Roy Zimmerman Coming to Cinnabar Theater, 11/3
Roy Zimmerman has shared a stage with everyone from George Carlin to Bill Clinton. Now he's coming to Cinnabar Theater in Sonoma County so local folks can enjoy the hilarious satirist who has delighted audiences on NPR, HBO, MTV and nationwide.
"Don't miss 'Roy Zimmerman Offers Bad Advice' on Sunday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m.," says Cinnabar's artistic director, Elly Lichenstein. "You won't believe how much fun you'll have hearing him sing about war, ignorance and greed."
"Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society's foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer," asserts the LA Times. Like Lehrer, Zimmerman incites laughter with his smart, incisive songs. He's released 13 uproarious albums in 20 years, and millions of people have enjoyed his funny videos on YouTube. Even the New York Times praises the "contagious irreverence" of his music.
"Zimmerman is a guy on the left skewering folks on the right with rapier-sharp lyrics," adds Sing Out! Magazine. "Underneath the caustic satire is a man who is surprisingly optimistic."
Terry Jones of Monty Python calls Roy, "Brilliant. Just brilliant!" And Joni Mitchell says, "Roy's lyrics move beyond poetry and achieve perfection." So head to Cinnabar for an evening of timely songs brimming with potent punch lines.
Every year, Cinnabar Theater produces a thrilling mix of plays, musicals, operas and concerts in a remarkable range of genres. Cinnabar's Young Rep offers extensive activities for local youth, and the Cinnabar Singers welcome anyone who wants to be part of a chorus. All these events take place in the iconic red schoolhouse perched atop a grassy hill on the outskirts of Petaluma.
Audiences have flocked to performances in this intimate setting since 1972, when Marvin and Jan Klebe established an arts center for the community. Along with their sons, they transformed a charming 1908 schoolhouse into a jewel-box theater that has hosted successful shows for four decades. Now Cinnabar is presenting another year of lively performances for its loyal audience.
Cinnabar Theater is located at 3333 Petaluma Boulevard North, just off Highway 101 and only minutes from historic downtown Petaluma. There's ample parking up on the hill... and a friendly herd of goats grazing in the neighboring field.
Photo courtesy of Cinnabar Theater