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Saturday, November 28, 2015

A Gentleman's Guide at SHN Golden Gate Theatre Dec 1 - 27, 2015

WINNER! 2014 Tony Award® for BEST MUSICAL

Getting away with murder can be so much fun… and there’s no better proof than the knock-‘em-dead hit show that’s earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony Award® for BEST MUSICAL—A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER!

Coming direct from New York, where a most gentlemanly NPR critic said he’d “NEVER LAUGHED SO HARD AT A BROADWAY MUSICAL,”GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by – you guessed it – eliminating the eight pesky relatives (all played by one fearless man) who stand in his way. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea.


For more information about A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER, visit

GOLDEN GIRLS The Christmas Episode at the Victoria Theatre

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

IF/THEN starring Idina Menzel at Orpheum Theatre Nov 10 - Dec 6, 2015



Idina Menzel will not be performing in the Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 8pm and Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 8pm performances. These performances will go on as scheduled with other members of the Original Broadway company.

Tony Award-winner LaChanze (The Color Purple,Once on This Island), Anthony Rapp (RentSix Degrees of SeparationYou’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and James Snyder (Cry-BabyRock of Ages), the original Broadway stars of IF/THEN, will join Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstarIdina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee) inIF/THEN.

IF/THEN is a contemporary Broadway musical about living in New York today – and all the possibilities of tomorrow. 
With unforgettable songs and a deeply moving story by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creators of Next to Normal, this “fascinating, ambitious, and original new musical” (New York Post)simultaneously follows one woman’s two possible life paths, painting a deeply moving portrait of the lives we lead, as well as the lives we might have led.

“Thrilling! The best musical of the year.”
New York Magazine 
“The bravest new musical in a long time. Led by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s dazzling score, it is one of the few Broadway shows that looks and sounds like the world of today.”
Toronto Star 
“A smart, deeply touching and big-hearted new musical. Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's score is invested with melodic urgency, bringing you to tears or breathlessness.”
The Washington Post 
“A thoroughly fascinating, intellectually and musically rich new musical. It is a zesty, savvy and ambitious original.”
Chicago Tribune 

For more information about IF/THEN, visit 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Opel and Vau de Vire Society Present: A New San Francisco Halloween Extravaganza Phantasm: A Karnival of Mischief at the Armory One Night Only! October 31, 2015

Opel and Vau de Vire Society Present:
A New San Francisco Halloween Extravaganza 
Phantasm: A Karnival of Mischief at the Armory 
One Night Only! October 31, 2015

The first-ever Phantasm: A Karnival of Mischief, from Opel Productions and Vau de Vire, takes place at’s storied Armory on Halloween, Saturday, October 31, 2015. Phantasm represents a new addition to the line-up of inimitably immersive parties from San Francisco’s most revered and reveled “experience visioneers” who continue to bring you New Bohemia NYE, Opulent Temple at Burning Man, Edwardian Ball, Masquerotica, Hell in the Armory, Night of the Living Bass, The Soiled Dove and others. 

At Phantasm, Halloween reaches its ultimate pinnacle of indescribable “only-in-San Francisco” offerings as you’re immersed in an artistic world of careening colors, karni oddities, world class big beats, multimedia visuals, captivating environments, subculture art communities, kink influences and dazzling and riotous performances where the lines are blurred between guests and performers. 

Spirits and specters will intertwine as iconic EDM superstars The Polish Ambassador, founding member of Thievery Corporation Rob Garza, the San Francisco debut of deep house and nu-disco phenomenon Croatia Squad, Opulent Temple's Syd Gris and a cornucopia of other breath-taking non-stop entertainment from The Vau de Vire Society grace two 2 mega-stages. A transcendent level of festive carousing awaits the most daring of denizens wanting the VIP level of kink-laced Halloween faire on the Armory’s sultry Upper Floor. The vast layout of the Armory will also afford immersive twisted and mischievous environments to be explored and discovered, as well as plenty of bars, private seating options, new bathroom facilities and a full service coat check.

Phantasm will possess the Armory’s newly renovated and expansive drill court as the third big budget holiday offering by Opel Productions and Vau de Vire in the newly renovated majestic 4,000 person capacity venue.  

About Ah, Wilderness! ACT Theatre October 14 to November 8, 2015

About Ah, Wilderness!
Running time: 2 hours and 25 minutes, plus a 15-minute intermission
“A sensitive tribute to young and middle-aged love and to a beautiful, bygone era."The Examiner, Washington, D.C.
Eugene O’Neill’s passionate coming-of-age classic is a tender portrait of a sensitive teenage poet whose experience of first love leads him into the raptures of romantic poetry and the pain of heartbreak. As the Miller clan prepare for their Fourth of July celebrations, their idealistic, literature-quoting 16-year-old son, Richard, is struggling with what it means to be young and in love. As Richard’s attempts to sow his wild oats intersect with small-town gossip, hilarious misunderstandings ensue. Full of the vibrant nostalgia of first love and other youthful discoveries, Ah, Wilderness! is a humorous portrait of a family’s attempts to stay united in the midst of growing pains, as well as “a valentine to hearty turn-of-the-twentieth-century American life” (Washington Post).

Monday, October 19, 2015

Shocktoberfest 16: CURSE OF THE COBRA Oct. 7 - Nov. 21, 2015 (Wed., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. - 8:00 pm)

Thrillpeddlers presents…  
Shocktoberfest 16: CURSE OF THE COBRA
16th Annual Extravaganza of Terror & Titillation 
Oct. 7 - Nov. 21, 2015 (Wed., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. - 8:00 pm)
Limited Engagement – Only 28 Performances!
Opening Night - Sat. Oct. 10, 2015 - 8:00 pm 
(Previews Oct. 7, 8, 9 - Wed, Thurs. & Fri.)
at The Hypnodrome in San Francisco

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Dogfight A Musical Love Story, September 26 to November 7 2015 at SFPlayhouse


A Musical Love Story

Book by Peter Duchan, Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Directed by Bill English

Music Direction by Ben Prince

The Independent (UK)
Eddie and Rose: What happens when trouble meets tender? Three young marines are going to war. But before they go they’ve got one last night. One night to party and play, to tease and taunt. Eddie takes on a cruel bet with his buddies, and Rose is his victim. But she’s more than he bargained for. What’s Eddie going to do when Rose rewrites the rules and his last night turns into a lesson on the power of compassion? Read the Press Release
San Francisco Playhouse’s production of Dogfight is made possible by Executive Producer Robert Hulteng, Producers Cynnie Anderson & Jerry Rampelberg, and Associate Producers Jim & Sandy Robbins.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

AIDA Woodminster Amphitheater September 4-13, 2015

The triumphant love story between an Egyptian prince and a slave transcends warring nations and brings a country together.
Winner of four 2000 TONY Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love.
An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh's daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility she faces as leader of her people. Aida and Radames's love for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity.
(Description courtesy of Music Theatre International.)
Information about Aida from Music Theatre International
Information about Aida from Wikipedia

20th Street Block Party September 12, 2015. 12pm to 6pm


Noise Pop and Ne Timeas Restaurant Group are proud to present the third annual 20th Street Block Party on Saturday, September 12, 2015.
The 20th Street corridor will be transformed into a free party to showcase and celebrate a diverse neighborhood that blends modern ideas with community traditions to create a new San Francisco experience. This free, delicious summer feast and dance party will feature some of the city’s best restaurants, local businesses and artisans as well as a variety of indie bands and DJs.


About Between Riverside and Crazy

Running time: 2 hours, plus one 15‑minute intermission
"Highest Rating! Darkly funny! Rich . . . poetic . . . a very smart, timely and deeply humane play."
San Francisco Chronicle
Read the rave review from the San Francisco Chronicle

“Flat-out hysterical! Tender . . . richly nuanced . . . a wild ride.” 
Bay Area News Group
“This cast is, to put it mildly, beyond belief! It deals head on with powerful emotion . . . and [a] whole lot of humor!”

“Stephen Adley Guirgis’ look at police violence, race relations, dysfunctional families, and how the bureaucratic steamroller will mow down a man’s integrity. It’s remarkably pithy for tackling so many subjects at once . . . tightly directed—and it’s frequently laugh-out-loud hilarious.” 
SF Weekly
“★ ★ ★ ★! A rich new play . . . it is a dizzying and exciting place to be!” —New York Times
“This is the kind of rich, dynamic theater you almost never see anymore—fresh, savage and original. Like a stick of dynamite, it shines a laser light on the shadowy aspects of being a black cop, fighting the system, and never giving up or giving in.  New York Observer
“Tender . . . gritty . . . shocking” —New York Daily News
In this outrageous new dark comedy from Stephen Adly Guirgis (The Motherf*cker with the HatJesus Hopped the A Train), ex-cop and recent widower Walter “Pops” Washington is desperately trying to hold on to his prime piece of real estate—one of the last great rent-stabilized apartments in New York City—while simultaneously battling his inner demons. His landlord wants him and his newly paroled son out; his cop friends are begging him to back down from a lawsuit against City Hall; the local liquor store has closed; and a beautiful, mysterious Santeria practitioner promises salvation in the midst of all the chaos. A hilarious and timely story that tackles gentrification, recovery, faith, sketchy houseguests, and the saving grace of family, Between Riverside and Crazy is “a genuine original that deserves to be seen by anyone hungry for a smart, exuberantly funny urban dramedy” (Newsday).

OSCAR UNMASKED with the cast of Phantom of the Opera

Press Contact:
Ken Henderson, Exec. Director The Richmond / Ermet Aid Foundation
415- 931-2515 or
 August 20, 2015
 The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) presents a special

One Night Only Benefit Cabaret

OSCAR Unmasked
An Evening of Academy Award-Winning Music
With Company Members from the National Touring Cast
of the Spectacular New Production ofThe Phantom of the Opera
 Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 - 7:30 pm

 Marines’ Memorial Theater

609 Sutter St., 2nd floor, San Francisco 94102

Philanthropy and stellar entertainment take center stage as the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation  (REAF) presents a special one-night-only benefit cabaret to raise funds for 
The Richmond /Ermet Aid Foundation and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Songs from The Phantom of the Opera will not be performed.
The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation has worked with over 40 touring casts to date to produce "One Night Only Cabaret" events. To date, REAF has distributed over $3 million to AIDS service agencies.
  Tickets for this "One Night Only Cabaret" are
$75 – VIP Orchestra (includes the dessert party with the cast after the show)
$50 – Rear or side orchestra
$30 – Balcony
 Tickets are available by phone by calling 415-273-1620 or online
The Phantom of The Opera plays at Orpheum Theatre in SF Aug.19 - Oct. 4, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Phantom of the Opera at Orpheum Theatre August 19 - October 4, 2015

Tue, Wed, & Thu evening performances
Mezzanine seats start at $60
Orchestra seats start at $80

A limited number of $40 Limited View Orchestra rush tickets will be available beginning 2 hours prior to curtain at the SHN Orpheum Theatre Box Office. Tickets are subject to availability. Cash only. 2 per person. Rush tickets are void if resold.


Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will come to San Francisco as part of a brand new North American production. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before.” This PHANTOM features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score - with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” - will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour. 

For more on THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, check out SHN Magazine.
SHN Orpheum Theatre 
1192 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Seating Chart 

Plan Your Visit! 


August 19 - October 4, 2015 

Running Time:  

2 hours and 27 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission. 

Age Recommendation:  

Appropriate for ages 6 and up. No children under 5 allowed. 

More Ticket Info for PHANTOM 
For Groups 15+, Click Here 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

COMPANY at SFPlayhouse July 7 to September 12 2015


Bay Area Reporter
San Francisco Examiner
What do you do when you’ve got three girlfriends, all your friends are married, and it’s your birthday? Find out in Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking musical comedy. It’s today in Manhattan, and Robert is unable to make a commitment of his own as he makes the circuit of his married friends, alternately observing and participating in the ups and downs of their relationships.Read the Press Release
Company, Sondheim’s game-changing musical, is a sophisticated and honest look at modern, adult relationships. From musical theatre’s most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of 7 TONY Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book. Company first opened on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre in 1970.
San Francisco Playhouse’s production of Company is made possible by Executive Producer Robert Hulteng, Producers Geoff Jue, Dana & Gary Shapiro, and Associate Producers Ruth & Les Finkelstein, Eleanor & Richard Johns, Peggy & Ed Mihm and Phyllis & Jerry Rosenberg.

Production Photos
Photos by Jessica Palopoli.
To download high-resolution versions of these photos, click here