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:: PIONEERS & IPOs ::
A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF SAN FRANCISCO'S PIONEERING CULTURE

 

 

 

:: pop-up entertainment::

If you're looking to offer your clients a truly unique entertainment option, that celebrates the city they're in, we can help with that.

Pioneers & IPOs is a 3-part, immersive, musical experience that celebrates San Francisco's pioneering culture, from the gold rush to the tech boom. 

Pioneers & IPOs connects audiences with San Francisco's "anything is possible" culture and is portable and versatile enough to be performed in any space imaginable.

Conveniently full-service and low tech, this truly unique, high impact show package is the perfect add-on to any event.

LGBT Headshot Golden Gate Bridge

:: THE EXPERIENCE ::
AN IMMERSIVE, THREE-PART MUSICAL EXPERIENCE

Pioneers & IPOs: A San Francisco-themed Pop-up Show

 

Each inspired-by-history vignette features our signature sound: Pop/Rock melodies sung in gorgeous 3-part harmony on top of lush, orchestral arrangements, often punctuated with a driving beat. 

Hear the show's title song, "San Francisco" in this video.

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Jim Vetter Photography

BUILDING ANTICIPATION

The experience begins when guests enter the venue and encounter our 3 accomplished female vocalists singing renowned San Francisco-themed songs.

MUSICAL VIGNETTES

Later, we reappear among the audience to perform from one to six musical vignettes*. Each vignette represents an iconic San Francisco pioneer:

  1. Gold Rush Pioneers (1840s)
  2. Prohibition Resisters (1920s)
  3. Love Children (1960s)
  4. LGBT Liberators (1970s)
  5. Dot-com Boomers (1990s)
  6. Future Visionaries (2025)

*see descriptions of vignettes below

MAKING MEMORIES

For the grand finale, audience members are invited to meet the cast and take fun selfies with us, creating and sharing lasting memories.

:: MUSICAL VIGNETTES ::
SELECT VIGNETTES AHEAD OF TIME, OR SELECT THEM ALL, FOR A COMPLETE 25-MINUTE MUSICAL EXPERIENCE

San Francisco Gold Rush Landscape

1) GOLD RUSH PIONEERS (1840s)

Wealthy French entertainers perform in one of the gold rush’s most prestigious dance halls, the Bella Union, located on Pacific Street between Kearny and Montgomery Streets. Admission is 50 cents.

1920s Candy Shop Girl

2) PROHIBITION RESISTERS (1920s)

A seemingly law-abiding candy shop girl is more than willing to, ever so discreetly, serve customers in the know, something a little stronger that pop.

1960s Mother and Child

3) LOVE CHILDREN (1960s)

A young woman from the mid-west travels to San Francisco to take part in 1967's historic "Summer of Love". She instantly bonds with gentle, kindred spirits and embarks on a journey of self-discovery and liberation.

LGBTQ Flag

4) LGBT LIBERATORS (1970s)

Celebratory scenes from the 1978 Pride parade, where the iconic rainbow flag was first proudly raised. The colors in the flag represent the diversity of the vibrant Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community.

Dot-com bubble

5) DOT-COM BOOMERS (1990s)

A depiction of the over-the-top dot-com office culture, that involves rolling in at 11am, playing foosball in the afternoon and having rock stars play at company events.

Robot Companion

6) FUTURE VISIONARIES (2025)

A day in the life of a future San Franciscan who owns a software/hardware company that has developed a robot assistant called Companion. Companion assists with both domestic and business duties, and makes a great friend, too.

 

:: LET'S CUSTOMIZE ::

WE CAN TELL YOUR CLIENT'S STORY 

Creative

Customization is our specialty. We welcome the opportunity to personalize our vignettes to include your client's name, and even include company members in the performance, in a fun and surprising way, with very little preparation on their part.


Full customization is also available.
We will create a brand new piece that specifically reflects your client's company and culture. Service includes brainstorming a concept, composing all new music, developing choreography and designing costumes to tell, and celebrate, their unique story.

:: THE CAST ::

           Velia Amarasingham

Velia Amarasingham

Artistic Director / Performer

 
           Maria Mikheyenko

Maria Mikheyenko

Collaborator / Performer

           Karen-Meredith Wolf

Karen-Meredith Wolf

Collaborator / Performer

 

:: kind words ::

 

Thank you my talented, lovely ladies! ABC7 thanks you. Fantastic as always!”

-Jennifer Rumple, ABC7 News

 

You were all amazing – THANK YOU so much. I just wish you had performed one more song!”

-Dawn Lillington, Australian American Chamber Comm.

"The soundtracks and your performances were AMAZING and added significantly to the success of the event!”

-Sean Fischer, Sean Fischer Productions