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 »

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 »

Women’s Month Is Enhanced By SF Premiere of Tony Nominated “Eclipsed”

By Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev Just in time for Women’s History Month, the Tony nominated female driven “Eclipsed” has come to the new Curran Theatre with guns a-blazing. The first Broadway production with an all black female cast, writer and director, “Eclipsed” is a story of five women bound by circumstances during the Second Liberian […] Click to read more »

“Freaky Friday” is a Freaky Fun Day Any Day

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev Well worth an excursion from Los Angeles, or anywhere Broadway musical fans call home, “Freaky Friday” the musical is one of the most upbeat, high energy, image positive shows to come out in a long time. Hopefully its run here is just a step towards Broadway, like La Jolla Playhouse’s “Memphis” which […] Click to read more »

“She Loves Me” and We Love Her, Him, Them and the Entire SF Playhouse Production

by Kevin M. Thomas @ReelKev The San Francisco Playhouse continues to amass an impressive list of theatrical credits with their latest production, “She Loves Me,” playing only until Jan. 14. One lesson you need to learn with the SF Playhouse is even though they give you plenty of time to see a show, you think […] Click to read more »

It Feels a Bit Like Broadway in the Bay Area by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev

Theatre in the Bay Area is literally singing the sounds of Broadway. “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” may be finished on Broadway, but some of the New York cast as taken the show on the road. Darren Criss, from TV’s “Glee,” played the role towards the end of its New York run, and brings his […] Click to read more »

Broadway Caliber “City of Angels” Production Is Likely SF Playhouse’s Best Work

by Kevin M. Thomas @ReelKev The San Francisco Playhouse has done the amazing. Like their current production, “City of Angels” the musical, they take us back to a time of days gone by. While “Angels” takes us back to the 1940s, the Playhouse transports us back to the early 1990s as this production is as […] Click to read more »

Who Partied Best: Two “Wild Party” Musicals Premiere in Bay Area by Kevin M. Thomas

The Bay Area is definitely the place for two wild parties. A story that has always been under the radar, “The Wild Party” has been part of all mediums since it started as a poem in 1928 by Joseph Moncure March. A fictionalized story of an infamous party of sex and drugs inspired by a […] Click to read more »

I Pledge: This “Allegiance” Is Heartfelt and Brilliant by Kevin M. Thomas

Heartfelt, emotional and real, “Allegiance” the musical made its Broadway debut this week after years in development and on-the-road, but the trip was definitely worth the wait. Composer and co-book writer Jay Kuo has taken us back to his roots of the San Francisco Bay Area and tells a story in drama and song that […] Click to read more »