It's February 2nd in Punxsutawney, PA, and a storm is coming. Phil Connors, a big-city weatherman, couldn't be more frustrated to be to reporting on the small-town Groundhog Day Ceremony--until he finds himself reliving the same day over and over again. Stuck in an endless loop of arrogance and cynicism amongst the cheery townsfolk, Phil must learn to take advantage of his second, third, and fourth chances and break the cycle.
The Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell film comedy “Groundhog Day” from 1993 has been turned into a musical by Danny Rubin and Tim Minchin; it premiered a few years ago at the Old Vic, and SF Playhouse presents the Bay Area premiere. So once again, we get to see a weatherman reporting on the first signs of spring and finding himself living the same day over and over again—and learning a few lessons in humility along the way. Susi Damilano directs.