Arielle Jacobs: From Half Moon Bay to `High School Musical’

Apr 11

Arielle Jacobs is Gabriella Montez and John Jeffrey Martin is Troy Bolton in the touring production of Disney’s High School Musical coming to San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus Growing up in Half Moon Bay, Arielle Jacobs wanted to be a pop singer – the next Mariah or Whitney. She’s not there yet, but she did manage to...

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SF Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle winners

Mar 10

Below you’ll find the winners of the SF Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle. In lieu of a gala this year, winners will attend a cocktail party and receive their awards. DRAMA (In theaters with more than 99 seats): ENTIRE PRODUCTION: Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, American Repertory Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Theatre for a New Audience The...

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Play award finalists announced

Mar 06

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has named six finalists in its annual playwriting competition, supported by generous funding from the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, which recognizes plays that premiered outside New York City. The top honoree in the Steinberg /ATCA New Play Awards will receive $25,000 — the largest prize for a...

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`Ha’penny’ bails

Feb 25

Ha’penny, we hardly knew ye. Hot on the heels of announcing that the big Irish musical Ha’penny Bridge would be part of its season, the folks at SHN/Best of Broadway have announced that the show has canceled its San Francisco date. “It is with great regret that we will be canceling the scheduled engagement of Ha’penny Bridge, but as producers we feel that the...

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Review: `Gone’

Feb 13

Opened Feb. 11, 2008 at SF Playhouse Stage II Mee’s melancholy Gone goes down easy Three stars (Sad beauty) No man was ever born but he must suffer. He buries his children and gets others in their place; then dies himself. — Sophocles Those words open Charles L. Mee’s grief-stricken but strangely joyous Gone, having its Bay Area premeire from...

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Arthur Miller’s intriguing dates

Feb 10

Reading the almanac in the newspaper today, I noticed something interesting and theatrical. Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman opened 59 years ago today — Feb. 10, 1949 — at Broadway’s Morosco Theater. And Arthur Miller died three years ago today — Feb. 10, 2005 — at age 89. In honor of this curious chronology, here’s a...

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