They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway. But if you can't make it to the Big White Way, don't worry, the Orpheum Theatre brings Broadway to San Francisco, with six to seven of the biggest shows on the schedule every season.
Built in 1926 as a showcase for theatre magnate Alexander Pantages, the Orpheum (once called The Pantages) has welcomed vaudeville acts, silent films, motion pictures, and musical and theatrical entertainment troupes from around the globe. But it's as a Broadway hit venue that locals have come to love the historic playhouse.
Acclaimed productions such as The Lion King, Book of Mormon, and Hamilton have earned standing ovations at the Orpheum, and Wicked ran here for two years.
In addition to enjoying what's on stage, you can also revel in the fact you are doing so in a San Francisco Historical Landmark.