San Francisco, CA 94111
Category: Performing Arts Venues
In many ways, Road Show tells the story of the American Dream. The musical, written by three-time Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim, follows two brothers who crisscross the USA and Canada in search of riches, adventure, and success. Over the course of 40 years, they prospect for gold in the Yukon, insert themselves into a real estate boom in Florida, and even give Hollywood a try. Sometimes the brothers are together and sometimes they're apart, but they are always seeking, always looking for that next big thing, bags packed, ready to hit the road. It's a tale that should resonate with Californians. After all, people have been coming here for centuries with dusty bags and pans for gold prospecting or, more recently, a laptop and a dream. This particular rendition of Road Show is an obscure version. It's presented by Theatre Rhinoceros, and has only been seen in a 2008 off-Broadway run and a 2011 show in London. John Fisher directs, with musical direction from Dave Dobrusky.