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?!