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Thursday, August 13, 2020

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley pushes back new shows (again) due to coronavirus by Randy McMullen

Tony-winning Palo Alto company TheatreWorks Silicon Valley now plans to resume live performances in March.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

This SF live concert comes with dinner and David Lynch music by Randy McMullen

The Chapel in SF presents Red Room Orchestra performing David Lynch scores in a socially distanced outdoor show that includes dinner.

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Monday, August 3, 2020

New season by SF’s ACT: Even Scrooge has to face the coronavirus pandemic by Randy McMullen

You know the coronavirus pandemic has hit the performing arts world hard when a cherished annual nugget like American Conservatory Theater’s “A Christmas Carol” is impacted. But fear n…

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Talking to kids about race? This new musical was created to help you by Randy McMullen

A 'Kids Play About Racism' will stream for free this weekend, aimed at giving parents a lively musical start to addressing race-issues with children.

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Bay Area summer theater season has gone online — here’s a roundup by Randy McMullen

From Shakespeare's "King Lear" to a moon-landing-themed new play to the S.F. Mime Troupe, here are Bay Area theater shows you can enjoy at home.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Hershey Felder reprises ‘Beethoven’ to aid TheatreWorks Silicon Valley by Randy McMullen

The acclaimed "Hershey Felder: Beethoven" premiered at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley; now the performer presents a live-streamed production of the show.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

What to stream: Gwendoline Christie does Shakespeare, Smuin Ballet explores love by Randy McMullen

Stream these: 'Game of Thrones' star Gwendoline Christie in National Theatre of London's 'Midsummer Night's Dream'; Smuin Ballet, Ragazzi Boys Chorus.

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Juneteenth: Watch actor Aldo Billingslea deliver Emancipation Proclamation by Randy McMullen

Watch Bay Area stage actor Aldo Billingslea delivers the Emancipation Proclamation in a new Juneteenth video for TheatreWorks SV.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Juneteenth: New Bay Area play shines light on Black theater campaign by Randy McMullen

Bay Area theater companies and stage artists are joining Aldo Billingslea, PlayGround and others to unveil a new Black Lives Matter play -- and more.

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Los Cenzontles shines virtual spotlight on young performers by Randy McMullen

Members of Los Cenzontles youth band perform in 'Front Porch Sessions' videos.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Wild SF exhibit of early photos gets a new life online by Randy McMullen

Contemporary Jewish Museum stunning exhibit "Predicting the Past: Zohar Studios" was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic but is now available online.

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Hammer Theatre’s streaming series serves up Tom Hiddleston in Shakespeare tragedy by Randy McMullen

Hammer Theatre Center in San Jose wraps up its excellent streaming nseries of National Theatre productions with Tom Hiddleston in 'Coriolanus."

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

What to stream: PlayGround SF new plays fest, Smuin Ballet, City Lights by Randy McMullen

Also worth checking out: City Lights in San Jose revisits "I and You," Neil Young performs for his chickens.

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

7 awesome Bay Area things to do at home on Mother’s Day weekend, May 8-10 by Randy McMullen

We've got 7 super ways to celebrate Mother's Day at home, plus cool movies, cooking classes and DIY tea.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Iconic Marsh theater is streaming away: Marga Gomez, Josh Kornbluth, more by Randy McMullen

Iconic SF theater The marsh, famous for solo stage shows, features steady stream of virtual content.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

What to stream? Brilliant ‘Mangos,’ City Lights, Shakespeare and Mister G by Randy McMullen

Here are some cool streaming options for stage and music fans: from a great new play, to a classic musical and Grammy-winning kids musician.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Amid coronavirus closures, Cal Performances sets ambitious new season by Randy McMullen

Cal Performances announces 2020-21 season featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Gustavo Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Mark Morris Dance Group and more.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

It’s Shakespeare’s birthday — celebrate (at home) with Cal Shakes by Randy McMullen

Shakespeare would have turned 456 on April 23, and Cal Shakes is celebrating by posting a wide variety of Bard content on its website.

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Dazzling online auction benefiting SF African art museum MoAD by Randy McMullen

San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) opens online art auction to raise funds during coronavirus pandemic closing.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Coronavirus: SF Opera cancels full summer season as arts world takes another huge hit by Randy McMullen

S.F. Opera, citing the shelter-in-place restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, cancels its entire summer season.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Coronavirus — New streaming options for theater, music, movie fans by Randy McMullen

From 'Pride and Prejudice' to Pink Martini, here are some new streaming options for folks sheltering at home.

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Cal Shakes cancels entire 2020 season by Randy McMullen

Cal Shakes in Orinda says uncertainty, health risks associated COVID-19 prompted the cancellation of entire May 27-Oct. 11 season.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

COVID-19: 7 great Bay Area ways to cocoon this weekend, March 27-29 by Randy McMullen

From great movies, TV and music to virtual museums and fun family activities, here's how to enjoy a coronavirus weekend.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Where to enjoy music, art and theater while sheltering at home by Randy McMullen

You can get up close and personal with music, theater and famous works of art without leaving your house -- here's how.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Review: Compelling ‘Toni Stone’ could soon be available on streaming by Randy McMullen

Lydia R. Diamond's play "Toni Sgone," about a groundbreaking baseball player, might soon be available to watch via streaming.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Catch ‘Mummenschanz’ live in San Jose — without leaving home by Randy McMullen

Mummenschanz's live performance at the Hammer Theatre in San Jose will be live streamed -- here's how you can watch.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Chilean saxophone star performs tribute to Frida Kahlo in San Jose by Randy McMullen

Saxophonist Melissa Aldana performs a tribute to Latinx women artists -- especially Frida Kahlo -- at Hammer Theatre in San Jose.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Bay Area blooming with big dance performances — here’s a look by Randy McMullen

From Smuin Ballet to S.F. Ballet to Wendy Whelan and Nancy Karp and Joffrey Ballet, here are some of the big dance recitals coming to Bay Area.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

‘The Children’ in Berkeley: Eco-thriller in a post-meltdown world by Randy McMullen

Lucy Kirkwood's "The Children" -- playing at Berkeley's Aurora Theatre -- takes place after a Fukushima-like disaster.

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Raved-about ‘Lehman Trilogy’ coming to SF in September by Randy McMullen

American Conservatory Theater in S.F. opens its new season with London/New York stage hit 'The Lehman Trilogy,' directed by Sam Mendes, in September.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announces first shows for its new era by Randy McMullen

TheaterWorks' new season -- its first under new director Tim Bond -- includes a Jane Austen musical, a world premiere and "Man of la Mancha."

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