The Father, The Son & The Holy Sh!t

Growing up gay in Des Moines, Iowa in the 1970’s & 80’s, you’re gonna have some stories. But for writer-performer Shadley Grei, his journey has become a one-man show that is truly dazzling in its head-shaking, jaw-dropping truth. The Father, The Son & The Holy Sh!t premiered last night at the Fringe Festival in West Hollywood […]

Peter Pan & Tinker Bell @ The Pasadena Playhouse!

The day after New Year’s Day in Pasadena is a day of recovery. With the Rose Parade the previous day, Colorado Blvd is in a state of shock and everyone is out looking for the perfect place to brunch. But we had a theatrical adventure ahead of us at The Pasadena Playhouse that day, with tickets to see Peter […]

Miscast – Right Singer, Wrong Song

Musical theater begs for satire, and who better to execute it than the performers of Miscast, the five-year-old musical comedy show that lives by the credo: “Right singer, wrong song,” and takes place at Sterling’s Upstairs at The Federal. As I understand it, the mischievously adorable Mandy Kaplan has been assembling a group of new and returning […]

Comic Book Girls Burlesque Show!

When I was a kid I used to strap tin foil to my head and wrists  and pretend to be Wonder Woman, trying to get my skipping rope to loop into a lasso. Let’s just say being a superhero is harder than it looks. Friday night I got to see Wonder Woman live in person […]

Marilyn My Secret

I’m such a sucker for Marilyn Monroe stories. She created a spectacular drama around herself, wherever she went, and whomever she slept with. I remember watching Goodbye Norma Jean as a kid in the 1970’s, and learning for the first time that there were other ways besides merit and hard work to get ahead. Not […]

Deep Throat Sex Scandal!

Not to be confused with the Nixon whistleblower of the same name, the adult film Deep Throat (1972) was the catalyst for a nationwide debate about obscenity and censorship which culminated in a 1976 jury trial in Memphis, Tennesse. The film tackles the then-taboo subject of oral sex, depicting a woman whose clitoris is discovered […]