A Season to Remember 2019/2020

ALL SEASON TICKET HOLDERS RECEIVE:

A GLASS OF WINE AND A SWEET AT EACH SHOW - FIRST CHOICE OF RESERVED SEATS

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MERMAN’S APPRENTICE- A MUSICAL

Book & Lyrics by Stephen Cole, Music by David Evans Directed by Jaime Love and Larry Williams. Music Direction by Sherrill Peterson.

Run dates:  September 27 – October 13. 2019

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 Plankenstein 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 Hello, Dolly! rehearsal where they sing together... and, you guessed it!  Merman takes Muriel under wing, making little Muriel Plankenstein Merman's Apprentice. Written by Stephen Cole (off-Broadway musical After the Fair) and composed by David Evans (Conductor of Wicked on Broadway), Sonoma Arts Live is thrilled to act as the out-of-town incubator for this play, which the authors plan to take back East, where it’s already had two sold-out performances at Bird Land, NYC.  Starring Dani Innocenti Beem (Gypsy, Hello, Dolly) as Ethel Merman, and Emma Sutherland (Gypsy, Hello Dolly) as her apprentice. 

A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL

Book by Joseph Robinette. Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Directed by Libby Oberlin.

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. 

ENCHANTED APRIL - A Comedy

Written by Matthew Barber and Directed by Larry Williams

Run dates:  January 24 - February 9, 2020


THE PERFECT ANTIDOTE TO THE POST-HOLIDAY BLUES! 

Lottie Wilton sees an advertisement in the paper to rent a castle in Italy for the month of April.  It is described as an idyllic spot “for those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine,” and she jumps at the chance to escape her downtrodden existence. Feeling lost in the shadows of marriage in the post-war rush of the 1920’s, she gathers three very different London housewives to pool their savings for a ladies-only getaway. Together, under the backdrop of the Mediterranean sun, the four women clash, bond, and finally bloom - until surprise guests arrive and threaten to spoil everything. 

THE TAFFETAS - A Musical

Conceived by Rick Lewis and Directed by Michael Ross.

Run dates:  May 1 – May 17, 2020


A TOE-TAPPING, FINGER-SNAPPING MUSICAL REVUE SALUTING THE SONGS OF THE FABULOUS 50’s!

Journey back the fabulous 1950’s for a fun and nostalgic musical romp. The Taffetas are a quartet of sisters from the Midwest who are determined to sing their way onto national television! You’ll be a part of their debut studio audience as they knock your bobby socks off paying tribute to the McGuire Sisters, The Fontane Sisters and the Chordettes. You’ll find it hard not to sing along to hits like “Johnny Angel,” “Mr. Sandman,” “You Belong to Me,” “Sh-Boom,” “Where the Boys Are,” and many more. 

LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR - A Comedy

Written by Neil Simon and Directed by Michael Ross   

Run dates:  June 5 – June 21, 2020


A NEIL SIMON GEM!

Called “The Funniest Comedy on Broadway” by critics when it debuted in 1993, Simon revisits his early days in the Writers Room on shows like Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows.  Backlit by the Cold War, women joining the work force, and the McCarthy era, the play returns us to a time when America was falling in love with this new thing called television.  Simon captures its Golden Age and the day-to-day life of a Manhattan high-rise executive. Based on the real life antics of Neil Simon and his brother Danny. 



SUNSET BOULEVARD - A Musical

Book and Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton.  Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Directed by Carl Jordan.  

Run dates:  July 17 – August 2, 2020

ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR CLOSE UP?

Faded silent film star Norma Desmond (Dani Innocenti Beem), lives firmly in the past in her decaying mansion on the fabled Sunset Blvd. When young but jaded screenwriter Joe Gillis accidentally crosses her path, she sees in him an opportunity to make her return to the big screen, and possibly, to life. Based on Billy Wilder's Academy Award-winning 1950 film of the same title.



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