ASR Picks Archive


Here you’ll find an archive of ASR writers & editors picks of noteworthy events in the bustling art worlds of the San Francisco Bay Area!

Aisle Seat Review Theater Pick Archive

Barry Willis Picks Archive:

Summer 2019 — “The Year of Magical Thinking”, starring Stacy Ross, at Aurora Theatre Company,  2081 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA.

Dec 2018 — “Polar Bears” — Written & Directed by David Templeton. Left Edge Theater Co., at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd. Santa Rosa, CA.

Dec 2018 “The House of Yes” Written by Wendy Macleod. Directed by Elizabeth Craven. Main Stage West 104 N Main St Sebastopol, CA 95472.

Oct 2018 — “Olso” — Written by J.T. Rogers. Directed by Jasson MinadakisMarin Theater Co. 397 Miller Ave. Mill Valley, CA.

Oct 2018“The Addams Family – A New Musical” — Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Directed by Carl Jordan. Spreckels Performing Arts Center.

Oct 2018 — “Detroit ’67” by Dominique Morisseau. Directed by Darryl V. Jones. Aurora Theater Company Berkeley, CA.

Sept 2018 — “Savage Wealth” by Bob Duxbury. Directed by John Shillington. Main Stage West Sebastopol, CA.

Aug/Sept 2018 — “Sunday in the Park with George” by James Lapine. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Bill English. At SF Playhouse, San Francisco, CA.

July 2018 — “Always, Patsy Cline” by Ted Swindley. Sonoma Arts Live, Sonoma, CA.

June/July 2018 — “A Walk on the Moon” by Pamela Gray; Music by Paul Scott Goodman; Directed by Sheryl Kaller. American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, CA

May/June 2018 — An Entomologist’s Love Story by Melissa Ross. Directed by Giovanna Sardelli. at SF Playhouse, San Francisco, CA.

May 2018 —Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison. Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll at Marin Theatre Company, San Rafael, CA.

Feb. 2018 — “Equus” by Sir Peter Shaffer. Directed by Lennie Dean. At 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa, CA.

Feb. 2018 — “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller. Directed by Carl Jordan. At Novato Theater Company, Novato, CA.

Feb. 2018 — “Disgraced” by Ayad Akhtar. Directed by Phoebe Moyer. At Left Edge Theatre, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa CA.

Feb. 2018 — “Skeleton Crew” by Dominique Morisseau. Directed by Jade King Carroll. At Marin Theater Company, Mill Valley CA.

Nicole Singley Picks Archive:

January 2019 “Swallow” – Written by Stef Smith. Directed by Missy Weave. At Main Stage West. Production at Main Stage West, Sebastopol, CA.

Nov 2018 “Hand to God”  Written by Robert Askins. Directed by Chris Ginesi.  Left Edge Theater. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road Santa Rosa, CA.

June/July 2018 — Savannah Sipping Society by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten. Directed by Tina Taylor.  At Ross Valley Players, Ross, CA.

May 2018 — “Tinderella” Book by Rose Oser.  Music by Christian B. Schmidt. Lyrics by Weston Scott. Choreography by Meredith Joelle Charlson. Directed by Ken Savage at Custom Made Theatre Company, San Francisco, CA.

Kris Neely Picks Archive:

Feb. 2018 “Red Speedo” by Lucas Hnath. Directed by Markus Potter. At Center Repertory Company, Walnut Creek, CA.

Cary Lynn  Pace Picks Archive:

August 2019“Those Dancin’ Feet”, directed by Roy Lightner. Transcendence Theatre Company at Jack London State Historic Park, Glen Ellen (Sonoma).
July 2019 “My Fair Lady”Sonoma Arts Live.  Sonoma Community Center.