Shopping! The Musical: Long-Running Hit Musical Comedy Revue
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The last date listed for Shopping! The Musical was Saturday September 1, 2012 / 8:00pm (Closing Night).
Reviews & Ratings
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It was a cute production, the four actors were quite funny, sometimes they couldn't be heard either due to the piano, ceiling fans whirling or their voices didn't project. Only an hour plus production with no intermission. Staging and props were simple and handmade, like community theater.
The stage and theater was small and intimate, easily general seating of 80 seats. The place was full on a Friday night, at 7:50pm, 2 rows behind us were open then it was filled by 8:05pm. I got my free tix 2 weeks before. Box office opens at 7:30pm, two programs instead of tix waiting for me. Doors open at 7:45pm. Got really hot in the theater, no AC but two oscillating fans, people where fanning themselves. CD's of the songs were being sold after the show. I didn't know they have been in production for 4 years. Cute waiting area of seats outside the basement theater where the box office and drinks sold. Two theaters, one upstairs and one in the basement. One bathroom on the main floor, two women's upstairs. Stairs are steep to go down to the basement and upstairs.
Inside parking only a block away on Sutter, I think around $32.
Quotes & Highlights
Winner of the Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award
“A cartful of laughter!” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Infectious, irreverent humor! A clever collection of tunes – songs that bring to mind Jerry Seinfeld’s sharp observations on mundane modern life.”_ -SF Weekly_
“Shopping for frothy fun? Here’s a musical for you! Bobrow has picked an excellent quartet to deliver the message. They handle Bobrow’s slyly funny lyrics well and exude personalities that are immediately likeable.” _-Contra Costa Times_
“Bobrow utilizes words in a truly amazing way, combining internal and external concepts about reality in a way that amuses, cajoles, and yes, often astounds. Shopping! The Musical is GREAT!” —San Francisco Bay Times
“Performed by four very talented singers… _Shopping! The Musical _reminds me of those wonderful little revues that used to occur down in the Village in New York or the great Billy Barnes shows in Los Angeles.” —Talkin’ Broadway
_Shopping! The Musical _is a very funny musical revue of original songs and sketches about everybody’s second-favorite (in some cases, favorite) activity. Award-winning composer/lyricist Morris Bobrow skewers all aspects of shopping – the stores, the sales people, the customers, the products, the frustrations, the differences in how men and women shop, and other shopping adventures and mis-adventures.
The writer, Morris Bobrow, is the winner of 3 San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Awards for outstanding music and lyrics, the Hollywood DramaLogue Critic’s Award for best music and lyrics and New York’s Backstage Bistro Award for outstanding cabaret revue. Other musicals of his include Party of One, With Relish, New Wrinkles, and Are We Almost There?