Stories about Onstage

As a queer POC, El Beh finds joy in playing ‘Mary Poppins’

Actor sees the gently radical side of the classic, class-conscious children's musical character in SF Playhouse production.

Review: Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Volta’ zaps, then entrances

Gossamer storyline and hypnotic tunes take trademark feats of derring-do in a surprisingly sweet direction.

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.