneliest number in 'Company.'
Kurt Weill offers a prescription for modern living.
In Aristophanes' fantasy world, no sex equals no war--equals dick jokes galore.
Flat-Out Git It!
Protorockabilly luminaries Maddox Brothers and Rose get their due in a Pacific Alliance Stage Company production.
Misfits fight back in 'Fugitive Kind.'
Will and Debi Durst stand up and laugh back at the year 2002.
An old love gets a second shot in 'Skylight.'
No socks equals no sex in 'Psychopathia Sexualis.'
Renowned bread builder Joe Ortiz bakes up a yeasty musical.
Performance artist Tom Sgouros ponders the nature of a robot's brain and lets the kitchen sink do the talking.