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Thursday, April 28, 2022

Octet at Berkeley Rep is a revelation by Chad Jones

In Berkeley Rep’s production of Octet, Alex Gibson (center) is Henry, surrounded by (from left) Adam Bashian as Ed, Margo Seibert as Jessica, J.D. Mollison as Marvin, Kuhoo Verma as Velma,…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 06:22PM
Thursday, April 7, 2022

ACT immerses audience into captivating Fefu by Chad Jones

The cast of American Conservatory Theater’s Fefu and Her Friends by María Irene Fornés includes (from left) Lisa Anne Porter as Julia, Sarita Ocón as Christina, Jennifer Ikeda as Cindy,…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 04:15PM
Friday, February 25, 2022

Theatrical magic is the blessing in shorter Cursed by Chad Jones

ABOVE: Harry Potter (John Skelley,left), Hermione Granger (Lily Mojekwu, center), and Ron Weasley (Steve O’Connell) are up to some new tricks in the San Francisco production of Harry Potte…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 04:56PM
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Pass Over captivates at Marin Theatre Co. by Chad Jones

Eddie Ewell (left) is Moses, LeRoy S. Graham III (center) is Kitch, and Adam Roy is Mister in Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s Pass Over at Marin Theatre Company. BELOW: Ewell’s Moses transc…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 01:39PM
Friday, January 28, 2022

Great music can’t save sinking Swept Away by Chad Jones

John Gallagher, Jr., (front, center) is Mate in Berkeley Rep’s world-premiere musical, Swept Away. The cast also includes (from left, second row) Cameron Johnson, Taurean Everett, Jacob Ke…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 03:09PM
Thursday, January 27, 2022

Freestyle Love reigns supreme by Chad Jones

The cast of Freestyle Love Supreme at American Conservatory Theater’s Geary Theater includes (from left) Chris Sullivan (Shockwave), Andrew Bancroft (Jelly Donut), Jay C. Ellis (Jellis J),…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 03:28PM
Thursday, January 13, 2022

The Band plays on, beautifully by Chad Jones

Janet Dacal is Dina and Sasson Gabay is Tewfiq in the national tour of The Band’s Visit, part of the BroadwaySF season at the Golden Gate Theatre. Below: The boys in the band. Photos by Ev…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 06:16PM
Saturday, December 18, 2021

We’ll have a Black Christmas without you by Chad Jones

Robin Herford (left) and Antony Eden spin a chilling ghostly tale in The Woman in Black at ACT’s Strand Theater. Below: Eden (front) and Herford explore the grounds of a haunted house in r…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 05:38PM
Saturday, December 11, 2021

Ant-os in your Pantos: A lively English tradition comes to SF by Chad Jones

Renée Lubin as Genie of the Ring (left) and JM Appleby as Genie of the Lamp in the premiere of The Magic Lamp panto at the Presidio Theatre. Below: Curt Branom as Widow Twankey (left) and D…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 04:10PM
Friday, December 10, 2021

Waiting for the curtain to rise by Chad Jones

This Theater Dogs website has been going since August 1, 2006, making it a solid 15 years’ worth of theater news, reviews and assorted other stuff that captured my attention. If you’re a…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 06:26PM
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Joy, tears, ghosts infuse vibrant new Carol by Chad Jones

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! The San Francisco cast of the new Tony Award-winning adaptation of A Christmas Carol warm up winter nights on the stage of the Golden Gate Theatre. Bel…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 06:33PM
Saturday, November 27, 2021

The never-again genius of Sondheim by Chad Jones

One thing we can say for sure about Stephen Sondheim is that he died knowing just how loved and admired he was. It seems like the legendary Broadway composer was receiving lifetime tributes …

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 04:13PM
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Welcome return to Pemberley with Georgiana and Kitty by Chad Jones

The cast of the world-premiere Georgiana and Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley includes (from left) Lauren Spencer as Georgiana Darcy, Aidaa Peerzada as Emily Grey, Emilie Whelan as Kitty Bennet…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 06:32PM
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Love chills in Berkeley Rep’s sizzling Wintertime by Chad Jones

The cast of Charles L. Mee’s Wintertime at Berkeley Repertory Theatre includes (from left) Carmen Berkeley (Ariel), Sharon Lockwood (Hilda), Lorri Holt (Bertha), James Carpenter (Frank), T…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 04:13PM
Thursday, November 4, 2021

Revived Fair Lady bursts with melody, life, wit by Chad Jones

The cast of The Lincoln Center Theater production of Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady includes (from left, center) Sam Simahk as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Shereen Ahmed as Eliza Doolittle, Ke…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 03:45PM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Superstar heralds return to holy place (aka the theater) by Chad Jones

The cast of the North American tour of Jesus Christ Superstar (featuring Aaron LaVigne in the center as the title character) has a light last supper. The show is at the Golden Gate Theatre a…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 05:02PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

A joyful circus bounces into Club Fugazi by Chad Jones

Ruben Ingwersen (left) and Jérémi Levesque hit remarkable heights in Dear San Francisco: A High-Flying Love Story, the exuberant new show at Club Fugazi. Below: Devin Henderson jumps throu…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 08:33PM
Friday, October 1, 2021

Only neo maxi zoom dweebies won’t enjoy BratPack by Chad Jones

For the Record Live and Feinstein’s at the Nikko present BratPack, a nostalgic fusion of ’80s movies and music that feels part musical, part concert, part vintage video from the age of M…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 08:35PM
Friday, June 4, 2021

Who’s Zooming who in ACT’s Communion? by Chad Jones

Stacy Ross is the star and the host of Communion, a new play presented on Zoom by American Conservatory Theater. Photos courtesy of American Conservatory Theater For almost 30 years now, I h…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 03:17PM
Thursday, May 27, 2021

Brilliant Mind artfully blends live, digital, interactive by Chad Jones

Denmo Ibrahim as Dina and Ramiz Monsef as Yusef in Marin Theatre Company and Storykrapht’s live and interactive premiere of Brilliant Mind by Denmo Ibrahim. Below: Dina and Yusef deal with…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 02:44PM
Monday, May 17, 2021

Spectacular Animal Wisdom conjures spirits & raises the roof by Chad Jones

Composer/performer Heather Christian stars in the original streaming film adaptation of the Bushwick Starr’s production of Animal Wisdom. Below:Christian and her cast/band connect with ano…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 02:31PM
Thursday, May 13, 2021

42nd Street Moon lights the stage with Lady Day by Chad Jones

Doris Bumpus plays Billie Holiday in the 42nd Street Moon streaming production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Brill by Lanie Robertson. Photo courtesy of 42nd Street Moon The extraordina…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 03:30PM
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Stream this! Julia Brothers @ SF Playhouse, Alice Childress @ ACT by Chad Jones

I have two recommendations for online theater streaming. The first is a play written by and starring one of our best stage actors, and the second is an engaging reading of a timely play abou…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 05:40PM
Thursday, March 18, 2021

Starry, starry byte – digital Van Gogh enlivens SF arts scene by Chad Jones

Immersive Van Gogh allows visitors to experience what it might be like if you stepped into a painting by Vincent Van Gogh. The multimedia experience runs through Sept. 6 at SVN West in San F…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 05:37PM
Monday, March 15, 2021

Playhouse, Hansberry join for powerful [hieroglyph] by Chad Jones

Davis (Jamella Cross, left) explains herself to Ms. T. (Safiya Fredericks) after an altercation in the classroom in [hieroglyph], a co-production of San Francisco Playhouse and Lorraine Hans…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 05:47PM
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Catastrophist unleashes contagious drama – catch it by Chad Jones

William DeMeritt is Nathan in Lauren Gunderson’s The Catastrophist produced by Marin Theatre Company and Round House Theatre. Photos courtesy of Marin Theatre Company; Director of Photogra…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 02:38PM
Monday, December 7, 2020

ACT puts Scrooge in your head this year by Chad Jones

James Carpenter revisits the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in American Conservatory Theater’s A Christmas Carol: On Air, an audio adaptation of the beloved annual production. Photo by Kevin Ber…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 03:07PM
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Tension is high in Aurora’s audio drama The Flats by Chad Jones

Sitting in the intimate Aurora Theatre watching great actors close up is one of the great treats of Bay Area theater. Even though we can't be together in that space for a while, the Aurora c…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 06:12PM
Monday, October 26, 2020

SF Playhouse explores Art on stage on film by Chad Jones

The Bay Area theater scene has been short on excitement, understandably, these last seven months. So it's beyond thrilling news when a theater company, in this case San Francisco Playhouse a…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 05:58PM
Saturday, October 24, 2020

Josh Kornbluth saves the world with Citizen Brain by Chad Jones

Josh Kornbluth is really working the Empathy Circuit these days. Unlike, say, the Borscht Belt or the nearly vanished cabaret clubs, the Empathy Circuit isn't any sort of entertainment netwo…

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 04:57PM
Sunday, September 6, 2020

ACT Zooms into a new era with Warcraft by Chad Jones

Credit creative directors and designers who are working to turn Zoom into a dynamic theater space. American Conservatory Theater kicks off the fall theater, such as it is, with a production …

SOURCE: Chad Jones' Theater Dogs at 06:37PM

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