He was Captain Kirk. You’ve seen him on countless Priceline.com commercials. Now you can see William Shatner and all his wackiness in his very own show called “Shatner’s World (We Just Live In It).”
The show’s Broadway run has ended, but when has something like that ever stopped William Shatner. Now he’s touring the country and for one night only (Sunday, March 11), William Shatner bring “Shatner’s World” to San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre.
I’m sure the show is nothing more that William Shatner being William Shatner on stage, but here’s how the “About” section of the Shatner’s World website describes it:
Who am I, really?
I haven’t saved the universe countless times (or even once), but a part of me is Captain Kirk.
I’m not a hard-bitten, L.A. cop, but a part of me is T.J. Hooker.
I’m not an addled (well, maybe), high-powered attorney, but a part of me is Denny Crane.
I’ve had many other roles, on-screen and off…Husband, father, friend. Horseman, Singer, Philanthropist, NEGOTIATOR.
All of the parts contribute to the whole, AND IT MAKES FOR ONE HELL OF A STORY!
To get your tickets, visit the SHN website.
If you’ve already done the Nutcracker and want to see something new this holiday, why not go see old Mr. Grinch?
From Dec. 21 through Dec. 29, you can check out Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas live on stage at the Golden Gate Theatre.
Inspired by Dr. Seuss’ beloved story and featuring the hit songs “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch, bursting with holiday spirit.
Tickets are on sale now at the SHN website.
Long beautiful hair
Streaming, flaxen, waxen…
Down to here
Down to there
I want hair!
Kevin Spacey is going to be in town!
If you love Kevin Spacey like I do, you won’t want to miss the latest production of Richard III by William Shakespeare, featuring Kevin Spacey, at the Curran Theatre, Oct. 19 through 29. San Francisco is the only other U.S. city, other than Brooklyn Acadamy of Music in New York, to host this landmark event.
Cirque Du Soleil‘s newest show, Totem, comes to San Francisco Oct. 28 through Dec. 11 under the Grand Chapiteau at AT&T Park.
Totem traces the journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations. Inspired by many founding myths, Totem illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. Somewhere between science and legend, Totem explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.
Tickets are on sale now for this facinating journey into the evolution if mankind. To get yours, visit the Totem website now. I’ve got mine!
Love the performing arts? Down for some unconventional theater? Or are your a performance artist yourself?
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the San Francisco Fringe Festival is a 12-day event at the Exit Theaters in the Tenderloin. Starting today through Sept. 18, the festival features more than 40 productions. And unlike other festivals, the Fringe is noncurated, meaning that as a performer, your odds of getting a slot in the festival are based on luck. Applicants names are pulled from a hat to ensure an open-access process that fuels the adventureous nature of the festival.
There are lots of great movies coming out in September. I’m so excited to see Contagion (Sept. 9) with its amazing big name cast and Drive (Sept. 16) with Ryan Gosling (adore him!) and Carey Mulligan. That means going to the theater and trying to find tasty concession stand snacks that will keep you snack happy without giving you a blockbuster-sized waistline.