Theater & Shows in Oakland


"Sister Act" at Mayo Performing Arts Center, January 31—February 1(Up to 48%Off)

"Sister Act"

Mayo Performing Arts Center

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A Broadway musical now on national tour transports the story of the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg film to the disco era with songs from Alan Menken

$62 $32

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Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México or Tango Buenos Aires at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts (Up to 31% Off)

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

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Symphony orchestra from Mexico pays homage to Spanish and German composers; world-traveling dance troupe brings the sensual tango to life

$30 $21

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"Black Angels Over Tuskegee" at St. Luke's Theatre Through March 1 (Up to 41% Off). Offer Powered by Telecharge.com.

"Black Angels Over Tuskegee"

St. Luke's Theatre

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An acclaimed play follows the first African-Americans to fly in the U.S. Air Force as they fight in World War II while battling prejudice

$59.50 $35

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"MAMMA MIA!" on Broadway with Select Perfomances Through March 15 (Up to 39% Off). Offer Powered by TelechargeOffers.com.

"Mamma Mia!"

Broadhurst Theatre

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The tale of a young woman searching for her father is driven by numerous ABBA hits, including “Dancing Queen” and “Take a Chance on Me”

$70 $49

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"Selling A Home In NYC: What Every Seller Needs To Know"Presented by Cooper & Cooper Real Estate on Tuesday, February 17 (Up to 62% Off)

Cooper & Cooper Real Estate presents "Selling A Home In NYC: What Every Seller Needs To Know"

Intercontinental Hotel

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Two experienced financial and real-estate experts help potential sellers learn about marketing property in New York City

$50 $19

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"Drunk Shakespeare" at The Lounge, January 28–February 19 (Up to 52% Off)

"Drunk Shakespeare"

Roy Arias Theater

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The show that TimeOut New York calls a “live-action Drunk History” always starts the same way: one cast member downs shots of whiskey

$58 $29

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The Rockettes in "New York Spring Spectacular" at Radio City Music Hall on March 12–April 4 (Up to 25% Off)

New York Spring Spectacular

Radio City Music Hall

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3D effects, larger-than-life puppetry, and The Rockettes’ famous high-kicking dance numbers fill a brand new musical that spans New York

$65.70 $49

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"Havana Rakatan" at New York City Center, Live Cuban Dance and Music, February 18-22 (Up to 33% Off)

"Havana Rakatan"

New York City Center

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Energetic dancers and onstage musicians highlight the roots of Cuban music and dance, from Spanish culture to African faiths to jazz

$73.50 $49

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Up to 43% Off Broadway's "On the Town" through Feb. 28

"On the Town"

Lyric Theatre

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“New York Times”–praised production of Leonard Bernstein musical follows sailors’ search for love while on shore leave

$37

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"The Fantasticks" at Snapple Theater Center Through March 31 (Up to 56% Off)

"The Fantasticks"

Snapple Theater

The world’s longest-running musical tells a story of young love, feuding families, and a mysterious man

$83.50 $37

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"Brian Dykstra Selling Out" at The Playroom Theater, January 27–March 3 (Up to 46% Off)

"Brian Dykstra Selling Out"

The Playroom Theater

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Actor, playwright, and Def Poetry Jam alum Brian Dykstra tackles money and power in a comedically provocative one-man show

$35 $19

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"Chicago" at Ambassador Theatre Through March 1 (Up to 39% Off)

"Chicago"

Ambassador Theatre

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Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, TV’s John O’Hurley, and Broadway veterans sizzle their way through the acclaimed musical about power and crime

$49.50 $39

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Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on March 11–29 (Up to 44% Off)

Paul Taylor Dance Company

David Koch Theatre

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Company’s fourth season at Lincoln Center showcases a diverse repertoire by the last living member of the American modern dance pantheon

$63 $43

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Bachelorette Party Package at "Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man" Through March 31 (Up to 35% Off)

"Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man"

The 777 Theatre

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Romantic comedy with benefits dishes advice for straight women and is hailed as “uproariously funny” and “saucy!”

$76.90 $55

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Bad Dancing World Championship Finals!!! on March 25–April 22 (Up to 52%Off)

Bad Dancing World Championship Finals!!!

The Lounge at Roy Arias Stages

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Bad dancers show off the most terrible, cringe-inducing moves they can muster in an 80-minute show

$58 $29

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Cabaret Night for Two or Four with Drinks and Dessert at Metropolitan Room (Up to 59% Off)

Metropolitan Room

Flatiron District

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Intimate concert venue voted Best Cabaret in 2008 byNew York magazine offers late-night bites with live jazz and comedy

$79 $35

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Brazilian Dinner and Dancing for Two or Four at S.O.B.'s (Sounds of Brazil) (Up to 65% Off)

S.O.B.'s ( Sounds of Brazil )

SoHo

Salsa on Friday evening and samba on Saturday evening at an intimate dinner club

$170 $65

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"Dead Sexy Burlesque" Admission and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Times Scare NYC (Up to 55% Off)

"Dead Sexy Burlesque"

Times Scare NYC

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Neo-burlesque performers put on titillating performances themed around monsters, zombies, and death

$40 $20

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Arthur Murray Dance Studio has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with other classmates as the instructors assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.

257 E Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood,
NJ
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Edie Ollwerther grew up a touring dancer, with television and teaching credits to her name. When she married, she took a break—but it wasn't long before neighborhood parents knew of her history in dance. They encouraged her to begin giving lessons to their children, and Edie obliged by transforming her basement into a studio space.

That was in the 1970s. Today, Edie and her fellow instructors—some of whom are former students, now grown—act as the heads of a continually growing family of dancers. Their curriculum encompasses tap, jazz, ballet, and musical theater, as well as vocal coaching and hip-hop routines. Some of their pupils learn to shimmy as a hobby, and others aim to join the competition team, whose performances have taken them to Disney World and aboard a Carnival Cruise ship.

277 Hackensack St
Wood Ridge,
NJ
US

Adrienne Logan is a dance guru, and she's got the resume to prove it; she was a student of Fred Kelly (Gene Kelly?s brother), studied at the Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway, and she's now the owner of Just off Broadway. Along with a faculty of talented dancers, she leads classes for students of all ages in disciplines such as jazz, musical theater, and tap. Aspiring ballerinas can study under resident ballet maestro Andrea Kron, who studied at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, performed in Radio City Music Hall, and danced as a Rockette. Like eating a bowl of pure cane sugar for dessert, the need to dance has no age limit, which is why the staff also leads dance classes for adults, as well as fitness classes such as Pilates, Zumba, and barre fitness.

118 Broadway
Hillsdale,
NJ
US

The consortium of professional instructors at the many Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.

295 Route 304
Nanuet,
NY
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Before taking the reins at Broadway Performing Arts, Elisa Heinsohn appeared on the TV series Fame, and Cleve Asbury acted in the Oscar-winning film Chicago. The duo also racked up an impressive set of Broadway credits—Asbury most recently played Mr. Ovington in the hit How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying—and starred in more television commercials than a dog who can talk. Nowadays, the two continue their performing-arts work while co-owning and co-directing their studio, leading their team as they teach students from 3-year-olds to adults. The studio’s eclectic curricula hone students’ skills in disciplines such as musical theater, dance, and guitar.

357 Broad Street
Bloomfield,
NJ
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Knights in shining armor. White horses. Fair maidens. All the magnificent trappings of a bygone era come to life at Medieval Times, where ironclad knights clash for the title of King's Champion in front of a wide-eyed audience that peppers the battlefield with cheers and jeers between bites of a four-course dinner. Each two-hour tournament channels the pageantry and spectacle of 11th-century Spain, pitting six competitors against each other inside a spacious, sand-filled arena for the honor of earning the title of champion and the favor of the royal court. A spirited musical score infuses epic onslaughts with an extra dose of tension as adversaries joust atop stallions, deflect ferocious blows, and slice through suits forged of authentic junk mail. To further immerse guests in the fairy tale, Medieval Times encourages each guest to declare their allegiance by cheering loudly for the knight in their corner.

Like royal guests centuries ago, spectators bask in the revelry while feasting upon a finger-friendly bill of fare without the aid of utensils or the "choo-choo" sounds of parents. The four-course feast includes a tomato-bisque soup starter, oven-roasted chicken with a garlic-bread side, single spare rib, and an herb-basted potato. Servers periodically fill patrons? goblets with soda or water, which adults can supplement with purchases from a full-service bar. Meals conclude with the castle's sweet pastry dessert.

149 Polito Avenue
Lyndhurst,
NJ
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