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Elevator Repair Service brings its astounding stage hit 'Gatz' -- a unlikely retelling of 'The Great Gatsby' -- to Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre.
'Devil's Music' captures Bessie Smith's raw talent and swagger in production by Center Rep in Walnut Creek.
Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre stages a lively 'West Side Story' revival that subtlety acknowledges the racism, misogyny that occurs on stage.
Tony Hale, best known for starring in TV's "Arrested Development" and "Veep," comes to ACT in S.F. to star in "Wakey, Wakey."
TheatreWorks presents Mona Golabek's Holocaust-themed "Pianist of Willesden Lane," a triumph of storytelling and piano playing.
Sarah Ruhl's comedy "Stage Kiss" is a play within a play within a play, and it succeeds at all levels at City Lights Theater in San Jose.
Qui Nguyen's play "She Kills Monsters" pairs a 'Dungeons and Dragons'-themed story with '90s pop culture in a massively entertaining show in Berkeley.
Jennifer Hayley's play about the creepy, dark underside of an AI system opens at Dragon Productions Theatre Company in Redwood City.
With Oakland arts center the Flight Deck set to close soon, the Flax Art & Design store is emerging a potential performance site.
'PolySHAMory' by Kate Robards plays The Marsh and 'How to Transcend a Happy Marriage' by Sarah Ruhl plays at Custom Made Theatre.
Caryl Churchill's powerful witch-hunt drama "Vinegar Tom," playing at Berkeley's Ashby Stage, speaks to the current political climate.
Unique Derique's "Fool La La" clown blends gentle humor with circus tricks, magic and other fun; it's playing at The Marsh Berkeley.
Yes, "Groundhog Day the Musical," getting its Bay Area premiere at SF Playhouse, is a worthy holiday show.
Cal Shakes, Shotgun Players, Marin Theatre Company, Berkeley Rep and ACT delivered some of the best Bay Area stage productions we saw in 2019.
Quantum Dragon in SF performs the West Coast premiere of a futuristic sci-fi comedy of manners, 'An Invitation Out.'
Prize-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl returns to Berkeley Rep with "Beck Nurse," a comedy inspired by the Salem witch trials.
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's world premiere of a musical adapted from Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' needs better songs.
"Head Over Heels," which marries Go-Go's tunes to a silly Elizabethan story line, comes to New Conservatory Theatre in SF for a holiday run.
Bay Area monologist Josh Kornbluth is performing three of his best-known solo shows in Berkeley to benefit TheatreFirst stage company.
'The Humans,' Stephen Karam's prize-winning portrait of a struggling family, gets strong staging at San Jose Stage Company.
Bay Area playwright Geetha Reddy adapted epic Indian poem "The Mahabharata" into a brisk solo show for Ubuntu Theater in Oakland.
Berkeley's Aurora Theatre hosts Phil Wong and Dan Wolf's "Tell Tale Hearts," a hip-hop take on the Edgar Allan Poe classic horror tale.
Based on the award-winning kids book, 'Tales of Despereaux' at Berkeley Rep charms as a family friendly holiday show.
Caryl Churchill's time-traveling 'Cloud 9' tackles hot-button issues in unusual ways; it plays at Custom Made Theatre in S.F. through Dec. 15.
Flight Deck performing arts space in Oakland will close in March after Ragged Wing Ensemble moves out -- unless someone takes it over.
'Midsummer Night's Dream' gets a unique production by Arabian Shakespeare Festival in S.F.
Cirque du Soleil's "Amaluna," adapted loosely from Shakespeare's 'Tempest,' is a entertaining show that falls just short of mind-blowing.
Berkeley’s Theatre Lunatico presents 'Convoy 31000,' based on stories on French women who fought the Nazis -- and the prices they paid.
Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour keeps the script of 'Nassim' secret until each performance, when he takes the stage with a surprise actor.
David Hirata's solo show 'The Jap Box' at The Marsh Berkeley tells the story of a Japanese magician whose act was co-opted by Americans.
Sheila Callaghan's clever rom-com "Elevada" -- featuring a great cast -- is presented by Shotgun Players at Ashby Stage in Berkeley.