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Theatre with heart, in the heart of town. Based on your feedback, we have carefully chosen eight great shows for 2014, our fifth season (play details start on page 1). This year’s Season Patron Pass will give you access to all eight festival shows for $175. With our new Thrifty Thursday Pass, you can attend the theatre on eight Thursdays for only $145. We’ve done away with premium and general seating as well, making all seats on the floor the same price. When you choose to purchase a season ticket, you are not just choosing to see eight shows, you’re choosing to help individual companies achieve the highest production values possible. Season ticket money goes directly back to our member companies and their productions. We are so grateful to the Rotary Club of Sonoma Valley, the Sonoma Community Center and to you, our patrons.
Jaime Love Executive Director
Sonoma Theatre Alliance
2014 board of directors
Sue Martin, President
front cover/inside photos No Sex Please We’re British (top): Adrian R. Hyman Let’s Misbehave (row two, left) Adrian R. Hyman Picasso at the Lapin Agile (row two, middle): Adrian R. Hyman Lonesome West (row two, right) Troublesome Creek (row three, left): Kathy Aanestad Marisol (row three, right) Cabaret (bottom): Sonoma Index Tribune /Robbi Pengelly Andrews Hall, details (front cover and opposite): Owen Orser
Jeane MacPherson, Vice President Monica McKey, Secretary Myron Binder, Treasurer Jaime Love, Executive Director Todd Evans, Past President Nancy Vandegrift Gerrett Snedaker Chris Ginesi Beverly Pearson Cat Austin, MA Nellie Cravens
back cover photo The Full Monty: Rebecca Goslin brochure design mcreative.com
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Rotary Stage at Andrews Hall
Sonoma Community Center 276 East Napa Street Sonoma, CA 95476
Sonoma Theatre Alliance Festival of Theatre 2014
thank you... A special thank-you to Kathy Swett, Jack Lundgren, Toni Castrone, Sonoma Community Center and the Rotary Club of Sonoma Valley for a beautiful job of renovating Andrews Hall. I am very excited about our 2014 season and the six companies we have this year.Â Thank you to all our generous supporters.Â See you at the theatre.
Little Shop of Horrors
The Full Monty
The Many Faces of Love
Alice: The Rebellion of Wonderland
A Modern Encounter
Hearts on the Line
Sonoma Theatre Alliance
Season Calendar Season Ticket Information Season Ticket Order Form * Dates and details subject to change.
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April 17-May 4 Thursday-Saturday 8:00 pm Sunday Matinee 2:00 pm By special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken Presented by Narrow Way Stage Company Directed by Chris Ginesi Down-and-out skid row floral assistant Seymour becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Seymour may be in for more than he bargained for, as the plant grows larger, offering fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite. • A cult classic filled with 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown music. • Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek. • An affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies. • One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time.
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By Tina Howe Presented by M & G Productions Directed by Gerrett Snedaker Art Direction by Will Combs Fanny and Gardner Church are Boston blue bloods whose patrician airs and whimsical eccentricities mask the shambles their lives have become. Their daughter Mags arrives from New York to help them move, and paint their portrait. Several days with them opens her eyes to a starker picture.
Thursday-Saturday 8:00 pm Sunday Matinee 2:00 pm By special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
• A deceptively simple work made up of precise, intricate brushstrokes. • Finalist, 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. • Best Off-Broadway Play, 1983. • “Beautifully written…a theatrical family portrait that has the shimmer and depth of Renoir portraits.” –The New York Times • “A radiant, loving and zestfully humorous play” –Time Magazine
June 6-29 Thursday-Saturday 8:00 pm Sunday Matinee 2:00 pm Special Performance May 31* By special arrangement with Josef Weinberger, Ltd.
Book by Terrence McNally Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek Presented by ETC! Directed by Cat Austin Based on the Oscar-winning film, the musical explores the lives of a group of unemployed steelworkers who devise a cunning plan to generate some income, while striving to overcome their fears and challenging each of us to take risks and follow our dreams. • A fun, frisky musical from Pulitzer Prize-winner Terrence McNally. • Will they actually go all the way? Sure to raise the roof as well as some eyebrows! • Adult themes and content. *Special gala opening on May 31 at the Sebastiani Theatre, benefiting Sonoma Theatre Alliance and the Sebastiani Theatre Foundation (tickets at SVBO.org).
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Many Faces Love
By Tennessee Williams, Susan Glaspell and Romulus Linney Presented by Sonoma Stage Works Directed by Joey Hoeber, Bill Shea, Julia Holsworth Four classic American one-act plays with many variations on the theme of love.
• Songs of Love: Comedy abounds when elderly nursing home residents Cora and Ellis decide to get married. Will they take matters into their own hands? • Moony’s Kid Don’t Cry: A newlywed couple with a baby, one a dreamer the other a pragmatist, confront their differences for the first time this young couple find the secret to tough it out? • Trifles: Who killed farmer John Wright? A murder mystery exploring power between the sexes and the nature of truth. • Can Can: Poignant and powerful, as it interweaves two love stories.
Thursday-Saturday 8:00 pm Sunday Matinee 2:00 pm By special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Aug 7-24 Thursday-Saturday 8:00 pm Sunday Matinee 2:00 pm
By Tony Ginesi and Merlyn Q. Sell Presented by Narrow Way Stage Company Directed by Nick Christenson This original play, conceived and co-written by Sonoma’s own Tony Ginesi, is a new chapter in Alice’s adventures, wherein she is plunged into Wonderland once again.
• As Alice tumbles down the rabbit hole, she discovers that something may be rotten in Wonderland, and it’s soon clear that it’s up to Alice to save the day! • Audiences young and old will be full of delight when they jump into a Wonderland filled with vivid technical feats and brilliant puppetry as Alice leads all of your favorite characters in a rebellion against the Queen of Hearts.
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By James Jandak Wood Presented by ETC! Directed by Cat Austin Inspired by Noel Coward’s A Brief Encounter, two strangers meet at a cafe in a world where communication is instant, constant, and ubiquitous.
Thursday-Saturday 8:00 pm Sunday Matinee 2:00 pm
• With humor and pathos, this new work explores the fun, peril, and shifting boundaries of relationships —a passionate multimedia romp through the world of personal connections in the Internet era. • The play explores how technology encroaches on our humanity, blurs the line between reality and fantasy, and empowers institutions to tread on our personal privacy.
Oct 16-Nov 2 Thursday-Saturday 8:00 pm Sunday Matinee 2:00 pm By special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
By Hamilton Deane and John Balderston Presented by Silver Moon Theatre Directed by Nellie Cravens Welcome to Dr. Seward’s sanitarium, where spider-eating Renfield keeps escaping from his cell, and no one knows why the doctor’s daughter Lucy is fading away… • Dr. Van Helsing, a specialist, believes that the girl is the victim of a vampire, a sort of ghost that goes about at night sucking blood from its victims. • And who is this exotic neighbor who is so eager to help cure the pale Miss Lucy? • You may think you know this thrilling, chilling story, but you’ve never experienced it like this! • “Pure escape and great fun.” –New York Post
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A New Musical Workshop*
Book by Tom & Sue Martin Music & Lyrics by Tom Martin Presented by Martin Productions Directed by Sue Martin
Thursday-Saturday 8:00 pm Sunday Matinee 2:00 pm Saturday Matinee Nov 29, 2:00 pm
An original musical set in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in the 1980s, when record companies ruled the day and YouTube and iTunes did not exist. • The young protagonist is a songwriter, struggling to get his songs heard somewhere beyond local clubs. • His music is filled with variety, and the life it reflects is the heart of the story. • You will find love denied, love delayed and love realized, this tale embraces the true adventure of mountain life.
No show November 27 *Fully-staged production of this world premiere. The audience is invited to provide feedback following each performance. Help us develop this new work!
Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays...
…is presented in Andrews Hall on evenings when the main stage show is “dark” (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evenings). This series of intimate performances includes a mix of music, cabaret acts, staged readings by Sonoma Readers’ Theatre, and more. If you are interested in performing in this series, contact Monica McKey at SNS@sonomatheatrealliance.org. Various rental packages available. All shows start at 7:00pm and prices vary. Check the SVBO.org website for current listings. Or call the box office at 707.938.4626.
Make a Gift to Sonoma Theatre Alliance... We couldn’t do it without theatre lovers like you! Sonoma Theatre Alliance fulfills its mission because you and others like you give generously to help grow a thriving theatre community in Sonoma Valley. Ticket sales cover only a portion of the cost of producing great theatre. Your tax-deductible gift covers the rest.
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4/17 8:00pm 4/24 8:00pm 5/1 8:00pm
4/18 8:00pm 4/25 8:00pm 5/2 8:00pm
4/19 8:00pm 4/26 8:00pm 5/3 8:00pm
4/20 2:00pm 4/27 2:00pm 5/4 2:00pm
5/15 8:00pm 5/22 8:00pm
5/16 8:00pm 5/23 8:00pm
5/17 8:00pm 5/24 8:00pm
5/18 2:00pm 5/25 2:00pm
6/12 8:00pm 6/19 8:00pm 6/26 8:00pm
6/6 8:00pm 6/13 8:00pm 6/20 8:00pm 6/27 8:00pm
6/7 8:00pm 6/14 8:00pm 6/21 8:00pm 6/28 8:00pm
6/8 2:00pm 6/15 2:00pm 6/22 2:00pm 6/29 2:00pm
The Many Faces of Love 7/10 8:00pm July 10 – 13 7/17 8:00pm July 17 – 20 7/24 8:00pm July 24 – 27
7/11 8:00pm 7/18 8:00pm 7/25 8:00pm
7/12 8:00pm 7/19 8:00pm 7/26 8:00pm
7/13 2:00pm 7/20 2:00pm 7/27 2:00pm
8/7 8:00pm 8/14 8:00pm 8/21 8:00pm
8/8 8:00pm 8/15 8:00pm 8/22 8:00pm
8/9 8:00pm 8/16 8:00pm 8/23 8:00pm
8/10 2:00pm 8/17 2:00pm 8/24 2:00pm
9/4 8:00pm 9/11 8:00pm 9/18 8:00pm
9/5 8:00pm 9/12 8:00pm 9/19 8:00pm
9/6 8:00pm 9/13 8:00pm 9/20 8:00pm
9/7 2:00pm 9/14 2:00pm 9/21 2:00pm
10/16 8:00pm 10/23 8:00pm 10/30 8:00pm
10/17 8:00pm 10/24 8:00pm 10/31 8:00pm
10/18 8:00pm 10/25 8:00pm 11/1 8:00pm
10/19 2:00pm 10/26 2:00pm 11/2 2:00pm
11/13 8:00pm 11/20 8:00pm
11/14 8:00pm 11/21 8:00pm 11/28 8:00pm
11/15 11/22 11/29 11/29
11/16 2:00pm 11/23 2:00pm 11/30 2:00pm
Little Shop of Horrors April 17–20 April 24–27 May 1–4
Painting Churches May 15–18 May 22–25
The Full Monty! June 6–8 June12–15 June19–22 June 26–29
Alice, The Rebellion of Wonderland August 7–10 August 14–17 August 21–24
A Modern Encounter September 4-7 September 11-14 September 18-21
Dracula October 16–19 October 23–26 October 30–November 2
Hearts on the Line November 13–16 November 20–23 November 28–30
8:00pm 8:00pm 2:00pm 8:00pm
Purchase a Season Patron Pass for $175!* Experience every show, get priority seating
& save 20%! Order your Season Patron Pass NOW! Buy it today and see all eight main festival shows for only $175! *Or, experience the full season on Thrifty Thursdays for only $145! Why purchase a Season Patron Pass?
• Flexibility to plan when you want to see each show.
• Choose your dates now or wait until later.
• You’ll get Reserved Seating (assigned seats) for each show (seating configuration varies per show).
• Save up to 20% over single ticket prices.
• Select your seats online or via phone. Please choose seats early for best selection!
• Season ticket patrons enjoy a complimentary beverage at each show.
Three Easy Ways to Order:
Online: purchase at SVBO.org
Mail: complete the attached order form
Call: Sonoma Valley Box Office to place your order 707-938-4626 x1
Single tickets are also on sale NOW!
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Season Patron Pass Order Form Sonoma Theatre Alliance Festival of Theatre 2 014 Season Patron Pass: $175 per season ticket for all eight shows (one ticket per show). Order by mail using this form, purchase online at SVBO.org, or call the Sonoma Valley Box Office, 707-938-4626 x1. I am purchasing ___ Season Patron Passes
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Little Shop of Horrors ( April 17 – May 4 )
Painting Churches ( May 15 – 25 )
The Full Monty ( June 6 – 29 )
The Many Faces of Love ( July 10 – 27 )
Alice: The Rebellion of Wonderland ( August 7 – 24 )
A Modern Encounter ( September 4 – 21 )
Dracula ( October 16 – November 2 )
Hearts on the Line ( November 13 – 30 )
Festival of Theatre 2014 • April – November
The Full Monty & more... Kick off our new Sonoma Theatre Alliance season at the Gala opening fundraiser on Saturday, May 31st, at Sebastiani Theater! Join us for The Full Monty and a revealing evening featuring special guest celebrities. Proceeds benefits STA and Sebastiani Theatre Foundation. Tickets for the Gala available April 1 at SVBO.org.
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Join us for a full season of theatre! Purchase your Season Patron Passes or single tickets TODAY Save up to 20% over single ticket prices Just $145-$175 for all 8 shows Sonoma Valley Box Office 707-938-4626 x1 • SVBO.org
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