In addition to the world premiere musical Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City on its Mainstage, A.C.T. has got five performances of Stephen Sondheim's Company (June 9-12) from Studio A.C.T. at the Hastings Studio and A.C.T. Young Conservatory presents the world premiere of Homefront (June 10-25), a musical about a family fleeing Germany and WWII at Zeum.
Things get a little buggy as Aurora Theatre Company goes through a Metamorphosis (June 10-July 17) in Berkeley, with the Kafka classic adapted by David Farr and Gísli Örn Gardarsson and directed by Mark Jackson. It's about bloody time -- literally in some cases -- that California Shakespeare Theater takes on its first-ever Titus Andronicus (June 1-26) with the exceptional James Carpenter in the lead and Joel Sass directing.
TheatreWorks in Mountain View has a funny new musical by a pair of terrifically talented writers about a pair of terrifically talented writers writing a funny new musical that just lacks a [title of show] (June 1-26). Here you go again with a Greek island setting and plenty of ABBA music as the worldwide stage and screen hit Mamma Mia! (June 7-12) invites you to the wedding at Broadway San Jose. San Jose Rep plays with Reduced Shakespeare Company's The Complete World of Sports (abridged) (June 14-19).
Visiting solo stars include Sandra Bernhard (June 24-25) at the Marines Memorial Theatre, and Eileen Fulton (June 5), Sharon McNight (June 6-7), Pia Zadora (June 8-12), Eva Marie Saint and Jeffrey Hayden in Love Letters (June 11-12), and Nancy Dussault (June 27-28), all at the Rrazz Room.
Carrie Paff and Andrew Hurteau zoom in on Edward Albee's Tiny Alice (June 2-26) at Marin Theatre Company with Jasson Minadakis directing the play's first Bay Area production in 40 years. SF Playhouse presents Amy Rosenstock's Tigers Be Still (June 21-July 30) as the final show of their 2010-2011 season. It's all gone with the wind in Moonlight & Magnolias (June 3-July 3) about the making of a classic 1939 movie at Altarena Playhouse in Alameda.
At the EXIT on Taylor, Theatre du Coin presents the farcical Boeing Boeing (June 3-5) in the original French script by Marc Camoletti; No Nude Men Productions offers The Edenites (June 2-25) a new play by Stuart Brousel about San Francisco; The Black-Jew Dialogues (June 4) by Ron Jones and Larry Jay Tish are overheard; and Sujit Saraf's 8 GHANTE, Life condensed into 8 hours (June 25-26) is presented in Hindi with English supertitles.
You'll Wish We Were Here (June 9-25) when hapless slacker Michael Phillis finds a beautiful genie has stripped him of his dignity along with his clothes in his latest original play at New Conservatory Theatre Center. Fighting Mac (June 2-19) promises thrills, spills, and food for thought in a new play written and directed by John Fisher for Theatre Rhinoceros at Thick House. Pig Iron Theatre, Philadelphia's dance-clown-theatre ensemble, conjures up a parade of unsettling and comic recollections in Chekov Lizardbrain (June 9-12) at Z Space.
A couple brief engagements are worth noting: D'Lo is a queer/stud/transgendered person who finds himself D'FunQT (June 4) and the Kitchen Series serves up tasty morsels and a reading of The Importance of Being Earnest (June 13) at Brava.
Contra Costa Civic Theatre strips down for Gypsy (June 17-July 17) in El Cerrito. Masquers put on The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) (June 3-July 9) in Point Richmond. Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre prepares the way of Godspell (June 3-26) in Pleasanton. Cabrillo Stage goes The Full Monty (June 24-July 17) in Aptos. Gilbert and Sullivan meet Bollywood in The Sorcerer (June 18-26) at Montgomery Theatre in San Jose. There's no dummies in the cast of Avenue Q (June 1-July 3) at The Stage in San Jose. The Los Gatos hills are alive with The Sound of Music (June 25-July 23) at West Valley Light Opera.
Hapgood Theatre feels some Imaginary Love (June 2-19) by Kait Kerrigan in Antioch. Town Hall Theatre has much ado about Twelfth Night (June 2-25) in Lafayette. 6th Street Playhouse unravels The Mystery of Irma Vep (June 3-26) in Santa Rosa. Felix and Oscar move to Half Moon Bay for The Odd Couple (June 3-25) at Coastal Rep. Charles Condomine's first wife is a Blithe Spirit (June 11-26) in Noel Coward's comedy at Palo Alto Players.