Iolanthe, SF

Molly Mahoney (left) and Sonia Gariaeff in the Lamplighters' "Iolanthe"Photo by Lucas Buxman ‘Iolanthe’ Music by Arthur SullivanLyrics by William S. GilbertStage Director: Barbara HerouxMusic Director/Conductor: Baker PeeplesLamplighters Music TheatreLesher Center, Walnut Creek: Aug. 2-4, 2013Mountain View  ...

Romeo & Juliet, Cal Shakes

Rebekah Brockman and Dan Clegg as the titular lovers in Cal Shakes' "Romeo & Juliet"Photo by Kevin Berne ‘Romeo & Juliet’ By William ShakespeareDirected by Shana CooperCalifornia Shakespeare Theater, Orinda, Calif.July 3-28, 2013 Cal Shakes’ new  ...

This Is How It Goes, Berkeley

From left, Carrie Paff, Gabriel Marin and Aldo Billingslea in "This Is How It Goes"Photo by David Allen ‘This Is How It Goes’ By Neil LaButeDirected by Tom RossAurora Theatre Company, BerkeleyJune 20-July 21, 2013 “This Is  ...

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, SF Opera

‘The Gospel of Mary Magdalene’ Music and libretto by Mark AdamoDirected by Kevin NewburyConducted by Michael ChristieSan Francisco Opera (world premiere)June 19-July 7, 2013 The good news is: Mark Adamo’s music is, if not notable,  ...

The Tales of Hoffmann, SF Opera

‘The Tales of Hoffmann’ By Jacques OffenbachLibretto by Jules Barbier and Michel CarréDirected by Laurent PellyConducted by Patrick FournillierSan Francisco OperaJune 5-July 6, 2013 The course of true love never did run smooth and, in the case of  ...

Dear Elizabeth, Berkeley

Mary Beth Fisher and Tom Nelis in "Dear Elizabeth"Photo courtesy of kevinberne.com ‘Dear Elizabeth’ By Sarah RuhlDirected by Les WatersBerkeley Repertory TheatreMay 24–July 7, 2013 Unlike dogs, all writers surely do not go to heaven. However,  ...

Arcadia, SF

‘Arcadia’ By Tom StoppardDirected by Carey PerloffAmerican Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), San FranciscoMay 16-June 16, 2013 Arcadia, a name taken from a town of reportedly happy people in ancient Greece, has come to mean a place of  ...

Black Watch, SF

A cast member in a scene from the National Theatre of Scotland's "Black Watch."Photo by Scott Suchman ‘Black Watch’ By Gregory BurkeDirected by John TiffanyThe National Theatre of Scotland (U.S. tour)Presented by American Conservatory Theater (ACT) at  ...

Rodin, Berkeley

‘Rodin’ Eifman Ballet of St. PetersburgChoreography by Boris EifmanMusic by various composersCal Performances, BerkeleyMay 10-12, 2013 Nobody ever could accuse Russian choreographer Boris Eifman of subtlety. Nobody seeing his latest full-length saga, “Rodin,” could accuse him  ...