Regional News

Reduced Shakespeare to Perform COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) at MTC, 11/28-12/21

(11/28 at 12:30 AM) - This December, Marin Theatre Company continues its 48th Season with a presentation of Reduced Shakespeare Company performing their The Complete History of Comedy (abridged), starring writer/directors Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, with Dominic Conti. The "Bad Boys of Abridgement" will leave no joke untold as they deconstruct the entire history of comedy in a dizzying night's entertainment. (read...)

Charlot D. Malin Elected President of San Francisco Opera Guild

(11/27 at 8:38 AM) - (read...)

Matchbox Readings to Run 12/1-9 at Crowded Fire Theater

(11/26 at 1:07 PM) - Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) announces the four featured playwrights and plays for the 2014 Matchbox Readings Series, public staged readings of plays in development. New plays by playwrights Geetha Reddy, Andrew Saito, MJ Kaufman, and Eugenie Chan in readings from December 1-9, 2014 at the Thick House Theater. Crowded Fire champions playwrights whose work offers a vital contribution to the American theater landscape with a commitment to diversifying the canon of contemporary plays. 'We believe art is always political,' says Crowded Fire Artistic Director Marissa Wolf, 'and that in order to move toward a more just society, theaters must offer a wider range of aesthetics and voices on our stages.' The Matchbox: Commissioning and Developing New Plays grew out of CFT's need to bolster playwrights' revision processes in order to strengthen the scripts before rehearsals for the professional productions began. (read...)

Photo Flash: 42nd Street Moon's SOMETHING FOR THE BOYS Begins Tonight

(11/26 at 12:30 AM) - 42nd Street Moon presents a 20th Anniversary edition of one of its earliest hits -- the hilarious farceSOMETHING FOR THE BOYS, tonight, November 26 - December 14, 2014. Press opening is set for November 29. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (read...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Rep's SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS

(11/25 at 8:48 PM) - Sierra Rep ushers in the holidays with faith, family and fun in Sanders Family Christmas, set for November and December at the Fallon House Theater in Columbia State Historic Park. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (read...)

Stanford Students Respond With DID WE OFFEND YOU? Cabaret After 'ANDREW JACKSON' Cancellation

(11/25 at 5:43 PM) - According to an article on Slate, Stanford University students responded to the cancellation of their production of the satirical musical BLOODY, BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON with a cabaret called DID WE OFFEND YOU? The new show premiered last weekend to a sold-out audience and featured controversial tunes from musicals including RENT, THE PRODUCERS and, of course, 'ANDREW JACKSON'. (read...)

2015 San Francisco International Arts Festival Moving to Fort Mason Center

(11/25 at 12:51 PM) - The San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF) has announced that in 2015 the Festival will be moving back to the Fort Mason Center. The Festival will be co-presented by Fort Mason as part of its FMC Presents Series. The relationship gives SFIAF access to six different venues on the Fort Mason campus and the ability to present over 150 ticketed performances by artists from the Bay Area and ten countries in the space of three action packed weeks. The Festival will also feature a major arts exhibition titled Bearing Witness: Surveillance in the Drone Age compiled by curators Matt McKinley and Hanna Regev as well as multiple educational, residency and outreach activities. (read...)

2014 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards Update 11/25 - Samantha Rodriguez in Big Lead for Best Costume Design!

(11/25 at 10:39 AM) - Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (read...)

Dragon Theatre's 15th Season to Open With Greek Classic THE LIBATIONS BEARERS, Jan 16

(11/24 at 10:07 PM) - Due to a change in circumstances, the Dragon Productions Theatre Company's 2015 season will open with the 2nd Stages production of The Libations Bearers by Aeschylus and not Kid-Simple: a radio play in the flesh as previously announced. (read...)

DRAG QUEENS ON ICE Returns to Safeway Holiday Ice Rink, 12/11

(11/24 at 12:28 PM) - The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Bank of the West is thrilled to announce the return of Drag Queens On Ice: Glitz and Glamour presented by Alaska Airlines, San Francisco's most fabulous holiday tradition on Thursday, December 11 from 8 p.m to 9:30 p.m. Drag queens will don their most gay apparel for special holiday performances by Mutha Chuka, Holotta Tymes, Kylie-Pop, Kim Chi Chi, BeBe Sweetbriar, and Mahlae Balenciaga with Donna Sachet serving as Mistress of Ceremonies with special guests Queen Dilly Dally and Sister Roma of the Order of Perpetual Indulgence. Advance tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting All ages welcome. (read...)

This Just In! Idina Menzel Announces Summer 2015 World Tour; Check Out the Full Schedule for North America!

(11/24 at 10:00 AM) - This just in! Idina Menzel has just announced a 2015 World Tour, crashing the star's overloaded web site, and revealing North American dates for 2015. The site writes 'Fan pre-sale begins December 3. Check back for pre-sale info that morning here and on Facebook.' (read...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 23

(11/23 at 9:00 PM) - Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 23, 2014. (read...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 23

(11/23 at 9:00 PM) - Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 23, 2014. (read...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 11/23/2014

(11/23 at 10:00 AM) - Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/23/2014 for San Francisco (read...)

Notre Dame de Namur University Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE MUSICAL, 12/05-14

(11/22 at 12:11 PM) - The Bay Areas' longest running stage production of A Christmas Carol returns to the Notre Dame de Namur University Theatre for nine performances. Opening night is Friday, December 5. (read...)

San Francisco Opera Center Presents THE FUTURE IS NOW: ADLER FELLOWS GALA CONCERT, 12/04

(11/22 at 11:59 AM) - San Francisco Opera Center presents the culminating concert of the 2014 Adler Fellowship season, The Future is Now: Adler Fellows Gala Concert, on Thursday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in San Francisco. (read...)

'ENEMIES', 'PROJECT AHAB', 'ADA LOVELACE' and More Set for Central Works' 25th Anniversary Season

(11/21 at 7:41 PM) - Central Works 25th Anniversary Season celebrates the company's ongoing commitment to new works. Since 1991, the company has developed and produced 45 world premieres (many through its eponymous Central Works Method) bringing to the stage new works by local writers such as William Bivins, Christopher Chen, Anne Galjour, Gary Graves, Aaron Loeb, Patricia Milton, Geetha Reddy, Michael Gene Sullivan, and Brian Thorstenson, among others. As noted in Theater Bay Area Magazine, 'Berkeley's Central Works is probably host to more world premieres by local writers than any other company in the Bay Area.' The 2015 Season concludes with the company's 49th world premiere, a new play by Lauren Gunderson. Overall, the season showcases Central Works favorite sources of inspiration: current political events, history and literature. (read...)

Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson & Varla Jean Coming to Nourse Theater this Winter

(11/21 at 11:35 AM) - Hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky whom the New York Times dubbed 'The Mayor of Broadway,' this unique series arrives this winter at The Nourse Theater with two concerts scheduled for Megan Hilty on February 7th and Cheyenne Jackson on March 14th. (read...)

Sweet Can Productions to Present MITTENS AND MISTLETOE, 12/19-28

(11/21 at 10:32 AM) - Savor the season with something a little sweet (but oh so good for you)! The Bay Area's homegrown Sweet Can Productions presents an intimate theatrical circus experience for the holidays with the fifth edition of MITTENS AND MISTLETOE: A WINTER CIRCUS CABARET. MITTENS AND MISTLETOE plays for a limited engagement December 19-28 at Dance Mission Theater (3316 24th St. in San Francisco). For tickets ($15-60) and information, the public may call 415-225-7281, visit or (read...)

Cutting Ball Theater's SUPERHEROES Opens Tonight

(11/21 at 12:30 AM) - Cutting Ball Theater opens its 16th season with the World Premiere of SUPERHEROES, written and directed by Sean San Jose. Featuring Myers Clark, Juan Amador, Donald E. Lacy, Jr., Britney Frazier, Ricky Saenz, and Delina Patrice Brooks, SUPERHEROES plays tonight, November 21 through December 21 (Press opening: December 2) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. (read...)

Katya Smirnoff-Skyy to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 12/20-21

(11/20 at 8:40 PM) - San Francisco's favorite Russian redhead, Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her award-winning holiday show, Katya…A Holiday Spectacular for two performances only -- Saturday, December 20 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, December 21 (7 p.m.). (read...)

Lamplighters Music Theatre to Present CANDIDE

(11/20 at 10:25 AM) - San Francisco's Lamplighters take Candide, his beloved Cunegonde, the absurdly optimistic philosopher Pangloss, and a virtual clown car of other eccentric characters on their picaresque journey around the world in search of the meaning of life. As classic in the realm of operetta as West Side Story is in the realm of American musical theatre, the British Royal National Theatre version of Candide, as adapted for the stage by Trevor Nunn and John Caird, is set to the sublime music of that quintessential modern American master, Leonard Bernstein, and the brilliant lyrics of Richard Wilbur and Stephen Sondheim. (read...)

Voting Opens for the 2014 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards

(11/20 at 8:52 AM) - Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Regional Awards! (read...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Mill Valley's 2014 Winterfest

(11/19 at 7:43 PM) - ?The downtown plaza in Mill Valley will be filled with an eclectic mix of live music, children playing and community togetherness when the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the City of Mill Valley, celebrates the holiday season with a fun filled afternoon for children, families, and anyone who enjoys the upcoming holidays at the annual Winterfest celebration. It all takes place on Sunday, November 30, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (read...)

Custom Made Theatre Joins National New Play Network

(11/18 at 8:10 PM) - ?San Francisco's Custom Made Theatre Company has been accepted as an associate member of the National New Play Network (NNPN), according to Custom Made's managing executive director Leah Abrams. (read...)

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