The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare's first and shortest play, is a farcical onslaught of mistaken identities, fateful romance and family reunions. Not one but two sets of long-separated twins form the springboard to much confusion, slapstick and surprise as a family that once was lost, but now is found. You'll be immersed in a strange, possibly haunted, and madly wonderful land when this play hits the outdoor stage at the Cannery Ruins at 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa.
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Miserables, direct from its acclaimed Broadway return. Featuring the beloved songs "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More," and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck.
The acclaimed Broadway comedy One Man, Two Guvnors tells the story of Francis Henshall, an out-of-work musician who finds himself working for two bosses who turn out to be connected to each other in wildly improbable and surprising ways. All Henshall has to do is keep them from discovering the other exists, but mistaken identities, love triangles and wild lunacy are the results. An update of Carlo Goldoni's classic farce, The Servant of Two Masters, set in Brighton, England in the early 1960s, this production now comes to the Altarena Playhouse in Alameda.
The story behind one of the world's greatest artistic masterpieces comes to life in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George. Artist Georges Seurat is obsessed with finishing his greatest work, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, at the expense of all else -- including his lover, Dot. This production at the San Francisco Playhouse traverses history, pairing Seurat's struggles with the thematically similar foibles of a contemporary descendant named George. The result is one of the most innovative musicals ever to emerge from Broadway, and a deeply personal statement on what it means to make meaningful art.
Order is the name of the game in a D.C. proofreading office, but everything is a bit off on this particular day. It's 90 degrees in October, a costly mistake has been made on an important account and someone is going to get fired. As three proofreaders ponder their futures, they become both haunted and inspired by memories of a coworker whose body may have recently washed up on the banks of the Potomac. Who will be the next to go? Or are they already gone? San Francisco Playhouse brings the world premiere of fun whodunit Washed Up on the Potomac to Custom Made Theatre as part of its Sandbox Series.
Written and performed by sisters Genie and Marie Cartier, Yesterday Is Tomorrow: A Revolutionary Revue takes a satirical look at the past, present and future of a world increasingly hostile to artists and dominated by technology. Featuring singing, dancing, poetry, acrobatics, comedy, boy bands and feminism, the show poignantly addresses timely San Francisco issues (and many more) while deftly and seamlessly weaving amongst diverse performance disciplines. See it at the intimate Shelton Theater.