As spring rolls around in Sonoma County, there’s a plethora of live theaters to choose from this month. Whether you’re looking for comedy, drama, music or just a fun night out, there’s something for everyone as theater companies happily open their doors to the public. Don’t miss a treat – or two! Here are some of the shows playing in April at a theater near you.
Left Edge Theater’s “Native Gardens” is a lighthearted, smart comedy about what it takes to make good neighbors and how petty conflicts can quickly escalate if we don’t learn to live with each other – and laugh at ourselves. (Full disclosure, I am directing this production).
April 2-17, Santa Rosa, details at https://www.leftedgetheatre.com/
Edward Albee’s Pulitzer-winning play “Three Tall Women”opening at the Cinnabar Theatre, is a dark, funny and thought-provoking drama that examines the aging process through the eyes of a woman at three different stages of her life.
April 8-24, Petaluma, details at https://cinnabartheater.org/
“One Flea Spare”, presented by Main Stage West, is the unusual story of a wealthy aristocrat and his wife living in 17th-century London during a time of bubonic plague. This provocative piece with adult themes tackles issues of survival, class and fear that sadly still resonate in today’s world.
April 8-30, Sevastopol, details at https://www.mainstagewest.com/
The popular “how and why” an entertaining play about science, family, women’s roles and the survival of the fittest debuts this month from Lucky Penny Productions.
April 8-24, Napa, details at https://luckypennynapa.com/
Cloverdale Performing Arts stages “Parallel Lives”, a comedy in which two actresses play several characters in vastly different scenarios, all grappling with the common rituals of modern life and in a universal quest to find parity and love.
April 9-17, Cloverdale, details at https://www.cloverdaleperformingarts.com/
Santa Rosa Junior College presents “The Wedding Singer”, a lighthearted musical romantic comedy based on the Adam Sandler film that will appeal to all members of the family.
April 22 – May 8, Santa Rosa, details at https://theatrearts.santarosa.edu/
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“Moon Over Buffalo”: Curtain Call Theatre, Russian River until 9 April. Details at: https://www.russianriverhall.com/
“Almost Maine”: Spreckels Theatre, Rohnert Park until 10 April. Details at: https://app.arts-people.com/
“Hank Williams, Lost Highway”: 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa until April 24. Details at: https://6thstreetplayhouse.com