Holiday in Sonoma

This past Saturday we traveled to Domaine Carneros, as we do every month, to pick up our allotment of pinot and sparkling wine. This time, however, we decided to make a day of it by attending a holiday show at the restored Sebastiani Theater on Sonoma Square. We had no idea what to expect. Would it be a touristy Christmas show to attract customers to the shops of Sonoma or might it be something worthwhile? The “extravaganza” promised MUSIC, MAGIC & MORE (their caps). It also promised a special appearance by Yo-Yo Man Tommy Smothers. So, for $7 apiece, how could we go wrong?

Well what we saw a an honest-to-goodness small time holiday production with fine musical accompaniment, a little ballet, a little magic, lots of kids singing and dancing, and an eye-popping belly dance from a local instructor. It was thoroughly enjoyable. We may have been the only “tourists” in the building!

Note: If the video seems a little choppy, blame it on a corrupted scan disk in my camera. I had to retrieve the video through third party software and was not entirely successful. For example, I pretty much lost all of Tommy Smother’s Yo-Yo routine. However, I did capture the belly dancer in her entirety.

Holiday in Sonoma from John DeAngelo on Vimeo.