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...

On Stage – February 2017

DIE, MOMMIE, DIE – West Hollywood:  A revival of this camp classic is long overdue, and the production team at WeHo’s Celebration Theatre is sure to do it justice.  Playwright and bewigged leading...

On Stage – January 2017

BEACH BLANKET BABYLON – San Francisco:  This musical revue has clocked 42 years now since its opening in 1974, and it is every bit as enjoyable and relevant today as ever.  The “plot” finds Snow...
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On Stage – October 2016

  PARTY:  West Hollywood – Party first opened in Chicago in 1992 for a six-week run.  It closed over two years later, after filling houses month after month.  The script follows a group seven...

On Stage – September 2016

  HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH: San Francisco & Los Angeles – Hedwig is a musical about a fictional rock and roll band fronted by a genderqueer East German singer named Hedwig.  Hedwig, formerly...

On Stage – August 2016

 DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL:  West Los Angeles – My pick for this month is a world premiere, being presented in a 99-seat theatre (Actors’ Equity allows professional actors to appear for reduced rates in...

On Stage – July 2016

It’s summertime.  No one wants to sit indoors in a stuffy old theatre, so following are some opportunities for great entertainment under the summer stars!  They can easily be combined with a picnic, a...

On Stage – June 2016

 GREY GARDENS – Los Angeles:  Although gays have long been drawn to the tawdry, almost unbelievable tale of an aging mother and daughter sequestered away in a once-luxurious Long Island mansion called...