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Live theater is back!

Sonoma Arts Live presents “A Place for Us”

Sonoma Arts Live is presenting a live, in-person performance of “A Place for Us” on Saturday, June 26, at 7:00 p.m. It will be a night full of song, laughter, and the announcement of Sonoma Arts Live’s 2021-22 season. The theater, located at 276 East Napa St., has been dark since March 10, 2020.

“We are beyond thrilled to be able to present a show live, back in our theater home, The Rotary Stage, in Andrews Hall of the historic Sonoma Community Center. It’s been way too long!” says artistic director Jaime Love. “And we are incredibly grateful to Dani Innocenti Beem, Julie Ekoue-Totou, and special guests Sean O’Brien and ScharyPearl Fugitt for their dedication in bringing this show to life.” Sonoma Arts Live fans will recognize Innocenti Beem from her past smash performances playing Ethel Merman in “Merman’s Apprentice,” Dolly Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” and Mama Rose in “Gypsy.” O’Brien is the co-creator and one half of The Dynamic Duet with Innocenti Beem, playing to sold-out houses for years. Musical direction and keyboards will be by Sherrill Peterson. The quartet will also be accompanied by Steve Cohen on drums and Pete Donery on bass.

Sonoma Arts Live’s performance of “A Place for Us” is a benefit to help get the theater back on its feet after being dark for more than a year. All seats are $100. The show will also be streamed live for a suggested donation of $20. Go to www.sonomaartslive.org to purchase a ticket to this live benefit performance. All current COVID restrictions will be in place, and patrons are asked to show proof of vaccination at the door.

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