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Disney's Beauty and the Beast  
Orpheum Theatre Disney's Beauty and the Beast
 
Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical presented by NETworks presentations, brings its enchanting tale and Academy Award-winning score to San Jose Center for Performing Arts. Based on the beloved 1991 animated film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. The acclaimed musical tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince under a witch's curse. Time is running out, and if the Beast doesn't learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This musical love story is filled with colorful characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling show-stopping numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the unforgettable title song.

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus - Out Of This World  
Oracle Arena Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus - Out Of This World
 
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.

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Abominable  
Thick House Abominable
 
Abominable tells the story of Beverly Onion, the world's loneliest mortician's assistant (and Star Wars fan), who finds herself the subject of a wager between the forces of Fate and Luck. Over the course of her hero's journey -- from the basement of Hortaman's Funeral Home to a Star Wars convention to the mountains of Tibet -- Beverly tries to reclaim control over her life and seeks to understand her deep connection to the mythical Abominable Snowman. The wildly creative Abominable or The Misappropriation of Beverly Onion by Forces Beyond Her Control, by playwright Katie May (Manic Pixie Dream Girl), unfolds onstage at San Francisco's Thick House.

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Adventures in Tech (With Pillow Talk on the Side)  
PianoFight Adventures in Tech (With Pillow Talk on the Side)
 
Inspired by actual conversations playwright Stuart Bousel had with his techie co-workers, his artist boyfriend and beyond, Adventures in Tech (With Pillow Talk on the Side) chronicles one Bay Area theater artist's hilarious escapades in the tech world. Bursting with pop culture references and blithe social commentary, this quick-witted comedy of vignettes examines what it means to be a grown-up in an industry that seems to encourage staying a big kid forever. Can you really be friends with your co-workers? And does time actually pass if you're not doing much with your life? Find out when Bousel's hyperlocal comedy premieres at PianoFight.

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Barbarella  
Phoenix Theatre San Francisco Barbarella
 
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.

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Blues is a Woman  
Custom Made Theatre Blues is a Woman
 
Blues is a Woman combines live music and theater -- and wine -- to celebrate influential female blues artists from Ma Rainey to Bonnie Raitt. This one-night only event includes a post-show reception with wine donated by local wine critic Wolfgang Webber. During the reception, you can mill about and share feedback with the show's talented female blues musicians. During this latest show from singer Pamela Rose's Wild Women of Song project, the ensemble cast will transport you all the way back to the beginnings of the blues, merging storytelling, projected imagery and a live concert at San Francisco's Custom Made Theatre.

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C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert  
Lesher Center for the Arts C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert
 
C.S. Lewis is among the most important writers of his generation, and in the new one-man play C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert, you can witness his storied transition from atheism to Christianity. The fascinating journey, adapted from Lewis' own thoughts and writings on the experience, is brought to life by actor Max McLean, who portrays the Chronicles of Narnia writer as he endures the death of his mother, works through his complicated relationship with his father and walks the path that led him from being a devout atheist to becoming the most influential Christian intellectual of his day. Whatever your own beliefs, C.S. Lewis Onstage is a moving look at a truly historic artist.

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Carmen  
War Memorial Opera House Carmen
 
Probably the world's most popular opera, and brimming with lust, jealousy, drama, and even death, Georges Bizet's Carmen revolves around a beautiful but hot-tempered Spanish gypsy girl who seduces a young corporal named Don José. The naive young man gives up everything for the femme fatale -- he leaves his sweetheart, rebels against his superiors and joins a gang of smugglers. But when Carmen tires of him and moves on to a bullfighter, Don José is driven to exact violent revenge. This provocative San Francisco Opera production, set in 1970s Spain, is directed by acclaimed provocateur Calixto Bieito, while the famed score from the French composer features instantly recognizable music like Carmen's habanera, "The Toreador Song" and more. Experience this fresh, modern version of Carmen, sung in French with English supertitles, at War Memorial Opera House.

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City of Angels  
The San Francisco Playhouse City of Angels
 
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.

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Disney's The Little Mermaid  
Julia Morgan Theater Disney's The Little Mermaid
 
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."

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Emmitt and Ava  
Beverly Hills Playhouse San Francisco Theatre Emmitt and Ava
 
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.

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The First Supper  
Altarena Playhouse The First Supper
 
As this year's distinctly crazy primary season spirals to a close, The First Supper makes its world premiere at the Altadena Playhouse in Alameda, dishing out all the delicious satire you could ask for. Local playwright Karen Schiff has penned a play in which two distinctly different sets of conservative parents wage a battle for the hearts, minds and finances of their newly engaged teenagers. Filled with feuding families, hot-off-the-presses hot-button issues and a heaping helping of heartfelt fun, this fresh spin on the classic Guess Who's Coming to Dinner guarantees some good laughs during this trying election season.

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For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday  
Berkeley Repertory Theatre For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday
 
For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday is Sarah Ruhl's fanciful and moving look at growing up versus growing old within a family. In the wake of their father's death, five siblings are driven to reconnect with childhood dreams and confront the inevitability of the passage of time. Acclaimed British director Les Waters helms and Obie-winning Bay Area actress Kathleen Chalfant stars in this poignant exploration of adulthood. Adored for such productions as Eurydice and In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), Tony-nominated playwright Ruhl now brings her tender new tale to Roda Theatre at Berkeley Rep for its West Coast premiere.

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I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change  
Bindlestiff Studio I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
 
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.

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The Invisible Hand  
Marin Theatre Company The Invisible Hand
 
In this taut, twisty -- and timely -- thriller by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, a successful American investment banker named Nick finds himself in the clutches of a militant Islamic group in Pakistan, who're demanding $10 million for his release. But when the deal to free him suddenly falls through, Nick's forced to try to raise the money on his own. His subsequent stock-market wheeling and dealing -- and eye-opening lessons on the financial markets -- begin to sink in for his eager-to-learn captors, with truly terrifying results. Akhtar, author of the acclaimed novel American Dervish, won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Disgraced. See this up-to-the-moment thriller in production by the Marin Theatre Company.

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La Cage Aux Folles  
Victoria Theatre La Cage Aux Folles
 
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.

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Low Hanging Fruit  
Z Space Low Hanging Fruit
 
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.

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Master Harold... and the boys  
Aurora Theatre Master Harold... and the boys
 
Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley performs South African playwright Athol Fugard's critically-acclaimed drama "Master Harold" ... and the boys. An ordinary rainy afternoon in 1950s South Africa turns into a profound and life-changing experience for young, white Harold and the two black workers employed by his family. Alone and faced with the return of his alcoholic father, Harold must weigh his father's racist outlook against the respect he has for these men whom he considers his friends. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play in 1982, and initially banned in South Africa, "Master Harold" ... and the boys remains one of the most powerful coming-of-age plays ever written.

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Motown the Musical  
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts Motown the Musical
 
Motown the Musical thrilled audiences on Broadway, and now the show's national tour is making its way to San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Featuring classic songs from Motown's heyday, the musical tells the story of Berry Gordy's journey from a featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Michael Jackson and other musical icons. The timeless Motown sound broke through barriers and helped get everyone moving to the same beat. Experience the story behind the music in this smash hit featuring songs like "My Girl," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Stop! In the Name of Love," "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" and many more.

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Playing My Hand  
Altarena Playhouse Playing My Hand
 
"I'm a poker player." Those are the words with which Rachel LePell introduces herself in Playing My Hand. Rachel had a loving family, a beautiful home, a successful career ... and a big secret. Traveling from the present into her past, this intimate and expansive play follows the ups and downs of the wild ride her penchant for poker has made of her life. At times humorous, at other times painful, this daring new show dives deep into a love affair with the thrill of winning. Catch this one-woman show, written and performed by Rachel LePell, at the Altarena Playhouse in Alameda.

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The Rules  
The Creativity Theater The Rules
 
While all is fair in love and war, it wouldn't hurt to have some sure-fire guidelines on how to find the perfect match -- especially if you're three friends caught in a tangled love triangle in The Rules. When Ana, Julia and Mehr all fall for the same man, they are forced to examine the complicated rules of their friendship within a technologically-saturated society. Inspired by the dating guide The Rules: The Time Tested Secrets for Capturing The Heart of Mr. Right, this "late" coming of age story dives into the meaning of love and takes a close look at the endless pursuit of happy endings. Written by Dipika Guha, The Rules makes its world premiere at The Creativity Theater.

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Sex and the City Live!  
OASIS Sex and the City Live!
 
The uproarious drag sendup of HBO's beloved series Sex and the City is back at the Oasis. Relive your favorite episodes during this loving tribute to the iconic show, which finds four "young" "women" in search of the perfect relationship while looking gorgeous and knocking back plenty of Cosmopolitans. The show features four of San Francisco's most fabulous drag stars: D'Arcy Drollinger (Sh*t & Champagne), Sue Casa (Miss Trannyshack 2013), Lady Bear (Bear-Barella) and Steven LeMay (Sh*t & Champagne) playing homage to Carrie and the gang, while Drag King extraordinaire Leigh Crow guest stars as Mr. Big. Darren Star (creator of the HBO show) described this version as "funnier than it was on TV," so you can expect some Big Apple-sized laughs.

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Shotz  
PianoFight Shotz
 
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.

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Shrek the Musical  
Woodminster Amphitheater Shrek the Musical
 
Everyone's favorite ogre is coming to Oakland in this musical adaptation of the beloved animated film. Throwing just about every fairy tale ever told into a blender, Shrek The Musical is a hip and funny mash-up that follows a very unlikely hero, a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who's anything but a damsel in distress. Together they take on the short-tempered bad guy Lord Farquaad and save their fairy-tale kingdom. Adapted for the stage by David Lindsay-Abaire and featuring new songs by Jeanine Tesori, see the modern classic outside under the stars at Woodminster Amphitheater, located in beautiful Joaquin Miller Park.

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A Streetcar Named Desire  
The Shelton Theater A Streetcar Named Desire
 
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.

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Value Over Replacement  
Thick House Value Over Replacement
 
At five-foot-seven and 160 pounds, Edward "Chip" Fuller is hardly the poster boy for baseball's steroid era. But when the light-hitting shortstop turned drive-time sports radio host learns his name will appear on a list of players linked to performance enhancing drugs, Chip is forced to explain his choice to colleagues, his listeners and his family. In Value Over Replacement, he must choose between a bland public apology and a much more difficult confession. The truth is, if he had to do it over again, he wouldn't change a thing. Penned by award-winning SFSU grad Ruben Grijalva, this sports drama slides into San Francisco's Thick House.

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The Velocity of Autumn  
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage The Velocity of Autumn
 
Refusing to go quietly to a retirement home, aging but still feisty artist Alexandra has barricaded herself in her Brooklyn brownstone and booby-trapped it with enough homemade bombs to take out the neighborhood in The Velocity of Autumn. Alone and at odds with her family, Alexandra's defenses begin to crack when her long-absent son crawls in through her window to try to save her life as much as his own. TheatreWorks presents The Velocity of Autumn, a Tony-nominated Broadway sensation that reveals both the fragility and ferocity of life, at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

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Whose Live Anyway?  
Nourse Theatre Whose Live Anyway?
 
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.

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