Upcoming Shows

B Street Theatre is always hunting for the best shows to present to Northern California’s appreciators of live theatre. We strive to bring you contemporary works, uproarious comedies, thoughtful dramas, and engaging family shows. Many of the shows we produce are world, national, or California premieres if not original pieces tailor made for B Street audiences. Below you’ll find details on the next amazing pieces that will be gracing our stages.

Mainstage Series
Speed-the-Plow – September 24 – November 6, 2016
A Christmas Carol – November – December, 2016
Becoming Dr. Ruth – January – February, 2017
Concussed: Four Days in The Dark – February – March, 2017
Treatment – April – May, 2017
The Lion in Winter – June – July, 2016

Special Engagement
Chessman – October 13 – October 22, 2016

B3 Series
The Christians – January 11 – February 12, 2017
Lungs – May 17 – June 18, 2017
An Act of God – June 28 – July 30, 2017
TBA – August 9 – September 10, 2017

Family Series
The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi – October 1 – November 6, 2016
Robin Hood – November 19 – December 25, 2016
Going West: The Story of The Transcontinental Railroad – February 25 – April 2, 2017
Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook – April 22 – May 28, 2017


Speed-the-Plow

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By David Mamet
September 24 – November 6, 2016

The incendiary contemporary classic, Speed-The-Plow hits the B Street Theatre in an explosive production. This blisteringly funny look at the movie business and the battle for one studio executive’s soul will shock, dazzle and make you roar with laughter.

Preview – $18.00 tickets

September 24 at 5:00pm & September 25 at 2:00pm

Opening

September 25 at 7:00pm

$9.00 at 9:00pm showing!

October 1 at 9:00pm

Show Times

Tuesdays at 6:30pm, Wednesdays at 2:00pm & 6:30pm, Thursdays & Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 5:00pm & 9:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm

Tickets

$26-$38, $18 Preview, $8 Student Rush (Valid College ID required)

Additional Show Information

A Christmas Carol

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adapted by Buck Busfield from the Charles Dickens’ beloved tale
November – December, 2016

It’s December 24, 2016, and Ebenezer Scrooge is tired of having his sickeningly sweet redemption told and retold every December for the last 173 years. And he wants out! Watch, laugh and gasp as literature’s greatest curmudgeon tries to free himself from the grasp of world’s most popular Christmas story.

Preview

TBD

Opening

TBD

Show Times

Tuesdays at 6:30pm, Wednesdays at 2:00pm & 6:30pm, Thursdays & Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 5:00pm & 9:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm

Tickets

$26-$38, $18 Preview, $8 Student Rush (Valid College ID required)

Additional Show Information

Becoming Dr. Ruth

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By Mark St. Germain
January – February, 2017

Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering radio and television sex therapist. Few, however, know the incredible journey that preceded it. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a sniper, to her struggle to succeed as a single mother newly-arrived in America, Mark St. Germain deftly illuminates this remarkable woman’s untold story. Becoming Dr. Ruth is filled with the humor, honesty, and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth,” America’s most famous sex therapist.

Preview

TBD

Opening

TBD

Show Times

Tuesdays at 6:30pm, Wednesdays at 2:00pm & 6:30pm, Thursdays & Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 5:00pm & 9:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm.

Tickets

$26-$38, $18 Preview, $8 Student Rush (Valid College ID required)

Additional Show Information

Concussed: Four Days in The Dark

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By Jack Gallagher
February – March, 2017

Laugh and wince at Jack’s jarringly funny new play about the strange turn his life took, when he took a strange turn on his bike in front of an onrushing car. Touching, funny and insightful, Jack chronicles the effects of concussion on the brain…and comedy.

Preview

TBD

Opening

TBD

Show Times

Tuesdays at 6:30pm, Wednesdays at 2:00pm & 6:30pm, Thursdays & Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 5:00pm & 9:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm

Tickets

$26-$38, $18 Preview, $8 Student Rush (Valid College ID required)

Additional Show Information

Treatment

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By Stephanie Altholz, Amy Kelly and Tara Sissom
April – May, 2017

An original, autobiographical piece written and performed by B Street’s Funniest Ladies.

Preview

TBD

Opening

TBD

Show Times

Tuesdays at 6:30pm, Wednesdays at 2:00pm & 6:30pm, Thursdays & Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 5:00pm & 9:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm

Tickets

$26-$38, $18 Preview, $8 Student Rush (Valid College ID required)

Additional Show Information

The Lion in Winter

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By James Goldman
October – November, 2016

Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play, set during Christmas of 1183, centers around the inner conflicts of the royal family as they fight over not only a kingdom, but King Henry’s paramour. See the play that inspired the television hit, Empire.

Preview

TBD

Opening

TBD

Show Times

Tuesdays at 6:30pm, Wednesdays at 2:00pm & 6:30pm, Thursdays & Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 5:00pm & 9:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm

Tickets

$26-$38, $18 Preview, $8 Student Rush (Valid College ID required)

Additional Show Information

Chessman

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October 13 – October 22, 2016
From cell 2455 in San Quentin, Caryl Chessman battles politicians and prosecutors over 12 years as he desperately seeks to avoid the gas chamber. As Chessman runs out of options, he turns to the one man who can save him: Governor Pat Brown. All eyes are on Brown while he balances his private beliefs and public duty – and confronts disagreements within his own family — as he decides whether to grant clemency to the most famous Death Row prisoner in the world.

Soft opening

October 13 at 2:00pm

Opening

October 14 at 7:00pm

Show Times

Tuesdays – Fridays at 7:00pm, Saturdays at 8:00pm

Tickets

$26 – $38

Additional Show Information

The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi

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October 1 – November 6, 2016
The gloves are off in this wild comic adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s famous book. In one corner it’s Rikki Tikki Tavi, the love able mongoose. In the other corner it’s Nag, the fearsome Cobra. Watch as these two square off in this fun and musical show. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Preview

October 1 at 1:00pm

Opening

October 1 at 4:00pm

Show Times

Saturday & Sundays at 1:00pm & 4:00pm

Tickets

$23 for adults and $18 for children, $11-$15 Preview

Additional Show Information

Robin Hood

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November 19 – December 25, 2016
An original retelling of the classic hero of Sherwood Forest. Four actors bring to life the story of Robin Hood and his merry men as they steal from the rich to give to the poor. This action packed adaptation features sword-play, chivalry and plenty of laughs. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Preview

November 19 at 1:00pm

Opening

November 19 at 4:00pm

Show Times

Saturday & Sundays at 1:00pm & 4:00pm

Tickets

$23 for adults and $18 for children, $11-$15 Preview

Additional Show Information

Going West: The Story of The Transcontinental Railroad

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February 25 – April 2, 2017
In this original work, the men and women who two sides of this vast nation together are examined. With courage and fortitude, the singular vision of these leaders created one of the most celebrated and important ventures of our time. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Preview

February 25 at 1:00pm

Opening

February 25 at 4:00pm

Show Times

Saturday & Sundays at 1:00pm & 4:00pm

Tickets

$23 for adults and $18 for children, $11-$15 Preview

Additional Show Information

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

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by Allison Gregory
April 22 – May 28, 2017
B Street Family Series beloved favorite Junie B. Jones is back with an all new adventure. Junie B. has a pair of brand new furry mittens but chaos erupts when they go missing from the playground. Join us for this delightful adaptation of Barbara Park’s endearing book. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Preview

April 22 at 1:00pm

Opening

April 22 at 4:00pm

Show Times

Saturday & Sundays at 1:00pm & 4:00pm

Tickets

$23 for adults and $18 for children, $11-$15 Preview

Additional Show Information

The Christians

by Lucas Hnath
January 11 – February 12, 2017
The breakout hit of the 2014 Humana Festival, The Christians by Lucas Hnath examines faith in America and the challenge of changing one’s mind.

Preview

TBD

Opening

TBD

Show Times

Tuesdays – Fridays at 7:00pm, Saturday at 8:00pm, select Sunday matinees at 1:00pm and select Thursday matinees at 2:00pm

Tickets

$26 – $38, $18 preview tickets

Additional Show Information

Lungs

by Duncan Macmillan
May 17 – June 18, 2017
This off-kilter love story by the author of EVERY BRILLIANT THING is at once blisteringly funny and unbearably poignant. Should a couple have a child in these uncertain times, and will their relationship survive the debate?

Preview

TBD

Opening

TBD

Show Times

Tuesdays – Fridays at 7:00pm, Saturday at 8:00pm, select Sunday matinees at 1:00pm and select Thursday matinees at 2:00pm

Tickets

$26 – $38, $18 preview tickets

Additional Show Information

An Act of God

by David Javerbaum
August 9 – September 10, 2017
In this uproarious comedy, God has come to Earth and He’s more than a little annoyed at how we’ve twisted His words. With the help of a couple of His angels, and an actor, He’s here to amend the commandments and whip us back in shape.

Preview

TBD

Opening

TBD

Show Times

Tuesdays – Fridays at 7:00pm, Saturday at 8:00pm, select Sunday matinees at 1:00pm and select Thursday matinees at 2:00pm

Tickets

$26 – $38, $18 preview tickets

Additional Show Information