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 »

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 »

“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 »

Little Known Musical “Dogfight” is a Big Hit At SF Playhouse by Kevin M. Thomas

Live theatre often needs our help. When they put on shows that are more commonplace like a “My Fair Lady” or “Into the Woods” that have a built-in audience. But when they take a chance on newer or lesser known material, they rely on word of mouth.  That’s exactly what the SF Playhouse hopes with […] Click to read more »

The Netflix of Theatre Is Here:  See Live Shows, Theatrical Events and Comedy For One Monthly Fee in the Bay Area by Kevin M. Thomas

What Netflix did for movies and Bag Borrow or Steal did for purse rentals, the new RushTix is doing for live performances. Launched this week, www.rushtix.com has a monthly fee of $8.99 and with that, you get access to complimentary tickets for local arts and culture – whether it be a concert, comedy show or […] Click to read more »