“…a fascinating night of musical theatre…” Richard Connema

Richard Connema at ForAllEvents joins Kedar Adour’s excitement over “Chance.” Enjoy some choice comments:

  • a lot to offer audiences
  • visually imaginative production.
  • Outstanding is” gender illusionist” Randy Roberts as “The Lady”
  • Ken Lear as Chance is a beautiful handsome hunk with a terrific voice. He makes Chance’s seductive enticements irresistible with his great acting skill. It’s a wonderful sensual performance…

Check out his review here: “A Beautiful Production of Richard Isen’s ‘Chance’…”

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Adam Brinklow at EdgeSanfrancisco says “…someone pinch us…” about Chance

…Actually, he says “Well that was a pleasant surprise. Someone pinch us…” and goes on to give a great review to Chance. There are just too many excellent quotes to mention so we’ll just point you straight to the article here.
Remember Chance closes on July 28. Get your tickets now!

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Compelling New Musical Looks at Love, Loss and Aging in the Aftermath of the Aids Crisis

It’s positive words all around from Bonnie Weiss, at Musical Theater Lovers United, calling Richard Isen’s music “haunting…”, Randy Roberts’ performance a “tour de force” by “…a consummate actor,” Richard Hefner “utterly convincing,” Ken Lear “…a wonder… right out of central casting,” Robert Kalfin’s staging and direction “…seamless,” Tammy L. Hall, Ruth Price and Caleb Herring’s “…musical blendings… so rich that they sound as if they are part of a larger ensemble.”

Read it all here. But most of all, take her final advice to heart:

“Robert Isen… has managed to pull off a very difficult feat: Tell a universal story in a novel way with surprising plot twists, create characters that we truly care about, and write music and lyrics that charm the ear, engage the mind and touch the heart. San Francisco is the city of its world premiere. The run ends on July 28th, so don’t miss your chance to catch it before it moves on.”

Get your tickets here.

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Buzzin’ Lee Hartgrave: “Chance – Non-stop Intimate Epic”

Can it get better than a comment like this? “…I’ve discovered The New Musical ‘Chance’. And guess what? If ever there was an extraordinary Theater experience – this sure as hell is it …” Read all of Buzzin’ Lee’s comments here.

Don’t forget to buy your tickets here.

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Kedar Adour at ForAllEvents says “take a chance and obtain a ticket for Chance”

Thanks Kedar for your great appraisal of the show. Read it here:

http://forallevents.info/reviews/chance-shows-great-promise-at-the-alcove-theater/

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“Chance” author/composer Richard Isen featured in SfGate.com

Chad Jones features “Chance” and our own Richard Isen in the SFGate.com. Check out the article here:

‘Chance’: Musical play explores path to healing

The excitement builds!

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Chance is underway!

Here we go! The whole cast and crew have finally assembled for “Chance – A Musical Play About Life, Love and Getting It Right.” Here is a sneak peek:

Left to right Richard Hefner (Gregory), Peter Royston (Stage Manager), Robert Kalfin (Director), Randy Roberts (The Lady), Ken Lear (Chance)

Left to right Richard Hefner (Gregory), Peter Royston (Stage Manager), Robert Kalfin (Director), Randy Roberts (The Lady), Ken Lear (Chance)

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And a great word about “Show Me Yours” from Robert Sokol in the SF Examiner

Thanks to Robert Sokol at the San Francisco Examiner (I always expect Charles Foster Kane to pop up when I hear that name…) for a great “Show Me Yours” review. Calling it a “…rompin’ revue about romance…” he gets right to the heart of our New Musical Theater of San Francisco mission:

“If the big-box jukebox musicals leave you full but unsatisfied, you might want to try the creative and tuneful sampler “Show Me Yours” at the Alcove Theater…

Mr. Sokol gives a great summation of the show here: Show Me Yours Review in the SF Examiner.

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Critic Buzzin’ Lee Hartgrave says “Don’t Miss” Show Me Yours

Chloe Condon and Tom Reardon (Photo by John Doherty)

Chloe Condon and Tom Reardon (Photo by John Doherty)

Thanks and a tip of the hat to Buzzin’ Lee Hartgrave for his wonderful review of “Show Me Yours.” From the article:

SHOW ME YOURS… is a fun and strikingly original musical. Each song by the players is truly compelling… these songs of innocence and experience by Pen and Piano – The Resident Writing Company of New Musical Theater of San Francisco really know how to put words together …it’s unlike anything that has ever been done on this new venue. The excellent singing by the cast just takes your breath away!

[Artistic Director Anne Nygren Doherty's group] …Paul James Frantz (Composer Lyricist). Jerome Gentes (Lyricist). Richard Hefner (Composer Lyricist). Richard Hefner (Composer, Lyricist) – Plus: Richard Isen – Richard Jennings, Sandy Kasten – Andrew Klein – Denise Wharmby’s and Pamela Winfrey. They certainly made the evening marvelous and touching… Hooray for “Pen and Piano”.

HERE IS THE STUNNING, EXCELLENT CAST! CHLOE CONDON – JACQUELINE DE MURO – TIM HOMSLEY – SHEELAGH MURPHY AND TOM REARDON. All in all, their renditions are dazzling and gripping! The enitre evening is inspiring and uplifting. You’ll feel good. DON’T MISS!

Read it all here.

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“Come On In” to Show Me Yours

Liked yesterday’s clip? Enjoy Sheelagh Murphy delivering this wonderful moment from Paul James Frantz’s “Come On In”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q542BHetW08

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