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Monday, June 14, 2010

The Dynamite Show with Fou Fou Ha! at the Brava Theater in SF this week

Catch San Francisco's favorite comedy/dance troupe Fou Fou Ha! in the world premiere of "The Dynamite Show," which starts a run this Thursday, June 17, at the Brava Theater in San Francisco.

Performing with Fou Fou Ha! will be the Gomorran Social Aid and Pleasure Club, one of the bands that has performed at First Friday Follies.

A description of the show, a list of show dates and times, and the ways in which you may purchase tickets in advance.

I also noticed that the show is listed on If you're a member there, tickets are available for between $10 and $12.50. I've never tried to buy tickets there, but if you're planning to go, you may want to look into becoming a member.

The Dynamite Show featuring Fou Fou Ha! (World Premiere)

“The Dynamite Show” is a “wildly unique” (NBC) song and dance review best described as "Fame" meets the Muppets. This up-beat musical spectacle will feature live neo-vaudevillian Dixie brass band tunes with “jaw-dropping dance numbers” and slapstick antics. It will follow the colorful characters of Fou Fou Ha! to Hollywood, as they are invited to audition for a reality-TV talent competition. They go through many dance numbers ranging from tangos to rock-opera tunes and finally arrive in Hollywood to audition in front of a panel of judges (cameos played by local celebrity performers TBA) only to realize that their “foolishness” may not have any room in the mainstream.

Written, directed and choreographed by Maya Culbertson-Lane, Fulbright Scholar and Artistic Director of Fou Fou Ha! and composed by Ryan Bebee, composer and director of Best of the Bay winning band The Gomorrans Social Aide and Pleasure Club, this original musical review features the talents of some of the bay area’s most versatile artists including Gerri Lawler of BATS, Nathan Cottam of the Peninsula Ballet, Jen Colasuanno of Lunatique Fantastique, Vegas Jenkins of Klown-fi rock band Gooferman with costume design by local designers including Dark Garden Unique Corsetry, Medium Reality and Trixie Designs.

Fou Fou Ha! is an comedy dance ensemble that combines satire and buffoonery with old-time animated cabaret numbers. Recently featured in The Guardian as one of the up-and-coming performance troupes in the bay area and named San Francisco’s “favorite new burlesque troupe” by the Examiner, Fou Fou Ha! has been described as having “wonderfully choreographed performance of comical buffoonery that left the crowd in laughter bordering tears” by Metrowise Magazine. They are coming out of a sold out run of Out of Order: A Musical that comes out of a toilet at Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory in Spring of 2009, receiving standing ovations and rave reviews like “If it’s Fou Fou HA! be ready for a fun show!” (SF Chronicle)

The Gomorrans Social Aide and Pleasure Club was voted favorite indie band in SF Weekly’s Best the Bay and have been described as “a gloriously lurid whisky - marinated Dixieland delirium” by the SF Bay Guardian. They are lead by Ryan Bebee who writes, directs, and produces for the group. His score composition for Dark Porches’ production of The In-Betweens was described as a "catchy" "eclectic" "haunting score" by the local press. A one-act play he wrote was produced twice by Sleepwalkers Theater Company and called "intelligent and playful" by the SF Bay Guardian and "borderline extraordinary" by the SF Weekly. Ryan also founded the Dead Hensons, the world's most celebrated Muppet cover band. Aside from his work with the Gomorrans, he's currently writing and producing songs for a new girl harmony fronted outfit called the Bitter Honeys.

Production Dates, Times and Prices

Thursday, June 17, 8pm: $15 Preview

Friday, June 18, 8pm: $20 Opening night

Saturday, June 19, 8pm: $25*

Sunday, June 20, 3pm: $20

Thursday, June 24, 8pm: $20

Friday, June 25, 8pm: $20

Saturday, June 26, 8pm: $25**

*Benefit for FAM (Foundation for Advancement in Midwifery). Tickets for this benefit that occurs before the performance must be purchased on the Birthfest 2010 website at

**Benefit for Brava! for Women in the Arts / End of Season Celebration
Tickets are available in advance at, except for the June 19 show which are available at

The Dynamite Show featuring Fou Fou Ha!
The Brava Theater Center
2781 24th Street, San Francisco
June 17-26, 2010 (except June 21, 22 and 23)
Tickets $15-25
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