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"Wicked," the Wizard of Oz-inspired musical returns to the Bay Area, and its story has never seemed more timely.
August Strindberg's "Miss Julie" is considered a stage classic yet strongly misogynistic -- two new S.F. adaptations address that issue.
Multi Ethnic Theater presents August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" in San Francisco through Sept. 1.
Lamplighters is well-versed in Gilbert and Sullivan's 'H.M.S. Pinafore," and its shows in this razor-sharp production.
Sarah Ruhl's comedy "The Clean House" follows an improbable yet charming turn of events; it plays through Sept. 8 in Alameda.
PlayGround, the Bay Area company promoting new plays and playwrights, is hosting a series of new works in SF Innovators Showcase.
Silicon Valley Shakespeare's summer season features an intriguing choice -- Mary Zimmerman's stunning "The White Snake," based on a Chinese legend.
Regina Evans presents an unflinching look at human trafficking in her riveting, unsettling demand for change at Ubuntu Theater Project in Oakland.
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's acclaimed New Works Festival, which kicks off Aug. 9, played matchmaker for these two writers.
Santa Cruz Shakespeare presents strong productions of 2 classics: Shakespeare's 'Comedy of Errors' and Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice.'
Livermore showcases a classic musical in this light-hearted romp.
"Cabaret," full of decadent song-and-dance scenes and political turmoil, seems more relevant than ever in S.F. and San Jose productions.
Two short Caryl Churchill plays, "Here We Go" and "Escaped Alone," are presented in a Berkeley church by Anton’s Well Theater Company.
African-American Shakespeare Company presents Migdalia Cruz's adaptation of classic 'Macbeth,' set in a homeless camp.
Shotgun Players in Berkeley presents 'Kill Move Paradise' by James Ijames, in which black lives cut short by racism grapple with the afterlife.
Long before "Book of Mormon," "South Park" co-creator Trey Parker wrote "Cannibal! The Musical," which finally gets its Bay Area premiere.
A month after winning a Regional Theatre Tony Award, TheatreWorks opens 50th season with clever, heartfelt 'Language Archive.'
"Book of Mormon," the naught but sort of sweet musical from “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes to Broadway San Jose.
SF Shakes is performing Shakespeare's beloved comedy "As You Like It" at Bay Area parks, complete with songs from SF band the The Kilbanes.
Livermore Shakespeare Festival presents the Bard's bitter "Othello," set in this production during the Civil War.
Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe marks 60th anniversary touring Bay Area with another politically charged satire, "Treasure Island."
The musical "Once on The Island," playing in El Cerrito, has a split personality: pleasing songs but a disheartening tale of clashing cultures.
The Tony Award-winning Disney musical "Newsies," born from a cinematic flop, opens the season at Woodminster Summer Musicals in Oakland.
Several theater companies are dealing with temporary displacement for the next year or so due to construction work on a handful of Berkeley facilities. Live Oak Theatre is going to be closed…
Joan Didion's memoir and play, "The Year of Magical Thinking," gets a powerful Bay Area premiere at Berkeley's Aurora Theatre.
"Big," a musical version of the Tom Hanks movie about a boy who suddenly inherits a man's body, suffers from so-so tunes and creepiness factor.
Quantum Dragon Theatre's stage version of Ray Bradbury's chilling novel 'Fahrenheit 451' -- about a society where books are illegal -- plays in S.F.
Former ACT artistic director Carey Perloff debuts a new play that skewers the Bay Area's venture capitalism world at SF Playhouse.
Former American Conservatory Theater artistic director Carey Perloff is debuting a new play at SF Playhouse.
The groundbreaking musical 'Rent' has returned to SF, although it plays more like a retro nugget than an urgent look at struggling youth.
The Tony Award-winning musical "Once" gets its regional theater premiere via 42nd Street Moon through June 30 at the Gateway Theatre in S.F.