"Drag Becomes Her," a mad satire of the Meryl Streep/Goldie Hawn supernatural comedy "Death Becomes Her," promises to leave audiences in stitches.
"The Last Ship," the autobiographically inspired, collaboratively created musical that Sting stars in at the Golden Gate Theatre, ultimately founders in toothless protest fantasy.
"Gloria" is a must-see. Or a must-not-see. If you relish daring, smartly written, sharply performed theater that digs into the pith of contemporary American culture, you'll be blown away by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' harrowing workplace drama.
If you don't think you know who Keala Settle is, a single song title will make you realize otherwise: "This Is Me."
Some of the most compelling performances in Bay Area Musicals' crowd-pleasing production of "The Full Monty" go unseen.
Longtime dinner theatre-circus-extravaganza Teatro ZinZanni is coming back to San Francisco!
It's a good thing that Theatre Rhinoceros has been presenting its recent readings and productions in the cozy ad-hoc confines of the Spark Arts gallery on 18th Street.
"The SpongeBob Musical" briefly graced the Golden Gate Theatre last week, touring after its hit Broadway run, then just as quickly swam away. Bubbles trailed in its wake.
"Gatz"'s fine-tuned cast of 13 tells the story of "The Great Gatsby" to audience members, often reading directly from the pages of a passed-around paperback.
The overstuffed plot of "Born in East Berlin" takes place in 1988, when Bruce Springsteen's historic concert on the Communist side of the Berlin Wall served as a harbinger of the following year's epochal change.
In San Francisco Playhouse's "Tiny Beautiful Things," a woman with the pseudonym Sugar dispenses sweet empathy along with tart kicks in the pants.
The West Coast premiere of playwright Lucy Kirkwood's "The Children," now at the Aurora Theater in Berkeley, is dreadful. It's skillful and thoughtful as well.