On Stage – December 2017

AVENUE Q – San Francisco:  Many theatre companies have annual Christmas productions such as The Nutcracker, The Grinch, or A Christmas Carol, but San Francisco’s gay New Conservatory Theatre has a...

On Stage – October 2017

CAGNEY – North Hollywood:  Here comes a show to enjoy on many different levels.  James (Jimmy) Cagney (1899 – 1986) was generally cast as a tough guy in movies such as White Heat, Angels With Dirty...

On Stage – September 2017

THE RED SHOES – Los Angeles:   Once upon a time, there was a fairy tale about a young ballerina who bought a beautiful pair of red ballet shoes.  At first, they brought her great success on stage, but...

On Stage – August 2017

HAMLET – San Diego:  Shakespeare is deemed to be the greatest English language playwright, Hamlet is undoubtedly his greatest play, and San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre is one of the top Shakespearean...

On Stage – July 2017

Summertime is a wonderful opportunity to take your theatre viewing outdoors, so several of my choices this month are presented under the stars. MAMA MIA: Hollywood - Not being a fan of mouse ears, for me,...

On Stage – June 2017

BOOK OF MORMON -- Hollywood, San Jose, and San Diego:  The boys are back in town – those fresh faced, angelically singing, and tap dancing boys who are the missionaries of Book of Mormon.   Written by...

On Stage – May 2017

PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT:  San Francisco – One of the gayest films ever made has had a checkered existence as a musical.  First produced in Australia, as was the movie, the musical worked its way...

On Stage – April 2017

HAMILTON:  Yes, the legendary, much-touted, unapproachable Broadway megahit is hitting the road.  Although seats on Broadway are still fetching up to $2,500 each, even when purchased online from the...

On Stage – March 2017

CHARLES BUSCH:  THE LADY AT THE MIC – Costa Mesa:  It’s hard to know which job title to assign to Charles Busch first; playwright, actor, director, comedian, raconteur or drag queen?  Now you can...