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.”
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.