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Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: sizzling songs, seductive dance numbers and a show biz story that packs a powerful punch -- and seeing it outdoors at Oakland's Woodminster Amphitheater only amps up the show's famous red-hot razzle-dazzle. Set amidst the showy decadence of the 1920s, Chicago tells the tale of convicted murderers Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, who'll stop at nothing to get the attention of the press and celebrity attorney Billy Flynn. Their malicious crimes turn them into media darlings, producing a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which could just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids. A smash on Broadway (winning six Tony Awards) and on the big screen (winning six Academy Awards), this biting satire features the unforgettable songs of Kander and Ebb, including "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango" and many more hits.
Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun as the ultimate circus experience launches into the future with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World. Audiences will take the helm to join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic quest of good versus evil that will let imaginations run wild with unexpected surprises and thrills at every turn. Through the lens of a magic telescope, Out Of This World transports your entire family on an unforgettable journey as the circus Star Seeker battles to bring the most spectacular and talented performers back to Earth after years in outer space. Children of all ages will be amazed by the cosmic voyage as you discover the wonders of gravity-defying acrobats, orbital aerialists, majestic animals, fearless daredevils and humorous clowns.
Roger Vadim's ultra sexy sci-fi cult classic makes the intergalactic leap from screen to stage in an all-new adaptation that is sure to be out of this world. The year is 40,000 and scientist Durand Durand has gone missing somewhere within the Tau Ceti region. To ensure his deadly Positronic Ray doesn't fall into the wrong hands, Earth sends the voluptuous bounty hunter Barbarella on a super top-secret rescue mission. Along the way, she encounters various alien beings who wish to sleep with her. Now the Double Rated Star Astronavagatrix will have to use her brains, brawn and everything else she's got in order to save the entire universe from impending doom. Catch all the risqué outer space action when Barbarella makes a crash landing onto San Francisco's Phoenix Theatre.
Remember being a kid and wishing you were a grownup, wishing you were just BIG already? In the 1988 movie Big, Tom Hanks makes that wish -- and it comes true. Now, the endearing classic has been adapted for stage in Big, The Musical. Josh Baskin, a 12-year-old who grows up overnight after being granted a wish by a Zoltar machine at a carnival, must cope with his new adulthood while finding the machine so that he can wish himself back to his preteen life. Playful and sometimes profound songs are the backdrop for Josh's relationship with the two most women in his world: his mom and Susan Lawrence, the executive at the toy company where Josh lands a job. This sweet, funny and poignant tale will spirit you back to your own childhood dreams and (mis)adventures. See it at Half Moon Bay's Coastal Repertory Theatre.
In 2009, Sarah Shourd and her friends went on a hike in the Middle East that would change her life forever. They were lured across the border by a guard into Iran, captured and accused of spying against the government. Inspired by her harrowing, 410-day sentence in solitary confinement, The Box is Shourd's examination of this form of punishment. Exploring the tragic, and sometimes painfully comic, realities of life "inside the box," the play tracks characters who make life-changing journeys against all odds. A rare glimpse into the underbelly of our prison system, The Box asks the important question, what happens when you have nothing left to lose?
Step right up into the Grand Chapiteau at AT&T Park and discover the surreal world of LUZIA, where an imaginary Mexico springs to life to the soundtrack of brassy Mexican and Latin American sounds. Inspired by the cultural richness of Mexico, Cirque du Soleil's new big-top show LUZIA features original music written for a live acoustic setting mixed with the electro-pop of Nortec Collective's Bostich + Fussible. Catch LUZIA -- a combination of the Spanish words luz (light) and lluvia (rain), two elements at the heart of the show -- on the San Francisco stop of its world tour, which kicked off in Montreal in April 2016.
At AT&T Park from Nov 18 - Jan 8, 2017
In San Jose from Feb 9 - Mar 5, 2017
Set in Los Angeles in the late 1940s, City of Angels tells the story of a novelist struggling to turn his hard-boiled detective novel into a movie. Weaving together the novelist's actual life with the story of his fictional P.I. hero, the San Francisco Playhouse's production is a stylish nod to the golden age of Hollywood and film noir, where the colorful real world collides with the black-and-white "reel" world. The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this show was co-written by Broadway legend Cy Coleman and M*A*S*H creator Larry Gelbart.
Based on one of Hans Christian Anderson's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is truly a love story for the ages. In a magical kingdom fathoms below the waves, we meet Ariel, a little mermaid who's tired of flipping her fins in her aquatic kingdom. She dreams to be part of the fascinating world on dry land and will go to great lengths to get there -- like trading in her tail for human legs. Take an enchanting trip under the sea with everyone's favorite mermaid princess and her crabby sidekick Sebastian, as they battle the evil sea witch Ursula and win the heart of the human prince Eric. With music by eight-time Academy Award-winner Alan Menken, this Berkley Playhouse production of the fishy fable at the Julia Morgan Theater will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."
Wyatt and Emma Cooke just lost their teenage daughter. They return from the funeral to a visit from a stranger that impacts their lives forever. Now two families find themselves highly motivated to communicate with each other in the wake of tragedy. Emmitt & Ava weaves some humor into its tale of woe, providing perspective on life and how we cope with hardship. The play pulls on heartstrings at San Francisco's Firescape Theatre.
August Wilson was one of America's most celebrated playwrights, and Fences was arguably his greatest work. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama -- as well as Tony Awards for Best Play and, decades later, Best Revival of a Play -- Fences is a powerful drama that tells the story of Troy Maxson, a charismatic former Negro League Baseball star who now makes his living as a sanitation worker. Maxson is a man consumed with frustration over the color barrier that kept him from being a success in Major League Baseball. A truly significant American play, a New York Post reviewer once hailed it as "one of the richest experiences I have ever had in the theater." Now you can experience live it at the outdoor Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda.
Forking! combines the best elements of a traditional play with improv by taking a fully scripted comedy and letting the audience vote on how the plot will unfold. After a night of heavy drinking, Chastity and Joshua decide to get married (to give Chastity health coverage and Joshua American citizenship), but there are many forks in the road on the way to the altar and it's up to you to decide which paths are taken. Full of twists, turns and multiple endings, Forking! always offers something new.
From single life to dating to marriage to the end of relationships, the charming musical revue I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change explores all of love's stages with humor, emotion and insight. As the show journeys from pickup lines to newborns and even to love amongst the geriatric set, it offers something that everyone who's ever been in or out of love will be able to identify with. The show's New York production was the second longest-running musical in off-Broadway history, and now it comes to San Francisco's Bindlestiff Studio.
A boisterous and vibrant 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. Starring Broadway's William Thomas Evans, this heart-warming musical comedy invites you into the lives of Georges and his lover Albin, who plays female impersonator Zaza at the couple's popular St. Tropez drag nightclub. Problems arise when Georges' 25-year-old son comes home with his fiancée and her conservative parents. Watch as the flamboyant couple's family dynamic gets hilariously turned upside down. Written by Harvey Fierstein, the musical features Jerry Herman's beloved score -- including "The Best of Times is Now" and "I Am What I Am." Get in on the wig-flying fun as La Cage Aux Folles closes out the Bay Area Musicals season at San Francisco's Victoria Theatre.
A boisterous and vibrant 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 heart-warming musical comedy invites you into the lives of Georges and his lover Albin, who plays female impersonator Zaza at the couple's popular St. Tropez drag nightclub. Problems arise when Georges' 25-year-old son comes home with his fiancée and her conservative parents. Watch as the flamboyant couple's family dynamic gets hilariously turned upside down. Written by Harvey Fierstein, the musical features Jerry Herman's beloved score -- including "The Best of Times Is Now" and "I Am What I Am." Get in on the wig-flying fun as La Cage Aux Folles comes to Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland.
It's everyone's favorite boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story: Little Shop of Horrors. Take a musical journey through the streets of Skid Row to a struggling flower shop where a blood-thirsty plant from another world eagerly awaits its next victim. Full of delightfully demented humor, this long-running Off-Broadway musical comedy is based on Roger Corman's B-movie and was later turned into a Broadway show and an Academy Award-nominated film starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin. Now you can enjoy a night of bloody good fun with doo-wop inspired songs like "Skid Row," "Somewhere That's Green," "Feed Me" and "Suddenly, Seymour" when Ray of Light Theatre, the company who brought you Heathers: The Musical and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, stages this hugely entertaining show at the Victoria in San Francisco.
Low Hanging Fruit is a story about the battles that veterans have to fight after they've returned home from war. Four female Iraq and Afghanistan veterans struggle to survive on L.A.'s Skid Row, relying on each other to stay safe and cope with nightmares brought on by their combat experiences. When one of the women befriends a young runaway and brings her back to the tent encampment the four of them share, everyone's lives are turned upside down. The San Francisco premiere of this original play by Robin Bradford is coming to Z Space.
A lean, green, swashbuckling machine, this isn't the Robin Hood you remember from the Disney cartoon. He's far more action packed ... and a lot funnier too. Closely following the ancient legend of the Sherwood Forest bandit, acclaimed playwright Greg Banks has given muscle to this medieval tale -- so while Robin still falls for Maid Marian, she turns out to be a lot pluckier than your typical "damsel in distress." The whole family will fall for this high-powered update of Robin and the antics of his Merry Men. In fact, you'd have to be the Sheriff of Nottingham himself not to smile during this fantastically entertaining production from the Ross Valley Players.
Take the normal play production process, put it on extra-fast-forward and you have Shotz, a theatrical pressure cooker that puts talented theater groups to the test. Six groups are given two weeks to write, two weeks to rehearse, two hours to get their tech in gear and one chance to perform an all-new short play. Each month has a different theme, and with each group offering their unique take on the month's theme, each performance is full of surprises. This is the latest in a long line of PianoFight's one-of-a-kind twists on improvisational theater. These improv impresarios are known for putting on ingeniously interactive entertainments that leave even the hardest-to-please San Francisco crowds entertained.
Some plays can be summed up in an image, others a phrase, but only one masterpiece can be summarized with a scream: "Stelllaaa!!!" That masterpiece, of course, is none other than Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. Set during a steamy summer in New Orleans' French Quarter, a vulnerable Blanche DuBois seeks shelter at the apartment of her pregnant sister, Stella, and Stella's husband, Stanley. Fragile Blanche and brutish, temperamental Stanley immediately clash, and tensions further escalate when the two are left alone together after Stella heads to the hospital to give birth. Experience this American classic now at San Francisco's Shelton Theater.
Danger and vicious humor collide in this Custom Made Theatre Co. production of The Thrush & the Woodpecker, starring the Bay Area's own Stacy Ross. In this spine-tingling revenge thriller from playwright Steve Yockey, Brenda Hendricks tries to repair a fractured relationship with her son Noah, who has hastily returned home from college following an act of vandalism. When a mysterious visitor arrives at their remote Northern California home bearing dangerous secrets from Brenda's past, the three find themselves on a collision course with betrayal and revenge. Get ready for a white-knuckled thriller filled with plot twists, gasps and gripping theatricality with The Thrush & the Woodpecker.
Becky and her husband John just bought a new house in the village, and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first child. Life seems perfect -- but these days, John seems to be a lot more interested in reading baby books and furthering his environmental causes than performing his husbandly duties in the bedroom. Something's got to be done. So, while John is away one day, Becky takes charge and brings in a man to "get the job done." Naturally, things get complicated. Presented at The Ashby Stage in Berkeley, The Village Bike provides an unflinching look at the world's view of women's sexuality -- a hilarious, steamy and provocative plunge into intimacy, pornography and the anxiety of expectant parents.
From the dark comedy clubs of America's major cities to primetime television screens nationwide, Whose Line Is It Anyway? -- a show where "everything's made up and the points don't matter" -- brought improvisational comedy to the masses like never before. Now, the Emmy-nominated comedy sensation is coming to the stage at the Nourse Theatre in San Francisco, featuring quick-thinking veteran improvisers Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff Davis and Joel Murray. See some of your favorite Whose Line games like "Scenes from a Hat" or "Questions Only" along with some new ones -- and be sure to bring suggestions for a chance to join the cast onstage.