Posts Tagged ‘2010-2011’

Meet the Cast of the Billy Elliot Play Tonight at 6:30 PM at Our Castro Threatre and See the Billy Elliot Film at 7:00 PM

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Tonight, July 18, 2011, is Billy Elliot Night at our Castro Theatre!

Sean Penn (you see him?) probably won’t be there at the Castro, but it’s not impossible since he’s been popping up all over town lately: 

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And then you’ll have until August 21, 2011 to catch the SHN play version of Billy at our Orpheum Theatre.

Hurray!

Debut of Billy Elliot at the Orpheum Theatre a Huge Success – You Can’t Not Like This Show!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

No matter where you fit in as a fan of the Theatre, you’re going to love Billy Elliot, now playing at SHN’s Orpheum Theatre through September 17th, 2011.

And the glowing reviews are in already, from Albert Goodwyn, for one:

“This inspirational musical celebrates a dream come true. SHN’s traveling production is seamlessly orchestrated and performed with a high level of polish. The musicians in the pit, led by Maestro Jon Rose on piano, found every nuance and compositional gesture of Elton John’s music.”

O.K. then.

Michael Brosilow

And the Twitterers, well they liked it too:

“Wow! Bravo to @shnsfBilly Elliot cast! I left the theatre wanting to go dancing!!”

You’re going to love Billy Elliot.

(And if you go to the box office at 8th and Market, you really can tickets for just $35, no fees, no nothing.)

All right, see you there!

 

OMG, This is It – It’s Billy Elliot, the Best Musical of the Decade, at Your Orpheum Theatre, June 27 to September 17

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

It’s the best show of the current season at SHN and it’s almost here. See?

New York Times, Variety, New York Post, USA TodayOpening Night in Canada is a Hit!Billy Elliot nothing less than a triumph All hail King Billy

Now, the time to get your tickets is right now and the place to get them is right here, or at the box office at 8th and Market (but sadly, it’s closed ’til June 19th, 2011 – check the days and hours here).

Oh yes, check the parental advisory:

“PARENTAL ADVISORY - Billy Elliot is most appropriate for children 8 years of age or older. It contains strong language and some scenes of confrontation between policemen and miners.”

Fair ‘nough.

In closing, OMG, Billy Elliot is almost here!

“BROADWAY’S “BEST MUSICAL OF THE DECADE” -Time Magazine

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
is a joyous celebration of one young boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls BILLY ELLIOT “THE MOST INSPIRING SHOW I’VE SEEN IN YEARS.”

Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising passion that inspires his family and his whole community. A big musical with an even bigger heart, BILLY ELLIOT will enchant the dreamer in all of us.

For more information on the show, click here.”

Don’t Miss Fantastic Programs 6 and 7 at Our San Francisco Ballet – Both Gone by April 20th – The Reviews are In

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Program 6:

Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle Dance Correspondent

Per Sean MartinField,PROGRAM 6 is one of the finest triptych’s ever assembled by the San Francisco Ballet

And here’s Becca Klarin

Program 7:

Rita Felciano: Two Reprises, One Premiere

And Ann Murphy brings it all home for us.

Watch the trailer for our San Francisco Ballet‘s Programs 6 and 7 right here.

(So, Program 6 has 7 for Eight and Program 7 has Number Nine, srsly?)

And after these two end on April 20th, we’ll get the chance to see the return of the dramatic Little Mermaid (Program 8). And speaking of which, two of the Little Mermaid performances in May will be recorded by eight high-def cameras for Great Performances on PBS, so how about that?

And then that will be it for the 2010-2011 season.

All the deets, below

PROGRAM 6

Run Time: 2:05

Read the program notes

7 for Eight

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

7 for Eight

Ghosts©

Composer: C.F. Kip Winger
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon

Chroma – Critically Acclaimed-NEW!

Composers: Joby Talbot, Jack White
Choreographer: Wayne McGregor

Christopher Wheeldon’s Ghosts—an ethereal journey of moods and movement melds to Bach’s keyboard concertos that serve as inspiration for Helgi Tomasson’s elegant and neoclassical 7 for Eight. And not to be missed is the SF Ballet premiere of Wayne McGregor’s critical sensation Chroma, set to original compositions by Joby Talbot and arrangements by Jack White of The White Stripes.

Choose a Date:

Tue, Apr 12, 2011, 8:00 PM

Fri, Apr 15, 2011, 8:00 PM

Sun, Apr 17, 2011, 2:00 PM

Wed, Apr 20, 2011, 7:30 PM

 

 

PROGRAM 7

Run Time: 2:08

Read the program notes

Underskin

Composer: Arnold Schoenberg
Choreographer: Renato Zanella

Underskin

Number Nine – World Premiere!

Composer: Michael Torke
Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon

Petrouchka – Cultural Treasure!

Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Choreographer: Michel Fokine

petrouchka

Set to a passionate composition by Arnold Schoenberg, Renato Zanella’s Underskin reveals the power and mystique of its female protagonists. Next, Christopher Wheeldon’s world premiere of Number Nine offers a rich and electrifying work for 24 dancers,followed by Fokine’s Petrouchka, the tragic tale of a puppet who possesses a human soul, only to be tortured by the emptiness and ignorance of others.

From the Hellman Family in honor of Patricia C. Hellman, also known as “Patrichka,” a former professional ballet dancer and soloist with the London Festival Ballet.

Choose a Date:

Wed, Apr 13, 2011, 7:30 PM

Thu, Apr 14, 2011, 8:00 PM

Sat, Apr 16, 2011, 2:00 PM

Sat, Apr 16, 2011, 8:00 PM

Tue, Apr 19, 2011, 8:00 PM

San Francisco Ballet’s Penultimate Programs 6 and 7 Run April 7-20: “Two Diverse Programs, Two Exciting Premieres”

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Watch the trailer for our San Francisco Ballet‘s Programs 6 and 7 right here.

(So, Program 6 has 7 for Eight and Program 7 has Number Nine, srsly?)

And after these two end on April 20th, we’ll get the chance to see the return of the dramatic Little Mermaid (Program 8). And then that will be it for the 2010-2011 season.

All the deets, below

PROGRAM 6

Run Time: 2:05

Read the program notes

7 for Eight

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

7 for Eight

Ghosts©

Composer: C.F. Kip Winger
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon

Chroma – Critically Acclaimed-NEW!

Composers: Joby Talbot, Jack White
Choreographer: Wayne McGregor

Christopher Wheeldon’s Ghosts—an ethereal journey of moods and movement melds to Bach’s keyboard concertos that serve as inspiration for Helgi Tomasson’s elegant and neoclassical 7 for Eight. And not to be missed is the SF Ballet premiere of Wayne McGregor’s critical sensation Chroma, set to original compositions by Joby Talbot and arrangements by Jack White of The White Stripes.

Choose a Date:

Thu, Apr 7, 2011, 8:00 PM

Sat, Apr 9, 2011, 2:00 PM

Sat, Apr 9, 2011, 8:00 PM

Tue, Apr 12, 2011, 8:00 PM

Fri, Apr 15, 2011, 8:00 PM

Sun, Apr 17, 2011, 2:00 PM

Wed, Apr 20, 2011, 7:30 PM

 

 

PROGRAM 7

Run Time: 2:08

Read the program notes

Underskin

Composer: Arnold Schoenberg
Choreographer: Renato Zanella

Underskin

Number Nine – World Premiere!

Composer: Michael Torke
Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon

Petrouchka – Cultural Treasure!

Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Choreographer: Michel Fokine

petrouchka

Set to a passionate composition by Arnold Schoenberg, Renato Zanella’s Underskin reveals the power and mystique of its female protagonists. Next, Christopher Wheeldon’s world premiere of Number Nine offers a rich and electrifying work for 24 dancers,followed by Fokine’s Petrouchka, the tragic tale of a puppet who possesses a human soul, only to be tortured by the emptiness and ignorance of others.

From the Hellman Family in honor of Patricia C. Hellman, also known as “Patrichka,” a former professional ballet dancer and soloist with the London Festival Ballet.

Choose a Date:

Fri, Apr 8, 2011, 8:00 PM

Sun, Apr 10, 2011, 2:00 PM

Wed, Apr 13, 2011, 7:30 PM

Thu, Apr 14, 2011, 8:00 PM

Sat, Apr 16, 2011, 2:00 PM

Sat, Apr 16, 2011, 8:00 PM

Tue, Apr 19, 2011, 8:00 PM

8th Annual Mavericks Surf Contest Wave Watch Window Starts November 1, 2010 – All the Deets

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Believe it or not, Mavericks, or at least the waiting period for Mavericks, will start up again in just three short months.

(And guess what, I haven’t seen any self-rightous falderal burbling up from San Mateo County lately – that that can only be a good thing.)

As promised, all the deets, below.

Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz at Opening Ceremonies 2009 – ISI Photos, click to expand

Mavericks Gears Up for the 8th Annual Mavericks Surf Contest®

$150,000 Prize Purse Offered for 2nd Year; Initial Sponsors On Board; Enhancements to Epic Contest to be Unveiled in Coming Months

Half Moon Bay, CA/San Francisco, CA – August 3, 2010 – On the heels of perhaps the greatest big-wave surfing contest in history last February, Mavericks is back and bigger than ever. Preparations are underway for the 8th annual Mavericks Surf Contest® showcasing 24 of the world’s finest big-wave surfers battling for the largest prize purse in big-wave surfing.  The 2010/2011 Contest is poised to return to Half Moon Bay, California later this year and will include a number of enhancements to bring Mavericks to an even broader audience, while continuing to honor the spot, the riders, and the local community. 

The Contest Is Back.  Mavericks Surf Ventures is very proud to make this first announcement laying the groundwork for the 2010/2011 Mavericks Surf Contest®, picking up right where last season left off.  The dedicated team has been very busy in the off-season and has just completed a fundraising round that will greatly benefit this year’s event, the riders, the coastside community, and the future of Mavericks and big-wave surfing for years to come. “Our goal is to keep the focus on the soul of the event and respect for the spot, giving the power to the surfers to make ‘the call’ and helping to bring the Mavericks’ ocean phenomenon to a broader global audience,” said Mavericks CEO Keir J. Beadling.

Convergance vs. divergance. See?

Ever more deets, after the jump

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Billiy Elliot! Shrek! SHN Announces the 2010-2011 Best of Broadway Season

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Well it’s not too early to start thinking about the new theatre season that SHN is bringing to San Francisco. Here it is:

SHN ANNOUNCES 2010-2011 BEST OF BROADWAY SEASON

The newly illuminated fairytale musical based on the popular animated film
SHREK THE MUSICAL,
The emotional powerhouse and ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize-winning new musical
NEXT TO NORMAL,
A rock anthem love story celebrating the 1980′s
ROCK OF AGES,
The wildly popular and unique performance of the
BLUE MAN GROUP,
And the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Blockbuster
BILLY ELLIOT

It’ll be the 1980′s all over again when Rock of Ages hits town:

SAN FRANCISCO…SHN is thrilled to announce the 2010-2011 Best of Broadway Season, under the direction of Carole Shorenstein Hays and Robert Nederlander presented at San Francisco’s Orpheum, Curran and Golden Gate Theatres. SHN, the pre-eminent theatrical entertainment company in San Francisco, offers the ultimate Broadway experience to all Bay Area audiences.

“What a full cast of characters we have for our audiences next season,” enthused Carole Shorenstein Hays as she announced the 2010-2011 Best of Broadway season.  “The shows are diverse in style but share inspiring themes.  Each show features characters who reach deep inside to find an inner truth and strength. SHN strives to bring uplifting theatrical experiences to our Bay Area theater family and we believe this will be especially true for the 2010-2011 Season.”

Renewing subscribers can renew now through their My SHN Account online at shnsf.com or by calling 888 SHN (746) 1799. Renewal packages and invoices are currently being mailed.

New subscriptions are available now online and at 888 SHN (746) 1799, and range in price from $155-$555. 

2010-2011 SHN Best of Broadway Subscription Series Currently Available Online at shnsf.com

All the deets after the jump.

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San Francisco’s Official Budget Focus Group: A Postcard Invitation Town Hall Meeting

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Well this was different. Seems that participants at today’s San Francisco’s Budget Town Hall in Golden Gate Park were invited by postcard to spend a few hours voicing their opinions about the city budget for 2010-2011. See?

And by voicing their opinions, I really mean they were clicking on Reply Mini remote control voting devices as if they were in a focus group.

An invitee. Perhaps the free California Academy of Sciences tickets given out to participants adjusted his attitude:

The mise-en-scene today, complete with City Department heads.

Here’s the spiel from Mayor Gavin Newsom. (Don’t be surprised to see some shots from the photographers today being used in the Lt. Governor’s race down the road.) Anyway, it seems “some” of the “150 people” who “run San Francisco” by speaking out at “every” public meeting are “paid to be there” – that’s the news of the day. And nobody showed up in a chicken suit.

Are today’s participants San Francisco’s version of Nixon’s Great Silent Majority? You Make The Call.