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March 1, 2019

The Shows to See Beyond San Francisco During Bay Area Theatre Week

Celebrate the magic of live entertainment during Bay Area Theatre Week.  Participating theaters beyond the bridges will put on productions that are great for all audiences.

Stay tuned here and at for Bay Area Theatre Week 2020 scheduling updates. Here is a look at productions that were on offer in 2019.

Bay Area Theatre Week in the East Bay

Aurora Theatre Company (2081 Addison St., Berkeley)

Even the most serious people will laugh at Oscar Wilde's wildly entertaining "The Importance of Being Earnest." Get an exclusive Theatre Week deal on tickets for this April production.

Bay Area Children's Theatre (2055 Center St., Berkeley)

The Bay Area Children's Theatre presents "Gold," on a modern musical retelling of the Greek myth of King Midas, at the BACT Berkeley Center.

Berkeley Playhouse (2640 College Ave., Berkeley)

See one of Broadway's enduring classics, "Pippin," written by the composer of "Wicked." This charming musical will be presented at Berkeley's treasured Julia Morgan Theatre for just $15.

Berkeley Rep (2015 Addison St., Berkeley)

What makes a house a home? Catch "Home" at the Berkeley Rep, a glorious production that turns our mundane everyday tasks into a celebration. Berkeley Rep is the winner of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.

California Shakespeare Theater (100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda)

See a special outdoor performance of "A Midnight Summer's Dream" at the California Shakespeare Theater. Though their season doesn't begin until May, you'll still be able to purchase discounted tickets during Theatre Week.

Center REPertory Company (1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek)

See the Tony Award-winning play "The Diary of Anne Frank" at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Tickets are available for just $25.

Ragged Wing Ensemble (1540 Broadway, Oakland)

Ragged Wing's newest original production, "Time Sensitive," promises a fresh and bold outlook on life's constant changes and the race against time.

Shotgun Players (1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley)

Shotgun Players in Berkeley is known for its relevant and affordable theater that challenges audiences to examine new perspectives. See the production, "KILL THE DEBBIE DOWNERS! KILL THEM! KILL THEM! KILL THEM OFF!",  which combines live music, movement, and text inspired by Chekhov's "Three Sisters."

TheatreFIRST (1301 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley)

In collaboration with Shotgun Players, see "Far, Far, Better Things," the world premiere of a modern retelling of "A Tale of Two Cities" at Live Oak Theater in Berkeley.

Town Hall Theatre (3535 School St., Lafayette)

Town Hall Theatre, Contra Costa County's oldest continuously active theatre company, will be offering exclusively-priced advance tickets for their summer show, "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown."

Ubuntu Theater Project (272 14th St., Oakland)

Learn about world poverty, from 20th century Russia to a homeless camp in modern-day Oakland, at Ubuntu Theater Project in their captivating production, "DOWN HERE BELOW."

Bay Area Theatre Week in Marin County

Marin Shakespeare Company (890 Belle Ave., San Rafael)

Get ready to experience theater in the outdoors at one of the most beautiful outdoor performance venues in the country. Celebrating 30 years of starlit classical performances, Marin Shakespeare Company will be offering specially priced tickets during Theatre Week for their season-opener, "Measure for Measure," set to premiere in June. 

Marin Theatre Company (397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley)

Get pre-sale tickets for Marin Theatre Company's West Coast premiere of "Jazz," based on Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about race, identity, and creating your own rhythm.

Mountain Play (East Ridgecrest at Pan Toll Rd., Mill Valley)

See an electrifying performance of "Grease" at Mountain Play's outdoor venue atop Mount Tamalpais. This location makes picnicking and a hike outdoors a perfect addition to your theater itinerary.

Novato Theater Company (5420 Nave Dr., Novato)

Are you a fan of Charlie Brown? Join Novato Theater Company to see Charles Schulz's favorite comic come to life in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown."

Ross Valley Players (30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Greenbrae)

Ross Valley Players have prided themselves on encouraging cultural collaboration in the community for 89 years. They'll be presenting a story of feminine strength and survival, "These Shining Lives," at Marin Art and Garden Center during Theatre Week.

Bay Area Theatre Week in Silicon Valley

Foothill College Theatre Arts (12345 El Monte Rd., Los Altos Hills)

Taking a bold approach to classic and contemporary works, Foothill College Theatre Arts will present "12 Angry Wo/Men" with all-female and all-male casts in repertory this summer. Purchase your tickets during Theatre Week for exclusive prices.

Los Altos Stage Company (97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos)

Support and celebrate theater at the Los Altos Stage Company by seeing "Grapes of Wrath" and special performances by the Los Altos Youth Theatre.

City Lights Theater Company (529 S 2nd St., San Jose)

The Greek myth of Eurydice has been told and retold for centuries. Join City Lights Theater Company for an innovative new production that combines spoken word with American Sign Language for a new take on this ancient Greek myth. Their 100-seat venue makes for an intimate and memorable theater experience.

Pear Theatre (1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View)

For a production that's out of this world, head to Pear Theatre for the premiere of "Sojourn," a depiction of two astronauts on an indefinite mission to the cosmos.

Tabard Theatre Company (29 N San Pedro St., San Jose)

Located in San Pedro Square, Tabard Theatre Company will premiere "Queen of the Mist," a musical about the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls, at the end of Theatre Week.

Teatro Vision de San Jose (1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose)

A cast of young performers brings the story of Doodle Pequeño to life in a production that highlights perseverance and the power in being your true self.

TheatreWorks (500 Castro St., Mountain View)

TheatreWorks in Silicon Valley bring musicals, drama, and educational programs to the stage. Join them for "Marie & Rosetta" and "Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story" during Theatre Week. You'll also be able to purchase specially priced tickets for "Archduke," making its NorCal premiere in June. 

Bay Area Theatre Week in the Peninsula

Broadway by the Bay (2221 Broadway St., Redwood City)

Known for its full-scale musical productions with a cast of local Bay Area talent, Broadway by the Bay will present "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," a thrilling musical adventure that follows the Biblical story of Joseph, at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City.

Dragon Productions Theatre Company (2120 Broadway, Redwood City)

Family, fate, and power all intertwine in William Shakespeare's "Macbeth," performed by a cast of eight at the Dragon Stage. Discover why this tragic tale remains timeless and relevant.

For a full list of participating theaters during Bay Area Theatre Week, click here.


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