Emperor Norton — The Musical!

Poster for Emperor Norton The Musical

Poster for Emperor Norton The Musical

The Emperor Norton, who graced the 1993 Worldcon with his regal presence as a time-traveling guest of honor, now has inspired Emperor Norton The Musical. It’s coming to Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater in North Hollywood on November 7 after three successful runs in San Francisco.

 The full press release follows the jump.

 [Thanks to Laurraine Tutihasi for the story.]



Emperor Norton the Musical is a rollicking, hilarious tribute to the one and only Emperor of the United States.

Written by Mt. Washington residents Kim Ohanneson and Marty Axelrod, Emperor Norton the Musical has had three, successful runs in San Francisco and is making its Los Angeles debut on November 7th.

Based on a true story, businessman Joshua Norton lost his fortune and his mind and proclaimed himself “Emperor of the United States” in post-Gold Rush San Francisco. Thanks to the free-wheeling spirit of the infamous Barbary Coast and its colorful characters, Emperor Norton went on to print his own money, conceive the Bay Bridge, propose to the Queen of England, befriend Mark Twain and become the most beloved San Franciscan of the 19th Century.

There are no advance ticket sales, but phone reservations will be honored. The theater takes cash and credit cards at the door. Tickets are $15 for all shows.

The venue is Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater (aka ZJU), 4850 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood.
The number for reservations is 818 202 4120

Showtimes are: Sat Nov 7, 8pm
Sun Nov 8, 3pm
Sat Nov 14, 8pm
Sun Nov 15, 3pm
Sat Nov 21, 8pm
Sun Nov 22, 3pm
Sat Nov 28, 8pm (Thanksgiving weekend)
Sun Nov 29, 3pm (Thanksgiving weekend)
For further info, see www.emperornortonthemusical.com

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