Theater

‘Falsettos’ hits high notes for chosen family values

Creating a chosen family is a concept that blends well with progressive…

 

Materialism abounds in funny ‘Yoga Play’ at SF Playhouse

The road to enlightenment is paved with stress and subterfuge in “Yoga…

 

‘Black Eagles’ tells sadly timely Tuskegee Airmen story

Injustice is a fertile seed for good drama. So is aspiration. Both…

 

‘Working is the best thing’ for Chita Rivera

By the time most people see their 80s, thoughts of work are…

‘Hero’ a tasty look at franchise workers

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

Laughs abound in NCTC’s ‘Steve’

Meet Steven (Greg Ayers), a quip-prone, middle-aged gay man with middle-aged angst…

Yee’s ‘Great Leap’ mixes hoops and hopes at ACT

Politics, culture clashes and generational divides are recurring themes for playwright Lauren…

‘Great Leap’ mixes hoops and hopes at ACT

Politics, culture clashes and generational divides are recurring themes for playwright Lauren…

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

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

Steves and laughs abound in NCTC’s ‘Steve’

Meet Steven (Greg Ayers), a quip-prone, middle-aged gay man with middle-aged angst…

‘Marie and Rosetta’ explores power of music, friendship

It’s always a pleasure to discover new talent, and that pleasure is…

‘Fiorello!’ a singing New York history lesson

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

‘Transfers’ compellingly asks: Who gets the elite education?

By the time the first scene of Lucy Thurber’s intriguing drama “Transfers”…

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

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

Changes continue in Bay Area theater artistic leadership

The latest artistic director to be hired at a local theater, amid…

Nigerian family’s conflicting emotions fuel ‘Her Portmanteau’

There’s an exquisite scene in the middle of “Her Portmanteau,” playwright Mfoniso…

Imagination flags in Utopia Theatre’s ‘Every Day Alice’

It’s a great idea for a play: a writer named Alice, who’s…

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…

Meet the ‘Hamilton’ cast!

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