Arts & Culture :: Theater

John Waters :: Holiday Kitsch and Camp with the Pope of Trash

John Waters :: Holiday Kitsch and Camp with the Pope of Trash

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 26, 2017

The prolific filmmaker, bestselling author, and master raconteur is back in town, and he'll share the latest edition of his Christmas show on Tuesday, November 28 at Great American Music Hall.

Back to her roots

Back to her roots

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Nov 21, 2017

A brick thrown from a window nearly ended Carmen Cusack's previous San Francisco appearance.

Chorus girl makes good

Chorus girl makes good

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Nov 21, 2017

If you're going to do one thing really well, and the show you're doing is "42nd Street," it had better be propulsive tap-dance routines.

Bedeviled bargaining

Bedeviled bargaining

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Nov 15, 2017

"Deal with the Dragon" at first seems a variation on Faustian bargains.

Happily ever after - kinda, sorta

Happily ever after - kinda, sorta

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Nov 15, 2017

In "Le Switch," the thirtysomething David is a professor of library sciences who thinks of himself as a queer outlier.

Kramer vs. Kramer

Kramer vs. Kramer

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Nov 8, 2017

Larry Kramer's play "The Normal Heart" was an angry call to arms, pitched to the moment.

Arabian nights

Arabian nights

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Nov 8, 2017

Unlike the animated feature on which it is based, no one in the stage musical "Aladdin" ever offers praise to Allah.

Pre-Frozen

Pre-Frozen

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Nov 8, 2017

Caissie Levy was invited to a princess party a few years back, and the hosts asked her to sing that great princess anthem "Let It Go."

Spirituality in Silent Retreat

Spirituality in Silent Retreat

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Nov 1, 2017

Not many words are spoken at all in Bess Wohl's "Small Mouth Sounds."

Out There :: Human Misbehavior

Out There :: Human Misbehavior

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Oct 28, 2017

42nd Street Moon is currently opening its 25th anniversary season by presenting "Ain't Misbehavin'," the musical revue devoted to songs that Fats Waller made famous.

Holy Moses

Holy Moses

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Oct 25, 2017

One Sunday, in a decade far, far away, our Sunday school class trooped down to a second-run theater to see Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments."

The many ways & means of temptation

The many ways & means of temptation

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Oct 25, 2017

The dragon is still on the loose, having breathed fire in Scotland, Los Angeles, and all over the Bay Area.

Cho Business!

Cho Business!

  • by Sari Staver
  • Oct 18, 2017

Margaret Cho says that life is going "really, really well" these days. There's her new show "Fresh off the Bloat," selling out in most cities, coming to the Castro Theatre on Oct. 21.

Haunted by rabbits - and stories

Haunted by rabbits - and stories

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Oct 18, 2017

Someday we'll laugh about this - a phrase often spoken about a mortifying social event in an effort to defuse it in the moment. In other words, it will become a good story.