Guide to Current Shows, Plays, and Musicals in Sonoma County
On Stage Now - Sonoma County Performing Arts
Cozy up with a with a variety of entertainment on Sonoma County stages. Comedies, musicals, and drama abound with productions for everyone.
Left Edge Theatre, Santa Rosa
From Simon Stephens, the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Heisenberg examines the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection. Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, Georgie spots Alex, a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game.
Jan. 10 - Feb. 1
Main Stage West, Sebastopol
Set during the First World War, Mary's Wedding tells the story of Mary and Charlie, two young lovers in rural Alberta, Canada. From the blossoming of their love on the vast Prairies to the bloody battlefields of France’s Moreuil Wood, Mary's Wedding captures a time of innocence and courage with rare sensitivity and beauty.
Jan. 10 - Feb. 16
6th Street Playhouse - GK Hardt Theatre, Santa Rosa
The heartwarming and heartbreaking life of famous 50s singer Buddy Holly is chronicled in this rock ‘n’ roll musical and features hits like “That’ll Be the Day,” “Chantilly Lace,” “Peggy Sue” and more.
Jan. 24 - Feb. 9
Raven Theater, Healdsburg
From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girls’ indoor soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the passion – and ruthlessness – of a pack of adolescent warriors.
Jan. 24 - Feb. 9
Sonoma Arts Live, Sonoma
Lottie Wilton sees an advertisement in the paper to rent a castle in Italy for the month of April and she jumps at the chance to escape her downtrodden existence. Feeling lost in the shadows of marriage in the post-war rush of the 1920’s, she gathers three very different London housewives to pool their savings for a ladies-only getaway. Together, under the backdrop of the Mediterranean sun, the four women clash, bond, and finally bloom - until surprise guests arrive and threaten to spoil everything.
Jan. 31 - Feb. 16
Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma
David Lindsay-Abaire’s expertly engineered situation comedy, Ripcord, is about adversarial roommates in a retirement home.
Jan. 31 - Feb. 23
6th Street Playhouse - Monroe Stage, Santa Rosa
Arthur Miller’s gripping tragedy follows Eddie Carbone, a Brooklyn longshoreman who welcomes his immigrant relatives to stay with his family. The cousins’ arrival soon disrupts the group’s dynamics, and Eddie learns that eventually all family secrets will break the surface.
SSU Theatre Arts, Rohnert Park
Candide is in love with Cunegonde, daughter of the house in Westphalia where he has been brought up. Dr. Pangloss, their tutor, teaches them that everything in this world is for the best, part of God's universal plan. Candide is then subjected to a knockabout series of disasters to test this theory. Finally, disillusioned, he realizes that the world is neither good nor bad, but what we make of it. Music by Leonard Bernstein.
Feb. 14 - March 1
Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Rohnert Park
In response to a severe water shortage, private toilets have been banned, pay-to-pee public ones are owned by the Urine Good Company, and violators are sent to Urinetown, a mythical penal colony from which they never return. But the spirit of pee-for-free rebellion is afoot. This satiric musical comedy created a splash in 2002, grabbing ten Tony nominations and winning for Best Book for a Musical and Best Original Score.
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Written by Sonoma Insider Jen Jones.