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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!
Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the landmark American musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is "groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time" (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage.
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.
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.
The economic ravages of 1930s New York threaten to destroy the tenuous ties that bind a working-class family in social dramatist Clifford Odets' acclaimed Depression-era drama Awake and Sing!. First produced in 1935, Awake and Sing! is the passionate, ultimately hopeful story of the Bergers, a Bronx-dwelling family of Jewish immigrants dealing with the hardships of the times. Bessie, the Berger matriarch, is willing to crush her children's dreams in order to keep the struggling clan intact, but the irrepressible spirit of youth refuses to be extinguished in Odets' timeless ode to the American working class. See it at Coastal Repertory Theatre in Half Moon Bay.
In Beyond Therapy, Prudence and Bruce are a couple of New Yorkers who seek professional help to fix their love lives. Their therapists encourage them to place personal ads, leading to a disastrously funny first date between the pair. As these two would-be romantics stumble toward a relationship with each other, it becomes increasingly clear that the therapists are actually more troubled than the patients. Written by Tony Award winner Christopher Durang, this outrageous adult comedy is filled with marvelously insane characters, screwball humor and Durang's trademark observations of contemporary American society. At just 90 minutes long, Beyond Therapy at the Shelton Theater in San Francisco is just what the doctor ordered: a zippy evening of non-stop laughter.
When imagining a man's secret society, one might picture its members smoking cigars while having a scotch in sharp suits. But for the handful of gentlemen at Casa Valentina, sipping cocktails while sporting beehives and brassieres is more their style. Set in the early '60s, the story follows a group of heterosexual men who congregate at a Catskills resort far from their families to secretly behave and dress like women. Based on real events, the play offers a glimpse into the lives of a group of "self-made women." Casa Valentina -- written by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots, La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy) -- is a funny, heartfelt story about the search for acceptance and happiness, and the struggle to find the perfect pair of pumps. Experience this regional premiere at San Francisco's New Conservatory Theatre Center.
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
There's nothing more frightening than the unknown and the heart of improv is stepping into the unknown to create something new, original and entertaining. Improv isn't limited to comedy, the form can be used to explore other emotions as well, including the depths of fear. The Un-Scripted Theater Company brings its popular fully-improvised, live theater thriller Fear back to the stage this Halloween week. The master storytellers at Un-Scripted takes the horrors of the unknown and run with it, spinning audience suggestions into original and terrifying tales of the uncanny and the macabre. You'll experience the raw excitement and terror of a horror story that only live, unscripted theater can create. Remember, if what you experience is too terrifying ... too hair-raising ... too bone-chilling to bear, you only have yourself to blame.
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.
Join Mowgli and his animal friends when Rudyard Kipling's classic children's story The Jungle Book comes to life on stage in Mill Valley. Audiences of all ages will thrill to this tale of a boy raised by wolves who sets out on an adventure through the jungle with the help of his friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear, where they must face the evil tiger Shere Khan, who hates mankind. The timeless tale teaches audiences about loyalty, honor, courage, tradition, integrity and persistence. Dress up as your favorite Jungle Book character -- or any other creative costume -- for added fun at the Marin Theatre Company show.
Pop icon Cyndi Lauper made history as the first solo woman ever to receive the Tony for Best Score thanks to her contributions to Broadway's high-heeled hit, Kinky Boots. The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots tells the story (based on actual events) of Charlie Price, who has inherited his father's nearly bankrupt shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible. Along the way, Lola helps Charlie become the man he's meant to be. Featuring direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a spectacularly uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles), this red-hot musical smash has audiences dancing in the aisles. Join the celebration when Kinky Boots struts into the San Jose Center for Performing Arts with this special pre-sale offer.
This charming sequel to Pride and Prejudice, penned by Lauren Gunderson, finds the bookish and introverted Mary Bennet joining her recently-married sisters Jane and Elizabeth for the Christmas holidays at Pemberley -- the estate owned by Mr. Darcy. When Mary meets the shy bookworm Arthur de Bourgh, she finds herself quite taken with this kindred spirit. But as a well-to-do single man, Arthur has no shortage of female admirers, and in order to compete for his affections Mary must learn to become the heroine of her own story. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley is coming to the Marin Theatre Company in Mill Valley.
On Christmas Eve 1944, Nutcracker made its American debut in San Francisco and instantly became a holiday tradition that spread across the country. San Francisco Ballet artistic director and principal choreographer Helgi Tomasson honors that 72-year history by using the City by the Bay as the backdrop for his Nutcracker. Set in San Francisco during the 1915 World's Fair, Clara's dreamlike journey takes place amidst colorful, larger-than-life scenery, more than 200 dazzling costumed characters and, of course, Tchaikovsky's beautiful score performed live by the world-class San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.
"I don't hate you," Rosemary says to Anthony. "I just don't like you." In the Tony-nominated Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley (Doubt, Moonstruck), these two introverted neighbors have lived in rural Ireland and known each other for years, but their lives intersect sharply when a parent dies and property rights come into question. Ultimately a tenderhearted romantic comedy, Shanley's play proves that love, whether early or late, always shows up right on time. Charles Isherwood of The New York Times raved, calling Outside Mullingar "Shanley's finest work since Doubt." Now you can see this sweetly sentimental charmer at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.
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.
Inspired by playwright Keith Josef Adkins' own ancestors, Safe House explores the tension that arises in a free black family in 1843 Kentucky between two brothers who're in love with the same woman -- the more conservative eldest who wants to establish his own cobbler business, and the passionate youngest, who wants to risk it all by helping fugitive slaves. Now in its 25th anniversary season, Berkeley's Aurora Theatre Company stages the West Coast premiere of this drama, dubbed "an amazing piece of theater" by BroadwayWorld.com: "It makes you laugh, it makes you cry, and it's genuinely thought-provoking."
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.
A pair of feuding perfume shop employees don't realize that they're secretly and anonymously writing love letters to each other in the sentimental musical comedy She Loves Me. This charming, Tony Award-winning tale of cute but arrogant manager Georg and his spunky new clerk Amalia features music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick -- the same pair that wrote the tunes for the Broadway classic Fiddler on the Roof. Produced on Broadway in 1963 and revived in 1993, the story is adapted from the play Parfumerie by Hungarian playwright Miklos Laszlo, which served as the inspiration for the films The Shop Around the Corner and You've Got Mail. Enjoy this production of She Loves Me at the San Francisco Playhouse.
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.
Titanic: The Musical, winner of five Tony Awards, brings the harrowing, historic tale of one of the world's most famous ill-fated voyages to life on stage at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park. This internationally acclaimed musical examines the lives of the passengers aboard the doomed luxury liner -- taking you from first class to second class to steerage down below. It's a sweeping story that captures the look and feel of the nights leading up to the ship's fatal encounter with an iceberg at sea, when a total of 1,517 men, women and children tragically lost their lives. Based on the disaster itself rather than the Hollywood film, Titanic: The Musical features music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and a book by Peter Stone.
The high-stakes world of middle-school spelling competitions takes center stage, as does a plethora of pubescent angst and awkwardness, in this hit musical comedy about six overachieving would-be wordsmiths and their neurotic parents. The hilariously catchy songs capture teenage troubles at their worst, from "Woe Is Me" to "My Unfortunate Erection (Chip's Lament)," and the hard-fought contest teaches the valuable lesson that winning isn't the only definition of success. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was nominated for Best Musical and five other Tonys in its original run, winning for Best Book. Find out why as Bay Area Musicals brings this fun-filled production to Alcazar Theatre in San Francisco.
Beloved holiday show The Velveteen Rabbit returns to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, enlivening Margery Williams' classic tale of a little boy, his stuffed rabbit and the enduring power of love. With witty storytelling, charming music by Benjamin Britten, festive costumes and madcap characters, this annual Bay Area tradition has been delighting children for an incredible 30 years running. And with production by the acclaimed local dance company ODC, The Velveteen Rabbit's unique fusion of modern dance and compelling narration makes it a family event that older audience members will enjoy as well.
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.
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.