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Who likes to play host at Christmas?

Are you an a Christmas "orphan," or do you know someone who takes them in? Every year, there are people who can’t get out of town during the holidays to visit distant family. It’s a longstanding tradition that some generous folk will host some of these “orphans,” who have no [...]

By | November 29th, 2011|0 Comments

Seeking help with a Christmas season story

Now that Thanksgiving is here, we're free to go ahead and talk about Christmas. Every year, there are people who can't get out of town during the holidays to visit distant family. It's a longstanding tradition that some generous folk will host some of these "orphans," who have no close [...]

By | November 24th, 2011|0 Comments

The show goes on in Guerneville

A one-man show is normally a fairly straight-forward production,without a lot of complex personnel issues, but when that one man can't go on, there's a problem. Actor John Rowan opened in the new Pegasus Theater production of John Sedaris' "Santaland Diaries" as planned, on Dec. 5, but illness has forced [...]

By | December 17th, 2009|0 Comments

‘Ham for the Holidays’ extended at 6th Street

The evidence is in. Audiences are looking for laughs this Christmas season. "Ham for the Holidays," the new farce by Santa Rosa's Shad Willingham, just premiered Dec. 4 in the Studio Theatre at the 6th Street Playhouse, and ticket sales have been good enough to warrant adding three additional performances: [...]

By | December 14th, 2009|0 Comments

Scrooge comes to Cloverdale

There is no shortage of actors shouting "Humbug!" onstage this year, but here's one more sample: Scrooge is coming back to Cloverdale, in a return engagement of  Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," which played to near-capacity audiences last year. Steven David Martin (above) stars as the old miser, who has [...]

By | December 4th, 2009|0 Comments

Sonoma City Opera sings for the holidays

When Antoinette Kuhry founded the Sonoma City Opera 25 years ago, one of her goals was to bring fine singing to a broader audience, especially young people. With that in mind, Sonoma City Opera will present "Joy to the World,"  a family Christmas concert, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, [...]

By | December 3rd, 2009|0 Comments