The cast of Inspecting Carol is busy putting the final touches on this warm, funny and altogether charming comedy! And… we have award-winning Carl Jordan (Clybourne Park, Venus in Fur, Becky’s New Car, to name a few) at the helm! 

Inspecting Carol features a small professional theater company that is striving to maintain funding. (Aren’t we all?!)  In their harried efforts to mount their tired, yearly fundraiser production of A Christmas Carol, they mistake an amateur actor for a National Endowment for the Arts Inspector and do EVERYTHING they can to ensure future funding. More and more things go wrong, and more and more laughter follows.  Inspecting Carol, in the spirit of Waiting for Guffman and the hilarious Noises Off, has now become a holiday staple nationwide.
Director Carl Jordan says "This lively gem of a show should be great entertainment for the whole family - start your holidays with this hilarious show!”


Sonoma Arts Live is pleased to announce that two of the productions in our January - July 2017 WOMEN WHO DARE series were winners of three Marquee Theater Journalists Association Awards on November 6!
Becky’s New Car, which ran to critical acclaim in June, took home two awards. Melissa Claire, who played the emotional, tightly wound and hilarious Becky, won an award for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Comedy, and Sonoma Arts Live and Director Carl Jordan took home an award for Outstanding Comedy Production (Becky’s New Car).
It was a true honor to be in a category with such wonderful companies as Spreckels, Main Stage West, Left Edge Theater and 6th Street Playhouse!

Daniela Innocenti-Beem, who wowed audiences last summer as Madame Rose in the Michael Ross directed GYPSY! won for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical. Her category included entries from Spreckels, Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma Arts Live’s Evita! directed by Lauren Miller.
Now in their second year, the awards were founded by San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critics Circle members Harry Duke, Alexa Chipman and Barry Willis, and playwright and SFBATCC critic David Templeton. How cool is that?!