April 13, 2022

Comedian Eddie Pepitone Comes to Kuumbwa

Pepitone, aka ‘The Bitter Buddha,’ is a comedian’s comedian with a growing cult following


April 6, 2022

The Jewel’s Production of ‘Remains to Be Seen’ Shines with Sardonic Humor

The Kate Hawley-penned play is an explosion of irony and plot twists.
March 2, 2022

Mountain Community Theater’s ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ to Open at Park Hall in Ben Lomond—Finally!

The theater company’s adaptation of the Ken Kesey classic has been on hold since 2020.
February 9, 2022

Behind the Scenes With the Jewel Theater’s Julie James

The artistic director/producer discusses the theater’s current production, ‘The Weir.'
January 11, 2022

Actors’ Theatre’s Pandemic Strategy Could Be Future of Stage Companies

With Andrew Ceglio newly at the helm, iconic theater group takes ‘8 10s @ Eight’ virtual
September 29, 2021

The Jewel Theatre Returns with ‘Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle’

Physics and comedy collide in Simon Stephens’ play
September 22, 2021

Todd Barry Brings His Brand of Alt-Comedy to the Catalyst Atrium

Offbeat, deadpan, wry—Todd Barry’s humor has been given many labels throughout his 20-year career
August 24, 2021

At Grove Event, Santa Cruz Shakespeare Names New Artistic Director

Mike Ryan to step down after 2023 season; plays announced for next summer
August 4, 2021

Review: Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s ‘RII’

Brilliant reimagining of ‘Richard II’ is more than just a clever history lesson
August 4, 2021

Review: Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s ‘The Agitators’

Mat Smart’s play delivers fiery clashes between two titans—but the writing lets one of them down
July 28, 2021

Cabrillo Stage Goes Big With ‘Pirates of Penzance’

Gilbert and Sullivan classic gets outdoor production July 30-Aug. 1
June 24, 2021

Cabrillo Stage Returns with Outdoor Performance Series

The theater company is returning after a year of shutdowns due to Covid-19 with a series of live performances in July.
June 21, 2021

Mountain Community Theater Director Developing CZU Play

After watching the communities of the San Lorenzo Valley suffer under the CZU Lightning Complex fire, MCT’s Peter Gelblum knew there was a tale to tell.
June 11, 2021

Agape Dance Comes to Scotts Valley

This weekend’s Agape Dance performances of Midsummer Night's Dream will be held in the Green Hills Redwood Grove in Scotts Valley.
April 1, 2021

Surprise Announcement of Santa Cruz Shakespeare Summer Season

Plan is to perform at the Grove in Santa Cruz with Covid-19 safety precautions
March 2, 2021

African American Theater Arts Troupe Celebrates 30th Anniversary

AATAT’s commitment to community dates back to its inception
December 3, 2020

Cabrillo Theater Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play

'Sweat' will open virtually, via YouTube and Zoom
November 20, 2020

Ballet Theatre Filming Virtual ‘Nutcracker’ Performance

Alumni-driven film will replace the annual stage version put on by the Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre
August 25, 2020

Pandemic Forces Radical Reimagining of What Theater Can Be

Shutdown of live performances has presented a series of daunting challenges
July 30, 2020

Parking-Lot Comedy Offers Laughs in the Time of Covid-19

Local comedians take their acts to a parking structure in downtown Santa Cruz
May 28, 2020

Santa Cruz Theater Scene Pays Tribute to Bonnie Ronzio

Ronzio died of cancer three days short of her 70th birthday
April 21, 2020

Why Santa Cruz Shakespeare Cancelled its Summer Season

Decision to cancel the summer season was the ‘least damaging’ option
April 10, 2020

Santa Cruz Shakespeare Cancels 2020 Summer Season

Santa Cruz Shakespeare will go dark this summer because of the ongoing pandemic
March 24, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak Brings Local Theatre to an Unprecedented Halt

Groups look to donations as they are forced to cancel performances
January 28, 2020

Theater Review: ‘The Other Place’

Confront your fears at this Jewel Theatre Company production
November 26, 2019

Jewel Theatre Leads Off Holiday Season With ‘Me And My Girl’

Comedy meets 1930s aristocracy in musical revival
October 29, 2019

Cabrillo Theater Gets Spooky with ‘Carrie: The Musical’

There will be blood in Halloween production
October 2, 2019

Theater Review: ‘Company’

Joys, pitfalls of marriage explored in Actors’ Theatre’s new Sondheim show
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