click on the above Audition page

Some photos from our “Toast to the Classics” Season

Photos by Eric Chazankin

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Please click on the photo to see a video with Jaime Love. Thank you!


Starring  Julia Holsworth, Megan James and Robbie Dornaus

Starring Julia Holsworth, Megan James and Robbie Dornaus


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

Directed by Larry Williams

Run dates:  December 6 – December 22, 2019


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. 

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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 “dressed to the nines” (Broadway Style) 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! 


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.

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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. (On the ticket site they look different from this diagram) select your seat numbers so they are together. We added a D row that is on a one step up riser.

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MERMAN’S APPRENTICE - SEATING CHART Check your seat numbers to sit together.

We are Thrilled to provide you with an easier Ticketing System - Online tickets available now!

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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.