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Following extended sold-out engagements around the world, Cavalia is back with its latest equestrian and acrobatic extravaganza: Odysseo. With a production double the size of the original, Odysseo combines equestrian and stage arts with high-tech theatrical effects at never-before-seen levels and leads you on a fabulous journey to discover some of the planet's most unforgettable landscapes. You'll be transported to a whole new level of beauty, grace and magic, this time featuring 70 magnificent horses and 45 artists from all over the globe. Odysseo is the world's largest touring production and has the largest touring tent on Earth, the biggest stage, the most breathtaking visual effects and the greatest number of horses at liberty. This is your chance to be amazed and enchanted when Cavalia's Odysseo gallops into downtown San Jose!
Celebrate the most memorable Disney tales with all your favorite characters in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy and Daisy on a journey to the timeless worlds of Disney's The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and Disney's Frozen. You and your family will explore the African Pride Lands with Simba, Timon and Pumbaa, voyage deep under the sea to Ariel's mystical underwater kingdom and tour London from above the rooftops with Peter Pan and Wendy before flying to Neverland to meet up with Tinker Bell. Plus, travel to Arendelle for an extraordinary adventure with sisters Anna and Elsa, rugged mountain man Kristoff and everyone's favorite huggable snowman Olaf, as they journey to discover that true love is the most magical power of all. Upbeat music, lovable characters and unforgettable moments make Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure an experience your family will cherish forever!
One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as "Getting To Know You," "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Hello Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance" and "Something Wonderful." Set in 1860's Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
Cameron Mackintosh's awe-inspiring production of The Phantom of the Opera brings the dramatic doomed love triangle to the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Described by critics as bigger and better than ever before, the latest edition of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical masterpiece offers bold new staging that showcases original costumes, updated choreography and exciting special effects (including the legendary chandelier drop) -- not to mention a soaring score filled with memorable songs like "Masquerade," "The Music of the Night" and "All I Ask of You." At its core, though, it's a timeless and tragic love story about a mysterious masked man living beneath the majestic Paris Opera House who becomes obsessed with a beautiful opera singer. The Phantom of the Opera has won more than 50 major theater awards, including the Tony for Best Musical, and with a cast and orchestra of 52, this current spectacular is one of the largest musical productions currently on tour anywhere.
If the musical history of Hamilton has peeked your interest, then this Tony-winning revolutionary drama is sure to captivate you as well. The musical 1776 comes to Walnut Creek to take you behind the scenes of the historic signing of the Declaration of Independence, as John Adams tried to persuade his fellow forefathers to vote for freedom from British rule. Also making appearances are colonial superstars like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and John Hancock, along with a variety of crabby drunks, befuddled secretaries and assorted sycophants who populate the proceedings as well. This much-beloved show stirs romance, comedy and conflict into a musical melting pot at Lesher Center for the Arts' Hofmann Theater.
The world's best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of Annie will be a brand-new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring a book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie includes such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow." Take advantage of this special pre-sale offer and catch this feel-good musical at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.
At an Oklahoma farmhouse, the Weston's alcoholic patriarch has gone missing. The family gathers hoping for good news, but instead find themselves coming to grips with old closeted skeletons and festering wounds that resurface. Populated with tour-de-force characters such as Violet, the prescription drug-addicted, chain-smoking, acid-tongued family matriarch, August: Osage County by Tracy Letts is a black comedy that has the mesmerizing effect of watching a deliciously choreographed train wreck of epic proportions. This wickedly funny portrait of a truly American family held a spot on Entertainment Weekly's "best-of" list for the decade, described by the magazine as "a lightning-fast jolt of pure theatrical electricity." Don't miss the play that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for Best Play -- see it at the Marin Theatre Company in Mill Valley.
From Tony-winning master of mayhem Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor) comes this madcap sendup of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic and beloved whodunit The Hound of the Baskervilles. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being killed one by one -- and it's up to the great Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson, to make their way through a dizzying web of clues, disguises and deceit in Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Or something more sinister? And will our heroes discover the truth in time? Watch in amazement as five actors tackle more than 40 characters in this fast-paced romp at Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park, just north of San Francisco.
The voice of today's generation -- the Arthur Miller of the Millennials -- young playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney penned this play that's been hailed by the Chicago Tribune as "the greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more." West African folklore takes a trip to Louisiana's bayou in The Brothers Size, as the recently paroled Oshoosi Size returns home, hoping for a fresh start working in his brother Ogun's repair shop. But when the charming and sinister Elegba enters the picture, the situation's delicate stability is threatened and fraternal ties are tested. A stirring score, flights of poetry and West African mythology give wings to this soulful and celebratory work. Make your way to San Francisco's Eureka Theater for this Theatre Rhinoceros production of The Brothers Size.
Who knew a game would serve as the perfect metaphor for romantic rivalries, cunning gamesmanship and political tensions? And no, it's not Candy Land. The world's ancient game of strategy makes its move at San Francisco's Custom Made Theatre with the stirring rock musical Chess. Featuring music by ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (Mamma Mia) and lyrics by Tim Rice (Evita), this musical drama involves a love triangle between two top chess players -- an American and a Russian -- and the woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. Loosely based on the lives of chess grandmasters Anatoly Karpov and Bobby Fischer, the rock opera plays out against the Cold War struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union, with each wanting to win international tournaments for purposes of propaganda.
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
Step back into the romantic age of letter-writing via Dear Master, an elegantly orchestrated play following the 13 years of letter exchange between legendary 19th-century French novelists Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin, better known as George Sand, and Gustave Flaubert. Their powerful friendship was fueled through "productive discussions" of fierce, opposing arguments revolving around politics, art and the literary world of their time. A shimmering glimpse into the brilliant psyches of Flaubert, the literary realist pioneer, and the iconoclast Sand, who protested the social restrictions of women by adopting male dress for a period, Dear Master offers further insight into a world of political turmoil and deeply-held passions. The play also won the Bay Area Critics Circle Award for Best Script in 1991. Watch the unlikely friendship of these intellectual writers come to life at the Aurora Theatre Company in downtown Berkeley.
Fun Home -- winner of five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Musical -- makes its West Coast debut at the new Curran this January. Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, has been praised as "something of a miracle" (New York Magazine). The Tony-winning Best Musical tells the story of Alison at three different ages, alongside her uniquely dysfunctional family -- her mother, brothers and brilliant, volatile father. Intimate, emotional and refreshingly honest, Fun Home captures the experience of seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Get your pre-sale tickets to the show Newsday calls "a blazingly original heartbreaker and a nonstop treasure of invention" at the Curran, which, after an exciting renovation, is reopening its doors with a new look, a new vision and a new production.
Critics have gone crazy for The Hard Problem, the latest from Tom Stoppard, writer of Arcadia and Shakespeare in Love. Hailed by the The Daily Mail as "100 minutes of brilliant brainache," Stoppard's searing drama centers on Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brain science institute who is haunted by a single theory: If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? As Hilary attempts to breakdown the components of this "hard problem," she finds herself up against her lover (and academic mentor) in a fight to defend the soul, altruism and even religion from modern science. Watch psychology and biology collide in this provocative drama when American Conservatory Theater brings The Hard Problem to San Francisco.
This hilarious and heartwarming musical showcases an epic culture clash when two vastly different families come together to celebrate a wedding. Besides the parents butting heads, things unravel even further when the bride's uninvited ex-boyfriend brings proceedings to a screeching halt. Plots are hatched, promises broken and secrets exposed as the ceremony falls into hysterical chaos. It'll be up to the sister to save the day in It Shoulda Been You at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.
Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Mike Bartlett's King Charles III explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of Britain's democracy and the conscience of its most famous family. This modern-day riff on Shakespearean political drama, which was a sold-out hit on both Broadway and in London's West End, has been hailed as "fresh, thrilling and fearlessly comic" (Entertainment Weekly) and "flat-out brilliant!" (The New York Times). Set shortly after the death of the Queen, the story centers on Prince Charles, who after a lifetime of waiting, is finally made king, only to face an ethical dilemma over a bill limiting the freedom of the press. See this exciting production of King Charles III now at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater.
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.
Peter and the Starcatcher, the multiple Tony-winning show that The New York Times called "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," is the swashbuckling, madcap prequel to Peter Pan. A dozen actors play more than 100 characters, combining their acting talent with ingenious stagecraft and an imaginative story to reveal the origins of "the boy who wouldn't grow up." This Berkeley Playhouse production takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew in an action-packed adventure that brings pirates, orphans and secret agents of the queen together on the high seas. Based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), Peter and the Starcatcher boasts an all-star creative team and weaves an enchanting tale that appeals to both adults and kids.
Although its been 200 years since its original publication, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice still remains one of the most popular love stories of all time. The bitingly funny tale has spawned multiple film and television adaptations as well as every type of book spinoff imaginable. Now Fort Mason Center's musical adaptation of the beloved story highlights everything that gives Pride and Prejudice its timeless appeal, from its wicked sense of humor to the irresistible charm of its characters -- while also throwing in some dazzling song and dance numbers in the mix. Under a canopy of redwood trees and a crystal clear night sky at Sanborn County Park, the sparklingly witty Elizabeth Bennet and the handsome but haughty Mr. Darcy try to overcome their pride and prejudice to find love and happiness together despite the rigid social rules of regency England. Featuring music and lyrics by Emmy Award-winning composer Rita Abrams (I Want It All Now), this stunning musical will leave you starry-eyed and humming all the way home.
This cult classic horror/sci-fi parody -- which inspired the 1975 long-running midnight movie beloved by millions -- takes place on a dark and stormy night, as clean-cut sweethearts Brad and Janet find themselves stranded on a lonely road. The innocent couple seeks refuge at the castle of gender-bending mad scientist Dr. Frank N. Furter. Once inside, they have their eyes opened to a whole new world of sex, science -- and maybe even love. Come dance the "Time Warp," and hear all your favorite Rocky Horror hits. It's the perfect way to celebrate the Halloween season at the Victoria Theatre.
What happens when your dream becomes bigger than you imagined? In Seared, a new work at the San Francisco Playhouse, a chef's eight-table restaurant is the talk of New York City. With more money, however, comes more problems, and his investor decides it's time to cash in. The battle between art and commerce ensues, and you'll see it unfold as caramelized onions and sizzling garlic fry up in the onstage kitchen.
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.
Three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien directs a lavish new production of one of the world's most beloved musicals, The Sound of Music, and you can get tickets before they go on sale to the general public with this pre-sale offer. Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which remains the most successful movie musical in cinematic history. Keep the celebration going by seeing this gorgeously produced show live on stage at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Get swept away by the romance, touching family story and heartbreaking drama of the musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp family, featuring such Rodgers & Hammerstein classics as "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Edelweiss" and, of course, the enchanting title track.
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.
When unhappy middle-aged guy Greg crashes into a midlife crisis, he decides to adopt Sylvia, an energetic stray dog (played by a human). His relationship with his wife Kate suffers for the spontaneous decision, so family and friends new and old sit him down for some counseling. In this romantic comedy by A.R. Gurney, the author of Love Letters, the long-married empty nesters have to dig their way out of an unexpected hole, in which Kate feels like she's losing Greg's affection to his new best friend. This imaginative take on a midlife crisis leads to lots of laughs and insightful thoughts on love, marriage, jealousy and canines. Sit, stay and roll over (on the floor laughing) when Sylvia hits the Barn Theatre stage in Ross.
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.
Truth and fiction blur in Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang's hilarious and moving show Yellow Face, which is based on the author's own life -- but with wild exaggerations. When Hwang mistakenly makes a disastrous casting decision, he quickly and hilariously gets in over his head. As the situation spirals further out of control, he finds himself at the center of international intrigue and a government investigation. Winner of an Obie award, Yellow Face explores timeless questions surrounding cultural identity through a sharply satirical lens. Director Jeffrey Sun stages this biting look at race, politics and the media at San Francisco's Firescape Theatre.