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The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd
The EXIT Theatre
San Francisco, CA
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As relevant today as the first day it opened on Broadway, The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd is a comical satire on the way people of different "classes" treat each other. Sir, the pompous, autocratic "have" engages Cocky, the meek "have-not", in a symbolic Game of Life, which Sir seems to always win by manipulating the game and changing the rules whenever it suits him to do so.

With a soaring musical score by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse, many of the songs are easily identified even by those who have never heard of the show. Songs such as Who Can I Turn To (made popular by Newley himself) and Feelin' Good (which scaled the pop charts in a version by Nina Simone) will bring the delight of recognition, but will also stir you as the songs highlight the struggles between the characters.

Playing four weeks in May at the EXIT Theatre, Landmark Musical Theatre is proud to bring this show back to San Francisco after a long absence.  Local musical theater standout performers Scott Ayres, Samantha Cori, Juanita Harris, Julian O'Byrne and Heather Steffen lead the cast.  The show is directed by Landmark's artistic director, Jonathan Rosen (The Boy From Oz, Tomfoolery, HAiR), with music direction by Brian Allan Hobbs (Rocky Horror Show, West Side Story, Les Miserables).

Q: How do I get to the theatre?
A: Please check our website for directions.

Q: If I drive, where should I park?
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Q: What is the difference between Premium and Reserved seating?
A: Premium seating in the main section row A, D, E and F are either front row seats (row A) or are elevated in such a way that there is relatively little obstruction for the audience member viewing the stage.  Reserved seating in the main section rows B and C are on the same level as row A and row G is at the rear of the theatre. The premium seats have less completely unobstructed views of the stage while reserved seating may be slightly obstructed.

Important Note: If you have a discount code, please click "Get Tickets", then click "Enter a Password or Discount Code", enter your code and click "Show Available Tickets". After submitting the code, you will have to click "Get Tickets" and select your desired date again. However, once you have entered the code this way, you can look at any date and the discount code will be automatically applied wherever applicable. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Saturday May 06, 2017 8:00 PM - Saturday May 27, 2017 8:00 PM | $20.00 - $50.00


The EXIT Theatre (View)
156 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 10
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Landmark Musical Theatre
On BPT Since: Jun 26, 2015
Jon Rosen
844-816-SHOW (7469)

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