Over the past few years, a slew of developments along San Francisco’s grandest thoroughfare has led to the recent minting of a shiny new Mid-Market neighborhood. The seven-block stretch of Market Street, between Van Ness and 5th Street, is relishing renewed vitality, with the openings of killer markets, restaurants, bars, culture and more. Here's your Mid-Market to-do list.
“Everyone’s running on fumes,” says Jessie Amoroso, American Conservatory Theater's (A.C.T.) costume director, during previews for Love and Information, the first play to premiere at the brand-new Strand Theater.
While others among the 7x7 editorial team instantly deleted an email this morning with the subject line, "So You Think You Can Lap Dance?" I, for one, saw promise. Turns out, the attention-grabbing one-liner is also a new monthly event at PianoFight in the Tenderloin.
Here's what you need to know about seven amazing stage shows headed our way.
It's a time of year for dinner dates and holiday gifts and roaming Union Square amid the bustle, so you may want to consider a couple of options for some December theater-going.
Coming up later this month and next in the local theater scene is a new parody musical involving last years big BDSM bestseller, and a star-studded revival of Harold Pinter's No Man's Land in its pre-Broadway, out-of-town tryout, starring Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, and Billy Crudup.
The summer is a fairly quiet time for Bay Area theater, but over in Orinda the California Shakespeare Theater usually puts on some terrific renditions of both Shakespeare plays and classic plays through the season. Next up, starting previews on July 3, is Shakespeare's beloved tragic romance Romeo & Juliet, directed by Shana Cooper.
The season is winding down at the American Conservatory Theater, with its productions of Arcadia and Black Watch both set to close this weekend; and at the Magic Theatre, where the American premiere of Mark O'Rowe's Terminus closes Sunday as well. But across the Bay there is still stuff happening at Berkeley Rep and CalShakes, with the latter having just kicked off its summer season last week, and a small S.F. company is doing Sondheim's great fairy tale mashup, Into the Woods.