If you’re action to actualize a date agreeable of the bouncy Jack Black flick “School of Rock,” about a abominable bedrock artist who infiltrates a chic basic academy as a acting teacher, what would be a added accustomed aggregation to acclimate it than a brace of Conservative associates of Britain’s House of Lords, the creators of “Downton Abbey” and “Phantom of the Opera?”
We’re talking about artisan Andrew Lloyd Webber and biographer Julian Fellowes, who abutting armament to about-face Mike White’s cine for the 2003 blur into a bedrock musical.
The lyrics are by Glenn Slater, who ahead formed with Webber on the “Phantom” aftereffect “Love Never Dies.”
Now in its third year on Broadway and its additional on the West End, a civic touring assembly of “School of Rock” comes to San Francisco’s SHN Orpheum Theatre.
It’s not absolutely the aboriginal time the agreeable has hit the Bay Area, as Oakland Academy for the Arts performed a apprentice assembly at the Curran two years ago, but this time it’s the abounding touring assembly of the Broadway appearance directed by Laurence Connor.
• Details: Through July 22; SHN Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco; $55 to $256 (subject to change); 888-746-1799, shnsf.com
— Sam Hurwitt
If you like Samuel Beckett but ambition his assignment was a aloof a little added relatable to the plight of bedrock superstars, PianoFight in San Francisco has aloof the ball for you this weekend.
As the appellation implies, writer-director-actor Richard Lucas’ “Bono and The Edge Waiting for Godomino’s” mixes celebrity banter with a apology of Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot.” Afterwards several runs in Los Angeles, the hour-long ball breezes through San Francisco for a two-night run at PianoFight.
Feeling that he’s absent blow with the lives of accepted people, U2 accompanist Bono orders a pizza in hopes that a allocution with the commitment actuality will arena him afresh in what the simple folk do. Meanwhile, bandmate The Edge mostly puts up with the experiment. But how does one alike pay for a pizza? Surely some salt-of-the-earth blazon out there knows.
• Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; PianoFight, San Francisco; $15 to $20; waitingforgodominos.com
— Sam Hurwitt
Two allegorical bedrock acts — Devo and The Damned — highlight the two-day calendar for the 2018 Burger Boogaloo music anniversary at Mosswood Park in Oakland.
Devo, the affecting and avant-garde act abaft such memorable cuts as “Whip It,” “Through Actuality Cool” and, best of all, “Gut Feeling,” account on Day One on Saturday. Added Day One acts accommodate Mummies, Traditional Fools, Mudhoney, Spits, Hunx and His Punx and Flytraps.
The Damned — the bandage that gave the apple one of the greatest punk-rock albums of all time, 1977’s “Damned Damned Damned” — acme the bill on Day Two on Sunday. Added Day Two acts accommodate Guida, Le Shok, the Rip Offs, Dwarves, Firestarter, Quintron and Ms Pussycat, Gris Gris and Battleship.
The host for the weekend is John Waters.
The anniversary starts at apex anniversary day at 3612 Webster St., but the anniversary access is on West MacArthur Boulevard amid Webster and Broadway.
Besides abundant bands, the accident offers a advanced array of music-related vendors, aliment and a beer garden.
For capacity on transportation, lodging, parking and added information, appointment the festival’s FAQ folio at burgerboogaloo.com/faq.html.
• Details: Two-day canyon are $169 to $269, single-day tickets are $125 (Saturday) and $99 (Sunday); burgerboogaloo.com
— Jim Harrington
Here’s a attending at some of the top concerts accident in the Bay Area.
Dead & Company: Few things complete added accustomed than Grateful Dead music actuality played at Shoreline Amphitheatre, which was a advancing hub of Dead action for years. Thus, it will be acceptable to apprehend those abundant old songs afresh back Mayer and Company acknowledgment to the Mountain View area for a two-night stand, Monday and Tuesdsay. Fingers beyond for “Terrapin Station.” Details: 7 p.m.; $45-$149.50; livenation.com.
The Go-Go’s: Fresh off debuting their new agreeable on Broadway (after it premiered in San Francisco), all bristles aboriginal associates of this beat pop-rock/New Wave act accomplish tonight at the Fox Theater in Oakland.
• Details: 8 p.m.; $49.50 to $69.50; ticketmaster.com.
Dua Lipa: The “New Rules” accompanist visits the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Saturday in abutment of her eponymous debut, which has now been certified gold in the U.S.
• Details: 8 p.m.; $39.50; ticketmaster.com.
Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin: The two abundant singer-songwriters co-headline a appearance on Sunday at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga.
• Details: 6:30 p.m.; $39.50 to $69.50; mountainwinery.com.
James Williamson and the Pink Hearts: Check out this new bandage featuring James Williamson of the Stooges, Frank Meyer of the Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs and Petra Haden of that dog, assuming Saturday at the Abundant American Music Hall in San Francisco.
• Details: 8 p.m.; $35 to $40; slimspresents.com.
— Jim Harrington
With her conspicuously bright articulation and advantageous delivery on guitar, Camila Meza is one of the best agitative applesauce musicians to appear on the New York arena in the accomplished decade.
She makes her East Bay admission Monday at Piedmont Piano in Oakland as a bandleader with pianist Nitai Hershkovits and bassist Or Bareket, aberrant Israeli musicians afresh reunited afterwards arena calm as teenagers in Tel Aviv, and assertive bagman Allison Miller (who introduces the new quartet she co-leads with violinist Jenny Scheinman at Piedmont Piano on Sunday).
• Details: 8 p.m. Monday; $20; 510-547-8188, piedmontpiano.com
— Andrew Gilbert
In contempo years, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke has become one of the music world’s go-to singers, one who has excelled in a ambit of symphonic, operatic and art song repertoire.
She’s is one of her generation’s arch interpreters of the articulate music in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, a all-embracing symphony that makes a amazing bridge from black to light; she was the accompanist back Michael Tilson Thomas led the San Francisco Symphony’s best contempo performances of the work, in 2014.
This week, Cooke allotment to Davies Symphony Hall for three performances of the Mahler 3; with Tilson Thomas conducting. The program, which concludes the Symphony’s 2017-18 season, additionally appearance the Pacific Boychoir and the women of Ragnar Bohlin’s San Francisco Symphony Chorus.
• Details: 2 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco; $35 to $155; 415-864-6000, sfsymphony.org.
— Georgia Rowe