Three San Francisco Plays for the Weekend
Sprucing up a weekend in San Francisco is never too hard to do. In fact, it can sometimes seem as though each day spent in the Bay Area is so loaded with potential and life that there will never be a way to experience it all. When the feeling of being overwhelmed comes over you but you still want to go do something, consider going to the theater!
There is nothing quite like sitting in the middle of an audience when the curtain goes up and the actors emerge, and the theatrical quality found in San Francisco is world class. For this upcoming weekend, we want to highlight three productions, but there is always more to be discovered for the adventurous.
Kinky Boots: Based off of a 2005 film, Kinky Boots won 6 Tony Awards when it first premiered on Broadway, this musical features songs by Cindi Lauper and an outrageously fun and uplifting storyline about a shoe factory that begins making some, well, fairly kinky boots. Be prepared to have a blast, dance in your seat, and maybe even experience some footwear liberation. Playing at the Golden Gate Theater, 1 Taylor Street, San Francisco.
Hamilton: A Pulitzer Prize winning musical about America’s founding fathers that is considered to be the next “Book of Mormon.” A musical that is changing what that term means, Hamilton’s soundtrack boasts the best-selling Broadway recording in over four decades, and has been highly praised by the likes of the New York Times’ Ben Brantley and President Obama. Playing at the Orpheum Theater, 1192 Market Street, San Francisco.
Red Velvet: A drama that touches on race, theater politics, and what it means to be English which centers around the story of Ira Aldridge, the real-life actor who, in 1833 was the first black man to portray Othello in England. The unfortunate controversy this inspired in its day is once again a highly relevant story, and this original play, written by Lolita Chakrabarti, has been receiving acclaim since its opening in 2012. Playing at the San Francisco Playhouse, 450 Post Street, San Francisco.
Again, these are only some of the many theater choices facing you this weekend, so dress up, go out, and enjoy the stories playing out on the stage with a luxury limo, party bus, or classic car rental from Nationwide Limousine Service! Call us today at 800-339-8936 for additional information!