Leslie Katz

‘American Hero’ a tasty, if light, look at franchise workers

Delightfully set in a strip mall submarine sandwich shop, Bess Wohl’s “American…

Community Music Center opens doors for big Field Day weekend

On its third anniversary, Community Music Center’s performance-packed fundraiser Field Day has…

‘Fiorello!’ a singing New York history lesson

The 1959 musical “Fiorello!” is by no means a knockout. But 42nd…

‘Beach Blanket’ stage manager John Camajani retires after 40 years

In 1979, when John Camajani got a theater job behind the scenes…

Back in SF, ‘Hamilton’ as entertaining as ever

There are a few novel things about “Hamilton” at the Orpheum in…

‘Hello, Dolly!’ revival exemplifies classic

Hello, Betty! Classy Broadway staple and TV star Betty Buckley fills the…

Black choreographers fest kicks off powerfully

Taking inspiration from James Baldwin, who said, “I am what time, circumstance,…

Meet the ‘Hamilton’ cast!

Donald Webber Jr., portraying Aaron Burr in the new San Francisco run…

Relive the memory at ‘Cats’ revival

People love their cats. It’s the only explanation for the success of…

‘Kimono Refashioned’ reveals Japan’s effect on global design

Offering yet another example of how it’s fun to look at fashion…

Togetherness is everything for Tuck & Patti

After four decades, eclectic Bay Area guitar-and-vocal duo Tuck & Patti have…

Artist-friendly label Little Village showcases real roots music

Bay Area alt-country songwriter Maurice Tani wryly understates the man who started…

SF’s Chinese community ushers in Year of the Pig

William Gee, bleachers coordinator and longtime volunteer for San Francisco’s more than…

‘King of the Yees’ a wild ride through SF’s Chinatown

Playwright Lauren Yee has called her autobiographical show “King of the Yees,”…

Brutalism inspires Kristin Damrow’s choreography

Bay Area choreographer Kristin Damrow has set her new evening-length premiere “Impact”…

Tasty tapas in secret Pawn Shop on Mission

Entry into The Pawn Shop at Mission and Sixth streets in The…

‘Dragon’ a solo fantasy show with parenting tales

In a theater world filled with perhaps too many stories about dysfunctional…

SF Ballet opens 86th season with dazzling duets

San Francisco Ballet gave its 2019 opening gala performance an appropriate title:…

Winter 2019 Arts Preview: Classical

Chamber, symphony and choral music fills concert halls throughout region. Here are…

Winter 2019 Arts Preview: Dance

The thriving Bay Area dance community -- and guests -- offer up…