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“Tinderella”—Sexting, BART, & Lost Heels, at Custom Made, S.F.

“Tinderella”—Sexting, BART, & Lost Heels, at Custom Made, S.F.

Millennial Notes Rose Oser & Weston Scott’s Raw Lyrics Astound by Evelyn Arevalo “Tinderella” weaves more than a typical romance into its tapestry. Our modern princess is looking for more, as she discovers strange and wonderful suitors. And she makes a serious discovery of what it takes to start living your best life, in Custom Made Theatre’s co-production with Faultline Theater. Writer Rose Oser, lyricist Weston Scott, and composer Christian B. Schmidt tackle race, sexual identity and the superficiality of…

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“Head Over Heels” Spews Dazzling Chaos, at Curran, S.F.

“Head Over Heels” Spews Dazzling Chaos, at Curran, S.F.

Magruder & Meyer Pull Out All the Stops  by Cindi Stephan I took my gender fluid teen to “Head Over Heels” because they love musical theater, and I figured I could get them hooked on the music of The Go-Go’s. I did not know that gender fluidity forms a central theme of the show, that our new pronouns (the ones our family is tripping over) receive an official welcome! My kid cried in happiness and I bounced up and down…

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“Nijinsky”—Dancer’s Genius Flows Again, at S.F. Ballet

“Nijinsky”—Dancer’s Genius Flows Again, at S.F. Ballet

Choreographer Neumeier & National Ballet of Canada Celebrate Nijinsky’s Triumphs amidst Madness by Pamela Feinsilber As the dancers of San Francisco Ballet prepare to perform 12 (12!) world-premiere works in four programs beginning April 20, Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson has brought in the National Ballet of Canada to perform John Neumeier’s intense and ambitious “Nijinsky.” It’s a splendid gift to local ballet and theater audiences, because the large cast, sets, and costumes have been transported from Toronto for just a…

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“Saturday Night” Romances with Charm, at 42nd Street Moon, S.F.

“Saturday Night” Romances with Charm, at 42nd Street Moon, S.F.

Millennial Notes Stephen Sondheim’s Love Story Makes Us Swoon by Maggie Lohmeyer It happens to us all. What are we going to do this weekend? Who’s free? What movie do we go to? Who’s picking up the tab? In the 1955 musical “Saturday Night,” Stephen Sondheim tackles the awkwardness of dating in Brooklyn in 1929, on the edge of the Great Depression. We follow a dashing group of working-class young men. Ted (quirky Jesse Cortez), Artie (comical Mike Birr), Ray…

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