Yes, it’s true, Jersey Boys only just ended its nine-month run at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre on Sunday, but today it’s official: the show will be back for a “special holiday engagement” Nov. 20 through Dec. 30. If you’re counting, that’s only 48 performances.
The press release from SHN didn’t indicate which theater the show would be at — not the Orpheum because The Color Purple will be there through Dec. 9. Most likely the Boys will be back at the Curran.
Here’s the official word from SHN’s Carole Shorenstein Hays: “The best holiday gift for the Bay Area is Jersey Boys. The show will always have a home at SHN.”
And from the show’s director, Des McAnuff: “Everyone in the creative team of Jersey Boys is in love with San Francisco and we are so thrilled that San Francisco is in love with Jersey Boys. We’re delighted to be able to spend more time with the people of the Bay Area through the holiday season.”
Word on the street is that this will be the Las Vegas company having an out-of-town tryout of sorts before hitting the desert. And the word from the press release is: “The new cast for the holiday engagement will be announced at a later time.”
Tickets are $30-$99 and available at 415-512-7770 or at www.ticketmaster.com or www.shnsf.com.
There’s a terrific behind-the-scenes peek at what goes on backstage during a performance of Jersey Boys on the SHN site. Click here.
I was at the show yesterday (despite the moniker, I was in a nice full-priced orchestra seat this go-around), and at curtain, Don Bleu announced 4 winners of Nov. 20th tickets, determined by previously-drawn random seat #s. Tickets for the pre-Vegas (?) engagement went on sale immediately after the show. As people exited, ushers were standing in the stage door alley and in the lobby giving out plastic BART ticket holders with the Jersey Boys logo on them, and inside were lotto scratch-off tickets!
Hmm, I was one day shy of the announcement, the ticket holders, and the lotto tickets. However, I stopped in Truckee on my way home and bought two five draw picks. First thing I’ll do with the money? Buy Jersey Boys tickets for my entire family.