Fall Arts Stage Preview
Broadway by the Bay
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Peter Pan, children's theater production of J.M. Barrie's classic tale. Nov 9-17.
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.
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
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.
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.
Saratoga Civic Theater
Fiddler on the Roof, musical about a Jewish community in turn-of-the-20th-century rural Russia. Nov 9-Dec 7.