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Review: Beautiful Carole King Musical at SHN Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco

San Francisco Stage: Feel-good Carole King musical hits all the right notes

Leaving the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in a good mood, you won’t even mind the traffic jam outside the theater.
Broadway Musical Review: Hamilton at SHN Orpheum San Francisco

‘Hamilton’ Review: Founding of country was much more difficult than you were taught

Stark Insider Broadway Review by Jeanne Powell: Hamilton at the SHN Orpheum Theatre San Francisco.Lin-Manuel Miranda’s remarkable Broadway stage musical Hamilton celebrating America’s founding fathers, but especially Alexander Hamilton, is back in San Francisco on its third national tour.The long-running popularity of this ground-breaking history lesson, composed in hip-hop...
Come From Away San Francisco Review

‘Come From Away’: A musical gift to SF audiences

I don’t usually cry throughout a show. At the climactic tragic moment perhaps, but not all the way through. Watching Come From Away (SHN Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco), I had tears streaming down my face for 100 solid minutes. This is the kind of story – and storytelling...
The Color Purple - SHN Orpheum Theatre review by Ilana Walder-Biesanz

Star power makes The Color Purple bright

The women of The Color Purple have unimaginably hard lives. They’re subject to an unrelenting series of rape, abuse, and racism. The musical (currently on tour to the SHN Orpheum) is touching and uplifting in spite of that, because it’s the story of how they overcome all those forces...
Something Rotten Tour Review - San Francisco SHN Orpheum

Something Rotten! proves a fresh musical parody

There’s nothing serious or meaningful about Something Rotten!. Still, if you know the lullaby of Broadway and brush up your Shakespeare, it’s sure to make you laugh.
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.
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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...
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‘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,...