Urinetown: The Musical Spreckels Theater Company February 14 – March 1, 2020
In response to a severe water shortage, private toilets have
been banned, pay-to-pee public ones are owned by the Urine Good Company, and
violators are sent to Urinetown, a mythical penal colony from which they never
return. But the spirit of pee-for-free rebellion is afoot. This satiric
musical-comedy created a splash in 2002, grabbing ten Tony nominations and
winning for Best Book for a Musical and Best Original Score. It takes aim at
the justice system, capitalism, bureaucracy, politics—and public toilets.
Don’t be scared off by the title, this is satire at its
best. Prepare to laugh until you…
Advisories: Potty humor, threats of violence, rapidly moving
Music by Mark Hollmann, Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis Book by Greg Kotis Music Direction by Lucas Sherman Choreography by Michella Snider Directed by Jay Manley
Showtimes: Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm Sundays at 2:00 pm Thursday 2/27 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $36 General $34 Senior (62+) $32 Student $12 Youth (18 and under) BUY TICKETS
Location: Codding Theatre Spreckels Performing Arts Center 5409 Snyder Lane Rohnert Park, CA 94928 (707) 588-3400 www.spreckelsonline.com
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – SOLD OUT Raven Theater Healdsburg Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Heart Space & The Raven present, An Evening with Ladysmith Black Mambazo performing two Sets!
Don’t miss this transformational Grammy Award-winning South African group. Proceeds to benefit Live Music Lantern & The Raven.
About Ladysmith Black Mambazo: For over 50 years, South Africa’s Five-Time Grammy Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves, and charming onstage banter. With a deep respect for both their cultural and personal history, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is ever-evolving with an eye toward their long musical legacy. Since the world discovered their powerful a cappella vocals from Paul Simon’s Graceland album, the original members have welcomed a younger generation in their mission, passing along the tradition of storytelling and spreading a message of peace, love, and harmony to millions of people the world over. Now led by the four sons of group founder Joseph Shabalala, after joining the group almost twenty five years ago, an infusion of youthful energy and the promise of a bright future has a firm grip within the group. It was Nelson Mandela who anointed the group ‘South Africa’s cultural ambassadors to the world,’ a designation the members carry with them with the highest honor. In 2017 the group released two albums that both were nominated for Grammy Awards, a first for a World Music group. On Songs of Peace & Love for Kids & Parents Around the World, Ladysmith Black Mambazo shares their uplifting message with audiences of all ages through their music and the stories behind the songs. Their second album of 2017, Shaka Zulu Revisited, celebrated the 30th anniversary of their first Grammy Award-winning album and fittingly won Best World Music Album that year.
About Live Music Lantern: Live Music Lantern is a Sonoma County-based 501(c)3 that provides self-care in the form of live music to educators and social service providers. Since their inception in August of 2014, they have gifted over 3500 tickets to social service providers/educators in Sonoma County. In addition, as part of our Music is Care (MIC) program, we provide music healing concerts at schools and social service organizations.
Raven Performing Arts Theater: The mission of the Raven Performing Arts Theater is to provide an inviting venue for performing arts and a vibrant center for community educational and public service activities. Specifically, to provide a long-term home for community performance groups including schools, churches, clubs, and public and private organizations. To offer programming that encompasses a variety of professional performances including dance, acting, music, and festivals. To provide a learning environment for children and adults, as individuals and in groups, to learn many aspects of theater operation, production, and presentation.
$55 Gold Circle
Raven Theater Healdsburg
115 North Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Community Church of Sebastopol
Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm
For the fifth concert in Redwood Arts’ Ruby Anniversary Season, we present the exciting Russian cello and piano Kouzov Duo. The St. Petersburg Musical Herald praises them with “This unusually difficult program, the five sonatas of Beethoven, was played with exceptional mastery, deep musicality, perfect taste, and style.”
Cellist Dmitry Kouzov has performed on five continents with orchestras, in recitals, and in chamber music performances. He has appeared with the St. Petersburg Symphony, the National Symphony of Ukraine, and the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic (Czech Republic), and the Symphony Orchestra “Classica” (Russia). He was awarded First Prize at the International Beethoven Competition in the Czech Republic and is a two-time laureate of the International Festival-Competition “Virtuosi of the Year 2000” in Russia, and the winner of the New York Cello Society Rising Star Award. He has appeared at prominent concert halls throughout his native Russia.
Recently, Mr. Kouzov made his recording debut on Naxos with three C.P.E. Bach Gamba Sonatas and a recital CD “Two Hundred Years of Cello Masterpieces” on Marquis Classics. Mr. Kouzov is a founding and active member of the Manhattan Piano Trio, with whom he has captured First Prizes at the Plowman and Yellow Springs National Chamber Music Competitions. In addition to his concert activities, Mr. Kouzov is a devoted teacher and is an Assistant Professor of Cello at the University of Illinois.
Known for her passionate interpretations and impressive
technical facility, the Russian pianist Yulia Fedoseeva enjoys a career as a
soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. She has given hundreds of performances
throughout Russia, Holland, Portugal, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and
in the United States. In 2009 Yulia’s performances were seen and heard in Phil
Grabsky’s documentary “In Search of Beethoven,” which was broadcast
internationally and shown in movie theaters worldwide.
Yulia has won many awards, including in 1997 a Special Prize
at the International Piano Competition in Jurmala, Latvia, in 2000 Grand Prix
and First Prize at the International Chamber Music Competition “Coast of Hope”
in Dobrich, Bulgaria, in 2004 First Prize at the Maria Yudina Piano Duo
Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia. Yulia is a devoted teacher and has been
on faculty at the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire and at the Rimsky-Korsakov
Music Lyceum for Highly Gifted Children.
The Kouzov Duo are:
Dmitry Kouzov, cellist
Yulia Fedoseeva, pianist
Beethoven: 12 Variation on a theme by Mozart
Bach: Suite #2 for Cello
Brahms: Sonata #1
Martinu: Variations on a theme by Rossini
The Living Room (TLR) offers drop-in daytime services Monday
through Friday to women and children who are homeless or at-risk of becoming
homeless. Our aim is to create a welcoming safe environment where participants
can rest, rejuvenate and work towards stability. Our staff and volunteers are
dedicated to listening to those experiencing homelessness, and to treating
every woman and child who comes to The Living Room with kindness, dignity and
Our Mission The Mission of The Living Room is to ease adversity and promote stability, dignity and self-reliance for women and children who are homeless, or at-risk of homelessness, in Sonoma County.
We are the only day center in Sonoma County exclusively
serving homeless and at-risk women and their children.
Daily services offered at The Living Room:
Hot Breakfast & Lunch, Showers, Laundry, Hygiene Products, Emergency
Women’s/Children’s Clothing & Shoes, Pet Support, Computers, Printers &
Fax Machine, Phones/Message Center, PO Box Address, Care Coordination with
Experienced Staff (By Appointment), Groups & Classes, Community Resources
& Referrals, Drop-In One on One Counseling w/ Licensed Counselor (Tuesday
Donation are accepted Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 am – 3:00
To volunteer, call (707) 978-4809
Drop-in Center Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Living Room
1207 Cleveland Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Obi Kaufmann Presents Ecological Connectivity and Restoration in Art and Science Finley Community Center Tuesday, February 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Obi Kaufmann, the best-selling author of “The California Field Atlas,” brings his work to the Sonoma County Community on Tuesday, February 11 for an exclusive presentation that includes an introduction to his newest book, “The State of Water: Understanding California’s Most Precious Resource.” The acclaimed naturalist, writer, and artist grew up adventuring around Mount Diablo — and falling in love with it — before deciding in college to pursue a career in visual arts. A lifelong backpacker, Obi wrote his first book, “The California Field Atlas,” after enjoying decades of California summers, with “more days without a roof on the trail than under one in a house.” He integrates his background as an artist and a trained mathematician into his own brand of storytelling — what he calls “systems stories” — melding analysis and aesthetics through nature writing and watercolor paintings to present a new vision for the conservation of California. His books, prints, and cards will be available for sale after the presentation.
Welcome Reception and Talk at 6:00 pm Join us before the talk for a special opportunity to mingle with Obi Kauffman during a small reception. Ask questions, get your book signed, nosh and enjoy delicious local wines from our partner wineries. There will be a special unveiling of an art piece created by Obi just for Sonoma Land Trust. You’ll also have first dibs on Obi Kauffman prints, cards and books for sale. Limited tickets are available.
2020 Movie Awards Night Viewing Party
Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Have you ever experienced Hollywood’s biggest awards night
with an audience? It is a blast! Join Food for Thought and Rialto Cinemas for
an evening of stargazing, suspense, prizes and lots of local color! Food For
Thought and Rialto Cinemas will present the awards on Sunday, February 9 LIVE
on the big screen with an in-theatre host!
This event is a benefit for Food For Thought.
Red Carpet 4pm Show Begins 5pm
Admission includes beverage, appetizers, costume contest,
trivia, prizes, ballot participation and more!
Candide Green Music Center – Evert B. Person Theater February 6 – 16, 2020
Is this the best of all possible worlds? Follow our hero as he tries to find out in
this classic musical. Music by Leonard Bernstein, Music Direction by Lynne
Morrow, Stage Direction by Doyle Ott, Produced by The Department of Music.
Candide is in love with Cunegonde, daughter of the house in
Westphalia where he has been brought up.
Dr. Pangloss, their tutor, teaches them that everything in this world is
for the best, part of God’s universal plan. Candide is then subjected to a
knockabout series of disasters to test this theory. Is the world essentially
good or essentially bad, and how will Candide find out?
Candide – The Royal National Theatre Version:
Music Direction by Lynne Morrow
Stage Direction by Doyle Ott
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur
Book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler In a new version by John Caird.
$15 SSU Alumni
$10 Seniors (55+) and Student BUY TICKETS
Evert B. Person Theater
Green Music Center
1801 East Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Up Street Music Patrons is a California non-profit
corporation who’s stated goal is, “Funding music education, providing
musical opportunities to adults and children for personal and cultural
Why music and art matter:
Improves and strengthens social connections
Improves mental health and quality and enjoyment of life
Provides an outlet for creativity and emotions
Improves communication skills
Improves cognitive skills
Up Street Music Patrons fundraises in order to provide financial aid to students seeking music and theater arts programs, lessons, classes, and instruments.
They produce participatory music opportunities for children
They encourage collaboration between music and arts
organizations in programming and fundraising efforts.