Innovative Podcast Musical Releases its First Demo

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Writing and producing a new musical over Zoom sounds like a misnomer, but Alexander Ronneburg, Stanford alumnus and New York-based music director, is creating a show that can be experienced in-full by virtual audiences. Alexander Ronneburg recently released the first demo of his original musical created for the podcast medium. “S.S. Splendor” is a nautical supernatural mystery podcast that features original music and an innovative approach to musical theater storytelling. Ronneburg sat down with the Peninsula Press to discuss his project.

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Tensions rise in "Art" at SF Playhouse

SF Playhouse Returns to Theater and Films Live Performance

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Three actors drank champagne in Zone A. Their director, exhausted but giddy, offered cheers from Zone B. Feeling grateful yet discombobulated, these seasoned actors celebrated their successful completion of the unusual— they had just performed a play onstage. Sure, cameras replaced a packed audience and actors threw props at each other in lieu of a wrestling scene, but regardless, SF Playhouse set a precedent for professional theaters across the country. SF Playhouse performed and filmed a live play in-house, making it the first West Coast theater company to produce an in-person show on an Actors Equity Association contract since COVID forced theaters to shutter over seven months ago. SF Playhouse…

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North Bay School District Candidates Grapple with How to Continue to Reopen Schools During Covid-19

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The four candidates campaigning for two open seats in the North Bay’s Reed Union School District’s Board of Trustees are focused on reopening the schools safely and improving communication with the community. The K-8 public school district serving Tiburon, Belvedere, and Corte Madera residents opened its doors to hybrid in-person learning on Oct. 5. The four candidates answered questions related to COVID during a two-hour live webinar, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Marin County. All candidates support the district’s phased reopening plan which intends to guide the district toward a full reopening in five phases. The district is currently operating in phase 2. Under phase 2, half…

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