If you're going to turn a Pulitzer Prize-winning Eugene O'Neill play into a Broadway musical, you better have some serious talent involved. Luckily for the producers -- and audience -- of New Girl in Town, the powerhouse team of George Abbott (Damn Yankees) and Bob Merrill (Funny Girl) was the force bringing O'Neill's Anna Christie to the stage. Set in turn-of-the-20th century New York, this Tony-winning musical centers on Anna, a woman with a checkered past who returns home to join her father, Old Chris Christopherson, the captain of a coal barge. On a foggy July 4th night, a sailor is pulled from the dark waters of the Atlantic. As the fog clears, Anna and Matt Burke's eyes meet and their lives are changed forever. Now, 42nd Street Moon brings New Girl in Town to The Eureka Theatre in San Francisco.
Staged inside a vast cube suspended over the stage at San Francisco's Geary Theater, Needles and Opium follows jazz legend Miles Davis on his 1949 travels to Europe, where he discovers the pleasures of Paris, unlocks his creativity and finds his heroine in Juliette Gréco. At the same time, French filmmaker Jean Cocteau embarks on his own opium-fueled journey of discovery to New York. Visionary director Robert Lepage's production frames interlocking scenes of two very different journeys into one. The story then reveals thrilling and heartbreaking insights into the artistic minds of two masters. Lepage's hyper-theatrical work fuses his signature stagecraft and refined visual storytelling into a single unforgettable experience.
Written by the guys behind Wet Hot American Summer and The State, this ridiculous comedy follows a noble sheriff as he tries to rid his town of a crime lord. Teaneck, New Jersey is run by Tad Theaterman, and although the townsfolk fear his heavy hand, they love the money that his brothels bring to the local economy. When a new sheriff tries to put an end to the corrupt boss, a showdown brings out all of the town's bizarre characters. SEX a.k.a. Wieners and Boobs was written by Joe Lo Truglio, Michael Showalter and David Wain, and features musical numbers, interpretive dance, audience interaction, fight choreography... and wieners and boobs. Catch this absurd comedy at PianoFight in San Francisco.
Sandy and Danny both believe their summer fling is over -- and then Sandy unexpectedly enrolls at Rydell High, where Danny's the leader of the pack. But when good girl Sandy attempts to rekindle their sweet romance, it threatens to ruin greaser Danny's stud reputation. The hit 1978 movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John quickly became a musical phenomenon with catchy sing-along tunes like "Summer Nights," "You're the One That I Want," "We Go Together" and "Greased Lightning," and this stage version, packed with high-energy choreography, remains a perennial favorite. Join the Pink Ladies, the T-Birds and the rest of the gang at the Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theater in Walnut Creek, and discover why Grease is most definitely the word.
In the midst of a whirlwind tour of European capitals, a young princess yearns to experience life - to explore the world beyond diplomatic dinners and Royal balls. Enter an American reporter, who almost overnight goes from covering the royal family to covering up her great escape. And in the span of 24 unforgettable hours, they discover the magic of Rome, the promise of love, and a secret they will share forever.
Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.