Red Curtain Addict Top Concert Picks: April 2019

It looks like it’s going to be another month of rain in the Bay Area… BUT we’ve got some fun musical experience that are guaranteed to brighten up your day and keep you from going stir crazy at home. From Broadway hits, West Coast Premieres and Red Curtain Addict Nights Out, we think you’re going to like what you find…!

April 4: Curran’s THE JUNGLE

The Curran will be presenting the west coast premiere of THE JUNGLE, a performance that captures the stories of refugees and migrants that lived in a makeshift camp on the border of France in 2015. Throughout this theatrical drama, you will be submerged into scenes that are definitely eye-opening and profound. In addition to this meaningful story about hope, survival and courage you are going to be amazed at their experiential 360 set.

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Instead of a typical theater layout, the Curran theater has completely transformed their space into an intimate cafe where the storyline takes place all around you. Audiences can even sit at the tables of the restaurant where cast members interact and surround with dramatic scenes. If you are a fan of The Crown, you might be excited to find out that the Directors of this Netflix success (Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin) are the amazing Directors of THE JUNGLE – so get ready for a drama that is quite impactful and definitely memorable.

April 13: San Francisco Symphony’s Music for Families: Luminous and Spellbinding Tales: A Semi-Staged Event

If you’re looking for a fun way to get your kiddos out of the house and experience classical music at a young age, this event is exactly that. Curated by Resident Conductor Christian Reif, this concert has been programmed to spark curiosity and fun throughout the afternoon. The program includes John Williams’ Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Saint-Saëns’ The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals, excerpts from Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite and more!

Make sure to arrive early for additional fun! Before the show families can collect stamps in a musical passport, munch on some yummy bites and even have the opportunity to get up close with members some of the San Francisco Symphony and their instruments called the ‘Instrument Petting Zoo’. How cute is that? All ticket holders will also receive free online materials to enhance musical discovery at home.

April 16 – May 12: SHN, ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

You can’t help but get nostalgic when you hear the movie title, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. There are so many great tunes that can get stuck in your head for days… Come with me and you’ll be in a world of puuuurrrre imaginatiooonnnn…! So good. Now you can relive those special memories throughout the musical that will feature a top-notch cast so make sure to get your golden tickets! 😉

Red Curtain Addict Insider: Did you know that Roald Dahl also wrote James and the Giant PeachMatildaTales of the Unexpected and the screenplay for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (among many others)? This guy really knew how to create a magical world through pure imagination.

Red Curtain Addict, The Little Mermaid - SF Ballet

Yuan Yuan Tan in Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid. (© Erik Tomasson)

April 19: Red Curtain Addict Night Out to San Francisco Ballet’s  The Little Mermaid

Dive into the emotional depths of John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid, a heart-wrenching tale of love and sacrifice. This will not be parallel with the Disney Princess movie that we all love and adore. Rather, it is a haunting tale about the mermaid who travels between both worlds (both land and sea), tormented by her unrequited love for the prince. Will it end happily? You’ll have to come to find out!

We’re excited to partner with ENCORE! (San Francisco Ballet’s young professional’s group) for the Opening Night of The Little Mermaid! Before the show, we will enjoy bites (from Global Gourmet) and wine (from Bespoke Collection). We will meet again for more tasty hors d’oeuvres and drinks during the intermission in a special location for ENCORE! and Red Curtain Addict ticketholders. After the stunning performance of The Little Mermaid, we will head to one of our favorite tiki bars for ‘under the sea’ themed cocktails at Smuggler’s Cove.


 April 29: SHN’s National Geographic Symphony For Our World

If you’re a big fan of nature, animals, videography and/or photography, you’re in for a special night! On April 29th, a full orchestra and choir will be performing original music set some of the best footage of nature captured by National Geographic. From the depths of the sea up to the coastlines and over the mountains, you’ll feel as if you’re traveling the world’s best places right from your theater chair.

Red Curtain Addict Insider: Did you know that National Geographic was founded in 1988? That makes this amazing society over 130 years old! We had no idea…  In 1899, it was the first publication to print natural-color photos of sky, sea and the North and South Poles. You can find out more here.

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