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Musical theater's tools only deaden the show, an adaptation of the 2004 movie written by Tina Fey.
Co-founder Michael Socrates Moran is making his playwriting debut with the company, with "Exodus to Eden."
In Lynn Nottage's comedy, a sandwich shop is a kind of purgatory, a prison after workers get out of prison.
Since opening in 2014, the Tenderloin space has been more than just a venue. As a gathering place, it was a destination.
Elon Musk's Twitter feed is absurdist theater, so we hired a local actor to perform it as a monologue.
TheatreWorks' West Coast premiere churns out confrontations and revelations as if they're on a runaway conveyor belt.
The contrast between fancy digs and scrappy art epitomizes what 447 Minna, which is owned by CAST, is all about.
"Ennio," which uses costumes made out of paper, doesn't even succeed at being fun.
In wet times at underground Bay Area performance spaces, the outside world doesn't always stay outside.
Marin Shakespeare Company might exemplify a broader shift in attitude about theater leader jobs.
"When I say no, I'm also saying yes to what is truly meant for me. I'm saying yes to who I am as a maker," Sarita Ocón said.
Oakland Theater Project, Shotgun Players and American Conservatory Theater are among the must-see theaters in 2023.
"It's not sustainable," said Rob Ready of PianoFight, where attendance and bar sales are down 65% compared to 2019.
Despite mammoth griefs, local theater made thrilling art this year, a testament to our artists' mettle, inventiveness and flair.
Center Repertory Company made a cast- and crew-wide effort to ensure that Wendy Wisely could go onstage one last time.
The musical commits the cardinal sin of misreading and thus omitting what makes its source material great.
Irene (Anne Yumi Kobori) hears from a ghost words all bohemian youths dread hearing from their ancestors: "Go. Get. A. Job."
Amid all the organ harvesting and groin juice licking, Dimitris Papaioannou also creates moments of levity.
Presidio Theatre's "Sleeping Beauty" looks to make participatory theater fun for an American audience.
At "A Christmas Carol" and "Nutcracker," neurodiverse audience members can make whatever noises they want or need to.
"Into the Woods" is the first major show in the Curran since "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" departed in September.
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley suggests just how many more shadings, facets and worlds the musical theater canon still has to show us.
Custom Made and FaultLine Theater's co-production is perfect for fans of homegrown theater who tire of the same old holiday fare.
In August Wilson's play, it makes sense to put all your faith in the lotto, even when you know the game is rigged.
KeyComp could make it possible for a single synthesizer player to replicate the sound of a large orchestra with unprecedented flexibility.
At a recent "Two Trains Running" rehearsal at Marin Theatre Company, director Dawn Monique Williams led with conspiratorial joy.
Marin Theatre Company's artistic director departs at a time when many are questioning whether the demands of theater leadership are worth the rewards.
If you grew up on Disney princesses whose narrative arcs drove unswervingly toward heterosexual marriage, "Frozen" opens refreshing possibilities.
The small theater led by Michael Socrates Moran and William Hodgson is consistently one of the most vital and exciting in the Bay Area.
Next spring, Larissa FastHorse's script will be the first play by a Native American woman on Broadway.
Custom Made Theatre Company, FaultLine Theater and African-American Shakespeare Company are among 2022's seasonal standouts.