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Guide to Current Shows, Plays, and Musicals in Sonoma County

Transcendence Theater Company presents the Best of Broadway Under the Stars, March 11 and 12 at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.

On Stage Now - Sonoma County Performing Arts 

Theater lovers are spoilt for choice in Sonoma County, where productions are being staged nearly everywhere you turn. From intimate studio theater productions to big, bold Broadway renditions, there are shows to please everyone. Find a list of all performing arts theaters here.

 

The Magic Flute

Feb. 23-March 5

SSU Theatre Arts, Evert B. Person Theatre, Rohnert Park

Mozart’s beloved final opera has it all: lovers falling in love tortuously, bitter hate-filled ex-spouses, power struggles, juicy villains, and mystical beings descending from the skies. In a mythical land between the sun and the moon, three mysterious ladies serving the Queen of the Night save Prince Tamino from a serpent. A fantastic journey begins, Tamino falls in love with the Queen’s beautiful daughter Pamina, kidnapped by the evil lord Sarastro.

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5 at 5 p.m.

 

A Little Night Music

Feb. 24 – March 19

6th Street Playhouse, G.K. Hardt Theatre, Santa Rosa

Set in 1900 Sweden, this Tony Award winning play explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress Desirée Armfeldt and the men who love her. Both men, and their jealous wives, agree to join Desirée and her family for a weekend in the country. With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m.

 

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

March 3-19

Main Stage West, Sebastopol
The late Edward Albee’s masterpiece comes to the stage again, honoring the great dramatist’s 2016 passing. The play revolves around the breakdown of Martha and George’s marriage, as played out in front of a younger couple naïve to the bitterness between their hosts. It will be performed in its traditional three acts.

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 5 p.m.

 

Spring Dance Festival

March 3-5

North Bay Stage Company, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa

Local artists and choreographers will be showcasing their best work, from ballet to burlesque and swing to hip-hop.

Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m.

 

Art

March 9-18

Raven Players at Paul Mahder Gallery, Healdsburg

Serge has just spent $200,000 on an all white painting. When his friends Marc and Yvan come over to admire his purchase, heated discussions ensue, some philosophical, some personal. Friends argue, debate and repeatedly offend each other in this funny, engaging, provocative play. The Raven Players will perform Art in the expansive, yet intimate setting of the Paul Mahder Art Gallery. The largest private gallery in northern California, you will be surrounded with stunning contemporary art.

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8 p.m.

 

Emma! A Pop Musical

March 9-19

Sonoma Arts Live, Sonoma

A lively new musical based on Jane Austen's classic novel about a young, selfless, matchmaking heroine. Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, this sparkling new musical features the hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic female singers from The Supremes to Katy Perry. Like Austen’s heroine, this modern-day Emma boldly dares to match-make for her nearest and dearest, while possibly missing out on her own true happiness.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

 

Race

March 10-26

Left Edge Theater, Santa Rosa

Multiple award-winning playwright/director David Mamet tackles America's most controversial topic in a provocative new tale of sex, guilt, and bold accusations. Two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with raping a black woman. When a new legal assistant gets involved in the case, the opinions that boil beneath explode to the surface.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m.

 

The Servant of Two Masters

March 10-19

SRJC Theatre Arts, Burbank Auditorium, Santa Rosa

A cross between traditional Italian Commedia and postmodern vaudeville, this new version of Goldoni's classic pits the madcap servant Truffaldino against masters, mistresses, lovers, lawyers, and twenty-seven plates of meatballs.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16 at 8 p.m.

Sundays at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18 matinee at 2 p.m.

 

Best of Broadway Under the Stars

March 11-12

Transcendence Theater Company, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa

Award-winning concert series creators, Transcendence Theater, present a “Best of” celebration with over 20 Broadway performers. You’ll hear current Broadway hits, mash-ups, and more.

Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

 

The Sugar Bean Sisters

March 17 – April 9

Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Rohnert Park

In this Southern Gothic comedy of romance, murder, and alien abduction, the Nettle sisters are determined to escape spinsterhood - Willie Mae by going to Salt Lake and finding a good Mormon husband and Faye by hopping on the spaceship when the "space people" return for another visit.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. except Sunday, March 26.

 

A View from the Bridge

March 17 – April 2

North Bay Stage Company, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa

A passionate drama about Italian-American immigrant life in the 1950s, this is the story of Brooklyn longshoreman Eddie Carbone, a man who holds family and honor above all else, yet betrays them both. Eddie is infatuated with the orphaned niece he’s raising as a daughter, but when she falls for one of her aunt’s recently immigrated cousins, their lives are set on a tragic course.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m.

 

 


Written by Sonoma Insider Jen Jones.