Past Reviews

Regional Reviews: San Francisco

San Francisco/North Bay 2017-2018 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 Company | 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

Ain't Misbehavin'
October 11, 2017 - October 29, 2017

The Secret Garden
December 6, 2017 - December 24, 2017

Saturday Night
March 28, 2018 - April 1t, 2018

Me & My Girl
May 2, 2018 - May 20, 2018


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

800-838-3006

A Midsummer Night's Dream
September 16, 2017 - October 1, 2017
Taube Atrium Theatre

Cinderella
December 2, 2017 - December 24, 2017
Herbst Theatre

A Streetcar Named Desire
March 4, 2018 - March 18, 2018
Marines Memorial Theatre

Richard III
July 14, 2018 - July 19, 2018
Taube Atrium Theatre


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

Hamlet
September 20, 2017 - October 15, 2017
Geary Theatre

Small Mouth Sounds
October 11, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Strand Theatre

A Christmas Carol
December 1, 2017 - December 24, 2017
Geary Theatre

The Birthday Party
January 10, 2018 - February 4, 2018
Geary Theatre

Vietgone
February 21, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Strand Theatre

Heisenberg
March 14, 2018 - April 8, 2018
Geary Theatre

Father Comes Home from the Wars Parts 1, 2, 3
April 25, 2018 – May 20, 2018
Geary Theatre

A Walk on the Moon
June 5, 2018 - July 1, 2018
Geary Theatre


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

Luna Gale
September 1, 2017 - October 1, 2017

The Royale
November 3, 2017 - December 3, 2017

Widower's House
January 26, 2018 - February 25, 2018

A Number
March 9, 2018 - April 22, 2018

Eureka Day
World premiere
by Jonathan Spencer
April 13, 2018 - May 13, 2018

Dry Power
June 22, 2018 - July 23, 2018


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

A Moving Day
November 11, 2017 - December 24, 2017
Mainstage Series

One Man, Two Guvnors
January 30, 2018 - March 4, 2018
Mainstage Series

Gandhi!
February 19, 2018 - March 11, 2018
Family Series

Dry Powder
March 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Mainstage Series

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
April 9, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Family Series

Airness
May 8, 2018 - June 10, 2018
Mainstage Series

The Ladies Foursome
June 19, 2018 - July 22, 2018
Mainstage Series

We're Gonna Be Ok
August 7, 2018 - September 9, 2018
Mainstage Series

Ironbound
September 25, 2018 - October 28, 2018
Mainstage Series

Treasure Island
October 15, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Family Series

The Legend of Georgia McBride
November 6, 2018 - December 9, 2018
Mainstage Series

A Christmas Carol
November 30, 2018 - December 30, 2018
Family Series


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

Sister Act
September 22, 2017 - October 22, 2017

Annie
November 10, 2017 - December 23, 2017

Ragtime
February - March 2018

James and the Giant Peach
April - May 2018

Grease
June - July 2018


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

Watch on the Rhine
November 30, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Office Hour
February 22, 2018 - March 25, 2018

Angels in America
April 17, 2018 - July 22, 2018

Pike St.
May 3, 2018 - Jun 17, 2018


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

Quixote
by Octavio Solis
June 13, 2018 - July 1, 2018

Everybody
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
July 18, 2018 - August 5, 2018

The War of the Roses (Henry VI trilogy + Richard III)
by William Shakespeare
August 22, 2018 - September 9, 2018


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

A Christmas Carol
December 7, 2017 - December 17, 2017

Red Speedo
January 26, 2018 - February 24, 2018

Shirley Valentine
March 30, 2018 - April 29, 2018

Disney's Freaky Friday
May 25, 2018 - June 30, 2018


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

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra December 15, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Good People
February 2, 2018 – February 18, 2018

Amadeus
March 30, 2018 – April 15, 2018

The Fantasticks
June 8, 2018 – June 24, 2018


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

Over the River and Through the Woods
November 17, 2017- December 10, 2017

All Is Calm
December 14, 2017 - December 17, 2017

The Secret in the Wings
February 16, 2018 - March 11, 2018

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
April 13, 2018 - May 6, 2018

Ragtime
June 15, 2018 - July 22, 2018


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

West Side Story
March 30, 2018 - April 29, 2018


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

The Lion In Winter
November 7, 2017 - December 9, 2017

Man of La Mancha
January 11, 2018 - February 17, 2018

Hooded or Being Black for Dummies
March 8, 2018 - March 31, 2018

Tinderella, The Modern Musical
April 14, 2018 - May 26, 2018

Good. Better. Best. Bested.
June 14, 2018 - July 7, 2018


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

The Martha Heasely Cox Virgin Plays Festival
December 4, 2017 - December 17, 2017

Reel to Reel
World premiere
by John Kolvenbach
January 31, 2018 - February 25, 2018

The Gangster of Love
World premiere
by Jessica Hagedorn
April 11, 2018 - May 6, 2018


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

Thomas and Sally
November 27, 2017 - December 17, 2017

Shakespeare In Love
January 25, 2018 - February 18, 2018

Skeleton Crew
March 15, 2018 - April 8, 2018

The Wolves
May 3, 2018 - May 28, 2018

Marjorie Prime
June 14, 2018 - July 8, 2018

Straight White Men
June 14, 2018 - July 8, 2018


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

Will Durst: Durst Case Scenario
through December 19, 2017
San Francisco

Kate Robards: Ain't That Rich
October 20, 2017 - December 2, 2107
San Francisco

Diane Barnes: My Stroke of Luck
November 2, 2017 - December 9, 2017
San Francisco

Don Reed: Kipling Hotel: The 80s
November 4, 2017 - December 17, 2017
San Francisco

Jinho "Piper" Ferreira: Cops & Robbers: Hunter Poetry
November 10, 2017 - December 9, 2017
Berkeley

Brian Copeland: The Jewelry Box
December 8, 2017 - December 23, 2017
San Francisco

Unique Derique: Fool La La Over the Rainbow
December 20, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Berkeley


Mountain Play Association
415-383-1100

Mamma Mia!
May 20, 2018 - June 17, 2018


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

Singin' in the Rain
June 12, 2018 - June 17, 2018

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
June 26, 2018 - July 1, 2018

Newsies
July 10, 2018 - July 15, 2018

Gypsy
July 24, 2018 - July 29, 2018

Mamma Mia!
August 7, 2018 - August 12, 2018

Little Shop of Horrors
August 21, 2018 - August 26, 2018


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

The Bitter Earth
World premiere
by Harrison David Rivers
September 22, 2017 - October 22, 2017

Le Switch
October 27, 2017 - December 3, 2017

Avenue Q
Anniversary tour
December 1, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Still at Risk
World premiere
by Tim Pinckney
January 19, 2018 - February 25, 2018

It's Only a Play
by Terrence McNally
March 2, 2018 - April 1, 2018

The Mystery of Love and Sex
April 13, 2018 - May 20, 2018

When Pigs Fly
May 11, 2018 - June 10, 2018


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

Death of a Salesman
February 1, 2018 - February 18, 2018

The Fantasticks
April 5, 2018 - April 29, 2018

The Tellers Dancing in the Rain
May 24, 2018 - June 10, 2018


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

TBA


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

The Game's Afoot
November 16, 2017 - December 10, 2017

The Children's Hour
January 18, 2018 - February 11, 2018

Deadman's Cell Phone
March 1, 2018 - March 25, 2018

Just My Type
April 12, 2018 - April 29, 2018

The Tin Woman
May 17, 2018 - June 10, 2018

Savannah Sipping Society
July 12, 2018 - August 5, 2018


Sacramento Theatre Company
916-443-6722

Kings of America
November 1, 2017 - December 10, 2017

A Christmas Carol
November 29, 2017 - December 24, 2017

The Musical of Musicals
January 3, 2018 - February 11, 2018

Macbeth
February 21, 2018 - March 18, 2018

Mothers and Sons
March 21, 2018 - April 29, 2018

Man of La Mancha
April 18, 2018 - March 13, 2018


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

A Christmas Story November 22, 2017 - January 13, 2018

Born Yesterday
January 23, 2018 - March 10, 2018

Non-Players Character
by Walt McGough
February 7, 2018 - March 3, 2018
Sandbox Series

The Effect
March 20, 2018 - April 20, 2018

An Entomologist Love Story
a World premiere
by Melissa Ross
May 8, 2018 - June 28, 2018

In Braunau
World premiere
by Dipika Gula
June 13, 2018 - July 7, 2018
Sandbox Series

Sunday In the Park with George
July 5, 2018 - September 8, 2018

Washed up the Potomac
World premiere
by Lynn Rosen
August 8, 2018 - September 1, 2018
Sandbox Series


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

Aladdin
November 1, 2017 - January 7, 2018

On Your Feet!
September 11, 2018 - October 7, 2018

School of Rock
June 27, 2018 - July 22, 2018

The Book of Mormon
February 6, 2018 - March 4, 2018

The Color Purple
May 1, 2018 - May 27, 2018

The Humans
June 5, 2018 - June 17, 2018

Waitress
October 16, 2018 - November 11, 2018


Shotgun Players

1901 Ashby Ave, Berkeley
510-841-6500

Black Rider
November 9, 2017 - December 31, 2017

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Iron Shoes
March - April 2018

Dry Land
May - June 2018

White
July - August 2018

Kiss
August - September 2018

Women Laughing Alone with Salad
October - November 2018

Arcadia
November 2018 - January 2019


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

Little Women
November 24, 2017- December 17, 2017

South Pacific
February 9, 2018 - February 25, 2018

By the Water
March 16, 2018 - April 8, 2018

Peter Pan
May 4, 2018 - May 20, 2018


Theatre Rhinoceros

TBA


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


- Updated 11/25/17. Questions and comments can be emailed to the Editor



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