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ACT in San Francisco is staging playwright and actress Kate Hamill's feminist re-invention of "Vanity Fair."
Charles Ludlam's fast-paced two-person comedy "The Mystery of Irma Vep" spoofs all manner of horror and gothic shows -- it plays at Danville's Village Theatre through April 28.
Playwright and actress Lisa Ramirez updates a 19th-century Russian classic to examine Oakland's homeless problem in "Down Here Below."
... And they're both portraying spoiled brat Veruca Salt in the touring production of "Charlie and the Chocolate factory."
Contra Costa Musical Theatre presents "Matilda," the musical based on Roald Dahl's beloved book, at Walnut Creek's Lesher Center.
Part of Mfoniso Udofia's sweeping Ufot Cycle, following a Nigerian immigrant family, 'Old Age' finds characters facing ghostly forces.
Chekhov's "Three Sisters" are back and stuck in limbo in the thoroughly entertaining "Debbie Downers" at Berkeley's Ashby Stage.
Theatrical legend Luis Valdez debuts "Adios Mama Carlota," another colorful world premiere with an eye on Mexican history, at San Jose Stage.
Hershey Felder works a lot of his own history into "Paris Love Story," getting its world premiere at TheatreWorks.
Oakland troupe Ragged Wing Ensemble revives its fantasy stage hit "Time Sensitive," in which melting ice blocks capture the passing of time.
The cabaret show "Spoonful of Sherman" pays tribute to a legendary songwriting family (think Mary Poppins") gets U.S. premiere in San Jose.
"Pinned Butterfly" at Concord's nomadic B8 theater company asks whether bisexuals are the Rodney Dangerfields of the LGBT community.
Center Rep in Walnut Creek presents "The Diary of Anne Frank," which seems almost strangely uplifting even as the Holocaust approaches.
Theater legend Luis Valdez presents a new play, “Adiós Mamá Carlota,” looking at a lesser-known chapter of Mexican history.
"La Ronde," a 19th-century play about sex, gets a complete re-imagining by Cutting Ball Theater in S.F.
A. Zell Williams' play "Urban Retreat" explores whether hip-hop has lost its true purpose; it shows in SF through April 6.
The Stephen Sondheim musical "Company," revolving around a conflicted bachelor, opens March 29 at Altarena Playhouse in Alameda.
Custom Made Theatre presents Bess Wohl's dark comedy "American Hero" in S.F. through April 16.
Geoff Sobelle's unusual play constructs a house on Berkeley Rep's stage and explores the concept of "home" in unique ways.
Lamplighters Music Theatre adds a sequel as part of its production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Trial by Jury."
African-American Shakespeare Company presents Leslie Lee’s play about World War II-ers Tuskegee Airmen.
"The Jungle," playing at The Curran in SF, re-creates a refugee camp in an immersive show meant to humanize the plight of the dispossessed.
Anna Ziegler's troubling "he said, she said" drama about an alleged sexual assault on a college campus gets a deft production at Aurora Theatre in Berkeley.
"Falsettos," the 1992 musical comedy about a husband and father coming out as gay was revived in 2016 and is now playing at SF's Golden Gate Theatre.
'WaistWatchers the Musical' subverts classic and contemporary songs in a 90-minute comedic revue about women with body issues; it's playing in Walnut Creek and San Jose through Sept. 25.
Woodminster Summer Musicals' production of the classic Kander and Ebb musical 'Chicago' is a first-rate production that's a blast from start to finish.
Japanese references and stereotypes are gone in this new adaptation of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic, being staged by Lamplighters Music Theatre through Aug. 28.
Susan-Jane Harrison's impressionistic play invokes characters from Greek mythology to create a world where love can't seem to overcome war for people's attention; it plays at Oakland's Fligh…
Livermore Shakespeare Festival presents a lighthearted adaptation of the Bard's 'The Tempest' at Wente Vineyards through Aug. 7.
Tri-Valley Repertory's production of the musical 'Mary Poppins' is saved by winning performance by Rachel Powers in title role.
TheatreWorks presents Suzanne Bradbeer's drama 'Confederate,' about a reporter and candidate's daughter in the middle of a mushrooming political scandal; it plays in Palo Alto through Aug. 7.