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Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Chicago
sensation Evan Tyrone Martin warmly
resonates the velvety vocal style of musical
legend Nat King Cole and intimately relates
Cole’s personal journey, while presenting a
festive cocktail of hits including “L-O-V-E,”
“Mona Lisa,” “The Christmas Song,” and
“All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front
Teeth.” Ticket prices vary. Hammer Theatre
Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose.
So You Think You Can Dance Live 2018.
Nov. 30, 8 p.m. Following the continued success
of the hit summer competition series
and 15 Emmy wins, “So You Think You Can
Dance” is packing up its best dancers of 2018
and touring the country this Fall with So You
Think You Can Dance Live 2018. Tickets
$39.50-$69.50. City National Civic, 135 W.
San Carlos St., San Jose. 408/792-4111.
God of Carnage. Through Oct. 4, times vary.
In a stylish Brooklyn apartment, two sets of
parents meet for a talk about a playground
fight between their children, and it doesn’t
take long for the gloves to come off. This sharp
comedy won the 2009 Tony Award for Best
Play. Tickets $19-$42. City Lights Theater,
529 S. Second St., San Jose. 408/295-4200.
Another Roll of the Dice. Through Oct. 7.
This new musical takes audiences back to the
colorful locale of “Runyonland,” first introduced
onstage in Losesser’s legendary Broadway
musical “Guys and Dolls,” answering the
question: “What else happened at Mindy’s
Deli before Sky and Nathan wagered over
strudel and cheesecake?” Tabard Theatre. Tickets
$15-$35. Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29
N. San Pedro St., San Jose. 408/679-2330.
The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence.
Through Oct. 7, times vary. Playwright
Madeline George weaves together three historical
Watsons in this time-jumping tribute
to genius: the trusty sidekick to Sherlock
Holmes, the loyal engineer who helped Alexander
Graham Bell build the telephone and
the IBM supercomputer created to beat the
“Jeopardy!” All-Stars. Tickets $27-$175. Dragon
Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood
City. 650/493-2006 ext. 2.
Fun Home. Oct. 3-5, times vary. Based on
the blazingly honest memoir of MacArthur
Genius Award winner Alison Bechdel, “Fun
Home” peers into Alison’s dysfunctional, yet
loving upbringing. Alison, the protagonist,
relives her childhood at the family-owned
funeral home as she grapples with her own
sexuality and other unanswerable questions.
Center for the
500 Castro St.,
Hamlet by Actors
from the London
Stage. Oct. 5-6, times
vary. This fast-paced,
of Shakespeare’s drama features five accomplished
performers. The cast features stars of
London’s top theaters including the Royal
Shakespeare Company, the Royal National
Theatre of Great Britain and Shakespeare’s
Globe, performing in the intimate Hammer
black box space. Tickets $33-$41. Hammer
Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio,
San Jose. 415/924-8501.
On your Feet! Oct. 9-14, times vary. Based
on the life story of seven-time Grammy-winning
international superstar Gloria Estefan
and her husband, 19-time Grammy-winning
producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan,
this hit Broadway musical is full of fun
Latin numbers and whole lot of danceable
drama. Ticket prices vary. San Jose Center for
the Performing Arts. 255 S. Almaden Blvd.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Oct. 11-Nov.
11, times vary. Take a trip back in time to a
Victorian music hall where a rowdy ensemble
of actors mounts a staging of Charles Dickens’
unfinished novel. Staged in meta-theatrical
manner by the Music Hall Royale, this charming
and inventive musical is sure to intrigue
and entertain any musical or mystery lover.
Tickets $36-$54. 3Below Theaters & Lounge,
288 S. Second Street, San Jose. 408/404-7711.
Taking Heat. Oct. 13, 7 p.m. The first
comedy show about climate change written
and performed by an actual scientist. Taking
Heat is an educational comedy that follows
Tim Lee’s expedition around the world
looking for the perfect wave. Far from what
he envisioned, this idyllic excursion is frequently
interrupted by sobering encounters
with climate change. Tickets $13-$43. Second
Stage, Mountain View Center for the Performing
Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
I Am King – The Michael Jackson Experience.
Oct. 20, 8 p.m. Campbell’s historic Heritage
Theatre’s 15th Anniversary season opens
with a musical and visual journey into the
world of Michael Jackson. This exhilarating
experience is as close as you’ll
get to seeing the King of
Pop in concert. An incredible
cast of tribute artists,
and Broadway and Las
Vegas dancers to bring
audiences an explosion
Through Diebenkorn’s “Window:” Transitions in Time, through Dec. 28,
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford; Los Lobos, Hardley Strictly Bluegrass, Oct. 5–7,
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
An Unforgettable Nat King Cole
Christmas, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1,
Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose