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Donald Webber Jr. plays Aaron Burr in the national tour of "Hamilton" onstage in San Francisco at the Orpheum through September. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)

Meet the ‘Hamilton’ cast!

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

 

Students of Horace Green Preparatory School make a good showing in a battle of the bands in “School of Rock.” (Courtesy Matthew Murphy)

See ‘School of Rock’ for the powerhouse preteens

Though the lessons in “The School of Rock” are fairly thin, the…

 

From left, Richard Thomas, Therese Plaehn, Pamela Reed, Lauren Klein, Daisy Eagan and Luis Vega appear in “The Humans” at the Orpheum. (Courtesy Julieta Cervantes)

‘The Humans’ foibles are all in the family

The humans who comprise the loving, rambunctious Irish-American Blake family in playwright…

 

From left, Richard Thomas, Therese Plaehn, Pamela Reed, Daisy Eagan and Luis Vega star in “The Humans.” (Courtesy Julieta Cervantes)

Richard Thomas takes on dad role in ‘The Humans’

Acting in an ensemble playing an extended family gathered for a holiday…

From left, Richard Thomas, Therese Plaehn, Pamela Reed, Daisy Eagan and Luis Vega star in “The Humans.” (Courtesy Julieta Cervantes)
McGee Maddox and Sara Esty star in “An American in Paris” at the Orpheum. (Courtesy Matthew Murphy)

Eye-catching ‘American in Paris’ at Orpheum

If ever a show should have come to town projecting exuberance, “An…

McGee Maddox and Sara Esty star in “An American in Paris” at the Orpheum. (Courtesy Matthew Murphy)
South Bay native Nick Spangler appears in “An American in Paris” at the Orpheum. (Courtesy Matthew Murphy)

There’s something new in ‘American in Paris’ the musical

Christopher Wheeldon and Nick Spangler clearly have met the challenges of taking…

South Bay native Nick Spangler appears in “An American in Paris” at the Orpheum. (Courtesy Matthew Murphy)
Emmy Raver-Lampman, who portrays Angelica, hosted a recent session of EduHam at the Orpheum Theatre. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)

Local teens get big ‘Hamilton’ perk

Select high school students are among a lucky group getting to see…

Emmy Raver-Lampman, who portrays Angelica, hosted a recent session of EduHam at the Orpheum Theatre. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)
Anika Temple, left, and Maria Cloos from Raoul Wallenberg High School performed in "EduHam" at the Orpheum on April 12. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner )

Scoop: EduHam takes over Orpheum

Dynamic and adorable “Hamilton” cast members Jennifer Geller, Joshua Henry, Afra Hines,…

Anika Temple, left, and Maria Cloos from Raoul Wallenberg High School performed in "EduHam" at the Orpheum on April 12. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner )
Ben Lipitz plays the beloved warthog Pumbaa in “The Lion King.” (Courtesy Joan Marcus)

Ben Lipitz, aka Pumbaa, hits 5,000 performances in ‘Lion King’

For “Lion King” actor Ben Lipitz, playing Disney’s beloved warthog is just…

Ben Lipitz plays the beloved warthog Pumbaa in “The Lion King.” (Courtesy Joan Marcus)
From left, Aaron De Jesus, Drew Seeley, Matthew Dailey and Keith Hines sound great in the national tour of “Jersey Boys.” (Courtesy Jeremy Daniel)

Fans keep working their way back to ‘Jersey Boys’

“Jersey Boys” is here to stay. A decade after Broadway smash about…

From left, Aaron De Jesus, Drew Seeley, Matthew Dailey and Keith Hines sound great in the national tour of “Jersey Boys.” (Courtesy Jeremy Daniel)
Idina Menzel plays two versions of the same woman in “If/Then.” (Courtesy Joan Marcus)

Fate vs. will pondered in pleasant ‘If/Then’

It's the 21st century, and Elizabeth seems to have it all. She’s…

Idina Menzel plays two versions of the same woman in “If/Then.” (Courtesy Joan Marcus)
Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp appear in  “If/Then,” onstage at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. (Courtesy Joan Marcus)

‘If/Then’ comes to S.F. with Broadway stars

A woman who gets to go in both directions at a major…

Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp appear in  “If/Then,” onstage at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. (Courtesy Joan Marcus)
Kids dream of a better life in the song “When I Grow Up” from the musical “Matilda.” (Courtesy Joan Marcus)

‘Matilda’ falls short despite music, talented cast

A hit on London’s West End and on Broadway, the telekinetic bookworm…

Kids dream of a better life in the song “When I Grow Up” from the musical “Matilda.” (Courtesy Joan Marcus)
Tim Minchin wrote the music and lyrics to the hit musical “Matilda.”  (Rob Latour/Invision/AP)

Tim Minchin channels Roald Dahl in ‘Matilda’

Tim Minchin’s cheerfulness and modesty belie the enormous talent required to turn…

Tim Minchin wrote the music and lyrics to the hit musical “Matilda.”  (Rob Latour/Invision/AP)
COURTESY  PHOTOLyricist Jack Feldman dramatically revised the film score to the musical “Newsies” to find success with the stage version of the show.

Musical 'Newsies' thrives on second chance

“Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Flop Disney movie becomes surprise musical…

COURTESY  PHOTOLyricist Jack Feldman dramatically revised the film score to the musical “Newsies” to find success with the stage version of the show.
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Mike Tyson tells it all in 'Undisputed Truth'

Be forewarned: Mike Tyson wants to show off his sensitive side. “Mike…

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