Dolly Days! Carol Channing returns to San Francisco

Sep 22

SAD NEWS! After I posted the article below, I received a press release stating that for health reasons, Carol Channing has had to cancel her San Francisco performances this week. This is the first time she’s ever had to cancel a performance. “It’s a painful and temporary set back,” Channing said in a statement. “This week was to be the...

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Thar she blows! Matthew Martin dresses up `Moby Dick!’

Sep 17

[PLEASE NOTE: Moby Dick! The Musical has been extended through Oct. 19] You can bet that Matthew Martin has the greatest gams on the Pequod. Martin, the San Francisco drag superstar, is having a whale of a time heading the cast of Theatre Rhinoceros’ season-opening Moby Dick! The Musical. He’s playing Headmistress Hymen, whose school, St. Godley’s...

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Midsummer stages heat up

Aug 09

David Kahawaii (left) is JoJo and Carl Danielsen is The Cat in the Hat in the Woodminster Musicals production of Seussical the Musical. Summer used to be a dead time in Bay Area theater. No longer. Here are some hot shows to check out this weekend and in the weeks to come. Terrence McNally, the man who wrote Master Class and Love! Valour! Compassion! wrote this pair...

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Review: `Ishi: The Last of the Yahi”

Jul 18

Continues an extended run through July 27 at Theatre Rhinoceros Michael Vega is Ishi and Chris Libby is a settler attempting to cash in on the State of California’s reward of $5 for an Indian’s head in John Fisher’s Ishi: The Last of the Yahi at Theatre Rhinoceros. Photo by Judi Price. Fisher’s `Ishi’ horrifies,...

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It’s good to be…Colman and Francis

May 20

Two wonderful actors, formerly of the Bay Area, are having some good days in the New York theater world. We’re sorry they’re not having good theater days in the Bay Area, but we wish them well. Here’s the scoop: Colman Domingo is starring in the Tony-nominated Passing Strange, which, incidentally, just won three Drama Desk Awards including Best...

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Bock in black

May 23

We can claim Adam Bock as a San Francisco playwright, but that’s really not quite accurate. The talented writer basically used the Bay Area as a way station between his native Canada and the greener pastures of New York. But it must be said, the pastures were pretty green in San Francisco, where Bock made a splash with the man-in-love-with-shark comedy...

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