Though it is illegal for pranksters to shout about non-existent fires in a theater, shrieking after an encounter with an underseat gum wad is permissible. Shout about what's on stage instead with today's Groupon for a two-show package of musicals presented by SHN. Tickets are for Next to Normal, running January 26 through February 20, and Rock of Ages, running March 9 through April 3, both at the historic Curran Theatre, located on Geary Street. Choose from the following two options:
- $60 for a balcony ticket to both Next to Normal and Rock of Ages (a $120 value), valid for a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday performance at 8 p.m.
- $65 for a balcony ticket to both Next to Normal and Rock of Ages (a $130 value), valid for a Friday performance at 8 p.m.
SHN brings Broadway productions to San Francisco with two highly acclaimed new shows. From the director of Rent, Next to Normal invites audiences to a modern rock musical about a suburban family striving to keep it together. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize, The New York Times calls this overachieving show "more than a feel-good musical; it is a feel-everything musical". Later in the season, Rock of Ages, a five time 2009 Tony Award nominee, captures the classic boy-meets-girl love story and zips it into a pair of tight leather pants. Set during the ’80s in LA's most famous rock club, a small-town girl meets a rock star, sparking an entertaining stroll through hair-metal history. Just like the psychological thriller The Notebook the story unfolds to guitar-exploding melodies from Journey, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Pat Benatar, Night Ranger, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake, and others. Customers taking advantage of this deal will become subscribers and enjoy benefits such as free ticket exchange, first access to purchase additional tickets, invitations to special events, and free commentary from audience parrots.
- If you like the style of music and don't mind the loud music that tries "to melt your face off," then wave the pretend lighters the ushers give you at the door in the air and enjoy. – Jill Siekman, Broadway World
- Mr. Kitt’s score — while sustaining the electric momentum of a rock opera — keeps shifting shapes, from dainty music-box lyricism to twanging country-western heartbreak, suggesting a restless, questing spectrum of moods. – Ben Brantley, The New York Times