Art

Broadway’s “Pretty Woman” Musical Brings Freshness to Familiar Story

By Kevin M. Thomas It seems there has been quite a trend in turning movies into musicals. It’s a smart thing to do as the movie has a built-in audience and oftentimes it has a soundtrack to support its fanbase. But it’s quite a gamble to take a movie that had a triple platinum soundtrack […] Click to read more »

Frameline, LGBTQ Film Fest in SF Scripted Features: So Many Standouts

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev So many movies, so little time. In preparing for Frameline, the 42nd annual San Francisco LGBTQ film festival, I spent a lot of time watching documentaries and less time on narrative features. Hoping to catch up, this article showcases some narrative features I’ve seen plus highlights for those that likely […] Click to read more »

“Drag Becomes” Heklina Who Plays It “Straight” In Peaches Christ Production

By Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev   I think something happened to Heklina when she was on her Queens Overboard cruise with Peaches Christ.   She’s back – but she’ll be playing a man. Has this become a topsy-turvy world? Heklina is so popular and famous in drag that one would never think she’d take on […] Click to read more »

Showstopping Linda Eder Is Back – And Yet She Never Left

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev If you’ve been wondering where Linda Eder has been, you’d likely be surprised she hasn’t gone anywhere. But a lot of her “new” music actually isn’t new at all. Eder has taken more control of her career and sells her music – and art – on her own website, For […] Click to read more »

Tony-Nominated Married Stars Bring Their Love of Theatre to SF’s Feinstein’s

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev I just completed the worst interview with three-time Tony nominee Andy Karl and his Tony-nominated wife Orfeh, who bring their “Legally Bound” cabaret act to San Francisco Feinstein’s at the Nikko on Jan. 12 and 13. Don’t get me wrong. They weren’t boring and they had plenty to say. But after […] Click to read more »

A Star is Born in “A Christmas Story”

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev   A star is born. Not Barbra Streisand or Judy Garland. Or, even way back to Janet Gaynor.   “A Christmas Story: The Musical” is playing at the SF Playhouse and I caught it when the understudy took on the lead role of Ralphie.   Oftentimes, people think the understudy […] Click to read more »

A “Bright Star” of Broadway Shines Just As Bright on Tour in SF

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev The closest one can get to Broadway is to see the touring version of the Tony-nominated musical “Bright Star,” which has made a stop at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre and playing only through Dec. 17. This production has many of the same cast members from New York including two of the […] Click to read more »