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Weekend: Around the Bay Area

But first, here on the west coast, weekends must begin with wine.
Complete Female Stage Beauty

Compleat Female Stage Beauty coming to City Lights Theater

Compleat Female Stage Beauty was made into a film, Stage Beauty, in 2004 starring Billy Crudup and Claire Danes.

Theater Review: ‘Abraham Lincoln’s Big, Gay Dance Party’

This highly amusing satire on the state of our current political discourse is really about intolerance, bigotry and hypocrisy, in no particular order.
Hope Mohr Dance - Montalvo Saratoga

Theater Review: Titillating ‘First Day of School’ at City Lights

I've seen many shows at City Lights, and with the First Day of School, the little theatre that could has nailed it.

Theater Review: ‘Rent’ at City Lights, San Jose

And it is about the people that we become when that love is rent from us and rips an incredible hole from our hearts and souls.
Rent at City Lights, San Jose

Broadway hit ‘Rent’ coming to San Jose

City Lights Theater Company announced that they are bringing the Broadway hit Rent to San Jose. This fresh and daring spin on Puccini's La Bohème follows the triumphs and tragedies of eight young Greenwich Village bohemians. Mark, Roger, Mimi, and their urban tribe of friends and lovers search for...
Left: Christopher P. Kelly (Michael Parker) Right: Bradly Mena (David Alexander) Photographer: Lani Wong

Theater Review: ‘Second Weekend in September’ at City Lights

The affair in the world premiere in Second Weekend in September, which opened last week at City Lights Theater in San Jose, is smoldering, unique and, yes, even nudity-filled. Best of all, it debunks the stereotypes and cliches so often used to portray the gay lifestyle. While Michael (Christopher...
Frank Langella's Cyrano, City Lights Theater Company

Theater Review: ‘Frank Langella’s Cyrano’ at City Lights Theater

I know all about enormous noses, but unfortunately as Loni can attest I'm not quite the poet. Fortunately though Cyrano does have a way with words and it proves to be a formidable ally in all things love and war. City Lights Theater again does yeoman's work, this time with a...

Things to Do: Shows opening at Bay Area theaters this weekend

It's another barn burner of a weekend for local theater here in the Bay Area, with openings up and down the peninsula. With the nicer weather, now is the perfect time to take in some live stage action!And there is something for everyone, from a musical celebrating the Cotton...