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

"The Odd Couple" plays through April 23 at Petaluma's Cinnabar Theatre.

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 Odd Couple

March 31 - April 23

Cinnabar Theatre, Petaluma

If the mess in his apartment is any indication, it’s no wonder that Oscar Madison’s wife has left him. Enter fastidious, depressed Felix Unger, seemingly suicidal because his wife has kicked him out. Hilarity unfolds in Neil Simon’s Tony-winning classic comedy when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together.

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


The Birds

April 7-23

Main Stage West, Sebastopol

Daphne du Maurier’s short story, also the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film, is boldly adapted by Conor McPherson. The Birds is a gripping, unsettling, and moving look at human relationships in the face of societal collapse.

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


The Diary of Anne Frank

April 7-23

Raven Theater, Healdsburg

In this gripping new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, recently discovered writings from Anne Frank’s diary are interwoven with the original play to create a contemporary, impassioned story of the lives of people persecuted under Nazi rule. This is an adaptation for a new generation, confronting the horrors of the Holocaust through the youthful, earnest voice of Anne Frank. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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


In the Heights

April 21 - May 7

SRJC Theatre Arts, Burbank Auditorium, Santa Rosa

Come and see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first blockbuster hit musical! In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

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


Agnes of God

April 21-30

Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, Cloverdale

Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, arousing Livingstone's suspicions further. Who killed the infant and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone's questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love leading to a dramatic, compelling climax. Suggested Audience: Mature audience only.

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


Children’s Hour

April 21 - May 7

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

In this American Classic, a malicious youngster starts a rumor about two women who run a school for girls, and the rumor soon turns to scandal. As the young girl comes to comprehend the power her lies wield, she sticks by her story, which precipitates potential tragedy for the women.

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


Songs for a New World

April 21 - May 7

Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Rohnert Park

This exploration into musical theatre is a contemporary song cycle weaving characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery. Settings range from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters. Modern, gospel, swing, funk, and rock styles are beautifully performed with tight 4-part harmony throughout the show.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.


The Chaotic Art of Life

April 21 - May 7

Sonoma Arts Live, Sonoma

Evan, a copy editor for a small underground newspaper, and Mark, who works at an art gallery, share an apartment in New York City. When Mark brings home an art object titled "The Fractal Dissonance of Clothing with Ladder” and installs it in the middle of the living room, their tense relationship erupts into open hostility. When they get another housemate and Mom outstays her welcome, the two men must confront their inhibitions about art, life, love, and truth.

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


Guys and Dolls

North Bay Stage Company, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa

Performed in-concert with a live orchestra, this beloved American musical transports you back in time to Depression-era New York City, with a side trip to Havana. Follow the romantic and criminal exploits of shady New York gamblers and the women who love them. This musical masterpiece has more fantastic numbers than you can even remember, like “If I Were a Bell,” “Adelaide’s Lament,” “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”

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


Disney’s Tarzan

May 5-21

Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Rohnert Park

Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend Phil Collins and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits like the Academy Award winning "You'll Be in My Heart" as well as "Son of Man" and "Two Worlds" make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. Saturdays, May 13 and 20 at 1 p.m. Sundays at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m.


Spring Dance Show

May 12-14

SRJC Theatre Arts, Burbank Auditorium, Santa Rosa

The SRJC Dance Program presents its annual performance.  This year’s theme is “Looking Beyond.’

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


Masterpiece of Comic Timing

May 12-28

6th Street Playhouse, Studio Theatre, Santa Rosa

New York producer Jerry Cobb has invested all his money commissioning a hit comedy from Nebraska Jones, but is disheartened to find his playwright suffering from a severe case of depression. In this "vintage" screwball comedy skewering an artistic life in the theatre, the line between comedy and drama comes under hilarious scrutiny and is found to be much narrower-and sillier-than you'd think.

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


From Both Hips

May 19 - June 4

Main Stage West, Sebastopol

In this “black comedy revenge drama,” Paul has been accidentally shot in the hip by a policeman. Determined to exact revenge upon his shooter, he sets out on a quest to find him. However, when the policeman in question appears with an apology, a gun and an extraordinary proposition, Paul is faced with a difficult choice.

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


The Money Shot

May 19 - June 4

Left Edge Theater, Santa Rosa

Karen and Steve are glamorous movie stars with one thing in common: desperation. It’s been years since either one’s had a hit, but a hot-shot European director could change that with his latest movie. How far will they let themselves go to keep from slipping further down the Hollywood food chain? The Money Shot is a hilarious and insightful comedy about ambition, art, status, and sex in an era—and an industry—where very little is sacred and almost nothing is taboo.

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


Spring Dance Show: Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo

April 21-29

SSU Theatre Arts, Rohnert Park

“Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo” is the culmination of a semester-long residency by highly acclaimed guest choreographers from Japan and South Korea with SSU dance program students. The production also features original music and a new piece by CALI&CO dance that will be performed by the guest choreographers.

Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.


Power Lines: New Play Festival

May 4-13

SSU Theatre Arts, Rohnert Park

After several years of the annual Mega Hot New Play Festival, the SSU Theatre Arts department presents its new play festival under the new moniker, “Power Lines,” featuring three short plays that are written, directed, performed, and designed by SSU students.

“The Cultural Significance of the Dumpster,” by Ellen Skoniecki, directed by Natasha Potts: A most unusual young woman searches for the meaning of life in a dumpster behind a convenience store.

“The Tar,” by Victoria Saitz, directed by Jasmin Lewis: What is the scary black substance that is oozing around San Diego?

“Nuclear Housewife,” by James Rich, directed by Beth Lovett: In WWII New Mexico, a housewife with bloody hands is interrogated by police about the murder of her husband, a physicist working on the Bomb.

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. 


Written by Sonoma Insider Jen Jones.

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