Our Fresh Picks for Theater in The Bay Area This Month
Spring is almost here, which means that it’s time to emerge from your Netflix cave, recycle all of those delivery menus, and venture out into the world again. The opportunities outside are endless, and if you’re a culture junkie like us, you might want to check out some of the fantastic theater in the Bay Area all season long! Here are our picks for fresh new theater this month.
March 7 – 19 at Curran
Fresh off its acclaimed Broadway run, Eclipsed is the story of five extraordinary women brought together by upheaval in their homeland of Liberia. The play made waves on Broadway for having the first cast, director, and playwright composed entirely of female artists! Don’t miss this groundbreaking production in a limited run at Curran. Tap here to unlock $20 Rush tickets.
Into the Woods
March 7 – April 2 at SHN Golden Gate Theatre
The Tony Award-winning musical classic by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine comes to San Francisco this season in a revival that’s been called “ingenious and bewitching.” This is Into The Woods like you’ve never seen it before; it’s a witty re-invention of the classic musical. Click here to unlock $35 Rush tickets.
March 8 – April 2, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
The emotional stakes are high in this production about the collision of East and West. This is a play of two continents, two cultures, two estranged sisters, and the two cousins determined to bridge the gap between them. Don’t miss this international comic drama in its limited run! Get tickets here.
Leaving The Blues
March 3 – April 2, New Conservatory Theatre Center
This world premiere play follows the fascinating journey of Blues singer-songwriter Alberta Hunter. Leaving The Blues imagines a journey through the public life Hunter led, the private life she hid, and the ghosts that won’t let her forget. Tap here for tickets.
March 17 – April 2, Broadway By The Bay
Join Broadway by the Bay to see why this blockbuster musical comedy still holds the record for winning the most Tony Awards! The Producers tells the tale of two theatrical producers who scheme to earn their fortunes by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Things get complicated when the show becomes an unexpected hit! Get tickets here.
You For Me For You
March 9 – April 1, Crowded Fire Theater
Crowded Fire is known for presenting provocative new plays, and You For Me For You fits the bill; it’s a refreshing and important tale that reflects the diverse world in which we live. Follow a pair North Korean sisters torn apart at the US border as they navigate the perilous Land of the Free to be together again. Tap here for tickets.
Needles and Opium
March 30 – April 23, A.C.T.’s Geary Theater
This hypnotizing production tells two stories simultaneously; first, the story of Jazz legend Miles Davis as he travels to Europe in 1949 to unlock his creativity, as well as the story of French filmmaker Jean Cocteau as embarks on an opium-fueled journey of discovery to New York. Staged inside a vast cube suspended over A.C.T.’s Geary Theater stage, you’ll experience interlocking scenes of two very different journeys in a fresh, thrilling way. Tap here for tickets.
March 9 – 26, Hillbarn Theatre
Hillbarn Theatre celebrates the coming of spring with Neil Simon’s classic play. This light and fun production is an evening of farcical hilarity. It’s the perfect night out for anyone who needs a good laugh (or three)! Get tickets here.
Everything That’s Beautiful
March 17 – April 3, New Conservatory Theatre Center
In this timely and tender new play, Luke and Jess relocate from the Midwest in order to give the family a clean start. Shortly after settling into their new home, an accident compels Luke to finally admit the real reason they moved. Experience this World Premiere at New Conservatory Theatre Center this month! Get tickets here.
New Girl In Town
March 29 – April 16, Eureka Theatre
This Tony-winning musical is based on Eugene O’Neill’s Anna Christie. This production features a fantastic score and a cast of strong female characters fighting for their rights! Catch it in its San Francisco premiere at 42nd Street Moon at the Eureka Theatre. Get tickets now.
The House of Yes
March 30 – April 29, Custom Made Theatre
Famous for being a critically-acclaimed indie film starring Parker Posey, this acidic satire explores class, sex, innocence, and mental illness in an unforgettable way. The House of Yes is a delightfully disturbing theatrical experience for adventurous Bay Area theatergoers! Click here for tickets.
March 21 – May 13 at San Francisco Playhouse
Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off is a rollicking play about a second-rate theatrical troupe. Their hilarity combines slapstick, British sex comedy, and non-stop humor! This uproarious and classically comic play makes for a great night out with friends. Tap here for tickets.
The Baltimore Waltz
March 22 – April 14, Magic Theatre
Paula Vogel’s dark, satirical fantasy comes to Magic Theatre this month. This groundbreaking work is a heartfelt tribute as well as a political indictment written at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Tap here for tickets.