When a college basketball team from San Francisco is invited to China for an exhibition game in 1989, a smack-talking American coach prepares to take on his protégé (played by Tony Award-winner BD Wong) — now grown and bent on crushing the Westerners. But after a public high school star from Chinatown joins the American team, his actions in Beijing become the accidental focus of attention, escalating the fractured history between the coaches. Funny, urgent and contemporary, this slam-dunk of a sports drama from award-winning Bay Area playwright Lauren Yee explores identity, global politics and the collision of cultures and generations. Soaring through time and leaping across continents from the hardball courts of San Francisco’s Chinatown to a Beijing on the brink of revolution, The Great Leap builds tension right up to the buzzer. See it at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater,
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 8:00pm (Opening Night)Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 2:00pmTuesday, Mar 19, 2019 / 7:00pm
You're in the picture at the Museum of 3D Illusions, A new, world-class museum has arrived in San Francisco, with over 40 completely interactive exhibits. The Museum of 3D Illusions is a place where you can let your mind soar through a world of optical illusions and become a full-fledged participant within the paintings on display. Featuring work from world-renowned artists, the pop-up is great for visitors of all ages and provides the perfect backdrop for terrific selfies and social media posts. It'll blow your mind.
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmWednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmThursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmMonday, Mar 18, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmTuesday, Mar 19, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmWednesday, Mar 20, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmThursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pm
"Hound Dog," "Stand by Me," "Love Potion #9" -- the list of classic tunes penned by the songwriting duo of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller is jam-packed with legendary hits, and Smokey Joe's Café is a high-energy celebration of this chart-topping body of work from "the Rodgers and Hammerstein of rock 'n' roll." Featuring more than 40 landmark tunes like "Yakety Yak," "Jailhouse Rock," "Spanish Harlem," "On Broadway," "Kansas City" and "Fools Fall in Love," this all-singing, all-dancing spectacular holds the record for the longest-running musical revue ever on Broadway, and still regularly brings down the house whenever and wherever it takes the stage. Don't miss the latest production of this Tony-nominated, Grammy-winning show at the Saratoga Civic Center.
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 2:30pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 2:30pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 2:30pm
Behind a secret door near the intersection of North Beach and Chinatown lies a dimly lit subterranean realm teeming with colorful characters and overlapping storylines. This is The Speakeasy, an interactive theatrical experience that'll transport you to a 1920s San Francisco watering hole full of bootleggers, bouncers, war veterans and barflies. As you wander throughout the multi-room environment, sipping cocktails, playing casino games, or simply observing, you'll stumble across all manner of conversations and interactions as a complex narrative web unfolds. The experience is always fresh, and there's a new theme for 2019: Age of Scofflaws.
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Apr 4, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Apr 5, 2019 / 7:30pm
Global singing superstar Sarah Brightman is the world's best-selling soprano, pioneering the classical opera pop music genre and possessing a vocal range of over three octaves. Perhaps best-known for originating the role of Christine in the massively popular Broadway and West End hit Phantom of the Opera, she’s also sung as a soloist in theaters, arenas, cathedrals and twice at the Olympic Games. In late 2018 she released her 15th full-length album, titled Hymn, and she’s spending much of 2019 touring the world in support of the new disc. Hear songs from the album as well as many others from her vast body of work when she comes to City National Civic in San Jose.
Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and along the San Francisco Bay's historic waterfront on Blue & Gold Fleet's Bay Cruise Adventure. This fully narrated one-hour tour features information and history on city landmarks and plenty of opportunities for taking pictures of the unobstructed views of the San Francisco skyline. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available, so you can experience the sights and sounds from out on deck or take it all in from the warmth and comfort of an interior seat -- either experience makes for a truly great San Francisco adventure.
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Like the funky-fresh cloak Joseph’s father gives him, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Biblical remix Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a kaleidoscopic mashup of musical styles. Ear-worm tunes ranging from country to calypso to rock ‘n’ roll drive this story of a favorite son sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. Enduring a series of adventures, including befriending a hilariously Elvis-like Pharaoh, Joseph fights his way back to confront his brothers. The whole family will get swept up in Broadway By The Bay’s production of this classic musical at Fox Theatre in Redwood City.
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 8:00pm
The ‘80s had aerobics. The ‘90s had Tae Bo. We have yoga. It’s exercise, it’s enlightenment … it’s big business. And in the world of Dipika Guha’s Yoga Play, apparel giant Jojomon is king – until a scandal sends the company into a freefall that no amount of comfortable, breathable fabric will get them out of. Desperate to recover their earnings and reputation, newly hired CEO Joan stakes everything on a plan so crazy, it just might work. Come along on a journey to enlightenment in a world determined to sell it in this production from San Francisco Playhouse.
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Mar 20, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pm
Be there when multi-award-winning Foothill Music Theatre presents Bullets Over Broadway, the Tony Award-nominated musical based on Woody Allen's hit film. A love letter to the golden age of Broadway, this giddy romp brings the classic musical comedy back with a bang. Loaded with the songs that made the 1920s roar, this splashy show features Jazz Age standards, including "Let's Misbehave," "'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do," “Tiger Rag,” "Up a Lazy River" and more. In this madcap comedy, a young playwright finally gets his play produced on Broadway, but discovers there’s a catch: the mobster putting up the funds wants a vehicle for his ditzy, talent-free girlfriend. Throw in an aging diva, dancing gangsters and a bevy of beautiful chorus girls, and comedic capers ensue. Enjoy this show at the Lohman Theatre in Los Altos Hills.
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
Experience the magic, romance and excitement of the music of Frank Sinatra in this special one-performance-only celebration featuring the greatest romantic ballads and swingin' hits of Ol' Blue Eyes himself, the Chairman of the Board! Nobody delivered a song like Frank Sinatra, and Las Vegas-style entertainer Jonathan Poretz delivers them all with pizazz and style backed by an ultra swingin’ Basie Style mini-Big Band. This show features all the great hits of Frank Sinatra and a salute to the legendary singers of Las Vegas with select interpretations from the Great American Songbook. This is not an impersonator or lookalike show, but a swingin' and affectionate tribute to one of the greatest entertainers of our time. Catch Sinatra Sings The Big Bands at Montgomery Theater.
A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect -- including you! The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entrée and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. Everyone gets a commemorative mug, and the top sleuth wins a prize package -- and some serious bragging rights -- at the end of the evening.
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Apr 13, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Apr 20, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 6:00pm
British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances, distinctive sound and insightful interpretations. His virtuosic command over the most arduous technical complexities underpins the remarkable depth and understanding of his music making. Described as “one in a million ... several million” by The Independent, he has also been lauded as a keyboard visionary. Grosvenor first came to prominence as the outstanding winner of the Keyboard Final of the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition at the age of 11, and he was invited to perform with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the First Night of the 2011 BBC Proms at just 19. A pianist of widespread international acclaim, he was announced as the inaugural recipient of The Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize with the New York Philharmonic in 2016. See this rising star perform live at McAfee Performing Arts and Lecture Center in Saratoga.
Glitterati is a drag and variety show for everyone featuring Central Valley and Sacramento's finest glitterati, fabulous freaks and larger-than-life entertainers. The show stars triple threat Deja Skye. God said "Let there be fierceness" and there was Deja Skye. Her quick wit will leave you rolling with laughter. She lip-synchs like she's here to win, and entertains with ferocity. You will want to have your dollars, your debit cards, cashier cheques, and money orders ready, because she's gonna make you make it rain. The show also features a visual artist known for her fresh take on drag, YaYah; the Latina diva always serving the drama, Rosalia Valentine; a high energy queen known for her mixes and death-drops, Cara Coronado; The Mighty Mouse of drag and one of the hardest working entertainers, Hellen Heels; and a fire-breathing beauty with an out of this world vision, Ivanna Strange, with your door host, Cindy Olsen. Glitterati is hosted at Lopez Restaurante Y Cantina in Monterey.
Chaos and comedy erupt in the perfect town of Paradise Junction when a TV reality show comes to town and starts stirring up trouble. Enjoy laughs with the family at this crazy comedy presented by San Carlos Children's Theater.
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 3:00pm
As part of Cal Performances' annual major orchestral residency, Esa-Pekka Salonen and London's Philharmonia Orchestra return for three weekend concerts. Praised by the Los Angeles Times as an "open, communicative, imaginative artist -- among the most beloved of our ... time," California resident and acclaimed maestro Esa-Pekka Salonen was music director of the LA Philharmonic from 1992 to 2009. He’s now principal conductor and artistic advisor of the renowned British orchestra. For the orchestra’s Saturday night offering at Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, Bruckner's magnificent Seventh Symphony shares a program with Schoenberg's moody tone poem for strings, Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night).
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 3:00pm
The Odd Couple is the story of two divorced friends, who decide to live together, even though their personalities clash. Comedy arises when their friendship is tested to the limit. 50 years since its Broadway debut, the play has spawned many movies and TV shows, one as recently as 2015. Neil Simon wrote two versions of the play -- one with male leads and the other with female leads. Naatak is presenting both versions, each with its own varied adaptation. Play in Hindi with English super-titles.
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 6:00pm
Wind Ensemble will be performing music of french composers in À la Francaise at Mission Santa Clara de Asis. Highlights include Ibert's Cello Concerto, Gounod's Petite Symphonie and Ellerby's Paris Sketches.
Get ready to experience the car-crushing excitement and one-of-a-kind racing of Monster Jam, the world's largest and most famous monster truck tour. Featuring some of the biggest names in the sport, Monster Jam brings you an all-star lineup of 12-foot-tall, 10,000-pound, tricked-out machines that soar through the air, tear up the custom-designed track and smash any obstacle in their path. Cheer on your favorites as they face off in racing and freestyle competitions packed with punishing stunts and amazing tricks. Monster Jam will have the whole family on their feet and cheering when it thunders into Save Mart Center in Fresno.
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 1:00pm
Marie and Rosetta goes behind the music with famed female guitarist, Sister Rosetta Tharpe -- the Godmother of Rock 'n' Roll -- who led a double life of morning performances at church and nighttime shows at the Cotton Club. Set in 1946 Mississippi, this roof-raising hit chronicles the unlikely first rehearsal between Tharpe and prim young gospel R&B singer Marie Knight, which'll reveal whether the potential protégée can summon the stuff for a professional partnership that might topple the male stranglehold suppressing Rosetta's career. The saga of the woman who inspired Elvis, Ray Charles and more on her way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame makes its West Coast premiere at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, courtesy of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 7:00pm
Stripped down to its essentials and performed by a cast of eight, Macbeth's tragic tale of all-powerful ambition and consuming conscience takes on an entirely new life in this production at the Dragon Theatre in Redwood City. One of Shakespeare's most enduring and popular tales still resonates as it tells the story of a very human couple, making very human mistakes under extreme circumstances.
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 8:00pm
Dave & Buster's Friday Night Comedy Series brings you some of the best national touring comedians in the nation. Producer and regular Jeremy Curry hosts along with our first very special guest headliner, Kabir "Kabeezy" Singh. Kabir Singh has been seen on Comedy Central, Amazon Prime, NBC, Fox Network and much more, and he'll be in the house in Milpitas.
For a relaxing afternoon on the water, hop aboard the Privateer, a truly traditional sailboat, for a semi-private 90-minute cruise of the bay, complete with included beer and wine. This double-masted, teak-decked, bronze-fitted beauty holds no more than 28 passengers, so you'll get plenty of personal attention from the skilled and friendly crew as the Privateer glides over to Alcatraz and Angel Island, passes by charming and picturesque Sausalito, parallels the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge and sails past the famous San Francisco skyline on its way back to the pier.
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)
Beach Blanket Babylon, San Francisco's hilarious pop culture musical revue, is the perfect night out with friends. Celebrating more than 16,000 performances and seen by more than six million people from around the world, this internationally acclaimed production continues to delight audiences at Club Fugazi in San Francisco's North Beach district with its spectacular costumes and outrageously gigantic hats. Entering their 45th year, Beach Blanket Babylon follows Snow White as she takes a fast-paced journey around the world in search of her "Prince Charming." Along the way she encounters a star-studded, ever-changing lineup of hilarious political and pop culture characters, including Donald and Melania Trump, Kim Jong-un, Taylor Swift, Colin Kaepernick, Wonder Woman, Sarah Huckabee, Vladimir Putin, Ivanka Trump and Jared, Lady Gaga, Prince, Barack and Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Harvey Weinstein, Bernie Sanders, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Oprah, Prince Harry and Meghan, and the Golden State Warriors.
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 8:00pm (Age 21 Or Older Only)Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 8:00pm (Age 21 Or Older Only)Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pm (Age 21 Or Older Only)Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 6:00pm (Age 21 Or Older Only)Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 9:00pm (Age 21 Or Older Only)Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 2:00pm (All Ages)Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 5:00pm (All Ages)
Don McMillan headlines an evening of stand-up comedy at Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club in Sunnyvale. Don spent 10 years as an engineer at IBM, AT&T and VLSI Technology. After winning the 16th Annual San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Contest, he turned in the microchips for a microphone. He went on to become a Grand Champion on Star Search and has been seen in several television shows and movies as well as starring in 15 national commercials for Budweiser. His smartly observational act, which incorporates PowerPoint presentations, has been seen on the Tonight Show and CNN's Larry King Show. McMillan was also in the independent film Don: Plain & Tall, which won "Best Feature -- Comedy" at the Back East Film Festival and the Breckenridge Film Festival.
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 9:30pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 7:00pm
When the batty J. Thaddeus Toad is overtaken by motor mania, everybody had better dive for the ditches! Cantankerous Badger, philosophical Rat and wide-eyed Mole vow to save their friend from himself, but how can Toad resist the lure of the open road? Adventure awaits just around every bend ... along with a desperate jailbreak, a band of bumbling bobbies, and a pack of felonious weasels in this musical comedy take on Kenneth Grahame’s timeless classic, The Wind in the Willows. Bay Area composer and playwright Ron Lytle has polished up this venerable vehicle with eight sparkling tunes, plenty of laughs and daffy new characters for this world premiere production. With The Great and Glorious Mr. Toad! in the driver’s seat, this is one road-trip you won’t want to miss! Come in costume and meet the cast after the performance for photos!
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 3:00pm
The Sleeping Beauty is back by popular demand, at War Memorial Opera House. With spectacular sets, lavish tutus and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, Helgi Tomasson’s production of The Sleeping Beauty highlights the dancers’ classical virtuosity, casting its spell over a fairy-tale ballet of romance and wonder. Love is an awakening! Travel back to Russia in the 17th and 18th centuries with this exquisite San Francisco Ballet production!
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 7:30pm
In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing Scenes from Shakespeare on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA, is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there’s a wide world out there, but it’s not until she meets “Maxine and Stephanie” that she finally gets a taste of it. Don't miss this fun show at Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City.
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 8:00pm
Nick and Deanna left Earth five years ago on a one-way mission into the cosmos aboard their vessel, Sojourn. As they get further from home, their ship provides the means for survival, but the mission itself and the isolation of space threaten to divide them. This futuristic, yet timely play from the Pear Playwrights Guild explores the fate of humanity in an ever-expanding universe. See it at Pear Theatre in Mountain View.
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pm (Opening Night)Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 2:00pm
A Nigerian woman traveling from Lagos to visit her mother and American-born sister for the first time in two decades arrives to a snowy landscape and even chillier truths inside a small Manhattan apartment as African traditions clash with American realities in Her Portmanteau. This is just one chapter in playwright Mfoniso Udofia’s sweeping nine-part saga that offers a tender and hopeful window into an evolving family. The New York Times calls it "powerful" and "moving," while the Los Angeles Times says it's "masterfully written ... defies preconceptions and expectations.” Catch this humorous and heartfelt story at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater in San Francisco.
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 2:00pmTuesday, Mar 19, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Mar 20, 2019 / 2:00pm
Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind with a relaxing day on the ski slopes! Sharpen your skills and get ready to hit the snow with Sourced Adventures’ San Francisco learn-to-ski bus to Boreal Mountain! An epic winter adventure awaits you on the slopes -- and this package has all you need to get your slide on. With round-trip transport from San Francisco, lower mountain lift tickets and equipment rentals all included, this excursion takes all the stress out of planning a ski trip, freeing you up for a day of fun on the slopes.
This multi-award-winning musical follows a scarred woman who embarks on a cross-country bus trip to be healed by a minister ... discovering the true meaning of beauty along the way. Winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered Off-Broadway in 1997, and then on to a Tony-nominated Broadway debut in 2014 with a revised version, Violet is a moving musical featuring show-stopping anthems, ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel. With a score from Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Shrek; Fun Home) and book and lyrics by the acclaimed Brian Crawley (A Little Princess), Violet is inspired by the short story, The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, astounding critics and audiences alike in two separate decades. As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was chopping wood, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. With enough money finally saved, she's traveling across the Deep South in 1964 towards a miracle – the healing touch of a TV evangelist who will make her beautiful. Although she may not succeed in having the scar on her face healed, Violet is able to repair those scars that are lying deeper than her skin. This will be an intimate rendition on a show rarely done. A "not to be missed" theatrical event for Bay Area theater scene.
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 2:00pm
You've seen plays, movies and TV shows, and the one thing they all have in common is ... the script. In Closing Night, Fremont's Made Up Theatre throws the script out the window and makes up a play on the spot, based on a title from the audience. That's right. It's an actor's nightmare, but it's an improvisor's delight! Plus, you'll witness a unique and hilarious format to kick off the show.
"Family-friendly improv comedy" is almost an oxymoron, but Made Up Theatre captures wholesome lightning in a bottle. The show features a series of improvised games based on audience suggestions, like the hit TV show Whose Line Is It, Anyway? The entire show is made up on the spot, so you never know what might happen. The fun, funny and interactive show offers a great outing for the whole family at Made Up Theatre in Fremont.
Similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway?, this fast-paced short-form improv show plays a series of improvised games and scenes based on audience suggestions. Laugh Track City is a great opportunity for the cast and audience alike to have a fun and hilarious time at Made Up Theatre.