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Dan Taylor on the fine arts scene.

Sonoma County actor co-stars in Berkeley’s ‘Sound of Music’

Tim Kniffin, a Santa Rosa actor who has divided his time successfully between Sonoma County and the rest of the Bay Area, has a new show opening in Berkeley. The Berkeley Playhouse production of “The Sound of Music,” featuring Kniffin as Captain Von Trapp, opens Oct. 27 at the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley. “The show is my first for the Berkeley Playhouse,” Kniffin said. Bay Area actress Sharon Rietkerk also makes her Berkeley Playhouse debut as Maria, the novice… Read More »

Roustabout Theater adds ‘Sound of Music’ matinee

Roustabout Theater, the resident theater company and training troupe at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts and, opened its production of “The Sound of Music” on Nov. 19, and audience response has been strong. This is the closing weekend and tickets are scarce. “We have sold out Saturday night and the Sunday matinee, and Friday night is almost sold out as well, so we’ve added a Saturday (Dec. 4) matinee at 2 p.m.,” said Clark Lewis, artistic director and founder of… Read More »