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Theatre Rhinoceros’ 2018-19 Season2018-05-09T15:28:59+00:00

Theatre Rhinoceros’ 41st Season, A Journey of Excitement!

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GLAAD Media Award Winner

For our 41st season as the longest-running LGBT anywhere, Theatre Rhinoceros presents three musicals, two new works, and a Broadway thriller as we take you on a journey of hope and excitement.

All Rhino shows are presented at our home the Gateway Theatre in San Francisco except Sister Act, which will be at a bigger theatre TBA because it’s going to be a spectacle!

The Shows!

World Premiere Commission
Conceived and Directed by Rhodessa Jones
September 7 – 22, 2018
An exciting new work of theatre exploring issues facing women of color who are incarcerated or living with HIV. This exciting new work by the masterful Rhodessa Jones is an original commission developed by Theatre Rhinoceros and Cultural Odyssey/The Medea Project.

Musical Bio About Queer Icon Peter Allen
Music and Lyrics by Peter Allen and Others
Book by Martin Sherman and Nick Enright
October 26 – November 18, 2018
In the wake of Priscilla, the Rhino returns to Australia for this raucous musical biography of the most famous gay man from down under, Peter Allen. From “I Go to Rio” and “Arthur’s Theme” to “Don’t Cry Out Loud” and “I Honestly Love You”, the hits just keep coming in this story of the brilliant song-writer entertainer.

One Night Only!
Written and Directed by Morris Bobrow
December 31, 2018 – 8:00 pm
Our New Year’s Eve Spectacular returns! The hit show about the pleasures (and pains!) of tech.

World Premiere
By John Fisher
March 22 – April 14, 2019
The world’s biggest action hero Thom Snooze is about to come bursting out of the closet. He’ll do anything to promote his new film. But is this the right move? Everyone in his life says no, but his instincts say, “You go, girl!”

The Classic Thriller
By Ira Levin
May 17 – June 2, 2019
Playwright Sidney Bruhl needs a hit, desperately. Is he willing to kill to get it? Will his wife help him? How far will their nerve take them? And what will handsome Cliff’s reaction be when he finds out?

San Francisco Premiere
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner
Additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane
May 31 – July 7, 2019 – Theatre TBA
The famous Whoopi Goldberg movie that became the hit musical now gets the Rhino twist when a drag queen singer has to go into hiding as a nun! But she’s not the only nun in drag! Not in our production.
Sister Act will be performed at a bigger theatre TBA because it’s going to be spectacular.


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Tickets for Individual Performances will be available approximately 4 weeks before each production