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California Shakespeare Theater’s production of August Wilson’s “Fences” WHO    Directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges Designed by Michael Locher (set designer), Alina Bokovikova (costume designer), Xavier Pierce (lighting designer), and Mikaal Sulaiman (sound designer). Featuring: Aldo Billingslea, Margo Hall, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Donald E. Lacy, Jr., Guiesseppe Jones, Lance Gardner, Anaiya Asomugha, and Kailynn Guidry.   WHEN    July 6-July 31, 2016  Previews Jul 6, 7, and 8 at 8pm Press Opening Jul 9 at 8pm Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30pm Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm Saturday Matinee July 30 at 2p Sunday Matinees at 4pm Grounds open two hours prior to show time for picnicking. Café and full bar are available on site. WHERE                Bruns Amphitheater, 100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda, CA 94563 (just off Highway 24 at the California Shakespeare Theater Way/Wilder Rd. exit, one mile east of the Caldecott Tunnel.) Complimentary shuttle from Orinda BART beginning 2 hours before curtain. Complimentary parking onsite.  TICKETS                Single tickets range from $20 to $84, with discounts available for seniors, students, persons age 30 and under, and groups. Cal Shakes makes twenty tickets available for $20 on a first-come, first-served basis for every performance throughout the season. Call Cal Shakes’ Box Office at 510.548.9666 between noon and 2pm to purchase. Prices subject to change. All tickets are available through the California Shakespeare Theater Box Office, 701 Heinz Avenue, Berkeley CA, 510.548.9666, online at www.calshakes.org, or at the Bruns box office on the day of the performance (pending availability).  GROUPS              Groups of 10 or more save $10 off the adult single ticket price; complimentary ticket available for groups of 15+. For more information, call 510.809.3290.   INFO                      www.calshakes.org

 

The Marsh San Francisco announces, due to popular demand, Lorri Holt’s acclaimed solo show, Colette Uncensored, will transfer to The Marsh Berkeley with performances July 7 – August 20. Colette Uncensored, which received its World Premiere on the Mainstage in April, tells the story of the famed and infamous French novelist’s passionate quest as a writer, a woman, a pioneer for social change, and as a lover. Written by Zack Rogow and Lorri Holt, in collaboration with and directed by David Ford, transfer to The Marsh Berkeley July 7 – August 20. WHEN/  WHERE:    Moves to The Marsh Berkeley  July 7 – August 20 8pm Thursdays, 8:30pm Saturdays  The Marsh Berkeley 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley  Parking: Allston Way Garage, 2061 Allston Way between Milvia & Shattuck  The Downtown Berkeley Bart station is one block away on Shattuck   TICKETS:               $20 – $35 sliding scale; $55/$100 Reserved Seating      For tickets, visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055   REVIEW IS UP ON SAN FRANCISCO REGIONAL OF TALKINBROADWAY.

 

 

WHAT:  3Girls Theatre Company Presents… “Low Hanging Fruit “ by playwright, Robin Bradford   WHEN:                July 6 – July 30, 2016 Previews: Wednesday, July 6 and Thursday, July 7 @ 8pm    Opening Night: Friday, July 8 @ 8pm   Thursdays and Fridays @ 8pm   Saturdays @ 2pm and 8pm Saturday July 30 ONLY @ 2pm Sundays @   Pre-performance Community Nights: Thursday at @ 6:45pm Thursday, July 7 North Beach Citizens Thursday, July 14                    Compass Family Services Thursday, July 21                  SF Suicide Prevention  Thursday, July 21 Coalition on Homelessness *Bring an in-kind donation and get $1 off your drink or snack.  WHERE:               Z Below 470 Florida Street San Francisco   TIX/INFO:  Previews: $20 Opening Night: $50 All other performances: $35 www.3girlstheatre.org/about-us/low-hanging-fruit-by-robin-bradford

 

Woodminster Summer Musicals Opens 50th Season July 8 With Shrek The Musical Family friendly stage musical to be performed outdoors in historic Woodminster Amphitheater– Producers Associates announces that the opening show of the 50th anniversary season of the Woodminster Summer Musicals is Shrek The Musical.  This family favorite will be performed July 8-17 at Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park, located at 3300 Joaquin Miller Road in the Oakland hills. Shrek The Musical is based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and the 1990 picture book by William Steig. Shrek is an ogre who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Along the way, they meet misfit fairy tale characters, a cookie with an attitude, tap-dancing rats, and have a number of entertaining musical adventures. Tickets are available by phone, at 510-531-9597, online at www.woodminster.com, or in person at Woodminster Amphitheater 11-4 daily or at the box office before any performance.  Performances are July 8 (opening), July 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, and 17, all at 8 p.m.Tickets for summer musicals at Woodminster Amphitheater range from $30 to $64 with a $2 discount for children and seniors.  Season tickets  provide about a 15% discount over the single ticket prices.    Also, groups of 25 and more can purchase blocks of seats for about half price, providing an affordable outing or fundraiser for a church or service group, neighborhood association, or any other group.  For information about tickets, including other discount programs, check www.woodminster.com or call 510-531-9597The final dress rehearsal of Shrek The Musical on July 7 will be open to the public. It will start at  8 p.m., all tickets are $20 at the door, and seating is open, first-come, first-choice.  No group rates, Kids Come Free, or other further discounts apply for the final dress rehearsal.  Gates open at 7 pm that night, and audience members are welcome to bring picnics and use any open tables.  Limited concessions. The production will be directed by Joel Schlader, with music direction by Daniel Thomas and choreography by Jody Jaron.  Woodminster shows are performed with live orchestras, and musicians are members of Musicians Local No. 6.   The role of Shrek will be performed by Daniel Barrington Rubio, a local actor who is a newcomer to the Woodminster stage.  His sidekick, Donkey, will be portrayed by long-time Woodminster performer Rod Voltaire Edora, who most recently was seen at Woodminster in 2015 as Scott the choreographer in The Producers and Robertson Ay in Mary Poppins.  The role of the rebellious Princess Fiona will be played by Claire Buchignani, who appeared at Woodminster in 2013 as both Elle in Legally Blonde and in the title role in Annie Get Your Gun.  (Edora and Buchignani are members of Actors Equity Association.)

 

 

The Marsh San Francisco announces the return of the wildly popular solo show by award-winning actor/playwright Dan Hoyle, The Real Americans. In this recollection of Hoyle’s 100 day van trip through small-town and rural America, he finds himself at ground zero of the country’s economic inequality and political division. The show returns with additional material, gathered in June 2016, to update the state of polarized politics in the era of Donald Trump. WHEN:    July 9 – August 27, 2016  Press Opening 8:00pm, Friday, July 15  SHOWS:    8:00pm Fridays  8:30pm Saturdays   WHERE:    The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater  1062 Valencia Street (between 21st & 22nd Streets) Parking is available at New Mission Bartlett Garage  (21st St between Mission & Valencia.)  Bart Station (closest): Mission & 24th Street  TICKETS:               $25 – $35 sliding scale Fridays   $30 – $35 sliding scale Saturdays  $55-$100 reserved seating        For tickets, visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055  REVIEW IS UP ON SAN FRANCISCO REGIONAL OF TALKINBROADWAY FROM PRIOR PRODUCTION

 

 

Premiere of Dominic Hoffman’s EMMITT & AVA at San Francisco’s Firescape Theatre Dominic Hoffman’s EMMITT & AVA is a contemporary tale of misunderstanding between two families who, prompted by tragedy, suddenly find themselves highly motivated to communicate with one another. Wyatt and Emma Cooke return home when they receive a visit from a stranger who impacts their lives forever. Now two families find themselves highly motivated to communicate with one another in the wake of tragedy. EMMITT & AVA weaves humor into its tale of woe, providing a familiar perspective on life and how we cope with hardship. The Firescape Theatre in association with The Beverly Hills Playhouse of San Francisco hosts EMMITT & AVA, a compelling, thought-provoking piece confronting one of the key social issues of our time. EMMITT & AVA: Performs at the Firescape Theatre & BHF/SF. July 9th through August 14th. Fridays at 8pm. Saturdays at 8pm. Sundays at 2pm and 7pm – with two preview shows on July 8th at 8pm and July 9tt at 2pm. $15-$30. BHPSanFrancisco.com  VENUE:   414 Mason Street, 5th floor, San Francisco.    Purchase tickets  at   BHPSanFrancisco.com

 

 

“The Box” Where: Z Space, 450 Florida Street, San Francisco When: July 8-30, 2016 (Previews July 6 & 7)Time: Wednesdays at 6pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; Sundays at 5pm Tickets: Range from $20-75.00 opening night; $20-60 for other performances; special box office discounts and community nights also available; Tickets can be purchased at http://zspace.org/guest-shows/the-box About Sarah Shourd Journalist and playwright Sarah Shourd survived 410 days of solitary confinement while imprisoned as a political hostage by the Iranian government from 2009 to 2010. Since then she has become a nationally known critic of the overuse of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. After being freed—driven by a need to understand what happened to her own mind—she has crisscrossed the U.S. in order to collect stories from dozens of people in the isolation units of our country’s most remote and forbidding prisons. In addition to a number of media appearances and journalism, she also is one of the editors of the collection Hell Is a Very Small Place.

 

 

One Night Only – Blues is a Woman   Concert Benefitting Custom Made Theatre Co. Local Blues Queen, Pamela Rose, brings Blues is a Woman: Wild Women of Song to Custom Made Theatre in a one-night only benefit performance, with open wine bar, on July 10th.Blues is a Woman: Wild Women of Song, a theatrical funk and roots-infused musical narrative by Pamela Rose, featuring some of the most talented women in the world of blues music today:  Tammy Hall (piano), Pat Wilder (guitar), Ruth Davies (bass), Kristen Strom (saxophone), and Daria Johnson (drums) in a one-night only sneak preview benefit on behalf of The Custom Made Theatre Company.  Blues is a Woman: Wild Women of Song is a live concert and theater piece celebrating women blues artists from Ma Rainey to Bonnie Raitt. Set to debut in early 2017, Custom Made  presents a preview of this work in progress.  With storytelling, projected imagery and a thrilling live concert, the ensemble cast will transport the audience back to the very early origins of American’s most enduring art form.   This special one-night only event includes a the concert and a post-performance reception, with wines from Wolfgang Weber, with the musicians. Blues is a Woman is written by San Francisco educator and vocalist Pamela Rose whose previous work, Wild Women of Song: Great Gal Composers of the Jazz Era shone a light on key women in early jazz and toured nationally for five years, gathering critical acclaim: DATE AND TICKETS Venue: Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street, San Francisco  Date:  Sunday, July 10th Time: 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $50 (includes post-show wine reception with the artists) (415) 798-CMTC (2682), www.custommade.org

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: CITY OF ANGELS   It’s the 1940s in Los Angeles. Stine, a struggling novelist seduced by the allure of Hollywood, attempts to pen his film noir masterpiece under the pressure of a domineering producer and a faltering marriage. As his on-page creations start to take on a life of their own and the hard-boiled world of murder, private detectives, and femme fatales spills over into reality, Stine must walk the tightrope between the real world and the silver screen to regain his moral compass. SHOWS: July 6 through September 17, 2016 Tues, Wed, Thurs 7pm / Fri, Sat 8pm / Sat 3pm, Sun 2pm Preview Performances: July 6, 7, 8, 9 at 8pm, July 12th at 7pm, Matinees July 9 3pm and July 10 at 2pm WHERE: SAN FRANCISCO PLAYHOUSE  450 Post Street, San Francisco, 2nd Floor of the Kensington Park Hotel. TICKETS: $20-$125 For tickets or more information, the public may contact the San Francisco Playhouse box office at 415-677-9596, or visit http://sfplayhouse.org/sfph/2015-2016-season/city-of-angels/

 

 

BAY AREA MUSICALS! CLOSES OUT ITS INAUGURAL SEASON WITH THE TONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL COMEDY, “LA CAGE AUX FOLLES” ▪ July 9 – 31, 2016 ▪) – Bay Area Musicals!, the newest non-profit theatrical organization to join the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area arts community, closes out its inaugural season with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical comedy, La Cage aux Folles. This thrilling and warmhearted farce centers around Georges and his lover Albin, who stars as Zaza at their St. Tropez drag nightclub “La Cage aux Folles.” Problems arise when Georges’ twenty-five year old son, Jean-Michel – a result from a brief encounter years back – announces that he is engaged to Anne Dindon, the daughter of a well-known homophobic politician, Edouard Dindon. Anne’s parents want to come and meet Jean-Michel’s mother and father. Little do they know that Albin, a man, has essentially been Jean-Michel’s mother figure his whole life. This scenario propels audiences into side-splitting laughter, as well as teary-eyed moments of tenderness. La Cage Aux Folles is widely regarded as Jerry Herman’s best score and features such classic songs as “The Best of Times is Now,” “Song In the Sand,” “La Cage Aux Folles,” and “I Am What I Am.” “La Cage aux Folles”  will perform July 9–31, 2016 at San Francisco’s Victoria Theatre (2961 16th Street.) Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Press night for La Cage aux Folles will be Thursday, July 14 at 8 p.m. Single tickets for regular performances range in price from $20–$65. Tickets for preview performances (Thursday, July 7 at 8 p.m. and Friday, July 8 at 8 p.m.) are $20. Tickets for the opening night fundraiser on Saturday, July 9 are $100 and include an opening night party with the cast immediately following the performance. All proceeds from the opening night fundraiser ticket sales will benefit future Bay Area Musical! projects and productions. Tickets are available now by calling 415-340-2207 or visiting www.bamsf.org.

 

 

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CABARET ! at the Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor Street, San Francisco.IT RUNS THRU – July 17, 2016   Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns to San Francisco! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL’s (the film adaptations of Into the Woods and Chicago) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd — and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times?  Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside — life is beautiful at the CABARET, JOHN KANDER, FRED EBB, and JOE MASTEROFF’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way. For tickets call 888-746-1799 or on line at www.shnsf.com  IT RUNS THRU JULY 17TH

 

 

Marin Shakespeare Company opens its 2016 season with Lauren Gunderson’s political comedy “The Taming” WHO: Marin Shakespeare Company presents… WHAT:     “The Taming”By Lauren Gunderson / Directed by Robert Currier Marin Shakespeare Company, Marin County’s professional and award-winning outdoor summer Shakespeare festival, opens its 2016 season with Bay Area playwright Lauren Gunderson’s smart and funny “The Taming.” Amid the absurdity of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, the timing is perfect for this modern political farce, which dishes up liberty, justice and comedy for all!  Determined to re-write the U.S. Constitution, beauty pageant contestant Miss Georgia barricades herself in a hotel room with an ultra conservative senator’s aid and liberal bleeding-heart blogger. The U.S. two-party system, its founding fathers and their ideals are examined and lampooned in this timely, all-female comedy. Tristan Cunningham,* Monica Ho,** and Katie Rubin* star as the madcap women in this provocative and hilarious political power-play directed by Robert Currier. Performances are presented outdoors Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The amphitheater opens one hour prior to show time for picnicking. Audiences are encouraged to bring picnics or purchase snacks at the Theatre Cafe. Warm clothing, jackets and blankets are recommended for evening performances. Parking is free. Free pre-show and post-show conversations with a company artist or scholar are presented on select performance dates. Shakespeare Dinners are presented at 6:30 p.m. on select Saturdays for an additional $35 for a gourmet picnic and intimate pre-show talk. Wine, beer and soft drinks are available for sale, or bring your own. Shakespeare Dinner reservations are required at least two hours in advance.  WHEN:  to July 17,  Performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 4 p.m. Sundays Senior Day:  4 p.m. Sunday, July 10 (Half price tickets for seniors)Family Day:  4 p.m. Sunday, July 17 (Youth 18 and under admitted free) COST: $10 to $35 Admission at the door is $35 general; $32 senior; and $10 youth (25 and under). Preview performances are $12 per person. “Pay Your Age” is offered to audience members between the ages of 26 and 34 when purchasing tickets at the Box Office on the day of any performance, with valid identification. Marin Shakespeare Company also offers those 65 and over half-price tickets at Senior Matinees and those ages 18 and under admitted free at Family Matinee performances.  WHERE: Forest Meadows Amphitheatre Dominican University of California, 890 Belle Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901 PHONE:  415-499-4488    WEBSITE: www.marinshakespeare.org PROMO VIDEO: http://video214.com/play/SQdTlhNJECYPGg3lzhOsdA/s/dark IT RUNS THRU JULY 17

 

 

ROSE IN AMERICA by Michelle Carter Cast includes: Charles Dean*, Nkechi Emeruwa, Dorian Lockett, AeJay Mitchell, John Patrick Moore* (* designates AEA members) WHEN & WHERE: San Francisco June 2nd-June 19th at A.C.T. Costume Shop Theater, 1117 Market Street, San Francisco @ 8pm Sat. June 18 @ 8 pm Sun. June 19 @ 5 pm San Rafael Plus two weeks following in San Rafael, at a storefront to be announced June 22nd – July 3rd TICKETS:   boxoffice@altertheater.org 415-454-2787 www.altertheater.org  IT RUN THRU TOMORROW

 

Noël Coward’s” Present Laughter “* *Part 2 of Theatre Rhino’s Coward Celebration WHEN:   May 21 – June 18, 2016  Limited Engagement – Only 25 Performances – 5 Weeks! The show plays Wed. – Thur. –  8:00 pm / Fri. – Sat. – 8:00 pm / Sat. Matinees – 3:00 pm. 2 Tues. shows: Tues. June 7, June 14, 2016 –   Individual performance dates are: TIX:                 Tickets are $15 – $35 and are available at http://www.therhino.org/buy.htm  or 1-800- 838-3006.   WHERE:        Eureka Theatre – 215 Jackson St., (at Battery St.) SF, CA 94111  WEB PAGE:              www.TheRhino.org  FACEBOOK:          https://www.facebook.com/events/608829199271296  IT CLOSES TONIGHT

 

 

SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION at Custom Made Theatre. The play explores the existential premise that everyone in the world is connected to everyone else in the world by a chain of no more than six acquaintances, thus, “six degrees of separation”.  Jane Kathleen Curry, an Assistant Professor of Theater at Wake Forest University commented that “Guare has attained a degree of celebrity, largely due to the success of the stage and screen versions of Six Degrees of Separation. Indeed, the phrase ‘six degrees of separation’ has circulated widely in the popular culture.”With Sam Bertken, Alisha Ehrlich, Kyle Goldman, Brian Levi, Carl Lucania, Kathleen McHatton, Kyle McReddie, Khary Moye, Genevieve Perdue, Kelly Rinehart, Richard Sargent, Karl Schackne, and Matt Weimer Creative Team : Brooke Jennings*, William Campbell, Neil Higgins, Ryan Lee Short*, Ryan Martin, Grisel Torres, Kitty Torres(*member, Custom Made Theatre Co. CURTAIN TIMES AND TICKETS Venue: Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street, San Francisco Previews:  May 19 -21 8:00 pm; $25-28 Opens: Sunday May 22 at 7:00 pm Runs: select Wednesdays 7:30p, Thursdays & Fridays 8:00 pm; Saturdays 2:00 (select performances) & 8:00 pm; See www.custommade.org/sixdegrees for exact showtimes. Running Time: approx. 90 minutes Tickets: $50 Opening Night; Other times $28-42 (415) 798-CMTC (2682), www.custommade.org   IT CLOSES  TONIGHT

 

 

The Marsh San Francisco announces Will Durst’s timely new hybrid of stand-up comedy and theater, ELECT TO LAUGH: 2016 will extend through June 7 (press opening: May 24). Specializing in political humor for folks who don’t like politics, Durst sweeps both sides of the aisle with his patented mix of outrage and outrageous common sense. This bipartisan rabble-rouser transcends party ties in a hilarious blend of monologues, commentary, and the occasional rant. WHEN:                 Extended through June 7  SHOWS:               Tuesdays at 8pm  WHERE:               The Marsh San Francisco Mainstage 1062 Valencia St, San Francisco TICKETS:               $15 – $35 sliding scale, $100 reserved  INFO:                    For information or to order tickets call (415) 282-3055 or visit www.themarsh.org  IT BEEN EXTENDED TO JULY 26

 

 

SHOTGUN PLAYERS PRESENTS  “Hamlet” By William Shakespeare Directed by Mark Jackson – To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, Shotgun Players will present a season in repertory with a core ensemble of actors. We begin with a radical production of the world theatre’s most enduring classic. Hamlet is perhaps the one role in Shakespeare’s canon that every one of us can identify with. Hamlet is someone’s child, someone’s lover, a friend, foe, philosopher, artist, critic, clown, politician, hero, villain… And so (drum roll please): Every actor of the ensemble will learn every role of the play. Moments before showtime, the cast lines up before the audience to pull their roles for the night out of Yorick’s skull! They get 5 minutes to gather their wits and then the performance begins. It’s a Hamlet roulette! Hamlet begins previews on March 31st, 2016 the Ashby Stage – will run as part of the repertory season through January 2017.   . “Hamlet” features Set Design by Nina Ball, Costume Design by Christine Crook, Sound Design by Matt Stines, Light Design by Heather Basarab, & Properties Design by Devon LaBelle. The cast of Hamlet features El Beh, Kevin Clarke*, Nick Medina, Cathleen Riddley*, David Sinaiko, Megan Trout, Beth Wilmurt.  (*Member of Actors’ , the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.) WHEN: Initial Run:  Repertory Performances: June 10 – January 29, 2017. .WHERE: The Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley  TICKET PRICES: Pay What You Can Previews Advance reservations strongly advised – shows will sell out!  For more information go to www.shotgunplayers.org or call 510.841.6500  IT RUNS THRU JANUARY 20 2017 in REPORTORY

 

FOODIES THE MUSICAL The Show for Everyone Who Eats, Written and Directed by Morris Bobrow playing an opening end run at the Shelton Theatre, 533 Sutter Street, San Francisco. (800-838-3006) REVIEW IS UP ON REGIONAL.

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Aurora Theatre Company closes its 24th season with Athol Fugard’s (Blood Knot, My Children! My Africa!) modern classic “MASTER HAROLD”… and the boys. An ordinary rainy afternoon in 1950s South Africa turns into a profound and life-changing experience for a white teenager and his family’s two black servants. At once a coming of age drama and a scathing indictment of inequality, this brilliant, searing coming of age story was called “One of those depth charge plays [that] has lasting relevance [and] can triumphantly survive any test of time…The story is simple, but the resonance that Fugard brings to it lets it reach beyond the narrative, to touch so many nerves connected to betrayal and guilt. An exhilarating play…It is a triumph of playmaking, and unforgettable” by the New York Post, and is considered by many to be Fugard’s masterpiece. Not simply a polemic against the policy of apartheid, “MASTER HAROLD”… and the boys is about human relationships that are put to the test DATES:  Post-show Talkbacks: June 24, 28, July 6, 14  Closes: July 17 SHOWS:        Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm and 7pm WHERE:         Aurora Theatre, 2081 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA  TICKETS:       For subscriptions and single tickets (Previews $35; Regular Performances $32-50; Limited Opening Night Seating $60) the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. Half-off tickets for Under 35, student, and group discounts available   IT CLOSES JULY 24th

 

 

OREO CARROT DANGER : Oreo Carrot Danger; a play of rituals is a wacky and visceral exploration of love and OCD. Ben is on a first date with Kate, but can’t help being distracted by thoughts ofaccidentally murdering her in her sleep OR being forced to move to Canada and play hockey 24/7. Typical first date anxiety, right? In a world where absurdity trumps reality,Ben and Kate must find a way to navigate their relationship through the noise.Written by Nayia Kuvetakis and directed by Rose Oser, Oreo Carrot Danger opens June 17th and closes July 9th, shows Thursday through Sunday. Featuring: Adam Niemann,Giorgia Luisa, Koledon Lambright, Michelle Navarrete, and Adam OdsessRubin. Dramaturgy by Austin Owen. Lighting Design by Maxx Kurzunski. Prop Design by Brittany White. Sound Design by Ryan Short. Technical direction by Noah Kramer. TICKETS: Performances runs thru  July 9th. Thursdays @ 7:30pm, Fridays @ 7:30pm, Saturdays @ 7:30pm & Sundays @ 6pm. Performances will take place at PianoFight at 144 Taylor Street in San Francisco. Tickets are $15 general admission. Discounts available online. For information or ticket purchases visit www.faultlinetheater.com  IT CLOSES JULY 9TH

 

 

Shelton Theater presents “A Streetcar Named Desire” Written by Tennessee Williams June 14th through October 29th Opens June 16th, 7pm Previews June 14 & 15, 7pm Closes October 29thWhat: A Streetcar Named Desire-­ is timeless poetic masterpiece that follows the life of a desperate sister seeking refuge in her sisters New Orleansapartment only to be confronted by the unforgiving brutality of the man in the house. At once an instant classic the play still resonates with howwe feel, think, and move today. A highly charged sexual playconsidered the finest play of the 20th century.Directed by Julie Dimas-­Lockfeld Designed by Steve ColemanWhen: July, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, August 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27,September 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30,October 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29.Show times: Thurs-­Sat 7PMWhere: Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter St., between Powell and Mason St.,San Francisco.Tickets: $40. Student/Senior discounts. Tickets: (800) 838-­3006 WEB: sheltontheater.org   IT RUNS THRU OCTOBER 29TH

 

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY EVER TOLD COMES TO LIFE!   Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to San Francisco! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the SHN Orpheum Theatre! Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. SHN Orpheum Theatre   1192 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94102 Dates:   IT CLOSES – July 10, 2016      Phone   888-746-1799  Single Tickets and General Information – Press 1 When productions are in performance the Box Office and Call Center will remain open until 1/2 hour past curtain to attend to any of your last minute needs. Online   www.shnsf.com IT CLOSES JULY 10TH

 

World premiere of “ The Rules” by Dipika Guha. Directed by Susannah Martin. When Ana, Julia and Mehr all fall in love with the same mysterious man, these old friends must reexamine the rules of their friendship in a technologically-saturated world. Inspired by its namesake, the seminal antifeminist dating guide, “The Rules: Time-tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right,” The Rules is a fable about love and blindness and the promise of happy endings. It is a “late” coming of age story. SHOWS: It runs through July 16th Thursday 7pm, Friday & Saturday 8pm, Saturday 3pm WHERE: The Creativity Theater, 221 Fourth Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. BART: Disembark at the Powell Street Station. Exit to 4th and Market streets. Head south on 4th Street for two blocks. Turn left on Howard Street. The theater is located at the corner of Fourth and Howard behind the LeRoy King Carousel. PARKINGWe have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow visitors to purchase guaranteed parking near the museum. View real-time availability and pricing at many locations within easy walking distance to the Children’s Creativity Museum.Once purchased, parking is 100% guaranteed even if the location otherwise fills up. Simply present your purchase confirmation at the selected location, and this serves as your payment with no additional payments or fees ever. Parking availability is very limited, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase your parking for the museum in advance EXCLUSIVE PARTNER OFFER: Use promo code CHILDREN15 at checkout for 15% off your first reservation.  TICKETS: For tickets ($30) or more information, the public may contact the San Francisco Playhouse box office at 415-677-9596, or sfplayhouse.org/sfph/2015-2016-season/the-rules/  IT RUNS THRU JULY 16TH

 

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The Marsh San Francisco announces Maria Grazia Affinito’s new solo show Eating Pasta Off the Floor, which just finished a run as part of The Marsh Discovery Series, will return June 5 – July 24 (press opening: June 23). This engaging solo show finds Maria on a trip to her mom’s hometown in Italy hoping to shed some light on their volatile relationship. Maybe singing arias at full voice in the supermarket and offering to sell your daughter are just quaint Old World traditions, but even old friends in Italy are astonished when mom starts flinging pasta and bad poetry. WHEN:     to  – July 24, 2016   SHOWS:    8:00pm Thursdays   5:00pm Sundays WHERE:  The Marsh San Francisco   1062 Valencia St, San Francisco  TICKETS:    $20 – $35 sliding scale, $50-$100 reserved  INFO:    For information or to order tickets call (415) 282-3055 or visit www.themarsh.org  IT RUNS THRU JULY 24TH

 

SAN FRANCISCO MIME TROUPE       Opens 57th Season with “Schooled”   WHEN:           Its playing in various parks thru– Sept. 5, 2016 TIX:   All park shows are free and open to the public. ,    For more info. call 415- 285 -1717 or visit www.sfmt.org  VENUE:         SFMT performs in parks & some theatres throughout the Bay Area in SF, the North Bay, East Bay,   Peninsula, Sacramento, Davis, Nevada City, and 3 Northern CA shows    All park shows are free and open to the public.   SF Mime Troupe Promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB8s3AaK_2c&feature=youtu.be   Schedule by Date:   http://www.sfmt.org/schedule/images/schedulebyorder2016.pdf Schedule by Area: http://www.sfmt.org/schedule/images/schedulebyarea2016   IT PLAYING IN VARIOUS PARKS THRU SEPTEMBER 5TH

 

 

6th Street Playhouse presents  “Forever Plaid” WHEN:  It runs thru – Sunday, July 17th WHERE: 6th Street Playhouse 52 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa Off-Broadway musical revue Forever Plaid to appear on the G.K. Hardt Stage at 6th Street Playhouse Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who shared a love for great music, and got together to become their idols – The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts – and they became “Forever Plaid.” At the seemingly tragic moment when their careers and lives end, that is when the story of Forever Plaid begins. Performing amazing four part harmonies of beloved, nostalgic pop hits of the 1950’s, Forever Plaid is the perfect closer to our 10th Anniversary Season! Forever Plaid runs through Sunday, July 17th in the 6th Street Playhouse G.K. Hardt Theatre. Tickets range from $15 to $37 and are available online or at the box office at 52 West 6th Street in Santa Rosa. Call (707) 523-4185 x1 or visit www.6thstreetplayhouse.com for tickets and more information  IT RUNS THRU JULY 17TH

 

PianoFight Productions presents Adventures in Tech (with Pillow Talk on the Side) Written by Stuart Bousel Directed by Allison Page Produced by Chardonnay’s Emma Rose Shelton and Kate Jones WHEN: June 25 at 5pm and 8pm July 7 at 8pm July 8 at 8pm July 14 at 8pm July 15 at 8pm July 16 at 5pm and 8pm WHERE: 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102 TICKETS: $15 Group Discount (6 or more) $20 Email List Discount (sign up for PianoFight Email list, get $5 off tickets) $25 General Admission Online $30 General Admission At the Door $40 VIP ticketsFOR MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS, PLEASE VISIT:www.pianofight.com   IT RUNS THRU JULY 16TH

 

BERKELEY PLAYHOUSE CLOSES THE 2015-16 SEASON WITH   “DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID”- Berkeley Playhouse closes out the groundbreaking 2015-16 season with Disney’s ultimate fish-out-of-water family musical, The Little Mermaid. Featuring a score by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken,Disney’s The Little Mermaid performs  THRU  July 31, 2016 at the historic Julia Morgan Theater in Berkeley. Tickets (ranging from $17-$60) are on sale now a twww.berkeleyplayhouse.org or through the Berkeley Playhouse Box Office at 510.845.8542 ext. 351. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated Disney film, The Little Mermaid, which features some of Menken’s most beloved songs, including “Part of Your World,” and “Poor Unfortunate Souls,”invites audiences to go “under the sea” as headstrong mermaid Ariel journeys from her underwater home to explore the mysterious world above the waves. Berkeley Playhouse’s inventive production uses the post-Broadway revised script by Glenn Casale that features the new song “Daddy’s Little Girl,” which provides an updated backstory for the wicked sea-witch Ursula, and further develops the relationship between Ariel and Tritan, Ariel’s royal father who doesn’t understand his daughter’s hopes and dreams.Directed by returning Berkeley Playhouse artist Scottie Watson, the creative team includes choreography by Staci Arriaga, musical direction by Rachel Robinson, and will feature a company of over 30 actors.  Opens: Saturday, June 25 at 6pm  Press: Saturday, June 25 at 6pm; Sunday, June 26 at 12pm Closes: Sunday, July 16 at 6pm  Performances: Due to the unique performance schedule, please check the website at www.berkeleyplayhouse.org for specific dates and times. All performances at Berkeley Playhouse at The Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704. TICKETS: For tickets ($17 for previews, $23-$60 for regular performances) or more information, the public may call (510) 845-8542 x351 or visit berkeleyplayhouse.org. Group rates available for 10 or more people.  There will be a “Pay What You Can” performance on June 30 at 7pm where tickets are sold on a sliding scale from $5-$20.  IT CLOSES JULY 16TH

 

The Marsh Berkeley announces the return of Don Reed’s acclaimed autobiographical hit East 14th, playing for five shows only June 12, June 19, July 3, July 10, and July 17. This Off-Broadway hit invites audiences to 1970s Oakland, when Reed’s Jehovah’s Witness stepfather tried to force him to be a straight A, God-fearing teenager – but all Reed wanted was to be just like dear old Dad.  Unbeknownst to him, dear old Dad was a pimp. East 14th is the first installment in Reed’s hilarious coming-of-age trilogy and includes elements of the unforgettable story “I Miss Toni” that was featured on National Public Radio podcast Snap Judgment.  WHEN:  June 19, July 3, July 10, and July 17  SHOWS:               5:30pm, Sundays   WHERE:               The Marsh Berkeley MainStage 2120 Allston Way  Parking: Allston Way Garage, 2061 Allston Way between Milvia & Shattuck The Downtown Berkeley Bart station is one block away on Shattuck  CLOSES JULY 17TH

 

Contra Costa Civic Theatre presents AMERICAN IDIOT Music by Green Day Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong Book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer Johnny, Tunny and Will, three disgruntled young men struggling to find meaning in a post-9/11 world, flee their provincial hometown lives in search of big city thrills. Their paths quickly and irrevocably diverge when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided between the seduction of love and the hazards of drugs. The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical, based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning album, shatters old rules and breaks bold new ground for the American musical. ARTISTIC STAFF Directed and Choreographed by Alex Perez Music Direction by Kevin Roland Set Design by Kuo-Hao Lo Costume Design by Lisa Danz Lighting Design by Courtney Johnson Sound Design by Michael Kelly Props Design by Devon LaBelle CAST Sage Georgevitch-Castellanos (Johnny), Jeffrey Holmes (Will), Kamren Mahaney (Tunny), Travis Reaves (St. Jimmy), Tosca Maltzman (Whatshername), Tiffany Quintana (Heather), Melody Perera (Extraordinary Girl), John Holst (Rock n’ Roll Boyfriend), Connor Johnson (President of Jingletown/Holiday), Briel Pomerantz (Heather’s Best Friend), and ensemble members India Derewetzky, Aurelia Jordan, Jessie Anne Lukban, Christian McCooey, Justin Sabino, Garrick Sather, Caroline Schneider, Scott Tsubota, and Joel Vega. WHEN  It runs thruJul 17, 2016 Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm WHERE 951 Pomona Ave (cross street Moeser) El Cerrito, CA 94530 TICKETS Adults: $29 in advance, $35 at the door Youth (age 16 and under): $15 in advance, $20 at the door Discounts for groups of 15 or more INFO www.ccct.org or 510.524.9012 IT RUNS THRU JULY 17TH

 

“The Wild Party” Book, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa Based on Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 poem SHOWS: Opening: June 4 @ 8:00 pm Run Dates: THRU – July 24, 2016 Wednesday & Thursday @ 7:30 pm Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 pm Sunday @ 2:00 pm WHERE: San Jose Stage Company – 490 South First Street in the SoFA district of downtown San Jose, CA TICKETS: Single tickets are ($30-$65). Call the box office at 408.283.7142 or order online www.thestage.org. Discounts are available for students, seniors, and groups   IT RUNS THRU JULY 24TH

 

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CLOSES NEXT SATURDAY   JULY 9TH

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OREO CARROT DANGER : Oreo Carrot Danger; a play of rituals is a wacky and visceral exploration of love and OCD. Ben is on a first date with Kate, but can’t help being distracted by thoughts ofaccidentally murdering her in her sleep OR being forced to move to Canada and play hockey 24/7. Typical first date anxiety, right? In a world where absurdity trumps reality,Ben and Kate must find a way to navigate their relationship through the noise.Written by Nayia Kuvetakis and directed by Rose Oser, Oreo Carrot Danger opens June 17th and closes July 9th, shows Thursday through Sunday. Featuring: Adam Niemann,Giorgia Luisa, Koledon Lambright, Michelle Navarrete, and Adam OdsessRubin. Dramaturgy by Austin Owen. Lighting Design by Maxx Kurzunski. Prop Design by Brittany White. Sound Design by Ryan Short. Technical direction by Noah Kramer. TICKETS: Performances runs thru  July 9th. Thursdays @ 7:30pm, Fridays @ 7:30pm, Saturdays @ 7:30pm & Sundays @ 6pm. Performances will take place at PianoFight at 144 Taylor Street in San Francisco. Tickets are $15 general admission. Discounts available online. For information or ticket purchases visit www.faultlinetheater.com  IT CLOSES JULY 9TH

 

EXIT Theatre proudly opens CONFESSIONS OF A CATHOLIC CHILD by Elizabeth Appell   directed by Ariel Craft Regina Fredrickson invites you to indulge in a cocktail with her as she smart-mouths her way to death’s door, on her terms! Mixing bourbon and morphine, this plucky Catholic girl runs into the phantoms of her ex-husband, aborted child, passionate lover, alcoholic parents, and youthful spirit until she finally gets high with the Pope as she seeks answers to the eternal question: what’s it all about? Elizabeth Appell’s Confessions of a Catholic Child opens at EXIT Theatre on June 18, 2016 in a production directed by Ariel Craft. EXIT Theatre’s Artistic Director Christina Augello stars in the role of Regina, along with Mikka Bonel (Outstanding Actress, 2014 Theatre Bay Area Awards) as the mischievous spirit of her younger self. The cast also features Hilda Roe as Regina’s daughter and Nic A. Sommerfeld, Janice Rumschlag, Paul Rodrigues, John Simpson, Laurel Scotland-Stewart, and Ron Talbot as spectres of Regina’s past. Stuart Bousel rounds out the cast of ten as the Pope. Confessions of a Catholic Child features scenic and lighting designs by Amanda Ortmayer (Outstanding Lighting Design, 2015 Theatre Bay Area Awards), costume designs by Kitty Torres, and sound design by Ryan Lee Short. IT RUNS THRU- July 9, 2016 Tickets are $20-$30 and on sale now through Brown Paper Tickets Friday, June 17 is a discounted  IT RUNS THRU JULY 9TH

 

“ Abominable, or the Misappropriation of Beverly Onion by Forces Beyond Her Control”. Katie May’s dark comic adventure is part Alice in Wonderland, part Star Wars, and pits Luck against Fate in a wager to prove who is the more powerful force in the universe. Part of the 20th Annual Playground Festival. Directed by Chloe Bronsan. It run thru July 9 Tickets: $25-$45 / All-Festival Passes start at $80.  Thick House, 1695 18th St, San Francisco.415-992-6677 http://www.playground-sf.org/abominable IT CLOSES JULY 9TH

 

The Marsh San Francisco announces “Lightning in the Brain”, a new music-theater piece from stage/film/television actor Corey Fischer, will be presented on the MainStage this spring. In this compelling new theater piece, Fischer shapes his recent experiences as a newly old man of 71 into a lively narrative about forgetting and remembering, young and old love, losing and finding himself on the streets of 1960s Paris, or in Hollywood, or in a rusting Chevy van looking for America. Fischer developed Lightning in the Brain with Naomi Newman, who also directs. WHEN:     Runs to – July 9, 2016 (press opening June 2, 2016) SHOWS:    8pm, Thursdays  , 5pm, Saturdays  WHERE:               The Marsh San Francisco  1062 Valencia Street (between 21st & 22nd Streets) Parking is available at New Mission Bartlett Garage (21st St between Mission & Valencia.) Bart Station (closest): Mission & 24th Street  TICKETS:              $20-$35 sliding scale; $55/$100 Reserved Seating                For tickets, visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055  IT RUNS THRUGH JULY 9TH

 

The Marsh San Francisco presents comedian and storyteller Ady Lady in “From Piss to Bliss”, a riotous tour through 21st-century San Francisco and its best intentions. In this hilarious new solo show, Ady doggedly seeks out higher consciousness amidst the often deranged reality of modern day life. She desperately seeks enlightenment on Muni, discovers the powerful spiritual lessons of riding Segways, and utterly exhausts herself on a breast cancer walk, while trying to answer the question “Can we be our best selves during our worst moments?” WHEN:   It runs thru – July 9, 2016 (press opening June 11, 2016)  SHOWS:     7:30pm, Wednesdays 5pm, Saturdays WHERE:  The Marsh San Francisco Studio Theater 1062 Valencia Street   Parking is available at New Mission Bartlett Garage (21st St between Mission & Valencia.)  Bart Station (closest): Mission & 24th Street between 21st & 22nd Streets  TICKETS:    $20-$35 sliding scale; $55/$100 Reserved Seating    For tickets, visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055  IT RUNS THRU JULY 9TH

 

 

GREY MATTER EXTENDS THROUGH JULY 9 The Marsh San Francisco announces Grey Matter, a new solo show written and performed by Julie Katz, will extend through July 9. Set at “The Company” in San Francisco, Katz creates an array of hilarious and poignant characters including: the IT prodigy who’s bored out of his mind, the office manager who can’t catch a break, the dreamer in legal who longs for a creative life, and the deep thinker who started it all. “The Company” is getting bigger, and not everyone is along for the ride. Grey Matter was developed with David Ford and is directed by Lexi Diamond, and was originally scheduled to run through June 4. Now extended through July 9, performances will continue Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays at 8:30pm, at The Marsh San Francisco. For tickets ($20-$35 sliding scale, $55-$100 reserved), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call The Marsh box office at 415-282-3055 (open 1- 4pm, Monday through Friday). IT NOW CLOSES JULY 9TH

 

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CLOSES NEXT SUNDAY JULY 10TH

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY EVER TOLD COMES TO LIFE!   Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to San Francisco! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the SHN Orpheum Theatre! Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. SHN Orpheum Theatre   1192 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94102 Dates:   IT CLOSES – July 10, 2016      Phone   888-746-1799  Single Tickets and General Information – Press 1 When productions are in performance the Box Office and Call Center will remain open until 1/2 hour past curtain to attend to any of your last minute needs. Online   www.shnsf.com IT CLOSES JULY 10TH                  REVIEW IS UP ON SAN FRANCISCO REGIONAL OF TALKINBROADWAY

 

: Pear Theatre completes its 2015/2016 season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, a searing, fiercely dark comedy of an American family, where secrets and lies spill out over dysfunctional dinners and drug-laced arguments, and nothing is sacred—or safe. Called “Hugely entertaining! A ripsnorter full of blistering, funny dialogue, acid-etched characterizations and scenes of no-holds-barred emotional combat” by The New York Times, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize in 2008. WHEN Closes: Sunday, July 10, 2016: 8:00 PM Sundays: 2:00 PM WHERE: Pear Theatre (the new space), 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View TICKETS: $10 (Previews) – $35; savings available for seniors & students. For information, or to order tickets, visit www.thepear.org or call (650) 254-1148. IT CLOSES JULY 10TH

 

 

“Value Over Replacement.” Ruben Grijalva’s insightful look at baseball and the choices players face to stay in the game Part of the 20th Annual Playground Festival. It run thru-July 10. Tickets: $25-$45 / All-Festival Passes start at $80. Thick House, 1695 18th St, San Francisco. 415-992-6677 http://www.playground-sf.org/vor IT RUNS THRU JULY 10TH

 

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CLOSES TONIGHT

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Noël Coward’s” Present Laughter “* *Part 2 of Theatre Rhino’s Coward Celebration WHEN:   May 21 – June 18, 2016  Limited Engagement – Only 25 Performances – 5 Weeks! The show plays Wed. – Thur. –  8:00 pm / Fri. – Sat. – 8:00 pm / Sat. Matinees – 3:00 pm. 2 Tues. shows: Tues. June 7, June 14, 2016 –   Individual performance dates are: TIX:                 Tickets are $15 – $35 and are available at http://www.therhino.org/buy.htm  or 1-800- 838-3006.   WHERE:        Eureka Theatre – 215 Jackson St., (at Battery St.) SF, CA 94111  WEB PAGE:              www.TheRhino.org  FACEBOOK:          https://www.facebook.com/events/608829199271296  IT RUNS THROUGH JULY 2

 

 

SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION at Custom Made Theatre. The play explores the existential premise that everyone in the world is connected to everyone else in the world by a chain of no more than six acquaintances, thus, “six degrees of separation”.  Jane Kathleen Curry, an Assistant Professor of Theater at Wake Forest University commented that “Guare has attained a degree of celebrity, largely due to the success of the stage and screen versions of Six Degrees of Separation. Indeed, the phrase ‘six degrees of separation’ has circulated widely in the popular culture.”With Sam Bertken, Alisha Ehrlich, Kyle Goldman, Brian Levi, Carl Lucania, Kathleen McHatton, Kyle McReddie, Khary Moye, Genevieve Perdue, Kelly Rinehart, Richard Sargent, Karl Schackne, and Matt Weimer Creative Team : Brooke Jennings*, William Campbell, Neil Higgins, Ryan Lee Short*, Ryan Martin, Grisel Torres, Kitty Torres(*member, Custom Made Theatre Co. CURTAIN TIMES AND TICKETS Venue: Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street, San Francisco Previews:  May 19 -21 8:00 pm; $25-28 Opens: Sunday May 22 at 7:00 pm Runs: select Wednesdays 7:30p, Thursdays & Fridays 8:00 pm; Saturdays 2:00 (select performances) & 8:00 pm; See www.custommade.org/sixdegrees for exact showtimes. Running Time: approx. 90 minutes Tickets: $50 Opening Night; Other times $28-42 (415) 798-CMTC (2682), www.custommade.org   IT RUNS THROUGH  JULY 2ND

 

 

“KING LEAR” by William Shakespeare. Ninjaz of Drama of San Francisco is excited to stage in period setting, a true classic of world theatre penned by the greatest writer in the English language, which will be performed in three quarter in the round at the intimate Phoenix Theatre. Featuring a Bay Area cast- Federico Edwards, Lynn Sotos, Greg Gutting, Terry Kolkey, Lijesh Krishnan, ShawnJ West, Miranda Hanrahan, Alan Quismorio, Vicki Zabarte, Richard Friedlander, and Geoffrey Colton as “King Lear”. WHEN:18,19,24,25,26, July 1,2 . WHERE: Phoenix Theatre 414 Mason St, Suite 601, 6th floor. TIMES: 8pm Thurs-Sat. 3pm Sunday matinees TICKETS: $12 Preview $20 General Admission  $15 Student, Seniors, TBA Members $25 Door Rush BOX OFFICE: Tickets available only on-line at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/king-lear-tickets-24856966857  IT CLOSES JULY 2ND

 

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CLOSES TOMORROW

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ROSE IN AMERICA by Michelle Carter Cast includes: Charles Dean*, Nkechi Emeruwa, Dorian Lockett, AeJay Mitchell, John Patrick Moore* (* designates AEA members) WHEN & WHERE: San Francisco June 2nd-June 19th at A.C.T. Costume Shop Theater, 1117 Market Street, San Francisco @ 8pm Sat. June 18 @ 8 pm Sun. June 19 @ 5 pm San Rafael Plus two weeks following in San Rafael, at a storefront to be announced June 22nd – July 3rd TICKETS:   boxoffice@altertheater.org 415-454-2787 www.altertheater.org  IT RUN THRU JULY 3RD.

 

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SAN FRANCISCO CABARET OPENINGS

 

FEINSTEIN’S AT THE NIKKO

 

 

Hello Dolly In Concert   Starring Wesla Whitfield & Mike Greensill    JULY  6  Wed 7.6 Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm  $40.00 – $60.00  Thursday  July 7 Doors: 5:30 pm, Show  7,  Friday JULY 8 Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm  Sat JULY 9  Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm Sun JULY 10  Doors: 1:30 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

 

Sono Musette     The Sound and Spirit of Paris. on Bastille Day  Thu • July 14, 2016  Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm   $25.00 – $40.00

 

Holly Penfield     Like Sally Bowles, The Toast of Mayfair    Fri  July 15  Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm $20.00 – $40.00

 

Holly Penfield   Like Sally Bowles, The Toast of Mayfair  Sat July 16  Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

 

 

James Torme Thu, Jul 21  8:00 PM

 

James Torme Fri, Jul 22  8:00 PM

 

Aubrey Logan Sat, Jul 23  7:00 PM

 

Aubrey Logan   Wed, Jul 27  7:00 PM

 

Melissa O’Keefe Thu, Jul 28   8:00 PM

 

Paradox Voice Band Fri, Jul 29    8:00 PM

 

Laura Benanti   Sat, Jul 30   7:00 PM

 

Laura Benanti Sun, Jul 31  3:00 PM

 

Laura Benanti   Thu, Aug 4   8:00 PM

 

Ro Sham Bo Fri, Aug 5  8:00 PM

 

Leanne Borghesi   Sat, Aug 6  7:00 PM

 

Mame In Concert   Thu, Aug 11   8:00 PM

 

Mame In Concert   Fri, Aug 12   8:00 PM

 

Mame In Concert Sat, Aug 13  7:00 PM

 

Mame In Concert   Sun, Aug 14  3:00 PM

 

Mame In Concert   Thu, Aug 18  8:00 PM

 

Carly Ozard – Critically-Acclaimed Comedic Cabaret Artist    performs her new cabaret show    MORE SHIFT HAPPENS  A Tell-All and Sing-All !   WHEN:           THURS. AUG. 18, 2014 – 8:00 pm    One Performance Only!  (doors at 6:30 pm).  TIX:                $20 – $35 http://feinsteinsatthenikko.ticketfly.com/event/1226593-carly-ozard-san-francisco/   ((There is a $20.00 per person food & beverage min. & an 18% gratuity is added to all checks.)

 

A Little New Music   Fri, Sep 16  8:00 PM

San Francisco Night Club – Feinstein’s at Hotel Nikko

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There is a $20.00 food and beverage minimum per person and an 18% gratuity is added to all checks.

Doors open 90 minutes prior to the performance and seating is assigned by the Maître D’ based on purchased party size and section. Guests are offered choices whenever possible.

 

Parties that purchase separately cannot always be seated together. Please call the club in advance at 415-394-1167 with any seating questions regarding groups and multiple orders.

 

Guests may be required to check coats or bags that do not fit comfortably in the seating area.

 

Feinstein’s at the Nikko is suitable for any mature person, however, parental guidance is recommended for some performances.

 

All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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Society Cabaret, San Francisco

at the Hotel Rex  562 Sutter Street   415-857-1896

 

Tickets available at Society Cabaret(No Fees, No Fuss) or by calling 415-857-1896.Buy your tickets early for best prices and seats.All seats assigned based on date of purchase.

 

NO SCHEDULE YET FOR JULY

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