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The Marsh San Francisco Extends THE MARSH SAN FRANCISCO EXTENDS "WHY WOULD I MISPRONOUNCE MY OWN NAME?"
The Marsh San Francisco
12/22-1/26/2019
The Marsh San Francisco announces the extension of "Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?," Irma Herrera’s hit solo show weaving history and comedic insights into stories about names, shedding light and throwing shade on societal prejudices and assumptions. When giving her name its correct Spanish pronunciation, she often gets the “where are you from?” question. The assumption: that she is a foreigner. Irma’s family has been in South Texas for generations, and the award-winning social justice activist, lawyer, and journalist thinks of herself as American as apple pie. Irma’s notes from American history and laugh out-loud humor invite audience members to consider what it will take for everyone to get along. For information or to order tickets visit themarsh.org or call (415) 282-3055 (Monday through Friday, 1-4pm). WHEN: Currently running thru Dec. 8 New dates: Dec. 22, 2018 – Jan. 26, 2019 SHOWS: Currently: 8pm Thursdays, 5pm Saturdays New times: 5pm Saturdays
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CABARET in Broadway CABARET
STARS 2000 Teen Theatre Co.
1/11-1/27/2019
This masterpiece of American musical theater has never been more relevant. Set in a seedy Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the CABARET. With the Emcees bawdy songs as wry commentary, CABARET explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlins natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Classic musical numbers include Willkommen, Cabaret, Dont Tell Mama, The Money Song and Maybe This Time.Reserve your tickets for CABARET by calling Brown Paper Tickets (800) 838-3006 or visit our website at www.stars2000.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Ticket prices range from $16 to $22 with special pricing for groups. For additional information, call (925) 324-7359.
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THE GOOD NEGRO
L.A. Theatre Works
1/25-1/27/2019
James Bridges Theater:Tracey Scott Wilson.
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DRIVING MISS DAISY
Laguna Playhouse
1/9-1/27/2019
Moulton Theatre:Alfred Uhry; dir: Michael Bloom.
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CABARET CIRQUE - A Sexy Circus Cabaret in Broadway CABARET CIRQUE - A SEXY CIRCUS CABARET
The Great Northern
1/28-1/28/2019
The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) Presents CABARET CIRQUE - A Sexy Circus CabaretIf You Have It, Youll Loose It! Mon., Jan. 28, 2019 - 7:30 pm - One Night Only!Must be 21 or over The Great Northern Nightclub - 119 Utah St. (at 15th St.) SF 94103 The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) Presents CABARET CIRQUE - A Sexy Circus Cabaret. If You Have It, Youll Loose It!This One Night Only benefit cabaret featuring artists from Kinky Boots on Broadway, Paramour, The Seven Fingers and various Cirque shows and alumni of LEcole Nationale Du Cirque and DECCA, Lecole Scheduled to perform: Philippe Belanger, Nicolas Audet, Erin Drumheller, Charlotte Sumian, Annie LArchevque-Smith; and more to be announced. CABARET CIRQUE - A Sexy Circus Cabaret is a one night only event on Mon. Jan. 28, 2019 at 7:30 pm (Bar opens 6:30 pm) at The Great Northern Nightclub -119 Utah St. (at 15th St.) SF 94103. (in SFs designer showroom district.) Show runs approx. 90 min no intermission.Tix: https://ono-cirque.eventbrite.com Theater-style seating: $75 (Limited to 100) Standing Room: $40 (Limited to 100) Students with ID: $30 (limited to 30) VIP table seating: $100SOLD OUT For more info - call 415-273-1620 Vladessa, the Goddess of Virginity will take you on a journey to show you how she uses her powers to make people lose their virginity - how and when and so much more. She's super beautiful and very powerful. She can remove your clothes with a snap of her finger. This show is not for the faint of heart. It will be sexy, it will be daring and it will be a show like no other. The Great Northern is an intimate nightclub in SFs designer showroom district perfect for showcasing aerial acts and all things Cirque du Soleil. Capacity is limited and once it is sold out, no more tickets can be added. WHAT: The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) Presents CABARET CIRQUE - A Sexy Circus CabaretIf You Have It, Youll Loose It! WHEN: Mon. Jan. 28, 2019 7:30 pm (Bar opens 6:30 pm)Show runs approx. 90 min no intermission. TIX: Tickets are available online at https://ono-cirque.eventbrite.com Theater-style seating: $75 (Limited to 100) Standing Room: $40 (Limited to 100) Students with ID: $30 (limited to 30 )VIP table seating: $100SOLD OUT VENUE:The Great Northern Nightclub -119 Utah St. (at 15th St.) SF 94103. (in SFs designer showroom district.) FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/events/1797498240359872/ WEB PAGE:https://www.reaf-sf.org/cabaret-cirque-.htm lINFO:For more info - call 415-273-1620
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SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE in Broadway SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Palo Alto Players
1/18-2/3/2019
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard Directed by Lee Ann Payne PENINSULA PREMIERE! Young playwright Will Shakespeare is stuck. He is overdue in finishing his latest play—a half-baked mess of a comedy called Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter. He finds his muse in Viola de Lesseps, who is driven to do anything—even disguise herself as a man—to fulfill her dream of performing onstage, where no women are permitted. Surrounded by familiar players, including Queen Elizabeth herself, backstage antics collide with on stage dramas. Will and Viola’s passionate, forbidden love affair goes on to inspire Shakespeare’s masterpiece—the most romantic tragedy ever written. Adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE is a warm and witty romance filled with music and farcical characters. “Riotously enjoyable. You will fall in love” - *The Sunday Times* * PERFORMANCE INFORMATION: Performance dates: January 19 - February 3, 2019 (preview January 18) Ticket Prices: $25-$52 (Discounts for Seniors, Educators, Patrons under 30, and Military available for all performances except Preview Night FRI JAN 18) For Ticket Info: www.paplayers.org or call (650)329-0891 Age Recommendation: 13 and up Approximate Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes * All performances are held at the: Lucie Stern Theater 1305 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA 94301 In cooperation with the City of Palo Alto, Community Services Department, Division of Arts and Sciences For more information including details about parking, wheelchair access, and listening devices, visit our Plan Your Visit Page. * SPECIAL EVENTS: Opening Night AfterGlow Party Saturday, January 19 Enjoy a post-show champagne reception with drinks and appetizers while meeting the cast, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for that evening’s performance. Post-Show Director/Cast Talkback Thursday, January 24 Enjoy our Talkback series with Director Lee Ann Payne and members of the cast following the performance, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for anyperformance during the run. * CAST: (in alphabetical order): Tilney, Nol: Shawn Andrei Henslowe: David Blackburn Ned Alleyn: Seton Chiang Wessex: Jeff Clarke Viola de Lesseps: April Culver Sam: Kyle Dayrit Adam, Gregory: Arturo Dirzo Ralph, Nurse: Alex Draa Webster: Kristin Hall Tybalt, Peter: Mohamed Ismail Will Shakespeare: Drew Benjamin Jones Nurse: Melinda Marks Mistress Quickly: Jessica Maxey Fennyman: Joey McDaniel Wabash: David Paigen Kate: Gwyneth Price Panos Queen Elizabeth: Doll Piccotto Marlowe: Brad Satterwhite Burbage: Thomas Times Molly: Stephanie Whigham Boatman, Robin: Todd Wright PRODUCTION TEAM: Director: Lee Ann Payne Music Director: Lauren Bevilacqua Fight Choreographer: Kyle McReddie Scenic Designer: Scott Ludwig Costume Designer: Patricia Tyler Lighting Designer: Edward Hunter Sound Designer: Jeff Grafton Properties Designer: Rachael Devlin Make-up & Hair Designer: Gwyneth Price Panos Stage Manager: Rivka Kelly Assistant Stage Manager: Caylyn Skoog Artistic Director: Patrick Klein
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Come From Away in Broadway COME FROM AWAY
Golden Gate Theatre
1/8-2/3/2019
COME FROM AWAY is the breathtaking new musical that played record-breaking engagements in La Jolla and Seattle. Written by Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein, this is the stunning production from Tony-nominated director Christopher Ashley (Memphis) that the Los Angeles Times calls "an affecting and stirring new musical." In a heartbeat, 38 planes with 6,579 passengers were stranded in a remote town in Newfoundland. The locals opened their hearts and homes, hosting this international community of strangers- spurring unexpected camaraderie in extraordinary circumstances. On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.
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MOON OVER BUFFALO
6th Street Playhouse
1/11-2/3/2019
The GK Hardt Theatre:Ken Ludwig; dir: Carl Jordan.
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HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED
Marin Theatre Company
1/10-2/3/2019
Boyer Theatre:August Wilson; dir: Margo Hall.
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MOON OVER BUFFALO
North Coast Repertory Theatre
1/9-2/3/2019
North Coast Repertory Theatre:Ken Ludwig; dir: Matthew Wiener.
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FROST/NIXON
TheatreWorks
1/16-2/10/2019
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts:Peter Morgan; dir: Leslie Martinson.
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LOOT in Broadway LOOT
Novato Theater Company
1/25-2/10/2019
NTCs third production of their 2018/2019 Season is LOOT, Joe Orton's legendary and darkly comedic play. (Novato, CA) The Novato Theater Company, recently praised by the Marin IJ for producing three of 2018s ten best plays, is proud to present LOOT. Heavily censored by the Lord's Chamberlain when it first premiered in 1965 but now presented in its original form, Loot is an epic farce about Hal and Dennis, two British youths who attempt to conceal their latest bank robbery from Hal's deeply devout father, the live-in nurse and a nosy inspector, on the same day as Hal's mother's funeral. They navigate sexual politics, catholic guilt, beatings from the police, and an unruly corpse, all in the name of the only thing more important than life itself: money!Joe Orton's public career from 1964 until his brutal murder at the hands of his partner in 1967 was brief but highly influential. During that short period he shocked, outraged, and amused audiences with his scandalous black comedies. LOOT's initial production was widely panned, but a highly successful West End run followed, and Orton went on to write Funeral Games, the screenplay Up Against It for The Beatles, and his final full-length play What the Butler Saw. He was memorialized by the adjective "Ortonesque", a word that refers to work characterized by a dark yet farcical cynicism, and in the biography Prick Up Your Ears by John Lahr, followed by a film of the same name starring Gary Oldman as Orton.
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Arsenic and Old Lace in Broadway ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
Sonoma Arts Live Theater Company
1/25-2/10/2019
JANUARY 25TH - FEBRUARY 10, 2019Written by Joseph KesselringDirected by Michael RossDont miss this iconic black comedy by American playwright Joseph Kesselring, written in 1939, and directed by award winning Michael Ross (GYSPY! Always, Patsy Cline). Debuting on Broadway in 1941, it ran for three years and over fourteen hundred performances. Exploring themes of family loyalty, nature versus nurture, and whether we can ever truly break away from our familys influence, Arsenic and Old Lace was praised for its dark, screwball comedy tone with The New York Times theater critic declaring it one of the funniest plays hed ever seen! Were betting this zany, crazy and pure fun show will be one of the seasons favorites!Executive Producer - Buffy Miller/Clay Foundation WestCo-Produced by Valerie Pistole and Jeff Walter
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SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
South Coast Repertory
1/19-2/16/2019
book: Hugh Wheeler; lyrics: Stephen Sondheim; music: Stephen Sondheim; dir: Kent Nicholson.
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MARIE AND ROSETTA
Cygnet Theatre Company
1/16-2/16/2019
George Brant; dir: Rob Lutfy.
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AUBERGINE
San Diego Repertory Theatre
1/24-2/17/2019
Lyceum Space:Julia Cho; dir: Todd Salovey.
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A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
6th Street Playhouse
1/25-2/17/2019
The Studio Theatre:Tennesse Williams; dir: Phoebe Moyer.
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SEASCAPE
American Conservatory Theater
1/23-2/17/2019
Geary Theater:Edward Albee; dir: Pam MacKinnon.
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€ŒLINDA VISTA€?
Center Theatre Group
1/9-2/17/2019
Mark Taper Forum:Tracy Letts; dir: Dexter Bullard.
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MOTHERS AND SONS
City Lights Theater Company
1/17-2/17/2019
Terrence McNally; dir: Jeffrey Bracco.
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WHITE
Coachella Valley Repertory
1/23-2/17/2019
CVRep Theatre:James Ijames; dir: Ron Celona.
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PARADISE SQUARE
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
12/27-2/17/2019
Marcus Gardley, Larry Kirwan, Craig Lucas; lyrics: Nathan Tysen; dir: Moises Kaufman.World Premiere
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WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID
The Custom Made Theatre Company
1/17-2/18/2019
Custom Made Theatre:Sarah Treem; dir: Tracy Ward.
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Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 1/20/2019 "DRAGON IN THE DROP-OFF LANE"
The Marsh Berkeley
1/19-2/23/2019
The Marsh Berkeley extends Lisa Rothmans "Dragon in the Drop-Off Lane." This hilarious and cautionary tale describes what happens when Rothmans Oakland-raised kids venture into the fairytale world of Marin, where all the children seem to know how to sew, speak in a Crystal Cave whisper, and decorate their (vegan) gingerbread men with stevia icing, carob chips, and unsweetened coconut flakes. A wry, comedic, and incisive look at the profound societal differences between gritty East Bay living and the idealized-to-the-point of ridiculous realm of Marin.For information or to order tickets visit themarsh.org or call (415) 282-3055 (Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm).WHEN:January 19 February 23, 2019SHOWS: 5:00pm Saturdays
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COMMUNICATING DOORS
Center Repertory Company
1/25-2/23/2019
Margaret Lesher Theatre:Alan Ayckbourn; dir: Michael Butler.
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CREDITORS
Aurora Theatre Company
1/25-2/24/2019
August Strindberg; dir: Barbara Damashek.
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SLOWGIRL
Capital Stage Company
1/23-2/24/2019
Theatre:Greg Pierce.
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LATE COMPANY
The New Conservatory Theatre Center
1/18-2/24/2019
Walker Theatre:Jordan Tannahill; dir: Evren Odcikin.
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TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
Sacred Fools Theater
1/25-3/2/2019
Black Box:Jirén Breon Holder; dir: Michael Shepherd.
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FAMILIAR
The Old Globe
1/26-3/3/2019
Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center:Danai Gurira.
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METAMORPHOSES
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
1/24-3/10/2019
Peet's Theatre:trans: David R. Slavitt; dir: Mary Zimmerman.
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SMOKEY JOE€™S CAFÉ: THE SONGS OF LEIBER AND STOLLER
New Village Arts Theatre
1/25-3/10/2019
New Village Arts Theatre:lyrics: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller; music: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller; dir: Tony Houck.
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DEATH HOUSE
The Road Theatre Company
1/18-3/17/2019
The Road on Lankershim:Jason Karasev; dir: Michael Peretzian.
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HIR
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
1/19-3/17/2019
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble:Taylor Mac; dir: Bart DeLorenzo.
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