Monica Turner

Monica Turner
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California Shakespeare Theater announces lineup for "At The Bruns"

In The Arts: California Shakespeare Theater announces lineup for “At the Bruns” series

Opening with a Sunday picnic, California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) today released the details of At the Bruns. Organizers say the new series will showcase music, comedy, and theater. All events are scheduled to be performed at the Bruns Memorial Amphitheater from May through October 2023. Full details below as...

Home Gardening Project: Build your own planter box with these simple DIY plans

Build your own garden box and enjoy garden-to-table vegetables with these downloadable DIY plans. Great family project. Fits tight urban spaces.
Myles Frost and cast in MJ

BroadwaySF Season: ‘The Lion King,’ ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ and more coming to San Francisco stage

BroadwaySF has announced its 2023-2024 season with a lineup of six musicals. Full details below. All will play the Orpheum and Golden Gate Theatre and include the following productions: The Wiz MJ Funny Girl Company Mrs. Doubtfire The Girl from the North Country "We are thrilled to bring a dynamic season...
Berkeley Rep 2023-2024 season announcement details plays

Bay Area Stage: ‘Harry Clarke’ leads Berkeley Rep’s 2023/24 season

Berkeley Rep has announced that David Cale’s thriller Harry Clarke will kick off its next season. The seven-play season also features Selina Fillinger’s feminist satire, POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive; Berkeley native Eisa Davis’ lyrical coming-of-age story, Bulrusher; Leslye Headland’s comedy,...
Amreeka: The Comedy Show featuring headliner  Eman El-Husseini

San Francisco Stage: ‘Amreeka: The Comedy Show’ coming to San Francisco next month

Iraqi-born artist and Arts Professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Wafaa Bilal is curating a new stand-up comedy show coming to San Francisco. Amreeka: The Comedy Show is scheduled to play May 12, 2023 (8:00pm) at the Brava Theater Center and features an evening of stand-up comedy "birthed...
Chardonnay Pinot Classic - The Meritage Resort and Spa

In Wine Country: Chardonnay Pinot Classic coming to Napa this summer

"Winemaker's grape" once again featured in third year of event in 2023
San Francisco Playhouse will present the West Coast Premiere of Jocelyn Bioh's "Nollywood Dreams" as part of its 2023-24 Season. "Nollywood Dreams" will perform September 28 – November 4, 2023. Pictured is Awa Sal Secka, Quiantae Thomas, Isio-Maya Nuwere, Wade Watson, Grasan Kingsberry, and Teshomech in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's World Premiere of "Goddess," which featured a book by Jocelyn Bioh. Photo Credit: Kevin Berne/ Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Bay Area Stage: ‘Nollywood Dreams’ to open San Francisco Playhouse 21st season

Line-up includes World Premiere and West Coast Premiere plays, runs September 2023 to September 2024
Fred Pitts - Aren't...You? - The Marsh Berkeley

In The Arts: ‘Aren’t You…?’ opening in Berkeley

Fred Pitts’ lauded solo work Aren’t You…? will be opening in Berkeley next month. Details below. The San Francisco Bay Area actor "recounts his hilarious journey to visit all 21 California Mission churches, where he discovers that being black makes him an instant celebrity – the question is which one?" Look for the...
Veronica Renner and Edward Im in 'Triumph of Love' at Shotgun Players, Berkeley
Into the Woods - Curran Theater San Francisco - Broadway Cast

In San Francisco: Broadway production ‘Into the Woods’ coming to The Curran this summer

“Best to take the moment present As a present for the moment” Expect lots of witty word play and musical moments when Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods arrives this summer in San Francisco. The Curran Theater announced the acclaimed Broadway production would receive a one-week engagement. Scheduled to run June 20 through June...