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Theater and Dance

Murder, She Emoted

"Die, Mommie, Die!" runs July 9-Aug. 7 at the San Leandro Museum Auditorium.

Isolation of the Worst Kind

Sarah Shourd's "The Box" rips the use of solitary confinement.

Honoring People of the Corn

Tlaoli: People of the Corn shows at 8 p.m. on June 24-26 at La Peña Cultural Center.

Much Ado About Gender Bending

Best known for the clever, barbed repartee of the battling lovers Beatrice and Benedick, Much Ado About Nothing is one of the few Shakespeare comedies that doesn’t involve cross-dressing, but it certainly does in this version.

What’s Wrong With Modern Dance?

Upcoming Cal Performances dates bode well for the current state of dance and filling big venues.

Oakland Palace Theater Gets New Life

Immersive theater group Lucid Dream Lounge has big plans for the grand-again Spanish Colonial former movie palace in the San Antonio district.

2015 Fall Arts Preview

Circle the dates for the East Bay’s most enticing art shows, dance performances, film festivals, lit events, and musical gigs.

Altarena Gets a New Artistic Director

Award-winning actor, director, and costumer Clay David vows more importance on education, accessibility, and diversity at the longtime Alameda theater company.

Vanessa and Bradley Montoya Win on the Dance Floor

Vanessa Montoya, 30, and Bradley Montoya, 37, are like royalty living in our midst: They recently won the world championship for country dancing in their division and are now competing in the top tier of competitive country dancing. Think of Dancing with the Stars, give them a modern country-Western song, give them a new trophy to add to their many accolades, and then meet them in a local coffee house to chat about their achievements.