Previews begin March 27th for Baptized To The Bone
By Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Fine Arts Critic
Photo by Lynn Imanaka
NCTC presents Bay Area premiere of ACT A LADY by Jordan Harrison. Directed by Dennis Lickteig, the show is currently in previews and will open this Saturday night, March 28th, closing Sunday, April 26th. ACT A LADY is playing in the Decker Theatre Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. The New Conservatory Theatre Center is located at 25 Van Ness Ave. near Market Street. Click here for more information: ACT A LADY
ACT A LADY deals with a time when the men of a small Prohibition-era town decide to put on a play dressed in “fancy-type, women-type clothes.” The whole community is affected – gender lines blur, identities explode, and life and art are forever entangled. This thoughtful and exuberant Midwestern fable uncovers the woman in every man, the man in every woman, and the power of theatre to uncover both.
NCTC is proud to announce the San Francisco premiere of Baptized to the Bone by Dave Johnson. Directed by Ben Randle, previews run March 27th – April 3rd, opening on Saturday, April 4th, and playing through Sunday, May 3rd. Baptized to the Bone plays Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. All performances will take place in the Walker Theatre. Click here for more information: BAPTIZED TO THE BONE
A strapping young man by the name of Ottis is dying to leave Sand Hills, North Carolina and produce his “Gospel Poetry Opera” in New York. With no money and few prospects, he decides to hustle Gladys, the local preacher’s wife. What she doesn’t know is that Ottis is also hustling her husband, the preacher. The scams deepen, complications ensue, and events take an unexpected turn. The characters learn the hard way that sometimes, deception can get you exactly what you want.
See related articles and interviews:
GREASE – Begins Tonight At The Golden Gate Theatre
HÉLÈNE RENAUT – Local Recording Artist Tonight At The Adobe Book Shop
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S REQUIEM – This Saturday At Mission Dolores Basilica
CD – BRUCKNER’S 5TH SYMPHONY – NEW RELEASE FROM TELARC
CHELSEA HANDLER – Hosts 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards May 9th in San Francisco
PIANIST JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET – This Week With SF Symphony
SF BALLET – PROGRAMS 4 & 5 OPEN THIS WEEK
CD Release – ANCIENT FUTURE Recordings Observes 30th Anniversary
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY – Michael Tilson Thomas Announces 2009-10 Season
SWAN LAKE – San Francisco Ballet’s New Vision, Gone Fishin’
THE DRAGON’S GIFT – The Sacred Arts of Bhutan
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS – Remembered in Souvenir at A.C.T.
CHI McCLEAN – CD Release at the Cafe du Nord, March 4th
BURN THE FLOOR – Hot Latin and Ballroom Dancing Now at Post Street Theatre
SWAN LAKE – A WORLD PREMIERE AT SAN FRANCISCO BALLET
STAGE BRIEFS – WICKED, SF FOLLIES, TENNESSEE IN THE SUMMER
TELARC AND HEADS UP WIN 3 GRAMMY® AWARDS
WICKED – Now at San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre
SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL – Presents A Valentine’s All-Day Event
SF FOLLIES THE PERFECT ROAST OF SAN FRANCISCO PERSONALITIES, SAN FRANCISCO’S PAST AND PRESENT
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA – 87th Season Opens Friday, September 11th with Verdi’s IL TROVATORE
SAN FRANCISCO BALLET OPENS TONIGHT – Casting Announced For Programs 1
ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS – DMITRI HVOROSTOVSKY, FALSETTOS, and ZANNA, DON’T!
SAN FRANCISCO BOYS CHORUS – WILL SING AT THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA
NEW YEAR’S EVE – MARIN MAZZIE & JASON DANIELEY At the SF Symphony Concert
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY – The Results of Fiscal Year 2008
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA – The Audited Financial Results, 2007–08
BRIAN PATTERSON – Local Hunk In Bay Area Premiere of ZANNA, DON’T
MICHAEL BISHOP, Sound Engineer – Grammy Nomination for LA BOHÈME
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – What Becomes A Legend Most
AUSTRALIA – For Baz Luhrmann, There’s No Place Like Home
MILK – A Magnificent Film
TONY CURTIS – LIVE! At The Castro Theatre, Tuesday Night
YVES SAINT LAURENT – Haute Couture Fashions Now at the de Young Museum
CHRISTINE ANDREAS – A Conversation with Beautiful Broadway and Cabaret Star
CD Review – REVOLUTIONARY, Cameron Carpenter, Organist
CD – BRAHMS: Ein Deutsches Requiem
CD – DAS LIED VON DER ERDE: Superb Live Recording by Stuart Skelton and Thomas Hampson
TOM ORR – A Conversation with Seán Martinfield
JENNIFER SIEBEL – A Conversation with Seán Martinfield
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN – Just say “NO!”
ERIK BATZ – A Conversation With “The Scarecrow” At The Mountain Play
A CONVERSATION WITH MAESTRO HELMUTH RILLING
ANITA COCKTAIL and LEANNE BORGHESI – A 3-Way Dialogue
NORMA SHEARER in “MARIE ANTOINETTE” – At the Legion of Honor
See Related: FINE ARTS CRITIC SEAN MARTINFIELD
Seán Martinfield 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”, which is being prepared for publication. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Francisco Sentinel impressions reach more than 5,000 readers daily.
Our readers are those who make things happen in stage, film, fashion, dining, travel, business, philanthropy, and governance.
Published online since 1999, The Sentinel is updated many times during each day as news breaks.
More than 1,000 readers receive Sentinel Emails, sent at least once daily, listing the most up-to-date stories, with photos, synopsis, and link to each new story.
Sentinel Advertising couples your campaign to our high net readership, with your message changed as needed to drive newest market trends, respond to issues, display latest service and product values.
We offer choice of Right Column, Left Column, Center News Section ad placement.
Your message appears on all Sentinel Archived Pages, accessed frequently through Google topic search, with archived pages now numbering more than 3,000.
Ask about our new customer incentive program to work within your budget!