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Events at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

What’s Happening: ‘Ragtime the Musical’ coming to Silicon Valley

Summer calendars! Incoming! Ragtime the Musical is coming to TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, one of several events organizers this week announced. June programming at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts also includes TheaterGames Productions, children's theatre in the park and a roast of Silicon Valley -- in front of a...
Berkeley Rep annual fundraising gala

What’s Happening: Berkeley Rep gala raises $500,000 for artistic, educational programming

Berkeley Rep Theatre has announced the results of its annual gala, and they're quite impressive. $500,000 was raised as staff and patrons celebrated the return of live theater. After an al fresco dinner, several artists that have graced the Berkeley Rep's stage made appearances and tributes. Those included Rita Moreno,...
San Francisco Pride 52

What’s Happening: San Francisco Pride to return in-person

"San Francisco Pride remains committed to its mission of bringing connection and visibility to the LGBTQ+ communities."
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter Film Concert Series with Symphony returns to San Francisco

BroadwaySF has announced the return of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. These live performances feature screenings of the iconic film series alongside performances by a live symphony. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) is next up. With two performance in August (August 12 and 13), a live...
Heart Castle Tour California - Casa Grande Esplanade

Summer Travel Ideas: Historic Hearst Castle an iconic California destination

With the country and world opening up post Covid, many will be looking to take to the road this Spring and Summer. One destination that should be high on your list if you're touring the U.S.: Heart Castle. The historic site is re-opening after being closed due to "severe" damage from...
Intimate Conversation with Jenny Slate will Precede a Screening of Feature Film Marcel the Shell with Shoes On on Friday, April 22 at The Castro Theatre

SFFILM Festival to honor Jenny Slate with special ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’ screening

San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM) today announced that it would honor actor, author and comedian Jenny Slate. A special screening of her film Marcel the Shell with Shoes On will be held on Friday April 22, 2022 at 7:30pm at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. In addition the tribute...
Aurora Theatre Company news, plays, season announcements

On Stage: ‘Colonialism is Terrible, But Pho is Delicious’ kicks off Aurora Theatre season

Aurora Theatre Company has revealed its 2022/2023 season. Full details below. Dustin Chinn's Colonialism Is Terrible, But Pho Is Delicious will enjoy its world premiere to kick off Aurora's season on November 4, 2022. Four plays comprise the schedule. Artistic Director Josh Costello writes about other works taking to the famed...
San Jose Stage Company Presents AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

What’s Happening: ‘August: Osage County’ to open at San Jose Stage Company

San Jose Stage Company has announced that August: Osage County will run March 30 through April 24, 2022. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-wining play will be directed by Kenneth Kelleher. Per the announcement: "This Pulitzer Prize-winning play erupts with biting wit. After the disappearance of their alcoholic patriarch, three sisters along...
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage show San Francisco

What’s Happening: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ at the Curran in San Francisco

Harry Potter fans, grab your magic wands! This is not a drill. Organizers have announced that the official opening of the West Coast production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is on for tonight at the Curran Theater. The event is so eagerly anticipated San Francisco that even mayor London...
Water by the Spoonful By Quiara Alegría Hudes Directed by Denise Blasor

What’s Happening: ‘Water by the Spoonful’ opens March 16 at San Francisco Playhouse

Artistic Director Bill English and Producing Director Susi Damilano of San Francisco Playhouse have announced casting for Water by the Spoonful. See details below. Quiara Alegria's Pulitzer Prize winning play will run from March 16 through April 23, 2022. The esteemed theater says that Denise Blasor will direct. "Quiara Alegría Hudes’s...