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Virgin America Has an Awesome New Safety Video: “Buckle Up, To Get Down” – Set To Song And Dance

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
San Francisco’s Hometown Airline has outdone itself with its new air safety video. All the deets
  • 36 Total Dancers
  • 26 Hours on Set
  • 14 Dance Styles Used: animation, b-boy, break dancing, Broadway, contemporary, contortion, finger-tutting, jazz, lyrical, pop-and-locking, tango, and waving–just to name a few.
  • 10 So You Think You Can Dance Alum
  • American Idol Semi Finalist: Todrick Hall
  • 1 Character from the Original Safety Video: the “Nun”
  • 2 Former Olympians: Tamara Campos as the “Nun” and Emilie Livingston as the “Teacher”
Check it:

“Virgin America Remixes The Safety Video:  Airline’s New Safety Video Set To Song And Dance

Hollywood Director Jon M. Chu and American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance Alums Tapped to Create First-of-its-Kind Video

Flyers Can Win Chance to Be Cast in a Future Version of Video by Showing off Their Best Freestyle #VXsafetydance Moves

Today Only, Airline Launches “Buckle Up, To Get Down” Special Offer of Up to 20% off Flights Nationwide* (restrictions apply)

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29, 2013 — Virgin America, the airline that first put an irreverent twist on the in-flight safety video in the U.S., is taking its pre-flight safety education to new heights with the first-ever domestic safety video set entirely to music and performed in dance.  Launching on Google Play, YouTube and live on digital billboards across Times Square including the American Eagle billboard (at W. 46th Street & Broadway) at 12 p.m. ET today, the video will take to the skies on flights nationwide in November. Virgin America first made waves in the safety video genre in 2007, when it became the first domestic airline to feature a cheeky in-flight safety video across its fleet.  The cult favorite animated video will still be featured onboard the airline’s Red(TM) in-flight entertainment platform, but the new “VX Safety Dance” video will freshen up the rotation with a unique pre-flight safety experience that flyers will enjoy – and pay attention to. The new video was directed by Hollywood blockbuster film director (and Virgin America frequent flyer) Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Step Up 2) and includes some of the top dancers, singers and choreographers from American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance – with production by Virgin Group’s entertainment arm, Virgin Produced.”

Ever more deets, after the jump

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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.”

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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The Bay Area Catches American Idol Fever – Tryouts Today

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

It’s on! Thousands of Bay Areans are down at the Cow Palace in Daly City trying to qualify for American Idol.

This is what it looks like when American Idol comes to town and they let people sleep in line at the Palace. However, the cold night air of Daly City can’t be good for your singing voice. So this year, it’s all about wristbands.

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via mrwilloby’s photostream on Flickr

Smart contestants already have a guaranteed slot, having cleared one hurdle by singing at Skip’s Music in Elk Grove, CA.

There is some controvesy this year concerning the writers for the show. You’d think American Idol wouldn’t require writers, but they do, apparently. Oh well. San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Dufty and Senator Carole Migden have worked on these issues lately.

Good Luck contestants!