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Theatre in Milpitas and Silicon Valley
California Theatre Center
Performs not only in the Sunnyvale Community Center Theatre but
also at other theaters in the Silicon Valley. Also, as part of
our touring program, we are performing at Smith Center at Ohlone
College in Fremont. Series run October through May.
- 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.
- July 10-19, 2015: Thoroughly Modern Milly
- July 24 - Aug. 2, 2015: American Idiot
- August 6-9, 2015: Pinocchio
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto CA 94301. 2010-2011 Season
July 8 - 19, 2015: The Bremen Town Musicians
July 29 - August 15, 2015: Snoopy!!! The Musical
September 25 - 27, 2015: The American Revolution
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 25 - August 9, 2015: Mary Poppins
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
62 S. Second Street, San Jose, 408-280-7475
This Week's Top Events
Mercury news listings from talks and exhibits to ballet and opera.
- Broadway West
We look forward to sharing Broadway West's new season with you. 4000-B Bay Street in Fremont.
- July 10 - August 8, 2015: The Dinner Party
- August 14 and 15, 2015: Summer Shorts 2015
- September 11 - October 10, 2015: The Passion of Dracula
- November 13 - December 19, 2015: Greetings!
- City Lights Theater Company of San Jose
- July 16 - August 23, 2015: West Side Story
- Hillbarn Theatre
- August 27 - September 20, 2015: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
- October 15 - November 3, 2015: The Odd Couple
- December 3 - 20, 2015: Fiddler on the Roof
- January 21 - February 7, 2016: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
- March 10 - 27, 2016: To Kill a Mockingbird
- May 5 - 29, 2016: Sweet Charity
- Los Gatos Stage Company
A professionally managed, community based theatre company that
serves Los Altos and the greater South-Bay area.
- July 17 - August 2, 2015: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
- September 3 - September 27, 2015: Dead Man's Cell Phone
- November 19 - December 19, 2015: Man of La Mancha
- January 28 - February 21, 2016: Middletown
- April 7 - May 1, 2016: Catch 22
- May 26 - June 25, 2016: Bat Boy: The Musical
- October 1, 2 and 3, 2015: Folies 2015
Bay Area Indian Theatre with presentations at the India Community Center and other venues.
August 2, 2015: Pagla Ghoda
September 12 - 27, 2015: Vrindavan
- Northside Theatre Company
Northside is currently in its 33rd season and receives national
attention for new play development. It is located at the Black
Box Theatre, 848 E. Williams in San Jose.
- 2015 - 2016 season to be announced soon.
- Palo Alto Players
- Perform at the Lucy Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo
Alto, right off of Embarcadero about one block.
- September 12 - 27, 2015 (preview September 11): Chicago
- November 7 - 22, 2015 (preview November 6): Clybourne Park
- January 16 - 31, 2016 (preview January 15): Death of a Salesman
- April 23 - May 8, 2016 (preview April 22): Into the Woods
- June 11 - 26, 2016 (preview June 10): Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
- 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.
- June 19 - July 12: Arcadia
- Renegade Theatre Experiment
- We have decided the time has come to pause the Experiment. At the conclusion of our 2014/2015 season, we suspended operations for RTE.
- San Jose Stage Company
Producing plays that address the conditions, hopes and fears of mankind.
- October 1 - 26, 2014: The Rainmaker
- November 12 - December 7, 2014: A Weekend with Pablo Picasso
- February 4 - March 1, 2015: Venus in Fur
- April 1 - 26, 2015: Death of a Saleman
- June 3 - 26, 2015: The Addams Family - A New Musical
- TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Shows at either the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto or the Mountain View Center For the Performing Arts
- July 8 - August 2, 2015: Triangle, PA
- August 26 - September 20, 2015: The Country House, MV
- October 7 - November 1, 2015: Proof, MV
- December 2 - 27, 2015: Emma, PA
- January 13 - February 6, 2016: Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, MV
- March 9 - April 3, 2015: tokyo fish story, PA
- April 6 - May 1, 2016: Cyrano, MV
- June 1 - June 26, 2016: The Velocity of Autumn, MV
- 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.
- November 6 - 21, 2015: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
- Performance Calendar
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.
- October 3 - 11, 2015: The Pirates of Penzance
- 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 12 - 27, 2015: Tosca
- November 14 - 29, 2015: The Marriage of Figaro
- February 13 - 28, 2016: Carmen
- April 16 - May 1, 2016: A Streetcar Named Desire
- The Retro Dome
Although the venue is gone, the company that operated The Retro Dome is still working hard on a number of projects.
- Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival
Oak Meadow Park, 200 Blossom Hill Rd., Los Gatos Call
800-838-3006 to order tickets from our hotline. Performances in July and August each year.
- July 18, 26, 31, & August 2, 7, 2015: Tempest
- July 19, 24, & August 1, 6, 2015: Cyrano
- July 25, & August 2, 8, 2015: Pericles
- July 27, 2015: Camp Shakespeare Performance
- July 30, 2015: FTE Fight Night
- Silicon Valley Shakespeare
Performances held at Sanborn-Skyline County Park outside of Saratoga, CA., Thursdays-Sundays at 7:00pm.
- July 24 - August 28: a href="http://www.svshakespeare.org/antony-cleopatra/">Antony & Cleopatra, Sanborn County Park
- July 31 - August 30, 2013: Shakespeare in Hollywood, Sanborn Skyline County Park
- Shakespeare Festival
Offers free Shakespeare plays in parks around the Bay Area. Children's
camps are also available. Summers.
- Various locations.
- Santa Cruz Shakespeare
All Santa Cruz Shakespeare performances are at the Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen, or, as it's more widely known, "The Glen." Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful venues in the nation, The Glen is located on the grounds of the UC Santa Cruz Theater Arts Center.
- June 30 - August 30, 2015: Much Ado About Nothing
- July 21 - August 29, 2015: The Liar
- August 4 - August 30, 2015: MacBeth
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.