The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Adapted by Simon Stephens from the novel by Mark Haddon

Part mystery, part family drama, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time draws us into the strange and brilliant mind of Christopher, a 15-year-old math whiz with autism. The audience is invited to see the world through Christopher’s eyes as he valiantly maneuvers through a confusing world in an effort to solve the mystery of who killed his neighbor’s dog.

Alternately funny, enthralling, heart-wrenching and triumphant, this 2012 play took the world by storm. Winner of seven Olivier Awards as well as the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Play. Spreckels is thrilled to be the first company to stage this mind-expanding play in Sonoma County.

On Sundays, September 9 &16, please join us for a post-show talk-back with our special guests from Alchemia. Alchemia is an innovative visual and performing arts collective for artists with special needs. Their work will be on display in the Spreckels lobby for the duration of the run.

“A play that works on every level. Crowd-pleasing, eye-opening, life-affirming and unmissable” —Time Magazine.

Directed by Elizabeth Craven

Sept. 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 8:00pm
Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 2:00pm

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The Addams Family Musical

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on characters created by Charles Addams

Creepy? Kooky? But of course! In this Tony award-winning musical, we find Gomez and Morticia are still dealing with their gruesomely creative family. The twist? Now grown, Wednesday has fallen in love with  a “normal” boy. How will this oddly-matched love affair pan out? Start practicing your snapping!

Directed by Carl Jordan
Music Direction by Lucas Sherman

Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 8:00pm
Oct. 14, 21, 28 at 2:00pm

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The Tailor of Gloucester

Based on the story by Beatrix Potter
Music by Janis Dunson Wilson
Book and Lyrics by Marcy Telles

The Tailor of Gloucester tells the tale of the poor tailor who will never be able to deliver the Mayor’s waistcoat on time without help from the friendly mice in his shop—but Simpkin the Cat has other plans for the little helpers. This delightful musical features unforgettable characters singing tunes you will be humming long after the final bows.

Directed by Michael Ross
Music Direction by Janis Dunson Wilson

Nov. 23, 24, 30 and Dec. 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at 7:00pm
Nov. 25 and Dec. 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16 at 1:00pm

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By William Shakespeare

Ghosts. Castles. Swordfights. Murder. Poison. Love. Betrayal. Madness...and some of the most famous lines ever written. As entertaining today as it was 400 years ago, William Shakespeare's timeless tragedy– in a powerful,eye-popping production marking Spreckels’ first-ever mounting of Shakespeare – will once again prove Hamlet to be one of the greatest works of drama in the English language. With acclaimed Bay Area actor Keith Baker in the title role, this expansive, yet heartbreakingly intimate production shines a light on Hamlet’s age-old question of life, loss, and struggle … to be or not to be?

Directed by Sheri Lee Miller
Original Soundscape by Nancy Hayashibara

Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9, 14,15 and 16 at 8:00pm
Feb. 3, 10, 17 at 2:00pm

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Barbecue Apocalypse

By Matt Lyle 

Three couples gather on the back deck of a modest suburban home for a midsummer barbecue where the hosts, Mike and Deb, struggle with feelings of inadequacy about their decor, their clothes, their careers, their culinary skills, and pretty much everything else. The superficial, neuroses-laden squabbles abound until the group discovers the rest of the world has been falling apart…. literally...during their barbecue. For these complacent suburbanites, the end is just the beginning.

"A good comedy makes you laugh, a really good one makes you think. Barbeque Apocalypse is a really good one”—Dallas Morning News.

“Lyle has carved out a unique niche, midway between Eugene O’Neill and Eugene Levy”—Dallas Voice.

Directed by Larry Williams

Mar. 29, 30 and Apr. 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19,20 at 8:00pm
Mar. 31 and Apr. 7 and 14 at 2:00pm

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Rogers and Hammerstein's


Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
Music by Richard Rodgers
Additional material by Douglas Carter Beane

The first known instance of a “Cinderella story” appeared more than 2,000 years ago in 7 B.C. What makes this a story for the ages? It is a tale that celebrates everything we love and value: hard work, modesty, generosity, bravery, kindness and last, but certainly not least, the firm belief that something better...

something wonderful…

something impossible

is possible for us all.

This is the new, updated version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic in which Cinderella and Prince Topher meet as intellectual, if not social, equals. There are new songs, new subplots, new characters. But all the original favorites are still there: Impossible, Ten Minutes Ago, Stepsister’s Lament, A Lovely Night...and more!

Directed by Sheri Lee Miller
Music Direction by Paul Smith

May 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25 at 7:00pm
May 12, 18, 19 and 26 at 1:00pm


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