A Doctor in Spite of Himself, Berkeley

‘A Doctor in Spite of Himself’ By MolièreAdapted by Steven Epp and Christopher BayesDirected by Christopher BayesBerkeley Repertory TheaterFeb. 10-March 25, 2012 Have you heard the one about the critic who was born without a funny bone? Well,  ...

The Great Gatsby, SF

Susannah Biller and Marco Panuccio in "The Great Gatsby"Photo by Rapt Productions 'The Great Gatsby' Opera by John HarbisonAfter the novel by F. Scott FitzgeraldRe-orchestrated by Jacques DesjardinsConducted by Nicole PaiementDesigned and directed by Brian StaufenbielPresented by Ensemble ParallèleYerba  ...

Body Awareness, Berkeley

Jeri Lynn Cohen and Patrick Russell in "Body Awareness" at the Aurora Theatre CompanyPhoto by David Allen 'Body Awareness' By Annie BakerDirected by Joy CarlinAurora Theatre CompanyJan. 27 – March 4, 2012 Picture this: a macho photographer who specializes  ...

The Gondoliers, SF

Chris Uzelac as Giuseppe and Cary Ann Rosko as Tessa in "The Gondoliers"Photo by Beau Saunders ‘The Gondoliers’ Music by Arthur SullivanLyrics by William S. GilbertThe Lamplighters Music TheatreDirected by Barbara HerouxMusic Director, Baker PeeplesJan. 20-29, 2012 If  ...

Ghost Light, Berkeley

Christopher Liam Moore (on knees) and Bill Geisslinger in "Ghost Light"Photo by Jenny Graham ‘Ghost Light’ Conceived and developed by Tony Taccone and Jonathan MosconeWritten by Tony TacconeDirected by Jonathan MosconeBerkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, Calif.Jan. 6-Feb. 19, 2012 If  ...

The Wild Bride, Berkeley

'The Wild Bride' Kneehigh Theatre productionAdapted and directed by Emma RiceMusic by Stu BarkerLyrics and text by Carl GroseBerkeley Repertory TheatreDec. 2, 2011–Jan. 22, 2012 “The Wild Bride” is a wild ride across farmland and forest, crossroads and  ...

The Soldier’s Tale, Berkeley

From left, Joan Mankin, L. Peter Callender and Muriel Maffre in "The Soldier's Tale"Photo by David Allen 'The Soldier’s Tale' (L’Histoire du Soldat) Music by Igor Stravinsky (Arranged by Jonathan Khuner)Book by C.F. Ramuz (Translated by Donald Pippin)Aurora Theatre  ...

Fela! SF (national tour)

Sahr Ngaujah as the title character in "Fela"Photo courtesy of SHN ‘Fela!’ Book by Jim Lewis and Bill T. JonesMusic and lyrics by Fela Anikulopo-KutiDirected and choreographed by Bill T. JonesCurran Theatre, San FranciscoNovember 15-December 11 (national  ...

Carmen, SF Opera

The ensemble in Act II of San Francisco Opera's "Carmen"Photos by Cory Weaver ‘Carmen’ By Georges BizetText by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic HalevyBased on a novella by Prosper MériméeConducted by Nicola LuisottiDirected by Jose Maria CondemiSan Francisco Opera, War  ...

Totem, Cirque du Soleil, SF

‘Totem’ Cirque du SoleilWritten and directed by Robert LePageAT&T Park, San FranciscoOct. 28-Dec. 18, 2011 I won’t go so far as to say “Totem” is the best Cirque du Soleil spectacle of the bunch. There are  ...