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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 »

‘An Accident’ at SF’s Magic Theatre

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 the city. “An Accident,” a new drama written by Lydia Stark, opens Thursday (April 15) at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center. In his Magic Theatre debut, Kniffin co-stars with Arwen Anderson in the two-character play, directed by Rob Melrose. To quote the theater’s web site synopsis of the… Read More »

Narrow Way leads to Rohnert Park

The nomadic Narrow Way Stage Company, with nearly five years of local history but no permanent theater of its own, returns to the Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park with a new show, opening this week. That’s a good deal for both organizations, since the center’s resident theater troupe, Pacific Alliance Stage Co., has gone on hiatus for a year, due to city budget cuts. Previously, Narrow Way staged the perennially popular comedy, “Noises Off,” at the center to… Read More »