Photo Flash: 'Scissorhands' North American Premiere

Audiences celebrate the North American Premiere of Edward Scissorhands, the new dance-musical devised, directed, and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, at San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre from Nov. 11 through Dec. 10.

"Matthew Bourne (Swan Lake) is back with a magical new musical adaptation of the classic Tim Burton motion picture Edward Scissorhands," states press notes, "Already a hit in London, Edward Scissorhands has toured Asia and the United Kingdom prior to making its North American premiere in San Francisco.  A treat for the whole family, this touching and witty gothic fairytale tells the story of a boy created by an eccentric inventor. With only scissors for hands, Edward must find his place in a strange new suburban world where the well-meaning community struggles to see past his appearance to the innocence and gentleness within."

Edward Scissorhands is based on themes from the original motion picture score by Danny Elfman by arrangement with 20th Century Fox, with new music and arrangements by Terry Davies.  Original story and motion picture directed by Tim Burton with original screenplay, story and co-adaption by Caroline Thompson.  Edward Scissorhands features costume and set design by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Howard Harrison, and sound by Paul Groothuis.

Show times are Tuesday – Saturday evenings at 8:00PM; Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM; and Sunday Nov. 26 at 7:30PM.  No performance Thanksgiving, Nov. 23.  Running time of 1hr 55mins with one 20min intermission.

Tickets ($35 - $90) are on sale now at the Orpheum box office, by phone at 415-512-7770, or online at www.shnsf.com.  The Orpheum Theatre is located at the corner of Hyde and Market Streets at 8th Street in San Francisco.

Photos by Bill Cooper

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Eugene Lovendusky Eugene Lovendusky graduated summa cum laude from SFSU with a BA in Writing for Electronic Media and a minor in Drama. Raised in the SF Bay Area, his love for the arts bloomed at an early-age; a passion that has flourished in NYC, where Eugene now lives and works. He is a proud member of the New York City Gay Mens' Chorus.