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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 | Z Space | Season schedule for San Jose/Silicon Valley


42nd Street Moon
415-255-8207

Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
October 3, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Dames at Sea
November 28, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Fiorello
February 27, 2019 - March 17, 2019

110 in the Shade
April 24, 2019 - May 12, 2019

Once
June 12, 2019 - June 30, 2019


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

Guys and Dolls
September 14 - October 7, 2018
G.K. Hardt Theatre

Annie
November 23, 2018 - December 16, 2018
G.K. Hardt Theatre

The 12 Dates of Christmas
December 14, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Studio Theatre

Moon Over Buffalo
January 11, 2019 - February 3, 2019
G.K. Hardt Theatre

A Streetcar Named Desire
January 25, 2019 - February 17, 2019
Studio Theatre

Million Dollar Quartet
February 22, 2019 - March 17, 2019
G.K. Hardt Theatre

The Revolutionists
March 15, 2019 - April 7, 2019
Studio Theatre

To Kill a Mockingbird
April 26, 2019 - May 12, 2019
G.K. Hardt Theatre

Faceless
May 17, 2019 - June 2, 2019
Studio Theatre

West Side Story
June 7, 2019 - June 30, 2019
G.K. Hardt Theatre


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

For Colored Girls...
September 15, 2018 - September 29,2018

Cinderella
December 21, 2018 - December 23, 2018

Black Eagles
March 16, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Macbeth
July 13, 2019 - July 28, 2019


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

Clybourne Park
October 5, 2018 – November 11, 2018


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

Sweat
September 26, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Men in Boats
October 17, 2018 - December 16, 2018

A Christmas Carol
December 6, 2018 - December 29, 2018

Seascape
January 23, 2019 - February 17, 2019

Her Portmanteau
February 13, 2019 - April 14, 2019

The Great Leap
March 6-31, 2019

Vanity Fair
April 17, 2019 - May 12, 2019

Rhinoceros
May 29, 2019 - June 23 2019


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

Detroit '67
August 31, 2018 - September 30, 2018

Everything Is Illuminated
November 9, 2018 - December 9, 2018

Creditors
January 25, 2019 - February 24, 2019

Actually
March 8, 2019 - April 21, 2019

The Importance of Being Earnest
April 12, 2019 - May 12, 2019

The Year of Magical Thinking
June 21, 2019 - July 21, 2019


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

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
Theatre Series

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

House on Haunted Hill - The Comedy
January 8, 2019 - February 17, 2019
Theatre Series

The Sound of Freedom
January 20, 2019 - February 2, 2019
Theatre Series

A Doll's House, Part 2
February 26, 2019 - April 7, 2019
Theatre Series

Charlotte's Web
March 17, 2019 - April 7, 2019
Theatre Series

Holmes and Watson
April 16, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Theatre Series

TBA - New Comedies Winner
June 4, 2019 - July 14, 2019
Theatre Series

The Last Match
July 23, 2019 - September 1, 2019
Theatre Series

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

Crazy for You
November 10, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Violet
February 16, 2019 - March 17, 2019

Hairspray
July 6, 2019 - August 11, 2019


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

Dreamgirls
September 21, 2018 - October 21, 2018

The Wizard of Oz
November 9, 2018 - December 23, 2018

West Side Story
February 15, 2019 - March 17, 2019

Pippin
April 5, 2019 - May 5, 2019

Big
June 21, 2019 - July 28, 2019


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

A Doll's House, Part 2
September 6, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Roda Theatre

Fairview
October 4, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Peet's Theatre

Paradise Square: An American Musical
December 27, 2018 - February 17, 2019
Roda Theatre

Metamorphoses
January 24, 2019 - March 10, 2019
Peet's Theatre

Home
March 22, 2019 - April 21, 2019
Roda Theatre

The Good Book
April 25, 2019 - June 9, 2019
Peet's Theatre

Kiss My Aztec!
May 28, 2019 - July 14, 2019
Roda Theatre


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

On Your Feet!
October 30, 2018 - November 4, 2018

Waitress
December 27, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Stomp
February 1, 2019 - February 10, 2019

Falsettos
March 12, 2019 - March 17, 2019

Cats
April 2, 2019 - April 7, 2019

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
April 19, 2019 - April 21, 2019

Disney's Aladdin
May 15, 2019 - June 2, 2019


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

TBA


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

Mamma Mia!
August 31, 2018 - October 7, 2018

Dancing Lessons
October 19, 2018 - November 17, 2018

A Christmas Carol
December 6, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Communicating Doors
January 25, 2019 - February 23, 2019

The Diary of Anne Frank
March 29, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie
May 17, 2019 - June 23, 2019


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


TBA


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

Cabaret
August 31, 2018 - September 23, 2018

The Great God Pan
October 12, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Love, Linda: the Life of Mrs. Cole Porter
December 14, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Underneath the Lintel
February 1, 2019 - February 17, 2019

A Perfect Ganesh
March 29, 2019 - April 14, 2019

The Barber of Seville
June 7, 2019 - June 23, 2019


Contra Costa Civic Theatre
961 Pomona Ave, El Cerrito CA

Allegiance
September 21, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Ripcord
November 16, 2018 - December 9, 2018

Humble Boy
February 15, 2019 - March 10, 2019

All The Way
April 12, 2019 - May 5, 2019

Once On This Island
June 14, 2019 - July 21, 2019


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

Thoroughly Modern Millie
October 12, 2018 - November 10, 2018

Matilda, the Musical
April 12, 2019 - May 12, 2019


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

Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce
November 21, 2018 - December 1, 2018

Dear Evan Hansen
December 5, 2018 - December 30, 2018

Pop-Up Magazine: Fall 2018
September 20-22, 2018

RuPaul's Werq the World Tour
October 5, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Open ended run beginning Fall 2019


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

The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?
September 20, 2018 - October 20, 2018

In The Heights
November 8, 2018 - December 15, 2018

When We Were Young and Unafraid
January 17, 2019 - February 9, 2019

American Hero
March 7, 2019 - April 6, 2019

Life Sucks
May 2, 2019 - June 1, 2019

Passion
June 20, 2019 - July 27, 2019


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

Uncle Vanya
September, 2018– October 21, 2018

The Cutting Ball Variety Pack
November 8, 2018 – November 18, 2018

The Tenderloin Tour
January 9, 2019 – January 26, 2019

La Ronde
March 14, 2019 – April 14, 2019

The Bald Soprano
June 5, 2019 – June 16, 2019


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

The Naked Truth
September 7, 2018 - September 30, 2018

Hand to God
October 19, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Sex with Strangers
January 25, 2019 - February 17, 2019

The Nether
March 1, 2019 - March 24, 2019

This Random World
May 3, 2019 - May 26, 2019

Drumming with Anubis
June 7, 2019 - June 30, 2019


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

Into the Woods
September 7, 2018 - September 23, 2018

Blithe Spirit
October 19, 2018 - November 4, 2018

Scrooge in Love!
November 30, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Forever Plaid
February 15, 2019 - March 3, 2019

Bingo, the Winning Musical
March 22, 2019 - April 7, 2019

Rapture, Blister, Burn
April 26, 2019 - May 12, 2019

Cabaret
May 31, 2019 - June 16, 2019


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

The Resting Place
October 10, 2018 - November 4, 2018

In Old Age
March 27, 2019 - April 21, 2019

Oedipus El Rey
May 29, 2019 - June 23, 2019


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

Savage Wealth
August 31, 2018 - September 16, 2018

The Night Alive
October 12, 2018 - October 28, 2018

The House of Yes
November 23, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Swallow
January 11, 2019 - January 22, 2019

After Miss Julie
February 14, 2019 - March 3, 2019

Heathen Valley
March 29, 2019 - April 14, 2019

Crossroads
May 10, 2019 - May 26, 2019

Lungs
June 14, 2019 - June 30, 2019


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

Oslo
September 27, 2018 - October 21, 2018

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley
November 15, 2018 - December 9, 2018

August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned
January 10, 2019 - February 3, 2019

Jazz
April 25, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Wink
June 13, 2019 - July 7, 2019


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

Marga Gomez: Latin Standards
October 5, 2018 - November 17, 2018
Berkeley

Irma Herrera: Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?
October 25, 2018 - December 8, 2018
San Francisco

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Will Durst: Durst Case Scenario
September 18, 2018 – October 30, 2018
San Francisco

Eliza Gibson: BRAVO 25: Your A.I. Therapist Will See You Now
September 20, 2018 – October 27, 2018
San Francisco

Lynne Kaufman: Acid Test: The Many Incarnations of Ram Dass
September 21, 2018 - November 4, 2018
San Francisco

Josh Kornbluth Brain Improvs
September 26, 2018 - November 28, 2018
San Francisco

Marga Gomez: Latin Standards
October 5, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Berkeley

Will Durst: Durst Case Scenario
October 18, 2018 - October 20, 2018
Berkeley

Times Unseen Festival
October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018
San Francisco

Irma Herrera: Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?
October 25, 2018 – December 8, 2018
San Francisco

Brian Copeland: The Waiting Period
October 28, 2018
San Francisco


Mountain Play Association
415-383-1100

TBA


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

As You Like It
September 14, 2018 - October 7, 2018

Mary Poppins
November 2, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Treasure Island
March 29, 2019 - April 10, 2019

Hamlet's Great Adventure
May 3, 2019 - May 19, 2019


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

Red Scare on Sunset
September 21, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Cardboard Piano
October 26, 2018 - December 2, 2018

Avenue Q
November 30, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Late Company
January 18, 2019 - February 24, 2019

Steve
March 1, 2019 - March 31, 2019

The Gentleman Caller
April 5, 2019 - May 5, 2019

The View Upstairs
May 19, 2019 - June 9, 2019


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

A Chorus Line
September 7, 2018 - September 30, 2018

God of Carnage
October 26, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Loot
January 25, 2019 - February 10, 2019

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
April 5, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
May 24, 2019 - June 9, 2019


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

Church & State
September 21, 2018 - October 7, 2018

Time Stands Still
September 20, 2018 - October 8, 2018

Outside Mullingar
October 25, 2018 - November 4, 2018

Room Service
January 25, 2019 - February 10, 2019

Surprise Party
March 14, 2019 - March 23, 2019

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
April 19, 2019 - May 5, 2019

Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein
June 28, 2019 - July 14, 2019


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

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
September 14, 2018 - October 6, 2018

The Rocky Horror Show
October 25, 2018 - November 3, 2018


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

Twelfth Night
September 28, 2018 - October 21, 2018

The Odd Couple
November 16, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Deathtrap
January 18, 2019 - February 17, 2019

These Shining Lives
March 8, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Scott & Zelda
April 12, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Moll Flanders
May 24, 2019 - June 16, 2019

Crimes of the Heart
July 12, 2019 - August 11, 2019


Sacramento Theatre Company
916-443-6722

The Crucible
September 26, 2018 - October 28, 2018
Main Stage

Steel Magnolias
October 31, 2018 - December 16, 2018
Pollock Stage

A Christmas Carol
November 28, 2018 - December 23, 2018
Main Stage

Murder for Two
January 2, 2019 - February 10, 2019
Pollock Stage

A Midsummer Night's Dream
January 2, 2019 - February 10, 2019
Main Stage

When We Were Colored
March 20, 2019 - April 28, 2019
Pollock Stage

Disaster!
April 17, 2019 - May 12, 2019
Main Stage


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

You Mean to Do Me Harm
September 18, 2018 - November 3, 2018

Graveyard Shift
October 10, 2018 - November 3, 2018

Mary Poppins
November 14, 2018 - January 12, 2019

King of the Yees
January 22, 2019 - March 2, 2019

A White Girl's Guide to International Terrorism
February 6, 2019 - March 2, 2019
Sandbox Series

Yoga Play
March 12, 2019 - April 20, 2019

Significant Other
April 30, 2019 - June 15, 2019

The Fit
June 5, 2019 - June 29, 2019
Sandbox Series

Cabaret
June 26, 2019 - August 31, 2019


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

The Phantom of the Opera
September 5, 2018 - September 30, 2018
SHN Orpheum Theatre

On Your Feet!
September 11, 2018 - October 7, 2018
SHN Golden Gate Theatre

Miss Saigon
October 9, 2018 - November 4, 2018
SHN Orpheum Theatre

Waitress
October 16, 2018 - November 11, 2018
SHN Golden Gate Theatre

A Bronx Tale
November 27, 2018 - December 23, 2018
SHN Golden Gate Theatre

Bat Out Of Hell, The Musical
December 4, 2018 - December 23, 2108
SHN Orpheum Theatre

Come From Away
January 8, 2019 - February 3, 2019
SHN Golden Gate Theatre

Hamilton
Open ended run beginning February 2019
SHN Orpheum Theatre

Hello, Dolly!
February 19, 2019 - March 17, 2019
SHN Golden Gate Theatre

Falsettos
March 19, 2019 - April 14, 2019
SHN Golden Gate Theatre

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
April 16, 2019 - May 12, 2019
SHN Golden Gate Theatre

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


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

Kiss
August 23, 2018 - September 23, 2018

Women Laughing Alone With Salad
October 12, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Arcadia
November 30, 2018 - January 6, 2019


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

Hello, Dolly!
October 5, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Anne of Green Gables
November 29, 2018 - December 9, 2018

Arsenic and Old Lace
January 25, 2019 - February 10, 2019

Born Yesterday
April 26, 2019 - May 12, 2019

The Belle of Amherst
May 23, 2019 - June 2, 2019

My Fair Lady
July 12, 2019 - July 28, 2019


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

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
September 7, 2018 - September 30, 2018

The Addams Family
October 12, 2018 - October 28, 2018

The Tailor of Gloucester
November 23, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Hamlet
February 1, 2019 - February 17, 2019

Barbecue Apocalypse
March 29, 2019 - April 14, 2019

Cinderella
May 10, 2019 - May 26, 2019


Theatre Rhinoceros

Dead and Breathing
September 7, 2018 - September 22, 2018

The Boy from Oz
October 26, 2018 - November 18, 2018

Megabytes
December 31, 2018

Action Hero
March 22, 2019 - April 14, 2019

Deathtrap
May 17, 2019 - June 2, 2019

Sister Act
May 31, 2019 - July 7, 2019


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

A Word for Word Off the Page Reading: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
September 17, 2018

Youth Speaks presents: Pilgrim Street
September 13, 2018 - September 16, 2018

Z Space presents: A Good Neighbor
September 26, 2018 - October 6, 2018

Problematic Play Festival
October 12, 2018 - October 14, 2018

The Chitresh Das Institute presents: Noor, The Path of Light
September 29-30, 2018

Liss Fain Dance presents: A Recomposition: I Don't Know and I Never Will
October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Word for Word and Lirtquake present: Octavio Solis
October 18, 2018

Kat Robichaud presents: A Very Scary Misfit Cabaret
October 25, 2018 - November 3, 2018

Word for Word presents: Anne Carson, an Off the Page Reading
November 5, 2018

The Red Shades: A Trans Superhero Rock Opera
November 30, 2018 - December 1, 2018

Word for Word presents: John Cheever, an Off the Page Reading
December 3, 2018

Word for Word presents: Stella Gibbons, an Off the Page Reading
December 17, 2018

Earplay in partnership with RealOpera presents: Howards End, America
February 22, 2019 - February 24, 2019


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


- Updated 9/30/18. Questions and comments can be emailed to the Editor



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