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Theater & Dance

Scott Silven Promises to Amaze

The storied illusionist is in town for exclusive 28-member dinner parties this month.
July 15, 2019

Berkeley Hosts Ethnic Dance Festival

It’s two weekends full of world dance from 28 dance companies.
July 5, 2019

‘Shifting Time’ Contemplates Time

Megan Nicely and Dawn Karlovsky collaborate for a Shawl-Anderson Dance Center premiere.
June 26, 2019

Art Transcends Grief at Aurora Theatre Season Closer

This one-performer show, Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking, is powered by a venerable trio: author Didion, director Nancy Carlin, and actor Stacy Ross.
June 17, 2019

Tony Taccone Teams Up With John Leguizamo

Tony Taccone finishes up his 21 years as artistic director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre (and the company’s 50th season) with a bang.
June 4, 2019

Flyaway Productions Tackles Women’s Issues

‘The Wait Room’ combines oral histories, music, and dance on an important topic: women with incarcerated loved ones.
May 16, 2019

‘Kings’ Exposes Some D.C. Dirty Laundry

The Ashby Stage takes up a timely topic: the corrosive effects of money on politics in Sarah Burgess’ ‘Kings.’
May 15, 2019

Song of the Goat Theatre Brings ‘Lear’ to Zellerbach

This is one-of-a-kind Shakespeare theater with Corsican folk music and Gregorian chants.
May 10, 2019

Oakland Symphony Collaborates for ‘West Side Story’ Production

The May 10 Paramount Theatre production is a celebratory centennial concert of Bernstein’s legacy to American music.
May 8, 2019

August Wilson Comes Alive in Oakland

Wilson’s one-man show How I Learned What I Learned, originally performed by the playwright himself, is a delightful autobiographical journey through lively anecdotes of his life as a young black man in Pittsburgh.
April 25, 2019