You don't have to go to New York, since the best of the Broadway shows are now playing in San Francisco theatres. The Orpheum Theatre and the Golden Gate Theatre are the places in the city's theatre district to see the hottest musicals and plays performed year round.
The 2016 season starts with a bang with the very popular musical, Jersey Boys, playing at the at the Orpheum, a classic San Francisco theatre venue. Let's look at what else is coming up and where you can find tickets.
As you probably know, Jersey Boys is the story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
Frankie Valli and his bandmates, Bob Gaudio, Tommy de Vito and Nick Massi penned their own songs, created a new sound and sold an unbelievable 175 million records before they were 30 years old.
Big Girls Don't Cry, Sherry, Can't Take My Eyes off You. Discover how these blue-collar lads from the wrong side of the tracks became a legendary American band.
You saw the movie, now see it live on stage in a San Francisco theatre. (Remember back when Jennifer Grey looked like herself?)
Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit show features hit songs Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me?, and the heart-stopping I've Had The Time Of My Life. This classic coming of age tale is set in the summer of 1963, and follows 17-year-old Frances "Baby" Houseman as she discovers the dirty dancing with dance instructor Johnny Castle.
Wicked is another smash-hit musical that transports you back to the Land of Oz from the perspective of the witches.
The Wicked Witch of the West and the Good Witch of the North become improbable friends as they struggle over the same love interest. Wicked starts before Dorothy arrives in Oz and continues after with plenty of inspiration from the 1939 film. Since its 2003 debut (at San Francisco's Curran Theatre ) Wicked has broken box office records around the globe.
Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes of Will & Grace fame stars in An Act of God, a sinfully funny new play where God and His devoted angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.
He's finally arrived on earth to set the record straight…and He's not holding back! Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello of the smash show Wicked.
Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, Cabaret focuses on nightlife at the , and 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles. Don't miss this classic musical when it runs at the Golden Gate Theater.
Before she was a star in her own right, Carole King was a teenage songwriter fighting her way into the record business. By the time she was in her twenties, she had a successful career as part of one of the biggest acts in music and songwriting.
But it wasn't until her marriage to Gerry Goffin and her personal life began to crack that she found her true voice. See this amazing musical about Carole King and the music that inspired a generation.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch was the 2014 Tony Award Winner for the Best Musical Revival.
This landmark American musical took Broadway by storm just a year ago and has already played over 500 performances and won 4 Tony Awards. The groundbreaking rock musical features Hedwig, an East German rock and roll genderqueer.
The current production introduces Hedwig to a new group of fans nationwide, and you have the chance to see the musical phenomenon when the National Tour opens in San Francisco theatres on October 4.
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