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 »

“On Your Feet” Will Catapult You Out of Your Seat with it’s True Story of Love, Perseverance and Inspiration

Walking into the Marquis Theatre one is instantly aware you are about to get your latin groove on with the music of the iconic Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine,  especially when the usher at the entrance reminds crowds to not forget to get your  ‘Conga’ on. “On Your Feet”  is the brand new musical which […] Click to read more »

Tony Nominated “The Visit” Puts Chita Rivera Back on Top by Kevin M. Thomas

Some things are worth the wait. After a pre-Broadway tryout 14 years ago, John Kander and Fred Ebb’s “The Visit” finally makes it to the Great White Way.  Perhaps a bit shorter than its original Chicago production, but Chita Rivera still remains the lead and is still in good form. The musical icon is up for […] Click to read more »

“The Audience” Displays an Eager, Opinionated, Funny and Vulnerable Queen from the 50s to the Present By Steve V. Rodriguez

“The Audience” led by the one and only, Helen Mirren , who plays Queen Elizabeth II is an imagined look at the one-on-one weekly conversations between her majesty,  and the twelve different Prime Ministers who have governed throughout the Queen’s reign. The Broadway ‘audience’ learns early on in “The Audience”, from the wonderful, Equerry played with […] Click to read more »