Ken Bergmann returns to the Lesher Center for the Arts with his popular "Percussion Discussion," running through March 8.
It's a smashing spectacle of drums, cowbells, chairs and more as this family-oriented show features a little bit of everything.
Bergmann will have audiences doing more than just tapping their feet, as he includes them in a hysterical romp through the sound effects of Hollywood, a unique look at the computer age, a cymbal-clanging monkey and a drummer gone amok.
If musical frenzy with theatrical intensity and a crazy sense of humor is your thing, don't miss this latest "Percussion Discussion" by the always-entertaining Bergmann.
Call 925-943-SHOW (925-943-7469) or go to www.lesherartscenter.org.
Onstage Repertory Theatre presents "Weekend Comedy" by Jeanne and Sam Bobrick at 2:30 p.m. March 23 and 30; and at 8 p.m. April 3, at the Campbell Theatre, in Martinez.
The story about two couples who accidentally rent the same vacation cabin in upper New York over a three-day weekend features Wayne McRice, Claudia Gallup, Ryan Terry and Mya Guitron. Helen Means directs.
Call 925-518-3277 or email email@example.com.
It looks like a comeback for Contra Costa Christian Theatre, which has announced a new partnership with Center State Theatre of Diablo Valley.
By sharing resources with Center State Theatre, CCCT will be able to restart the young adult program it had to suspend in 2012.
The two groups are working on three productions for 2014: "Wonderland," a young adults program in March; a world premiere in October; and the popular "North Pole Revue" in December.
For more information, go to www.ccchristiantheatre.org.
The story of the princess who fell asleep comes to life before your eyes as the audience tries to save "Sleeping Beauty" from the spinning wheel.
Where is that true Prince when you need him?
In Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble's original family-friendly musical version, audience participation from all ages is encouraged. It's a wonderful way to introduce young children to the wonders of live theater.
The show runs March 13-16 at the Lesher Center for the Arts. Call 925-943-SHOW (925-943-7469) or go to www.lesherartscenter.org
Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre presents "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!" through March 16, at the Village Theatre in Danville.
The crazy revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost and to those who have made total fools of themselves for love.
From dating to love and marriage and everything in between, there is something for everyone in this hilarious romp through the halls of romance.
Adult language and situations are involved so leave the young ones at home. For tickets, call 925-314-3463 or go to www.villagetheatreshows.com.
"God of Carnage" reigns supreme in Town Hall's production of the same name, currently playing through March 15, at the company's Lafayette theater.
Yasmina Reza's well-wrought play involves two couples who come together to discuss an altercation between their two sons.
It seems 11-year-old Benjamin Raleigh took exception to his classmate Henry Novak calling him a snitch, and armed with a stick hit Henry in the face, causing him to loose two teeth.
The parents gather at the Novaks' elegant home, and what begins as an amicable discussion, soon deteriorates into a down-and-out brawl -- much to the delight of the audience.
In Susan Hovey's spot on direction, the four-person cast easily navigates Reza's hilarious ride through parenthood and society's pretenses.
Town Hall's artistic director Derrick Silva embodies the reluctant husband Alan Raleigh, who would much rather deal with his important clients than discharge his parental duties.
Jacquie Duckworth shines as his conciliatory wife Annette -- conciliatory, that is, until provoked.
Portraying the self-righteous Novaks are Suzie Shepard as Veronica and Henry Perkins as Michael; both are superb, with a large part of the comedy coming when Veronica's prim demeanor dissolves into physical assaults on first her husband and then her guests.
It's a rollicking-good evening of theater. But, if you are sitting close to the stage, beware of flying tulips!
For tickets, call 510-283-1557 or go to www.townhalltheatre.com.
Contact Sally Hogarty at firstname.lastname@example.org