Stories about Onstage

Cal Shakes begins new season fostering fresh voices in theater

The company will examine 17th century gender roles in Madhuri Shekar's 'House of Joy'.

Spin Doctors’ Chris Barron on break ups, break downs, and the group’s new music

"I would always say that I would rather have a song like 'Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong' go to number two than have to sing 'Achy Breaky Heart' for the rest of my career."

Screen Grabs: All weekend long, the Roxie celebrates French noir

Plus: Vintage "folk libraries", Charlie Says, and Zhang Yimou 'Shadow'

‘We Have Iré’ celebrates the Afro-Cuban immigrant experience—and challenge

New theatrical work combines fascinating tales, Cuban jazz, traditional Yoruba songs, Latinx hip-hop, and spoken word at YBCA.

Dancing to a different Russian in ‘Shostakovich Trilogy’

Alexei Ratmansky's acclaimed work at SF Ballet offers stunning visuals—and dance challenges rippling with satire and rebellion.

Life is a ‘Vanity Fair,’ old chum

At ACT, Kate Hamill's adaptation adjusts the Empire waist to a more modern fit, in a sparkling tale of fate and ambition.

A live cinema event to ‘Remember Los Siete’ in the Mission

Artist Vero Majano uses found footage and her own memories about the notorious 1969 trial to "remind people we are still here."

Please Do Not Fight reunion collects a scattered scene

The Redwood City band is emblematic of a Bay Area moment when rock, emo, punk, and pop combined—and audiences sang along.

SFFILM Fest opens with stars and ‘Tales’

Armistead Maupin, Laura Linney, and the crew of 28 Barbary Lane were on hand to premiere the first episode of the new 'Tales of the City.'

Reviews: News of the real world in ‘The Jungle’ and ‘N—aroo’

The Curran is transformed into a notorious refugee camp, while a performance at the Exit explores the contemporary Black-white divide.