The Hilarious Musical Revue
With Lots of Wicked Words
and Mischievous Music
by Tom Lehrer
In honor of Tom Lehrer's 132nd birthday (calculated in base 8 of course 😀), Landmark Musical Theatre in association with the Shelton Theater is proud to present an encore performance of its very first production in San Francisco, TOMFOOLERY, at the Shelton Cabaret Theater in San Francisco, opening July 28, 2018 (previews start on July 21). The show is based on some of the funniest satirical songs ever written by Harvard mathematics professor and genius songwriter Tom Lehrer, taken almost exclusively from his three major albums produced between the late 1940s and the mid 1960s: Songs By Tom Lehrer, An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer and That Was The Year That Was.
More than fifty years later, in this strange and often wacky world we now live in, what is most remarkable is how much his songs written back then often sound like someone actually wrote them last week in response to the latest headline or Stephen Colbert monologue. Songs like Send The Marines, Who's Next, National Brotherhood Week, The Vatican Rag and The Masochism Tango are hysterically funny and also shockingly relevant.
Landmark Musical Theatre has a talented cast of six Bay Area performers who will take you on a delightful voyage through Mr. Lehrer's slightly twisted mind and music. (To see our cast's bio's, click on a photo and then "mouse-over" the picture.)
In addition to three regular performances a week (Thursday night at 8 PM, and Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM matinees), we have one special treat for you each week: a Friday almost-midnight SING-ALONG where we will invite you to join the cast in singing many of Lehrer's most famous "hits". If you don't remember all the words, or if you are new to his music, we will provide you with lyric sheets. Grab a drink at the bar, take it to your seat and have a delightful night revisiting all these classics or hearing them for the first time!
As Tom wrote in his ode to the Boy Scouts, "Be Prepared"!