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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Carly Ozard, Lynn Ruth Miller, `Seven Brides’

Jul 20

Such a busy weekend so full of entertainment treats. Here’s a quick recap. Friday night, on a whim, I headed down to the Octavia Lounge for the official cabaret debut of homegrown diva Carly Ozard, a musical theater performer about town. Her show, Bitter and Be Gay, is all about how men she meets while performing in musical theater usually turn out to be gay....

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So many new seasons: Woodminster Summer Musicals

Mar 26

Woodminster Summer Musicals, the annual theatrical tradition of musicals under the stars, will produce three shows this summer at the Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park. The season, Woodminster’s 42nd, opens with the high-stepping Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (July 11-20). Next up is Seussical: The Musical (Aug. 8-17), and the...

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