Stories about Onstage

Arts Forecast: And here’s the real kicker…

'Stomp' still stomps. Plus: Lavender Country, Cuban neon, Recombinant Fest, Patrick Cowley, a drag 'The Wall,' more.

‘Women aren’t funny’? Tell that to Cirque clown Kelsey Custard

A star of Cirque du Soleil's new women-centered 'Amaluna' on prejudice, role models, and the best SF burritos.

Lesbian history finally takes center stage in ‘The Daughters’

From living rooms to the Lexington Club, Patricia Cotter's new play plunges into the story of a fascinating civil rights revolution.

The Onyx spirals upward, beaming ‘Black Girl Magic’

Uplifting group boasts three powerhouse singers, a fresh EP, and a family vibe through laughter and tears.

Dancing in different senses with ‘(in)Visible’

Six visually impaired, blind, and sighted performers expand how we 'see' dance in Jess Curtis/Gravity's latest work.

Arts Forecast: Here come the Sisters

Project Nunway X (and Folsom gossip), Big Book Sale, Dark Entries, Top Girls, Kikbal, oodles of Shakespeare, more this week.

A night of great ‘Escape’ with Pop-Up Magazine

With its first explicit theme, the acclaimed 'live magazine' returns for more storytelling, art, and performance.

Charo chooses life!

'San Francisco is like a lucky charm,' says beloved performer and guitar virtuoso, who returns to perform after devastating personal tragedy.

Still obsessed with ’80s sensation Animotion

Singer Astrid Plane—she of the famous side-ponytail—talks the ups and downs of synthpop success, before the big Lost '80s Live show.

Secrets, lies, and a roiling harem in ‘House of Joy’

An empire wanes, but women find their strength to carry on in Madhuri Shekar's play at Cal Shakes.