Saturday, October 31, 2020

Tag: Onstage

These film revivals prove SF is still a place for movie lovers

Though exhibition is perennially imperiled—the most recent bad news being that after 110 years, the Clay Theatre is no more, the good news that the Opera Plaza has a...

Review: A dash of variety and joy in SF Ballet’s ‘Classical (Re)Vision’

If you're looking for a delectable entry point into ballet today, San Francisco Ballet has created a program expressly for you. Classical (Re)vision, playing through February 22, is billed...

Never mind the Brexit, here’s Mostly British film fest

Our political relations with the Britain may be strained at present—last month its Defense Secretary said they were looking for new strategic alliances as “the United States withdraws from...

Review: Get up, go out, see ‘Wakey, Wakey’

What do you look for when you want to go see a show? Some recommendations, perhaps, but definitely a little information on what it's about, right? For months, I've been...

Reviews: Laurie Anderson and Gina LaDivina, two very different storytellers

With her shock of hair and electric violin, Laurie Anderson is an instantly recognized avatar of '80s cool, although of course her pioneering electronics-based music, performance, and staging continue...

Fiery flamenco meets rousing gospel in ‘Soul Y Alma’

Since taking the helm of Theatre Flamenco in 2008, artistic director, choreographer, and dancer Carola Zertuche has made it her mission to take the traditional Spanish dance form in...

Screen Grabs: Bombshells, Cats, and Star Wars—must be holiday time

As we are now single-digit shopping days from Xmas, the really big multiplex presents are arriving, whether they were on your wish list or not. Star Wars: The Rise...

Review: Toot toot! Beep beep! It’s the Donna Summer musical

On paper, "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical" (through December 29 at Golden Gate Theater) doesn't have much going for it: another jukebox musical in a sea of them; a...

Arts Forecast: And here’s the real kicker…

ARTS FORECAST The Stomp tour stomped into town for a very brief visit at ACT last weekend (why, when it could stay so much longer?)—and the minute I saw that looming...

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

When Kelsey Custard was studying at San Francisco’s Clown Conservatory school a decade ago, she and some of her female colleagues were advised by a guest teacher that they...