Art

This “Summer” Heats Things Up at La Jolla Playhouse

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev “Summer” is coming to Southern California. Not speaking of one of the four seasons, but something even hotter: “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” makes its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse and is selling out most of its run through Dec. 17 faster than you can sing Donna Summer’s […] Click to read more »

The Faces and Stories of Refugee’s are told in Ai Weiwei’s New Film, HUMAN FLOW

By Steve V. Rodriguez Ai Weiwei’s new documentary, HUMAN FLOW is an eye opening reality of the world’s refugee epidemic. From shocking statistical numbers to individual faces and stories, Mr. Ai paints a vivid moving portrait of the incredulous suffering and displacement that refugees endure. As a global artist and political activist Mr. Ai utilizes […] Click to read more »

Broadway Kings Make a Praise Worthy Musical “Prince” by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev

TheatreWorks has a big and spectacular world premiere musical on its hands with “The Prince of Egypt,” playing in Mountain View through November 5 Like in the past, TheatreWorks has introduced us to some spectacular musicals that have gone on to New York to win acclaim and accolades. Let’s hope “Egypt” joins previous successes on […] Click to read more »

“Reefer” has the Stuff Musical Spoofs are Made Of by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev

It’s rare when the words “satire,” “spoof” and “parody” all can apply to one piece of work. They all mean something slightly different but have some commonalities and aren’t always used interchangeably. The musical parody “Reefer Madness” is one such show. It’s a satirical retelling of the 1930s propaganda film of the same name that […] Click to read more »

Bitches be Slappin’ for Laughs in SF
Soap Spoof

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev D’Arcy Drollinger has outdone herself.  She has blown me away with her talents and has set the bar so high, that every one of her shows you’d think it’s her last touch of brilliance.  Well, the writer/director/actor/actress/singer/dancer/comedian has even topped herself (which sounds fun on its own) with her new […] Click to read more »

Quintessential “Cage” Stands Feathers and Bangles Above the Flock

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev  “La Cage aux Folles” returns to San Francisco. Again. Yes it was here last year. Yes it’s been a Tony winner on Broadway and has been revived on Broadway twice in the past decade. It seems whoever was going to see “La Cage” would have seen it already. While those […] Click to read more »

July’s Theatre Remains Hot and Gay All Around the Bay

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev Bay Area musicals are keeping the theatre scene hot, making for a nice refugee from the heat and an ideal staycation. San Jose brings back the laugh-your-ass off musical as it sports the return of “The Book of Mormon,” to Broadway San Jose through July 23, 2017. It was such […] Click to read more »

“Debbie Does” Cock Blocking as She Preps for SF Version of “Dallas” Musical

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev Nancy French has been seen in so many drag productions that some might be surprised she’s a natural born woman. Often cast as the comedic sidekick to bigger than life drag queens like D’Arcy Drollinger, it’s hard to believe that French was born female. Some might take exception to that […] Click to read more »

LA’s Outfest Hits the Right Chord with Musicals

By Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev Outfest starts July 6 and there’s quite a variety of offerings in this 10 day LGBT Los Angeles film festival. Musicals seem to be well represented. One might think most were inspired by the success of “La La Land,” but obviously these movies were well underway before that movie came […] Click to read more »