Cinderella

Spoiler alert: she gets the prince. But you probably know that already. Nevertheless, there is so much that you didn’t know about the new Craig Lucas/Christopher Wheeldon take on everybody’s favorite fairy tale— the one about the unloved child who  ...

Trouble in Tahiti, Hand of Bridge, SF

‘Trouble in Tahiti’ Music and text by Leonard Bernstein ‘Hand of Bridge’ Music by Samuel Barber, text by Gian Carlo MenottiOpera ParallèleConducted by Nicole PaiementConceived and directed by Brian StaufenbielApril 26-28, 2013 Don Draper would have  ...

Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Berkeley

David Barlow and Annapurna Sriram in "Pericles, Prince of Tyre"Photo courtesy of mellopix.com ‘Pericles, Prince of Tyre’ By William ShakespeareConceived by Mark Wing-Davey with Jim CalderDirected by Mark Wing-DaveyBerkeley Repertory Theatre (Berkeley Rep)April 12-May 26, 2013 Incest, attempted murder,  ...

Stuck Elevator, SF

Julius Ahn (on platform) in "Stuck Elevator"Photo by Kevin Berne ‘Stuck Elevator’ Music by Byron Au YongLibretto by Aaron JafferisDirected by Chay YewAmerican Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)April 4-28, 3013 (world premiere) “Stuck Elevator” may not be the best theatrical  ...

The Arsonists, Berkeley

Tim Kniffin (left) and Dan Hiatt in "The Arsonists"Photo by David Allen ‘The Arsonists’ By Max Frisch (translated by Alistair Beaton)Directed by Mark JacksonAurora Theatre Company, BerkeleyApril 5– May 12, 2013 Didn’t your mother tell you not to play  ...

Onegin, SF Ballet

‘Onegin’ Ballet after Alexander Pushkin’s poemChoreography by John CrankoMusic by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arranged by Kurt-Heinz StolzeDesigned by Santo LoquastoSan Francisco BalletMarch 21-March 28, 2013 The course of true love never did run smooth and, in  ...

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  ...