Posts Tagged ‘NEXT TO NORMAL’

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.”

Direct from Broadway, New Musical Next to Normal Plays Our Curran Theatre Through February 20th

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

[UPDATE: And here's The Review from Chronicle Theatre Critic Robert Hurwitt.]

Smash Broadway success next to normal started its run at SHN’s Curran Theatre yesterday.

And the flash reviews are in.

From Orchestra Row M:

Next to Normal is intense … so is Alice Ripley’s performance. How does this chanteuse mash up singing with crying? The same confusing way you’ll endure at times uncomfortable emotional voyeurism of a family’s breakdown and rebirth. You might also want to seek therapy after the show … and that’s a good thing.

And the Twitter:

“Amazing night of theater: “Next to Normal” from @ in SF. Intense, emotional, sometimes difficult, but the score, lyrics, & cast are WOW.”

This is the straightest-from-Broadway straight from Broadway show we’ve had in a long time, right?

Check out the deets, below.

It’s the role of a lifetime for star Alice Ripley, of course.

Bonus: The San Francisco affiliate of the non-profit National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is co-sponsoring NAMI Awareness Night on February 11th. See about that after the jump.

The musical opened on Broadway in April 2009. It was nominated for eleven 2009 Tony Awards and won three, Best Original Score, Best Orchestration and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Alice Ripley. It also won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, becoming just the eighth musical in history to receive the honor. The previous musical to win the Pulitzer was Rent, in 1996, which was also directed by Michael Greif. In awarding the prize to Kitt and Yorkey, the Pulitzer Board called the show “a powerful rock musical that grapples with mental illness in a suburban family and expands the scope of subject matter for musicals.”

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Direct from Broadway, New Musical “Next to Normal” Plays Our Curran Theatre January 25 to February 20

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

I don’t know nada about next to normal excepting that it’s been very well received and it’s starting a run at SHN’s Curran Theatre on Wednesday, January 25, 2011. Check out the deets, below.

Bonus: The San Francisco affiliate of the non-profit National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is co-sponsoring NAMI Awareness Night on February 11th. See about that after the jump.

The musical opened on Broadway in April 2009. It was nominated for eleven 2009 Tony Awards and won three, Best Original ScoreBest Orchestration and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Alice Ripley. It also won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, becoming just the eighth musical in history to receive the honor. The previous musical to win the Pulitzer was Rent, in 1996, which was also directed by Michael Greif. In awarding the prize to Kitt and Yorkey, the Pulitzer Board called the show “a powerful rock musical that grapples with mental illness in a suburban family and expands the scope of subject matter for musicals.”

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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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