SHN Presents – STOMP and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Musical

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 9th at 10:00 am

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Sean Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Photo by Lynn Imanaka

SHN is excited to announce two family friendly special engagements to round out 2011: the return of STOMP and the holiday premiere of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical. These shows are special engagements and not part of the previously announced SHN 2011-2012 Season.

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STOMP

STOMP, the international sensation, is making its triumphant return to San Francisco at the Orpheum Theatre, October 14th – 23rd. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. Stiff-bristle brooms become a sweeping orchestra; Zippo lighters flip open and closed to create a fiery fugue; wooden poles thump and clack in a rhythmic explosion. STOMP uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – trashcans, tea chests, plastic bags, plungers, boots, and hubcaps – to fill the stage with compelling and infectious rhythms.
Click here for ticket information: STOMP

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Stefan Karl (Grinch) – Seth Bazacas (Young Max)

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The Grinch Company

Dr. Seuss’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! The Musical arrives with the merriment on Wednesday, December 21st and stays straight on through a New Year’s Eve performance beginning at 5:00 pm. Just in time to get the kids back home and, no, don’t bring them in if they’re under 5. The show features the great hit songs from the original animated series – “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas”.  Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from holiday loving Whos. Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville, while the music and book of Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason breathe new life into this really timeless story of the true meaning of Christmas.
Click here for ticket information: THE GRINCH!

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Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Seán Martinfield, who also serves as Fine Arts Critic, is a native San Franciscan. He is a Theatre Arts Graduate from San Francisco State University, a professional singer, and well-known private vocal coach to Bay Area actors and singers of all ages and persuasions. His clients have appeared in Broadway National Tours including Wicked, Aïda, Miss Saigon, Rent, Bye Bye Birdie, in theatres and cabarets throughout the Bay Area, and are regularly featured in major City events including Diva Fest, Gay Pride, and Halloween In The Castro. As an Internet consultant in vocal development and audition preparation he has published thousands of responses to those seeking his advice concerning singing techniques, professional and academic auditions, and careers in the Performing Arts. Mr. Martinfield’s Broadway clients have all profited from his vocal methodology, “The Belter’s Method”. If you want answers about your vocal technique, post him a question on AllExperts.com. If you would like to build up your vocal performance chops and participate in the Bay Area’s rich theatrical scene, e-mail him at: sean.martinfield@comcast.net.

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