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

Tony Award Nominee Sharon McNight stars in "Red Hot Mama," playing at Cinnabar Theatre in Petaluma through Jan. 29.

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.

 

Red Hot Mama

Dec. 31 - Jan. 29

Cinnabar Theatre, Petaluma

Tony Award Nominee Sharon McNight stars in the story of the first lady of show business, Sophie Tucker, the “Last of the Red Hot Mamas,” whose remarkable career spanned sixty years. It contains the music and history of burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway and Las Vegas, in a critically acclaimed One-Woman musical biography of the entertainment legend.

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

 

Becoming Dr. Ruth

Jan. 5-22

Main Stage West, Sebastopol

A delightful play filled with the humor, honesty, and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth” (Westheimer), America’s most famous sex therapist.

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

 

Stage Kiss

Jan. 13 - Feb. 5

6th Street Playhouse, G.K. Hardt Theatre, Santa Rosa
When two actors with an amorous history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. It is a charming farce about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one.

Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 21, Jan. 28, and Feb. 4 at 2 p.m.

 

Evita

Jan. 20 - Feb. 5

Sonoma Arts Live, Sonoma

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical is the astonishing true story, told in song, of a girl who rose from humble beginnings and dared to become the most powerful woman in Argentina. This production features Ellen Toscano, ten-year star of the hit Beach Blanket Babylon, as Eva Peron, celebrated vocalist Michael Conte as Juan Peron, and Robbie Dornaus, who entranced Sonomans as the M.C. in Cabaret, as Che Guevara.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m.

 

The Clean House

Jan. 27 - Feb. 12

Raven Theater, Healdsburg

Lane and Charles hire a housekeeper named Matilde, an aspiring comedian from Brazil who's more interested in coming up with the perfect joke than in housecleaning. Matilde becomes fast friends with Lane’s sister Virginia, who takes over the cleaning while Matilde works on her jokes. This beautifully theatrical play mixes humor and heartbreak into a whimsical and poignant look at class, comedy and the true nature of love.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.

 

 


Written by Sonoma Insider Jen Jones.