Leslie Katz

Musical ‘Chocolate Factory’ missing Roald Dahl’s spirit

Shrill stage adaptation lacks joy of classic kids’ book

‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ to end 45-year run

Wacky, hat-filled musical revue closing Dec. 31

‘5 Soldiers’ a riveting, urgent look at life in the military

Rosie Kay Dance Company performers are amazingly authentic

Rosie Kay Dance’s intense ‘5 Soldiers’ gets U.S. premiere

Scottish choreographer Rosie Kay has been on more than a decade-long journey…

‘Risk of Us’ details foster-care adoption journey

Rachel Howard’s new book “The Risk of Us” is about surviving childhood…

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…