Photos by Eric Chazankin
SONOMA ARTS LIVE THEATER COMPANY NEEDS YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR OUR UPCOMING SEASON
At SONOMA ARTS LIVE we have just announced our shows for the new upcoming 2019-2020 season. It’s an ambitious season which we are confident will reinforce our growing reputation among audiences and critics alike. For the 6 shows…Merman’s Apprentice, Christmas Story, Enchanted April, The Taffetas, Laughter On the 23rd and Sunset Blvd… the rights fees alone total $20,000. We are asking all theater patrons, no matter where you live, to help us in raising that $20,000.These fees must to be paid in advance of our ticket sales and our individual production fund-raising efforts. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Feed the soul of live theater by supporting Sonoma’s only live theater company. We need your help today so we can entertain and enrich audiences tomorrow. Your generous gift will help us pay for these rights. Please click on the photo to see a video with Jaime Love. Thank you!
A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL
Book by Joseph Robinette. Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Directed by Larry Williams
Run dates: December 6 – December 22, 2019
A NOSTALGIC HOLIDAY TREAT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
This new, Tony Award-nominated musical received rave reviews during its recent Broadway run! Based on the classic movie, it is set in the 1940s fictional town of Hohman, Indiana. We join 9 year-old Ralphie Parker on his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts: A Red Ryder BB Gun. Enjoy this trip back to a simpler time. This show has something for everyone and is suitable for all ages.
Opening September 27…..
Sonoma Arts Live opens A Season to Remember 2019-2020 with an original musical, starring Sonoma favorite Dani Innocenti Beem (Gypsy and Hello Dolly) as Ethel Merman. Buy a ticket to opening night, September 27, and come at 7:00pm to the Rotary Lounge to meet Directors Larry Williams, who just wowed us as Henry Higgins, and Jaime Love, our Executive Artistic Director; playwright Stephen Cole and composer David Evans, current associate conductor of the Wicked orchestra on Broadway for the last seven years!
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
Sept. 27 - Oct. 13, 2019
Book & Lyrics by Stephen Cole, Music by David Evans, Directed by Jaime Love and Larry Williams
Co-Producers- Suzy & Wulfrin Oberlin
BE A PART OF BROADWAY RIGHT HERE IN SONOMA! It’s 1970. The golden age of musical theatre is drawing to an end. But young Muriel Plakenstein of Brooklyn doesn't know that! She runs away from home to become a Broadway star, and, in true Broadway tradition, runs right off the train and into the Queen of Broadway, Ethel Merman. Ethel takes a liking to the kid and takes her to a rehearsal, they end up singing together... and, you guessed it! Merman takes Muriel under her wing, making little Muriel Plakenstein Merman's Apprentice.
For a Story Beat interview with Stephen Cole click on poster.
We listened to our patrons and we have reconfigured the seating chart for Merman’s Apprentice. It is still a three sided layout that we had for My Fair Lady, but we have split the rows and put the seats in an angle instead of facing the the walls. We added a D row that is on a step up riser.
MERMAN’S APPRENTICE - SEATING CHART
We are Thrilled to provide you with an easier Ticketing System - Online tickets available now!
Please set up your secure password and edit or enter your complete contact information so we can better serve you.
Box Office is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Sonoma Community Center office. 276 E. Napa St. Sonoma CA
Our Box Office number for tickets for single performances - 707-939-9018
For Season Tickets or help online please call Sue 707-484-4874
Please arrive at the theater fifteen minutes prior to start of the show. There will be no late seating for Merman’s Apprentice.