Theatres

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 »

A Passage to an Indian “Wedding” Well Worth Taking

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev A great thing about theatre and movies is one can escape. We can take a trip to the past and meet President Lincoln. We can travel forward and see how the world progresses through an alien’s point of view. Or we can take journey to a country when personal travel is […] Click to read more »

Broadway Bound “Margaritaville” Is A Tasty Recipe But Not Yet Top Shelf

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev La Jolla Playhouse has become the breeding ground for new and exciting productions.  As pointed out at the opening of its current production of “Escape to Margaritaville,” two current Tony nominees started at La Jolla. So it’s no wonder the spotlight is on La Jolla and not surprising that its […] Click to read more »

It’s Easy to Love “Ernest Shackleton”

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev “Hamilton” has pushed open the door to alternative and progressive musicals showing that theatre doesn’t have to be old fashioned and be only your mother’s Broadway. With the flood gates opened, a new and inventive musical has finally made its way to New York but only for a limited run. […] Click to read more »