Tag Archives: Theatre

March 07

‘I Love Lucy’ Live on Stage | March 24 – 25, 2015

it’s 1952 and you are a member of the Desilu Playhouse studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar I Love Lucy episodes. A charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process of this brand new thing called “television,” the Crystaltone Singers perform advertising jingles in perfect 50s style harmony […]

December 01

Review: ‘Wanzie’s Orange Blossom Trail “Living Nativity” Christmas Spectacular’

Actor and playwright Michael Wanzie delivers an all-new holiday classic with Wanzie’s Orange Blossom Trail “Living Nativity” Christmas Spectacular. From the mind that brought you Ladies of Eola Heights and Wanzie’s Glittering Star-Studded A Christmas Carol, Wanzie offers up high-camp, variety-show style numbers and an unedited take on the first Christmas. This unconstrained depiction combines […]

September 24

You Gotta Have Faith: Paloma Faith Returns to the US With a New Tour and Album

With a background in the East End cabaret scene, singer/songwriter and self-confessed “drag queen,” Paloma Faith has plenty of gay pride.  From her dragtastic video for the 2009 single “Stone Cold Sober” to her love of the bears, even referring to herself as “Goldilocks,” there’s no denying. Faith has been an outspoken activist for LGBT […]

June 14

Pillow Biter: Fringe Hit Pillow Talk Debuts at The Footlight Theatre

Not to be confused with the 1955 film, this stage production of Pillow Talk takes you inside the personal lives of two male friends on a road trip who, after a pit stop, learn more about life – and each other – than they ever imagined. Akin to a sitcom about two gay men visiting […]

February 11

Shirley MacLaine brings her legendary life to the Sarasota stage

A dancer, singer, highly regarded actress and metaphysical time traveler, Shirley MacLaine is certainly among Hollywood’s most unique stars. She first captured her LGBT following in 1961’s The Children’s Hour, where she played a teacher who develops feelings for her former classmate, played by Audrey Hepburn. Since then she has appeared on stage and in […]

February 17

Comic strip in three dimensions: gay playwright updates Peanuts

Is Peppermint Patty slinging lumber at Home Depot? Did Sally end up with Linus? Did Charlie Brown ever connect with that football? Is Lucy now a practicing psychiatrist? Bert V. Royal’s Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead explores the angst-filled teen years of Charles M. Shultz’s beloved Peanuts characters. Spirituality, drugs, suicide, eating […]