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Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 8/17/2014 OLIVER!
Spreckels Performing Arts Center
8/15-8/31/2014
Spreckels Theatre Company presents "Oliver!" WHO: Spreckels Theatre Company presents WHAT: "Oliver!" Music and lyrics by Lionel Bart Lionel Bart's "Oliver!" musical version of Charles Dickens' classic "Oliver Twist," tells the tale of a misguided orphan boy in 19th century London, featuring some of the most beautiful and rousing melodies ever written for the stage. This Spreckels Theatre Company main stage production features a new, creative interpretation blending world of the actor with this classic story set in Victorian London. The cast includes Kelly Brandeburg, Harry J. Duke, Zachary Hasbany, Tim Setzer, Peter Warden and students of Spreckels Theatre Company's "Youth In Arts" program, an intensive theater arts program for aspiring young actors. This main stage production is presented with the new Paradyne projection system, developed by Spreckels Performing Arts Center, combining still images and animations to create multiple backdrop effects - creating a visual aesthetic that's exciting and visually surprising for audiences of the 21st Century. As part of the City of Rohnert Park, Spreckels Theatre Company is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Directed by Gene Abravaya Musical direction by Janis Wilson Choreography by Michella Snider Costume Design by Pamela Enz Set Design by Eddy Hansen and Elizabeth Bazzano WHEN: Aug. 15 to Aug. 31, 2014 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 2 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 23 and 30, 2014 2 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 17, 24 and 31, 2014 TICKETS: $22 to $26 $26 General; $24 Senior/Youth; $22 Student TICKETS ONLINE: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=36249&schedule=list or http://www.rpcity.org/index.aspx?page=19&recordid=5459 PHONE: 707-588-3400 For tickets, call the Spreckels Box Office at 707 588-3400. Box Office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m. and one hour before showtime. WHERE: Spreckels Performing Arts Center Codding Theatre 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 WEBSITE: www.spreckelsonline.com VIDEO: http://animoto.com/play/I0aZ8izBznu1k7IKTSJeTA
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Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 8/17/2014 BUYER & CELLAR
Curran Theatre
8/19-8/31/2014
Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., Alex takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? Buyer & Cellar is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.
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San Francisco Playhouse
6/24-9/6/2014
Into The WoodsJames Lapine; lyrics: Stephen Sondheim.
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Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 8/17/2014 "ROMEO AND JULIET"
Marin Shakespeare Company
7/26-9/28/2014
Marin Shakespeare Company presents"Romeo and Juliet" By William Shakespeare Directed by Lesley Schisgall Currier Marin Shakespeare continues its 25th Silver Season with William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." Two young lovers defy their feuding families in this tragic love story featuring romance, poetry and passion. Starring Luisa Frasconi as Juliet and Jake Murphy as Romeo ~ with Debi Durst as Nurse, Robert Currier as Lord Capulet, Marcia Pizzo as Lady Capulet, Scott Coopwood as The Prince and Julian Lopez-Morillas as Friar Lawrence. Performances are presented in repertory Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from through Sept. 28, 2014. Check for specific performance dates and times at the Marin Shakespeare website. The outdoor amphitheater opens one hour prior to show time for picnicking. Audiences are encouraged to bring picnics or purchase snacks at the Theatre Cafe. Warm clothing, jackets and blankets are recommended for evening performances. Parking is free. WHEN: July 26 to Sept. 28, 2014 Performances are presented in repertory Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Check for specific performance dates and times at the Marin Shakespeare website. Opening performance: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014. COST: $12 to $35 $12 for previews and $35 general; $32 senior; and $20 youth for all other performances. "Pay Your Age" is offered to audience members between the ages of 20 and 35-years old when purchasing tickets at the Box Office on the day of any performance, with valid identification. TICKETS: Order tickets online at: http://www.marinshakespeare.org/pages/ticketorder.php WHERE: Forest Meadows Amphitheatre 890 Belle Avenue, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, Calif. 94901. PHONE: 415-499-4488 WEBSITE: http://www.marinshakespeare.org PROMO VIDEO: http://animoto.com/play/BSxjdAYC4fKmoEWp15W3ug
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Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 8/17/2014 MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
Orpheum Theatre
8/15-9/28/2014
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and so many more. Featuring classic songs such as "My Girl" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack that changed America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on Broadway in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!
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