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On StageImprov Playhouse
The Improv Playhouse of San Francisco specializes in that most difficult and dazzling of improvised high-wire acts, longform improv. Each performance is entirely unique, and relies on suggestions solicited from the audience. The show runs Thursdays-Sundays, March 19-April 5 at Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Tickets are $20-$33. Call 943-7469 or go to www.centerrep.org/season1415/improvplayhouse.php. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek.
On Stage'Jumpin' in the Sun' - Dance
Come see the artistry and beauty of this Dance Company that infuses dance with lyrical, contemporary, jazz and ballet movements to a variety of musical styles, at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 10 at Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $22. Call 973-3343 or go to www.sanramonperformingarts.com. Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center, 10550 Albion Road, San Ramon.
On Stage'Mirandolina! Mistress of a Tuscan Inn'
Tough, sexy and audacious Mirandolina is the mistress of a Tuscan inn whose guests include a Count who bought his title, a Marchese who has nothing but his title, and a Cavaliere who is determined to scorn all women. The show runs April 3-May 2 at Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Dates and times vary. Tickets are $33-$60. Go to http://www.centerrep.org. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek.
On StageJohn Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men'
George and Lennie are two drifters who look out for each other, dreaming of a day when they can have a "little place of their own." For now they go from ranch to ranch just trying to get by, with trouble always a close step behind. See the on stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's powerful look at what it means to be human Fridays-Sundays, April 17-May 3 at The Village Theatre in Danville. Times may vary. Tickets are $22-$28. Contact Eric Hayes at 820-1278 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.RolePlayersEnsemble.com. The Villlage Theatre, 233 Front Street, Danville.
On Stage'Anything Goes'
Winner of the 2011 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, the show will run from May 22-June 27 at Lesher Center for the Arts. As the SS American heads out to sea, two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love, proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Tickets are $37-$56. Call 943-7469. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek.