This “Band’s Visit” is Definitely Worth a Trip

By Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev When I am reviewing a show, I try to go in blindly. I don’t want to know others’ opinions and even sometimes a lot about the story or cast.   It was hard to attend “The Band’s Visit” without having a bit of knowledge. Not only did I miss opening […] 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 »

Los Angeles Comedic Talent Shows New Yorkers His Bright and Bold Side

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev One of Los Angeles’ most powerhouse performers and funniest humans on the planet brings his talents – and a little taste of Southern California – to New York’s Soho Playhouse. Drew Droege, writer and star of the one-man comedy “Bright Colors and Bold Patterns,” is giving New York a taste […] Click to read more »

“Gay Husbands” Are Giving Real Housewives a Run for Their Money By Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev

In a world of reality and pseudo-reality, the brand new hilarious show “The Gay Husbands of San Francisco,” will debut on REVRY on Dec. 1. This six-episode series showcases not only the beautiful city of San Francisco, but it also does something none of the housewives shows does: it doesn’t take itself seriously. Progressive Pulse […] Click to read more »

Donna Summer Musical Should Stamp Its Feet All the Way to Broadway by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev

The La Jolla Playhouse has a rich history of success and game changing shows. No wonder the theatre itself has a Tony Award. Even Broadway admires its artistry. La Jolla’s own Christopher Ashley won a Tony Award this year for the musical “Come From Away,” which transferred to the Great White Way from La Jolla […] Click to read more »

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 »

Big KRIT Goes to Washington (CBC)

Big KRIT was recently in DC for the annual Congressional Black Caucus. Kimberly Hayes sat down with the artist to discuss his experience at this year’s con conference. Watch the video and download Big KRIT’s new album that dropped today. a Direct Link: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/4eva-is-a-mighty-long-time/id1291119038?mt=1&app=music&at=10ln9M   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 »