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

Spreckels Performing Arts Center presents SPAMALOT, Oct. 13-29

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. What with the devastating fires that hit Sonoma County, some plays were postponed and additional performances were added. The updated dates are as follows. Now is a wonderful time to support our wine country theater community, as they take to the stage to entertain. Find a list of all performing arts theaters here.

 

Monty Python's Spamalot

Oct. 13-29

Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Rohnert Park

Shenanigans abound in this affectionate riff on the classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Join King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table on their quest, along with a bevy of showgirls, cows, killer rabbits, and French people. 

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. 

 

Quartet

Oct. 19-29

Cinnabar Theatre, Petaluma

This wickedly funny, joyous play is about art, the eccentricities of age, and the celebratory power of the human spirit. In a retirement home for aging musicians, memories surface for two former opera stars who were once married, while all of the residents try to raise money with a gala event to keep their home from closing.

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

 

Mary Shelley’s Body

Oct. 19-29

Main Stage West, Sebastopol

Mary Shelley awakes in a graveyard to discover she has died. During one harrowing night, she muses about her past, confronts her most famous literary character and relives key moments from her life.

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. 

 

The Rainmaker

Oct 19-29

Sonoma Arts Live, Sonoma

Set in a drought-ridden rural town in the West in Depression-era America, this 1954 play tells the story of one pivotal hot summer day in the life of spinster Lizzie Curry. Lizzie keeps house for her father and two brothers on the family cattle ranch, but dreams of more. The arrival of a charming trickster sets off a series of events that enable Lizzie to see herself in a new light.

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 7:30 p.m. Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

 

Steel Magnolias

Oct. 20 - Nov. 5

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

Head over to Truvy’s Salon in a small town in Louisiana, where six women gather to share gossip, laughter, friendship, and heartache on four significant days across three years of their lives. The story is hilarious, heartbreaking, and deeply moving. Enjoy the uplifting look at the strength of friendship and reminisce about the fashion and hairstyles of the 80s.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.

 

Bulrusher

Oct. 19-28

Sonoma State University Theatre Arts and Dance, Evert B. Person Theatre, Rohnert Park

Set in redwood country north of San Francisco in 1955, a multiracial girl grows up in a predominantly white town whose residents pepper their speech with the historical dialect of Boontling. Bulrusher is an orphan with a gift for clairvoyance that makes her feel like a stranger even amongst the strange. Passionate, lyrical, and chock full of down-home humor, this play is an unforgettable experience by a new, thrilling voice.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. with a pre-show talk at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. with a post-show discussion.

 

The Rocky Horror Show

Oct. 26 - Oct. 31

Annie O’s Music Hall, Santa Rosa

6th Street Playhouse presents its fun, live cast performance with your favorite Transylvanian characters and the songs you know and love. Five years in the making, this kitchy parody is a Santa Rosa tradition.

Nightly performances at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 and Tuesday, Oct. 31 feature a second performance at 11 p.m. 

  

Written by Sonoma Insider Jen Jones.

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