Past Reviews

Regional Reviews: San Francisco

San Francisco/North Bay 2018-2019 Season Schedules

42nd Street Moon | 6th Street Playhouse | African-American Shakespeare Company | Altarena Playhouse | American Conservatory Theatre | Aurora Theatre Company | B Street Theatre | Bay Area Musicals | Berkeley Playhouse | Berkeley Repertory Theatre | Broadway Sacramento California Shakespeare Theater | Center REPertory Company | Central Works | Cinnabar Theater | Contra Costa Civic Theatre | Contra Costa Musical Theatre | Curran Theatre | Custom Made Theatre Co. | Cutting Ball Theater | Left Edge Theatre | Lucky Penny Productions | The Magic Theatre | Main Stage West | Marin Shakespeare Company | Marin Theatre Company | The Marsh | Mountain Play Association | Music Circus | Napa Valley Theater | New Conservatory Theatre Center | Novato Theater Company | Raven Theater | Ray of Light Theatre | Ross Valley Players | Sacramento Theatre Company | San Francisco Playhouse | SHN: Broadway In San Francisco | Shotgun Players | Sonoma Arts Live | Spreckels Theatre Company | Theatre Rhinoceros | Ubuntu Theater Project | Z Space | Season schedule for San Jose/Silicon Valley


42nd Street Moon
415-255-8207

Hot Mikado
September 25, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Scrooge in Love
December 4, 2019 - December 23, 2019

A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder
February 26, 2020 - March 15, 2020

The Pajama Game
April 15, 2020 - May 3, 2020

Merrily We Roll Along
The musical
May 13, 2020 - June 14, 2020

Merrily We Roll Along
The 1934 play
May 20, 2020 - June 7, 2020


6th Street Playhouse
52 W 6th St, Santa Rosa CA
707-523-4185

Gypsy
September 20, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Wait Until Dark
October 18, 2019 - November 10, 2019

Oliver!
November 15, 2019 - December 15, 2019

Fully Committed
December 13, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
January 10, 2020 - February 9, 2020

A View from the Bridge
January 31, 2020 - February 23, 2020

Sweeney Todd
March 6, 2020 - April 5, 2020

The Legend of Georgia McBride
May 15, 2020 - June 14, 2020

Hair
May 29, 2020 - June 28, 2020


African-American Shakespeare Company
762 Fulton Street, San Francisco CA
800-838-3006

Othello
October 12, 2019 – October 27, 2019
Marines' Memorial Theatre

Cinderella
December 20, 2019 – December 22, 2019
Herbst Theatre

The Trial of One Short-Sighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae
February 15, 2020 – March 1, 2020
Taube Atrium Theater

Noël Coward's Private Lives
April 11, 2020 – April 26, 2020 Marines' Memorial Theatre


Altarena Playhouse
1409 High St, Alameda CA
510-523-1553

Picasso at the Lapine Agile
October 4, 2019 - October 19, 2019


American Conservatory Theatre
Geary Theatre, 401 Geary St, San Francisco | Strand Theatre, Market Street, San Francisco
415-749-2250

Top Girls
September 19, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Testmatch
October 24, 2019 - December 8, 2019

A Christmas Carol
November 29, 2019 - December 24, 2019

Wakey, Wakey
January 23, 2020 - February 16, 2020

Gloria
February 13, 2020 - April 12, 2020

Toni Stone
March 5, 2020 - March 29, 2020

The Rocky Horror Show
April 23, 2020 - May 17, 2020

Poor Yella Rednecks
June 4, 2020 - June 28, 2020


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

Exit Strategy
September 15, 2019 - September 29, 2019

Bull in a China Shop
November 8, 2019 - December 8, 2019

The Children
January 31, 2020 - March 1, 2020

Loot
April 3, 2020 - May 2, 2020

The Ruler
May 8, 2020 - June 21, 2020

Sex with Strangers
June 19, 2019 - July 19, 2019


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

Fun Home
September 10, 2019 - October 20, 2019
Theatre Series

A Stand Up Guy
October 29, 2019 - December 8, 2019
Theatre Series


Bay Area Musicals
Alcazar Theater, 650 Geary Street, San Francisco CA and
Victoria Theater, 2961 16th Street, San Francisco CA
415-340-2207

Gypsy
November 9, 2019 - December 8, 2019

The Full Monty
February 15, 2020 - March 15, 2020

A Chorus Line
April 11, 2010 - May 10, 2020

TBA
July 11, 2010 - August 9, 2020


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

Mamma Mia!
September 20, 2019 - October 20, 2019

A Christmas Story
November 8, 2019 - December 22, 2019

Memphis
February 14, 2020 - March 15, 2020

In the Heights
April 3, 2020 - May 3, 2020

Disney's Newsies
June 19, 2020 - August 2, 2020


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

White Noise
September 26, 2019 - November 10, 2019

The Tale of Desperaux
November 21, 2019 - January 5, 2019

Becky Nurse of Salem
December 12, 2019 - January 26, 2019

Culture Clash (Still) in America
February 20, 2019 - April 5, 2019

School Girls: or, The African Mean Girls Play
November 21, 2019 - January 5, 2019

Happy Days
May 26, 2019 - July 5, 2019

Swept Away
June 14, 2019 - July 26, 2019


Broadway Sacramento
Broadway on Tour
1301 L Street, Sacramento CA
916-557-1999

A Christmas Story The Musical
November 8, 2019 - November 17, 2019

Dear Evan Hansen
January 15, 2020 - January 26, 2020

A Bronx Tale
March 3, 2020 - March 8, 2020

Bandstand
April 7, 2020 - April 12, 2020

Come From Away
May 19, 2020 - May 24, 2020


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

Macbeth
September 18, 2019 - October 6

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The Oresteia
May 27, 2020 - June 14, 2020

1001 Nights (A Retelling)
World premiere
by Leila Buck and Evren Odcikin
August 19, 2020 - September 6, 2020

Romeo y Juilet
New bilingual adaptation by Karen Zacarías
September 23, 2020 - October 1, 2020

TBA Shakespeare play
July 8, 2020 - July 26, 2020


Center REPertory Company
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek
925-943-7469

Murder for Two
August 30, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Native Gardens
October 18, 2019 - November 16, 2019

A Christmas Carol
December 12, 2019 - December 22, 2019

The Devil's Music
The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith
January 24, 2020 - February 22, 2020

Pride and Prejudice
March 27, 2020 - April 26, 2020

In the Heights
May 22, 2020 - June 27, 2020


Central Works
2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley CA
510-558-1381

The Lady Matador's Hotel
October 12, 2019 - November 10, 2019


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

Little Shop of Horrors
August 30, 2019 - September 22, 2019

Luna Gale
October 11, 2019 – October 27, 2019

The World Goes ‘Round
December 13, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Ripcord
January 31, 2020 – February 16, 2020

How I Learned to Drive
April 3, 2020 – April 19, 2020

Cinderella
June 12, 2020 – June 28, 2020


Contra Costa Civic Theatre
961 Pomona Ave, El Cerrito CA

Bright Star
October 4, 2019 - October 27, 2019

It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
November 29, 2019 – December 15, 2019

The Waverly Gallery
March 13, 2020 - March 29, 2020

The Great Society
May 1, 2020 - May 17, 2020

Crowns
July 10, 2020 – August 9, 2020


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

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
October 11, 2019 - November 9, 2019

9 to 5
April 10, 2020 - May 10, 2020


Curran Theatre
445 Geary St, San Francisco CA
415-358-1220

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
October 23, 2019 - May 17, 2020


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

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
September 27, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Cloud 9
November 15, 2019 - December 15, 2019

How to Transcend a Happy Marriage
January 17, 2020 - February 9, 2020

The Lady Scribblers
March 6, 2020 - March 29, 2020

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
June 5, 2020 - July 19, 2020


Cutting Ball Theater
277 Taylor St, San Francisco CA
415-525-1205

Free for All
A New Miss Julie for a New World
September 19, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Cutting Ball Variety Pack
November 7, 2019 - November 17, 2019

Ways to Leave a Body
A Collision of New Plays by Alexa Derman and Roxie Perkins
World premiere
January 23, 2020 - February 9, 2020

Cyrano
April 9, 2020 - May 10, 2020


Left Edge Theatre
50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa CA
707-546-3600

Nuts
September 6, 2019 - September 29, 2019

Between Riverside & Crazy
October 18, 2019 - November 10, 2019

Escanaba in da Moonlight
November 22, 2019 - December 15, 2019

Polar Bears
December 4, 2019 - December 15 , 2019

Heisenberg
January 10, 2020 - February 2, 2020

The Flick
March 6, 2020 - March 29, 2020


Lucky Penny Productions
1758 Industrial Way, Napa CA
707-266-6305

9 to 5 The Musical
September 6, 2019 - September 22, 2019

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
October 18, 2019 - November 3, 2019

Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical
December 6, 2019 - December 22, 2019

Xanadu
January 17, 2020 - January 26, 2020
Young Actors Production

Five Course Love
February 14, 2020 - March 1, 2020

Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
March 20, 2020 - April 5, 2020

The Quality Of Life
April 24, 2020 - May 10, 2020

The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Book By Betsy Kelso, Music And Lyrics By David Nehls June 5, 2020 - June 21, 2020


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

The Chinese Lady
October - November 2019

Nassim
November 2019

Don't Eat the Mangos
February - March 2020

Escape Alone
April - May 2020


Main Stage West
104 N Main St, Sebastopol CA
707-823-0177

Body Awareness
September 6, 2019 – September 22, 2019

Boom
October 18, 2019 – November 9, 2019

The Seafarer
November 29, 2019 – December 21, 2019

Mary’s Wedding
January 10, 2020 – February 1, 2020

Love and Anarchy
February 7, 2020 – February 16, 2020

Accidental Death of an Anarchist
March 20, 2020 – April 11, 2020

A Doll’s House, Part 2
May 8, 2020 – May 30, 2020


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

A Midsummer Night's Dream
August 30, 2019 – September 27, 2019


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

Sovereignty
September 26, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Mother of the Maid
November 14, 2019 - December 8, 2019

Noura
January 9, 2020 - February 2, 2020

Love
March 5, 2020 - March 29, 2020

Botticelli in the Fire
April 23, 2020 - May 17, 2020

Mlima's Tale
June 18, 2020 - July 12, 2020


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

The Waiting Period
Brian Copeland
Through September 22, 2019
San Francisco

Not a Genuine Black Man
Brian Copeland
Through September 26, 2019
San Francisco

A History of WWII: The D-Day Invasion to the Fall of Berlin
John Fisher
Through September 28, 2019
Berkeley

Hippie Kid
Zappo Diddio
September 6, 2019 - October 12, 2019
Berkeley

That Don Reed Show
September 7, 2019 - October 13, 2019
San Francisco

Who Killed Sylvia Plath?
Lynne Kaufman
September 13, 2019 - October 20, 2019
Berkeley

The Designated Daughter
Victoria Podesta
October 19, 2019 – November 2, 2019
San Francisco

Grandma & Me
Brian Copeland
October 19, 2019 - November 23, 2019
San Francisco

The Jap Box
David Hirata
October 26, 2019 - December 1, 2019
Berkeley

Border People
Dan Hoyle
Through October 26, 2019
San Francisco


Mountain Play Association
415-383-1100

She Loves Me
November 13, 2019 – December 22, 2019

Hello, Dolly!
May 24, 2020 - June 7, 2020


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

TBA


Napa Valley Theater
Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center, 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa CA
707-256-7500

The Two Gentlemen of Verona
September 13, 2019 – September 28, 2019

A Charlie Brown Christmas
December 6, 2019 – December 15, 2019

The Addams Family Musical
March 13, 2019 – March 29, 2020


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

This Side of Crazy
September 20, 2019 - October 20, 2019

The Emperor's New Posts
October 5, 2019 - October 13, 2019

The Cake
October 25, 2019 - December 1, 2019

Head Over Heels
December 6, 2019 - January 12, 2020

You'll Catch Flies
January 17, 2020 - February 23, 2020

The Book of Mountains and Seas
March 6, 2020 - April 5, 2020

Sugar in Our Wounds
April 3, 2020 - May 10, 2020

Fun Home
May 15, 2020 - June 14, 2020


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

The Humans
September 5, 2019 – September 29, 2019

Sweeney Todd
October 24, 2019 – November 17, 2019

Our Town
January 23, 2020 – February 16, 2020

The Who’s Tommy
March 12, 2020 – April 5, 2020

Sordid Lives
May 21, 2020 – June 14, 2020


Raven Theater
115 North Street, Healdsburg CA
707-433-6335

Arsenic And Old Lace
September 13, 2019 - September 29, 2019

The Laramie Project
October 18, 2019 - November 3, 2019

The Wolves
January 24, 2020 - February 9, 2020

Love a La Carte
March 5, 2020 - March 14, 2020

The Germans Upstairs
March 19, 2020 - March 28, 2020

Mamma Mia!
April 17, 2020 - May 3, 2020

Barefoot In The Park
June 19, 2020 - July 5, 2020

As You Like It
July 25, 2020 - August 10, 2020


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

Caroline, or Change
September 13, 2019 - October 5, 2019

The Rocky Horror Show
October 23, 2019 - November 2, 2019


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

The Mousetrap
September 13, 2019 - October 13, 2019

She Loves Me
November 13, 2019 - December 22, 2019

Silent Sky
January 17, 2020 - February 9, 2020

The Glass Menagerie
March 6, 2020 - April 6, 2020

The Packrat Gene
April 24, 2020 - May 10, 2020

The Government Inspector
June 5, 2020 - June 28, 2020

Pride & Prejudice the Musical
July 24, 2020 - August 23, 2020


Sacramento Theatre Company
916-443-6722

Northanger Abbey
October 2, 2019 - October 27, 2019

The Jane Austen Experience
October 6, 2019

Deathtrap
November 6, 2019 - December 15, 2019

A Christmas Carol
December 4, 2019 - December 29, 2019

Pump Boys and Dinettes
January 8, 2020 - February 16, 2020

Hamlet
February 26, 2020 - March 22, 2020

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
March 25, 2020 - May 3, 2020

A Little Night Music
April 22, 2020 - May 17, 2020


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

Dance Nation
September 24, 2019 - November 9, 2019

The Daughters
October 9, 2019 - November 2, 2019

Groundhog Day, the Musical
November 20, 2019 - January 18, 2020

Tiny Beautiful Things
January 28, 2020 - March 7, 2020

Born in East Berlin
February 5, 2020 - February 29, 2020

Real Women Have Curves
March 17, 2020 - April 25, 2020

The Clean House
May 5, 2020 - June 20, 2020

Follies
July 1, 2020 - September 12, 2020

Primary User
August 5, 2020 - August 29, 2020


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

Anastasia
September 3, 2019 - September 29, 2019
SHN Golden Gate Theatre

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
December 3, 2019 - December 29, 2019

The SpongeBob Musical
February 12, 2019 - February 16, 2019

The Last Ship
February 10, 2019 - March 22, 2019

The Book of Mormon
March 31, 2019 - April 26, 2019

The Band's Visit
May 27, 2019 - June 21, 2019

Mean Girls
June 30, 2019 - August 2, 2019

My Fair Lady
August 5, 2019 - August 30, 2019

Frozen
Dates TBA

Hamilton
Open-ended run


Shotgun Players
1901 Ashby Ave, Berkeley
510-841-6500

Elevada
October 17, 2019 - November 17, 2019

Vinegar Tom
December 6, 2019 - January 5, 2020


Sonoma Arts Live
Andrews Hall, Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa Street, Sonoma CA
866-710-8942

Merman’s Apprentice: A Musical Fable
September 27, 2019 – October 13. 2019

A Christmas Story, The Musical
December 6, 2019 – December 22, 2019

Enchanted April
January 24, 2020 - February 9, 2020

The Taffetas
May 1, 2020 – May 17, 2020

Laughter on the 23rd Floor
June 5, 2020 – June 21, 2020

Sunset Boulevard
July 17, 2020 – August 2, 2020


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

Eureka Day
August 30, 2019 - September 22, 2019

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
October 11, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
November 22, 2019 - December 15, 2019

Urinetown the Musical
February 14, 2020 - March 1, 2020

Galatea
World premiere
March 20, 2020 - April 5, 2020

Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical
May 8, 2020 - May 24, 2020


Theatre Rhinoceros
Performances at Spark Arts, 4229 18th Street in The Castro, unless noted
415-552-4100

Driven
World premiere
by Boni Alvarez
October 31, 2019 – November 17, 2019

Straight Eye
World premiere
by John Fisher
February 13, 2020 – March 1, 2020

Macbeth
May 29, 2020 – May 31, 2020
Yerba Buena Gardens on Mission between Third and Fourth Streets

Walk Like a Man II
World premiere
by Laurinda D. Brown
June 18, 2020 – July 5, 2020


Ubuntu Theater Project
510-646-1126

Long Day's Journey Into Night
October 5, 2019 - October 27, 2019

The Mahabarata
November 8, 2019 - December 1, 2019


Z Space
450 Florida Street, San Francisco CA
415-626-0453

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
September 11, 2019 - October 12, 2019
Word for Word production

The Fasting Girls
September 27, 2019 - September 29, 2019

Problematic Play Festival
October 2, 2019 - October 4, 2019


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


- Updated 9/18/19. Questions and comments can be emailed to the Editor



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