Posts Tagged ‘play’

“Bring It On – The Musical” a Huge Success at Our Orpheum Theatre – Lots of Real Cheerleaders on Hand at Opening Night

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Bring It On opened last night at SHN’s Orpheum Theatre.

You’ll have to see this crew flying high by January 7th, 2012.

Bring It On Company - Photo by: Michael Lamont

Oh, and look who was there, it’s the Oakland Raiderettes:

Via MsMelodyMills

…and the 49er’s Gold Rush:

Via SHNSF

Everybody had a great time.

See you there!

All the deets:

“BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL is the explosive new musical comedy that raises the stakes on over-the-top high school rivalries. Set against the world of competitive cheerleading, this powerhouse new show hilariously proves that winning isn’t everything when it means losing something – or someone – you really care about.

BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL unites some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, including Tony Award-winning writer Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q); Tony Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights); Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity); Tony Award-winning orchestrator Alex Lacamoire (Wicked); and Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (In The Heights).

This new musical comedy combines an exciting fresh sound, gravity-defying choreography, and a thrilling story to create a show worth cheering for.

It’s “guaranteed to be everything you wished for, nothing like you expected, but exactly what you will love.” -AOL.com

Game On!

For more information on the show, click here.”

Kevin Spacey a Huge Success as Richard III at Our SHN Curran Theatre in Union Square

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

San Franciscans were very pleased with yesterday’s electrifying Opening Night of Richard III at our SHN Curran, the “intimate Broadway showplace.”

Per pirate-nurse Pat Mulkey:

Kevin Spacey as Richard III was Incredible! Whole production blew me a-w-a-y.”

A standing ovation for cast and crew – the view from above the Grand Chandelier:

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Spacey was sweating through his shirt from the end of the first act – he brought it.

And that thing at the very end, like what happens after his character dies, you know, with the thing? He’s still dominating the dojo.

And oh, Alan Scherstuhl offers his thoughts here - don’t miss that.

Hurray!

OMG, Kevin Spacey is in Town – Still a Few Tickets Left for Richard III at the Curran – The Event of the Year

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Kevin Spacey‘s run as Richard III from October 19th to 29th could very well be The Event of the Yearwe’ll see.

The stage as it looks today:

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Remaining tickets are expensive, or for less-than-ideal seats, or both. (And, of course, you can always take your chances on the craigslist.)

But, you know, it’s Kevin Spacey after all. (Digging up my binoculars now, I’m srsly.)

See you there!

Boys Will Be Boys: Gun Play at Duboce Park, or Rather, Playing With Guns at Duboce Park

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Via DavityDave, it’s Gun Play…

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…in Duboce Park.

Three Hour Tour: See Homer’s Odyssey Performed on 120-Year-Old Schooner – It’s “The Odyssey on Alma”

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Well, this is different:

“This fall, in partnership with San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, We Players shares episodes of the classic sea story The Odyssey aboard the park’s 1891 scow schooner Alma. On eleven autumn afternoons, from September 17 to November 18, Alma’s broad, sturdy deck will evoke Odysseus’ sleek black triremes, and help tell the unlucky sailor’s tale of travel, exploration, and homecoming.

Each performance will take place during a three-hour sail on San Francisco Bay, as the cast and crew weave real-time line handling with Homer’s stirring account of weary seafarers striking sail for home. Audience seating is limited to 40 per performance, and tickets are available in advance only. Join our mailing list to be informed when reservations open, and when additional tickets are released.”

Writer Lily Janiak took the tour – here’s her impression.

It goes a little something like this:

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday, October 28
Saturday, October 29
Friday, November 4
Saturday, November 5
Sunday, November 6 (reserved for special guests of SF Maritime Association)
Friday, November 11
Saturday, November 12
Friday, November 18

All right, see you there, matey!

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.”

From Our Orpheum Theatre in 2010 to Glee in 2011 – Meet Grant Gustin, aka Sebastian, Glee’s New Gay Villain

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Does Grant Gustin, the new villain on upcoming episodes of Fox TV’s Glee, have a Wikipedia entry yet? I don’t think so.

Anyway, he will soon. Read all about it at TVLine.

Sebastian just might come betwixt Kurt and Blaine starting in Episode 5 of Season 3

Do you remember him playing Baby John last year on Market Street at SHN’s Orpheum Theatre?

He was one of the standouts.

Bon courage, Grant Gustin!

OMG, “Bring It On,” the High School Cheerleader Play, is Coming to the Orpheum Theatre Dec. 14th to Jan. 7th

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Wow, I don’t know what to say about this:

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It could be good, it could be great, who knows…

I have an open mind, don’t you?

OMG, OMG, Kevin Spacey IS King Richard III! Shakespeare is Coming to Our Curran Theatre October 19-29!

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Well, this is going to be huge, that’s all I’m going to say…

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“SHN Announces
The San Francisco Engagement of

Bank of America presents
THE BRIDGE PROJECT
Produced by BAM, The Old Vic, and Neal Street

RICHARD III
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DIRECTED BY SAM MENDES

FEATURING ACADEMY AWARD-WINNER
KEVIN SPACEY
IN THE TITLE ROLE

Co-commissioned by and produced in association with Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Centro Niemeyer Spain, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Istanbul Theatre Festival (IKSV) & Istanbul Municipal Theatres, Kay & McLean Productions, Singapore Repertory Theatre and SHN – Carole Shorenstein Hays and Robert Nederlander.

Curran Theatre – October 19 – 29

SAN FRANCISCO (August 8, 2011)…. SHN is delighted to announce the arrival of RICHARD III by William Shakespeare, featuring Kevin Spacey and directed by Sam Mendes, coming to San Francisco this Fall. The Curran Theatre is the only U.S venue, other than BAM in New York, to host this landmark event. Tickets for RICHARD III go on public sale Friday, August 19.

Known for carefully curated Bay Area-only theater experiences, SHN is expecting the show to be a highlight of the 2011 season.

“This is a really big deal for us, and for San Francisco,” says Carole Shorenstein Hays. “People will recognize the combination of Spacey and Mendes from American Beauty; now they’re interpreting one of Shakespeare’s best-known plays for a modern audience. It should be an amazing experience.”

RICHARD III places San Francisco on a roster of 11 locations around the world that have been chosen to host the production, including: London, Epidaurus, Hong Kong, Aviles, Spain, Istanbul, Beijing, Singapore, Sydney and New York. The Bridge Project’s production of RICHARD III is currently playing to sold out crowds at London’s Old Vic Theatre.

See interviews and sneak peek of RICHARD III in London at http://www.youtube.com/user/OldVicTheatre#p/u 

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Sacrilicious: Listen to the Entire Soundtrack of the Hit Broadway Play “The Book of Mormon” Right Here

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Well, here it is, streamed straight to you from the NPR.

It takes about seven minutes for the more profane aspects to kick in. If you’re the sensitive type, just listen to the first track. (You don’t want to hear what happens in Africa.)

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And here’s the official reply from the official MormBlog:

“The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but the Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people’s lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ.”

O.K then.

Fin.

Act I
  • “Hello” – Price, Cunningham and Mormon Boys
  • “Two By Two” – Price, Cunningham and Mormon Boys
  • “You and Me (But Mostly Me)” – Price and Cunningham
  • “Hasa Diga Eebowai” – Mafala, Price, Cunningham and Ugandans
  • “Turn It Off” – McKinley and Missionaries
  • “I Am Here For You” – Price and Cunningham
  • “All American Prophet” – Price, Cunningham, Joseph SmithAngel Moroni and Company
  • “Sal Tlay Ka Siti” – Nabulungi
  • “Man Up” – Cunningham, Nabulungi, Price and Company
Act II
  • “Making Things Up Again” – Cunningham, Cunningham’s Dad, Joseph Smith, Mormon, Moroni and Ugandans
  • “Spooky Mormon Hell Dream” – Price and Company
  • “I Believe” – Price
  • “Baptize Me” – Cunningham, Nabulungi
  • “I Am Africa” – McKinley, Missionaries and Ugandans
  • “Joseph Smith American Moses” – Nabulungi and Ugandans
  • “Tomorrow Is a Latter Day” – Price, McKinley, Cunningham, Nabulungi and Company
  • “Hello” (Reprise) – Company