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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…

 

Mauricio Martinez and Christie Prades play Emilio and Gloria Estefan in “On Your Feet!” onstage at the newly refurbished Golden Gate Theatre. (Courtesy Matthew Murphy)

The music is gonna get you ‘On Your Feet’

There’s a conga line of late-bloomer-Boomer-era song stylists like the Temptations (“Ain’t…

 

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)
Adam Jacobs, Broadway’s original Aladdin, is appearing in the tour at the Orpheum this month. (Courtesy Cylla von Tiedemann/ Disney)

Adam Jacobs: ‘Aladdin is near and dear to me’

Adam Jacobs is back where he grew up, onstage as Aladdin, a…

Adam Jacobs, Broadway’s original Aladdin, is appearing in the tour at the Orpheum this month. (Courtesy Cylla von Tiedemann/ Disney)
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)
A talented, tight Fiasco Theater cast brings ““Into the Woods” to life at the Golden Gate. (Courtesy Joan Marcus)

Follow Fiasco’s rewarding trek ‘Into the Woods’

When die-hard Stephen Sondheim fans hear of a major new production of…

A talented, tight Fiasco Theater cast brings ““Into the Woods” to life at the Golden Gate. (Courtesy Joan Marcus)
(Photo courtesy Hamilton)

Hamilton presale tickets sold out; tickets available to general public next week

Presale tickets to the San Francisco run of the Tony Award-winning Broadway…

(Photo courtesy Hamilton)
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)
Anthony Fusco and Sharon Lockwood are superb as brother and sister Vanya and Sonia in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of the Tony Award-winning "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."

'Priscilla' pops in

Two drag queens and a transsexual from Down Under embark on the…

Anthony Fusco and Sharon Lockwood are superb as brother and sister Vanya and Sonia in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of the Tony Award-winning "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."
Courtesy PhotoIn the spotlight: Briana Carlson-Goodman plays Eponine in the new “Les Misérables” at the Orpheum Theatre.

Everything new is old in 25th anniversary of ‘Les Miz’

Longtime fans of “Les Misérables” won’t likely be disappointed by the new,…

Courtesy PhotoIn the spotlight: Briana Carlson-Goodman plays Eponine in the new “Les Misérables” at the Orpheum Theatre.