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  • Blue Man Group in Las Vegas
    Blue Man Group is the perfect interactive theater in Las Vegas
    Interactive art, comedy and thumping bass spell out the ingredients for a Blue Man Group show at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas.This show production, a staple of Las Vegas for the last 10 years, debut in Vegas at the Luxor Casino. Then, the popular...
  • 'Motown the Musical' set to dazzle San Francisco
    'Motown the Musical' set to dazzle San Francisco
    It’s wowed the critics in New York - “A joy ride! “ (The New York Times), “Stunning!” (AP) and “More than a Broadway show ... a celebration of music that transformed America” (CBS Sunday Morning) - and now...
  • 'A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Chamber Play' is on production at the Stratford Festival
    Stratford Festival's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' chamber play not for everyone
    Like drinking black coffee or craft beer, the director Peter Sellars is very much an acquired taste. You can continue to persist at it, hoping that one day the mystery will eventually turn into a new and refined hobby. For some, this will be the...
  • "Arrow"
    A world of money
    In a time where almost all stories have been done and the movement to franchises has been established, it is important for companies to now find new ways to grab hold of their audiences. Films are still drawing to the theaters but now it seems...
  • Behind the scenes: Lemi Ponifasio's 'Stones in Her Mouth'
    Behind the scenes: Lemi Ponifasio's 'Stones in Her Mouth'
    Having had the chance to shoot Lemi Ponifasio's new production, "Stones in Her Mouth", and interview the man himself on June 12, it became clear why the artist is such a hot commodity at this year's Luminato Festival: his work is...
  • 35th Dora Awards
    2014 Dora Mavor Moore Awards announced
    The Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations, named for the Canadian theatre great, were announced on June 2 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. While there were a few surprises, such as the awards being hosted on June 23 at the Harbourfront...
  • San Francisco Opera opens Summer Season with 'Show Boat'
    San Francisco Opera opens Summer Season with 'Show Boat'
    San Francisco Opera opens its Summer Season on June 1 with Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s musical masterpiece Show Boat.Produced by David Gockley, General Director of SF Opera, and staged by internationally acclaimed opera and...
  • Canadian Opera Company puts on production of 'Don Quichotte'
    Canadian Opera Company puts on production of 'Don Quichotte'
    There are so many things that the Canadian Opera Company hit out of the ballpark with their production of "Don Quichotte" (directed by Linda Brovsky) on May 11, it's hard to know where to begin. The singing was sublime, conductor...
  • Web series production: how do they do it
    Web series production: how do they do it
    Viewers often wonder why web series episodes are shorter than their network series counterparts. The short answer is cost. We have talked with a lot of web series creators and have asked them how they bring their creations to the little screen...
  • Spoiled for choice in the Bay Area this week
    Spoiled for choice in the Bay Area this week
    Never short of the best in cultural fare, the Bay Area offers a whole host of treats this week.The world premiere production of Lauren Gunderson’s Bauer at the San Francisco Playhouse is scooping rave reviews from the critics. Commissioned...
  • This weekend in the Bay Area
    This weekend in the Bay Area
    Smuin Ballet's winter dance series, XXtremes, opens its Bay Area tour this week. The Company’s 20th Anniversary Season - featuring a line-up of works highlighting the versatility of its dancers - was launched in San Francisco last fall....
  • Scholz speaks on new album
    Scholz speaks on new album
    Mary Scholz discusses her new album:W.E. What does it feel like completing the new album, and what is your favorite thing about the album?M.S. It's a relief! It's exciting and it's nerve wracking! I can't even begin to tell you how...
  • Ellen Degeneres hosting the 86th Annual Academy Awards
    2014 Academy Award winners continued
    The remaining Academy Award winners are as follows:CinematographyWinner:“Gravity,” Emmanuel LubezkiOther Nominees:“The Grandmaster,” Philippe Le Sourd“Inside Llewyn Davis,” Bruno Delbonnel“Nebraska,”...
  • This week in the Bay Area - February 27 to March 2
    This week in the Bay Area - February 27 to March 2
    Ballet enthusiasts are once again spoiled for choice as San Francisco Ballet’s alternating Triple Bills continue at the War Memorial Opera House this week. The first program, which runs until March 1, features Val Caniparoli’s Tears,...
  • Fifty Shades of Grey set picture
    ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie wraps up production
    “Fifty Shades of Grey” has been filming the movie for the past couple of months, but it sounds like the first book has come to an end. E.L. James has been on set for most of the movie and it sounds like she is thrilled that her first...