Becoming Dr. Ruth – January 5, 2017

Becoming Dr. Ruth
Main Stage West
January 5th – 22nd, 2017

Directed by Elizabeth Craven, Becoming Dr. Ruth, by Mark St. Germain, is a delightful play filled with the humor, honesty, and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth,” (Westheimer,) America’s most famous sex therapist.

“You will laugh. You will cry. You will be totally satisfied.”

$30 Adult
$25 Senior (65+)
$15 Student (w/ID)

Main Stage West
104 N Main St
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 823-0177

The Living Room – January 4, 2017

The Living Room
Ongoing Services

The Living Room welcomes homeless and at-risk women and their children into a warm and safe environment during the day when overnight shelters are closed. Caring staff and volunteers offer a lifeline during a time of crisis. Whether homeless for some time, newly homeless, or on the verge homelessness, women of all ages and mothers with children are greeted with love and understanding. Mother’s appreciate the child-friendly environment where they receive support while their children engage with toys and learning activities.

The Living Room provides nutritious meals and essential daily needs, health care education, parenting skills, job search skills, computer and mail access. We also provide referrals to community resources for temporary shelter, housing, medical and mental health care, and many other vital services. While the homeless numbers grow, we strive to meet some of their needs – made possible primarily through private, business, and in-kind donations.

Hours of Operation:
Open Monday through Friday
Program Hours: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Office Hours: 8:30am – 3:30pm

The Living Room Center
1207 Cleveland Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 579-0138

Red Hot Mama – January 3, 2017

Red Hot Mama
Cinnabar Theater
January 6th – January 29, 2017

RED HOT MAMA – The Sophie Tucker Story is the story of the first lady of show business, the “Last of the Red Hot Mamas”, whose remarkable career spanned sixty years. It contains the music and history of burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway, and Las Vegas in a critically acclaimed one-woman musical biography of the entertainment legend, written by and starring Sharon McNight, and featuring over two dozen songs made famous by Tucker, including composers Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Henderson, DeSylva, & Brown, and her 1928 million record seller, Jack Yellen’s “My Yiddishe Mama”.

Generously underwritten by Executive Producers Karen and Mike Bergin of Bergin Glass with Sponsor Circle Members Janet & Lewis Baer, Maureen Reed and Janet Roselle, Clyde & Kim Schultz, and Buffington Clay-Miller.

$35 advance/$40 door, General admission
$25 advance/$30 door, Youth (21 and under)
$9 (Advance sales only) Jr and high-school students (Jan 6 show only)

Cinnabar Theater
3333 Petaluma Blvd North
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 763-8920

Renaissance Glory – January 2, 2017

Renaissance Glory Concert
Church of the Incarnation
Sunday, January 8th, 2017 @ 4:00pm

For the past forty years the Festival Consort has been entertaining audiences in the Bay Area. Some audience members come every year to celebrate the Christmas season in the historic all redwood 142 year old church.

Well-known soprano Carol Menke and countertenor Chris Fritzsche join instrumentalists David Hogan Smith, Joanna Bramel Young, Alan Paul and Robert Cronin for a concert of traditional Christmas carols, songs by Dunstable, and glorious six-part works by Senfl, Altenburg, Hammerschmidt, and Josquin.

Full consorts of recorders, crumhorns and schreyerpfeifen will play works by a variety of renaissance composers. Other instruments played are the sackbut, renaissance guitar, shawms, douçaine and curtails (renaissance bassoons). Two new curtals, the alto and tenor, will be making their debut this year. Also, the great bass recorder and crumhorn add their wonderful low notes to various ensembles.

David Hogan Smith, author of a book on making renaissance reeds, makes reeds for and adjusts the crumhorns and schreyerpfeifen. Robert Cronin, well-known instrument builder, made the shawms and the bass curtal played in the Consort.

$20 General

Church of the Incarnation
550 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Joanna Young