Girl group BETTY is making the leap from rock to stage, but they are having a little trouble with the name of their new revue show. First, it was the BETTY Play, then it was just BETTY. Now the women rockers, who mix a cappella singing and spoken word performance with a techno beat, have decided on BETTY Rules: "A Guy From Atlantic Wants to Sign Us!" as the title for their world premiere. BETTY Rules debuts June 20-July 29 at San Francisco's Magic Theatre. Opening night is set for July 6.
Alyson Palmer and sisters Amy Ziff and Elizabeth Ziff, plus a drummer and guitarist, make up the New York band BETTY. In their premiere revue, they will visit their best tunes as they tell the fifteen-year story of the group's rise to cult stardom. The piece, then named BETTY Play, had a reading at New York's Public Theatre April 16.
BETTY will be the final entry in the Magic Theatre's 2000-2001 season, which opened with the world premiere of Sam Shepard's The Late Henry Moss.
Tickets are $15-$30. The Magic Theatre is located on the third floor of Building D at the Fort Mason Center. For reservations, call (415) 441-8822. The Magic Theatre is on the web at http://www.magictheatre.org.
— By Christine Ehren