Theatres

Religious Zealots may not Rejoice “Hand to God” but Broadway and now San Jose’s The Stage are Singing it’s Praises!

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev Religious zealots will be appalled and offended by “Hand to God,” the award winning play by Robert Askins. The rest of us will rejoice. The acclaimed irreverent play, that was a Tony Award nominee for Best Play in 2016, makes its second appearance in the Bay Area, this time at […] 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 »

“Priscilla” Still Tasty in Regional SF Production

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev The latest production by Theatre Rhinoceros is a bold choice. But since the theatre company is celebrating its 40 year anniversary and is still the longest running LGBT theatre in the world, some times bold can be beautiful. Their latest production, “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” has a cult following […] Click to read more »

RIP: Grandma’s Dinner Theatre Has Been Reincarnated as the Hip Rockwell Table & Stage

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev One would have thought that Dinner Theatre died in Boca Raton Florida with blue haired old ladies and its second rate actors trying to make an honest buck. LA’s Rockwell Table & Stage has not only resurrected the art of a meal and a show, but has taken it from […] Click to read more »