Arts & Culture :: Theater

Besties arts: curtain up, sound check, arts opening

Besties arts: curtain up, sound check, arts opening

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 28, 2022

It's time to get back out there and enjoy the communal experience of the arts in person. There is plenty in the pipeline from our readers' local favorites in both the visual and performing arts.

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 23-30, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 23-30, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 22, 2022

Leather, rubber and other fetish gear abound at the annual Folsom Street Fair this weekend and at tied in —or tied up— nightlife events this weekend. We've also selected plenty of arts events that don't require such a kinky dress code.

Consider the narrator: plays that show but tell too much

Consider the narrator: plays that show but tell too much

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 20, 2022

Three productions —"the ripple, the wave that carried me home" at Berkeley Rep, "To Kill A Mockingbird" at the Golden Gate Theater and "Lear" at CalShakes— employ narrator figures for various purposes and with varying degrees of success.

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 15-23, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 15-23, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 15, 2022

We've got musicals, dance concerts, art exhibits — even a cat show and 'Cats' the show!— and nightlife up for grabs this week, including some pre-Folsom Street Fair events. Fall in for the fun.

'Kinky Boots'- Ray of Light's kicky production

'Kinky Boots'- Ray of Light's kicky production

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 13, 2022

Cyndi Lauper's infectious score and the cast's all-in performances made the original production —and now the Ray of Light iteration — of 'Kinky Boots' well worth seeing.

'Moulin Rouge!' lush pop song musical can, can, can

'Moulin Rouge!' lush pop song musical can, can, can

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 13, 2022

Spectacular sets, extravagant costumes, dozens of pop song snippets woven together in a sonic field of dreams. The national tour of "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" now playing at the Orpheum Theater, offers audiences an eye-popping, ear-tickling escape.

Tony-winner Matt Doyle at Feinstein's: the 'Company' star comes home

Tony-winner Matt Doyle at Feinstein's: the 'Company' star comes home

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 6, 2022

Former local returns to Feinstein's this weekend as a bonafide Broadway star, shortly after winning a Tony for his role in the acclaimed revival of 'Company.'

The promise of 'Goddess,' Berkeley Rep's rousing new musical

The promise of 'Goddess,' Berkeley Rep's rousing new musical

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 6, 2022

A crowd-pleasing package of infectious music, thrilling choreography, vibrant costumes and charismatic performances, "Goddess," now having its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, probably already has all it takes to achieve Broadway success.

SF Opera's 'Antony and Cleopatra' - legendary lovers inspire operatic partnerships

SF Opera's 'Antony and Cleopatra' - legendary lovers inspire operatic partnerships

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Sep 6, 2022

Anticipation runs justifiably high for SFO's fifth production with composer John Adams' 'Antony and Cleopatra,' adapted from William Shakespeare's tragic love story, with consultation by director Elkhanah Pulitzer and dramaturg Lucia Scheckner.

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 1-9, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 1-9, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 1, 2022

Some of our Fall Arts faves are still in preview mode, but we've got hundreds of arts and nightlife events happening today and through the week. Get out and about.

Moving new works: Fall Arts dances from Bay Area and visiting companies

Moving new works: Fall Arts dances from Bay Area and visiting companies

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Aug 30, 2022

There's no doubt that live performances are back, and our resilient Bay Area dance community, and visiting ensembles, have emerged with a dazzling line-up of plans for the fall.

The world's a stage: curtain up for Fall Arts theater

The world's a stage: curtain up for Fall Arts theater

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 30, 2022

For the first time in three years, the Bay Area is welcoming a full-fledged fall theater season, with a parade of opening nights that starts next week and marches all the way into December at a head-spinning pace.

'Goddess' opening night @ Berkeley Rep

'Goddess' opening night @ Berkeley Rep

  • by photo by Steven Underhill
  • Aug 27, 2022

Opening night of the new musical "Goddess" on August 24 drew numerous local and national celebrities to see the acclaimed production at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 26—Sept. 2, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 26—Sept. 2, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 25, 2022

Fall into fun at music, theatre and dance concerts, or drag shows and DJed nightclub revelry. Tempus fugit, peeps!