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Alcove Theatre to Premiere Musical CHANCE, 7/5


After its workshop production at the York Theatre in NYC in Nov. 2011, CHANCE - A Musical Play about Love, Risk & Getting it Right inspired by quotations from the writings of Oscar Wilde - will be having the its world premiere staging at the Alcove Theatre in San Francisco.

Tickets are $40 - $60 ($40 tickets are general admission; $60 "premium" seats include reserved stage-side cabaret seating, complementary wine, gift bag and more!) available at For more info call 415- 992- 8168

A gay psychologist and a handsome young rent boy stumble down a unique path to healing when guided by a mysterious Hollywood glamor queen (played by a gender illusionist). 55 year old Gregory has spent his adult life denying the loss he experienced as a young man during the AIDS crisis. After a near-death experience, The Lady appears. Is she an inner guide from the Jungian collective unconscious? Or a musical hallucination resulting from a small stroke? Gregory is pushed out of his solitary reality, by his unlikely muse, and down the rabbit hole of mid-life crisis where he enters into a turbulent, dangerous relationship with a young male escort named "Chance." (This production contains strong language, adult situations and partial nudity.)

Directed by legendary theater icon Robert Kalfin (founder of the Tony Award-winning Chelsea Theatre Center), this unique theatrical cocktail will be one part fun, one part heart, and one part magic.

CHANCE - A Musical Play about Love, Risk & Getting it Right features Richard Hefner (Gregory) (YouTube viral hit Girls and Boys), RAndy Roberts (The Lady) (Gender Illusionist - RAndy Roberts LIVE), Ken Lear (Chance) (Naked Boys Singing - NYC).

WHEN: July 5 - 28, 2013
Thurs. and Fri. - 8:00 pm
Sat. (2 Shows) - 3:00 & 8:00 pm
Sun. - 5:00 pm
Previews are July 5, 6 & 7
Opening Night Thurs. July 11, 2013
Limited Engagement - 16 performances

Technical credits include:
Scenery by Tony Dunnigan, costumes by Corrine H. DiTullio, Lighting by Dylan West
Music, book and lyrics by Richard Isen (The York's Theatre's A Fine Private Place)
Musical Direction by jazz artist Tammy Hall. The show is directed by Robert Kalfin
(founder of Tony Award-winning Chelsea Theatre Center)The show is produced by New Musical Theater of San Francisco, one of a handful of companies in the US, devoted exclusively to the development of new musical theater. Richard Isen is a member of NMTSF's resident writing company, Pen and Piano that produced the original revue, Show Me Yours - Songs of Innocence and Experience, in April 2012. NMTSF (formerly Not Quite Opera Productions) was founded by Artistic Director Anne Nygren Doherty and is best known for its long running hit Absolutely San Francisco.

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