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Friday, December 23, 2016


A.C.T.'s acclaimed, music-infused adaptation of Dickens' beloved tale returns in a sumptuous production that's become one of the Bay Area's favorite holiday traditions. A large, lively cast tells the story of lonely old miser Ebenezer Scrooge, a bah-humbuggy sort who's shown a second chance by four ghosts who visit him one spooky and sleepless Christmas Eve. A classic story of redemption and forgiveness, A Christmas Carol captures the true spirit and magic of the holiday season, especially in this imaginative version written by A.C.T.'s own artistic director Carey Perloff and alumnus Paul Walsh.



By Lucas Hnath

Directed by Bill English


In just ten years, Pastor Paul’s modest ministry has grown into a massive megachurch, with thousands of believers coming through its doors each week. But as Paul wrestles with his own faith, he moves to preach a sermon that will shake the foundation of his congregation’s beliefs. Backed by a live choir, The Christians is both epic and intimate, an unflinching look at faith in America — and its power to unite or divide.


San Francisco Playhouse’s production of The Christians is made possible by: Executive Producer Susan Atherton; Producers Bill & Marsha Adler, Richard & Terry Horrigan / John & Catharine Kalin; and Associate Producers Valarie Barth, Steven & Karin Chase, and Ellen & Bruce Hall; and Artistic Underwriter David Shuh.

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WHAT:           The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes - 2016
                   Dec. 1 – 23, 2016 - 15 perfs. Only – Limited Engagement!
                   Thurs. Fri. & Sat. - 8:00 pm / Sun. - 7:00 pm
Xmas Bonus! 3 added shows Dec. 21, 22, 23 – (Wed., Thurs. & Fri.)

Opening night Benefit info:
Opening night of The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes 2016 -Thurs. 12/1/16 -8:00 pm is a benefit for Healing Waters Wilderness Adventures (HWWA). For each ticket sold for opening night Thurs. 12/1/16, a $5.00 donation will be made to HWWA

There will be a different celebrity guest each night for the first 3 perfs. -  Dec. 1 - 3, 2016

Thurs. Dec. 1, 2016 - 8:00 pm     Jan Wahl - KRON TV 4 Film Critic / KCBS Radio
Fri.      Dec. 2, 2016 - 8:00 pm      Fernando & Greg - Radio Hosts - Morning Show 99.7 Now
Sat.     Dec. 3, 2016 - 8:00 pm      Liam Mayclem - TV Personality KPIX

WHEN:           Dec. 1 – 23, 2016 -  15 perfs. Only – Limited Engagement!
                        Thurs. Fri. & Sat. - 8:00 pm / Sun. - 7:00 pm
Opens Thurs. Dec. 1, 2016 - 8:00 pm.
Performance dates are:  Dec. 1, 2, 3, 4 / 8, 9, 10, 11 / 15, 16, 17, 18 / 21, 22, 23, 2016

TIX:                 Tickets are $30 - available at

VENUE:         The Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St. (btwn. Mission & Capp Sts.) SF, CA 94103


PRESS INFO:           For press materials and hi-res color press photos, visit:

The Victoria Theatre is wheelchair accessible.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016


A pair of feuding perfume shop employees don't realize that they're secretly and anonymously writing love letters to each other in the sentimental musical comedy She Loves Me. This charming, Tony Award-winning tale of cute but arrogant manager Georg and his spunky new clerk Amalia features music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick -- the same pair that wrote the tunes for the Broadway classic Fiddler on the Roof. Produced on Broadway in 1963 and revived in 1993, the story is adapted from the play Parfumerie by Hungarian playwright Miklos Laszlo, which served as the inspiration for the films The Shop Around the Corner and You've Got Mail. Enjoy this production of She Loves Me at the San Francisco Playhouse.

Friday, October 7, 2016

HEDWIG and the ANGRY INCH with DARREN CRISS at Golden Gate Theatre

Darren Criss will launch the highly anticipated National Tour of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the 2014 Tony Award®-winning Best Musical Revival, reprising his critically-acclaimed performance at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, October 2–30, 2016. Criss previously played Hedwig on Broadway for 12 weeks last year.

As a native of the Bay Area, Criss is thrilled to open the tour in front of hometown audiences. He explained, “When I found out that the tour would be kicking off in my hometown of San Francisco – the city where I was introduced to HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH – I could think of no better excuse to get back into the heels of a character I loved and missed so very much.”

Lena Hall will reprise her Tony Award®-winning performance as Yitzhak in the same production. In a groundbreaking twist, Hall will also play the role of Hedwig for one performance a week in San Francisco. It is a rare occasion for a Tony Award winner to go on national tour, and historic for the same person to play both Hedwig and Yitzhak.

Hall, thrilled at the opportunity to explore and express this double role, explains, I’m thrilled to be returning to HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH performing not one, but two iconic roles in my hometown of San Francisco. Not only will I get to share the stage with my fellow San Francisco native and friend Darren Criss; but I will also get a chance to begin my own journey as the glam rock heroine Hedwig. To tell her story in my hometown is the greatest homecoming I can think of, and I am looking forward to sharing this journey with my friends, family, and Hedheads.

Criss will appear as Hedwig in all performances, except Sunday, October 9 at 7pm and Wednesday evenings, October 12, 19 and 26 at 8pm. Hall will appear as Hedwig in the following performances: Sunday, October 9 at 7pm, Wednesday, October 12 at 8pm, Wednesday, October 19 at 8pm, and Wednesday, October 26 at 8pm.

The members of Hedwig’s band “The Angry Inch” — aka “Tits of Clay” — will be music director Justin Craig (guitar and keyboards), Matt Duncan (bass), Tim Mislock (guitar), and Peter Yanowitz (drums), all of whom originated their roles on Broadway.

Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the landmark American musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is “groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time” (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage.
Directed by Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) and winner of four 2014 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway and promises to take San Francisco by storm with what Time Magazine proclaims is “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever!”

SHN Golden Gate Theatre
1 Taylor St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Seating Chart

Plan Your Visit!

October 2–30, 2016

Running Time: 
1 hour and 40 minutes, no intermission

Age Recommendation: 
Recommended for mature audiences and may be inappropriate for children 12 and under. No children under 5 allowed.

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Shocktoberfest PYRAMID OF FREAKS playing now till November 19 2016.

L to R) Natalie Demchenko and James Jeske in Thrillpeddlers production of
Shocktoberfest 17: Pyramid of Freaks.
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 Tel. 415/ 661- 1260 / Cell. 415/ 336- 8220 (PLEASE DO NOT PUBLISH THESE PHONE ’s)
 Press materials and hi-res color press photos:

Thrillpeddlers presents… 
Shocktoberfest 17: Pyramid of Freaks
17th Annual Extravaganza of Terror & Titillation
Oct. 6 - Nov. 19, 2016 (Thurs., Fri. & Sat. - 8:00 pm)
Limited Engagement – Only 22 Performances!
Opening Night - Thurs. Oct. 13, 2016 - 8:00 pm
(Previews Oct. 6 & 7- Thurs. & Fri. – 8:00 pm, no performance Sat. Oct. 8)
Plus 2 Special Halloween performances (both 8:00 pm):
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016 and Mon., Oct. 31, 2016 (Halloween Night)
at The Hypnodrome in San Francisco

Shocktoberfest 17: Pyramid of Freaks
The 17h Annual Extravaganza of Terror & Titillation includes five new one-act performances:
- A Classic Grand Guignol Thriller
- by Marc Bonis-Charancle. English version by Richard Hand & Michael Wilson

- A Modern Mortality Tale Probing the Horrors of Parasitic Dipsomania
- Written and Adapted for the Thrillpeddlers by William Selby
 (original Twilight Zone version broadcast Nov. 5, 1988)

- A World-Premiere Pulp Fiction Musical by Scrumbly Koldewyn

- A World-Premiere Black Comedy by Rob Keefe

A LIGHTS-OUT SPOOKSHOW FINALE - created by Nicholas Torre
 This annual festival of Grand Guignol horror theatre and black comedies plays as a Limited Engagement - only 22 performances - Oct. 6- Nov. 19, 2016 - Thurs., Fri., & Sat. - 8:00 pm. There are 2 Previews –Thurs. 10/6, & Fri. 10/7 - 8:00 pm. Opening Night (press night) – Thurs., Oct. 13, 2016 - 8:00 pm. The Hypnodrome is located at 575 10th St., in SF. 94103. (Bryant & Division Sts.) Tix are $30 gen. admission or $35 for Front Row Seats, 
“Shock Boxes” & “Turkish Lounges”*** - tickets available at or by calling 415- 377- 4202
Thrillpeddlers presents…  Shocktoberfest 17: Pyramid of Freaks - Their 17th Annual Extravaganza of Terror& Titillation which includes five new one-act performances: - THE HAUNTED HOUSE- A Classic Grand Guignol Thriller by Marc Bonis-Charancle. English version by Richard Hand & Michael Wilson; THE HELLGRAMMITE METHOD - A Modern Mortality Tale Probing the Horrors of Parasitic Dipsomania, written and adapted for the Thrillpeddlers by William Selby (original Twilight Zone version broadcast Nov. 5, 1988); DEMON TRAIN TO SODOM - A World-Premiere Pulp Fiction Musical by Scrumbly Koldewyn; PYRAMID OF FREAKS - A World-Premiere Black Comedy by Rob Keefe; and as is customary to conclude all Shocktoberfest shows: A LIGHTS-OUT SPOOKSHOW FINALE - created by Nicholas Torre.
This year's company includes VAGABONDAGE, a folk-punk band fronted by Thrillpeddlers stalwart John Flaw.

2016 dates for - Shocktoberfest 17: Pyramid of Freaks:
 Oct. 6 - Nov. 19, 2016
Previews – Oct. 6 & 7                                            (Thurs.& Fri. - 8:00 pm)
Oct. 13 (opening night)                                          (Thurs.) - 8:00 pm
Oct. 14, 15                                                                (Fri.& Sat. - 8:00 pm)
Oct. 20, 21, 22 / 27, 28, 29                                                (Thurs., Fri. & Sat. - 8:00 pm)
Oct., 30, 31 (Halloween Special Performances)           (Sun.& Mon. - 8:00 pm)
Nov. 3, 4, 5 / 10, 11, 12 / 17, 18, 19                      (Thurs., Fri. & Sat. - 8:00 pm)

TIX:     Tickets:
            or by calling 415/ 377- 4202
$30 general admission
   $35 for front row seats and “Shock Boxes”& “Turkish Lounges
   (premium tickets sold in pairs only.)
VENUE:          The Hypnodrome - 575 10th St. in SF 94103 (btwn. Bryant & Division Sts.)

Saturday, October 1, 2016

SEARED playing now at SFPlayhouse


Written by Theresa Rebeck

Directed by Margarett Perry


Between the smell of sizzling garlic and balsamic drizzle, tempers are boiling over on the onstage kitchen. Chef Harry has poured his heart into his intimate Brooklyn restaurant, and it is finally paying off. A rave review has New Yorkers flocking through his doors and selling out every table. But is this the success he has been dreaming of? A world premiere play from award-winning playwright Theresa Rebeck (Seminar, SMASH), Seared is a play about success, loyalty, and survival.
Seared is a San Francisco Playhouse commission. Read the press release.
San Francisco Playhouse’s production of Seared is made possible by: Executive Producer Andrew Teufel; Producers Fred & Beth Karren, Gary & Dana Shapiro, Arne & Gail Wagner; Associate Producers David and Cynthia Bogolub, Andre Chenoweth, Loni & Bob Dantzler / Harry & Kay Rabin, Tom & Mary Foote, Leslie Karren, Phyllis & Jerry Rosenberg; and Artistic Underwriters Joan Eckart, Joan Rost, and Mike Smith.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

BONFIRE SESSIONS Saturday September 24, 2016

Come and join us for the final Bonfire Session of 2016 in San Francisco on September 24! Featuring a bill full of amazing homegrown acts, we'll be serving up s'mores, cold beer and great music under the big sky at SOMA StrEAT Food Park. All for free!
Headlining the event is San Francisco's own Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, a critically acclaimed and well loved local favorite. Catch this rare chance to see Thao play for free in her hometown!
Supporting is Oakland's Meat Market, who've been spreading their brand of garage rock, pop punk, indie...we'll just call it really amazing rock and roll music across the world and back.
Opening is Burger Records newest artist Jakob Danger, the East Bay singer songwriter who comes from the Armstrong musical family (father Billie Joe of Green Day and brother Joey of SWMRS).

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

BEYONCE at Levi Stadium September 17, 2016

Beyoncé announced additional shows for The Formation World Tour, including a second performance at Levi’s® Stadium on Saturday, September 17 to complement the Monday, May 16 concert announced immediately following her Super Bowl 50 halftime performance on February 7, 2016.

DATESaturday, September 17


Saturday, July 30, 2016

HELP IS ON THE WAY 22 – On The Red Carpet, "Idols & Icons" SUN., AUG. 21, 2016 - HERBST THEATRE – 401 VAN NESS AVE. in SF

HELP IS ON THE WAY 22 – On The Red Carpet, "Idols & Icons"  

Featuring tributes to Stephen Sondheim, Carole King, David Bowie, 
Natalie Cole, Prince & more!

22nd Annual Gala - Northern California’s Largest Annual, Star-studded Concert & Gala benefiting Meals on Wheels of San Francisco & AIDS Legal Referral Panel

SUN., AUG. 21, 2016  -  HERBST THEATRE – 401 VAN NESS AVE. in SF

Silent Auction (main lobby):  4:00 pm
VIP Gala Seated Dinner:               5:00 pm
New This Year:
The 3 course seated dinner will be catered by Molto Benne Catering with paired wines provided by Viszlay Vineyards preceded by a 30 minute cocktail reception on the terrace off the Green Room. 
A brief fashion show segment will feature the gowns of Anna Ortega. Live auction at dinner.
Performance:                          7:30 - 9:30 pm
Club REAF After Party with cast:    9:30 - 11:45 pm (music by GoBANG)

 - Show & After Party                                  $175 
-  Performance Only Tickets -                $75 & $50 (Dress Circle & Balcony) 
 Performance Only Tickets available from City Box Office – 415-392-4400 or
 For tickets or additional info, please visit our website    or call 415/ 273 - 1620

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Tony-Winning Musical Comedy La Cage Aux Folles

A boisterous and vibrant portrait of love in a nontraditional family, La Cage Aux Folles has been one of Broadway's biggest hits for more than 30 years, earning nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Revival. This heart-warming musical comedy invites you into the lives of Georges and his lover Albin, who plays female impersonator Zaza at the couple's popular St. Tropez drag nightclub. Problems arise when Georges' 25-year-old son comes home with his fiancée and her conservative parents. Watch as the flamboyant couple's family dynamic gets hilariously turned upside down. Written by Harvey Fierstein, the musical features Jerry Herman's beloved score -- including "The Best of Times Is Now" and "I Am What I Am." Get in on the wig-flying fun as La Cage Aux Folles closes out the Bay Area Musicals season at San Francisco's Victoria Theatre.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Broadway Bares SF Tech Tails Monday July 11, 2016

The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) Presents…
Broadway Bares SF: Tech Tails
New York’s Sexiest, AIDS Benefit Show Comes To San Francisco
 Monday, July 11, 2016 – 7:30 pm

 Club Fugazi  

Home of Beach Blanket Babylon
 Tickets are available by phone only by calling Beach Blanket Babylon Box Office 
at 415-421-4222  (no on-line sales for this show.)
 Philanthropy and all-star entertainment take center stage as the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) presents Broadway Bares SF: Tech Tails - a special one-night-only strip show benefiting REAF and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. At Club Fugazi (home of Beach Blanket Babylon678 Green St. SF, 94133 (Stockton & Powell Sts.) in North Beach)
 If you're not familiar with Broadway Bares and wondering what it is - it's a good old fashioned strip show in the Vaudeville tradition featuring dozens of hot guys and gals stripping to raise money for HIV and AIDS services. Funds raised will support local HIV services through REAF and nationally through Broadway Cares in NYC. So, if you don't like looking at hot, naked bodies, this may not be the event for you. But if you do, join us for a whole lot of fun-raising & tongue-in-cheek hot bodies dancing their pants off -- literally.
Special Guests scheduled to appear (as of 6-8-16):
 JAI RODRIGUEZ         - Broadway/TV star (Queer Eye/Mailbu Country)
DAVID HERNANDEZ   - American Idol, recording star 
CASSANDRA CASS     - Reality TV star (
RANDY HARRISON     - TV (Queer as Folk), Broadway star 
and cast members from the Broadway touring cast of CABARET.
 Tickets for this Benefit show are:
$75 – VIP Dress Circle seated  $65 – VIP main floor standing $45 – Rear Main Floor standing or Center Balcony seated
$30 – Balcony seated
 Broadway Bares, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, conceived by and produced by Jerry Mitchell (Tony Award-winning director and choreographer), has been an annual AIDS fundraising event in NYC for 25 years raising over one million dollars annually. Now The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) is creating a West Coast version in San Francisco. Our first annual benefit show will be held on Mon., July 11, 2016 – 7:30 pm at Club Fugazi, home of Beach Blanket Babylon, featuring over 50 singers & dancer/ strippers - men & women and all crazy hot!!