Cinnabar to Host Outdoor WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN Concert, 9/14

Cinnabar to Host Outdoor WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN Concert, 9/14

It's a garden of love. It's a garden of temptation. It's Cinnabar Theater's annual garden concert! The beloved professional theater in Sonoma County invites audiences to When A Man Loves A Woman, a luscious outdoor concert at 4:00 PM on Sunday, September 14. Enter the gorgeous grounds of an exclusive Petaluma estate to savor R&B classics from a smoking eight-piece band led by legendary singers Pamela Rose and Glenn Walters.

"We're thrilled to host these amazing singers in this spectacular setting," said Artistic Director Elly Lichenstein. "If you like Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, or Motown, you'll swoon for this soulful afternoon."

Enjoy cheese and charcuterie plates on the lawn under glorious trees. Then enjoy this passionate selection of songs from a band that the Contra Costa Times promises "hums like a vintage Porsche." A silent auction benefiting Cinnabar offers up gift certificates for theater tickets, gourmet dinners, premium wine, and more.


Pamela Rose is a San Francisco singer who performs regularly for sold-out crowds from Los Angeles to London. In addition to a showcase at the Monterey Jazz Festival, recent performances include the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Fillmore Jazz Festival, the Grammy Museum, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, the Metropolitan Room in New York, SF Jazz, and Yoshi's. Creator of the acclaimed Wild Women of Song cabaret show, Rose has six albums and a book on jazz history to her credit.

Glenn Walters has a long and distinguished career as a vocalist in the Bay Area. He has recorded and performed with renowned bands such as the Hoodoo Rhythm Devils, Tower of Power, and the Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra. His many commercial credits include singing the radio theme for the SF Giants two years in a row as well as providing voices for Tim Burton's animated film The Nightmare Before Christmas.

When A Man Loves A Woman is only the first show in Cinnabar's new Sunday Concert Series. Next, Misner & Smith bring their vivid lyrics and lush melodies to the theater (November 2, 2014), and the Cinnabar Singers celebrate the holidays in beautiful harmony (December 14, 2014). In 2015, Sandy and Richard Riccardi unleash a hilarious cabaret called My Raunchy Valentine (February 8, 2015), the Ring of Truth Trio performs traditional Irish music shortly before St. Paddy's Day (March 15, 2015), and the Red Hot Chackas welcome spring with their catchy brand of Klezmer (April 19, 2015). Then Le Jazz Hot delivers gypsy jazz inspired by guitar genius Django Reinhardt (May 17, 2015), and finally Amanacer Flamenco returns to sing, strum, and stomp across Cinnabar's stage (June 14, 2015). All of these shows are generously underwritten by Michel Snethlage and Barbara Howell.

Tickets for these concerts are only $26 - or save $5 on every show by purchasing a concert package! Reserve seats online at any time by visiting cinnabartheater.org, or call the box office at 707-763-8920 between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM on weekdays. Tickets may also be available at the door, but reservations are recommended as Cinnabar's shows often sell out.

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. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 707-763-8920 or visit cinnabartheater.org.

Photo by Jennifer Paschal

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