Theater moments: Reflections on 2007

Jan 02

I’ve already offered up my Top 10 list of 2007’s best Bay Area theater (see it here). That’s all well and good, but there was way too much good stuff in 2007 to contain in a polite numbered list. What follows, in no apparent order, are some of the year’s most distinctive theater moments (mostly good, some not so much). The shows in the Top 10...

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Review: `Kiki & Herb Alive From Broadway’

Jul 19

Opened July 18, 2007 at American Conservatory Theater Kiki & Herb warble, whine and imbibe through `Alive From Broaway’ three stars Dark humor The warning is right there on the poster and the program: “Dare to suck and let the magic happen,” Kiki. It’s easy to imagine American Conservatory Theater subscribers being a little startled at what they...

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Kiki & Herb can’t die

May 24

The crowd in the funeral parlor was practically giddy. One man, in a mourning veil, no less, let loose with the fake tears and proclaimed between phony sobs: “Kiki! You were a flaming megastar!” Rather than mourners, San Francisco’s Halsted Funeral Home was filled last week with press gathered to hear comedian and writer Bruce Vilanch eulogize Kiki...

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The force & Kiki

Jan 31

Here’s some interesting local theater news — some high-powered casting, a Skywalker-y night out and, be still my heart, the return of Kiki & Herb: Carl Lumbly, last seen on TV’s “Alias,” heads the cast of Jesus Hopped the `A’ Train, the next show at SF Playhouse. Other cast members include Susi Damilano, Daveed Diggs, Joe...

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