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Josh Costello has been named artistic director of Aurora Theatre Company.  (Courtesy Scot Goodman)

Changes continue in Bay Area theater artistic leadership

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

 

James Carpenter and Ellen McLaughlin play a couple startled by human-sized lizards (Sarah Nina Hayon and Seann Gallagher) in American Conservatory Theater’s “Seascape.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

MacKinnon kicks off ACT tenure with Albee’s striking ‘Seascape’

What longtime American Conservatory Theater artistic director Carey Perloff was to British…

 

San Francisco Symphony’s Michael Tilson Thomas is among many Bay Area arts leaders stepping down in the not-too-distant future. (Courtesy Art Streiber)

Bay Area arts organizations see changes at the top

After years, sometimes decades, of steady leadership, major Bay Area arts organizations…

 

From left, Samantha Barks, Maria-Christina Oliveras and Adam Chanler-Berat appear in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s world premiere, “Amélie, A New Musical,” (Courtesy kevinberne.com)

Glossy ‘Amélie, A Musical’ brings film’s whimsy to stage

Adhering closely, plotwise, to the popular 2001 French film “Amélie,” the almost-entirely-sung-through…

From left, Samantha Barks, Maria-Christina Oliveras and Adam Chanler-Berat appear in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s world premiere, “Amélie, A New Musical,” (Courtesy kevinberne.com)