Dragon Theatre. “Take Me Out.” July 11-July 20. By Richard Greenberg. “Darren has it all. He’s one of the biggest baseball stars on the planet. … And then he decides to come out of the closet.” Directed by Ken Sonkin. Featuring Brandon Jackson, Ryan O’Donnell, Dale Albright, Rory Strahan-Mauk, Russell Johnson, Jon Deline, Tony Ortega, Bobby Lopez, Ric Forrester, Drew Reitz and Andrew Chung. The Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City. $15. $100 for VIP box (seats 4, includes champagne and chocolates). http://dragonproductions.net/.
Featuring Rachna Nivas and Rina Mehta, “Speak” marks the debut of the Leela Dance Collective, which they founded with three other disciples of Pandit Chitresh Das, the ballerina ballet dancer hard rubber tpu slim case cover for iphone 8 7 6 6s plus x xs max 5 4 se ipod touch 4 5 6 7 great Bay Area dancer, choreographer and kathak evangelist who died two years ago, The Leela Dance collaboration with Dorrance and Sumbry-Edwards builds on the pioneering tap/kathak encounters created by Das and tap maestro Jason Samuels Smith with 2005’s “India Jazz Suites” and 2007’s “India Jazz Progressions” (in which Das made a point of showcasing rising women dancers)..
Broadway San Jose. “Rock of Ages,” Jan. 29-Feb. 3, $20-$75. Blue Man Group, April 2-7, $20-$82. “Billy Elliot The Musical,” May 7-12, $20-$75. Green Day’s “American Idiot,” June 4-9, $20-$75. San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose. 408-792-4111 or www.broadwaysanjose.com. Dragon Productions. “After Ashley.” By Gina Gionfriddo. Directed by Dale Albright. Jan. 25 through Feb. 17. First production in the Dragon’s new theater. Ribbon-cutting ceremony with Redwood City Mayor Alicia Aguirre at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City. Featuring Patrick Barresi, Tim Garcia, Sean Gilvary, Meredith Hagedorn, Evan Michael Schumacher, and Caitlyn Tella. $15-$35. 650-493-2006, ext. 4, or www.dragonproductions.net.
TheatreWorks, “Marry Me A ballerina ballet dancer hard rubber tpu slim case cover for iphone 8 7 6 6s plus x xs max 5 4 se ipod touch 4 5 6 7 Little.” By Stephen Sondheim, Through June 29, Directed by TheatreWorks Artistic Director Robert Kelley, Featuring Sharon Rietkerk and A.J, Shively, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View, $19-$73, theatreworks.org or 650-463-1960, We Players, “Macbeth.” By William Shakespeare, Through June 29, Fort Point, at the south anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge, at the end of Marine Drive on the Presidio of San Francisco, $45-$75, www.weplayers.org/upcoming..
There are times when I don’t understand what the judges see in certain dancers. Christopher Griffin, aka “Mr. Strange,” is a founding member of Dragon House, the crew that gave us Cyrus in Season 9 and Blueprint in Season 10. I didn’t think he was very good and wondered if he would get through choreography, so I was surprised when the judges gave him a ticket. I guess they need to have so many contemporary dancers, so many tappers, so many hip-hop dancers and so on. After a montage of different way dancers try to be noticed, such as blue hair, body paint and costumes, Conrad Dechabert of Kentucky walked on stage without a shirt so all of tattoos were on display. He had tried last season but was told he danced too feminine, so he was back to show his masculine moves. Lil’ Buck said he was a strong dancer, but while Nigel agreed, he also said Conrad’s face was too “smiley and light.” Yes, he got a ticket.