Weekends are for relaxing and rejuvenating, and San Francisco Sailing Company offers the perfect way to do that. Climb aboard a sailboat for a two-hour cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge. Along the way, enjoy two complimentary drinks, such as champagne, mimosas, beer, white wine or soda. You’ll depart from Pier 39 at 10:00am, when sailing is the smoothest and warmest. Along the way to Golden Gate Bridge, you’ll cruise past Fisherman’s Wharf, Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, the Marina District, Crissy Field and Fort Point. You’ll be right under the Golden Gate Bridge for the 11:00am champagne toast. The return journey through the central bay and around Alcatraz Island will offer magnificent views of the cityfront, Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Angel Island, Alcatraz, Oakland and the Bay Bridge.
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In at 9:45am)Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In at 9:45am)Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In at 9:45am)Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In at 9:45am)Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In at 9:45am)Sunday, Mar 8, 2020 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In at 9:45am)Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In at 9:45am)Sunday, Mar 15, 2020 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In at 9:45am)
American Improv Theatre’s all-female improv group, Brick House, will make you laugh until you lips fall off. The San Jose troupe will entertain you with feats of improv never attempted by mere mortals.
Improv is comedy without a net, where daredevil performers depend not only on the audience for suggestions, but also on their fellow performers for support and Lady Luck for inspiration. Done right, it’s not just hilarious — it’s astonishing. The American Improv Theatre (AIT) Players do it right. Come laugh and marvel as the Players spin entire scenes from suggestions. The show begins with some silly, quick-moving improv games (Think Whose Line Is It Anyway?). Then the Players raise the stakes with longer, more connected scenes so good they seem scripted. But they’re not: Everything that happens at Black Cat Licorice Theater is discovered in the moment.
Friday, Feb 21, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 28, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 13, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 20, 2020 / 8:00pm Friday, Mar 27, 2020 / 8:00pm
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.
Friday, Feb 21, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 28, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 13, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 8:00pm
“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.
Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 3:00pmSunday, Apr 5, 2020 / 3:00pmSunday, May 3, 2020 / 3:00pm
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.
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)
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.
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmFriday, Feb 21, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmSunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmMonday, Feb 24, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmTuesday, Feb 25, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmWednesday, Feb 26, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmThursday, Feb 27, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pm
Nestled in the heart of Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences boasts some pretty impressive credentials: This San Francisco landmark is the only place on Earth that houses an aquarium, planetarium and natural history museum, all under one living roof. Your general admission pass lets you get up close and personal with hundreds of free-flying tropical birds and butterflies inside the four-story living rainforest and gives you access to the award-winning, galaxy-spanning digital shows in the Morrison Planetarium. Animal-lovers can feast their eyes on an albino alligator, a colony of feisty African penguins, and more than 38,000 other live animals in the Steinhart Aquarium. In the new exhibit, Giants of Land and Sea, you can explore Northern California’s natural wonders through a variety of experiences: Feel your way through an immersive fog room, keep your balance in an earthquake simulator, virtually ascend to the top of a towering redwood, and see a variety of specimens and fossils. You can learn about everything from meteors to minerals to mankind’s evolution … and that’s all before you make your way up to the rolling hills and fields on the rooftop.
Good Any Regular Operating Day in January, February, or March 2020
Whether you want to kick off a fabulous date night or wrap up an enjoyable afternoon, this two-hour sunset sail is just the ticket. Step aboard the gorgeous traditional vessel called the Privateer to take in the sights at the most bewitching time of day. You’ll sail past Alcatraz, hug the coast at Sausalito and experience the full grandeur of the Golden Gate Bridge. Sip two servings of your choice of included beer, wine, soda or water as Privateer cruises along the spectacular San Francisco cityscape, while the sun sets and the lights of the city come to twinkling life.
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 4:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:45pm)Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 4:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:45pm)Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 4:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:45pm)Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 4:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:45pm)Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 4:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:45pm)Sunday, Mar 8, 2020 / 5:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:15pm)Monday, Mar 9, 2020 / 5:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:15pm)Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020 / 5:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:15pm)
Direct from Broadway, the world’s best-selling magic show is coming to San Jose. This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth. The Illusionists: Live From Broadway has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 / 7:30pmWednesday, Mar 25, 2020 / 7:30pm
“You can talk to me,” Ian Bagg assures crowds. “I’ve been on TV, I’m better than you.” Few comics mix in crowd work as seamlessly and hilariously as Bagg does. Probably why his latest special is called Getting to F**king Know You.
Friday, Mar 6, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 6, 2020 / 9:45pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 9:30pmSunday, Mar 8, 2020 / 7:00pm
Carlos Mencia, best known for his Comedy Central show Mind of Mencia, headlines the Improv. Born in Honduras and raised in Los Angeles, Mencia made appearances on In Living Color, The Arsenio Hall Show, HBO and Galavision, showcasing his edgy brand of humor. A series of successful specials on Comedy Central led to his own sketch show, Mind of Mencia, which ran for four seasons. He never quit stand-up, though, and when the show ended he went back to touring full-time. His current tour, C 4 Urself, comes to the San Jose Improv.
Thursday, Mar 26, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 27, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 27, 2020 / 9:45pmSaturday, Mar 28, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 28, 2020 / 9:30pmSunday, Mar 29, 2020 / 7:00pm
Pack your bags for adventure! The San Jose Travel & Adventure Show is your one-stop shop for planning your next vacation. Get the deets — and the deals — on hundreds of dream getaways, while enjoying live entertainment and fun activities.
Max Amini brings his highly anticipated 2020 World Tour to San Jose, CA. Through an array of eccentric impressions and novel storytelling, Max’s comedy delivers a strong message about family ties, cultural trappings and social topics.
Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 7:00pm (Lobby opens at 6:00pm)
Kilnasheen Productions, in partnership with Guggenheim Entertainment and Buck Hill Productions, announces a new play penned by former San Jose Mayor Tom McEnery. The original comedy, A Statue For Ballybunion, makes its US premiere in San Jose after a successful world premiere in Dublin, Ireland. A Statue For Ballybunion is based on the true story of a core group of Ballybunion residents who hatch a cunning plan to unveil the world’s first statue to the leader of the free world: then U.S. President, William Jefferson Clinton. However, well-publicized events in the Oval Office with a certain intern put his visit to “The Kingdom of Kerry” in jeopardy. As if that were not enough, something unexpected has happened to the statue. How will this affect events in Ballybunion as it awaits immortality on the world stage? As Bill Clinton himself said, “You just have to keep swinging and know it will all even out!” Directed by former San Jose Rep Associate Artistic Director John McCluggage and produced in partnership with Guggenheim Entertainment, the production will open on St. Patrick’s Day for a limited run. Tom has created what is described as a “true Irish comedy,” a comedic piece that resonates not just with the local Irish and its diaspora, but shines a spotlight on a time in the recent past that has a gentle truth, demonstrates a steely determination by a local group, and is presented with a large dollop of humor, unique to the Irish. This is a story that is as endearing as it is engaging.
Thursday, Mar 19, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 20, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar 22, 2020 / 2:30pm
Letting loose with spot-on renditions of classic tunes from artists like Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan and plenty of other bands you may’ve listened to during make-out sessions in your parents’ basement, Yacht Rock Revue sails through the greatest hits of the ‘70s AM radio era, performing them with the same passion as they would their own originals. Their mix of tongue-in-cheek comedy and musical chops have earned them a devoted following and made them one of the most popular party bands on land or sea. They’ve won awards ranging from “Best Place to Get Drunk With Your Dad” to “Best Overall Music Act in Atlanta” and been spotlighted in the New York Times, Pitchfork, The Guardian UK, Spin, TimeOut New York, Billboard, and MTV.com. Now, they’re dropping anchor for a concert at San Francisco’s August Hall.
Friday, Mar 13, 2020 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 8:30pm)
Facebook has changed the world and it’s changed us. In barely fifteen years, the simple campus website grew into the largest social media platform and one of the biggest companies in the world. With a valuation of more than $576 billion and almost three billion users, including those on its fully owned subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp, there’s no denying that the tech giant has unprecedented power and resources. But the unintended consequences of a platform designed to connect us all —- and a business model that relies on selling user data to keep the service “free” —- has placed the company squarely in the middle of controversies about fake news, election interference and security breaches. Renowned tech journalist Steven Levy’s new book, based on hundreds of interviews inside and outside the company, digs deep into the decisions and choices that made Facebook what it is today… for better or worse.
French guitarist Judicael Perroy is now a professor of guitar at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is a past winner of the Guitar Foundation of America as well as other international competitions. We open this concert with a ten minute Prelude performance by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Guitar Youth Orchestra.
When Alonzo Fields accepted a job as a butler at the White House in 1931, his plan was to work there for the winter. That winter lasted 21 years. Based on the real-life story of the grandson of a freed slave who grew up in an all-black town in southern Indiana, Creer brings to life Fields’ story in this compelling play that takes Fields from giving up his dreams of becoming an opera singer to becoming Chief Butler at the White House. Looking Over the President’s Shoulder is told from the unique perspective of the Chief Butler who served four U.S. presidents and their families, from Hoover to Eisenhower. As Fields says in the play, written by James Still, "It was like being in the front row and watching the passing parade of history.”
K-von is the most famous half-Persian comedian in the world. He is also the only one! The star of MTV’s hit show Disaster Date, his comedy has received rave reviews on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, NETFLIX, SHOWTIME, CNN’s “HLN”, Good Morning America, BBC, & NPR, to name a few. K-von has garnered millions of views online with sketches, standup comedy clips, and a viral TED Talk. He also produced an award-winning documentary about Persian New Year and is currently working on a book which details his unique upbringing and journey into comedy. Stand-up has taken K-von around the world several times performing in comedy clubs, theaters, colleges, and for large non-profit organizations. His style is versatile yet relatable, with fun storytelling and high-energy performances about a variety of mainstream topics.
Sunday, Mar 8, 2020 / 3:00pm (Doors Open at 1:30pm)
California Comedy Presents The Best of the Bay 2020. This show is the fifth anniversary of bringing the top up-and-coming comedians from the Bay Area and putting them all on one show. Past comedians have gone onto sitcoms, Comedy Central, Showtime and much more so don’t miss your chance to get a glimpse of the hottest comedians in one of the hottest comedy scenes in America. Do not this miss this once-a-year event!
Super Stacked is a comedy showcase that highlights the best up-and-coming comedians in the Bay Area. Originally this show took place in a woodshop in Willow Glen where it gained quick notoriety for the unique aesthetics and the high level of talent booked on the line up each night. Super Stacked was featured in Content Magazine and the Metro and was voted the best “Standup Comedy Show outside of a Comedy Club” in 2019! Before Super Stacked, the South Bay lacked a real showcase to host the incredibly funny people in the Bay Area comedy scene. With performers who regularly open for national headliners, have appeared on Comedy Central, Conan and even a Bed Bath & Beyond commercial, Super Stacked is proud to present the best of the best of local comedians for you, here in San Jose! Comedian Lineup (subject to change): Tyler Stannard, Grayson Garcia, Austin Blaylock, Ryan Sudhakaran, Ryan Goodcase, Geneva Rust-Orta and Frankie Marcos.
Confession is the story of two brothers in the 1980s: one a gangster, the other a priest. Estranged for decades, indelibly connected by the memories of a monstrous childhood, they find themselves together one last time. Will they find redemption or die trying? World premiere.
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 4:00pm Sunday, Mar 8, 2020 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar 13, 2020 / 8:00pm Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 4:00pm Thursday, Mar 19, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 27, 2020 / 8:00pm Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 / 4:00pm Thursday, Apr 2, 2020 / 8:00pm
The Baltimore Waltz by Paula Vogel directed by Troy Johnson (Main Stage Series). A young woman receives a deadly diagnosis — she has a mysterious new disease that has already killed many and has no cure. Trying to escape the pain and anxiety of her uncertain future, she and her beloved brother flee to Europe in a desperate search for a cure. This satirical fantasy is Vogel’s brilliant love letter to her brother who died of AIDS in the height of the epidemic in the 1980s.
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 4:00pm (Doors Open at 3:30pm)Thursday, Mar 12, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Sunday, Mar 15, 2020 / 2:00pm (Doors Open at 1:30pm)Friday, Mar 20, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 4:00pm (Doors Open at 3:30pm)Thursday, Mar 26, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)
Criss Angel has been on prime time television for more hours than any other magician in history, between his television series and various specials on cable and network television. This amazing magician will give you an up close and personal look at his work during The Mindfreak Unplugged at The Warfield in San Francisco.
From 1969 through 1974, no other rock group had more Top 10 hits, sold more records or filled more concert halls than Three Dog Night. Their hits are interwoven throughout the fabric of contemporary pop culture, whether as mainstays on the radio, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures — songs like “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Joy to the World,” “Black and White,” “Shambala” and “One” serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize the group’s ongoing popularity. Now they’re coming to the stage of San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.
Christopher Boone, a mathematically gifted boy of 15, sees his neighbor’s dog lying dead with a garden fork sticking out of it. When he falls under suspicion for killing the dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever. This stunning play is both a mystery story and a fascinating glimpse into being exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Play, and seven Olivier Awards, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will be directed by Melinda Marks, and was adapted by Simon Stephens from the novel by Mark Haddon. The cast features Henry Alper as Christopher; Mae Linh Fatum as Siobhan; Peter Ray Juarez as Ed; and Melissa Jones as Judy.
Thursday, Mar 12, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview)Friday, Mar 13, 2020 / 8:00pm (Opening Night)Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 15, 2020 / 2:00pmThursday, Mar 19, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 20, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 22, 2020 / 2:00pm
Alexis, a well-meaning but misguided young man in love with Aline, believes that true love would solve all the world’s problems. He engages a sorcerer to create a love potion for all the villagers to drink. The spell puts them to sleep for 12 hours after which they will fall in love with the first unmarried person of the opposite gender they meet (after all, this is Victorian England). Premiering in 1877, The Sorcerer was Gilbert and Sullivan’s third collaboration, and their first surviving full length work. It was an early example of Gilbert’s so-called “magic lozenge” plot, in which a supernatural agent causes illogical behavior in people. He would propose variations on this plot to Sullivan many times in later years, but once was enough for Sullivan.
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 28, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 2:00pm
Cirque du Soleil is famous for their gravity-defying trapeze antics, but in AXEL they return to earth for cool acrobatics on ice. AXEL is part high-speed chase, part love story, part tribute to the creative process, and will completely sweep you away at SAP Center at San Jose.
Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 / 7:30pmWednesday, Mar 25, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar 26, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 27, 2020 / 4:00pmFriday, Mar 27, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 28, 2020 / 12:30pmSaturday, Mar 28, 2020 / 4:00pmSaturday, Mar 28, 2020 / 7:30pm
Take in the magic of these dynamic jazz performances that have everything from funk to passionate ballads. Featuring artists such as Wayne Shorter and smooth jazz founder Grover Washington Jr, the Jazz Band and Combos will explore the genre of jazz from diverse perspectives. Featuring works of Wayne Shorter, Jerry Bergonzi, Grover Washington Jr. Antonio Carlo Jobim, and Joe Henderson.
The SCU Wind Ensemble presents a palette of chamber and wind band music ranging from traditional to contemporary. Pushing the traditional boundaries of symphonic band repertoire, you’ll be in for quite a treat this concert. Featuring Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with faculty pianist Teresa McCollough, Charles Ives “The Alcotts,” and Susato’s “The Danserye.”
Venture inside a slick corporate drama about finance, power, privilege and integrity. Business is booming at Rick’s private equity firm, but he’s recently become a social pariah after throwing an engagement party so extravagant it included elephants. Can public sentiment drive the company to make more socially conscious choices? Is the ruthless world’s big business willing to sacrifice a little profit for a lot of good?
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 2:00pmWednesday, Mar 4, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 5, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 8:00pm
The wit and wisdom of famed British author and theologian C.S. Lewis (The Narnia Chronicles) is on full display in this one-man show by British playwright and actor David Payne, who’s performed My Life’s Journey more than 1,000 times all over the globe. The C.S. Lewis Society of California even gave this San Jose production its official endorsement.
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 12, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 13, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 4:00pmSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 15, 2020 / 2:00pm
If you listen to Pete Holmes’ long-running podcast You Made It Weird, then you already know he’s a genuinely deep thinker… and you also know that, at the very same time, he’s a Silly Silly Fun Boy. And it’s precisely that beautiful dichotomy that’s earned him so many devoted fans.
Thursday, Mar 19, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors 7:00pm)Friday, Mar 20, 2020 / 7:30pm (Doors 6:00pm)Friday, Mar 20, 2020 / 9:45pm (Doors 9:30pm)Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 7:00pm (Doors 5:30pm)Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 9:30pm (Doors 9:15pm)
If you thought you knew the story of The Princess and The Pea, you may be in for a walloping surprise! By turns hilarious and raucous, Once Upon A Mattress reveals side-splitting shenanigans that upend everything you thought you knew. The whole family can laugh together on this wild ride, with memorable tunes you’ll be humming all the way home.
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 8, 2020 / 2:30pmSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 15, 2020 / 2:30pmSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 2:30pmSunday, Mar 22, 2020 / 2:30pmFriday, Mar 27, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 28, 2020 / 8:00pm
The space race, 1962. With the sky no longer the limit, astronauts circle the heavens and a world record-holding pilot stands ready to join them, forever altering the course of history. If only America will let her. This fascinating theatrical hit from the Lucie Stern Theatre’s New Works Festival in Palo Alto chronicles the incredible true story of Jerrie Cobb, a woman who dreamt of stars, only to wake in a country that couldn’t see the light.
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020 / 8:00pm (Preview)Thursday, Mar 5, 2020 / 8:00pm (Preview)Friday, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:00pm (Preview)Sunday, Mar 8, 2020 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar 8, 2020 / 7:00pmTuesday, Mar 10, 2020 / 7:30pmWednesday, Mar 11, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar 12, 2020 / 8:00pm
Never before has there been a tribute to the Fab Four quite like Come Together: The Beatles Concert Experience. In this live music performance Come Together recreates the look, sound and history of the Beatles, taking you back into time to witness the Beatles phenomenal rise to pop stardom. Through authentic costumes, superbly intricate live performances and soaring vocal harmonies, Come Together takes audiences on a musical journey from the early years of the Beatles’s British Invasion through their legendary ‘60s and ’70s recordings with highlights of the Sgt. Pepper era, as well as their solo careers. There is even a special salute to John Lennon! All your favorite Beatles songs are here, including “She Loves You,” “All My Lovin,” “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “I Saw Her Standing There” and many more. Over 35 Beatles hits are included in this exciting touring stage show, performed in historic detail by the world’s most celebrated and authentic Beatles tribute artists in a spectacular new show that has dazzled audiences worldwide. Experience The Beatles. Live.
When Charles Dickens died, only six of the 12 chapters of The Mystery of Edwin Drood had been published, leaving it open to interpretation. Fortunately, one of the adaptations is this hilarious musical, which ran to great success twice on Broadway and in London. Get in the spirit of this whodunit at The Lohman Theatre.
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 27, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview)Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 5, 2020 / 7:30pm Friday, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:00pm Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 12, 2020 / 7:30pm
Experience the passion and intensity of operatic voices in a black box setting. Come and enjoy an operatic evening of a breath-taking tragedy and a delectable comedy. Lucrezia, inspired by Shakespeare’s poem The Rape of Lucrece, tells the story of a gentlewoman wronged by a lust and power driven Roman prince. This 50-minute opera gives us some spectacular music by Ottorino Respighi and it is being sung by the amazing local soprano Jill Morgan and baritone Julio Ferrari. Following a tragedy, Phénix Opera presents Gianni Schicchi, a witty comedy by Italian master Giacomo Puccini. The plot is an elaboration of on an incident mentioned in Dante’s Divine Comedy. This comedy has it all, a couple of innamorati, a man in disguise, greedy relatives and a coveted inheritance. What could go wrong? Sung by tenor Carmello Tringali and Elizabeth Patterson. Both operas are sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Friday, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:00pm Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 8:00pm Sunday, Mar 8, 2020 / 2:00pm Friday, Mar 13, 2020 / 8:00pm Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 8:00pm Sunday, Mar 15, 2020 / 2:00pm
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history — a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it. “Astutely drawn…juicy and surprising.” — NY Daily News. “Spending time with these messed-up, complicated people is a genuine pleasure.” — NY Post. “Power, passion, and superbly crafted palaver stippled with blowdarts of wit—this is what Baitz does best.” — New York Magazine.
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 21, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 3:00pmThursday, Feb 27, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 28, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 3:00pm
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, this hilarious and jubilant musical comedy features a group of six awkward young students competing at the annual spelling bee. In between the rounds of the contest, the students delve into an eclectic and touching mix of stories from their lives at home, revealing personal details about themselves that show the audience that perhaps winning is not, after all, the most important thing.
Friday, Feb 21, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 28, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 2:00pm
They said she couldn’t, so she did. Toni Stone dreams of nothing but baseball. But to become the first woman to play professionally as a member of the Negro League’s Indianapolis Clowns, she must confront hostile crowds, ruthless team owners, and players who slide spikes first. As she negotiates life’s challenges and opportunities on and off the field, Toni stays true to herself and reaches for who she can be. In this new play, playwright Lydia R. Diamond (Broadway’s Stick Fly and Showtime’s The Affair) uncovers the theatrical journey in Martha Ackmann’s book, Curveball: The Remarkable True Story of Toni Stone. The culmination of a six-year collaboration between Diamond and Tony Award winner and A.C.T.’s Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon, Toni Stone is the extraordinary, real-life story of a trail-blazing Bay Area athlete.
Thursday, Mar 5, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview)Friday, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:00pm (Preview)Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 2:00pm (Preview)Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 8:00pm (Preview)Sunday, Mar 8, 2020 / 7:00pm (Preview)Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview)Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar 12, 2020 / 7:30pm
Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), this funny and deeply touching story of hope, compassion, love and human connection in the digital age has been called “a theatrical hug for turbulent times" by Variety. How good does that sound right about now? Well, spread your arms wide and make your way to the San Francisco Playhouse for Tiny Beautiful Things.
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 21, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 3:00pmSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 2:00pmSunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 7:00pmTuesday, Feb 25, 2020 / 7:00pmWednesday, Feb 26, 2020 / 7:00pm
He’s one of the hottest, most provocative playwrights on the planet. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins — who also wrote the taboo-busting An Octoroon — explores the aftermath of an actual office disaster in the cut-throat world of publishing, in Gloria, a dark comedy The New York Times calls a “whip-smart satire of fear and loathing.”
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview)Friday, Feb 21, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview)Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 2:00pm (Preview)Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview)Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 2:00pm (Preview)Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 7:00pm (Preview)Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview)Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020 / 7:30pm
Keala Settle received world-wide attention for portraying Lettie Lutz, a bearded lady, in 2017’s musical film The Greatest Showman, alongside stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, and Zendaya. The song “This Is Me” from the film, principally sung by Settle, won the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Keala originated the role of Norma Valverde in Hands on a Hardbody, which ran on Broadway in 2013, and was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, and Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She has also been featured on Broadway as Madame Thenardier in the 2014 revival of Les Misérables, and originated the role of Becky in the 2016 musical Waitress, after premiering with the original cast at the American Repertory Theater in 2015. She made her Broadway debut in 2011’s Priscilla, Queen of the Desert as Shirley and in the ensemble. She played the role of Tracy Turnblad in the national tour of Hairspray, and appeared in the national tour of the Lincoln Center production of South Pacific as Bloody Mary. She began her singing career as a studio vocalist and one-time backup singer for Gladys Knight in Las Vegas. The same week as The Greatest Showman film’s U.S. release in December 2017, Settle released her debut EP as Keala, titled Chapter One, a set of contemporary R&B-infused covers which landed on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart. The follow-up, Chapter Two, arrived shortly thereafter in March 2018. NBC used “This Is Me” as an anthem for their 2018 Winter Olympics coverage.
Russian pianist Alexander Sinchuk has an affinity for the darkly Romantic corners of the piano repertoire. He has won first prizes at the Rachmaninoff and Horowitz international competitions and performed all over the world giving recitals and master classes. Radio Russia says he is “a bright new phenomenon … distinguished by a particular, refined sound, vivid sparkling, characteristic sharp metric pulse, and elegant virtuosity.” His program will include Beethoven, Shubert, Liszt, Tchaikovsky/Pletnev, and Rachmainoff. This evening performance is a must-see for anyone who loves classical music from the Romantic era.
Nationally recognized comedians travel the country tasting local wine and making new fans in this new comedy circuit that brings quality comedy to folks for a fraction of what antiquated comedy clubs demand. Come out for a night of hilarious comedy and great local wines. This comedy tour takes top comedians who you’ve seen on TV and sends them out on the road to perform at wineries throughout the country. Find out which local wines pair best with hysterical laughter when The Winery Comedy Tour comes to San Carlos!
Sunday, Mar 22, 2020 / 5:00pmFriday, Mar 27, 2020 / 8:00pm
Experience J.K. Rowling’s world like never before at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in San Francisco. The story of Harry, Ron, and Hermione continues on stage—where the magic is real. It has been 19 years since they saved the Wizarding World. But even when you think the battle is won, darkness comes from unexpected places. Prepare to be on the edge of your seat as this Tony Award-winning spectacle “leaves you gasping in wonder at the magic of it all” (TIME). The entire Curran Theater has been transfigured for the show’s exclusive West Coast production to immerse you in this world where epic duels, extraordinary spells, and beloved characters come to life. “It has to be seen to be believed” (USA Today).
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 / 7:30pm (Part One Only)Friday, Feb 21, 2020 / 7:30pm (Part Two Only)Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 7:30pm (Part One) & Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 7:30pm (Part Two)Sunday, February 23, 2020 @ 1:00pm (Part One) & 6:30pm (Part Two)Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020 / 2:00pm (Part One Only)Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @ 2:00pm (Part One) & 7:30pm (Part Two)Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020 / 7:30pm (Part Two Only)Sunday, March 1, 2020 @ 1:00pm (Part One) & 6:30pm (Part Two)
Not only Irish eyes will be smiling this St. Patrick’s Day. Come get a blast of blarney and Irish laughter just in time for the big day. The Real Irish Comedy Fest showcases the best blend of Irish comedic talent, accents included, and they’re coming to San Jose for one night only in association with KRTY Radio, San Jose’s Hot Country. Scheduled to perform: Adam Burke, Niamh Marron, Dave Nihill, Martin Anglolo and Francis Cronin.