It’s an impressive facility, nullus? Check it:
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Happy birthday, Saint Boniface Parish!
Long-awaited Peter Pan has been showing for couple of weeks already, but last night became the official premiere owing to the fact that May 9th was the 150th birthday of writer J. M. Barrie. Everybody there, including District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu, District 1 Supervisor Eric Mar, KGO-7 View from the Bay’s Janelle Wang and famous photographer Bill Wilson, seemed to be having a great time anyway.
The circular CGI works, the puppets work, the flying works – it all works. You can’t beat this for $30* of live entertainment. It’s a show for kids of course, but most adults should have no problem getting into it as well. (Didn’t see no cranky, protesting I-never-leave-home NIMBY types nor cranky I-never-should-leave-home Yelper types yesterday myself, so that’s good.)
Everybody loves the whimsical Croc. Tick tock:
Click to expand. Via Simon Annand
There’s not a really bad seat in the house - it’s what you call intimate with even the nosebleeds placed pretty close to the stage. Here’s the view from Block B. Block A is to the right and Blocks D and E are on the other side of the stage. Note the giant oculus above the giant CGI screens.
And there’s candy, candy, candy available at the Fairyland Candy Shop:
And, of course:
Throw in a sexy, in-shape knife-wielding princess and a couple of sexy, in-shape Cirque du Soleil-style mermaids and there you go.
Oh, and speaking of NIMBIES, it turns out they were crying over nothing.
(Note the handle.) So all that hue and cry over the Rec and Park Department making a few bucks was over nothing, it turns out. Moving on….
See you there!
(Try ordering a Peter Panini (smoked ham, brie, granny smith apples, wild arugula and local honey) just for the lulz. You don’t even need a ticket to wander about the village.)
All the deets, including casting, after the jump.
J M Barrie’s Peter Pan at the world’s first 360-degree CGI theatre will make its U.S. premiere April 27th in San Francisco’s Ferry Plaza. It’s shaping up to be something like Cirque du Soleil, except it’ll be cheaper and aimed more at kids. That’s my guess.
Anyway, interest in seeing P.P. is high already, so get your tickets now if you are at all interested – there’s no need to pay the scalpers anything at this point. Und, for your convenience, starting today, you can go to a box office to get your ticks and avoid any fees. All the deets are below. Facebook, Twitter, etc.
This is the scene down at Ferry Plaza near Washington and the Embarcadero. The construction site is akin to Cirque du Soleil’s OVO traveling tent show:
PERFORMANCES BEGIN APRIL 27, 2010
Two new satellite box office locations are now open selling tickets for the U.S. premiere of a spectacular new stage production of PETER PAN. J M Barrie’s classic story is performed in the world’s first 360-degree CGI theatre set in San Francisco’s Ferry Park on the Embarcadero opposite the Ferry Building.
In addition to purchasing tickets online or over the phone, patrons can now buy tickets in person at the new PETER PAN Justin Herman Plaza Box Office located at the end of Market Street @ Steuart Street (NO service charges for tickets purchased here). The other convenient new location to purchase tickets to PETER PAN is right inside the Stockton Street entrance of Macy’s in Union Square.
PETER PAN at The threesixty° Theatre will be an iconic destination on San Francisco’s historic waterfront. The cast and audience are immersed in a CGI Neverland, so that when Peter and Wendy fly to Neverland the audience flies with them over 400 square miles of virtual London and beyond. A magical park-like setting will be created that invites patrons to enhance their entertainment experience. With refreshments available on-site, a behind-the-scenes Into Neverland tour and a free 100 Years of Peter Pan exhibit, audiences will begin the journey before the performance commences.
New Satellite Box offices
Justin Herman Plaza Box Office located at the end of Market Street @ Steuart Street is open daily from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
There are no service charges for tickets purchased at the Justin Herman Plaza Box Office
Macy’s Department Store in Union Square located at the Stockton Street entrance is open daily from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Online and phone TICKET INFO:
Tickets can also be purchased online at peterpantheshow.com or by calling 1-888-ppantix
(1-888-772-6849). For groups of 15 or more, please call 1-415-551-2020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets for PETER PAN range in price from $30 to $85.
A $20 discount for children 12 and under is available for select performances.
Premium tickets for PETER PAN are available. For details, check online www.peterpantheshow.com
SHOW PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Tuesday & Thursday at 7 PM
Friday & Saturday at 7:30 PM
Wednesday & Saturday at 2 PM
Sunday at 1 PM & 5 PM
Starting April 27th, 2010 down by San Francisco’s Ferry Building you’ll be able to see a live-action performance of Peter Pan with 22 actors inside a huge tent that will have projections on its walls. It’s new-school theatre in the round. You know, for kids.
Check the video, see what you think. The whole shebang will run seven shows a week until July 4th at Embarcadero Plaza at the foot of Washington Street. Just go to Embarcadero and Market Street and look for the big white tent at Ferry (or is it Fairy?) Plaza (aka Sue Bierman Park) - you wont be able to miss it.
Tickets on sale now. It’s going to be mega.
Here’s what it will look like:
And here’s the schematic:
If you’re still reading, you probably have a few questions. All the deets after the jump.
See you there!
And oh, here’s Robert Hurwitt’s take.
The poor devils in the rush line out in front of the Castro Theatre this evening had to face fierce winds while waiting to see if they’d be let in to see La Mission. A sell-out crowd enjoyed the movie as well as bacon bon bons and PopChips at the after party in la mision.
Click to expand. It sort of looks like the 1950′s, right?
A good time was had by all.
The 52nd Annual San Francisco International Film Festival, with 170 films from 62 countries, is kicking off tonight in the Castro with La Mission, directed by Peter Bratt and starring Benjamin Bratt. There’ll be an after party in the Mission as well – expect to see a few lowriders as a part of the celebration.
429 Castro Street (near Market)
Kick off the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival with a West Coast premiere screening, special guests and a festive celebration with live entertainment, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and a complimentary gift bag. Stars Benjamin Bratt, Erika Alexander, Jeremy Ray Valdez, Talisa Soto-Bratt and director Peter Bratt in person. Peter Bratt’s powerful and moving film is an ardent love letter to the vibrancy and daily struggles that take place in the streets of San Francisco’s Mission District. Full of affection for its characters, La Mission is a redemptive story of one man’s struggle to unlearn a lifetime of destructive habits.
Castro Theatre, Bruno’s/El Capitan Theatre
Celebrate Opening Night Mission style at two historic venues, the iconic Bruno’s and an adjoining outdoor setting on the site of the former El Capitan theater, with vintage lowriders from the film. Treat yourself to cool cocktails and international culinary delights while dancing to the Latin beats of salsa and rumba. You must be 21+ to attend the party.
FILM & PARTY members $70, general $85 Includes film and party, complimentary drinks, entertainment and hors d’oeuvres.
VIP FILM & PARTY $135 Includes reserved seating at the film, admission to the exclusive VIP Lounge, and complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
Food generously donated by Aidells Sausage Company; All Seasons Catering; Bristol Farms Market; Café Claude; Casa Sanchez Foods; Chaya Brasserie; Ciao Bella Gelato; Delfina Restaurant; Destino; Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana; First Crush Restaurant, Wine Bar & Lounge; Gitane Restaurant & Bar; Judy’s Breadsticks; La Méditerranée; Piccolo Teatro; Poleng Lounge; PopChips; Ramblas Tapas Bar; Serendipity! a catering company; La Tempesta Bakery; ThirstyBear Brewing Company; Whole Foods Market and Wolfgang Puck Express.
Beverages generously donated by Blue Angel Vodka, FIJI Water, Honest Tea, Magnanimus Wine Group,
Martha & Brothers Coffee, Mendocino Farms, Stella Artois, Talmadge Collection and Zola Brazilian
So, how many crosses does one church need? The answer is about 20-something based upon this view of Saints Peter and Paul Church at six hundred three score and six Filbert Street, where they have flying cows, and where they have services in English, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, both?) Italian and, of course, Latin.
The former film set for Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry back in 1971 and the place where Joe DiMaggio got married (but not to Marilyn Monroe) back in 1939. Click to expand:
And coming up on the sched for the new year is the 5th Annual Walk For Life West Coast on January 24, 2009.
Did not know that.