Fall Arts Stage Preview

Reardon TIPPLE THREAT: The three Reardon sisters (Sheila Ellam, Kelly Rhinehart and Lessa Bouchard) cope with the recent loss of their mother, but also must grapple with a nervous breakdown, a betrayal, a troubling accusation and a drinking problem—and that's all just one tense evening at the Reardon home in Paul Zindel's 'And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little.' The dark comedy runs Aug 30-Sep 22 at Dragon Productions in Redwood City.

Broadway by the Bay

Fox Theatre

Cabaret, Kander & Ebb's classic, set in pre-WWII Berlin, Sep 13-29.

Guys and Dolls, a streetwise gambler is reformed by love, with music by Loesser and Swerling, Nov 8-17. It's a Wonderful Life Live Radio Play, George Bailey discovers the value of his life, Dec 26-29.

Broadway San Jose

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, jukebox pop musical following the adventures of drag queens performing in a remote desert town, Oct 29-Nov 3. Evita, Andrew Lloyd Webber's ode to Eva Peron, Nov 19-24.

Children's Musical Theater

Montgomery Theater

The Wizard of Oz, CMT's Rising Stars follow the Yellow Brick Road, Nov 15-24.

Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Berlin's holiday tunes are the focus of this Marquee Production, Dec 6-15.

City Lights Theater Company

San Jose

Animals Out of Paper, an origami artist opens her studio to a teenage prodigy and his teacher, Sep 19-Oct 20.

Coney Island Christmas, Donald Margulies' play about a Jewish girl cast as the lead in her school's Christmas pageant. Nov 21-Dec 22.

Dragon Productions

Palo Alto

And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, dark comedy about three sisters. Aug 30-Sep 22.

Rich and Famous, musical comedy about artists and the pitfalls of success. Oct 11-Nov 3.

November, David Mamet explores politics, the state of the Union and Thanksgiving. Nov 22-Dec 15.

Lyric Theater San Jose

Montgomery Theater

Ruddigore, Gilbert & Sullivan operetta about a baronet who finds romance as he struggles to escape a family curse. Oct 5-13.

The Los Altos Stage Company

Los Altos

The Fantasticks, musical about two families that arrange a love match between their children by pretending to feud. Sep 6-29.

The Sunshine Boys, Neil Simon comedy about the reunion of two now-retired members of a Vaudeville act. Nov 22-Dec 15.

Palo Alto Players

Lucie Stern Theatre

In the Heights, musical about three generations living in a Dominican neighborhood in NYC. Sep 14-29.

God of Carnage, comedy about two sets of parents meeting up to discuss an altercation between their children; the conversation quickly heads south. Nov 2-17.

Pear Avenue

Mountain View

The Tempest, nobles find themselves shipwrecked on an enchanted isle in Shakespeare's drama. Sep 13-Oct 6.

A King's Legacy, a true tale of James I of England, who had a tough act to follow—Elizabeth I. Nov 1-24.

It's a Wonderful Life, a one-man retelling of the beloved holiday story. Dec 6-22.

Northside Theatre Company

San Jose

True West, two brothers, very different in nature, battle over a film script. Oct 10-Nov 3.

A Christmas Carol, Northside is in its 31st year of presenting the Dickens classic. December.

Peninsula Youth Theatre

Mountain View Center for Performing Arts

Peter Pan, children's theater production of J.M. Barrie's classic tale. Nov 9-17.

Renegade Theatre Experiment

Historic Hoover Theatre, San Jose

The Drunken City, three young brides to be grapple with life questions as they go on a bar crawl. Sep 7-28.

She Kills Monsters, a woman learns about the hidden side of her late sister when she discovers her sister's Dungeons & Dragons notebook. Nov 16-Dec 7.

San Jose Repertory Theatre

San Jose

One Night with Janis Joplin, a musical about rock icon Janis Joplin. Sep 5-29.

Next Fall, a couple who have always tried to balance their religious differences find their relationship tested in the face of a loss. Oct 17-Nov 10.

The Snow Queen, world premiere adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's coming-of-age tale. Nov 27-Dec 22.

South Bay Musical Theatre

Saratoga Civic Theatre

Les Miserables, "Can You Hear the People Sing" this favorite musical based on Victor Hugo's novel about the poor in 19th-century France. Sep 28-Oct 19.

Theater on San Pedro Square

Making God Laugh, a family comedy set at different holidays, each scene 10 years apart. Sep 20-Oct 13.

The Duke, The Count, and Me, world premiere of a musical built around the songs of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and other jazz greats. Nov 8-23.


Other Desert Cities, a wealthy family with different political views meets for the holidays at their Palm Springs vacation home. Thru Sep 15. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

Warrior Class, a drama about the vetting process of a high-level political candidate. Oct 9-Nov 3. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

Little Women, musical based on the beloved Louisa May Alcott novel about four sisters growing up in Victorian New England. Dec 4-29, Lucie Stern Theatre.

West Valley Light Opera

Saratoga Civic Theater

Fiddler on the Roof, musical about a Jewish community in turn-of-the-20th-century rural Russia. Nov 9-Dec 7.

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