San Francisco’s 2016 Theater Season - Serrano Hotel Union SquareYour Ultimate Guide to San Francisco’s 2016 Theater Season

In the heart of downtown San Francisco you’ll find the city’s distinguished theater district, home of the Golden Gate Theater, Orpheum Theater and War Memorial Opera House. The SHN theaters have a winning line-up of productions scheduled for the 2016-2017 season. From the return of favorites, like Cabaret, to well-loved family productions like The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this year. Make plans to attend one (or all) of the season’s offerings and pair them with a stay at the Serrano Hotel, just steps away.

2016 SHN Theater Schedule

June 21st– July 17th
SHN Golden Gate Theater
The Tony Award-winning production of Cabaret is in its 50th anniversary season and comes directly from Broadway to the stage of the SHN Golden Gate Theater. From the heart of the Kit Kat Club, watch as leading characters step inside, away from the dangerous pre-war times outside. Popular musical numbers like, “Maybe this Time,” continue to timelessly win the hearts of theater goers for 50 years and counting!

Beauty and the Beast
June 29th -July 10th
SHN Orpheum Theater
The brilliantly staged Beauty and the Beast brings enchantment to the stage like no other show. The unforgettable magic between Belle and the Beast is brought to life with beautiful costuming, entrancing characters and extravagant sets. Children and adults will all love this unforgettable night of music and love.

In the Name of Love Tour
July 12th
SHN Orpheum Theater
Diana Ross’ In the Name of Love Tour returns to San Francisco with as much anticipation as her first performance in 2011. Mayor Ed Lee so far as proclaimed September 16, 2011 Diana Ross Day in the city of San Francisco. Join the legendary Diana Ross at the historic SHN Orpheum Theatre for a night that will live on in your heart for years to come.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
August 9th – September 18th
SHN Orpheum Theater
Witness the true story of Carole King’s rise to the top of the charts with the help of her songwriter and husband. Her music not only touched the nation decades ago, it will touch your heart as the familiar songs continue enchant from the stage of the SHN Orpheum Theater.

Wild Kratts Live
September 22nd
SHN Orpheum Theater
Bring the kids for a musical that brings one of their favorite shows to life. Watch as the Kratt brothers take on a comic villain and save the animal world from disaster. Prepare to applause your way through an evening of excitement!

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
October 2nd – 30th
SHN Golden Gate Theater
Becoming a modern musical staple, join the cast of Hedwig and the Angry Inch for a production Time Magazine proclaims is “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever!”

The Lion King
November 2nd – December 31st
SHN Orpheum Theater
Giraffes, birds and gazelles add to the incredible night of theater. Disney’s Lion King is winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical and returns for another spectacular performance. Bring the family to experience the unforgettable sets, the prized music and characters that continue to steal our hearts with performances you won’t soon forget.

Anthony Bourdain: The Hunger Tour
November 16th
War Memorial Opera House
Don’t miss this one-night performance from Emmy Award®-winner Anthony Bourdain. The renowned monologue will make you experience a journey around the world and open your eyes to cultures and diversity in a whole new way.

White Christmas
December 14th-24th
SHN Golden Gate Theater
No Christmas is complete without Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Join the dazzling stage of show biz as they the love and laugh and dance their way to touching the heart of a decorated hero and audiences everywhere.  With one of the most popular musical songs of all time, the New York Times says it’s one to “put on your wish list.”

The King and I
November 15th – December 11th
SHN Golden Gate Theater
One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s best-loved musicals, the King and I is taking the San Francisco stage. Directed by Tony Award® Winner Bartlett Sher, the esteemed production brings a winning cast, unforgettable characters of Anna and the King, dazzling costuming and a story line of unexpected love that touches the hearts of the old and young.

Attend San Francisco’s exciting 2016-2017 season of theater for breath-taking performances that you won’t forget.


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