Plays and Musicals in San Francisco

Photo from 'Evita' musical
Evita
Evita
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

June 27 - September 7, 2024

Photo from 'Evita' musical
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
By Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, and Jonathan Sayer

September 21 – November 9, 2024

The cast of The Play That Goes Wrong at The Off-Broadway Company; (c) Jeremy Daniel.

2024/25 Season
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Plays and Musicals on stage in San Francisco:

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Evita

JUNE 27 – SEP 7, 2024

Evita

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

The Tony-winning musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey to becoming the most powerful woman in Latin America.

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The Play that Goes Wrong

SEP 21 – NOV 9, 2024

The Play that Goes Wrong

Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, and Jonathan Sayer

An Olivier Award-winning comedy that’s a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes.

Waitress

NOV 21, 2024 – JAN 18, 2025

Waitress

Book by Jessie Nelson
Music and Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
Based upon the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly

This smash-hit musical phenomenon tells the story of Jenna, a small-town waitress who dreams of something bigger.

Exotic Deadly or the MSG play

JAN 30 – MAR 8, 2025

Exotic Deadly: Or the MSG Play

By Keiko Green

A whimsical, time-traveling adventure that uncovers the truth about MSG, the mysterious and misunderstood ingredient getting all the kids hooked!

Fat Ham

MAR 20 – APR 19, 2025

Fat Ham

By James Ijames

This Pulitzer Prize-winning reinvention of Hamlet is a compelling examination of love and loss, pain and joy.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

MAY 1 – JUNE 21, 2025

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens

Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play, and the Tony Award for Best Play.

Just Announced

My Fair Lady

JULY 3 – SEP 13, 2025

Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady

Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe

Winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical, My Fair Lady is a Broadway classic about transformation, patronage, gender politics and class.

San Francisco Playhouse

San Francisco Playhouse is a nonprofit theatre in downtown San Francisco. The Bay Area’s most award-winning theatre company (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, 2012-2022), the Playhouse stages plays and musicals every year, including world premieres, Broadway and Off-Broadway hits, and thought-provoking works from playwrights around the world.

The company has been hailed by the New York Times as “a company that stages some of the most consistently high-quality work around,” was praised by KQED as “one of the few theaters in the Bay Area that has a mission that actually shows up on stage,” and called “local theater at its best” by the San Francisco Chronicle. The company was awarded the American Theatre Wing National Theatre Company grant, making it eligible for the Regional Tony Award.

San Francisco theatre productions take place Tuesday through Sunday at the Playhouse’s Mainstage in the Union Square theatre district, in addition to other performances at Sandbox venues throughout the city. Click here for a full schedule of events.

Latest News

Eva Peron

Evita – A note from the Artistic Director

Initially, I selected Evita for our 2023/24 Season because I knew it was going to be an election year in the U.S. and our democracy was certain to be on the line. I thought, “wouldn’t it be interesting to look at another time and place where a very charismatic populist leader rose up with his …

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The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie – A Note from the Artistic Director

A high school junior who had played a supporting role in one musical but hadn’t really cared much about the experience was waiting for a bus when he noticed a used bookstore. Curious, he wandered in – and drawn to the drama section, he scanned the titles. High on a shelf, he saw a little …

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