Leslie Katz

Esa-Pekka Salonen named San Francisco Symphony director

The San Francisco Symphony’s next music director, its 12th in 107 years,…

TheatreWorks’ ‘Tuck Everlasting’ warms the heart

For the holidays, TheatreWorks’ offers a handsome production of “Tuck Everlasting,” which…

Elvis Costello looks now and then with panache

On Saturday in concert at San Francisco’s Masonic, Elvis Costello didn’t look…

Circus Bella takes Treasure Island

In “Kaleidoscope,” the new Circus Bella show under a big tent on…

Holiday Theater 2018: ‘Tis the season onstage

Local theater troupes offer festive fare for Christmas; many shows have become…

‘Love Train’ at Paramount celebrates O’Jays’ 60th

Though it was almost midway through their concert at the Paramount Theatre…

Holiday Classical 2018: A-caroling we go!

Bay Area classical and choral musicians offer holiday concerts galore, with classic…

Jolly holiday with SF Playhouse’s ‘Mary Poppins’

Like its famous source material, San Francisco Playhouse’s stage musical “Mary Poppins”…

Holiday Dance 2018: It wouldn’t be Christmas without ‘The Nutcracker’

Students and professionals get on their toes in the classic ballet across…

Nilaja Sun is dazzling as everyone on ‘Pike St.’

A contorted character, not speaking, with eyes closed and arms crossed over…

Victorian Christmas in full swing at Dickens fair at the Cow Palace

Charles Dickens, greeting guests in his home at the Great Dickens Christmas…

Holiday Events 2018: Tree lightings, ice skating, craft fairs and more

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Check out this list…

Flashy stunts, sketchy story in Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Volta’

At the outset of “Volta,” the Cirque du Soleil show now under…

Odd couple friendship in ‘Green Book’ is real

“Green Book” director Peter Farrelly and star Mahershala Ali vouch for the…

Crazy good song and dance in Bay Area Musicals’ ‘Crazy For You’

It’s hard to resist the sequin-studded, toe-tapping cast of Bay Area Musicals’…

It’s a sneak preview of S.F. Opera’s ‘Wonderful Life’

San Francisco Opera offered a sneak peek this week of its upcoming…

Fun time for all in ‘Hula in Unusual Places’

Bay Area hula master Patrick Makuakāne knows how to put on a…

SF Trolley Dances move from Mission Creek to SFMOMA

As her logistics-laden community arts festival San Francisco Trolley Dances observes its…

‘Waitress’ a sweet, tuneful slice of life

Marshmallow Mermaid Pie, Blueberry Bacon Pie and I Hate My Husband Pie…

Eliza Gibson’s ‘A.I. Therapist’ provides comfort

In her solo show “Bravo 25: Your A.I. Therapist Will See You…