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Monday, May 27, 2024

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Onstage

‘Galileo’: Strangely familiar music of the spheres

Script is sharp, cast is good, and music is catchy, yet rock musical at Berkeley Rep just misses cosmic harmony.

Rumi’s favorite 12th century epic comes to musical life in ‘The Language of the Birds’

Composer Sahba Aminikia blends Farsi vocals blend with AI animation for Persian mystic Farid ud-din Attar's storied tale.

Killing My Lobster dives into improv pot for ‘Lobster Boil,’ emerges fully cooked

Unique script pushes the veteran comedy troupe to push for laughs like they have something to prove.

‘Hear Our Voices’: How many colors are in that Pride flag?

Left Coast Theatre Co.’s new show of shorts aims to represent myriad queer identities—and almost gets there

Ambitious ‘Galileo’ discovers a musical universe all its own

Composers Michael Weiner and Zoe Sarnak take off from rock and pop to explore more celestial sounds.

Mythic TikTok: Ancient heartbreak gets a Gen Z update in ‘Red Red Red’

OTP's staging of poet Anne Carsons retelling of the Greek tale of Geryon nails eternal youthful crushes.

‘Blue Door’ brilliantly worms out the mundane intricacies of Black self-hatred

At Aurora, Michael J. Asberry gives one of his best performances as an Ivy League prof haunted by valiant ancestors.

Uproarious camp-fest ‘Bitch Slap!’ is a surprisingly touching ode to SF

D'Arcy Drollingers tribute to over-the-top '80s soaps features the talents of folks who could only be found here.

‘The Tutor’ offers a radical take on love triangles, queer Iranian expat-style

Torange Yeghiazarian's NCTC play refreshingly lets a young lesbian from a repressive county just be horny.

‘The People’s Palace’ injects missing diversity into City Hall’s storied architecture

Choreographer Joanna Haigood of Zaccho Dance aims 'to provide a more accurate picture of vibrant San Francisco.'

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