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Sharon McNight Brings 'TWISTED XMAS' to Feinstein's at the Nikko Tonight

(12/18 at 12:30 AM) - Back by popular demand, Sharon McNight will present her acclaimed holiday show Twisted Xmas: A Druid's View of the Holidays at Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - tonight, December 18 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, December 27 (8 p.m.). Twisted Xmas is an irreverent look at holiday traditions with an array of alternative holiday songs rather than the same old carols you've heard a hundred times. McNight's outrageous and wacky musical commentaries will get your holiday season started with lots of laughter. Tickets for Sharon McNight range in price from $25-$40 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting (read...)

FROZEN Creators, Jonathan Groff, Laura Bell Bundy and More to Lead Master Classes at Young Actors' Theatre Camp This Summer

(12/17 at 7:08 PM) - Young Actors' Theatre Camp Program Directors Shawn Ryan and John Ainsworth announced today that several stars of stage and screen will lead master classes this summer at the Young Actors' Theatre Camp taking place June 24 - August 11, 2014 at Camp Sempervirens (20161 Big Basin Highway in Boulder Creek) in the Santa Cruz Mountains. (read...)

Patricia Milton's ENEMIES: FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC to Open Central Works' 25th Season, 2/21

(12/17 at 4:39 PM) - Intersection of foreign 'black ops' and family politics...'because counter-terrorism begins at home.' Patricia Milton's plays have been performed in New York, Boston, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, and places in between. Enemies: Foreign and Domestic is Central Works World Premiere #46, and will be directed by Gary Graves. (read...)

THE SANTALAND DIARIES Opens Tonight at Eureka Theatre

(12/17 at 12:30 AM) - This year we celebrate David Sinaiko in his 10th year as everyone's favorite mall elf, Crumpet, in The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris and adapted to the stage by Joe Mantello. See the show that has become a 'anti-holiday tradition' for San Francisco's audiences and escape the craziness of the holidays with Combined Artform at the Eureka Theatre. (read...)

5th Annual DRAG QUEENS ON ICE Set for Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square Tomorrow

(12/16 at 8:18 PM) - The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Bank of the West will be hosting Drag Queens On Ice: Glitz and Glamour presented by Alaska Airlines on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. celebrating San Francisco's most fabulous holiday tradition. (read...)

Judy Collins to Sing Sondheim at the Venetian Room in 2015

(12/16 at 2:37 PM) - Bay Area Cabaret welcomes back Grammy winner, Oscar nominee, and American music legend Judy Collins in the debut of a brand new show featuring the songs of Stephen Sondheim. (read...)

Los Altos Stage Company to Present MAPLE AND VINE, 1/29-2/22

(12/15 at 8:22 PM) - The Los Altos Stage Company proudly presents the third play of our 2014/2015 Season, a dark comedy by playwright Jordan Harrison that explores our absurd adoration of yesteryear and the lengths we will go to escape our present-day realities. Maple & Vine opens January 29 and runs through February 22 at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (read...)

Wayne Brady to Bring Solo Show to Feinstein's at the Nikko in February

(12/15 at 1:48 PM) - Grammy nominated and five-time Emmy Award winner, Wayne Brady, will bring his one-man show, And it Goes a Little Something Like This… to Feinstein's at the Nikko for three performances only - Friday, February 6 (8 p.m.), Saturday, February 7 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, February 8 (7 p.m.). In And it Goes a Little Something Like This…, Brady will present an evening of stories and music - both real and improvised - sure to delight audiences. Tickets for Wayne Brady range in price from $75-$90 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting (read...)

Windy City Productions to Stage AUNT LAKIE'S NOT COMING TO DINNER in 2015

(12/15 at 10:26 AM) - Windy City Productions will stage the premiere of Susan Rabin's Aunt Lakie's Not Coming to Dinner at the Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason Street in San Francisco, January 30 - February 14, 2014. The show is directed by Jim McCunn. (read...)

BWW Preview: Christmas with San Francisco Symphony and More

(12/15 at 6:14 AM) - With an overwhelming number of productions and events on the horizon, I find it difficult as a critic to decide what shows to cover ("criticism" is not the most appropriate quality of the holiday; therefore I aim to stay positive in this article). Fortunately, we can share Christmas without sharing the same theatrical experiences. So, take a moment to tell BroadwayWorld San Francisco what holiday shows and experiences you will visit this winter, and don't forget to check out BroadwayWorld's picks for a Bay Area holiday extravaganza! (read...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 14

(12/14 at 9:00 PM) - Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 14, 2014. (read...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 14

(12/14 at 9:00 PM) - Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 14, 2014. (read...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 12/14/2014

(12/14 at 10:00 AM) - Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/14/2014 for San Francisco (read...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards - Samantha Rodriguez Leads!

(12/13 at 3:46 PM) - Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (read...)

BWW Contest: Enter to Win Tickets to an INTO THE WOODS Screening in San Francisco on 12/17

(12/13 at 9:34 AM) - Want to be amongst the first to see Disney's INTO THE WOODS? We do too! is giving away a limited number of tickets to a very special screening in San Francisco on Wednesday, December 17th at 7pm. (read...)

The Kinsey Sicks Brings OY VEY IN A MANGER to Castro Theatre Tonight

(12/13 at 12:30 AM) - The Kinsey Sicks, America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, return to San Francisco after a sold-out engagement in 2013, for a one-night- only performance of Oy Vey in a Manger tonight, December 13, 2014 at the Castro Theatre (429 Castro Street, San Francisco). (read...)

Tovah Feldshuh Comes to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Weekend

(12/13 at 12:30 AM) - Acclaimed Broadway, film and television star, Tovah Feldshuh - nominated six times for the Tony and Emmy Awards-brings to San Francisco for the first time, her award winning one-woman show, Tovah: Out of Her Mind! at Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - this weekend, December 13 (7 p.m.) and December 14 (7 p.m.). (read...)

HARBOR by Chad Beguelin to Make West Coast Premiere at NCTC, 1/23-3/1

(12/12 at 9:31 PM) - In January, New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the West Coast Premiere of the sharp and timely new comedy, Harbor by Chad Beguelin, directed by NCTC Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker. Kevin's seemingly perfect world hits troubled waters in this 'wickedly funny' play (Variety) when his ne'er-do-well sister, Donna and her teenage daughter show up unexpectedly at the Sag Harbor home he shares with his husband, Ted. This sharp and timely comedy sails through the riptides of family and the unpredictability of the lives we lead. (read...)

Terry Baum to Star in Crackpot Crones' 'HICK: A LOVE STORY', 1/2-25

(12/12 at 8:44 PM) - ?The Crackpot Crones, known for their feminist theatrics, and Lilith Theater, a women's theatre company, are bringing Terry Baum's solo play to the Berkeley City Club. HICK: A Love Story had a sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the Eureka Theatre in SF (July 2014), and was nominated for a Theatre Bay Area Award for Best Solo Production. HICK: A Love Story, opens Jan. 2, 2015. HICK is written by Terry Baum with Pat Bond, performed by Terry Baum and directed by Carolyn Myers. It has a limited engagement of 19 performances (four weeks only) Jan. 2 - 25, 2014 -Thurs. and Fri. 8:00 pm /Sat. 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm / and Sun. 5:00 pm. The Berkeley City Club - 2315 Durant St. (Btw'n. Ellsworth & Dana Sts.) in Berkeley, CA 94704. (read...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko Adds The Company Men & More to January 2015 Lineup

(12/12 at 3:07 PM) - Feinstein's at the Nikko today announced the additional lineup for January 2015. Joining the previously announced performers are The Drexler Sisters who will perform their show, A Very Drexler Cabaret; Broadway veteran Franc d'Ambrosio and his acclaimed show, Franc d'Ambrosio - The Phantom Unmasked; and The COMPANY MEN, America's favorite mashup group. Tickets for all performances are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting (read...)

Sherri Rose's HOW NOT TO DIE to Play Mojo Theatre

(12/12 at 10:59 AM) - Duck and cover! Bert the Turtle, Borax, and your basement can save your life! How Not To Die is a dark comedy about living in constant fear and crisis. Whether it's a lone shooter in a classroom, a terrorist in an airport, the Ebola outbreak, or nuclear war - threats are everywhere! In this interactive solo show, writer/performer Sherri Rose travels back and forth from the 1960's to today exploring how we try to protect ourselves from these threats and how that impacts the way we live. Are the things we do to feel safe actually making us any safer? (read...)

ELF THE MUSICAL Comes to the SHN Curran Theatre Tonight

(12/12 at 12:30 AM) - NETworks Presentations, LLC, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Unique Features and SHN bring the Broadway musical ELF to the SHN Curran Theatre in San Francisco tonight, December 12-28. (read...)

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Presents DANCERS, PRANCERS, & VIXENS! This Weekend

(12/12 at 12:30 AM) - San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) Artistic Director, Dr. Timothy Seelig, announced the holiday performances for the 37th season, featuring Dancers, Prancers & Vixens! with special guests Well-Strung, the singing string quartet, for three performances, this weekend, December 12 - 13 at Nourse Theater (275 Hayes St, San Francisco). (read...)

CHRISTMAS REVELS Explores the Depression in Appalachia, Now thru 12/21 at the Scottish Rite

(12/12 at 12:30 AM) - Oakland's beloved Christmas Revels tackles an intriguing American theme this year for the first time in decades with a musical exploration of the Depression set in Appalachia, which then travels westward through the bayous of Louisiana toward the Pacific Coast. Performances run from today, December 12 - 14 and December 19 - 21 at the Scottish Rite Temple in Oakland. (read...)

KURIOS-CABINET OF CURIOSITIES Launches Official Album in San Francisco

(12/11 at 3:18 PM) - Last night marked the official album launch event for KURIOS-Cabinet of Curiosities, the soundtrack to Cirque du Soleil's latest Big Top show, currently playing in San Francisco through January 18, 2015. This soundtrack represents a thrilling new sound for the company. In line with the show's theme of time travel, the music of KURIOS-Cabinet Of Curiosities (composed by Raphael Beau with Bob & Bill) compels you to imagine musicians from jazz's peak era performing alongside contemporary DJs. The blending of vintage and modern styles in the music (a theme that extends to all facets of the show) serves to present jazz and swing in a way that has universal appeal. The intriguing songs complement the show's mission, which is to blur the lines of fantasy and reality, immersing the viewer in a mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients the senses and challenges perceptions. (read...)

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