Stories about Onstage

A rush of that ol’ razzle dazzle in ‘Crazy For You’

High kicks, hijinks, and plenty of Gershwin gold pump up this showbiz tale from Bay Area Musicals.

‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ as a holiday opera, bumbling angel and all

Frank Capra's 1946 classic debuts at SF Opera—although a few things have changed along the way.

Holcombe Waller’s timely queer ‘Requiem’ for persecuted LGBTQs

The artist-composer fills Grace Cathedral with a queer-centric Latin mass, dedicated to the repose of agitated souls.

In ‘Pike St.,’ embodying a caring community in crisis mode

Playwright and solo performer Nilaja Sun showcases her Lower East Side neighborhood's resilience after Hurricane Sandy.

No men, no boats, no problem: ACT’s ‘Men on Boats’ is wild ride

Playwright Jaclyn Backhaus retells the story of John Wesley Powell's 1869 Colorado River expedition—with some raucous twists.

Rami Malek, the man who would be Queen, on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Playing flamboyant rock hero Freddie Mercury in new band bio-pic, the actor discovers vulnerability in the stage bravado.

Sisters tell stories of undocumented Filipina caregivers in ‘Chasing Papeles’

At Bindlestiff Studio, Andrea Almario's play (directed with her sister Aureen) offers a unique perspective of the immigrant experience.

A timely, unrelenting family drama unfolds at Magic Theatre

Ashlin Halfnight's 'The Resting Place' wrestles with deeply disturbing, unfortunately contemporary themes.

Post-human radical inclusivity, center-stage in ‘Beyond Gravity’

Choreographer Jess Curtis and company emphasize disabled access in a futuristic performance series at Counterpulse.

From uproarious meme to poignant play (with salad)

Sheila Callaghan talks gender roles, cultural rage, and her 'Women Laughing Alone with Salad' at Shotgun Players.