Leslie Katz

Eighth Presidio Picnic series begins under sunny skies

The eighth season of the Presidio Picnic, a joint effort of The…

Bay Area theaters announce 2019-20 seasons

SHN announced its upcoming season of musicals with a splash, with Sting…

Men shine in San Francisco Ballet’s ‘Lyric Voices’

Making its fifth program title “Lyric Voices” particularly notable, San Francisco Ballet’s…

Sting serenades tunes from ‘Last Ship’ in SF

Sting, looking and sounding great, introduced his musical “The Last Ship” to…

Geoff Sobelle and friends magically build ‘Home’ at Berkeley Rep

HGTV addicts may get a kick out of something familiar in Berkeley…

73rd Macy’s Flower Show blasts off into space

The 73rd annual Macy’s Flower Show takes visitors a trip to outer…

Chase Center to open with Metallica, San Francisco Symphony

Chase Center, the Warriors’ new stadium, will get christened with a concert…

‘Hero’ a tasty look at franchise workers

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

New music and more in MTT’s final SF Symphony season

The San Francisco Symphony’s 2019-20 season, its final with music director Michael…

‘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…