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Art Transcends Grief at Aurora Theatre Season Closer

This one-performer show, Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking, is powered by a venerable trio: author Didion, director Nancy Carlin, and actor Stacy Ross.
June 17, 2019

Tony Taccone Teams Up With John Leguizamo

Tony Taccone finishes up his 21 years as artistic director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre (and the company’s 50th season) with a bang.
June 04, 2019

Flyaway Productions Tackles Women’s Issues

‘The Wait Room’ combines oral histories, music, and dance on an important topic: women with incarcerated loved ones.
May 16, 2019

‘Kings’ Exposes Some D.C. Dirty Laundry

The Ashby Stage takes up a timely topic: the corrosive effects of money on politics in Sarah Burgess’ ‘Kings.’
May 15, 2019

Song of the Goat Theatre Brings ‘Lear’ to Zellerbach

This is one-of-a-kind Shakespeare theater with Corsican folk music and Gregorian chants.
May 10, 2019

Oakland Symphony Collaborates for ‘West Side Story’ Production

The May 10 Paramount Theatre production is a celebratory centennial concert of Bernstein’s legacy to American music.
May 08, 2019

August Wilson Comes Alive in Oakland

Wilson’s one-man show How I Learned What I Learned, originally performed by the playwright himself, is a delightful autobiographical journey through lively anecdotes of his life as a young black man in Pittsburgh.
April 25, 2019

Cal Performances Hosts Alvin Ailey Dancers for 2019

Returning April 9-14 for its annual residency that began over 50 years ago in 1968, the venerable dance company brings three Bay Area premieres and some returning favorites to Zellerbach.
April 08, 2019

Dimensions Dance Theater Reveals Two World Premieres

The April program, We Have Ourselves, features two world premieres with different perspectives, one by Latanya Tigner, a Dimensions member since 1986, and Erik Lee, who joined the company in 2011.
April 05, 2019

East Bay Costume Designers Talk Shop

Maggie Whitaker, Christine Crook, Ruby Vixen, and Wendy Sparks turn costumes into couture, propelling productions to new heights with their sewing and design skills.
March 28, 2019