Posts Tagged ‘there is nothing like a dame’

“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!

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…