Posts Tagged ‘south pacific’

When Committing Graffiti at Night in San Francisco, a Scissors Lift Can Be Handy

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

This graffiti artist ended up gathering a small crowd on Golden Gate Ave. in the Tenderloin last night, right near the place where they’re showing South Pacific. (BTW, hurry, SP is closing in just ten days!)

Anywho, the 20-foot scissors-lift from Action Rentals (at 1530 Folsom in the SoMA) really paid off. Thusly:

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You could hear “rrrrrrrrrrrrr” and then “psssssssssss” back and forth – and then sometimes at the same time.

Thanks, Action Rentals!

“South Pacific” at the Golden Gate Theatre a Huge Success – Ending October 25th

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Remember South Pacific? You know, the play at the Golden Gate Theatre that just opened up last month? Well the tour is blowing town in three short weeks. So get your tickets now to this sensational production, one that earned Editor’s Pick and WILD APPLAUSE (that’s what the San Francisco Chronicle titles the icon of the freshly updated Little Man when he excitedly hops up on his seat to give a standing ovation) in the Review from Chronicle Theatre Critic Robert Hurwitt.

Now usually when I’m at one of the SHN: Broadway in San Francisco theatres, I’m the uncouth east end boy escorting a West End Girl to something very girly like Legally Blonde: The Musical. But Bartlett Sher‘s South Pacific is something-for-everybody old-school, so that was new to me. It’s a fantastic show, can’t see how you wouldn’t like it. 

With rush tickets priced at $25, SP can be cheaper than admission to this weekend’s Oktoberfest By the Bay. 

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And check it, San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar is a fan. Bonus.


And let’s hear it for the 25-piece orchestra playing the original score:

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Apparently, Yelp doesn’t do plays yet, so the happy fun slander SFGate commenters will have to pinch hit. And here’s a review from Jay Barmann at SFist.

All right, see you there!

The Golden Gate Theatre’s South Pacific Looks To Be a Huge Success – Ending October 25th

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Well the Lincoln Center Theater production of South Pacific is just packing ’em in down in San Francisco’s Mid-Market area.

Join the crowd before the whole shebang blows town on October 25th, 2009  

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See you there!

Comedian Will Durst and South Pacific Castmembers on Fleet Week’s Fundraising Cruise 2009

Friday, September 25th, 2009

This was the scene last night at the Fleet Week 2009 Fundraising Cruise and Celebration on Pier 3’s California Hornblower right after comedian and Sunset District resident Will Durst introduced castmembers from the Golden Gate Theatre’s Tony Award-winning smash hit South Pacific.

After this, partygoers went for a cruise on San Francisco Bay, leaving the Death of Fun crowd back on dry land. All to raise money for the upcoming Fleet Week 2009 coming to town next month. Click to expand:

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Just look at all these mens singing There is Nothing Like a Dame (Hello Nurse! at 3:10).

Other personalities on hand included George Michalski, David Nail, Madame Molotova, Paul Hayward, David Nail, and Ron Bunn.

Will this fundraising cruise and party become an annual event?

Stay tuned…

Support Fleet Week 2009 at the Fundraising Cruise and Celebration this Thurdsay

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Read what the Examiner has to say about tomorrow’s cruise here. It’s at 5:30PM, Thursday, September 24th, 2009. See if you still can get tickets here.

The whole idea is to support the upcoming FleetWeek 2009.

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See you there!

Local Business Leaders Raising Funds for San Francisco Tradition

San Francisco, CA (September 8, 2009) – The San Francisco business community is showing their support of Fleet Week, the popular weekend air show and vessel parade in honor of America’s troops, which brings fun, excitement and much-needed economic impact to the city each October. 

A gala fundraising cruise to support Fleet Week will be held Thursday, September 24 on the California Hornblower at Pier 3 in San Francisco. A dockside cocktail reception will be held from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM; followed by a cruise through the Bay from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. The event will continue at the dock until 9:00 PM.

“Fleet Week is one of the community events that makes San Francisco such a wonderful city.,” said San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. “We need to come together and support this tradition.”

Edward M. Leonard, Chairman of the San Francisco Fleet Week Committee echoed the Mayor’s comments,  “Since 1981, San Francisco Fleet Week has been an annual opportunity for Northern Californians to honor the men and women serving in our armed forces.  We are extremely grateful to the San Francisco business community for supporting this fundraiser for Fleet Week this year as the economy has hurt our ability to finance the event through corporate sponsorships.  We hope to get a good turnout for the cruise from people who love Fleet Week and want to enjoy a great evening on San Francisco Bay while providing financial support for this wonderful tradition.”

Comedian Will Durst will be the celebrity Master of Ceremonies.  Live entertainment will include a performance from the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC, music by rising country artist David Nail and jazz by San Francisco composer George Michalski.

Attendees will enjoy cocktails, gourmet hors d’ouevres from some of San Francisco’s best restaurants.

A silent and live auction, as well as a raffle, will be held during the event.  Dozens of packages will be auctioned off, including:

– A VIP Access Package to Fleet Week events.                                                                                                   

   – A New York vacation on Virgin America with tickets to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  

Tickets to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN, and a Dolly Parton CD.
Getaways to Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, San Diego, Palm Springs/India Wells, Santa Barbara, Reno, Santa Barbara, Napa and Sonoma.
Donation forms can be found on the Support Fleet Week website

The 2009 Fleet Week Fundraiser is being planned by a consortium including: the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, the Office of the Mayor of San Francisco, the Fleet Week Committee, the San Francisco Hotel Council, the Port of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District and Hornblower Cruises & Events.