An American in Paris Touring Company
An American in Paris Touring Company. Photo: Matthew Murphy

SHN has revealed its upcoming 2017/18 season and it looks like another strong line-up of Broadway musicals. See below for the full schedule and details.

Those in and around the San Francisco Bay Area will get a chance to see the new show Something Rotten. Those that missed the riotous The Book of Mormon will have a second opportunity when it returns for a special four-week engagement.

Other highlights include Tony award winning An American in Paris, Disney’s Aladdin, The Color Purple, School of Rock, and Andrew Lloyd Weber’s On Your Feet! (featuring music by Emilio and Gloria Estafan).

Waitress closes out SHN’s season at the Golden Gate Theatre. Developed by an all-female creative team, the production is inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s film Waitress, and features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles.

In total, seven Broadway musicals are coming to the SHN Orpheum and Golden Gate Theatre as part of the 2017-2018 SHN season.

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SHN was founded in 1977. Under the leadership of Broadway producers Carole Shorenstein Hays and Robert Nederlander, SHN is one of the most prominent theater companies in San Francisco.

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Cast of 'Something Rotten!' National Tour
Cast of ‘Something Rotten!’ National Tour. Photo: Jeremy Daniel

SHN Orpheum Theatre
August 15–September 10, 2017

From the director of Aladdin and co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Rent, Avenue Q and In the Heights, this hilarious new musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL!


SHN Orpheum Theatre
September 12–October 8, 2017

A new Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.


SHN Orpheum Theatre
May 1–May 27, 2018

An epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story.


SHN Orpheum Theatre
June 27–July 22, 2018

Based on the smash 2003 hit film of the same title, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER and lyricist Gleen Slater, and a book by Julian Fellowes with direction by Laurence Connor.


SHN Golden Gate Theatre
September 11–October 7, 2018

From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything.


Jessie Mueller as Jenna and Cast in the Original Broadway Production of Waitress
Jessie Mueller as Jenna and Cast in the Original Broadway Production of ‘Waitress’. Photo: Joan Marcus

SHN Golden Gate Theatre
October 16–November 11, 2018

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.



Book of Mormon
Ryan Bondy – ‘The Book of Mormon’. Photo: Joan Marcus

SHN Orpheum Theatre
February 6–March 4, 2018

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.

Stark Insider looks forward to another great year of Broadway musicals in San Francisco. We hope to see you out on the town!

Let the show begin…