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Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen. The heartwarming Academy Award-winning tale you love is now live and skating into SAP Center at San Jose. You'll be magically whisked away into the wintry world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including "Let It Go." Join royal sisters Anna and Elsa, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all! Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special guest appearances by your most beloved Disney princesses and characters from favorites like Disney*Pixar's Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney's The Lion King, this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories to last a lifetime.
Set in the powder keg of 1982 Philippines during the end of the Marcos regime, Dogeaters brings Jessica Hagedorn's American Book Award-winning novel to the stage. In this no-holds-barred production, Magic Theatre transforms into Manila's mythical Studio 54, where drag queens, beauty queens and movie stars rub shoulders with activists, rebels and the powerful alike. As the country unravels around them, cultures clash in a volatile mix of power, sex and celebrity. Adapted by Hagedorn herself, Dogeaters comes to San Francisco's Magic Theatre directed by Loretto Greco.
Hershey Felder comes to northern California in this hit production of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Even if you don't know him by name, you've heard plenty of Irving Berlin's songs: "God Bless America," "White Christmas," "Anything You Can Do," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "There's No Business Like Show Business" -- the list goes on and on. Now you have the opportunity to experience the quintessential American composer through the performance of an immensely talented actor, pianist and playwright. Hershey Felder has previously performed as George Gershwin, Beethoven and Chopin, and in Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, he takes on the role of one of America's most prolific and iconic composers. Felder's masterful creation of character and performance features Berlin's songs performed by Felder, as well as stories about Berlin's life and how he created the music we still love today. Don't miss this memorable show -- hailed as "richly entertaining and ultimately touching" by the Los Angeles Times.
Are you ready to be thrilled, mystified, shocked and delighted? The Illusionists -- seven of the most incredible magic-wielders on earth -- band together for The Illusionists: Live From Broadway, an evening of hilarious tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder. They're set to dazzle audiences of all ages and make a believer out of you. This critically acclaimed production has shattered box office records across the globe and stunned thousands with some of the most outrageous and miraculous acts ever to be seen on stage. Now you can witness their illusions, mind-reading, levitation and more at San Francisco's Orpheum.
This Tony and Grammy Award-winning true-life musical phenomenon follows the rags-to-rock-to-riches tale of four guys who work their way up from the streets of Newark to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, selling 175 million records worldwide before the age of 30. Although Frankie Valli and his Four Seasons cohorts Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi are famed for their legendary harmonies, things didn't always go so smoothly between them off stage -- and this story has made them an international sensation all over again. Relive the early rock era with the groundbreaking group's many hit songs, including "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and "December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)" at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco.
The AIDS epidemic is escalating, the ozone layer is weakening, and God has abandoned all mankind. This is the setting for Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika, the conclusion to playwright Tony Kushner's Pulitzer- and Tony-winning masterpiece. Here, Kushner creates a cosmic-scale portrait of legendary characters, including ancient rabbis, blind revolutionaries, imaginary travel agents and, of course, angels, set against a backdrop of old relationships ending while new, unexpected ones begin, amid questions of morality, guilt and forgiveness. This stirring production comes to Lafayette courtesy of Town Hall Theatre.
Arches, Balance and Light combines fiction and historical fact to suggest that history has misunderstood iconic Hearst Castle architect Julia Morgan. The play finds Morgan looking back over her long career -- in which she designed more than 700 buildings -- to ask whether she has any regrets over her choices in life. The answers certainly will inform (and maybe even surprise) you about the hurdles she had to overcome to achieve her dream. Ross' Barn Theatre hosts this world premiere by Bay Area playwright Mary Spletter. You'll likely leave wanting to learn even more about this California legend.
Art, by provocative playwright Yasmina Reza (God of Carnage), focuses on three men whose 15-year friendship is tested when one of them buys an expensive modern painting that appears to be just a completely white canvas. They each have different reactions to the piece and differing opinions on art. As the argument moves from aesthetics to something deeper, this witty and insightful comedy explores the extent to which our identities are shaped by our social circle, and reveals how deep friendships can be shaken up by the most unexpected events. Art picked up a Tony Award for Best Play in 1998.
In 1965, a young woman boldly joins a march to fight for her civil rights. Decades later, another young woman faces her own battle for equality. As their stories collide across time and distance, each learns a great deal about herself in the context of changing times. Full of soulful tunes, Bridges: A New Musical is an empowering, inspiring story that explores our country's past and present -- how far we've come, how far we have yet to go, and the bridges that must be crossed along the way. Berkeley Playhouse brings the world premiere of the new work, based on an original concept by Founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy, to the Julia Morgan Theater.
With successful careers, a stable home and a good marriage, the only thing missing from Annie and Peter's lives is a child. After several failed attempts to start a family, the couple decides to adopt, setting their sights on a child from Africa. But when they receive surprising news from the adoption agency, Annie and Peter's marriage is truly put to the test as secrets are exposed and the couple is left with an unexpected choice. Making its way to San Francisco's Eureka Theatre, Theatre Rhinoceros' The Call is a stirring portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home and offering thought-provoking insight into marriage, identity and community.
This Pulitzer Prize-winning classic of the American stage is at once funny and horrific and thought by many to be Sam Shepard's masterpiece. In Fool for Love, Mae is hiding out at an old motel in the Southwest. Eddie, her old flame and childhood friend, shows up and threatens to metaphorically and literally drag her back into the life from which she's fled. Their battle plays out in front of a stranger, as they trade barbs, heartbreak and painful revelations, taking themselves and the audience on an unforgettable journey that demonstrates what happens when love and attraction cross the line to obsession. Take in all the gritty greatness of Fool for Love at the Shelton Theater in San Francisco.
It's 1904 in August Wilson's hypnotically powerful drama Gem of the Ocean, and riots are erupting in Pennsylvania's Hill District after a black steel mill worker drowned himself rather than confess to a crime he didn't commit. Across town, a murderer arrives on the doorstep of the only peaceful place in the city: the home of Aunt Ester, a cleanser of souls who sends him on a journey of spiritual awakening. Gem of the Ocean is chronologically the first play in Wilson's The Pittsburgh Cycle -- a decade-by-decade dramatization of aspects of the African-American experience in the 20th century. Begin at the beginning as it comes to Marin Theater Company in a new production starring Bay Area sensation Margo Hall.
Turn on, tune in, drop out and get groovy with Hair -- the American tribal-love rock musical that provides a vivid, affectionate look at the flower children of the '60s. BAM! Bay Area Musicals transforms Victoria Theatre into another time, where a group of young NYC hippies are trying to make sense of their lives amid the turmoil of the anti-Vietnam War movement. As the characters band together in a peace-loving tribe, the music and culture of the era comes back to life. This Tony Award-winning musical is filled with unforgettable songs like "Aquarius," "Let the Sun Shine In," "Good Morning, Starshine" and "Easy to Be Hard," which went on to become anthems of the anti-war movement. The unbridled energy and infectious songs will take you on an electrifying trip back into '60s hippie counterculture.
Peek into the lives of a motley cast of characters on the morning of an English county fair in award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth's "astonishing, invigorating, and defiant" (London Daily Mail) comedy Jerusalem, playing at Phoenix Theatre San Francisco. Johnny "Rooster" Byron regales folks with fantastically impossible stories while ignoring his young son in order throw raves and sell drugs. Everyone wants a piece of Byron, including the local officials who want to bulldoze his trailer home and local thug Troy, who wants to give him a serious arse-kicking. Butterworth's big-hearted play pitting the mythic forces of imagination against the crushing forces of mundane life was nominated for both the Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Play.
Kismet takes a 1001 nights of mirth, mayhem and romance and compacts them into a single dazzling musical. A Tony winner for "Best Musical" -- and later a movie directed by the inimitable Vincente Minnelli -- this Broadway favorite is a veritable Aladdin's cave of sparking dialogue and enchanting melodies, including tunes like "Stranger in Paradise," "Baubles, Bangles, and Beads," and "Not Since Ninevah." Music and comedy intertwine in its fairy-tale plot revolving around a scheming poet and his daughter, who both get mixed up in adventure and romance. Now Spreckels Performing Arts Center presents a concert version of Kismet, with performers in full costume on stage with a live orchestra and gorgeous sets.
Using Henrik Ibsen's play Little Eyolf as inspiration, Bay Area auteur Mark Jackson has crafted Little Erik, his own dramatically charged story exploring personal responsibility, grief, guilt and the nature of desire. After the tragic death of their young child, a family must search for meaning and connection. This world-premiere production at Berkeley's Aurora Theatre Company asks, can an end be a beginning? Little Erik will leave you with lots to think and talk about.
Based on one of Hans Christian Anderson's most beloved stories, The Little Mermaid is truly a love story for the ages. In a magical kingdom fathoms below the waves, we meet Ariel, the little mermaid who's tired of flipping her fins in her aquatic kingdom. She longs to be part of the fascinating world on dry land and will go to great lengths to get there. Take an enchanting trip under the sea as this cast of two storytellers, Flotsam and Jetsam, bring fresh energy to this timeless fairy tale, as part of Marin Theatre Company's Family Series.
Adapted from John Gray's iconic book, this one-man show version of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus builds on the success of the all-time best-selling relationship guide. Fusing theater and stand-up comedy, actor-comedian Peter Story shares his own hilarious take on the age-old battle of the sexes, including his initial resistance to the book and how his feelings changed after he met the author. Story now comes to San Jose's Montgomery Theater to share his newfound knowledge of how men and women communicate -- or miscommunicate -- through a series of vignettes covering everything from dating and marriage to the goings-on in the bedroom.
Winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The Nether is both a serpentine crime drama and a haunting sci-fi thriller that explores the darkest corners of our imagination -- and the consequences of living out our most private dreams. In the play, there's an exciting new virtual wonderland that provides total online sensory immersion. You just log in, choose an identity and then vanish into a dizzying array of online realms while you indulge your every whim. But when a young cyber-detective discovers a realm of hideous crimes being committed within this online world, she moves to interrogate its creator. San Francisco Playhouse presents this thought-provoking examination of the implications of the mass exodus from our "real lives" to the world of cyberspace.
The format of every beauty pageant is basically the same. Hopeful contestants desperately vie for a glittering tiara -- and this one is no different. Except these female contestants are all played by men! Watch and take notes as these "ladies" go through the swimsuit, talent and evening gown competitions because you and the rest of the audience get to select the winner. Pageant: The Musical is filled with excitement, suspense, victory and defeat. And may the best woman (played by a man) win!
Robert E. Sherwood's The Petrified Forest is a classic film noir story that first saw life on the stage. It became best known after being adapted into a 1936 film starring Humphrey Bogart, Leslie Howard and Bette Davis. But the original stage version still crackles today. Set in the Great Depression, it's the story of a young dreamer and a disillusioned intellectual who meet at a roadside diner and gas station on an Arizona highway. Their lives are changed when escaped criminal Duke Mantee and his gang arrive and take the cafe customers hostage.
In a small American town, two couples who live next door to each other share the same last name -- and much more. Pulitzer Finalist Will Eno's acclaimed comedy The Realistic Joneses has left Broadway audiences and critics howling with delight. Soon after the Joneses meet each other, they discover that they are suffering from a similar malady, which leads to a surreal deterioration of language and communication. This results in a complex game of wits that makes ordinary conversation an extraordinary adventure. In Eno's inventive play, what seems like a series of routine encounters between American neighbors becomes a captivating look at how impossible it is for words to fully capture feeling, and how miraculous it is for human beings to truly know each other. Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall and Marisa Tomei starred in The Realistic Joneses' 2014 Broadway premiere, which received Drama Desk Special Awards. Now, you can see American Conservatory Theater take on the comedy, directed by Loretta Greco, at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater in San Francisco.
The world premiere of a new play by MJ Kaufman, winner of the 2013 ASCAP Cole Porter Prize in Playwriting, comes to New Conservatory Theatre Center. When Archer, a transgender man still known as Angela to his family, goes back home to the forests of Eastern Oregon, he meets a handsome stranger at night under the oldest Ponderosa Pine. What follows is a magical story of transitions, love and the mysteries of the human heart. Sagittarius Ponderosa was praised as "an original, intelligent, refreshingly open-hearted winter wonderland" by Theatre Bay Area.
In the world of odd couples, you can't get much odder than André the Giant and Samuel Beckett. And yet, these two actually did cross paths. The new play Sam and Dede, or My Dinner with André the Giant brings this unlikely story to life with a comic absurdity with which Beckett himself might have written it. Before he was a pro wrestling star, before his scene-stealing role in The Princess Bride, André Roussimoff was just a kid with gigantism. By 12 years old he was too big to fit on the school bus, so his neighbor, who happened to be Nobel Prize-winning writer Samuel Beckett, offered to drive André to school. This new comedy from San Francisco's Custom Made Theatre Co. imagines what a friendship might have been like between a young man who cannot hide and a writer obsessed with silence.
A celebration of love and words across centuries and cultures, Multi Ethnic Theater's A Shakespeare Valentine and The Harlem Renaissance is the perfect show for Black History Month and Valentine's Day. Five couples' stories come alive through the timeless words of over 50 Shakespearean sonnets, thought by many to be some of the most swoon-worthy words ever written. Then the show switches gears, and the actors will perform poetry and stories from the Harlem Renaissance, underscoring the universality of love. Come celebrate with your sweetheart at The Gough Street Playhouse in San Francisco.
Attraction evolves into an unexpected love for casual acquaintances Sara and Callie. But the tragic consequence of their first kiss transforms their lives in a way neither could've imagined and tests the strength of their newfound bond. With Stop Kiss, playwright Diana Son weaves a deceptively simple story that explores the unexpected consequences of our actions, as well as the beauty, grace and power that only true love can evoke. Known for producing challenging comedies with an edge, TheatreFIRST is back with this dynamic piece of theatre, which The New York Times called "...a sweet, sad and enchantingly sincere play." Michael Storm directs this GLAAD Award-winning romantic drama at Berkeley's Live Oak Theatre.
It's always business as usual -- even if the world is ending. Amidst looming swarms of coyotes, cryptic billboards and exploding toilets, one office building is doing everything they can to make the best of their apocalyptic situation. But it's only 9:00am and Tom's runaway to the basement, Randy's smoking dope and Farrah's waterboarding Yuri. Bound together by crazy circumstances and events, these coworkers find themselves working the strangest day of their lives. Written by up-and-coming playwright Rachel Bonds, Swimmers takes a hilarious look at workplace relationships and examines how well we know the people in the breakroom. Don't miss this brilliant new comedy when it makes its world premiere at Mill Valley's Marin Theatre Company.
"Come and knock on our door ..." The lovely performers at Oasis in San Francisco are "waiting for you" to watch their sendup of the classic '70s sitcom Three's Company. Whether you loved watching Jack, Janet and Chrissy when you were younger or have just caught an episode or two on Netflix, you'll love the spin the show gets from drag stars D'Arcy Drollinger, Heklina, Adam Roy and Laurie Bushman. Filled with the same racy subject matter, sexual innuendoes and over-the-top physical comedy, Three's Company Live! is like being on set for the original John Ritter and Suzanne Somers hit!