Curtain Call: Sonoma County Spring Theater

Laugh, cry and enjoy some music with more than a dozen live local stage shows.

TOM CHOWN Matthew Heredia as Viola, and Kot Takahashi as Olivia in SRJC’s Twelfth Night.

TOM CHOWN Matthew Heredia as Viola, and Kot Takahashi as Olivia in SRJC’s Twelfth Night.

As the traditional live local theater season draws to a close this spring, those drawn to watching actors strut, fret, frolic and triumph on stage will have a rich range of productions at local theaters to choose from. And of course, once these shows have finished their runs, it’ll be time for the annual summer theater festivals and series.

Last Chance!

Through May 15 — The North Bay Stage Company presents Agatha Christie’s classic mystery “Murder on the Nile” in the East Auditorium at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $28. 546-3600,

Through May 21

“The 16th,” the working title for a work in progress, is the newest creation from The Imaginists theater collective, 461 Sebastopol Ave., in Santa Rosa’s A Street arts district. $5-$25. 528-7554,

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” directed by Gene Abravaya, brings to life the beloved songs from the animated film, including “Under the Sea” and “Part of Your World,” at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. $16-$26. 588-3400,

Through May 22 

“Bob: A Life in Five Acts” follows the life of a boy born and abandoned in the bathroom of a fast food restaurant who grows up to embark on an epic journey across America. Main Stage West, 104 N. Main St., Sebastopol. $15-$25. 823-0177,

The Cinnabar Theater’s Young Rep troupe, directed by Nathan Cummings, presents “Godspell,” the musical based on the gospel of Matthew. $10-$15. Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. $10-$15. 763-8920,

Oscar Wilde’s classical comedy, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” gets a new run at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, directed by Jason Edington. 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale. $12-$22. 894-2214,

“New Voices on the Vine: A Short Play Festival” is a collaboration of Redwood Writers and the Studio Theatre at the 6th Street Playhouse. Seven winning plays from the annual play-writing contest will be produced during this two-weekend festival, including fully produced plays, full-length staged readings, speakers and workshops. 52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. $10-$25. 523-4185,

Through May 29 

“Calendar Girls,” based on the true story of English club women who posed for a nude calendar as a fundraiser, will sound familiar to many because of the film version starring Helen Mirren. The Sonoma Arts Live Theater Company presents its production in Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Community Center, 276 Napa St., Sonoma. $15-$40.

Tice Allison directs “Immaterial Matters,” Steve Patterson’s new original play, which won the Raven Theater’s annual ScripTease contest. It tells the story of a young artist in the 1880s who specializes in portraits of the dead. $10-$25. 433-6335,

Wouldn’t it be loverly if you could see the Lerner and Loewe classic “My Fair Lady,” in a live, local production? You can witness Henry Higgins’ attempt to transform street urchin Eliza Doolittle into a lady in the G.K. Hardt Theatre at the 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. $25-$37. 523-4185,

June 2-26

“The Three Musketeers,” playwright Ken Ludwig’s rollicking adaptation of the classic swashbucking tale, gets a lively outdoor production from the Pegasus Theater company, complete with swordplay, at Riverkeeper Stewardship Park in Guerneville. $18-$25 Friday through Sunday; pay what you can on Thursdays. Information: Reservations:, 800-838-3006.

June 10-26

The Cinnabar Theater stages Mozart’s classic opera, “The Magic Flute,” with stage direction by Elly Lichenstein and musical direction by Mary Chun. 3333 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. $25-$40. 763-8920,

Sonoma State University's Dept. of Theatre Arts & Dance presents "Hamlet" from May 4 to May 8. Matt Lindberg is pictured as Hamlet. (Photo by David Papas)
Matt Lindberg is pictured as Hamlet. (Photo by David Papas)