Theatre in Milpitas and Silicon Valley

The 2018-2019 theatre season in Milpitas and the San Jose-Fremont, Palo Alto, South Bay Area amateur, professional theaters, and colleges. Includes summer of 2018 Shakespeare productions nearby.

Children’s Theatre
Comedy Clubs
General Theatre
Musical Theatre
Shakespeare
Ticket Sales

Children’s Theatre 

Center Stage Performing Arts
Milpitas Community Center. A youth theatre program for ages 8-18. Center Stage Performing Arts is the contracted youth theatre program for ages 8 and up. Our young performers produce several shows throughout the year. Follow on Facebook
July 6 – 14, 2018: The Magical Land of Oz
July 27 – August 4, 2018: Fame: the Musical
July 29, 2018: Pajama Party
November 7 – 17, 2018: Pocahontas
December ?, 2018: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Children’s Musical Theatre San Jose
We produce a full season of shows, ranging from classical Broadway fare to exciting new hits and original works seen by an audience of more than 42,000 annually.
November 10 – 19, 2017: Fiddler on the Roof Jr.
December 1 – 10, 2017: Newsies
Feb. 22 – 25, 2018: Once Upon a Mattress
March 2 – 11, 2018: The Who’s Tommy
April 20 – April 29, 2018: Guys and Dolls
May 3 – 6, 2018: Suessical
May 11 – 20, 2018: Avenue Q
July 13 – 21, 2018: The Wiz
July 27 – Aug. 5, 2018: West Side Story
August 9 – 12, 2018: Robin Hood

Los Altos Youth Theatre
97 Hillview Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94022
July 13 -29, 2018: Little Women
November 2 – 11, 2018: 13 the Musical
March 15 – 24. 2019: The Witches
July 19 – August 4, 2019: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Milpitas High School Theatre (Facebook)
Spring Play: May 25&26, 2018: My Own

Palo Alto Children’s Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto CA 94301. 2017-2018 Season
June 13 – 24, 2018: Snow White
July 11 – 29, 2018: Magic Tree House: Pirate Past Noon
October 9-12, 2018: Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”
January 22-February 8, 2019: Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat

Star Struck
A non-profit organization dedicated to providing excellent, accessible theatre training for youth, with high-quality performances for families and the entire community at the Ohlone College Smith Center.
July 13-15, 2018: The Lion King
July 27-August 12, 2018: Hunchback of Notre Dame

Comedy Clubs

ComedySportz
Competitive, team improvisational comedy, played just like a sport. 288 S. Second St., San Jose. (the old Camera 3 theaters). Show times are Fridays at 9p and 11p, and Saturdays at 7p and 9p.

San Jose Improv
Check Twitter for upcoming acts. 62 S. Second Street, San Jose, 408-280-7475

General Theatre

This Week’s Top Events
Mercury news listings from talks and exhibits to ballet and opera.

City Lights Theater Company of San Jose
July 12-August 19, 2018: In the Heights
September 13-October 14, 2018: God of Carnage
November 15-December 23, 2018: Making god Laugh
January 17-February 17, 2019: Mothers and Sons
March 14-April 14, 2019: Eurydice
May 16-June 16, 2019: Silent Sky
July 18-August 25, 2019: Cabaret

Hillbarn Theatre
August 30-September 16, 2018: West Side Story
October 11-28, 2018: Noises Off
November 29-December 16, 2018 : Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol
January 24 – February 10, 2019: Sweeney Todd
March 7 – 24, 2019: Leading Ladies
May 9 – 26, 2019: Mamma Mia!

Los Altos Stage Company
A professionally managed, community based theatre company that serves Los Altos and the greater South-Bay area.
September 6-30, 2018: The Legend of Georgia McBride
November 29 – December 23, 2018: Into the Woods
January 24 – February 17, 2019: American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose
April 11 – May 5, 2019: The Grapes of Wrath
May 23 – June 23, 2019: Next to Normal

Naatak
Bay Area Indian Theatre with presentations at the India Community Center and other venues.
February 23-March 3, 2018: मुआवज़े
July 6-15, 2018: Rashomon
September 1-23, 2018: महाभारत
November 9-16, 2018: Mela 18

Northside Theatre Company
Northside is currently in its 33rd season and receives national attention for new play development. It is located at the Black Olinder Theatre, 848 East William Street, San Jose CA 95116
December 6 – 24, 2017: A Christmas Carol
February 8 – March 4, 2018: Same Time Next Year
April 12 – May 6, 2018: Suddenly, Last Summer
June 14 – July 8, 2018: I Hate Hamlet

Palo Alto Players
Perform at the Lucy Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, right off of Embarcadero about one block.
September 8 – 23, 2018: Disney’s Tarzan
November 3 – 18, 2018: All the Way
January 19 – February 3, 2019: Shakespeare in Love
April 27 – May 12, 2019: Flower Drum Song
June 15 – 30, 2019: One Man, Two Guvnors

The Pear Avenue Theatre
The Pear offers audiences a theatrical alternative–intimate, startling productions that prove you can work wonders on a shoestring, as long as your spirit is willing and your imagination wide. 1220 Pear Avenue, Unit K, Mountain View. 650-254-1148.
Fri, Jun 22, 2018-Sun, Jul 15, 2018: Oh, Coward!
Fri, Aug 31, 2018-Sun, Sep 23, 2018: Northanger Abbey
Fri, Oct 12, 2018-Sun, Oct 28, 2018: Hedda Gabler
Fri, Nov 9, 2018-Sun, Dec 2, 2018: Girls Kill Nazis
Fri, Dec 7, 2018-Sun, Dec 16, 2018: A Conversation with Edith Head

The Stage
Producing plays that address truth and illusion.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Shows at either the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto or the Mountain View Center For the Performing Arts
July 11—Aug 5, 2018: Hold These Truths
Aug 22—Sept 16, 2018: Native Gardens
Oct 3—28, 2018: Fun Home
Nov 28—Dec 23, 2018: Tuck Everlasting
Jan 16–Feb 10, 2019: Frost/Nixon
March 6—31, 2019: Marie and Rosetta
April 3—28, 2019: Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story
June 5—30, 2019: Archduke

Smith Center
A fine and performing arts center located at Ohlone College in Fremont. All performances will be presented in Jackson Theatre, unless otherwise noted.
July 6-7, 13-14, 19-21, 2018: Hair Spray
Performance Calendar

Musical Theatre

Lyric Theatre ­ The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San Jose
The Bay Area cornerstone of light operetta. Be sure to stay and meet the performers after the show.
New location: San Jose City College Theater, located just off Highway 280 at Leland Ave.
August 4-5, 2018: The Enchantress
October 13-28, 2018: The Wizard of Oz
March 23-31, 2019: The Yeomen of the Guard
June 22-30, 2019: The Gondoliers

Opera San Jose
Maintaining a resident company of principal artists, this company specializes in showcasing the finest young professional singers in the nation. California Theatre, 345 South First Street, San Jose.
September 15 – 30, 2018: The Abduction from the Seraglio
November 17 – December 2, 2018: Pagliacci
February 9 – 24, 2019: Moby-Dick
April 13 – 28, 2019: Madame Butterfly

Shakespeare

Silicon Valley Shakespeare
Performances held at Sanborn-Skyline County Park outside of Saratoga, CA., Thursdays-Sundays at 7:00pm.
June 8 – 24, 2018: As You Like It
July 27 – August 31, 2018: The Hood of Sherwood
August 3 – September 2, 2018: Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare Festival
Offers free Shakespeare plays in parks around the Bay Area. Children’s camps are also available. Summers.
Saturday June 30 2018: Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Pleasanton
Saturday July 21 2018: Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Cupertino
Public Performances of Shakespeare on Tour’s Comedy of Errors
Posted here as they are scheduled. Check back for updates!

Santa Cruz Shakespeare
All Santa Cruz Shakespeare performances are at The Audrey Stanley Grove at DeLaveaga Park.
July 10 – September 2, 2018: Love’s Labour’s Lost
July 24 – September 1, 2018: Romeo and Juliet
August 7 – September 2, 2018: Venus in Fur
August 22, 28, 29, 2018: Men I’m Not Married To
Tuesday, July 31, 2018: A Doll’s House
Tuesday, August 14, 2018: The Taming

Ticket Sales

Theatre Bay Area
Half-price tickets available for shows from Carmel to Mill Valley. A great way to get tickets “tonight!”

Tix Bay Area
Half price (and full-price) theatre tickets. Most shows in San Francisco, but you may get lucky, and find some closer. Shows are on the “off-beat” side of theatre, not your top run shows.

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