Fallaci, Berkeley

‘Fallaci’ By Lawrence WrightDirected by Oskar EustisBerkeley Repertory Theatre (world premiere)March 13-April 21, 2013 Fair disclosure: Rather like the young reporter in Lawrence Wright’s “Fallaci,” I regard the late Oriana Fallaci as a journalistic heroine. Her courage, her  ...

Ainadamar, San Francisco

From left, Lisa Chavez, La Tania, and Marnie Breckenridge in 'Ainadamar'Photo by Steve Di Bartolome ‘Ainadamar’ By Osvaldo GolijovLibretto by Henry David HwangConducted by Nicole PaiementDirected by Brian StaufenbielOpera Parallèle, San FranciscoFeb. 15-17, 2013 Ainadamar means “fountain of tears”  ...

4000 Miles, SF

Reggie Gowland and Susan Blommaert in4000 Miles" at A.C.T.Photo by Kevin Berne ‘4000 Miles’ By Amy HerzogDirected by Mark RuckerAmerican Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)Jan. 17-Feb. 10, 2013 Amy Herzog’s “4000 Miles” rode in from the East on a wave of  ...

Troublemaker, Berkeley

'Troublemaker, or the Freakin Kick-A Adventures of Bradley Boatwright' Written by Dan LeFrancDirected by Lila NeugebauerBerkeley Repertory Theatre (world premiere)Jan. 9-Feb. 3, 2013 Remember when you were a kid and wanted to be anybody except who you were?  ...

Nutcracker, SF Ballet

San Francisco Ballet company members in Helgi Tomasson's "Nutcracker"Photo © Erik Tomasson ‘Nutcracker’ Choreography by Helgi TomassonMusic by Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyConducted by Ming LukeSan Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera HouseDec. 8-28, 2012 It’s December so this must be “Nutcracker.”  ...

The White Snake, Berkeley

Amy Kim Washke (left) plays the title role in "The White Snake"Photo by Jenny Graham ‘The White Snake’ World premiere productionWritten and directed by Mary Zimmerman, based on a classic Chinese fableBerkeley Repertory TheatreNov. 9-Dec. 30, 2012 Nobody does  ...

Tosca, SF Opera

Melody Moore (above) stepped into the title role of San Francisco Opera's "Tosca" on opening night when Angela Gheorghiu became indisposed after Act I.Photo by Kristen Loken/San Francisco Opera ‘Tosca’ (with Moore to the Rescue) By Giacomo PucciniLibretto by  ...

Another Way Home, SF

Daniel Petzold (foreground) and Jeremy Kahn in "Another Way Home" at Magic TheatrePhoto by Jennifer Reiley ‘Another Way Home’ By Anna ZieglerDirected by Meredith McDonoughMagic Theatre, San FranciscoNov. 7 – Dec. 2, 2012 Ah, there’s no place  ...

Die Fledermaus, San Jose

Rebecca Krouner (left) as Prince Orlofsky and Elisabeth Russ as Adele in "Die Fledermaus"Photo by Pat Kirk ‘Die Fledermaus’ By Johann StraussLibretto by Carl Haffner and Richard GeneConducted by David RohrbaughDirected by Marc JacobsOpera San Jose, California Theatre,  ...