The Lion King – what else is there to say about this show that hasn’t been said before? It opened on Broadway fifteen years ago on October 15, 1997 at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Fifteen years… millions of audience members, thousands of reviews, and still last night’s Wednesday evening performance in San Francisco was sold-out. […]Read more "Theatre Review: “The Lion King” @ SHN Orpheum Theatre, 11/08/12"
It’s funny. All of my friends who have seen War Horse have told me to rush to the theatre and see this. I’ve ignored them, partly because when I was in London I found out it was coming to Broadway so I decided to wait. And then once it was in New York, I found out […]Read more "Theatre Review: “War Horse” @ Curran Theatre (SF), 08/03/12"
It’s true! The Book of Mormon musical is coming to San Francisco starting November 2012. It is only playing for a limited five weeks and I’m sure will sell out in minutes (just like what happened in Denver)!! The Book of Mormon is the first show to be announced as part of the SHNSF 2012-2013 season. […]Read more "“The Book of Mormon” musical is headed to San Francisco"
And I thought January came fast. While I only saw a few shows in January, I saw some majorly epic productions. First, I saw newly revamped version of Love Never Dies which was a train-wreck. Then I saw the over-publicized Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark and loved it. Last, I saw the touring production of Next […]Read more "2011 February Bay Area Theatre Guide"
Next to Normal at the Curran Theatre is an absolute triumph! This was the sixth time I’ve seen Next to Normal. I first saw the production right after it transferred from Off-Broadway at the Booth Theatre, while it was still in previews. I didn’t know anything about the production and I was absolutely blown away by the […]Read more "Theatre Review: “Next to Normal” @ Curran Theatre (San Francisco), 1/26/11"
The new year has begun! Welcome to 2011! With all of the craziness of the holidays, I wasn’t able to get my theatre picks up for January until now. Luckily, several shows are opening in late January which gives you (and me) plenty of time to organize our theatre wish-list for January. I spent the beginning of […]Read more "2011 January Bay Area Theatre Guide"
With newly minted posters and marketing graphics, Shrek The Musical, opened at Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco to a big monstrous thud. When it opened on Broadway in December 2008, it received mixed reviews — critics generally loved the magical sets, costumes and performances by Brian D’Arcy James (Shrek), Sutton Foster (Fiona) and Lord Farquaad […]Read more "Theatre Review: “Shrek” @ Orpheum Theatre (SHNSF), 12/01/10"