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,
Friday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 2:00pmTuesday, Mar 26, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 8:00pm
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.
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 10:00am - 11:00pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmMonday, Mar 25, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmTuesday, Mar 26, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmWednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmMonday, Apr 1, 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.
Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 2:30pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 2:30pm
Onedome presents The Unreal Garden, an immersive mixed reality experience where art comes to life all around you. Featuring the work of a visionary group of world-class artists, and created by a team of technologists, innovators and storytellers, The Unreal Garden merges multiple layers of perception to spark your imagination and engage your senses with a truly unreal experience like you’ve never had before. Augmented reality, projection mapping, soundscapes, food and drink, and even the physical space itself all work together to immerse you in a fantastical otherworld known as The Unreal Garden.
Any Monday- Thursday (NO WEEKENDS): February 11 - March 28, 2019
Find your next travel destination, plus get the latest tips and tricks on saving big from well-known industry stars and thousands of travel experts. Famous speakers include Rick Steves, Cheryl Strayed and Peter Greenberg, who have plenty of advice to give on seeing the world in the best way possible. With cultural performances and hands-on activities, attending the Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show at the Santa Clara Convention Center feels like its own little getaway.
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.
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.
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 2:30pm
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.
Friday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Mar 26, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 8:00pm
Be there when Tyler Henry, the star of E! Entertainment’s mega-hit television show Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry, brings his Life Lessons I’ve Learned from The Departed tour to San Jose. At this live show, you’ll be treated to Tyler discussing his unique gift and how his ability affects his everyday life with a multimedia video presentation plus live audience readings and audience Q&A. Enjoy this intriguing evening at San Jose’s City National Civic.
With over 30 million YouTube fans worldwide, San Francisco's Voices of Music is the most popular early music ensemble in the United States by a wide margin, and one of the most popular ensembles in any genre of classical music, in the world. Performed in beautiful cathedrals around the Bay Area, their authentic interpretations of virtuoso baroque concertos are an especially vibrant treat for the ears, as the small, tight-knit group present beguiling and even playful arrangements for violins, cellos, organ and other instruments. Interpreting works by masters ranging from Vivaldi to Bach, this spectacularly talented group of musicians will transport you to another time.
Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 8:00pm (As Steals the Morn: Bach & Handel)
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.
Friday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Apr 4, 2019 / 8:00pm
This will definitely get your engine running! Drive three high-performance dream cars in one day. Embark on a beautiful and semi-private guided tour along the coast of Half Moon Bay's beautiful beaches. You'll get behind the wheel of a Ferrari and a Lamborghini both in one day with your own guest of choice as passenger. Your guide will train you to properly and safely operate each of the super cars. You will then set out on the tour experience where you will drive each of the vehicles for 30 minutes a piece. Passengers may rotate with drivers so both can experience what it's like to be behind the wheel of these vehicles. Any way you slice it, you'll be in for the ride of your life.
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 10:30amSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 8:00amSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 10:30amSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 8:00am
Simon Russell Beale makes his epic return to National Theatre Live screens as a selfish, ill-equipped king in danger of losing his crown in this exciting new production of Richard II. Directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins (Little Revolution, Absolute Hell), The Tragedy of King Richard the Second is a story of power and privilege, of family and loyalty, of poetry and politics. But beneath all the pageantry is an aching examination of what it means to be fully human. Don't miss The Tragedy of King Richard the Second, broadcasted in HD from the National Theatre in London, at the Hammer Theatre Center in San Jose.
Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 2:00pm
The Transition of Doodle Pequeño is a magical story for all ages about gender, identity, courage and friendship. It’s Halloween and Doodle Pequeño wants to go trick-or-treating. But he’s new in town, and his only friend is a sassy imaginary talking goat named Valencia. Then Doodle befriends Reno, a spirited boy who likes to wear dresses. Together, Doodle and Reno deal with insults, bullies and a troll with a pumpkin tree, standing up for Reno’s right to be who he is. Catch the cast of young performers who bring this magical story to life, performed in English with Spanish supertitles.
Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 2:00pm
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.
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, Mar 23, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Monday, Mar 25, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Monday, Mar 25, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)
Stand-up comic and increasingly prominent actor Jamie Lissow brings his bone-dry wit and scathing one-liners to the South Bay. A veteran performer on shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show and Last Comic Standing, Lissow recently wrapped production on a TV series he wrote and starred in with Rob Schneider. While the show is still seeking distribution, you don't have to wait to see Lissow on the screen -- catch this blazing hot comedian on the stage at Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club and see him in his element.
Friday, Mar 22, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 9:30pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 7:00pm
Even those lucky fans who got to see the Beatles perform live never got to see anything like this. Come Together: The Beatles Concert Experience is like a whole career's worth of Beatles' concerts all in one night at the Montgomery Theater in San Jose. From the Beatles' early days at the forefront of the British Invasion through the psychedelic era and on into each of the Fab Four's solo careers, Come Together chronicles John, Paul, George and Ringo's rise, reign and eventual breakup complete with authentic costumes, superbly intricate live performances and soaring vocal harmonies. Each performance contains some 35 Beatles classics -- such as "She Loves You," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "I Saw Her Standing There" and more -- in a pitch-perfect tribute to one of rock's greatest groups.
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.
Friday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Apr 4, 2019 / 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.
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.
Joe List got his start as a comedian in Boston in the year 2000, when the fresh-faced young comic was just weeks out of high school. Since then he's appeared on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, The Artie Lange Show, been a semifinalist on Last Comic Standing, and last year List made his network television debut on the beloved Late Show with David Letterman. He's also performed at some of the industry's finest festivals, including Montreal's Just for Laughs and the Oslo Comedy Festival, as well as released an album of original material called So Far No Good. Now you can laugh along to all of his hilariously deadpan self-deprecation when he headlines Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club in Sunnyvale.
Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 9:30pmSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 7:00pm
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.
Friday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pm (Age 21 Or Older Only)Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 6:00pm (Age 21 Or Older Only)Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 2:00pm (All Ages)Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 5:00pm (All Ages)
Hailed by The New York Times as “thrilling...ravishing...devastating” and described by The Sunday Times as “a significant event in which theatre shakes hands with the world,” The Jungle is a once-in-a-lifetime event not to be missed. Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of the Jungle -- the short-lived, self-governing society that emerged within a sprawling refugee camp in Calais, France. Join the residents over freshly-baked naan and sweet milky chai at the at the Afghan Café. Take a seat in a place where men, women and children fleeing war and persecution created a world offering warm hospitality amidst squalor and danger. The heart-stopping stories of those who inhabited this desolate patch of land in France roar back to life in this shockingly intimate and wildly acclaimed production that plunges us directly into its subject matter. After taking London and New York by storm, The Jungle now arrives at the Curran in San Francisco with Miriam Buether’s award-winning set design. To accommodate this incredibly unique staging, the Curran will be completely transformed and, in the process, the capacity will be reduced to an intimate 600 seats — so be sure to take advantage of this special preview offer while you can. You'll even get to choose your experience: immerse yourself in the Afghan Café with Floor seats, or watch the story unfold from the Mezzanine.
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 7:00pm
The film that began a cultural phenomenon that spans countries and decades, Star Wars: A New Hope comes to the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Experience the classic on the big screen, with Symphony Silicon Valley performing John Williams’ musical score live. Since the release of the first Star Wars movie 42 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by Williams.
The Yeomen of the Guard; or, The Merryman and His Maid, is a Savoy Opera, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. It premiered at the Savoy Theatre on 3 October 1888, and ran for 423 performances. This was the eleventh collaboration of 14 between Gilbert and Sullivan. The opera is set in the Tower of London, during the 16th century, and is the darkest, and perhaps most emotionally engaging, of the Savoy Operas, ending with a broken-hearted main character and two very reluctant engagements, rather than the usual numerous marriages. The libretto does contain considerable humour, including a lot of pun-laden one-liners, but Gilbert's trademark satire and topsy-turvy plot complications are subdued in comparison with the other Gilbert and Sullivan operas. The dialogue, though in prose, is quasi-Shakespearean, or early modern English, in style
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 8:00pm
The amazing top-10 classical Billboard flutist Emi Ferguson debuts with the Peninsula Symphony in a program encompassing Old and New Worlds. Emi plays the dazzling Romantic Reinecke Concerto as well as the world premiere of her own brilliant composition based on Vivaldi's celebrated Il Gardellino. The concert takes you through music from the baroque, romantic and contemporary worlds, including music of Ron Miller, and concluding with the all-time favorite, the New World Symphony of Antonin Dvorak.
The amazing top-10 classical Billboard flutist Emi Ferguson debuts with the Peninsula Symphony in a program encompassing Old and New Worlds. Emi plays the dazzling Romantic Reinecke Concerto as well as the world premiere of her own brilliant composition based on Vivaldi's celebrated Il Gardellino. The concert takes you through music from the baroque, romantic and contemporary worlds, including music of Ron Miller, and concluding with the all-time favorite the New World Symphony of Dvorak.
Issac Mizrahi -- the award-winning fashion designer, singer, TV star, home-shopping icon, talk-show host and now memoirist -- brings his new one-man show to San Francisco's Lodge at the Regency Center. A collage of his creative talents, with stories, songs and even a re-gifting segment, I & Me is a fun, casual look at his life, from growing up gay in a small Jewish community in Brooklyn, to scaling the heights of the fashion world and beyond. The show starring the man The New York Times calls a “founding father of alt-cabaret" also features the dazzling sounds of the Ben Waltzer Jazz Quartet.
This superb example of the British farce had audiences rolling in the aisles in London and New York! A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule. Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding.
Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 8:00pm
Coming to the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts' Second Stage, The Aliens by Annie Baker is the story of two men who pass their time behind a coffee shop in Vermont discussing poetry, music and wind farms, and a lonely teenager who works there. This subtle play from Upstage Theater exposes three humans being truly honest.
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 7:30pm
Get ready for the first annual San Francisco Conservatory of Music Student Showcase concert, featuring two phenomenal guitarists from the San Francisco Conservatory. Xavier Jara is the winner of the 2016 Guitar Foundation of America competition and Bradly Pupa is the winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar. Together, they will present a night of beautiful and virtuosic solo guitar music at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in San Bruno.
The annual Spring Festival Silicon Valley is a full-scale production of a variety show to entertain the general public to share the joy of the lunar New Year. The program will include the world premiere of new performances from Chinese Performing Arts of America and other prestigious art companies in Bay Area, as well as special guests from China, including top-notch musicians, vocalists, dancers, martial arts masters and magicians. Don't miss this stunning show at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.
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.
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 2:00pmTuesday, Mar 26, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / 7:30pm
Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his New York, London, and PBS triumph as the legendary Groucho Marx in An Evening with Groucho, a fast-paced comedy packed with songs, stories and inspired audience interaction which the Chicago Tribune proclaimed "Nothing short of masterful." The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including "Hooray For Captain Spalding," and "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady." The audience truly becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand, Groucho style. The New York Times declares "An Evening with Groucho" is "artful ... Mr. Ferrante's timing is digital sharp." Accompanied by his onstage pianist, Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film and reacquaints us with the likes of brothers Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo, Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Greta Garbo, Marx Foil, Margaret Dumont and MGM's Louis B. Mayer. A show perfect for all ages, experience An Evening with Groucho at 3 Below in San Jose.
Friday, Mar 22, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 7:30pm
The nonprofit live theater company Dragon Theatre produces shows that are uncommon, intimate and accessible to its audiences, artists and community. With an emphasis on empathy and boldness, their works illuminate deeper facets of the human condition. Dragon Late Nights stays open on select Friday nights in Redwood City to showcase up-and-coming local talents with unique performances, from song and dance to storytelling, that you won't see anywhere else.
Rapper, recording artist and label owner J. Stalin hits the stage at Back Bar San Jose in support of his latest smash record, Tears of Joy 2. Born Jovan Smith in West Oakland's Cypress Village housing project, J. Stalin overcame a rough-and-tumble beginning to break through in 2006 with a series of well-received mix tapes and his debut album On Behalf of the Streets, which helped launch the city's new gritty-sounding "Go" musical movement. He's since released a dozen more albums, and heads up the group Livewire Da Gang.
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, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Apr 5, 2019 / 8:00pm