June 22nd and June 23rd, 2018
Unbreakable is presented by
Unbreakable, a world premiere new musical reveals the untold stories of the LGBTQ community through events and voices whose courage and struggle continue to inspire hope today.
For our final show of the season, SFGMC has teamed up again with Tony Award-nominated Broadway composer Andrew Lippa (I Am Harvey Milk, The Addams Family, Big Fish, The Wild Party). This groundbreaking new commission about the history of the LGBTQ movement, produced by Bruce Cohen (Milk, American Beauty, Big Fish), stars Andrew Lippa, acclaimed soprano Lisa Vroman (Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, A Most Happy Fella), Broadway’s Britney Coleman and rising tenor Marcus J. Paige.
Under the direction SFGMC Artistic Director Tim Seelig and Palo Alto’s TheatreWorks Artistic Director Robert Kelley, special guest artists, the 250-member San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and a chamber orchestra — this new musical draws an historical arc to the experiences of LGBTQ people through stories and events over the last 12 decades. These stories include:
● Jane Adams, the first woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 and an open lesbian activist
● Lem Billings, JFK's best friend, a closeted gay man seated at the side of the most powerful man on Earth
● Sylvia Rivera and the transgender community she nurtured
● AIDS and its impact on a generation
The 70-minute multimedia work, features projections created by Andrew Lazarow, choreography by Steve Valdez, and orchestrations by Peter Seibert. The premiere will take place in conjunction with San Francisco Pride on June 22 and 23, 2018, at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco.
275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(between Van Ness + Franklin)