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Grinch Christmas Musical a Huge Success at Our Golden Gate Theatre – But Hurry, the Family Fun Ends Dec. 29th!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Here’s the review from the orchestra seats from last night’s San Francisco debut of Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical:

“It ain’t easy being green, but the Grinch sure makes it look fun! He struts, howls and grows endearingly lovable as he learns the Whos know Christmas comes from your heart and not the stores. Now everyone sing to that!”

It’s a live-action cartoon.

It looks just as you might expect:

So if you’re coming into town for shopping (or unshopping, during the days after Christmas), why not add some Grinch tickets to the fun?

All the deets:

“Celebrate the Holidays with the Grinch

Discover the magic of DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! The Musical, a production that has delighted thousands of families on Broadway and across the nation. Inspired by Dr. Seuss’ beloved story and featuring the hit songs “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch, bursting with holiday spirit. The Associated Press says, “This Grinch brings the Dr. Seuss classic fancifully to life – you might find your heart growing a few sizes, too,” and The New York Times says The Grinch Musical is “100 times better than any bedside story.

For more information on the show, click here.”

All right, see you there!

OMG, “How the GRINCH Stole Christmas! The Musical” Starts Tonight at the Golden Gate Theatre – Ends Dec. 29th

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

See?

“Celebrate the Holidays with the Grinch

Discover the magic of DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! The Musical, a production that has delighted thousands of families on Broadway and across the nation. Inspired by Dr. Seuss’ beloved story and featuring the hit songs “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch, bursting with holiday spirit. The Associated Press says, “This Grinch brings the Dr. Seuss classic fancifully to life – you might find your heart growing a few sizes, too,” and The New York Times says The Grinch Musical is “100 times better than any bedside story.

For more information on the show, click here.”

OMG, It’s the HAIR Musical Bus Tour – Hippies Handing Out Free Tickets, Flowers – Hurry, the Show Ends November 20th!

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

[UPDATE: Oh, Andy Wright was on the scene today.]

Here’s what you need to know about Hair right here, FYI.

Now today, the cast just went on a City tour via The TeacherBus.

See? At Haight and Ashbury:

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It Takes a Village to Park a Bus in the Upper Haight:

Oh, look it’s a hippie cast member taking photos of a recently do-ragged passersby:

And handing out “Your Hippie Name” ID stickers:

And giving away free theatre tickets on Haight:

All right, time for a group photo in front of the Ben & Jerry’s:

Via SHNSF

And all the while, bubbles, bubbles everywhere:

Break a leg, Hair!

SHN in 2012: “MYTHBUSTERS: Behind the Myths Tour” + “Mamma Mia!” + Monty Python’s “Spamalot”

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

All right, this is just a part of what SHN, Broadway in San Francisco, has for you in 2012, 1- 2-3:

MythBusters: Behind the Myths

MAMMA MIA!

SPAMALOT

News to me. Deets below.

Sometimes you’re the Jamie, sometimes you’re the Adam:

Via Robert Fujioka - don’t click to expand

Here it is:

Three Special Engagements for 2012!
SAN FRANCISCO (November 8, 2011) – SHN is thrilled to announce three special engagements for 2012: the all-new, live show MythBusters: Behind the Myths, and the return of favorites MAMMA MIA! and Monty Python’s SPAMALOT. 

MYTHBUSTERS: Behind the Myths Tour
Golden Gate Theatre – January 8

MythBusters: Behind the Myths, starring  Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series “MythBusters,” will debut at the Golden Gate Theatre for one night only, Sunday, January 8 at 7pm. It promises to be a fantastical evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories. For the first time ever, fans will join Jamie and Adam on stage and assist in their mind-blowing and mind-twisting approach to science. “MythBusters: Behind the Myths brings you face-to-face with the curious world of Jamie and Adam as the duo matches wits on stage with each other and members of the audience.
Tickets go on sale Friday, November 11 at 10AM.

Tickets for Mythbusters range in price from $45 – $160.

For more information on Mythbusters visit http://shnsf.com/shows/mythbusters

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Sunday, January 8 at 7pm

 

MAMMA MIA!
Orpheum Theatre – February 21 – March 4

MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill.  Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.  Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time atMAMMA MIA!

Tickets for MAMMA MIA! range in price for $30 – $100.

Groups of 15 or more may order now by calling Group Sales at 888 SHN 1799, Press 3 or visit http://shnsf.com/groupsales. Individual tickets will go on sale on a future date.

For more information on MAMMA MIA! visit http://shnsf.com/shows/mammamia

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
FEBRUARY 21 – MARCH 4
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Tue – Sat at 8pm
Wed, Sat & Sun at 2pm

 

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT
Orpheum Theatre – April 10 – 22

The funniest show on earth is back to taunt San Francisco for a second time!  Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, the musical comedy sensation lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and The Holy Grail,” now returns to spread laughter and cheer throughout the kingdom. SPAMALOT tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail.  But before they can find their grail, they’re taking a little side-trip to the fair city of San Francisco.

Tickets for SPAMALOT range in price for $30 – $100

Groups of 15 or more may order now by calling Group Sales at 888 SHN 1799 or visithttp://shnsf.com/groupsales. Individual tickets will go on sale on a future date.

For more information on SPAMALOT visit http://shnsf.com/shows/spamalot

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
APRIL 10 – 22
:
Tue – Sat at 8pm
Wed, Sat & Sun at 2pm

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Opening Night of the Musical HAIR a Huge Success at the Golden Gate Theatre – Get Your Pit Seats for Just $40

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

There’s A New Dawn for Hair don’t you know, and this is exactly what its ending looks like at our SHN Golden Gate Theatre.

Yesterday’s official Opening Night for Hair got a standing ovation so you can’t beat that. And Julia Walsh says you’ll LOLGet in on the fun before November 20th.

And because the band is on the stage, SHN can plank over the orchestra pit to put in more seats. These $40 rush tickets for Rows AA and BB just might be the best ones in the house for this particular show. Check it:

$40 Rush Seats - A limited number of $40 PIT SEATS will be available for all performances of HAIR 2-Hours prior to show time at the Golden Gate Theatre Box Office only. Cash Only. Limit 2 tickets per person. Tickets Subject to Availability.”

All the deets. See you there!

“JOIN THE MOVEMENT AT EPARTY.SHNSF.COM

SHN is launching the Hair eParty- a unique interactive experiece for theater-goers attending the revival of Hair at the Golden Gate Theatre playing through November 20.

During the show’s famous finale, audience members are invited onstage to dance alongside the cast of Hair.
You read that right.

You. On Stage. Dancing. With the Cast.

And that’s not all.

At every performance, the communal dance party will be recorded live and posted online at SHN’s official eParty page: eparty.shnsf.com(where you can view a special message from the Hair Tribe).

The following day, you can visit eparty.shnsf.com to watch the video, find and tag yourself and share your experience via email, Facebook and Twitter.
Join the movement. Dance on stage and share online with HAIR.”

“Your Arrest!” – Only in San Francisco Do People Make Fake Signs to Enforce Laws They Want Enforced

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Can you tell which of these two signs has been posted by the City and County of San Francisco and which has been posted by area NIMBYs? It’s easy, really.

The no turn on red sign is built to last, plus it has ID numbers on the bottom.

OTOH, the “BUYING OR SELLING TRANSFERS WILL RESULT IN YOUR ARREST” sign, despite being installed well, looks like a fake POS.

See?

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Who would do this?

It’s a mystery.

Let the Sun Shine In: HAIR Musical Plays Our Golden Gate Theatre October 25 – November 20, 2011

Friday, September 30th, 2011

OMG, it’s HAIR at SHN‘s Golden Gate Theatre!

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“WINNER! BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL 2009 TONY AWARD!

THE MOST EXCITING SHOW IN TOWN! HAIR FEELS UTTERLY OF THE MOMENT IN ITS POWER TO MOVE US. THERE’S NOTHING LIKE IT.” - Bloomberg News

The Public Theater’s new Tony-winning production of HAIR is an electric celebration on stage! This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. HAIR features an extraordinary cast and unforgettable songs, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Good Morning, Starshine” and “Easy To Be Hard.” Its relevance is UNDENIABLE. Its energy is UNBRIDLED. Its truth is UNWAVERING. It’s HAIR, and IT’S TIME.

For more information about the show, click here.

NY Times

Broadway.com
Playbill


Broadwayworld.com

Guidance for Parents
For Mature Audiences.
While many find this show suitable for young adults (13 and older), parental discretion is advised. There is a dimly lit 20-second scene with nudity that is non-sexual in nature.

No children under 5 allowed.”

OMG, Two Family-Friendly Musical Shows Just Announced for SF: “Stomp” and “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!”

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

The Grinch or STOMP - take your pick.

I guess I’m calling STOMP a musical:

“STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. As USA Today says, “STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.”

And this one will help us close out 2011:

“Discover the magic of DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! The Musical, a production that has delighted thousands of families on Broadway and across the nation. Inspired by Dr. Seuss’ beloved story and featuring the hit songs “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch, bursting with holiday spirit. The Associated Press says, “This Grinch brings the Dr. Seuss classic fancifully to life – you might find your heart growing a few sizes, too,” and The New York Times says The Grinch Musical is “100 times better than any bedside story.”

Two Special Engagements for 2011!

SAN FRANCISCO (August 23, 2011) – SHN is excited to announce two family friendly special engagements to round out 2011: the return of STOMP and the holiday premiere of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical. These shows are special engagements and not part of the previously announced SHN 2011-2012 Season.
Both shows go on sale Friday, September 9 at 10 AM.
 

STOMP
Orpheum Theatre – Oct. 14 – 23

STOMP, the international sensation, is making its triumphant return to San Francisco. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans.

Stiff-bristle brooms become a sweeping orchestra; Zippo lighters flip open and closed to create a fiery fugue; wooden poles thump and clack in a rhythmic explosion. STOMP uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – trashcans, tea chests, plastic bags, plungers, boots, and hubcaps – to fill the stage with compelling and infectious rhythms.

Tickets for STOMP range in price for $30 – $60 and will go on sale September 9 at shnsf.com or by calling 888 SHN 1799 (888 746 1799).

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
OCTOBER 14 – October 23
:

Tuesday – Saturday at 8 PM
Saturday & Sunday at 2 PM

Sunday at 7:30 PM  

 


Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
Golden Gate Theatre – Dec. 21 – 31

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated series.  Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from holiday loving Whos.  Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville, while the music and book of Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason breathe new life into this timeless story of the true meaning of Christmas.

Tickets for Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical range in price for $25 – $85 and will go on sale September 9 at shnsf.com or by calling 888 SHN 1799 (888 746 1799).

For performance schedule and more information on Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical visit 

 

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Her First Visit Since 1969: OMG, OMG, Diana Ross Plays Our Golden Gate Theatre Friday, September 16, 2011!

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

OMG, meltingly tender Diana Ernestine Earle Ross is coming back to town!

That’s right, the most successful female music artist in history is coming to the Mid-Market on September 16th, 2011.

Here’s all you need to know:

“Tickets for Diana Ross at the Golden Gate Theatre go on sale Friday, July 29, 2011 at 10 AM, and can be purchased online at www.RBPconcerts.comwww.shnsf.com, or by phone at 888-746-1799. Tickets are $250/$125/$75 and $55.”

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All the deets:

Diana Ross to Make Her First San Francisco Appearance Since 1969

Eagerly Anticipated Return of One of America’s Most Enduring Music Legends

SAN FRANCISCO, July 21, 2011 – The City by the Bay is eagerly anticipating the triumphant return of one of the American music industry’s most enduring and beloved artists. Diana Rossis set to appear Friday, September 16, 2011 at 8 PM at the Golden Gate Theatre in downtown San Francisco. This will be the recording superstar’s first performance in San Francisco since 1969, when she performed with the Supremes at the Fairmont Hotel’s Venetian Room.

Diana Ross, her music and her voice are legendary. The concert, a full theatrical experience, will include breathtaking costumes and stage design, along with a live string and horn section. Ross has sold over 100 million records and recorded 18 number one hits. Her music became the sound of young America in the ’60s soon after she signed with Motown Records in 1961 with The Supremes. She embarked on her extraordinary solo career in 1970, and has not stopped since.

Diana Ross has had a profound influence on American popular culture and has become an icon in the entertainment industry. She is an Academy Award nominated actress for her unforgettable role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues, a Tony and Golden Globe winner, a bestselling author, winner of 8 American Music Awards and a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors.

SHN’s Golden Gate Theatre is one of the West Coast’s premier venues for live entertainment. Conveniently located in downtown San Francisco, the historic 1922 art deco theatre is a dramatic yet intimate setting. Located at 1 Taylor Street at Market Street & 6th, the Golden Gate Theatre is close to BART and MUNI. Presenting sponsors Hotel Fusion and Infusion Lounge are offering pre-concert special chef’s menu dining and deluxe accommodation packages.

Tickets for Diana Ross at the Golden Gate Theatre go on sale Friday, July 29, 2011 at 10 AM, and can be purchased online at www.RBPconcerts.comwww.shnsf.com, or by phone at 888-746-1799. Tickets are $250/$125/$75 and $55.

Rick Bartalini Presents:

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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!