Monica Turner

Monica Turner
Contributor to Stark Insider for tech, the arts and All Things West Coast for over 10 years.
Ben Folds - San Francisco Symphony

SF Symphony: Summer with the Symphony season, July 4 – August 4, 2024

More news in the world of the arts. This time out of San Francisco. San Francisco Symphony has announced its summer season. Featuring concerts at Frost Amphitheater, Shoreline Amphitheatre, and Sigmund Stern Grove, the series runs July 4 through August 4, 2024. The line-up is quite extensive (full details below). Look...
City Lights 2024-2025 Season Announcement

What’s Happening: San Jose’s City Lights reveals new season

Incredible to consider: City Lights is headed into its 42nd season. The long-standing San Jose theater company has revealed the 2024-25 line-up which will feature six shows in total. Per the announcement from City Lights: Drama An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley Truce: A Christmas Wish from the Great War...
Berkeley Repertory Theatre 2024 2025 season announcement

In the Arts: Berkeley Rep kicks off season with hip-hop remix ‘Mexodus’

Live looping musical and hip-hop remix Mexodus is set to kick off the upcoming season at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. (note: the lead photo is not from the show). The Rep's 2024/25 season features seven productions in total, closing out with the world premiere of Jiehae Park's the aves. More details...
Torch Song cast - Marin Theatre Company

On Stage: ‘Torch Song’ at Marin Theatre Company

Marin Theatre Company has announced it will close out its 2023/24 season with Torch Song. The comic drama by Harvey Ferstein will be directed by Evren Odcikin and runs May 9 through June 2, 2024. Per the announcement about the play: Torch Song focuses on Arnold Beckoff, a lovelorn Jewish drag queen...
The Play That Goes Wrong - San Francisco Playhouse

On Stage: ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ leads San Francisco Playhouse’s 22nd season

Lineup includes award-winning plays and Broadway favorites, runs September 2024 to September 2025
Dirty White Teslas Make Me Sad - Magic Theatre - San Francisco

In San Francisco: ‘Dirty White Teslas Make Me Sad’

Dirty White Teslas Make Me Sad is set to open this month in San Francisco. Magic Theatre is expected to host the new play directed by maverick artist Raelle Myrick and written by Ashely Smiley from February 28 – March 17, 2024. More from the press release: DIRTY WHITE TESLAS MAKE ME...
Photo Credit: Jessica Palopoli

In Theater: San Francisco Playhouse to stage ‘The Glass Menagerie’

Some news out of the San Francisco theater scene. San Francisco Playhouse has announced it will stage The Glass Menagerie this spring. The Tennessee Williams' masterpiece will be directed by in-demand theatre artist Jeffrey Lo and is scheduled to open Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Per the announcement describing the memory play: Tom longs...
Lights, camera, fabulous! One-night only musical extravaganza at Davies Symphony Hall featuring 300 members of The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

What’s Happening: ‘Drag Me to the Movies!’ by SFGMC headed to Davies Symphony Hall

Mark your calendar for a cinematic "extravaganza" headed to San Francisco. The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) has announced Drag Me to the Movies will headline at Davies Symphony Hall. A one-night special event, the show features the 300-member chorus in addition to artistic director Jacob Stensberg, the Lollipop Guild,...
Cirque du Soleil Kooza - Wheel of Death

In San Francisco: Cirque du Soleil raises iconic Big Top for ‘Kooza’

It's back -- for the first time since 2019. If you noticed something different about the San Francisco skyline this week it might just be because of something called the Big Top. The massive outdoor tent that can sit over 2,500 people will host the new Cirque du Soleil production Kooza. Running...
KitchenAid Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine - Front Control Panel - Close-up view