Experience both laughter and chills as Charles Addams' weird and wonderful characters creep their way into Half Moon Bay's Coastal Repertory Theatre for The Addams Family Musical. In this fiendishly delightful award-winning musical comedy, Wednesday Addams -- now a grown-up princess of darkness -- has fallen for a normal boy from a respectable family and has invited him and his parents to the family mansion for a meet-and-greet gone gothic. Sit back and savor the horrific hospitality of Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Grandma, Lurch and everyone's favorite weirdo, Uncle Fester, as the special occasion brings out the best -- and worst -- in everyone involved.
The hair is big, the shoulder pads are bigger and the drama is blown totally out of proportion in D'Arcy Drollinger's Bitch Slap. An outrageous sendup of classic '80s soap operas and telenovelas, the story centers around Diana Midnight, the head of a fashion empire who struggles to maintain power and control over her most prized possession: the patent for shoulder pads. Don't miss all the high-camp hijinks -- adultery, blackmail, shocking confessions, evil twins and, of course, amnesia -- when Bitch Slap comes to San Francisco's Oasis.
A hilarious and heartwarming portrait of love in a nontraditional family, La Cage aux Folles has been one of Broadway's biggest hits for more than 30 years, earning nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Revival. This boisterous and vibrant musical comedy invites you into the lives of Georges and his lover Albin, who moonlights as Zaza at the couple's popular St. Tropez drag nightclub. Problems arise when Georges' 25-year-old son comes home with his fiancee ... and her conservative parents. Watch as the flamboyant couple's family dynamic gets hilariously turned upside down. Written by Harvey Fierstein, the musical features beloved Jerry Herman tunes like "The Best of Times Is Now" and "I Am What I Am." Get in on the wig-flying fun as La Cage aux Folles celebrates love, romance and being true to who you really are at San Francisco Playhouse.
Brian Copeland returns to The Marsh with his hit show Not a Genuine Black Man. The longest-running solo show in San Francisco history, Not a Genuine Black Man is a hilarious and poignant autobiographical story about Copeland's childhood. In 1971, San Leandro was named one of the most racist suburbs in America. Congressional hearings were held. The next year, 8-year-old Copeland and his African-American family moved in. Not a Genuine Black Man is a hilarious and insightful look at Bay Area history, and at the ways in which our upbringings make us who we are.
SOMETHING ROTTEN! is "Broadway's big, fat hit!" (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is "The Producers + The Book of Mormon x The Drowsy Chaperone. Squared!" (New York Magazine).
For much of his career, Alfred Hitchcock was inspired by San Francisco. Now, Left Coast Theatre Company is going to repay the favor with "Twisted Hitchcock," an evening of hilarious and irreverent one-act plays. The suspense, the glamour ... the mommy issues: These parodies of three of Hitchcock's masterpieces all have an LGBTQ bent. "Master Bates" is set in the infamous and creepy Bates Motel. "The Trouble With Mary" wonders was it an accident or murder (and where did she get those fab shoes?!). And in "Birdsploitation," five birds decide to queer up the system and go off-script. Don't miss this rambunctious night of zippy one-acts at Shelton Theater.