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“Sit Down, John” - The National Tour Cast of 1776. Credit: Joan Marcus.

Broadway revival national tour of ‘1776’ to make its only SF Bay Area stop at Broadway San Jose

'1776'  launches its national tour with a cast that reflects multiple representations of race, gender, and ethnicity
Gran Horizons at San Jose Stage Co - Bess Wohl - Tony-nominated

Bess Wohl’s ‘Grand Horizons’ to open at San Jose Stage Co.

Milestone 40th season continues with Tony-nominated comedy
2010 San Francisco Fringe Festival

San Francisco Fringe Festival 2023 arrives at EXIT Theatre in August

One of the cities' more exciting, and creative, festivals is set to return in August. Now in its 32nd year the San Francisco Fringe Festival will run August 10 to August 26, 2023. EXIT Theatre will produce and host the famously non-censored event. Organizers say the festival will feature 45 performance...
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - 4K theatrical re-release across the San Francisco Bay Area
Magic Theatre - Fort Mason - San Francisco - Entrance - Photo by Stark Insider

San Francisco Stage: ‘The Travelers’ by Luis Alfaro to premiere at Magic Theatre

Magic Theatre today announced that The Travelers will open next month. In addition, the cast and creative team were also revealed for the world premiere of Luis Alfaro's new play. Catherine Castellanos is scheduled to direct. Organizers say The Travelers will perform from February 15 - March 5, 2023 at...
Ennio: The Living Paper Cartoon" at Club Fugazi

Show that uses paper costumes coming to San Francisco

Here's a twist in production design. San Francisco-based Club Fugazi is bringing a show to town where the costumes are made of... paper. Ennio: The Living Paper Cartoon is a 70-minute show featuring "quick change" artist Ennio Marchetto. The parody features over 60 popular characters from the world of music, movies, works...
Enjoy a fantastic light show programmed to music by Pentatonix, Michael Bublé, Luis Miguel, and more

Christmas in the Car: Blinky’s Holiday Drive Through returns to San Jose

A new San Jose holiday tradition has returned. Blinky's Holiday Drive Through allows families to enjoy Christmas from the comfort of their own car. Tickets are $40 and give you a 30 minute window to start your ride. The key attraction is a light show programmed to music by Pentatonix,...
The Bay Area’s favorite Clown Prince of Fools, Unique Derique, returns to The Marsh Berkeley with Fool La La: Holiday Gift!

Unique Derique brings ‘Fool La La: Holiday Gift!’ to The Marsh Berkeley

Organizers have announced that "the Clown Prince of Fools" is returning to the San Francisco Bay Area. Unique Derique will play The Marsh Berkeley with his show Fool La La: Holiday Gift! Wrapped with goofy goodies and full of circus surprises, the annual holiday show invites audience members (ages 5...
A.C.T. opens 2022/23 season with "Passengers" from The 7 Fingers
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - Karaoke opening night at The Castro Theatre

‘Karaoke’ opens San Francisco Jewish Film Festival at The Castro Theatre

Director Moshe Rosenthal's Karaoke is scheduled to open the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. Now in its 42nd year, the SFJFF opening night will take place at The Castro Theatre (429 Castro St., San Francisco) on Thursday, July 21, 2022. Rosenthal will attend in addition to Lior Ashkenazi (Actor), Lexi Leban...