Director Michael Greif allied himself with rock music in the theatre when he helmed Rent and he's about to do it again with girl group BETTY. The women rockers, who mix a cappella singing and spoken word performance with a techno beat, are the subject of BETTY, a world premiere revue making its debut 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 the 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