Georgia Rowe

Winter 2018 Arts Preview: Classical

Chamber music and oratorios, symphony concerts and intimate recitals with top artists…

Best of all possible worlds in SF Symphony’s ‘Candide’

Someone in the audience at Thursday night’s San Francisco Symphony performance of…

John Douglas Thompson scores with subtlety in ACT’s ‘Hamlet’

Recent performance practice seems to demand that every Hamlet go ballistic. No…

Eye-catching ‘American in Paris’ at Orpheum

If ever a show should have come to town projecting exuberance, “An…

SF Symphony’s Berlioz ‘Roméo et Juliette’ c’est magnifique

When Hector Berlioz set out to write “Roméo et Juliette,” he vowed…

‘Night with Janis’ doesn’t get to the heart of Joplin

Minutes into “A Night with Janis Joplin,” the title character says she’s…

Cal Shakes’ lively ‘As You Like It’ kicks off 2017 season

There was rapture in the air on opening night of “As You…

‘Roe’ reveals people behind famed abortion ruling

Most Americans have an opinion about Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973…

Georgia Engel’s quirky innkeeper fuels ACT’s ‘John’

There’s something decidedly odd about the bed and breakfast -– and its…

Manning’s Iraq war leaks come to life with modern music

When the news of Chelsea Manning and WikiLeaks first made headlines, the…

SF Playhouse’s ‘Christians’ takes on trials of modern faith

In the beginning of “The Christians,” the leader of an Evangelical church…

SF Playhouse’s ‘She Loves Me’ a sweet holiday treat

Look out, Ebenezer Scrooge, and move over, Nutcracker. “She Loves Me,” which…

No one is really free in dangerous ‘Safe House’

The Kentucky of “Safe House” -- onstage at Aurora Theatre Co. in…

Cal Shakes brings ‘Othello’ to 21st century

The cast assembles in everyday street clothes, looking like they’ve just arrived…

Aurora begins 25th season with ‘Dear Master’ revival

Twenty-five years ago, a new company emerged on the Bay Area theater…

Fall 2016 Theater Preview

The season serves up musicals, dramas, revivals, comedies and a classic or…

John Leguizamo’s funny, educational ‘Latin History’

For many of us, back to school is still some weeks away.…

ACT’s ‘Chester Bailey’ muses on memory

When we first lay eyes on him, the title character of “Chester…

Cal Shakes’ cross-gender ‘Much Ado’ both funny and deep

If you’ve been attending theater in the Bay Area for any length…

‘Airborne Symphony’ takes off in SF at last

The music of Marc Blitzstein isn’t often performed in the Bay Area,…