Arts & Culture :: Theater

Queen O'Ween at the Warfield

Queen O'Ween at the Warfield

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 19, 2021

"Halloween costumes are absolutely a form of drag," says Rosé, who performs with seven other 'RuPaul'sDrag Race' vets in 'Night of the Living Drag,' a pumpkin month performance tour that makes its San Francisco stop at the Warfield Theater Oct. 25.

Lizard Boy lives: Justin Huertas' queer music drama at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Lizard Boy lives: Justin Huertas' queer music drama at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 12, 2021

Justin Huertas wrote the lyrics, composed the music and is one third of the cast in 'Lizard Boy,' his cheeky-but-sincere superhero sci-fi musical that cracks wise about everything from Grindr to Yoda.

Home and away: AXIS Dance premieres new works; Marc Brew wraps up directorship

Home and away: AXIS Dance premieres new works; Marc Brew wraps up directorship

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 12, 2021

After five years as Artistic Director of AXIS Dance Company, choreographer Marc Brew closes his tenure with a new disability-inclusive dance about finding home; all before he'll soon be moving to his own new home in the UK with his partner.

Going Out, Homing's In Oct. 8-15, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In Oct. 8-15, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 6, 2021

New art exhibits, big-time musicals, dragtastic club shows, and sonorous classical concerts await you all over the Bay Area.

Air supply: 'Dear San Francisco' revives Club Fugazi

Air supply: 'Dear San Francisco' revives Club Fugazi

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 5, 2021

'Dear San Francisco: A High Flying Love Story' officially opens a residential run at Club Fugazi on October 12, but previews audiences are already raving. Creator Gypsy Snider talks about the new acrobatic show.

Newly Minted Halloween horror

Newly Minted Halloween horror

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 28, 2021

Beginning September 23 until October 31 the San Francisco Mint will play host to 'The Immortal Reckoning,' a live, fully immersive haunted adventure that combines live theater with haunted mazes and special effects.

Oh, Rocky! Do the Time Warp again at Oasis' 'Rocky Horror Show'

Oh, Rocky! Do the Time Warp again at Oasis' 'Rocky Horror Show'

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 28, 2021

The entire Oasis nightclub becomes a stage when a new and innovative production of the 'The Rocky Horror Show' opens on October 7, with D'Arcy Drollinger as the 'sweet transvestite' mad scientist Frank N. Furter.

Circus Bella: big top fun in Bay Area parks

Circus Bella: big top fun in Bay Area parks

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 14, 2021

Circus Bella is now in the Bay Area offering the excitement of a circus in their new live shows taking place at various Bay Area parks. Two members of the company are out and proud members of the LGBTQ community.

Marga Gomez revs up her 'Spanking Machine'

Marga Gomez revs up her 'Spanking Machine'

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 14, 2021

After critical acclaim for the online version of her latest solo show, veteran comic and storyteller Marga Gomez returns to The Marsh to share tales of Catholic school days, kinky sex, and childhood bullying.

Baloney's back: saucy male burlesque show returns to Oasis

Baloney's back: saucy male burlesque show returns to Oasis

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 12, 2021

With a blend of the comic, erotic and intellectual, Baloney SF, the "all-male" burlesque review, finally returns to Oasis' stage for its seventh season.

Curtain call for fall: Bay Area theater's (hopeful) openings

Curtain call for fall: Bay Area theater's (hopeful) openings

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 31, 2021

While companies continued to postpone their season openers throughout the past month, at press time the productions below are impatiently waiting in the wings, ready for their entrances.

'Wicked in Concert' to air on PBS Aug. 29

'Wicked in Concert' to air on PBS Aug. 29

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 21, 2021

Broadway's return will be celebrated on August 29 with 'Wicked in Concert,' a musical event featuring the songs from one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1989, Angels & AIDS

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1989, Angels & AIDS

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 12, 2021

In addition to the disastrous earthquake (see this week's News edition of this series), 1989 was full of AIDS: protests, drug treatments, and the staged reading of a new play-in-progress about AIDS by Tony Kushner titled 'Angels in America.'

Kings' quarter (century): Drag King Contest celebrates 25 years

Kings' quarter (century): Drag King Contest celebrates 25 years

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 10, 2021

The San Francisco Drag King Contest will commemorate its 25th year on August 22 with a rollicking show at Oasis. Drag king legend Fudgie Frottage will co-host the evening along with former presidential candidate, the fabulous Joan Jett Blakk.