Sunday August 25 @ 3 pm . Occidental Center for the Arts proudly presents: The Gorgon Medusa: Her Significance for Women of Our Time. Archaeomythologist Joan Marler will trace the ancient roots of the Gorgon Medusa’s multi-layered powers and explore her myths, stories, and iconography in a multi-media presentation that will reveal her timeless significance for women of our time. Drummer Barbara Borden and friends will begin and conclude this memorable event, which is a fundraiser for O.C.A!Admission [email protected] https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4295297 or at the door. Fine refreshments. Wheelchair accessible. Art Gallery open for viewing. www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org. 707-874-9293. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct. Occidental, CA. 95465
Saturday July 13 @ 7 pm. Zipline Improv at Occidental Center for the Arts. Skilled Bay Area actors led by local actress and founder Laura Wachtel present an evening of delightful improvised scenes and stories with your suggestions to inspire them. Their focus is on narrative improv both short scenes and full length. What will it be this time? Join us to see! $15 Adv/$20 at door. Fine Refreshments. Accessible to persons with disabilities. 707-874-9392. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct. Occidental, CA. 95465 www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org
The Boys In The Band has won the Tony Award for Best Play Revival at last night’s Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The awards celebrate the best of Broadway.
Mart Crowley’s late 1960s play focuses on a group of gay men who come together for dinner one evening. The groundbreaking play was turned into a film in 1970.
Other winners last night included Stephanie J. Block. She won the lead actress in a musical award for her role as Cher in The Cher Show.. In her acceptance speech, she thanked ‘the goddess Cher, and her legacy.’
The show also won best costume designer for legendary designer, Bob Mackie. Mackie is famed for creating many of Cher’s more flamboyant creations in the 1970s.
Both wins prompted jubilation from Cher herself. She tweeted: ‘I cannot stop jumping, crying,laughing,….I feel like I won an award!’ And, ‘I’m so crying … Bob Mackie deserves this award more than anyone will ever know.’
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Hadestown wins big at Tony Awards
The biggest winner of the night was the musical Hadestown. The folk opera took home eight awards, including Best Musical and Best Director.
Collecting her award, director Rachel Chavkin noted she’s currently the only woman on Broadway directing a musical. She called on the theatreworld to do better: ‘It is a failure of imagination.’
The Ferryman by British playwright Jez Butterworth won the Tony for Best Play.
Bryan Cranston (of Breaking Bad fame), won his second Tony. This time it was for his performance in the revival of Network, about network news broadcasters.
He dedicated his award for best actor in a play to real-life journalists, saying the media, ‘is not the enemy of the people. Demagoguery is the enemy of the people.’ The remark was understood by the audience as a reference to President Donald Trump, who regularly blasts media coverage of his administration.
Elaine May won the award for best actress in a play for her role in The Waverly Gallery.
Best actor in a musical award went to Santino Fontana for his role in Tootsie – a stage version of the hit 1982 film in which a man pretends to be a women in order to land a role on a TV show. Tootsie also won Best Book.
Rainbow red carpet and Billy Porter
The 73rd Tony Awards, was hosted by James Corden. Before the show, celebrities walked a red carpet against a rainbow backdrop made up of thousands of roses. The rainbow was incorporated into the red carpet in honor of World Pride, which takes place in New York City this month.
‘Focusing the red carpet theme around World Pride marks a seminal moment for New York City, as it hosts both the Tonys and World Pride in the same month,’ event designer Raul Àvila told Vogue beforehand.
‘These two communities have been closely intertwined since the beginning of Pride.’
One of those to make the biggest impression was Pose star Billy Porter. The actor has become a fixture on red carpets with his eye-catching looks. This time he wore a costume by Celestino Couture, created from the velvet curtains from the show Kinky Boots, in which he starred.
Kinky Boots closed in 2018. The curtains were purchased by Scenery Bags, who create bags from retired show material. The brand asked Porter if he wanted to carry a bag made from the curtains, but instead, he worked with Scenery and Celestino to come up with a tuxedo top and tulle skirt combo!
Lesbian musical The Prom has landed seven nominations at the Tony Awards.
The nominations for the 73rd annual Tony Awards were announced on Tuesday (April 30), with The Prom among the most-nominated shows.
The musical tells the story of a girl who is denied permission to bring a female date to her high school prom, mirroring several real-life news stories.T
The show was nominated for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score.
The Prom stars Caitlin Kinnunen and Beth Leavel were both nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, while Brooks Ashmanskas was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.
Casey Nicholaw was nominated for Best Direction of a Musical.
In November, The Prom sparked an outpouring of joy after its Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade performance featured the parade’s first ever same-sex kiss.
The passionate embrace, which took place during a performance of “Build a Prom,” was broadcast by NBC to an estimated audience of 50 million people who tuned in for the annual parade through the streets of New York City.
The show is to receive a film adaptation from Pose creator Ryan Murphy, set for release on Netflix in September 2020.
On April 10, Murphy wrote in an Instagram post: “The Prom is one of the most uplifting, heartfelt and special musicals I have ever seen on Broadway.
“It’s truly an original that celebrates the underdog and says in a loving spectacular way that LGBTQ rights are human rights. I feel a special connection to it because it’s set in Indiana, and that’s where I grew up, too. I’m thrilled to announce I’m turning it into a MOVIE EVENT for Netflix, and I’m bringing producers @billdamaschke and @dori.berinstein and the amazing creative team with me.”
He added: “It has a musical score that will leave you singing for days, a hilarious and moving book and some of the most showstopping direction, choreography and performances I’ve ever seen on Broadway.”
The Boys in the Band also nominated for two Tony Awards
The revival of gay play The Boys in the Band also landed two nominations.
The play was nominated for Best Revival of a Play, while Robin De Jesús was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play.
Ryan Murphy, known for juggling many projects at once, is also making a Netflix adaptation of The Boys in the Band as part of his production deal with the streaming platform.
Murphy announced on April 18 that the show’s Broadway stars Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells and Charlie Carver are all in line to return to their roles.
He teased: “Last summer, The Boys in the Band were on Broadway, breaking house records at The Booth. THIS summer, The Boys In the Band will be filming a Netflix movie event.
“The Broadway cast of BOYS was so important to me, and as equally groundbreaking as Mart Crowley’s seminal work.
“Everyone in the cast was out and proud…and feeling so blessed to mark the 50th anniversary of Mart’s landmark play. The entire Broadway cast will reprise their roles in the film.”
Productions about gay men in New York City, friendship after the Sept. 11 attacks and love in Mississippi dominated Britain’s prestigious Olivier Awards for best theatre on Sunday.
In a distinctly American-themed night, “The Inheritance”, a play about the generation after the peak of the AIDS crisis, was joint overall winner with four awards: best new play, best director (Stephen Daldry), best actor (Kyle Soller) and best lighting.
Written by Matthew Lopez, the two-part play transposes E.M. Forster’s classic 1910 novel “Howards End” to modern New York, where a group of young, ambitious men ponder their existence and the previous generation’s legacy.
“I don’t have the proper vocabulary … It feels like an out-of-body experience … a bit crazy,” Soller told Reuters after winning the award over other nominees like Ian McKellen and David Suchet.
“To be speaking for a community where there’s so much pain, so much healing to be done, it is just really incredible, very emotional,” he added.
In his acceptance speech, Soller paid tribute to the victims of AIDS and lamented that in some nations people can still be stoned to death for being gay.
“Come From Away”, a musical about the power of kindness among air passengers grounded in Canada after the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, also won four awards including best new musical.
“Company”, a reworking of U.S. composer Stephen Sondheim’s comedy with a woman instead of a man in the lead role, took three prizes including best musical revival.
“Summer And Smoke”, a rarely-staged Tennessee Williams’ drama about love, loneliness and self-destruction set in small-town Mississippi, took two honours for best actress (Patsy Ferran) and best revival.
“I wasn’t expecting it … Nobody knows who I am,” Ferran told Reuters afterwards, clutching a glass of champagne. “I might be slightly hung over tomorrow, don’t tell anyone!”
Prince Charles’ wife Camilla joined stars of British theatre for the glitzy ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Pegasus Theater Company presents The New Century, a hilarious and affecting comedy written by Paul Rudnick and directed by John Rowan. It opens November 2 and runs through November 25 at the Mt. Jackson Masonic Lodge in downtown Guerneville.
The New Century introduces us to some wonderfully outrageous characters. There’s the flamboyant Mr. Charles, brazenly defying the notion that to achieve social acceptance gay people should behave themselves and sit quietly with their hands folded. And there’s Helene, impressively politically correct about her variously gendered children. And Barbara Ellen, a midwestern craftsperson and competitive cake decorator, from whom we learn a lot about art (whether it’s a painting by Rembrandt or a knitted toaster cover) and about survival.
NY Times reviewer Ben Brantley has written that “Line by line, Mr. Rudnick may be the funniest writer for the stage in the United States today.”
Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $18 general admission and $15 for seniors and students; the performances on November 2 and 9 are pay-what-you-can.
Tickets may be purchased at pegasustheater9.brownpapertickets.com or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006. Seats for the pay-what-you-can performances are available on a walk-in basis only.
More information about the plays and directions to the Masonic Lodge are available on our website at pegasustheater.com.
Dance Film SF announces its 2018 selections for the 9th annual San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF), featuring dance films from the Bay Area and around the world, running Thursday, October 4 through Sunday, October 14 across five venues. Along with screenings, the festival will include brief live performances, free presentations, a VR/360 experience room, and post-screening discussions with attending filmmakers. The festival will wrap with a celebration of Bay Area artists, including screenings of local shorts and two premieres from SFDFF’s annual filmmaking project, the Co-Laboratory, along with an awards ceremony featuring cash prizes in six categories.
Live performances by: Dimensions Dance Theater, Ben Needham-Wood and Brandon “Private” Freeman, AnA Collaborations, and tappers Ricky Huang and Melinda Marino Lerman.
Below are highlights from this year’s programming. Complete information is available at www.sfdancefilmfest.org
General Tickets and Passes:
Free – $25 / Passes $125 – $225
Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 pm – Atrium Theater, Veterans Building (401 Van Ness Ave, SF)
PLAY SERIOUS — World Premiere
United States, 2018 (58 min.) Director: T.M. Rives
Filmmaker T.M. Rives follows the trials and tribulations of Alexander Ekman’s process creating his joyous new work Play for the Paris Opera Ballet. The documentary will be preceded by the Bay Area Premiere of SIRENS TANGO, a short narrative by local filmmaker Lisa Le Lievre, featuring SF Ballet Principal Dancers Sasha De Sola and Luke Ingham. Mr. Ekman and members of the SIRENS TANGO cast will be in attendance.
Tickets $25 general/$75 patron/Festival Pass $125/Festival Patron Pass $225
BRAVA KICKOFF: DOUBLE PLAY
Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 pm – Brava Theater Center (2781 24th St, SF / Tickets $25)
Four film-packed days at the Brava Theater Center kick off with a double feature event around the theme of creativity and play.
CREATIVE: ALEXANDER EKMAN’S STUDY IN CREATIVITY — World Premiere
Sweden, 2018 (52:00) Director: Alexander Ekman
In a new documentary, award-winning choreographer Alexander Ekman dives into the subject of creativity—where it comes from, and whether or not it’s possible to contain and understand it—by meeting scientists, professors, artists, film directors and choreographers, with the goal of trying to understand every aspect of the phenomenon. Preceding the film will be the premiere of Mr. Ekman’s new commissioned short film for SFDFF’s Co-Laboratory, created with frequent filmmaking partner T.M. Rives, titled Ekman’s Concise Guide to Natural Movement.
BASEBALLET: INTO THE GAME
USA, 2017 (28 min.) Director: Matthew McKee, Choreographers: Ben Needham-Wood, Weston Krukow
An EMMY award-winning documentary featuring original music as six dancers transform AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, into a spectacular stage. Narrated by Giant’s announcer Mike Krukow and featuring his son, local dancer Weston Krukow. Followed by a special live performance by Ben Needham-Wood and Brandon “Private” Freeman.
ADDITIONAL FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
USA, 1998 (98 min.) Director: Matthew Diamond
In honor of Paul Taylor, the great American choreographer who died on August 29, 2018, the San Francisco Dance Film Festival is pleased to present a special screening of the 1998 Academy Award-winning film Dancemaker. The now classic film directed by Matthew Diamond looks at Paul Taylor and his dance company over several months in 1997 as Taylor prepares his work “Piazzolla Caldera” from conception and rehearsals to opening night at City Center. A trip to India by the Company is included along with rehearsal footage, interviews with his dancers, dance critics and scholars. There is also footage of a young Taylor dancing and film of the troupe performing a dozen Taylor pieces. His genius, his roots his method of working with dancers and his sometimes difficult nature and humor are all revealed.
Saturday October 13, 6:30 p.m. Brava Theater Center (2781 24th St / Tickets $15)
USA, 2018 (90 min.) Director: Mark Wilkinson (West Coast Premiere)
This in-depth documentary on the history of tap is an absorbing narrative about a quintessentially American dance. Editor Jaime Arze will be in attendance. Followed by a brief live performance by tappers Ricky Huang and Michela Marino Lerman. Friday October 12, 6:30 p.m. Brava Theater Center (2781 24th St / Tickets $15)
USA, 2018 (70 min.) Director: Trey McIntyre (West Coast Premiere)
In 2014, after ten years of building his dance company in Boise, Idaho, to great acclaim, Trey McIntyre shut it down. Its sudden and mysterious end is the backdrop of McIntyre’s introspective documentary.
Saturday, October 13, 4:00 p.m. Variety Club Preview Room (582 Market St. Ste. 101/ Tickets $15)
USA, 2018 (70 min.) Director: Scott Gormley (Bay Area Premiere)
This moving documentary confronts the social stigma of being a boy in ballet. Sheds light not only on the prevalence of harassment boys endure from peers outside the studio, but also on their passion and determination to keep dancing in spite of it. With special guest Will McCoy – VP of Education for No Bully.
Sunday October 14, 1:00 p.m. Brava Theater Center (2781 24th St / Tickets $15)
USA, 2016 (82 min.) Director: Deirdre Towers (Bay Area Premiere)
With depth, humor and pathos, La Chana celebrates the charisma and flair of a self-taught Gypsy, a flamenco dancer who in the 1960s-80s rose to international stardom and then suddenly vanished from the public eye at the height of her career.
Friday, October 12, 4:00 p.m. Brava Theater Center (2781 24th St / Tickets $15)
Through an analysis of Maurice Béjart’s most emblematic ballets, such as Symphony for a Man Alone and The Rite of Spring, this documentary film attempts to examine the choreographer’s creative process and reveal his ambition to leaving an everlasting mark in the world of dance.
Saturday, October 13, 2:00 p.m. Variety Club Preview Room (582 Market St. Ste. 101/ Tickets $15)
USA, 2018 (85 min.) Director: Rob Fruchtman
Six dancers from an acclaimed NY company travel the world, working with youth who’ve experienced war, poverty, sexual exploitation, extreme prejudice and severe trauma as refugees. As they prepare to perform in public in what seems like an impossibly short time, all experience surprising transformations, unlocking wellsprings of creativity.
Saturday, October 13, 1:00 p.m. Brava Theater Center (2781 24th St / Tickets $15)
KAORI ITO: A BODY OF LIFE
France, 2017 (66 min.) Director: Tatjana Jankovic, Choreographer: Kaori Ito
Kaori Ito left Japan to dance, to create, to be. Reaching a defining moment in her career, she invokes her Japanese roots and tells and intimate story by inviting her father, the sculptor Hiroshi Ito, to dance with her on stage.
See schedule for screening time.
PERFECTLY NORMAL FOR ME
USA, 2017 (57 min.) Director: Catherine Tambini (Bay Area Premiere)
In this intimate documentary, a group of kids from ages 5 to 15 reveal what it’s like to live with a variety of physical and developmental challenges, joining a team of dancers, helpers, and teen volunteers with an ambitious goal: a spring recital. With special guest Angela Dorantes, founder of the local danceABILITIES program for youth with disabilities.
Sunday October 7, 2:00 p.m. Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library Main Bran (100 Larkin St. / FREE)
Music Rights Workshop & Filmmaker Forum
Friday, October 12 Brava Theater Center (2781 24th St / FREE)
10:30 a.m. Part 1: Music Rights Workshop: Presented by Brooke Wentz of The Rights Workshop, an SF-based music supervision, licensing, and creative clearance company helping producers make the most of their music budgets.
12:00 p.m. Part 2: Filmmaker Forum
Filmmakers from around the world will be present for a discussion titled “What’s The Score?” about the way music and sound design affect every aspect of filmmaking.
Exhibition of five 360°/VR films, featuring Indigenous Australian dance; a cosmic landscape inspired by the imagery of solar physics by Alexander Whitley; an inspiring community of mixed abled dancers on a journey of inclusion; and towering San Francisco Ballet dancers.
Friday, October 12, 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. / Saturday, October 13 & Sunday, October 14, 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Virtual Reality Presentation: Meet the Makers
Filmmakers from the Virtual Reality Experience Room will be on hand to talk about their experience making their work and why VR is the future of dance. Attending are Jessica Kantor, Cael Liakos-Gilbert, and San Francisco filmmaker Jayson Tang.
Sunday, October 14, 4:30 p.m. Brava Theater Center (2781 24th St / FREE)
LIVE PERFORMANCE CAPTURES:
Award-winning work from the world’s most prestigious stages, unseen in the Bay Area.
THE PAINTING ON THE WALL — World Premiere
France, 2017 (72 min.) Director: François-René Martin; Choreographer: Angelin Preljocaj
Plunge into the fantastical world of Chinese fairy tales as they serve as inspiration for award-winning choreographer Angelin Preljocaj’s Painting On The Wall. Exploring themes of illusion and transcendence, and featuring dancers from the Ballet Preljocaj.
Friday October 5, 6:30 p.m. Variety Club Preview Room (582 Market St. Ste. 101/ Tickets $15)
France, 2017 (70 min.) Film Director: Tommy Pascal, Theater Director: Marit Moum Aune, Choreographer Cina Espejord (US Premiere)
Norwegian National Ballet’s riveting production of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts is a play of a deep psychology that explores the question “how many lies can a person tolerate?”
Friday October 5, 8:30 p.m. Variety Club Preview Room (582 Market St. Ste. 101/ Tickets $15)
Six shorts programs sprinkled throughout the festival represent twenty-one countries, bringing dancers into a colorful array of settings and scenes. From short narratives to abstract screendance, these popular programs are at the heart of the festival. Audiences can see the film Timecode, winner of the Palme d’Or for Short Film at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for an Academy Award in 2017. Another program called “Raising Voices”, will celebrate the work of under-represented artists in an effort to amplify their powerful messages of activism through the arts. Shorts programs run 60 – 70 minutes and include post-screening discussions with attending filmmakers. Directors will be in attendance from countries around the globe, including Paraguay, Ukraine, and India.
SFDFF has forged special new cultural exchange with the Chinese Dancers Association of Beijing and will showcase ten films from its Young Artist Platform, a program curating young Chinese creators.
See schedule for screening times.
CATHARINE CLARK GALLERY – Box Blur Programming
For the third year, Catharine Clark Gallery, will present two programs of Art/Experimental films that explore the rich intersection between dance, art, and film. A shorts program of five dance films, examines the concept of gender. The evening concludes with a live performance by AnA Collaborations. Also screening is the film Spirit Labour, featuring choreographer Anna Halprin. Sunday, October 7, 6:30 p.m. (Tickets $10); Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 p.m. (FREE)
CLOSING NIGHT CELEBRATION AND AWARDS CEREMONY
WITH 2018 CO-LABORATORY PREMIERES AND LOCAL SHORTS
The 2018 Co-Laboratory, a unique collaboration between two teams of choreographers and filmmakers, will premiere the project’s two short dance films. This year’s teams include choreographer Nicole Klaymoon with filmmaker Morgan Wise and choreographer Mike Esperanza with filmmaker Erin Brown Thomas. A collection of local shorts by Bay Area artists will be screened as part of the celebration, including The Town On Notice, a film by Dimensions Dance Theater, followed by a brief live performance by the company, celebrating its 45th anniversary as the first African American dance company on the West Coast. The evening will conclude with SFDFF’s award ceremony, which will include cash awards for winners, chosen by an independent invited jury, in six categories. Sunday, October 14 at 6:00pm – Brava Theater Center (2781 24th St / Tickets $25)
The Cast of Shall We Dance
Photo by Ray Mabry
The Broadway show Something Rotten!, which takes place in the time of Shakespeare, features a number entitled “A Musical,” in which Thomas Nostradamus predicts the rise of a whole new form of entertainment where actors will suddenly break into song, and chorus lines will engage in energetic, synchronized tapping. “Does it advance the plot?” another character wonders. When told “no,” they ask “Then why do you do it?” and the answer comes back swiftly: “Because it’s entertaining!”
This number came to mind during the performance of Shall We Dance, the second show in the seventh season of Transcendence Theatre Company’s “Broadway Under the Stars” series. There are two reasons for this. First, the number wraps up the first act of this charming revue by a cast of talented performers, many with Broadway credits. Second, it sums up perfectly the pleasures of this show. Shall We Dance? has no commentary on the human condition, it’s not a metaphor for anything, and it doesn’t attempt to satirize our social or political structures. All it wants to be is entertaining. And in this it succeeds mightily.
“Best Night Ever” is a sort of tagline for Transcendence Theatre Company (you can buy a t-shirt emblazoned with the phrase). When you take into account the whole experience—the gorgeous setting (in the ruins of a winery set amid vineyards and rolling hills), the marvelous pre-show picnicking, and the smooth-running parking and will call operation, as well as the onstage professionalism—this boast is very close to true. If you love Broadway (and wine), there are few better ways to spend a summer evening.
Though the series is entitled “Broadway Under the Stars,” and the songs performed range from classics of the Great White Way (“On the Street Where You Live” and “Shall We Dance?”) to more contemporary Broadway tunes (the aforementioned “A Musical,” “Be Our Guest” and “Mama Who Bore Me”), the producers have included a range of other songs, including Madonna’s “Vogue,” the jazz classic “Sing, Sing, Sing,” and Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.”
The cast is solid, delivering wonderful, energetic performances with undeniable joy. The dancing is fast, precise, flowing—and marvelously choreographed by Marc Kimelman and his assistant Aimee Lane.
Everything about the “Broadway Under the Stars” experience is realized with efficiency, professionalism, and hospitality. There is a spacious picnic area (reserve ahead), with large umbrellas over each table, multiple local wineries and food trucks selling their wares, and light jazz as pre-show entertainment. Arrive early (picnic area opens at 5:00pm), or spend the afternoon in Sonoma wine country, and create one of the most enjoyable day trips the Bay Area has to offer. One could indeed call it the “best night ever.”
Shall We Dance plays Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings for the next two weekends, August 11-12 and 18-19, 2018, with shows at 7:30pm in the Winery Ruins at Jack London State Park, 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, California. Tickets range from $45-$150. The top ticket includes VIP parking, two glasses of wine, and admission to the pre-show lounge. Tickets and additional information can be found at www.TranscendenceTheatre.org.
San Francisco is about to lose one of its precious gems that dates back all the way to the golden era of porn.
Nob Hill Theatre, the legendary male strip club in SF, will be permanently closing its doors on August 19th. The owners, Larry Hoover and Gary Luce, have decided to retire and head south to Palm Springs.
The married couple bought the club six years ago, which found an increase in profits as time went on. It will officially close after an appreciation barbecue for customers and appearances by house performers.”We’ve enjoyed owning the club and have met thousands of wonderful customers from around the world,” Luce said in an interview. “But we’re ready to retire,” added Hoover.
Sadly, the new owner of the location (729 Bush Street) won’t be keeping with the tradition of what this place has been for decades as they have other ideas in mind of what they will turn it into. Hoover and Luce actually put the business on the market almost a year ago (in October) but it took several months for it to sell.
They still have a ton of fantastic things planned prior to the location closing next month. It includes a circle jerk of sorts happening on July 26th and customers are invited to watch a fim shoot by Naked Sword in August.
An estate sale will be held over Labor Day weekend, September 1-2, where “everything goes,” said Hoover. This includes the theater seats and color photographs of guest performers from today and yesteryear that adorns their walls. Before the sale, the owners plan to donate some memorabilia to the GLBT Historical Society.
Nob Hill Theatre has been open for several years in the heart of San Francisco. Over its time being opened, it has welcomed a ton of gay porn stars from the 70’s until today who have put on some incredible shows for the audiences to enjoy. It also features other amenities like video booths, private pole dance lounge and a maze area. The location itself was even featured in Architectural Digest back in 1982.
Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy set in a magical kingdom ruled by the devious
the power in the kingdom ever since a curse was put on her husband that can only be
broken when “the mouse devours the hawk”. In an attempt to keep her son Prince
Dauntless single and preserve her rule, the Queen puts out a royal decree that states no one
in the kingdom can marry until her drabby son takes a princess of true royal blood to be
his wife. The queen has tested the eligibility of every princesses in the nearby kingdoms,
and all have failed her impassible tests. When a surprise pregnancy risks the reputation of
a great knight, he must step forward to help Dauntless find the perfect princess. Sir Harry
travels far and wide to find the beautiful Princess Winnifred, who instantly catches the
attention of Prince Dauntless. Is Princess Winnifred the one for Dauntless? More
importantly, will she pass the Queen’s test? And will the mouse devour the hawk? Come see
the show to find out!
Directed by Jonathan Mazer
Musical Director: Kelly Stewart
Choreography: Brooke Bell
Vocal Director: Andrew DelMonte
Analy Theater Arts members.
Opening Night: Friday, APRIL 13th @ 7PM
APRIL 14, 19, 20, 21 @ 7pm
APRIL 14, 15 MATINEES @ 2pm
APRIL 22 @2PM
General $10 / Students $5
Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com