Hello Dolly!, Feb. 19–Mar. 17, SHN Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco; Meek Mill, Mar. 1, The Masonic, San Francisco;
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tra — Broadway Hits in Concert. Feb. 10, 3
p.m. Join the California Pops in the new year
for “Broadway Hits in Concert,” an afternoon
full of Tony Award-winning, scene-stealing
songs, including the musical stylings of Rodgers
& Hammerstein, Cole Porter, George
Gershwin, and more. Tickets $20-$55. Flint
Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino.
Hamilton. Begins Feb. 12, times vary. The
Founding Fathers leap from the parchment
pages and straight into the 21st century to a
soundtrack of hip-hop and historically poignant
rap. Having already smashed box office
records on Broadway, the pop culture phenomenon
is the hottest ticket in town. Ticket
prices vary. SHN Orpheum Theatre, 1192
Market St., San Francisco. 888/746-1799.
Guy Kawasaki, Mar. 4, Kepler’s Books, Menlo Park
Nufonia Must Fall. Feb 13-14, 7:30 p.m.
This revolutionary live staging of the graphic
novel features a team of puppeteers manipulating
a cast of 10-inch puppets interacting
on more than a dozen miniature sets and projected
live on an enormous screen. The performance
tells of the epic love between a female
roboticist and a music-loving T4 robot facing
obsolescence. Tickets $29-$46. Hammer Theatre
Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San
Beau Jest. Feb 15-March 10, times vary.
Sarah Goldman invents a boyfriend to be the
man of her mother’s dreams — then hires an
actor to be that guy! What could go wrong?
Watch as human improvisation and “here’s a
good idea!” bring comic situations that, in the
end, well, you’ll just have to come see how it
all turns out. Tickets $16-$45. Tabard Theatre.
Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N. San
Pedro St., San Jose. 408/679-2330.
Her Portmanteau. Feb. 15-March 31, times
vary. Traveling from Lagos to visit her mother
Abasiama and American-born sister Adiaha
for the first time in two decades, thirtysomething
Iniabasi arrives to a snowy landscape
and even chillier truths inside a small Manhattan
apartment. As Nigerian traditions clash
with American realities, the family confronts
its literal and emotional baggage across language,
continents, and cultures. Tickets $15–
$110. A.C.T. Geary Theater, 415 Geary St.,
San Francisco. 415/749-2228.
One-Act Play Festival. Feb. 8-9, 7:30 p.m.
This year’s festival brings professionally-produced,
high school student acted and directed
vignettes from Neil Simon’s “The Good
Doctor.” The mostly comic piece is based
on short stories and other works by Anton
Chekhov and is set during the Jazz Age of the
1920s. Directors include Braden Koch, Swati
Goel, Aubrie Ferris, and Sam Evans. Tickets
$10. Mountain View Center for the Performing
Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
A Little Night Music. Feb. 16, 2 p.m. and
8 p.m. and Feb. 17, 2 p.m. The enchanting
story of three couples and their romantic
machinations set in the magical midsummer
of Sweden, 1900. The story unfolds through
the eyes of the young and the memories of the
old, with an affectionate nod to the operetta
style, blending witty dialogue with beguiling
melodies. Tickets $26-$51. Mountain View
Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro
St., Mountain View. 650/903-6000.
Hello Dolly! Feb. 19-March 17, times vary.
Winner of four Tony Awards including best
musical revival, one of Broadway’s most
beloved musicals tells the tale of Dolly Gallagher
Levi, matchmaker and professional meddler.
When the widowed matchmaker needs
her own match, she weaves a web of romantic
complications for her newest widower client
and his two clerks. Ticket prices vary. SHN
Golden Gate Theatre, 1182 Market St., San
Hal: States. Feb. 22-24, times vary. Three
women unravel their inner cosmos as they traverse
a convoluted outer world. Does love or
madness hold greater bliss? This performance
is 90 minutes long with no intermission and is
appropriate for ages 12 and above due to subject
matter. Tickets $22. Mountain View Center
for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.,
Mountain View. 650/903-6000.
Bullets Over Broadway The Musical. Feb.
28-March 17, times vary. Loaded with songs
that made the 1920s roar, this musical showcases
jazz and pop standards including “Let’s
Misbehave” and “‘Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness
If I Do.” The plot revolves around a young
playwright who finally gets his play produced
on Broadway, but discovers there’s a catch:
the mobster producer wants a vehicle for his
untalented girlfriend. Tickets $12-$36. Hillbarn
Theatre, 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.
March 1-10. When the low-born Monty
Navarro learns that he’s eighth in line for a
family fortune, he figures his chances of outliving
his predecessors are slight— so he sets
off down a ghoulish path. Can he knock off
his unsuspecting relatives, without being
caught, and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst?
And, what of love? Tickets $20-25.
Montgomery Theatre, 271 S. Market St., San
Marie and Rosetta. March 6-31, times vary.
From stirring up churchgoers in the morning
to rocking the Cotton Club at night, Sister
Rosetta Tharpe inspired Elvis, Ray Charles,
and more on her way to the Rock & Roll Hall
of Fame. Increasing competition on the 1940s
Gospel Circuit finds Rosetta auditioning a
new partner with a voice made from heaven.
Tickets $40-$100. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305
Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. 650/463-1960.