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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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Tagged with: Theatre

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ resurrects big show season, but lacks divine camp

Andrew Lloyd Webber's 50-year-old musical needs to lean into the cheese to work; here it barely rises again

How Todd Haynes captured The Velvet Underground’s transgressive impact

New doc's director speaks about the personal and cultural shockwave of the seminal '60s band.

Review: In tackling white patriarchy, ‘The Dope Elf’ erodes life-fiction boundaries

Asher Hartman's experimental theater work at The Lab used planned messiness to provoke questions about the nature of the stage

An epic return to dance with Christy Funsch’s 12-hour ‘EPOCH’

The "devotional" choreographer looks back at 20-years of quiet yet intense work for a daylong dance immersion.

Under the Stars: Fugees return, SFJAZZ reopens, Balboa Theatre goes live

Plus: A groovy set of dub remixes, singer Razteria's electronic turn, Remi Wolf, and a NYE party dance fans should jump on.

On 50th anniversary, the Residents provoke ‘n roll at Castro Theatre

The storied experimental group showed why its imprint has been so lasting, troubling imagery and all.

Under the Stars: St. Vincent, Thao, Eris Drew, more musical highlights

A funky new release from KAAM and Andy Schauf's live show are among this week's releases and appearances.

Arts Forecast: Open Studios 2021, Colson Whitehead, The Residents return…

Plus: Cocteaufest, Leather Walk, Judy Collins, Tea Lautrec opening, and more choice events

Sean San José: ‘There needs to be a home for more people’ in local theater

The new Magic Theatre Artistic Director builds on his deep roots with a passion for actual—not superficial—inclusion.

Berkeley director meets Icelandic elves in ‘The Seer and the Unseen’

Sara Dosa talks about filming a unique intersection of mystical beings and environmental activism.