Rumor mill: Downtown SF theaters closing?

Apr 29

UPDATED 5:45 p.m., April 29, 2009 The rumors have been swirling for days that the Post Street Theatre and the Marines Memorial Theatre are closing down. Roberto Friedman in the Bay Area Reporter reported that the most recent Post Street show, the ballroom dance extravaganza Burn the Floor, would be heading to Broadway but added: “Uncorroborated word that both...

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Review: `Dame Edna: Live and Intimate in Her First Last Tour’

Nov 24

Dame Edna warbles her way through songs and insults audience member like nobody’s business in her new show, Dame Edna: Live and Intimate in Her First Last Tour, at San Francisco’s Post Street Theatre. Photo by Familiar shtick hobbles grand Dame’s latest outing«« ½ Nobody works an audience like Dame Edna. Ten years ago, Bay Area...

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Nothin’ like this Dame: Humphries returns, Edna in tow

Nov 21

Creative schizophrenia is a common occurrence in show biz. You’ve got actors, writers and sometimes even directors donning different personalities in the name of storytelling and entertainment. Nowhere was this fascinating split personality more evident than when interviewing comic genius Barry Humphries and his most famous creation, Dame Edna Everage. The...

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Review: `Siegfried and Roy Present Darren Romeo: The Voice of Magic

Jun 11

NOW CLOSING JUNE 29 Musical theater turns magical – somewhat«« ½ Flash, bang, wallop Darren Romeo is many things over the course of his 90-minute magic and music show with the cumbersome title. He’s a magician, as promised, and a singer, as promised. He’s also, as the title reminds us, the protégé of master Vegas magicians Siegfried and Roy....

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Darren Romeo makes magic sing

Jun 03

One of the first things Darren Romeo wants you to know is that yes, his name is really Darren Romeo – Darren Robert Romeo, to be exact. And his first name is a tribute – with a slight spelling change — to his parents’ love of crooner Bobby Darin. Growing up in East Meadow, N.Y., Romeo developed a love of magic at the same time he was doing musicals...

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Heads up, possums: Edna’s back!

May 16

Mega-superstar and truth teller Dame Edna Everage (aka Barry Humphries) is coming back to San Francisco, her spiritual home, and, if the dame is to be believed, the home of her fashion designer son, Kenny, and her lesbian pit bull trainer daughter, Esme. The International Housewife, Therapist, Gigastar, Fashion Icon, Guru and Swami today proclaimed she will appear...

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