Past Reviews

Regional Reviews: San Francisco

San Francisco/North Bay 2016-2017 Season Schedules

42nd Street Moon | African-American Shakespeare Company | Altarena Playhouse | American Conservatory Theatre | Aurora Theatre Company | B Street Theatre | Berkeley Playhouse | Berkeley Repertory Theatre | California Musical Theatre, Music Circus | California Shakespeare Theatre | Center Repertory Theatre | Cinnabar Theater | Contra Costa Civic Theatre | Contra Costa Musical Theatre | Custom Made Theatre Company | Cutting Ball Theatre | The Magic Theatre | Marin Shakespeare Company | Marin Theatre Company | The Marsh | Mountain Play Association | Music Circus | New Conservatory Theatre Center | Novato Theater Company | Ray of Light | Ross Valley Players | Sacramento Theatre Company | San Francisco Playhouse | SHN: Broadway In San Francisco | Shotgun Players | Spreckels Theatre Company Theatre Rhinoceros | Season schedule for San Jose/Silicon Valley


42nd Street Moon
415-255-8207

Baker Street
November 2, 2016 - November 20, 2016

Scrooge In Love
Dates TBD

New Girl in Town
March 29, 2017 - April 16, 2017

No, No, Nanette
April 26, 2017 - May 21, 2017


African-American Shakespeare Company
762 Fulton Street, San Francisco CA

TBA


American Conservatory Theatre
415 Geary Ave, San Francisco
415-749-2228

Between Riverdale and Crazy
September 2, 2015 - September 27, 2015
Geary Theater

Monstress
September 16, 2015 - November 22, 2015
Strand Theatre

Ah, Wilderness!
October 14, 2015 - November 8, 2015
Geary Theater

Satchmo at the Waldorf
January 13, 2016 - February 7, 2016
Geary Theater

The Unfortunates
February 3, 2016 - April 10, 2016
Strand Theatre

The Realistic Joneses
March 9, 2016 - April 3, 2016
Geary Theater

The Last Five Years
May 11, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Geary Theater


Aurora Theatre Company
2081 Addison Street, Berkeley
510-843-4822

Mud Blue Sky
August 28, 2015 - September 27, 2015

The Monster Builder
November 6, 2015 - December 6, 2015

Little Erik
World Premiere
Written and Directed by Mark Jackson
January 29, 2016 - February 28, 2016

The How and the Why
March 18, 2016 - April 24, 2016

The Heir Apparent
April 15, 2016 - May 15, 2016

Master Harold ... and the boys
June 17, 2016 - July 17, 2016

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Dear Master
September 2, 2016 - October 2, 2016

Safe House
November 4, 2016 - December 4, 2016

The Real Thing
January 27, 2016 - February 26, 2017

Leni
March 10, 2017 - April 23, 2017

Temple
by Steve Waters
United States premiere
April 14, 2017 - May 14, 2017

Splendor
June 23, 2017 - July 27, 2017


B Street Theatre
2711 B Street Sacramento
916-443-5300

TBA


Berkeley Playhouse
2640 College Ave, Berkeley, CA
510-845-8542

Avenue Q
September 17, 2015 - October 11, 2015

Peter Pan
October 29, 2015 - December 6, 2015

Bridges: A New Musical
World Premiere
Book and Lyrics by Cheryl L. Davis
Music by Douglas J. Cohen
February 11, 2016 - March 6, 2016

The Addams Family
March 24, 2016 - April 17, 2016

To Kill a Mockingbird
April 28, 2016 - May 22, 2016

Disney's The Little Mermaid
Bay Area Premiere
June 23, 2016 - July 31, 2016


Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2015 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA
510-647-2949

For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday
Through July 3, 2016


California Shakespeare Theatre
Bruns Amphitheatre, Orinda, Ca
510-548-9666

TBA


Center Repertory Theatre
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek
925-943-7469

Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical
September 4, 2015 - October 10, 2015

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
October 23, 2015 - November 21, 2015

Christmas Carol
December 10, 2015 - December 20, 2015

Born Yesterday
January 29, 2016 - February 27, 2016

Art
April 1, 2016 - April 20, 2016

Rock of Ages
May 20, 2016 - June 23, 2016

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It Shoulda Been You
September 2, 2016 - October 8, 2016

Ken Ludwig's Baskerville, A Sherlock Home Mystery
October 21, 2016 - November 19, 2016

A Christmas Carol
December 8, 2016 - December 18, 2016

Women in Jeopardy
January 27, 2017 - February 25, 2017

Sisters Matsumoto
March 31, 2017 - April 29, 2017

Altar Boyz
May 26, 2017 - July 1, 2017


Cinnabar Theater
3333 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma CA
707-763-8920

Mahalia Jackson: Just As I Am
December 31, 2015 - January 24, 2015

Bad Dates
February 5, 2016 - February 14, 2016

To Rome with Love
Music performance
February 14, 2016 - February 14, 2015

Time Stands Still
April 1, 2016 - April 17, 2016

The Magic Flute
June 10, 2016 - June 26, 2016


Contra Costa Civic Theatre
961 Pomona Ave, El Cerrito, CA

39 Steps
September 25, 2015 - October 18, 2015

The Secret Garden
November 20, 2015 - December 20, 2015

The Clean House
February 12, 2016 - March 6, 2016

The Mountaintop
April 15, 2016 - May 8, 2016

American Idiot
June 10, 2016 - July 17, 2016


Contra Costa Musical Theatre
1620 Civic Center, Walnut Creek
925-210-0268

TBA


Custom Made Theatre Company
533 Sutter St. (at Powell), San Francisco
415-798-2768

This is Our Youth
September - October, 2015

In Love and Warcraft
World Premiere
by Madhuri Shekar
November - December

Of Serpents and Sea Spray
January 2016

Sam and Dede, or My Dinner with Andre the Giant
February 2016

Middletown by Will Eno
World Premiere
March - April, 2016

Six Degrees of Separation
May - June, 2016


Cutting Ball Theatre
277 Taylor Street, San Francisco CA
415-525-1205

A Dream Play
May 20, 2016 - June 19, 2016

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Avant Gardarama!
October 5, 2016 - October 23, 2016

Hedda Gabler
January 19, 2017 - February 27. 2017

Phedre
April 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017


The Magic Theatre
Ft. Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco CA
415-441-8822

TBA


Marin Shakespeare Company
Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, Dominican University of California, 890 Belle Ave, San Rafael CA
415-499-4488

TBA


Marin Theatre Company
Boyer Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA
415-388-5208

The Oldest Boy
September 10, 2015 - October 4, 2015

My Mañana Comes
October 29, 2015 - November 22, 2001

Gem of the Ocean
January 14, 2016 - February 7, 2016

Swimmers
World Premiere
March 3, 2016 - March 27, 2016

Anne Boleyn
April 14, 2016 - May 8, 2016

The Invisible Hand
June 2, 2016 - June 26, 2016


The Marsh
1062 Valencia Street, San Francisco; and 2120 Allison Street, Berkeley
415-641-0235

TBA


Mountain Play Association
415-383-1100

TBA


Music Circus
Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H Street, Sacramento, CA
916-557-1999

TBA


New Conservatory Theatre Center
25 Van Ness, San Francisco
415-861-8972

The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood
Youth Theatre
July 22, 2015 - July 25, 2015

Del Shores SINgulary Sordid
July 31, 2015 - August 1, 2015

Salome, Dance for Me
August 5, 2015 - August 29, 2015

For the Love of Comrades
Sept. 4, 2015 - October. 11, 2015

The Nance
October 1, 2015 - November 2, 2015

The Kid Thing
November 6, 2015 - December 13, 2015

Avenue Q
December 4, 2015 - January 17, 2016

Sagittarius Ponderosa
January 22, 2016 - February 28, 2016

Mothers And Sons
March 4, 2016 - April 3, 2016

Buyer & Cellar
March 18, 2016 - April 24, 2016

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
May 13, 2016 - June 12, 2016


Novato Theater Company
Novato Theater Company, 5420 Nave Drive, Suite C, Novato, CA
415-883-4498

Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike
Aug 26, 2015 - September 20, 2015

Into the Woods
October 23, 2015 - November 22, 2015

A (Cajun) Midsummer Night's Dream
adapted and directed by Clay David
January 29, 2016 -February 21, 2016

4000 Miles
by Amy Herzog
March 25, 2016 - April 17, 2016

Dancing in Lughnasa
May 20, 2016- June 12, 2016


Ray of Light
Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Street, San Francisco

Lizzie
September 25, 2016 - October 6, 2016

Rocky Horror Show
October 28, 2016 - October 31, 2016


Ross Valley Players
Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, CA
415-456-9555

Pirates of Penzance
July 17, 2015 - August 16, 2015

Glorious, The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, The Worst Singer in the World
September 18, 2015 - October 18, 2015

The Ladies of Camellias
November 20, 2015 - December 20, 2015

The Diary of Anne Frank
January 15, 2016 - February 6, 2016

Arches, Balances and Light
World Premiere
by Mary Spletter
February 19, 2016 - March 8, 2016

Boeing Boeing
April 1, 2016 - May 1, 2016

Anna in the Tropics
May 27, 2016 - June 19, 2016

Robin Hood
July 16, 2016 - August 7, 2016


Sacramento Theatre Company
916-443-6722

TBA


San Francisco Playhouse
450 Post Street, San Francisco
415-677-9596

Red Velvet
May 10, 2016 - June 25, 2016

City of Angels
July 5, 2016 - September 17, 2016

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Seared
by Theresa Rebeck
World premiere
September 27, 2016 - November 12, 2016

Noises Off
November 22, 2016 - January 14, 2017

The Christians
January 24, 2017 - March 11, 2017

TBA
March 12, 2017 - May 6, 2017

The Roommate
May 16, 2017 - July 1, 2017

La Cage aux Folles
July 11, 2017 - September 16, 2017


The San Jose Stage Company
490 1st Street, San Jose, CA
408-283-7142

TBA


SHN: Broadway In San Francisco
Orpheum Theatre| Golden Gate Theatre | Curran Theatre
888-746-1799

Matilda
July 15, 2015 - August 15, 2015
Orpheum Theatre

The Phantom of the Opera
August 28, 2015 - October 4, 2015
Orpheum Theatre

Once
October 27, 2015 - November 1, 2015
Orpheum Theatre

Riverdance
November 4, 2015 - November 8, 2015
Golden Gate

If/Then
November 10, 2015 - December 6, 2015
Orpheum Theatre

A Christmas Story
December 9, 2015 - December 13, 2015
Orpheum Theatre

A Gentlemen's Guide
December 1, 2015 - December 27, 2015
Golden Gate Theatre

Dirty Dancing
February 23, 2016 - March 20, 2016
Golden Gate Theatre

Cabaret
June 21, 2016 - July 17 2016
Golden Gate

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
August 9, 2016 - September 19, 2016
Orpheum

Hedwig and Angry Inch
October 4, 2016 - October 30, 2016 TBA


Shotgun Players

TBA


Spreckels Theatre Company
5409 Snyder Ln, Rohnert Park, CA
707-588-3400

TBA


Theatre Rhinoceros

Shakespeare Goes to War
World premiere
By John Fisher
November 4, 2015 - November 29, 2015
Thick House, 1695 18th Street

Are We Almost There? The Travel Musical
Written and Directed by Morris Bobrow
December 31, 2015 - December 31, 2015
Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street

A Song at Twilight
January 20, 2016 - January 31, 2016
Z Below, 460 Florida Street

The Call
February 20, 2016 - March 12, 2016
Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street

Present Laughter
May 21, 2016 - June 19, 2016
Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street


Please note that dates may change unexpectedly - always check with the theater before making plans.


- Updated 6/2/16. Questions and comments can be emailed to the Editor



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