San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon Unite for Snow White & Her Merry Men
Date: March 9, 2013
Location: California, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Two San Francisco icons share the stage for the first time ever at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall for Two Performances Only - March 25th and 26th.
Two iconic San Francisco institutions – the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) and Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon – come together for Snow White & Her Merry Men, a concert celebrating SFGMC’s 35th anniversary at Davies Symphony Hall (Van Ness & Grove Street, San Francisco 94102) performing for two nights only on Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Featuring more than 300 men from SFGMC and the cast of Beach Blanket Babylon, this marks the first time that both organizations have performed together on-stage. Tickets for Snow White & Her Merry Men range in price from $15-$75 and are available now online at SFGMC.org or through City Box Office at (415) 392-4400.
Snow White has left Club Fugazi and will search for her “Prince Charming” at Davies Symphony Hall with the aid of the SFGMC, whose dynamic sound and signature “choralography” create a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience. In this never-before-seen collaboration, the 300 men of SFGMC are joined by the Beach Blanket Babylon cast in singing classic favorites and custom songs created especially for this show. The show-stopping numbers will be infused with spectacular costumes, dazzling hats and appearances by some of Beach Blanket Babylon’s beloved characters including King Louis, Glinda the Good, Pineapple Princess, Banana Carmen, Elvis Presley, Tina Turner, James Brown and Barbra Streisand.
“The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is honored to bring the talent of these two iconic San Francisco institutions together on the Davies stage for the first time,” said Dr. Timothy Seelig, SFGMC Artistic Director. “It is sure to be an ‘Only in San Francisco’ evening!”
“Beach Blanket Babylon is very excited to be collaborating with the renowned San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus,” said Jo Schuman Silver, producer of Beach Blanket Babylon. “We are thrilled to come together with this Bay Area institution to create an evening of pure San Francisco entertainment.”
Snow White & Her Merry Men performs Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26 at Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall (Van Ness & Grove Street, San Francisco 94102). Tickets range in price from $15-75 and are available now online at SFGMC.org or through City Box Office at (415) 392-4400.
For 35 years, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus has courageously served as the international standard bearer for a powerful and accomplished mix of high-caliber performance, human rights, community activism, empowerment and inclusiveness, establishing it as an icon among LGBT organizations. Founded in 1978, it was the first organization of its kind and is credited with starting the LGBT choral movement, galvanizing and changing the course of LGBT history. It continues to rally and inspire other arts-based community organizations around the world. Under the leadership of Artistic Director and Conductor Dr. Timothy Seelig, SFGMC has in recent seasons established a heightened level of performance standards receiving audience and choral acclaim, increased its touring and recording profile and broadened its impact and reputation in the community while maintaining its signature blend of humor, personality and high-voltage performances. For more information about the performances and SFGMC, visit http://www.sfgmc.org. Follow SFGMC on facebook.com/sfgmc and twitter.com/sfgmc.
About Beach Blanket Babylon
Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon, the nation’s longest running musical revue packed with hilarious spoofs of pop & political culture, spectacular costumes, outrageously gigantic hats, and one show-stopping number after another, has been by over 5.5 million people, including HRC Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall as well as some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, continues to dazzle audiences at Club Fugazi in San Francisco’s North Beach. Hailed as "a constant cascade of showstoppers" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Beach Blanket Babylon follows Snow White as she takes a fast-paced journey around the world in search of her "Prince Charming." Along the way she encounters a star-studded, ever-changing line-up of hilarious pop-culture characters, including President Barack & Michelle Obama, Gangnam Style, Prince William, Kate Middleton and the Queen of England, Honey Boo Boo, Governor Jerry Brown, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Hilary & Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Nancy Pelosi, Michael Jackson, Adele, Taylor Swift, "50 Shades of Grey," and The San Francisco Giants. For more information visit http://www.beachblanketbabylon.com.