Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon is the world's longest-running musical revue. Since 1974, this San Francisco institution has followed Snow White on a musical comedy quest around the world, where she runs into satirically portrayed pop culture and political celebrities, an impressive array of gigantic hats and one show-stopping musical number after another. Because the show is constantly updated with new costumes, hats and characters, it rewards repeat visits. Among the familiar faces you might see spoofed in Beach Blanket's latest incarnation: Lady Gaga, Barack and Michelle Obama, the cast of Glee, Kate Middleton and Adele. Even after nearly 40 years, Beach Blanket Babylon remains one of San Francisco's wildest evenings of live entertainment.
A mix of historical fact and artistic invention, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson uses the story of America's brutal and bloody seventh president to investigate the attraction and terrors of populism, using a blend of outrageous comedy, anarchic theatricality and infectious emo rock. A.J. kicked British butt, shafted the Native Americans and smacked down the Spaniards, all in the name of these United States - who cares if he didn't have permission? Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson creators, Michael Friedman (Love's Labour's Lost, The Fortress of Solitude) and Alex Timbers (Love's Labour's Lost, Peter and the Starcatcher), cook up an alternate universe (and draw parallels to today's political/populist landscape) with their musical about the seventh U.S. president. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson asks the question: is wanting to have a beer with someone reason enough to elect them? What if they're a genocidal maniac? What if they're really, really hot?
Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they'll claw their way to the top at Nationals in Tampa Bay. Winner of the 2017 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Dance Nation is a stark, unrelenting exploration of female power featuring a multigenerational cast of women portraying our 13 year-old heroines.
An essential San Francisco story, The Daughters follows the 60-year journey of a community - from the first secret meeting of the first lesbian social club in San Francisco to closing night of the last lesbian bar. As women loving women gather in defiance of convention (and the law), they drink, debate, politicize, flirt, drink more, dance hard, make out, fall in love, break up, make history and change the way the world thinks about the multi-dimensionality of female sexuality. The Daughters is a play about the transformation of identity, gender and sexuality across generations in the queer epicenter of the universe.
The classic tale about a charming Transylvanian count who is really a vampire out to seduce women for their blood, Dracula looks to sink its teeth into you at Coastal Rep Theatre in Half Moon Bay. This play is for all who love thrills in the theater and is the prefect drama for Halloween.
The biggest Broadway show since The Book of Mormon is hitting the road on its first national tour. Written by Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Lin Manuel Miranda, Hamilton is a true landmark of American culture, tearing up the musical theatre rulebook with a score that is equal parts Sondheim and Notorious B.I.G., and a cast of ethnically diverse actors in the roles of the Founding Fathers. The story centers on Alexander Hamilton, one of our most important (and colorful) characters, who rose from his humble orphaned beginnings to play a major role in making America the country it is today.
Here we go again! Join us on an uproarious adventure along the iridescent blue seas of the Greek Isles. On the eve of her wedding day, Sophie seeks to discover the father she never knew, bringing three men from her mother's past back to the island they last set foot on 20 years ago.
Book passage on a riverboat down the mighty Mississippi, teeming with rousing traditional songs and the poignant stories of the Big Muddy's favorite son, Mark Twain. Told with wry humor and surprising emotion, played on a parade of guitars, banjos, and harmonicas, this music-filled journey will have you tapping your feet as it warms your heart. From the creators of TheatreWorks hits Fire on the Mountain and It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues.
A group of guests gather in a country house, cut off by a blizzard, only to realize - to their horror - that there is a murderer in their midst. One by one, the characters reveal their questionable pasts in the isolation of the house, until the last, nerve-wracking instant when the identity and the motive are finally revealed. Since its debut in 1952, The Mousetrap has become the longest-running play in the history of London's West End with the 25,000th performance taking place on November 18, 2012.
"Little superstars for Jesus," the Blaylock Sisters, are all grown up and kind of a mess. There's Rachel, a Christian vlogger who still has sex with her comatose husband; Abigail, a chain-smoking virgin with anger management issues; and Bethany, a closeted atheist stripper. When their overbearing stage mother, Ditty, "volunteers" her daughters for a star-studded reunion performance, all hell breaks loose in This Side of Crazy. From the brilliant and hilarious mind of Del Shores, comes a brand new comedy about fame, family, and finding your way back home. Get a little crazy at the New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco.