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Broadway By the Bay cruises with ‘Show Boat’ : One of the most acclaimed musicals of all time, "Show Boat," is being presented by Broadway By the Bay.

Susan Himes-Powers, who plays Magnolia, daughter of the boat’s owner, sees in the play a timeless sweeping quality, emphasizing love and forgiveness. "Although Magnolia is very naïve about the world, she is full of life, emotion and passion," Himes-Powers says.

Playing Gaylord Ravenal, Ben Jones makes his debut at Broadway By the Bay. He says, "Gaylord grew up wealthy but has become the black sheep of the family because of his gambling obsession. I can identify with him being a dreamer and carefree spirit. At the start we are about the same age. However, my biggest challenge is coming back 40 years later, very mature and completely changed. I actually have two different roles in this show, although we still feel young as we once were."

The show is onstage at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center, 600 North Delaware St., through April 22. Tickets are $15-$38.

Call (650) 579-5565 or visit


The Beaux Arts Trio, led by indefatigable founding pianist Menahem Pressler, will perform Beethoven’s "Archduke" Trio and Schubert’s Trio in E-flat, Op. 100 at 2 p.m. today at the Florence Gould Theater at the Legion of Honor, 34th Avenue and Clement Street, San Francisco. Tickets are $41-$45. Call (415) 392-4400 or visit


Willy Loman is a conflicted, second-generation American Jew trapped in his pursuit of the American dream in a reimagination of Arthur Miller’s classic play "Death of a Salesman" presented byTraveling Jewish Theatre. The production features a live cello score. The show opens at 7 p.m. Sunday at Theater Artaud, 450 Florida St., San Francisco, and runs through April 29.

Tickets are $22 to $34. Call (415) 621-7797 or visit

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