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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Stunt Dog Experience show ready to blow Bay Area minds by Randy McMullen

Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience brings its eye-popping, heartwarming show to Palo Alto and Livermore.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Surprising look at feminist icon emerges at Berkeley’s Aurora Theatre by Randy McMullen

Bryna Turner's "Bull in a China Shop" focuses on feminist Mary Woolley and her longtime love affair -- it plays in Berkeley through Dec. 8.

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New ‘Tale of Despereaux’ musical comes to Berkeley Rep by Randy McMullen

PigPen Theatre Co. presents "The Tale of Despereaux," a new stage musical based on Kate DiCamillo's story about a shunned mouse who becomes a hero.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Smuin’s beloved ‘Christmas Ballet’ is back with a few surprises by Randy McMullen

Smuin Contemporary Ballet is bringing its delightful "Christmas Ballet" to Walnut Creek, Mountain View, S.F. and Carmel.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Following complaints, magician changes Berkeley stage show title to remove Asian slur by Randy McMullen

Following complaints from Japanese-American community, Magician David Hirata changes title of his show at The Marsh Berkeley to remove an Asian slur.

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Sugar plum secrets: What you don’t know about ‘Nutcracker’ by Randy McMullen

From DIY tutus to sunflowers, hip hop and recycled snowflakes, Maria Carey and Barbie, here's what you don't know about the famous holiday ballet.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has found its successor to artistic director Robert Kelley by Randy McMullen

Tim Bond, who has worked at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and garnered acclaim for theater direction, succeeds Robert Kelley at TheatreWorks.

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Love romance? ‘The Fantasticks’ plays at Tri-Valley Rep in Pleasanton by Randy McMullen

"The Fantasticks," the world's longest-running musical, brings its catchy songs ("Try to Remember," anyone?) and timeless love story to Pleasanton.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

City Lights serves up new ‘Pride and Prejudice’ sequel in San Jose by Randy McMullen

"The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley" is a new "Pride and Prejudice" sequel playing at City Lights Theater in San Jose.

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Nutcracker 2019: Here’s where to see the iconic ballet in the Bay Area by Randy McMullen

From full-length, opulent productions to kid-friendly abbreviated versions, here's where to see "The Nutcracker" in the Bay Area.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Groundbreaker Robert Townsend relives career on Berkeley stage by Randy McMullen

Filmmaker, actor and comedian Robert Townsend, best known for 'The Hollywood Shuffle,' tells his life story in new show at The Marsh Berkeley.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

‘STOMP’ stage extravaganza slams back to SF Nov. 5-10 by Randy McMullen

'STOMP,' the global persussion/theater hit, is back for a short run at S.F.'s Geary Theater -- here's what you need to know.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Theater Review: ‘Native Gardens’ at Center Rep blooms with laughs by Randy McMullen

Karen Zacarias's culture-clash comedy 'Native Gardens' is timely but mostly gentle; it's getting a winning production by Center Rep in Walnut Creek.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Review: Can ‘Nine’ measure up to ‘8½’? by Randy McMullen

'Nine,' the stage musical based on Fellini's classic "8½," gets a strong new production from Guggenheim Entertainment in San Jose.

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Robert Townsend ‘Shuffles’ into Berkeley for solo stage show by Randy McMullen

Robert Townsend, known best for the groundbreaking film "Hollywood Shuffle," premieres a new stage show "Living the Shuffle" at The Marsh Berkeley.

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Monday, October 21, 2019

New Presidio Theatre in SF hosts John Santos, much more by Randy McMullen

The historic Presidio Theatre in SF has been reopened with a full slate of shows and this weekend hosts the great Latin musician John Santos.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Bay Area Shakespeare vet takes his first crack at Othello — ‘it’s upsetting me’ by Randy McMullen

L. Peter Callender finally takes on Shakespeare's iconic Othello role for African-American Shakespeare Company.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Art & Pumpkin Fest rolls back into Half Moon Bay by Randy McMullen

Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival returns for its 49th year; here is what you need to know.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

New sjDANCEco show celebrates immigrants, Nelson Mandela by Randy McMullen

sjDANCEco's fall program features a world premiere inspired by Dreamer immigrants and a dance celebrating Nelson Mandela.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Photos: Meet the SF cast of ‘Harry Potter and Cursed Child’ by Randy McMullen

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" kicks of its run at The Curran in S.F. Oct. 23 -- here are photos the cast.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

‘A Night With Janis Joplin’ lands in San Jose, Santa Rosa by Randy McMullen

The Tony Award-nominated musical "A Night With Janis Joplin,"starring Mary Bridget Davies, is in tour with stops in San Jose and Santa Rosa.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

‘Simon & Garfunkel Story’ comes to SF for 3 shows by Randy McMullen

The multimedia concert/theatrical show "Simon & Garfunkel Story" recounts career of iconic folk duo and delivers a boatload of cherished songs.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

7 epic Bay Area things to do this weekend, Oct. 4-6 by Randy McMullen

Got your Bay Area weekend plans? We have some cool ideas, from big free music festivals to yummy Indian cuisine to hangin' with Mark Twain.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

TheatreWorks brings ‘Mark Twain’s River of Song’ to Mountain View by Randy McMullen

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the West Coast premiere of rollicking new musical "Mark Twain's River of Song."

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Sylvia Milo’s heartbreaking ‘The Other Mozart’ comes to San Jose by Randy McMullen

Sylvia Milo's solo show about Amadeus Mozart's hard-luck sister plays at the Hammer Theatre in San Jose.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Anna Maria Mendieta’s fiery ‘Tango del Ciela’ comes to Pleasanton by Randy McMullen

Acclaimed harpist Anna Maria Mendieta's multimedia dance/music production 'Tango del Ciela' comes to Pleasanton's Firehouse Arts Center Sept. 21-22.

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Smuin Ballet’s season kicks off with Johnny Cash, Dave Brubeck dances by Randy McMullen

Bay Area's Smuin Contemporary Ballet kicks off a new season with "Dance Series 1," featuring new works inspired by Johnny Cash and Dave Brubeck.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

China’s eye-popping Cirque Mei comes to Palo Alto by Randy McMullen

The renowned Circus Mei, known for gravity-defying circus and acrobatics feats, comes to Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto Sept. 18.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

‘One Woman Sex and the City’ loving parody comes to San Jose by Randy McMullen

Kerry Ipema's solo show "One Woman Sex and the City" -- based on the iconic TV series -- comes to San Jose Sept. 13-14 -- here's what you need to know.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Review: ‘Anastasia’ in SF works better as fable than as musical by Randy McMullen

The musical "Anastasia" takes a fascinating chapter of history and turns it into an entertaining but unremarkable bit of theater.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

‘Murder for Two’ — it’s a comedy, folks — opens Center Rep season in Walnut Creek by Randy McMullen

Center Repertory Company in Walnut Creek presents the two-actor (plus grand piano) comedy "Murder for Two."

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