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Theater News: Magic Theatre announces 2020-2021 season featuring world premiere of Sam Chanse’s ‘Monument’

As San Francisco Bay Area theater companies struggle to bring shows to a new, online-only audience we see different approaches being employed to keeping us engaged. Many have turned to streaming and virtual experiences -- given social distancing these seem like pretty much the only viable alternatives.Meantime, others, like...

Theater News: San Francisco’s Magic Theatre announces artistic director Loretta Greco will depart end of 2019-2020 season

Magic Theatre is now in its 53rd year of continuous operation. Loretta Greco has been artistic director since 2008.
Lloyd Suh - Playwright - The Chinese Lady - Magic Theatre, San Francisco

What’s Happening: ‘Chinese Lady’ to kick off Magic Theatre 2019-2020 season

The Chinese Lady is scheduled to kick off Magic Theatre's 2019-2020 season. Lloyd Suh's play, inspired by a true story, tells the story of Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman to arrive on American soil. Mina Morita directs. The run is scheduled for October 9 through November 3, 2019.In...
Reel to Reel at Magic Theatre, San Francisco

Magic’s ‘Reel to Reel’ an engaging exploration of sound and memory (Review)

Chances are many of your favorite childhood memories are triggered by a certain smell or sound. In my case, like Mom's homemade chocolate chip cookies, perfect for a stormy winter night in Ottawa. Or, my grandfather filling the night sky in the backyard with a whimsical solo on his...
The Eva Trilogy Review - Magic Theatre, San Francisco

A new Irish epic at Magic Theatre

Multi-part epics are always intimidating. They’re a big commitment to make in advance, and there’s a sense of failure if you don’t see them through. No one wants to be the quitter who only saw Voyage (in Stoppard’s The Coast of Utopia) or Das Rheingold (in Wagner’s Ring cycle)....
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Actor Carl Lumbly (Alias, NCIS: Los Angeles) to star in play at Magic Theatre San Francisco

Magic Theatre has a storied history of staging productions with legendary actors. Sean Penn. Peter Coyote. Ed Harris. Danny Glover. Woody Harrelson. Nick Nolte. Just to name a few who have taken to the famed San Francisco stage.Now Magic has announced that Carl Lumbly (ABC’s Alias, CBS’ Cagney &...
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‘Eva Trilogy’ World Premiere leads Magic Theatre’s 2017-18 season

Theater news of interest for those in and around the San Francisco Bay Area.Magic Theatre today took the wraps off its 2017-18 season, and it's looking like another humdinger. See below for full list and details.The season, which kicks off in the fall features three (!) world premieres and...
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Power, Culture Clash, Sex, Celebrity: ‘Dogeaters’ arrives at Magic Theatre

Drag queens. Beauty Queens. Movie Stars. Statesman. Activists. And rebels.Welcome to another evening of theater in San Francisco.Magic Theatre, now in its 49th year and one of our favorite venues around here on Stark Insider, today announced that it will "transform into Manila's mythical Studio 54."Thanks to the eagerly...
Review: 'Fred's Diner' at Magic Theatre, San Francisco

Food & Wine: Fred’s Diner in San Francisco

Fred's Diner is kind of a quirky joint. That's my initial gut reaction after spending time at one of San Francsico's newest eateries.The vibe is distinctly 1950's Americana. A jukebox at one end tees up no shortage of Elvis, and Buddy Holly. And the wait staff -- entirely good...
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San Francisco Theater: ‘Fred’s Diner’ to kick off Magic’s 2015-16 season

A "fierce global journey." That's how Magic Theatre describes its upcoming season.Featuring plays by Barfield, Hagedorn, Skinner, and Udofia, the 2015-16 season opens this September with the American premiere of Fred's Diner, a black comedy about the reaches of class and sovereignty.Tanya Barfield's love-story, Bright Half Life, is next up.That's followed...