An American in Paris Touring Company

Broadway musicals ‘Something Rotten’, ‘An American in Paris’ highlight upcoming SHN season

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...
Hamilton - Orpheum Theatre

‘Hamilton’ on tour lives up to the hype

Never have I seen an audience this excited.

Broadway Backstage: Top Stark Insider videos of all-time on YouTube

Broadway musicals continue to draw massive audiences. Hamilton, no doubt, is the most recent example to demonstrate that we still pine for good song and dance, along with a compelling story.That tickets are so outrageously priced (in many cases) and hard to come by further the notion that perhaps the...

‘Phantom’ kicks off Broadway San Jose season

Great news Bay Area!Andrew Lloyd Webber's eternal classic The Phantom of the Opera will kick off Broadway San Jose's 2016-17 season. Look for the US tour to arrive this September. Full details below.In addition to Phantom, other musicals rounding out the Broadway San Jose line-up include The Sound of Music,...
Cinderella - SHN San Francisco Review

Cinderella‘s magic survives a rewrite

Watching a made-for-television Cinderella by Rogers and Hammerstein is an important part of growing up in a musical theater-loving family. I’ve wasted evenings debating the merits of Julie Andrews (1957), Lesley Ann Warren (1965), and Brandy Norwood (1997) in the title role. Incredibly, despite its place in the canon,...
An Act of God San Francisco Review

An apocalyptic ‘Act of God’ visits SHN Golden Gate (The Almighty Review)

Actor-comedian Sean Hayes delivers a swishy cross between Bill Buckley and Oprah.

Wicked defies gravity, as usual

The national tour of Wicked couldn’t possibly be less than fabulous. Stephen Schwartz’s score combines the infuriatingly catchy with the beautifully lyrical. His clever lyrics provoke laughs with their well-rhymed mix of real SAT vocabulary words and made-up imitations (confusifying, disgusticified). The whole plot—based on Gregory Maguire’s novel of...
Dirty Dancing - Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Greyvideo

Dirty Dancing Re-visited: 1987 film adapted for stage (Video)

I go backstage at the Golden Gate Theatre and re-discover some 80's magic.

Breaking News: An Act of God hits San Francisco

"Then I thought, 'Let me take a brief break from eternity, and devote the greater part of a week creating a universe. And, I dunno, kind of just see what happens.'"
Andrew Basso - The Escapologist

At the Orpheum: The Illusionists (Review)

The Orpheum has a history of big lunacy, undoubtedly bearing psychedelic traces that permanently alter the chemistry of the ceiling ornaments so that 'The Illusionists' fit right, in ways that just don’t work in a San Jose venue.