Theater

‘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…

Relive the memory at ‘Cats’ revival

People love their cats. It’s the only explanation for the success of…

Classy performances light up shallow ‘Violet’

First the good news: Bay Area Musicals, now in its fourth season,…

Fine acting, contrived premise in ‘White Girl’s Guide’

What might compel a white American teenage girl to join terrorists in…

Medical emergency at Hamilton performance in SF leads to theater exodus, injuries

An alarm that sounded during a medical emergency at a performance of…

Aurora Theatre stages Strindberg’s intense ‘Creditors’

Many of the works of the dark and often misogynistic 19th-century Swedish…

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

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

Ovid’s myths flow in Berkeley Rep’s ‘Metamorphoses’

Myths make magic in Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses.” Moving, dreamlike and thrillingly theatrical,…

‘Sweeney Todd’ at Hillbarn is a must-see for Sondheim fans

The first words in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”…

‘King of the Yees’ a wild ride through SF’s Chinatown

Playwright Lauren Yee has called her autobiographical show “King of the Yees,”…

Enthralling Dan Hoyle becomes border people

Solo playwright-performer Dan Hoyle is such a gifted actor, so transformative and…

‘Dragon’ a solo fantasy show with parenting tales

In a theater world filled with perhaps too many stories about dysfunctional…

Winter 2019 Arts Preview: Theater

The theater season serves up major tours, revivals, musicals, comedy and drama…

Women’s lib comes alive in sensitive ‘When We Were Young’

If Sarah Treem’s engaging 2014 drama onstage at Custom Made Theatre Co.…

Berkeley Rep’s new musical ‘Paradise Square’ involving and overwhelming

“Paradise Square,” the world-premiere musical at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, is so emotionally…

A hugely entertaining rock centers ‘Come From Away’

Dismiss all thoughts of Dwayne Johnson or Alcatraz the next time you…

Calming holiday journey in ‘A Noh Christmas Carol’

In Theatre of Yugen’s entrancing and enchanting “A Noh Christmas Carol,” it’s…

‘Evan Hansen’ boldly takes on digital age disconnection

The turn-off-your-cellphone announcement at the beginning of the national tour of “Dear…

TheatreWorks’ ‘Tuck Everlasting’ warms the heart

For the holidays, TheatreWorks’ offers a handsome production of “Tuck Everlasting,” which…