Jan 17, 2023

Who’s Your Daddy? Musical Two-hander onstage at Cinnabar

North Bay theater in the New Year kicks off with Cinnabar Theater’s production of the two-hander, Daddy Long Legs. Former Cinnabar artistic director Elly...
Jan 4, 2023

2022’s Top Torn Tix: The Sequel

Local dramas ranged from ‘solid’ to ‘unsettling’ Between health-related closures, dwindling audiences, casting challenges and at least one big change in company leadership, there was...
No single actor plays Guthrie. Instead, three performers provide the voice of the folk poet at various stages in his life. Photo by Ray Mabry FOLK POETS Tika Moon, Molly Larsen-Shine and Matthew Witthaus.
Dec 28, 2022

Top Torn Tix: The Best of Local Stages in 2022

Part One: Looking Back on a Year of Musicals and Comedies Live theater continued its steady march to some semblance of normalcy in 2022, but...
Dec 20, 2022

Wry ‘Ham’ on stage in Sebastopol

North Bay audiences seeking a little lightweight, somewhat-holiday-themed entertainment would do well to head out to Sebastopol and check out Ham for the Holidays....
Nov 29, 2022

Mountain Play comes indoors with ‘Gypsy’

About once a year now, the Mountain Play comes down from atop Mt. Tam’s 3,750-seat Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre and joins forces with the Ross...
Nov 22, 2022

‘The River Bride’ is a catch

Folks who like their fairy-tale endings in the “and they lived happily ever after” vein may find themselves challenged by Marisela Treviño Orta’s The...
Nov 9, 2022

‘Clybourne Park’ at the Raven Performing Arts Theater

The roots of racism run deep in the American housing market. Playwright Lorraine Hansberry addressed it in 1959 with A Raisin in the Sun,...
Sweeney Todd
Nov 1, 2022

‘Sweeney Todd’ is a Cut Above

Within the last year, we’ve lost Angela Lansbury and Stephen Sondheim, and each passing brought to mind their most successful collaboration—Sweeney Todd: The Demon...