Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tag: Onstage

Review: Toot toot! Beep beep! It’s the Donna Summer musical

On paper, "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical" (through December 29 at Golden Gate Theater) doesn't have much going for it: another jukebox musical in a sea of them; a...

Arts Forecast: And here’s the real kicker…

ARTS FORECAST The¬†Stomp¬†tour stomped into town for a very brief visit at ACT last weekend (why, when it could stay so much longer?)‚ÄĒand the minute I saw that looming...

‘Women aren’t funny’? Tell that to Cirque clown Kelsey Custard

When Kelsey Custard was studying at San Francisco’s Clown Conservatory school a decade ago, she and some of her female colleagues were advised by a guest teacher that they...

Lesbian history finally takes center stage in ‘The Daughters’

The first act of The Daughters, a comedy by Patricia Cotter (at the San Francisco Playhouse through November 2), imagines the Daughters of Bilitis’ first meeting in 1955. The DOB was...

The Onyx spirals upward, beaming ‘Black Girl Magic’

It’s a Thursday night at The Uptown in Oakland, and people are filtering in for the opening set. Six black women take the stage, and the crowd goes from...

Dancing in different senses with ‘(in)Visible’

For many of us, going to a dance performance means going to a theater, sitting in the dark and watching the bodies move onstage.  But what if you can’t see?...

Arts Forecast: Here come the Sisters

MUCH ADO ABOUT FOLSOM Folsom Street Fair is two Sundays away (watch for my party guide), and what better way could organizers seize the news cycle ahead of time than......

A night of great ‘Escape’ with Pop-Up Magazine

The wildly pop-ular Pop-Up Magazine (Fri/20 in San Francisco, Sat/21 in Oakland) is a Bay Area wonder that's grown to appear in cities all over the country. It's also, as...

Charo chooses life!

Charo has always prided herself in her innate ability to entertain audiences‚ÄĒwhether performing her inimitable disco dance hits ‚ÄúStay With Me,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúDance A Little Bit Closer,‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúCuchi, Cuchi‚ÄĚ...

Still obsessed with ’80s sensation Animotion

The enduring obsession with ‚Äė80s music isn‚Äôt difficult to explain, according to Astrid Plane. Animotion‚Äôs founding frontwoman, who, along with her band, racked up three hit singles ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúObsession,‚ÄĚ "Let...