Wednesday, February 6, 2013

This North Coast Weekend

For one night only--Saturday (Feb. 9) at 8 p.m.--Dell'Arte hosts the visiting company PerpetuoMobileTeatro of Italy, presenting Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tale, The Ballad of the Little Match Girl.  The performance features storytelling, acrobatics, mask-theatre and music. It's in Italian with English subtitles. Tickets are $10. There's limited seating in the Carlo, so reservations are recommended: Dell'Arte Box Office (707) 668-5663,

Continuing this weekend: the musical revue Songs for a New World at Ferndale Repertory Theatre. Described as a song cycle about dealing with the unforeseen in life’s defining moments, it’s the first produced work of composer Robert Jason Brown. His next show, Parade, won the Tony for Best Score. His later musical The Last Five Years has been produced locally in the last three years by both the Humboldt Light Opera Company and Redwood Curtain.

 Directed by Dianne Zuleger, Songs for a New World  features Alex Moore, Brandy Rose, Craig Waldvogel, Elena Tessler, Jessi Shieman, Jo Kuzelka, Luke Sikora and Qaiel Peltier. Jo Kuzelka also designed the costumes, and Liz Uhazy designed the set and lighting. Live music is provided by Justin Ross & Laura Welch, keyboards; Tamaras Abrahms, percussion; Bobby Amirkhan, bass. It runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through February 17. Reservations: 1-800-838-3006 or 786-5483.

Also continuing: David Mamet's American Buffalo at North Coast Rep, featuring JOSH Kelly, James Read (both pictured) and Joel Agnew.  See review posted below.

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