Theater

PlayGround celebrates 25 years with big Zoom Fest

Local theaters expand online activity with plentiful offerings

 

Podcasts, performances from Marsh, SF Playhouse, Magic and more

Theaters cleverly transition from stage to small screen

 

The fight isn’t over for this San Francisco venue

PianoFight finds new ways to keep the show going

  • Mar 27, 2020

 

Attractions, theaters, galleries serve up virtual diversions

Winchestery Mystery House, arts groups move to video, online gatherings

Local arts groups stream canceled productions

Berkeley Rep, ACT selling tickets to see recorded shows

San Francisco run of ‘Book of Mormon’ canceled

Broadway SF shuts ‘Hamilton’ through April 30

Most shows not going on in Bay Area and beyond

Some local troupes offering live-streaming alternatives

‘Toni Stone’ tells story of little-known baseball hero

ACT to provide recording of show to ticketholders

BroadwaySF cancels ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Last Ship’ through March 25

Presenter will continue to ‘monitor the situation closely’

  • Mar 11, 2020

Magic Theatre’s ‘Mangos’ a rich, memorable family tale

Ricardo Pérez González premiere cleverly weaves varied tones

Keala Settle lives the greatest showman’s rule

Singer overcomes fears with success of ‘This Is Me’

‘Retablos,’ ‘On the Periphery’ explore life on the border

Word for Word, Golden Thread, Crowded Fire dramas set in Texas, Turkey

Comedy, tragedy and lived experience explode in ‘Gloria’

Playwright Jacobs-Jenkins asks pointed questions about telling, and owning, stories

Sting builds tuneful ‘Last Ship’

Vivid score, great singers buoy pop star’s musical

‘Human Ounce’ engagingly explores art and responsibility

‘The Supers’ packed with clowning and chaos

Fitzgerald classic springs to life in ‘Gatz’ at Berkeley Rep

‘Born in East Berlin’ explores pivotal Springsteen concert

Soak up some fun at ‘The SpongeBob Musical’

Cartoon comes to life onstage with great cast, design, tunes

Contemporary satire puts black female stereotypes on trial

Comedy brings to light back stories of Mammy, Jezebel characters

Senior scientists reunite post-nuclear disaster in ‘The Children’

Aurora stages West Coast premiere of Lucy Kirkwood’s drama about love and responsibility

Strayed’s advice works better on page than stage

Clever staging lifts SF Playhouse’s ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’