The San Francisco Arts Education Project (SFArtsED) and its nearly 50 musical theater performers ages 9 to 14 revive the Broadway hit Destry Rides Again at the Eureka Theatre through February 26. Tickets are available at CityBoxOffice.com or by calling 415-392-4400.
For the town of Bottleneck, one of the toughest and rowdiest backwaters in the American West, the arrival of a new sheriff is nothing new. But, when that sheriff is Tom Destry, a weaponless lawman set on bringing order to town, the citizens are in for a surprise.
"This is the first time in our 12-year history that we've done a Western musical," says Emily Keeler, SFArtsED Artistic Director. "And it turns out Destry is the perfect show for us. There is strong ensemble work, especially in the dancing, and the theme of nonviolence is powerful. It's about brains over brawn, smarts over violence."
Destry Rides Again was part of a stellar 1959 Broadway season, which also included The Sound of Music and Gypsy. Harold Rome, of Pins and Needles fame, wrote the charming score, and Leonard Gershe wrote the book based on the 1930 novel by Max Brand and the 1939 movie starring James Stewart. The legendary Michael Kidd directed and choreographed Destry on Broadway and won a Tony Award for the dynamic dances he created for the show.
* Sunday, February 26 at 1 p.m. - tickets for this show are $40 general, $20 student/senior. Admission includes drinks, hors d'ouevres and dessert as part of the Players' Family Benefit Reception and Closing Day Party.
215 Jackson St.
$15 for students and seniors
$22 general admission
Tickets can be purchased online at CityBoxOffice.com, or by calling 415-392-4400.