Saturday, October 24, 2020

Tag: Onstage

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—whether performing her inimitable disco dance hits “Stay With Me,” “Dance A Little Bit Closer,” and “Cuchi, Cuchi”...

Still obsessed with ’80s sensation Animotion

The enduring obsession with ‘80s music isn’t difficult to explain, according to Astrid Plane. Animotion’s founding frontwoman, who, along with her band, racked up three hit singles — “Obsession,” "Let...

Secrets, lies, and a roiling harem in ‘House of Joy’

ONSTAGE It is the waning days of the Mughal Empire. The Emperor’s rebellious son is leading an uprising. Famine stalks the land. But you would never know any of this disaster...

Who’s up for some Drunk Drag Dizney Broadway?

ONSTAGE For the past three and a half years, Drunk Drag Broadway has been bringing its original parodies of memorable Great White Way musicals to SF Oasis. Starting with "Wicked-ish" in 2016,...

Dan Hoyle’s border-crossing art of empathy

ONSTAGE Bay Area writer-performer Dan Hoyle, with his smart and poignant brand of journalistic theater, is at it again with his latest solo show, Border People (extended through August 30 at...

“What does it mean to be a good person?”

ONSTAGE Isn’t trampling other people exhausting work? The vein on your forehead bulges from the strain of being greedy. This is the question that Shen Te, a prostitute with a heart of...