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

Spreckels Performing Arts Center presents Peter Pan, May 4-20, 2018

On Stage Now - Sonoma County Performing Arts 

Theater lovers are spoilt for choice in Sonoma County. Productions are being staged nearly everywhere you turn, from intimate studio theater productions to Broadway hits. This spring's selection presents quite a variety of drama, musicals, farce, dance, romance, and a dose of Shakespeare. Find a list of all performing arts theaters here.

  

La Cage Aux Folles

April 27 – May 27

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

After twenty years of un-wedded bliss, Georges and Albin are in upheaval when Georges' son announces his engagement to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Albin is the star performer 'Zaza' at the couple’s drag nightclub. While Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as "normal" when he meets the family of the bride-to-be, Albin has other plans.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays Sundays at 2 p.m. Also, Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, May 12 and 19, at 2 p.m.  

Extended through May 27! Additional performaces are on Sunday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 27 at 2 p.m.

 

Women in Jeopardy

May 4-27

Left Edge Theatre, Santa Rosa

Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club in this a hilarious off-road adventure.

Two divorcées are suspicious of their friend’s new boyfriend. He’s not just a weirdo; he may be a serial killer! Trading their wine glasses for spy glasses, imaginations run wild as the ladies try to discover the truth and save their friend.

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

 

Peter Pan

May 4-20

Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Rohnert Park

Join in the magic with Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Wendy and her brothers as they journey to Neverland after just a little sprinkling of fairy dust. Spreckels presents the musical version of the play with Sarah Wintermeyer playing Peter, the role being written for and traditionally played by a female artist.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. Sundays at 1 p.m. Also, Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. Saturdays, May 12 and 19 at 1 p.m.

 

Jeeves Intervenes

May 11-27

Sonoma Arts Live, Sonoma

Enjoy a delightful romp full of deception and disguise in P.D. Wodehouse’s story of two friends trying to evade meddling relatives in 1920s high-society London. It’s up to Jeeves, the ever-faithful manservant, to rescue the two bumbling fools.

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

 

Eurydice

May 11 - 27

Main Stage West, Sebastopol        

A modern reimagining of a timeless love story, Sarah Ruhl’s play takes a fresh look at the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine, Eurydice. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love.

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

 

The Compleat Wrks of Willm Shkspr

May 18 – June 3

6th Street Playhouse, Studio Theatre, Santa Rosa

The REDUCED Shakespeare Company brings you all 37 plays in 97 minutes. Three madcap actors in tights and Converse All-Stars weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Also, Thursdays May 24 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 2 at 2 p.m.

 

The Fantasticks

June 8-24

Cinnabar Theatre, Petaluma

Since its premiere in 1960, this romantic charmer about a boy, a girl, their two fathers and a love that grows with each season has been enchanting audiences everywhere. At the heart of the longest-running musical in the world is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.

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

 

Honky

June 8 – July 1

Left Edge Theatre, Santa Rosa

A darkly comedic satire about racism, Honky is a look at five people, white and black, as they navigate the murky waters of race, rhetoric, and basketball shoes. When a young African American is shot for a pair of basketball shoes, sales triple among white teens. Are ghetto-glorifying commercials to blame, or is it the white CEO that only sees dollar signs? Luckily, there’s a new pill on the market guaranteed to cure racism.

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

 

Illyria

June 15 – July 8

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

Peter Mills’ version of Twelfth Night is a modernized, musical re-telling of Shakespeare's greatest comedy, Twelfth Night. Capturing the energy of the play's hijinks in mistaken identities, and its emotional exploration of the themes of gender roles in society and unrequited love, the play ultimately provides a happy musical theatre ending.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Also, Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays, June 30 and July 7 at 2 p.m.

 

Shrek the Musical

June 22 – July 8

Raven Theater, Healdsburg

It’s irreverent fun for the whole family with Shrek, the unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess, coming up against a short, short-tempered bad guy and a host of fairy tale misfits.

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

 

Written by Sonoma Insider Jen Jones.

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